City/county Digest


October 25, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Hopkins official to receive `Hero in Medicine Award'

Dr. John Bartlett, chief of the infectious disease division at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will receive a "Hero in Medicine Award" tomorrow from the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care.

"It is important to honor those who are doing such difficult and essential work and who give strength to others through the power of example," said Jose M. Zuniga, the organization's president.

Bartlett, a leader in the care of AIDS patients since the epidemic surfaced in the early 1980s, will be one of four people honored at the group's annual awards ceremony in Chicago.

Mass to honor St. Joseph heart surgery patients

To honor 20 years of open-heart surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, a Mass will be celebrated Sunday in Baltimore for all former and current open-heart surgery patients.

Patients who have had open-heart surgery at the hospital and their family members are invited to attend the 3 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

St. Joseph Medical Center became the first community hospital in Maryland to perform cardiac bypass surgery, and it performs more than 1,200 open-heart surgeries per year.

$200,000 grant to help improve Flag House

A $200,000 grant will help to pay for improvements to the Baltimore house where Mary Pickersgill sewed the Star-Spangled Banner that flew over Fort McHenry during the British bombardment of 1814.

The Flag House and War of 1812 Museum, at 844 E. Pratt St., is getting a new roof, gutters, paint, heating system and environmental controls to preserve artifacts. The grant is from Save America's Treasures, a national public-private partnership.

The museum is in the midst of a $6 million capital campaign that includes construction of an addition due to be finished in June. It will have a 30-by-42-foot glass window depicting the original Pickersgill flag.

In Baltimore County

Franklin Square Hospital plans festival tomorrow

ESSEX -- Franklin Square Hospital Center will hold a Healthy Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, featuring health screenings and activities for the family.

Among the scheduled activities are crafts, face-painting and a moon bounce. In addition, blood pressure and body fat screenings, stress testing and information on how to control asthma will be available.

The festival is free. It will be held in the physicians' parking lot, 9000 Franklin Square Drive.

Antiques appraisal to be offered at church

LUTHERVILLE -- The Baltimore County League of Women Voters will sponsor an antiques appraisal from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road.

The $10 admission fee includes one appraisal. Each additional appraisal -- up to three -- is $5. Appraisals will be done by Robert Jansen of Fells Point Antique Shops. Information: 410-464-1902.

Energy Expo to be held at Goucher College

TOWSON -- An Energy Expo, featuring such devices as a tofu-powered lawn mower and solar-powered oven, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Van Meter Hall on the Goucher College campus, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road.

The expo will include interactive displays outside Van Meter Hall and a video demonstration of a home in Takoma Park that is 90 percent energy efficient. Each viewing will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the owner and with Chesapeake Climate Action Network founder Mike Tidwell. CCAN is one of the sponsors of the expo.

The expo is free and open to the public. Information: 410-337- 4002 or 301-270-3722.

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