Complied by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 09:06
By Nicole Rodman
  • 40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of April 3, 1975):

Residents of North Point Village voiced complaints after it came to light that the North Point Drive-In Theatre was playing movies with violence and nudity on screens that were fully visible to children in homes and recreational areas near the theater. According to the complaints, the movies were clearly visible from the nearby North Point Rollarena, nearby ball fields and Battle Grove Elementary school. The supervisor of the theater vowed to do a better job screening movies prior to running them.

Thelma Poniatowski and Joyce West were honored as March Volunteers of the Month by the North Point Village Recreation Council.

Dundalk Community College (now CCBC Dundalk) began construction of a $2 million Learning Resource Center. The building, slated for completion in 1976, was the third major building to be erected on the new 60-acre campus. The two other buildings were a Classroom Building and an Administration Building. 

  • 30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of March 28, 1985):

About 50 Dundalk residents came together on March 20 to select a streetscape plan for the Dundalk Village Shopping Center and adjoining Dundalk Avenue commercial district. The residents chose a $1.9 million plan that called for new lighting, sidewalks, landscaping and benches, as well as 130 additional parking spaces for shoppers. The plan called for landscaping work to begin in the spring, with streetscaping work to begin in 1986.

Parishioners of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church honored Father Charles Muth during a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of his ordination on March 24. Muth ministered at St. Rita from 1945 to 1967.

Two schools were burglarized within three days of each other; in each case, an electric typewriter was taken. An unknown suspect broke into Holabird Middle School on March 22 and stole a Panasonic typewriter and a small radio. Three days later, someone forced open a window at Charlesmont Elementary School and got away with an electric typewriter worth $350. Police had no suspects as of press time.

  • 20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of March 30, 1995):

Target, Inc. expressed interest in opening a store in the vacant lot behind the Denny's restaurant on Merritt Boulevard. On March 13, the Baltimore County Development Review Committee approved an exemption allowing the company to skip the public input process and proceed directly to the application process. A spokesperson for Target indicated that the company hoped to build a 90,000-square-foot store employing between 125 and 150 people. The company aimed to open the store by July 1996. The store, of course, was never built.

The Dundalk Knights of Columbus Council presented members of Dundalk Fire Station 6 with an award on March 16 in recognition of the station's service to the community and to the council.

The Dundalk Soccer Club '79 defeated Ocean City 5-2 to capture the 17-and-under championship of the Ocean City St. Patrick's Indoor Tournament.

  • 10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of March 31, 2005):

Dante Cook of Dundalk Elementary School, Amanda Johnson of Eastwood Elementary Magnet School and Blair Jones of Patapsco High School were selected to receive scholarships from the Carson Scholars Fund. The fund, started by famed Baltimore neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, honors students in grades 4 through 12.

Battle Grove Elementary student Katie Patro planned, organized and implemented a school fundraiser to benefit survivors of a tsunami that devastated southeast Asia in December 2004. At the conclusion of the two-week fundraiser, Patro had raised $150 to be donated to UNICEF.

The United Football Club Rules soccer team won their division title in the under-14 league at the Freestate Arena in White Marsh.

 compiled by Nicole Rodman