High school journalism award contest now open
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 11:58
    The Maryland/Delaware/District of Columbia Press Foundation is now accepting applications for its Michael S. Powell High School Journalist of the Year award. The annual award honors an outstanding staff member of a Maryland, Delaware or District of Columbia high school newspaper (print or online) with a $1,500 cash scholarship.
    Applicants must be seniors. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to study journalism in college. The winner will be selected by a panel of editors from MDDC member publications and will be notified by early March. The presentation of the award takes place at the MDDC Editorial Awards ceremony on Friday, May, 1, at the Westin BWI Hotel.
    To apply, applicants must:
•   Submit an autobiographical statement explaining publication activities
•   Submit five published articles on either PDF or URL links
•   Obtain a letter of recommendation from applicant’s publication advisor.
    Application materials are available online at Entries must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30.
    For more information, call member services coordinator Jennifer Thornberry at 855-721-6332, ext. 2.
CCBC spring class registration, new student orientation
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 11:24
    Online registration for Community College of Baltimore County spring credit classes is now available at through Sunday, Feb. 1. The spring semester begins Monday, Feb. 2.
    In-person registration will also be available at CCBC Dundalk and CCBC Essex on Fridays, Jan. 23 and 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays, Jan. 24 and 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 1, from noon to 5 p.m.
    A schedule of classes is available at Call 443-840-2222 for more information about registering.
    CCBC is also offering new student orientation sessions for prospective or new students enrolled in credit classes for the spring semester. New student orientations help reduce anxiety by introducing participants to campus resources, teachers, staff and current students. Sessions also include a tour of the campus.
    CCBC Dundalk will host a new student orientation session on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the student lounge of the College Community Center, 7200 Sollers Point Road.  CCBC Essex will host sessions on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 6 to 8:30 pm. and Friday, Jan. 30, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in room 120 of the Administration Building, 7201 Rossville Blvd.
    Registration for the sessions is required. To register, visit Students do not have to be enrolled at the locations where they will be attending orientation.
    For more information on the orientation sessions, call 443-840-3847 or e-mail   

County police accepting cadet and officer applications
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 11:11
    The Baltimore County Police Department is accepting applications for police cadet and police officer through Friday, Feb. 27.  Candidates interested in either  positions can apply by visiting www.
    Candidates for police cadet must be between 17-and-a-half and 20-and-a-half years old. Police officer candidates must be age 21 by the time they graduate from the police academy.
    An information session for men and women interested in either position will be held Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road. Space is limited, and registration is required. To register, visit the website listed above.
    For more information, call the Baltimore County Police Recruitment Unit at 410-887-5542.
Activist Bryan Stevenson to speak at CCBC on Feb. 26
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 11:10
    As part of the President’s Distinguished African-American lecture series, CCBC Dundalk will host Bryan Stevenson, a founding leader of the movement against mass incarceration in the U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. in the John E. Ravekes Theater, 7200 Sollers Point Road. Stevenson is a MacArthur Fellow and established the Equal Justice Initiative. The event is free and open to the public.
Married for 60 years
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 11:10

Beverly and Dean Smith of Dundalk celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 16th with family at Parker’s Restaurant in White Marsh. The couple have lived in Dundalk since their marriage in 1955.  They have three children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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