Supplies and reading drive for U.S. troops underwa
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:11
    Angels Supporting Your Troops, Inc. is now collecting the following supplies for “care packages” for U.S. personnel serving overseas: new or used shower shoes or flip-flops, squeeze pop packs (for frozen push-up pops), individually wrapped tooth brushes, toothpaste, hand wipes, hand sanitizer, packets of facial tissue, foot powder, deodorant and disposable razors. Reading material, including  nonfiction books, comic books and other magazines that are no more than three months old, is also being collected.  
    Donated supplies can be dropped off at 7914 Diehlwood Road, on the picnic table under the side porch. Or, to arrange for a pick-up, contributors can call Irene Spatafore at 410-284-5275.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:28
Local public elementary schools are now registering students for preschool, prekindergarten and kindergarten classes for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents should contact their local school to schedule registration dates. To find the school that serves their community, parents can visit or call  410-887-4215. Schools will remain open during regular business hours Monday to Friday throughout the summer for registration.
    For more information on early childhood programs, visit
Baltimore County Public Schools encourages parents and guardians who must register their students for the 2014-2015 school year to do so as soon as possible. Early registration helps schools plan for staffing and scheduling. Parents or guardians should contact their local schools to schedule a registration appointment. More information on registration is available by calling local schools or at
Red Cross looking for youth volunteers for area blood drives
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:27
The American Red Cross is seeking youths to be greeters and refreshment volunteers at blood drives in central Maryland, which includes Baltimore County.
    The position is for youths who have transportation, enjoy working with people and have excellent customer service skills. The Red Cross requires a commitment of one to two blood drives per month from volunteers.
    One hour orientation sessions will be held in Baltimore County and Baltimore City.
    For more information call 1-800-272-0094 or email
Jean Kettell dancers perform in Florida
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:22

Dancers from the Jean Kettell Studio of Dance on Holabird Avenue were chosen to perform with the Disney Dancin’ Young Performers Workshop at Epcot Center in Orlando, Fla., in July. The production was directed by Chrystal Drew. Standing (from left) with Goofy are Tristan Lott, Christina Tremper, Emma Smelser, Emma Foy, Chrystal Drew, Allison Diveley, Victoria Farrell, Madison McGeee, Kaitlyn McGee, Kelsey Lewis, Madeline Foy and Kaselynn Foot; (middle row) Taylor Lewis, Jasmaine Jenkins, Alexandra McCue, Shawnie Allen, Laney Goldrick, Amylia Pizanis, Chloe Davies, Alexis Drew and Shyanne Roberts; (sitting) Bethany Davies, Kate Bennett, Victoria Unger, Morgan Riffey, Evelyn Mirabile, Kali Young, Melea Munn, Jordan Gontasz, Samantha Smelser and Bridget Diveley. 

Watersedge Fall Fest set for Sept. 5 to
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:18
    The annual Watersedge Fall Festival, sponsored by the Watersedge Recreation Council, will be held Friday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, from 2 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 9 p.m. at Watersedge Waterfront Park. The festival features carnival rides, crafts, games of chance, food and live non-stop music.
    The music lineup for Friday starts with 24 Karat (top 40) from 6 to 7:15 p.m. followed by Guilty as Charged (classic and alternative rock) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, Abi Rose Band (country, rock and Motown) takes the stage from 2 to 4 p.m. with Revolver (rock) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Richard and the Roadrunners (classic rock and variety) from 7 to 10 p.m. On Sunday, the Watersedge Dancers (tap and ballet) perform from 2 to 3 p.m. followed by Tidewater (classic and contemporary country) from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Scarlet Angel, a female rock-and-roll band, from 7 to 9 p.m.
    Advance ride wristbands are now available for $14 at the Watersedge Community Center, 7894 Dundalk Ave., evenings during football or soccer practices, or by calling Todd Smith at 410-285-8090, through Friday, Sept. 5, at 5 p.m. The ride wristbands will sell at the regular price during the festival.
    Admission and parking is free. For more information, contact Todd Smith at the number above. 
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