Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

May 27, 2006

Abandoned house destroyed in fire

An abandoned house near Seneca Creek in Essex was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon, a Baltimore County fire official said.

The fire, in the 3800 block of Schmidt Road, was reported at 3:18 p.m. and brought under control about an hour later, said Elise Armacost, a county Fire Department spokeswoman.

One firefighter was treated at Franklin Square Hospital Center for heat exhaustion, Armacost said.

No one was living in the one-story, wood-frame house, she said.

Laura Barnhardt

Countywide

Offices to close for Memorial Day

Baltimore County offices and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Health Department clinics, libraries, senior centers and the county animal shelter also will be closed.

There will be no charge for metered parking in the county, and the CountyRide vans will not operate.

Dundalk

Marine terminal to be discussed

The Greater Dundalk Alliance will meet at 7 p.m. June 7 in Room 100 of the G building at the Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk campus, 7200 Sollers Point Road.

Plans for the Dundalk marine terminal are on the agenda of the monthly meeting. Information: greaterdun dalkalliance.org.

Randallstown

Education, health fair June 3

Baltimore County public schools, Northwest Hospital Center and the Liberty-Randallstown Coalition Inc., are sponsoring the fourth annual Education, Housing and Health Fair on June 3.

The free family event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Milford Mill Academy, 3800 Washington Ave., Randallstown, will feature games, food and live entertainment.

A variety of educational resources, including colleges, trade schools, preschool and day care programs, will be offered. Organizations promoting health and safety will be attending. Free health screenings will be available, as will several police presentations.

Schools

3 named National Merit Scholars

Three Baltimore County high school seniors have been awarded college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced. The students will receive up to $2,000 annually for four years to these schools.

Cockeysville resident Charles H. Hankin, who attends Park School in Brooklandville, received a merit scholarship to attend New York University.

Michael R. Guberman, an Owings Mills resident who attends Pikesville High School, was awarded a merit scholarship to Vanderbilt University.

Paul Zimand of Towson High School received a merit scholarship to the University of Maryland.

About 8,200 students nationwide will receive National Merit Scholarships based on their performance on the PSAT as well as an application that includes recommendations, academic performance and an essay about their activities and ambitions.

Hunt Valley

Humane Society gala Friday

The Humane Society of Baltimore County will hold its Black Tie and Tails Gala fundraising dinner and auction from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 2 at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley.

The society will honor veterinarian Steven Rosenthal for his work with animals as a specialist in animal cardiology and as a long-time supporter of the organization.

The gala will include a silent auction, dinner, contests and dancing. Tickets are $125 per person, and reservations are required. Information: 410-833-2387.

Events or news items for the Baltimore County Digest may be submitted to baltco.news@baltsun.com. Information should be sent at least 10 days before the event.

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