Wednesday, August 31, 2011

RFES open Thursday

Per BCPS Facebook page. Also, Mrs. Deise says there will be no gradual entry for kindergarten; all students should be there Thursday.
https://www.facebook.com/BaltCoPS

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Tonight's Rodgers Forge board meeting cancelled

http://rodgersforgecommunity.blogspot.com/2011/08/tonights-rfc-meeting-is-cancelled.html

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

RFES Back to School Night will be September 13

Details at the PTA website.


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Rodgers Forge and West Towson closed Wednesday; many other schools open

From the BCPS Facebook page:

All but 16 elementary schools will be open tomorrow, August 31. Closed will be: Chadwick, Featherbed Lane, Fifth District, Fort Garrison, Johnnycake, Oakleigh, Pinewood, Pot Springs, Riderwood, Ridge Ruxton, Rodgers Forge, Seneca, Timonium, Victory Villa, West Towson, and Winand ES.

All but three middle schools will open August 31. Lansdowne, Parkville, and Ridgely MS will be closed.

All Baltimore County high schools will be open for students tomorrow, Wednesday, August 31.

https://www.facebook.com/BaltCoPS


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Rodgers Forge board meeting Wednesday night

RFCA meeting will be Wednesday, August 31, at 7:00 PM. Councilman David Marks is scheduled to speak. The meeting is scheduled to be held in the cafeteria of Rodgers Forge Elementary, but the location will be moved if the school is closed because of power outages, per the RFCA blog.
Update: RFES will be closed Wednesday.



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Sewage spills into waterways

This is only a little horrifying:


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Monday, August 29, 2011

Back to School Night at RFES postponed

Details here:  http://www.rodgersforgepta.org/2011/08/back-to-school-night-postponed.html


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Baltimore County schools closed tomorrow

www.BCPS.org

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BCPS fields closed for Towson Rec tonight

PUBLIC SCHOOL FIELDS CLOSED TO ALL TOWSON RECREATION COUNCIL ACTIVITIES MONDAY, AUGUST 29TH.

Baltimore County Public Schools has closed ALL county school fields to Rec Council activities on Monday, August 29. BCPS owns and manages all school fields, therefore Rec and Parks and the Towson Recreation Council must abide by their decision. If your child's team practices at a school-- Rodgers Forge ES, Riderwood ES, Stoneleigh ES, Dumbarton MS, or Towson HS-- his/her practice is cancelled tonight.

HOWEVER, Towson parks--Glendale, Overlook, Forge Park, and Meadowood--are under the jurisdiction of County Rec and Parks. A decision to open these fields, based on actual site by site field conditions, will be made by Rec and Parks personnel at 4 pm this afternoon. If your child practices at a Towson park, they may have practice tonight.


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Rodgers Forge sweep postponed

Until week of September 12, per Councilman David Marks.

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reminder: Councilman Marks to discuss rats at next RF board meeting

From the councilman: "I'm going to speak at the August 31st meeting with a representative from Code Enforcement. We'll talk about the results of the broader sweep in August and what steps the community can take to reduce any likelihood of rats."


The meeting will be Aug. 31 at 7:00 pm at the RFES cafeteria. All Rodgers Forge residents are welcome to attend.


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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Change in gradual entrance for Kindergarten at Rodgers Forge

For RFES families with children entering Kindergarten, here is the scoop from Principal Deise on how the gradual entry will be affected by tomorrow's weather-related closure:

Monday gradual entrance students will be invited to come on Tuesday to make it fair for all the children. It will be the choice of the parents. All Kindergarten students will report on Wednesday. If a Monday gradual entrance student is unable to accept the invitation to come Tuesday, the youngster will not be considered absent.

Of course, school could be closed Tuesday, too, depending on how many outages and blocked roads remain. I am glad I'm not a teacher or administrator this week and having to deal with all this!


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Baltimore County schools closed tomorrow

Recorded message from superintendent says 65 schools are without power and many roads are closed, so all county schools will be closed on Monday, August 29.


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How'd you fare in the hurricane?


We have power and as far as I can tell no damage (although our Comcast internet service is spotty), but I know other blocks in Rodgers Forge and Towson are lights out. And with this wind I suppose there could be more outages. Anything major where you are?

Traffic alert from Rob of COP this morning: Tree across the road near the top of 200 block Murdock and tree across the road outside house in 6800 block of Blenheim near Murdock. Both incidents had been reported to County Roads as of 5am


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Friday, August 26, 2011

Sign up for PTA updates

Rodgers Forge Elementary families:

The PTA has re-done its website and is asking people to sign up to receive updates from the site. There will be paper sign-up sheets available at Back to School Night on August 30 (if Irene hasn't washed away the school) but why not save a step and just do it now?

Go to the main PTA page and enter your email in the box that says, "Sign up for email updates."


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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Oh, Irene!

I was chatting with a friend last night and she mentioned that Tropical Storm Isabel closed schools for a week in 2003. Any insight or wild guesses on how Irene might affect the whole back-to-school season?

PS: Councilman David Marks just sent out this email about emergency preparedness, and I also just received an ominous call, as I'm sure you did, from BGE urging people to get ready for several power-free days.

With the recent earthquake and the threat of a hurricane, I wanted to remind you of Baltimore County's emergency preparedness Web Site. This site contains helpful information on how to prepare for emergencies, as well as what to do in the event of pending natural disasters.

Additionally, if you are on Twitter, I encourage you to sign up for updates at www.twitter.com/BACOemergency.

Finally, the National Weather Service Web Site has specific information about the pending arrival of Hurricane Irene. That site can be accessed here: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/.

--Councilman David Marks


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Capping enrollment at West Towson

Gee, I wonder which school will get all the extra students? 

Sun: At last night's Baltimore County school board meeting, administrators said that if more students continue to enroll at West Towson this fall, they may cap the enrollment. Such an action would mean that families who move into the area zoned for West Towson would not be allowed to go there, but would be sent to another school. ...
http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/education/blog/2011/08/school_system_may_cap_enrollme.html

http://towson.patch.com/articles/bcps-considers-enrollment-cap-at-west-towson-elementary


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Soccer Clinic for 4 and 5 year olds at St. Pius


Attention families of 4 and 5 year old boys and girls (Pre-K and Kindergarten): Sign-up has begun and will be available to all interested families [open to all; not just church members]. Games take place on Friday evenings from 6:00-7:00 PM September 16 through October 28 on the fields behind St. Pius X School.


Please contact Rob Peace (410-372-0802) or eliaspeace@yahoo.com for more information, or if you are interested in volunteering as a coach. No experience is necessary, and no extra time will be required. Information/registration flyers will also be available in the church vestibules.

A direct link to the registration site can be found here.


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Note from Towson University about pipe work tonight


Dear Rodgers Forge Neighbors:

Construction on the new Tiger Arena (Towson Center addition) continues to move on schedule for a Spring 2013 opening date.  

As a courtesy, I want to inform you that crews are diligently working on infrastructure and ground work at this time.  During normal business and construction hours (7 a.m. until 7p.m.),  you may have noticed a great deal of excavation and backfilling to prepare for extensive work on water valves that travel throughout the existing Towson Center. Between 6 p.m. and no later than 9 p.m. TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 24, 2011,  the contractor will be performing a crucial cut to a water valve with a gas-powered saw that may or may not be heard beyond the  property line.  This task is expected to take 30 minutes.  

We asked the contractor and our existing Athletics staff/programs to make special arrangements to prevent this cut from occurring overnight in order to minimize any possible disruption to your community. We are notifying you of this work because of it is an exception to our normal construction hours, but of extreme importance to the overall construction and timeline of the Tiger Arena project.

As we have done in this scenario, we will continue to work with the contractors to minimize noise and disruption associated with the construction of the arena--including complete the project in a timely fashion.  

Thank you for your continued patience and support. Please do not hesitate to reach me if you have any questions.

Marina H. Cooper
Assistant to the President for External Relations and Communications
Office of the President
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21052-0001


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Fires

Rob of Citizens on Patrol says: A dumpster at RFES was torched a little after 9:00 last night. I discovered an empty 5oz bottle of lighter fluid by a tree next to the hard court around 7 a.m. Police were notified. Also, there was a vehicle fire at the Rodgers Forge Apartment complex around 2p.m. I'm not sure if that was a deliberate fire or an engine fire.


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Renaissance Festival begins this weekend


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Reminder: Rodgers Forge code-violation sweep coming up

Details here:
 http://rodgersforgecommunity.blogspot.com/2011/07/baltimore-county-code-enforcement.html


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Butterfly workshop at Cromwell Valley

Join us for an afternoon all about butterflies - observing, identifying, and starting a collection. Randy Voith will be sharing the collection he started as a youngster in Baltimore.Dress for the weather! Ages: Adults & kids 6+. Reservations required. $2 members/$4 nonmembers. Willow Grove Nature Education Center. August 27. http://cromwellvalleypark.org/scheduleOfEvents.html


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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

EARTHQUAKE?

What the ... did you feel that?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/earthquake-rattles-washington-east-coast/2011/08/23/gIQAdypEZJ_blog.html


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A good reminder for our kids about bullying

A friend of mine just posted this on Facebook, and it wouldn't hurt to remind our kids the right way to treat one another. And I am not kidding when I say that I want people to let me know if they ever hear my kids saying anything like this so we can have a Little Talk:

"Thought for the new school year: The girl you just called fat? Has been starving herself. The boy you called stupid? Has a learning disability and studies 4 hours a night. The girl you just called ugly? Puts on make-up, hoping people will like her & calls herself ugly when you're not around to do it. The boy you just tripped? Already gets abused enough at home. The girl you called a loser? Will be calling herself a loser for the rest of her life."


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Monday, August 22, 2011

Learn more about the Handel Children's Choir


The Handel Children’s Choir of Baltimore is looking for more singers and asked me to share this with you all:

Sing, Sing Together with The Handel Children’s Choir of Baltimore, a diverse group of singers from Baltimore City and County, performing choral music from a variety of traditions several times a year. Our children perform at our concerts and for other organizations and institutions in the Baltimore area. Our choirs are for the following ages:

Music Maker – K & 1st grade
Treble Choir – 2nd – 5th grade
Concert Choir – 6th – 12th grade

Come to our Meet and Greet time at the home of Susan Schnering to meet Miss Susan and Mr. Joey, and to audition for our choirs. Call or e-mail to let us know you are coming and for more information.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 25
Time: 5:00, 5:15, 5:30 Auditions (very informal)
5:45 – 6:15 – Meet and Greet and learn about our Choirs

Call: Susan at 410-435-2078 or HandelChildrensChoir@gmail.com.


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FBI launches Child ID app

A Rodgers Forgian told me about this new app:

"You're shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly disappears. A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful. What do you do? 

Now there's a free new tool from the FBI that can help. Our just launched Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the FBI—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks. 

The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing."  More info here.


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Fresh Market opens this week in Towson

Across from the mall on Dulaney Valley Road, opening August 24. I wonder if the second recession that economists say is coming will hurt its business. On that note, this article in the NYT, "Even Marked Up, Luxury Goods Fly Off Shelves," is pretty interesting.


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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Free jazz at Cylburn

Free concert at Cylburn on August 24. Details here (scroll down at main page): http://www.cylburnassociation.org/index.html


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Another cleat exchange this Tuesday

Update: We will be doing another exchange night next Tuesday [August 23]. Same place same time. If you didn't get a chance to come out last night, bring your cleats next week!

From Towson Rec: Need cleats for your youth soccer player? Have a pile of outgrown cleats in the closet? Wouldn’t it make sense to just exchange your child’s used (but-clean-and-in-good condition) cleats for a bigger sized pair?

Come to the first annual TRC Cleat exchange--Tuesday, August 16th from 5:30-8 pm at the Rodgers Forge ES activity room (east side of the building). Bring a pair of clean used cleats and pick out a pair of bigger cleats to take home with you. It’s that simple!

Cleats can be brought to the event or dropped off/exchanged prior to Tuesday at the bin at the TRC office door on the side of Dumbarton Middle School between 9 and 3 pm. Exchange tickets will be available at the drop off.

Cleats can also be donated without exchange. All left over cleats will be donated to charity. Any questions, contact Jennifer Bolster at mjbolster@yahoo.com or (410)321-4467.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summer snow day for the polar bears


The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is giving the polar bears a snow day in August, courtesy of Baltimore City Recreation and Parks and the Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena. The Zamboni shavings from Monday, Aug. 22, and the early morning shaving on Tuesday, Aug. 23 will be picked up and brought to the Zoo by Zoo staff. Approximately 2,000 pounds of ice shavings will be placed in the polar bear exhibit and at 10:30 a.m., the bears will come out to see a little winter wonderland in their exhibit.

The public is also invited to see this fun example of “cool” summertime enrichment for the bears! Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.


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Friday, August 19, 2011

Police to crack down on unofficial dog park at Dumbarton Middle

Good Day,

Please get the word out to the residents of the Rodgers Forge Community, especially those who own dogs, that between the Officers of Towson Precinct and the Animal Control Office for Baltimore County, we will be stepping up enforcement of the "Leash Laws" and "School Grounds" due to complaints received from those who use the athletic fields between Rodgers Forge Elementary School and Dumbarton Middle School.

We understand this has long been an issue on these fields, however people were not complaining to us in the past whereas now they are, with both calls to our 911 Center and Animal Control plus letters to Police Headquarters. At issue are safety and health concerns, persons utilizing the fields-both adults and juveniles-do not know how friendly or dangerous some of these dogs may be as they're void of direct owner control via the leash and when these dogs relieve themselves the owners are not right there to clean up and thus feces are left on the grounds creating unhealthy conditions for those playing on the fields.

Pet owners need to have their pets on leashes when outside their homes, they cannot have their pets roaming areas that are posted "No Pets" or "No Dogs" and they need to pick up after their pets when they relieve themselves. Failure to abide to these laws can result in Citations, Court appearances and fines.

Thank You,
Sgt Stephen Fink

On a related note, Councilman Marks is helping get a dog park in Perry Hall; maybe Rodgers Forgians could work with him to get one in this area, too. Also, the dog park in Robert E. Lee Park is set to open in October.


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Towson traffic circle will be closed Sunday night

For roadwork; details in Patch.


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Another variance request for a Rodgers Forge home



Some homeowners on the 300 block of Murdock have requested a zoning variance in order to fix up the screened-in porch in the back of their home and to also add glass walls and sliding glass doors to it in order to make it a 3-season porch. Because they plan to add glass, that makes it an "enclosed" structure and requires a variance; no variance is required for non-enclosed structures. The roof of the porch is said to be in disrepair and could collapse soon.

I spoke to one of the homeowners, Frank Meyer, and he said he was unaware of the recent case at 300 Hopkins in which the Rodgers Forge board formally opposed the variance and which the judge ultimately denied. (Read about that case here.) I have not yet learned if the board plans to oppose this variance as well.

"We're just trying to maintain our property value and that helps the entire community," he said. "Why anyone would make an effort against that seems to me to be ill directed."


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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kate Fleming at Ryan's daughter this Friday

Kate Fleming will be playing at Ryan's Daughter this Friday night, August 19th, 8:30 p.m. - close. Getting back into the swing of things this with lots of music and joviality. http://www.facebook.com/kate.h.fleming


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Are you missing a bike?

From Craigslist: Found small boy's bike near a dumpster in the Rodgers Forge Apts. Didn't want the trash man to get it. If you can identify the bike (brand and color) you can pick it up. Call or text Pat at (410) 336-0364.


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Pierce's Park needs your help


Pierce's Park, which is going to be a great park/oasis by the Inner Harbor, is seeking volunteers to help build willow tunnels Aug 23-26.  New York willow artist Bonnie Gale will be on hand to teach volunteers how to construct with willow branches and create the structures.  Each tunnel is 25 feet long and tall enough for kids to run through.  A living play structure!  

Volunteers will be working in shifts- either 9-12 or 1-4, or as much as they can commit.  Kids welcome with an adult helper.  We are still seeking volunteers for most shifts.  Info on the park can be found at piercespark.org.  To volunteer contact Emily Hiller at Emily.Hiller@Gmail.com.


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Gino's opens in Towson today

Info here. Here's what someone on their Facebook page said about the opening: "We all know some nuts will camp out for hours hoping to get the 1st Giant at 11am with all the TV cameras around. I think it would be funny to pick a few up in King of Prussia the day before and come strolling past the long line in the parking lot at 10:55 eating one." Hee hee. ... It's located at 8600 LaSalle Rd, Towson, MD 21286 (near that Applebee's.)


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Monday, August 15, 2011

Latest crime report

Lots of burglaries this week, including one on Regester in RF. Read the report here.

Also, a note from the police:

"Don't take anybody's word that they work for BGE -- ALWAYS request identification and contact BGE if still a question. BGE employees will welcome the request and the company encourages customers to call to verify their employees, contact information is usually included in the monthly bill.

Secure any outbuildings--garages, sheds, etc--on your property and if something cannot be locked do not leave valuable property inside if it cannot be secured another way. Don't leave valuables in plain sight in your vehicle. I know we all want the convenience of leaving things where they are and coming back to them later but the fact is others will find these things and take them from us so we must do better at securing our valuables.

Thanks, Sgt Fink"


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Tax-free week in Maryland

Are you taking advantage of tax-free clothing and shoes this week? Or thinking, "Meh..."? Kid to Kid consignment store, by the way, is marking it's summer stuff way down this week.


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Free showing of Pirates of the Caribbean at Kenilworth this Friday



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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Can playgrounds be too safe?

New York Times: When seesaws and tall slides and other perils were disappearing from New York’s playgrounds, Henry Stern drew a line in the sandbox. As the city’s parks commissioner in the 1990s, he issued an edict concerning the 10-foot-high jungle gym near his childhood home in northern Manhattan. 


“I grew up on the monkey bars in Fort Tryon Park, and I never forgot how good it felt to get to the top of them,” Mr. Stern said. “I didn’t want to see that playground bowdlerized. I said that as long as I was parks commissioner, those monkey bars were going to stay.”


His philosophy seemed reactionary at the time, but today it’s shared by some researchers who question the value of safety-first playgrounds. Even if children do suffer fewer physical injuries — and the evidence for that is debatable — the critics say that these playgrounds may stunt emotional development, leaving children with anxieties and fears that are ultimately worse than a broken bone. Read full story here.


Do you agree playgrounds need to let kids take more risks? Or do you wish you could have your kid wear a helmet while going down the slides? 


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Budget doesn't look good for Baltimore County schools

Read about the "doom and gloom" in this Sun article.


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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Beware of Towson traffic tangle this week

Details here.


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Friday, August 12, 2011

Meteor shower this weekend

Details here: http://towson.patch.com/articles/weekend-meteor-shower-how-space-junk-becomes-natural-fireworks?ncid=M255


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Perrydell Dairy = fun day trip


A friend just posted this on Facebook: "Baltimore friends with young kids, if you are looking for a little outing before school starts, Perrydell Dairy just south of York was great. Cows, a mini corn maze & ice cream. Nearby is Richard Nixon park, which has a really nice nature center and short but pretty hiking trails."    http://www.perrydellfarm.com/


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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hot August Blues & Roots Festival


August 20 at Oregon Ridge Park


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Great American Backyard Campout, Aug. 20

Join Irvine and the rest of America for a night of sleeping under the stars in this National Wildlife Federation partnership program. Enjoy Irvine's campsite with the whole family and experience remarkable twilight activities. Details here.


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Board of Education revises rule for school use

Making it easier for PTAs and others to host festivals, etc. Read about it in Patch.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

TRC is still accepting registrations for Girls U12 Soccer

Towson Recreation Council has room for more girls to play soccer in its U12 league this fall.  They are still accepting registrations!  They hope to start practices on August 27.   To sign up, click here TRC Girls Soccer Registration

-- posted by Belinda


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Kids eat free at IHOP

Thanks for sharing, Maria! (I think I've actually only been to an IHOP once or twice in my life and that was on road trips. Am I missing out?)


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"Who's ready to laugh???!!!"

Because I thought these were pretty funny...



Find more here.


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Backyard Science Days this weekend

When: Sat, Aug 13 and Sun, Aug 14
Time: Noon - 4:00pm
Location: Maryland Science Center
Cost: Free with paid admission

Science can happen in a lab, science can happen in space and science can happen in your own back yard! Come to the Maryland Science Center's 6th annual Backyard Science Days for a day of animal encounters and hands-on activities.

Stomp on stomp rockets, race vegetables and learn about the science that lives right outside your back door. Whether you like slimy or furry, snakes or turtles, bugs or birds – you are sure to run into your favorite neighborhood critter.

Backyard Science Days will put visitors face-to-face with a Big Brown bat from North America and hear its high-pitched echolocation with a bat detector, see fruit bats from Africa and Asia, and meet the largest bat in the world, the Gigantic Flying Fox Bat from Malaysia with a six-foot wingspan in Rob Mies’s famed Bat Encounters show.

Come to the Science Center for a look at science you can do right outside your back door and meet the many creatures who live in your neighborhood. All activities free with paid admission, and free for members.



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Monday, August 8, 2011

Tires slashed?

I've heard from two separate people in the past week who have had their tires slashed in RF recently. Has this happened to you? And if so, be sure to report it to police.


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Helicopter over Rodgers Forge tonight

Thanks to those of you who wrote asking me about the helicopter; I didn't even hear it. Police say they were looking for a missing person, who has now been found. All is fine and no one was in danger.


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Latest crime report

Read it here.


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Lego Fun at library

August 15 at Cockeysville branch
August 20 at Towson branch
http://www.bcpl.info/yolib/datelines-co.html


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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Free jazz at Cylburn

Free concert at Cylburn on August 10. Details here (scroll down at main page): http://www.cylburnassociation.org/index.html


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Beagle found at Giant

Update: Microchip worked; dog is home. 

From a nearby resident: "My daughter found this male beagle at the York Road Giant. He is well-fed, well behaved. We are going to Falls Road Animal Hospital to see if he has a microchip." (Red collar and leash belong to the person who found him.) Post a comment below if he's yours or if you have info.


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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Octopus and camouflage; one of the craziest things I've ever seen

From Science Friday: When marine biologist Roger Hanlon captured the first scene in this video he started screaming. (If you need to see it again, here's the raw footage.) Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, studies camouflage in cephalopods--squid, cuttlefish and octopus. They are masters of optical illusion. These are some of Hanlon's top video picks of sea creatures going in and out of hiding.


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Friday, August 5, 2011

A glimmer of hope for those who favor elected school boards

There's some traction on the idea of a partially elected school board in Baltimore County. Read about it here.


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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Stoneleigh Elementary addition moves up the priority list

Read about it in Patch.


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National Night Out

Here's a shot from Tuesday's National Night Out. Thanks to all the Citizens on Patrol volunteers who make our streets safer!



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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Repertory film schedule, at The Charles


This looks pretty great. 

Sat, 8/6 (Noon); Mon, 8/8 (7 PM); Thurs, 8/11 (9 PM).
JAWS (1975, New Print)

Sat, 8/13; Mon, 8/15; Thurs, 8/18.
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

Sat, 8/20; Mon, 8/22; Thurs, 8/25.
E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

Sat, 8/27; Mon, 8/29; Thurs, 9/1.
THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

Sat, 9/3; Mon, 9/5; Thurs, 9/8.
CLUNY BROWN (1946, Ernst Lubitsch)

Sat, 9/10; Mon, 9/12; Thurs, 9/15.
BRIEF ENCOUNTER (1945)

Sat, 9/17; Mon, 9/19; Thurs, 9/22.
SMALL CHANGE

Sat, 9/24; Mon, 9/26; Thurs, 9/29.
ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS

Sat, 10/1; Mon, 10/3; Thurs, 10/6.
SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER

Sat, 10/8, Mon, 10/10; Thurs, 10/13.
THE SOFT SKIN

Sat, 10/15; Mon, 10/17; Thurs, 10/20.
LE RAYON VERT [SUMMER]

Sat, 10/22; Mon, 10/24. No Thursday Show!
4 ADVENTURES OF REINETTE AND MIRABELLE

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Upcoming Closure of Cromwell Bridge Road

From Councilman David Marks: "I wanted to let you know of a road closure in the Parkville/Towson area.  BGE will be removing two trees along Cromwell Bridge Road that have been deemed hazardous to the road and to BGE facilities.  In order to effectively facilitate their removal, BGE will need to use a crane. Because of the width of the crane and the size of the working area, the road will be fully closed during the time the crane will be in operation.

As a result, Cromwell Bridge Road between Oakleigh Road and Satyr Hill Road will be closed on Saturday, August 13th. If heavy rain precludes working on the 13th, August 14th will be used as a back-up day. My understanding is that the work will begin at 9 a.m., and wrap-up by 4 p.m.  Signs will be posted a few days before the closure.

I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but wanted to let you know about this as soon as I found out about it."


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Lantern making at Irvine on August 7

Join expert lantern makers from Nana Projects to create a glowing luminary inspired by twinkling fireflies and the soft glow of the moon. Let your light shine afterwards during a night walk! Ages 4 and up. For more info, click here.


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Monday, August 1, 2011

Explore Hemlock Gorge at Irvine, August 6


Spend a summer morning in the shady woods of the Gunpowder Falls' Hemlock Gorge in northern Baltimore County. Search along the river under the hemlocks for wildflowers, ferns, birds and other wildlife. More info here.


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Latest crime report

Includes the assault on Heathfield, and a garage break-in on Murdock. Read it here.


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Zoo has discounted prices on Tuesdays, open late Thursdays


The Zoo is offering reduced admission on Tuesdays and by popular demand, the Zoo will be open until 7:00 pm on Thursdays.

Each Tuesday during August, the Zoo will offer a 25% discount on admission for tickets purchased at the gate, and each visitor will get a coupon for a free frozen popsicle or ice cream treat, redeemable at The Village Green. On Tuesdays we will also be highlighting some of our summer animal enrichment programs, and keepers will be on hand to talk to visitors about how they keep the animals cool in the summer.

The featured Tuesday enrichment schedule is:
· 10:30: Otter enrichment -- could be a pile of ice, ice treat, misters, sprinkler and a keeper will be available to talk to visitors.
· 11:30: Elephant enrichment will immediately follow the WILD encounter at 11:00 am.
· 2:15: Chimp enrichment during keeper chat will be smoothies, ice treats, sprinkler or another cool surprise.
· 2:30: Polar Bear enrichment during keeper chat, most likely ice treat or pile of ice.

On Thursdays in August, the Zoo will stay open late – until 7:00 pm – so people can visit into the early evening when temperatures should be cooling off just a bit. Prices will dip too, with tickets available for 50% off after 4:00 pm at the Main Gate. Guests can tour the zoo, listen to some live music and enjoy happy hour in the Jones Falls Zephyr Train Station. Bring the whole family, or make it a date night! http://www.marylandzoo.org/2011/07/beat-the-heat-august/


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