Boy Scout district starting special needs programs
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 13:45
    The Chesapeake District of the Boy Scouts of America is setting up three units for southeastern Baltimore County youths with special needs.
    Cub Scout Pack 117, for boys ages 6 to 10, Boy Scout Troop 117, for boys ages 10 and older, and Venture Crew 117, for males and females ages 14 to 20 are intended to provide opportunities for outdoor activity, community service and the personal accomplishment of scouting to special-needs youths.
    For more information call Rich Gambrill at 410-335-8435 or Tony DeRuggiero at 410-687-1675.
Info on old-time baseball photo sought
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 13:45

Does anyone recognize the players and/or team in this photo? It is believed to have been taken in Sparrows Point in the early 1920s. The woman who found the photo has identified her great uncle, Nim Whitehead (front, third from right) and would like to know more about the baseball team pictured. Anyone who has information regarding this photo is asked to call Patricia Dugger at CCBC Dundalk at 443-840-3115.

Lacks group sponsors essay contest for students
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 13:44
    The Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group is sponsoring an essay contest in anticipation of Black History Month.
    The contest is open to all middle and high school students, as well as home-schooled students, in Baltimore County and Baltimore City.
    Students may choose to write an expository essay or letter or create a five-minute video clip.
    Students can respond to one of two essay prompts.
    The first prompt asks students to answer the following question: “How has the use of Henrietta Lacks’ cells affected you or your family?”
    Alternately, students can respond to the prompt “If Mrs. Lacks were here today, I would write a letter to her telling her ....”
    All entries must be typed and written in English.     
    Middle school submissions should be 200 to 350 words. High school submissions should be 250 to 500 words.
    Essays should include the following information: name of student, name of school, grade level, name of teacher, email address of teacher and address of student.
    The deadline for essay submissions is Wednesday, Dec. 31, at midnight.
    Entries should be e-mailed to
    For more information, write to the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group at P.O. Box 21882, Turner Station, MD 21222, email or visit
Coat drive at Best Western set for Nov. 22
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 13:42
    Be Warm Baltimore, a coat drive sponsored by Epic Church, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Best Western Hotel, 5625 O’Donnell St.
    Coats, hats and gloves of all sizes
for children and adults will be distributed. If possible, prospective attendees
are asked to register online at www. Persons receiving coats must be present. Coffee, hot chocolate and prayer will also be available for those in need.
    Volunteers and donations are needed for the coat drive. Clean, previously-owned coats, hats and gloves will be collected at Best Western Travel Lodge at the above address, Spunk Fitness, 8502 Kelso Drive in Essex, Cash Mart, 700B, Merritt Blvd, or Signal 88 Security Maryland, 11605 Crossroads Circle in White Marsh. The final day to donate is Friday, Nov. 21. Prospective volunteers are asked to visit
Financial fitness class offered at Eastpoint Mall Nov. 25
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 13:05
    The Eastside Community Development Corporation, Inc. (ECDC) is offering a free financial fitness class, Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at its office in Eastpoint Mall. ECDC is a HUD-approved nonprofit counseling agency.
    The class will help residents understand money and credit management, fair housing and tenant laws and more. Participants will learn practical skills for gaining control over personal finances, renting an apartment or buying a house. Following the program, ECDC will contact property managers to verify participation in the program.
    To register for class, call 410-284-9861.

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