City/county Digest


October 14, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Bicyclist killed in Cherry Hill in hit-and-run incident

An unidentified man riding a bicycle was struck and killed yesterday afternoon in a hit-and-run incident in Baltimore's Cherry Hill section, city police reported.

The victim was heading south in the 1200 block of Cherry Hill Road about 2 p.m. when he was struck from behind by an automobile described by witnesses as a gray or silver Chevrolet Cavalier, police said, adding that the driver did not stop afterward.

Police said the victim was riding a gray and green Iron Horse 26-inch men's bicycle. He was pronounced dead at 2:20 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Aquarium receives grant of $112,500

The National Aquarium in Baltimore has received a $112,500 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that awards grants to support museums and libraries.

The grant, awarded this month, will allow the aquarium to support and expand programs, including Fridays After Five and Dollar Days, with admission prices of $5 and $1, respectively; Conservation Action, in which staff and volunteers restore wetlands and tend marine animals; and its Access Aquarium and Deaf Awareness Days programs.

Of 839 applicants, the aquarium was one of 179 to receive grants.

Photographs on exhibit at trade center's 27th floor

An exhibition of works by a local photographer is being showcased at the Top of the World observation level in the World Trade Center at the Inner Harbor.

The exhibition, A Different View, by Baltimore native Ben Marcin, will be on display through Dec. 1. Marcin's work has been displayed throughout the Northeast.

The Top of the World, on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $4; $3 for seniors and military; and $2 for ages 3 to 16.

Hampden's Halloween to feature costume contests

Hampden is celebrating Halloween with a daytime festival for children, an evening bash for adults and two costume contests Oct. 26.

The Halloween in Hampden, Hon festival will begin at 11 a.m. with merchants along West 36th Street - known as The Avenue - holding activities such as mask-making, face-painting and cupcake-decorating. At 5 p.m., a trick-or-treat parade will be held along The Avenue, followed by a costume contest at 6:30 p.m. at 840 W. 36th St.

The evening's festivities, a "Monster Bash," will be held at Fraziers on the Avenue, 919 W. 36th St., with $10 admission to benefit the nonprofit Hampden Village Main Street organization. Music will be provided by the Barnburners and the Diamondheads. A costume contest will be held at midnight. Information: 410-235-5170.

In Baltimore County

Meeting planned to discuss NeighborSpace program

TOWSON - Baltimore County will hold a public meeting tomorrow to gather ideas on regulations and guidelines for the new NeighborSpace program.

The program, adopted by the County Council in August, will set aside green spaces in the county's older communities. Officials urge community activists, representatives of community groups and residents to attend the meeting to suggest how the program should be run.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 407 of the County Courts Building, 401 Bosley Ave. Information: Karin Brown, 410-887-3480.

Health Department to offer flu, pneumonia shots

TOWSON -The Baltimore County Department of Health has scheduled eight influenza and pneumonia vaccination clinics beginning Oct. 21. Fees of $10 for flu vaccine and $17 for pneumonia vaccine will be charged. Both are covered by Medicare Part B.

Clinics will be open from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be held: Oct. 21 at Woodlawn Health Center, 1811 Woodlawn Drive and Essex Health Center, 1538 Country Ridge Lane; and Oct. 28 at Hannah More Academy Center, 12035 Reisterstown Road, and Eastern Family Resource Center, 9100 Franklin Square Drive.

Also, Nov. 4 at Liberty Family Resource Center, 3525 Resource Drive and Eastern Family Resource Center; and Nov. 18 at Woodlawn Health Center and Dundalk Health Center, 7700 Dunmanway. Information: 410-887-6092.

Residential treatment beds open at Rosewood Center

OWINGS MILLS - Thirty-six new residential treatment beds are available for Baltimore County residents through a partnership between AMP-CEP Group Homes of Maryland and the county Health Department's Bureau of Substance Abuse.

The beds are part of a treatment program offered by AMP-CEP on the grounds of the Rosewood Center. The Bureau of Substance Abuse has purchased the beds to serve underinsured and uninsured county residents.

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