In Baltimore CountyCare of the Earth to hold meeting...

City/County Digest

September 13, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Care of the Earth to hold meeting focused on agriculture

TOWSON -- The Care of the Earth Task Group will hold a session on community-supported agriculture from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Cromwell Valley Park.

The event includes a shared meal at 12: 30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a dish and their own plates and utensils.

Reservations are required. Information: 410-887-2503.

Humane Society will offer orientation for volunteers

REISTERSTOWN -- The Humane Society of Baltimore County will hold an orientation session for those interested in volunteering at 1 p.m. Sept. 25.

The session will be presented at the Windswept Building at the Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown. Information: 410-833-8848.

In Baltimore City

29 people arrested in prostitution sting

Baltimore police arrested 29 people Friday night during a prostitution sting operation in Highlandtown. One man arrested was wanted on a charge of attempted murder; details of the case were not available.

More than two dozen police officers conducted the undercover operation at several Highlandtown locations, where residents have complained about prostitution. Female police officers posed as prostitutes and male officers as potential clients during the six-hour operation, Lt. Michael A. Preistoop said.

Fifteen women and 13 men were arrested on charges ranging from solicitation and lewdness to loitering and hindering police during the operation.

Mayor to unveil plans for renovating apartments

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke will unveil plans today to refurbish the Riviera Apartments, a 54-unit apartment complex in the 900 block of Druid Park Lake Drive, which is scheduled to open in the spring.

The roughly $8 million renovation will make available one- and two-bedroom market-rate apartments overlooking Druid Lake.

Officials hope the project, funded by a combination of public and private money, will help restore Reservoir Hill to its former grandeur.

Northeast Baltimore shelter for formerly homeless opens

Micah House, a shelter for up to 33 formerly homeless men and women, opened Thursday in Northeast Baltimore.

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Cardinal William H. Keeler joined representatives from Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation, a nonprofit faith-based organization that provides housing services for the poor, for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Micah House, in the 5200 block of York Road, is the sixth housing development to be completed by the Govans organization.

Pub Date: 9/13/99

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