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Six Patapsco High dancers selected for county schools’ honors ensemble
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:19

Six students in the Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts dance program were selected for the Baltimore County Public Schools All-County Honors Dance Ensemble following auditions on Dec. 8. The six students selected are (from left) senior Elvis Monje, sophomore Kayla Lilly, junior Kayla Pitt, senior Rachel Sacchetti, junior Asia Johnson and junior Maya Grant. They will perform with 21 other students at school and public events.

 
State Highway Administration has responsibility for Merritt Boulevard bicycle lanes
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:16
    Anyone who has been driving on Merritt Boulevard over the past few weeks has probably noticed the bicycle lanes added to the road between Holabird Avenue and Merritt Avenue.
    Bicycle lanes that were not mentioned as part of the Baltimore County bicycle trail for Dundalk, as discussed in the story in the Nov. 20 edition of The Eagle (“County unveils plans for Dundalk bicycle trail, solicits local feedback”).
    It wasn’t an omission. The bicycle lanes on Merritt Boulevard aren’t part of  Baltimore County’s Dundalk bicycle trail.
    Remember all of those annoying lane closures on Merritt Boulevard below Holabird Avenue (and the even more annoying ones that started just before the Holabird Avenue intersection and led to drivers zooming up in the wrong lane and then trying to jam their way into the non-closed lane at the last second, despite there being a zillion signs over the previous mile or so warning of the lane closure ahead? The closures that started below the intersection at least had the traffic light to lend some order to th chaos)?
    According to Kathy Schlabach, Chief of the Strategic Planning Division of the Baltimore County Department of Planning, the Maryland State Highway Administration adds bicycle lanes when it repaves or upgrades a state road.
    Turns out Merritt Boulevard is a state road (its official number is 157). So, in addition to an repaved/upgraded road, we get new bicycle lanes.
   
 
Optimist Club’s Christmas tree sale now under way
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:07
    The Optimist Club of Dundalk’s annual Christmas tree sale is now under way and runs through Sunday, Dec. 21, or until all trees are sold, at the club house, 4528 North Point Blvd.
    Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  A limited number of trees and decorated wreaths will be available; early purchase is recommended.
    Proceeds benefit area youth programs. For more information, call the clubhouse during sale hours at 410-388-0320 or e-mail dundalkoptimist@comcast.net.
 
LIBRARY NEWS
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 11:21
Sollers Point Library News
Free programs at the Baltimore County Public Library’s Sollers Point branch,
323 Sollers Pt. Rd. (Info: 410-887-2485)
 
 
•    Holiday closings: All Baltimore County Public Libraries will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, for Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 25, for Christmas Day and Thursday, Jan. 1, for New Years Day. Libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31.
•    Urban pirate story time, an interactive session with stories, games, songs and treasures for youths of all ages, convenes Saturday, Dec. 20, at 11:30 a.m. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•    Fantasy Flicks for patrons of all ages will be shown every Saturday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call for titles and ratings. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•    Superhero movie Saturday for patrons of all ages meets every Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call the library for titles and ratings. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Teen Tuesdays for youths age 11 to 17 meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. for crafts and activities.
•   Board Game Day for youths ages 6 to 16 meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. Games and snacks provided. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Tech 10, basic technology skills for patrons age 13 and older, meets Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call the library for details.
•   Wii kids gaming for youths ages 5 to 11 meets Fridays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Xbox teen gaming meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 
•   Lego Fun for youths 6 to 12 meets Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Supplies provided. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Preschool Story Time for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult meets Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Activities include stories, songs and bouncing, followed by play time. Registration required.
•   Baby Boosters Story Time for infants and toddlers ages 23 months and younger with an adult meets Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Activities include movement, rhymes, stories and music, followed by play time. Registration required.



North Point Library News
Free programs at the Baltimore County Public Library’s North Point branch,
1716 Merritt Blvd. (Info: 410-887-7255)
 
•   Lego Fun for youths ages 6 to 12 meets Saturday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m. Supplies provided. Registration required. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Lego Mindstorms for youths of all ages meets Monday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. Teams of three will build a robot using Lego robotics kit.
•   Holiday closings: All Baltimore County Public Libraries will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, for Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 25, for Christmas Day and Thursday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day. Libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31.
•   For Youth by Youth, a practical guide for teenage living for youths ages 11 to 17, meets Thursdays at 4 p.m.
•   One-on-One computer help is available for setting up e-mail accounts, online applications and more, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
•   Preschool Story Time for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Activities include stories, songs and bouncing, followed by play time. Registration required.
•   Baby Story Time for toddlers 23 months and younger with an adult meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Activities include stories, songs and rhyming, followed by play time. Registration required.
•   Thursday Knit and Stitch, a drop-in knitting and crocheting group for patrons ages 13 and older meets every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All levels of experience welcome. Bring your own projects or get ideas from the library’s large selection of craft books. This is not a class, but group leader Paula Dixon can answer basic questions.
•   Computer Room for independent work in a quiet environment for patrons ages 13 and older is open Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. A library card is required.

 
 
Four generations in Fresno
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 10:55

Madeline Blevins (right), longtime Watersedge resident, visited her family in Fresno, Calif., recently. Pictured with her (from left) are son David Insular, great-granddaughter Kayla Insular and granddaughter Amber Insular. 

 
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