Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

April 05, 2006

Lutherville woman running for council

Carol Anneliese "Lisa" Marquardt, a law clerk at the Baltimore County District Court in Towson, has declared herself a candidate for the 2nd District County Council seat, which includes the communities of Pikesville and Ruxton.

Marquardt, who lives with her husband in Lutherville, is making her first run at elected office. The 49-year-old Republican is the only declared candidate for the seat held by Councilman Kevin Kamenetz, a Democrat who is completing his third term.

While Kamenetz, who has yet to file for re-election, says he has more than $350,000 in the bank to spend on his campaign, Marquardt said she is accepting no campaign donations. "I'm conducting my campaign based on the belief that people at this level of government are looking for face-to-face interaction with their candidates and that that's what's going to make the difference," said Marquardt, who passed the Maryland bar exam last year after attending the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Previously, Marquardt has been a part-time teacher and stay-at-home mother. She moved to Baltimore County from Chicago 12 years ago.

Josh Mitchell


Schools to honor system's achievers

The Baltimore County Board of Education will honor 200 students, teachers, volunteers and community members today for achievements within and services to county public schools in the past year.

The honorees are being recognized for their successes in winning local, state or national awards, or as champion athletic teams, according to a news release.

Individuals who have benefited the school system or contributed to helping the school system achieve its goals will also be recognized at the event, scheduled for 7 p.m. at Cockeysville Middle School, 10401 Greenside Drive.

Kristi Funderburk

Prekindergarten screening planned

Baltimore County public schools will begin the screening test for prekindergarten pupils this month.

Children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1 are eligible. Interested parents can call their neighborhood school or the county's Office of Early Childhood programs at 410-887-4313 for dates and procedures.


Spring concerts at senior center

An $800 Art in Communities grant from the Maryland State Arts Council will fund a monthly series, Spring Concerts in the Park, on the third Thursday of April, May and June at the Catonsville Senior Center.

Sponsored by the Greater Catonsville Senior Center Council, the first concert will feature the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble on April 20.

The concerts, which are free, will be held outdoors starting at 5 p.m. The address of the senior center is 501 N. Rolling Road. Information: 410-887-0900.

Mary Scott

Cromwell Valley

Park to hold Easter egg hunt

Cromwell Valley Park will hold an Easter egg hunt from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 15.

The event, which will include egg hunts for various age groups, will be held at Sherwood Farm, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road. Other events will include an Easter bonnet contest and horse-drawn hayrides.

Information: 410-887-2503.

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