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City/County Digest

March 16, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Library wins award for best Web site of the year

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Public Library Web site was named Library Site of the Year recently by LibrarySpot.com, a virtual library and reference information site published by StartSpot Mediaworks Inc.

Every month, LibrarySpot.com selects a top library site. The library's site was named the July winner based on quality and richness of information, credibility, organization and regularity of updates.

Judges said they selected the library site as best of the year because of its "attractive yet simple design, strong local content and breadth of coverage." The site is www.bcplonline.org. Information: 410-887-6127.

Nominees sought for good neighbor awards

TOWSON - Baltimore County is seeking nominations for its Good Neighbor Week awards to be presented in May.

The county will recognize activities or events that promote racial harmony with its Bridge Builder Award, given to community groups, businesses, nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups and residents. The Volunteer Service Award will recognize those who help neighbors and strengthen their community.

For a nomination form, call Jay Doyle at the Office of Community Conservation at 410-887-2483. Forms are also available online at www.co.ba.md.us. The deadline for nominations is March 29.

Executive unveils program to ensure children's safety

FULLERTON - Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger announced a program yesterday to teach parents how to ensure children's safety in recreation council programs and in the community.

The "You Care, So Be Aware" program will stress that parental involvement and communication with children are the best protection against child abuse and mishaps. The program will include Parent Involvement Nights sponsored by recreation councils and training for recreation department staff members on how to promote safety for children.

The program was unveiled at the dedication of Fullerton Community Center.

In Baltimore City

Liquor board rejects license for Papermoon Diner

The three-member city liquor board unanimously rejected yesterday an application for a liquor license for Papermoon Diner in the 200 block of W. 29th St.

The application to serve beer and wine filed by Un Kyong Kim, owner of the Remington diner, was opposed by the North Baltimore community.

After the board's action, Chairman Leonard R. Skolnik noted that in order for Kim to get a license, a public hearing would have to be held, and the "51 percent rule" would apply. Under state law, 51 percent of homeowners living within 200 feet of an establishment that would serve liquor must support an application for it to be approved.

Volunteers needed to plant 34 trees in Patterson Park

The Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership is seeking volunteers to help plant 34 trees in Patterson Park beginning at 10 a.m. today.

Volunteers should show up at 9 a.m. at Virginia Baker Recreation Center in the park, Baltimore and Linwood streets. Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. and a dedication ceremony and Children's Parade will be held.

The event is organized by the Fine Arts Gallery at University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Baltimore Museum of Art. The partnership will sponsor a free symposium on "Joseph Beuys in America" and "Greening Initiatives and the Arts in Baltimore" at the museum April 4. Information: 410-455-3188.

College Day 2001 planned at Northern High School

College Day 2001 will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 28 at the Northern High School gymnasium, 2201 Pinewood Ave.

The purpose of the event is to create interest among urban students in going to college. Representatives of 16 institutions of higher learning will provide information. Local colleges include Coppin State College, Morgan State University, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Loyola College, the Johns Hopkins University, Community College of Baltimore County's Catonsville campus and the New Community College of Baltimore City.

Information: Tamika Baskerville, Center for the Social Organization of Schools at Hopkins, 410-516-8800.

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