Three beaches remain closed to swimmers

Baltimore County Digest

July 08, 2006

Three Baltimore County beaches have been temporarily closed to swimmers because of concerns about water quality, officials said yesterday.

Beaches at Gunpowder Falls State Park's Hammerman Area and at Hart-Miller Island State Park were expected to be closed throughout the weekend because of unsafe levels of bacteria in the water, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

Baltimore County officials said the beach at Rocky Point Park would be closed indefinitely, but the park will remain open. County officials also said that recreational users of Bird, Gunpowder, Middle and Back rivers, their navigable tributaries, and Hawk's Cove should minimize contact with cloudy or debris-laden waters.

Updated information on beach closures at state parks can be obtained by phoning 1-800-825-7275.


Inner loop ramp closes tonight

The ramp from the inner loop of the Beltway to westbound Interstate 70 is scheduled to be closed late tonight and early tomorrow morning, state highway officials announced.

The ramp and the left lane of the inner loop and the left lane of the outer loop in the area are to be closed from 11 p.m. today to 11 a.m. tomorrow to allow for repairs on bridges at the interchange, officials said.

Perry Hall

Town fair scheduled today

The 10th annual Perry Hall town fair is scheduled for today.

The fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the 4600 block of Ebenezer Road, rain or shine, will feature music, pony rides, games and a contest to create a slogan for Perry Hall. Shuttle service will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from parking lots at Faith Fellowship Church and at Perry Hall Middle School.

A portion of Ebenezer Road will be closed for the fair. Information:


Run/walk will benefit cancer center

The Pikesville Chamber of Commerce and the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center are holding a 5K Run/ Walk tomorrow beginning at the Festival at Woodholme.

The race - 3.1 miles - benefits the cancer center. Registration is $30 if received before tomorrow and $35 the day of the race. The entry fee for senior citizens and for the one-mile Fun Run is $20.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. The race begins at 8 a.m. Information: 410-484-2337.

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