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November 08, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Drawbridge scheduled to reopen tomorrow over Bear Creek

DUNDALK -- The Route 157-Peninsula Expressway drawbridge over Bear Creek -- which has been closed for replacement and rehabilitation for about a year -- is scheduled to be open to vehicles by noon tomorrow, state transportation officials said.

The new structure of the bridge was completed this summer, but unexpected problems with support towers required additional work.

The project cost about $8 million.

Sudbrook Middle to provide magnet course applications

PIKESVILLE -- Sudbrook Middle School officials will distribute applications for its magnet program in computer applications, performing arts, visual arts, Spanish and Japanese at a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Baltimore County school system pupils whose zoned middle school is Pikesville, Old Court, Woodlawn, Catonsville, Arbutus, Deer Park or Franklin are eligible to apply at Sudbrook. Applications must be picked up at the school and are due back by Dec. 21.

Parents may visit Sudbrook from 8: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17. Information: 410-887-6720.

Ford dealership and charity to hold Jalopy Roundup Day

DUNDALK -- United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland Inc. and Norris Ford in Dundalk are sponsoring a Jalopy Roundup Day on Saturday for people who wish to donate an old car, truck, van, motorcycle or other vehicle in exchange for a tax donation.

Donors can take their vehicles to the Norris Ford storage lot behind the dealership, off Merritt Boulevard in Dundalk. Arrangements can be made to pick up inoperable vehicles.

Information: Nancy Bozylinski, 410-484-4540, Ext. 4006.

Network sponsors forum on living in cohousing

CATONSVILLE -- The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Cohousing Network will sponsor a forum, "What's It Like to Live in a Cohousing Community?" from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the meeting room of the Catonsville branch library, 1100 Frederick Road.

Speakers will include a resident of a cohousing development in California and a representative of a company that creates planned living communities.

Residents in cohousing communities live in separate houses but share dining and recreation facilities. The event is free and open to the public. Information: Bill Press, 410-788-6628.

In Baltimore City

Seminar at library Nov. 20 to focus on Sherlock Holmes

The 20th annual "Saturday with Sherlock Holmes" will be held from 10: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 20 in Wheeler Auditorium of the Enoch Pratt Central Library. Admission is free.

The seminar, aimed for ages 12 and older, will include topics such as Holmes in the movies, Holmes on the radio, and the fictitious detective's attitude toward women.

The Six Napoleons, the Carlton Club and Watson's Tin Box are three Baltimore-area Sherlock Holmes societies sponsoring the event.

Community of Covington dedicated in Federal Hill

A ribbon cutting was held last week to dedicate the community of Covington in historic Federal Hill. The $4.8 million development consists of 20 townhouses in the 800 block of Covington St.

Funding for the project was provided by Baltimore Community Development Financing Corp. Development by 840 Key Highway Limited Liability Co. began in October 1998, creating more than 75 construction jobs.

Priced at $240,000, all of the townhouses, which overlook the Inner Harbor, have sold.

City neighborhood activists schedule meeting tomorrow

The Neighborhood Congress, a group of city neighborhood activists, will hold its first General Assembly from 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. tomorrow in City Hall.

The group, which formed earlier in the year to address neighborhood problems such as crime, trash and drugs, will meet in the Curran Room on the fourth floor.

The group plans to unveil findings of its Solutions Work Groups that spent the summer looking at city problems. Information: 410- 539-1369.

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