Motorcycle rally set for Beltway tomorrow


September 23, 2006

Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to turn out tomorrow afternoon for a ride around the Baltimore Beltway to raise money for charity.

The sixth annual Flag Ride (Ride to Remember) will leave at noon from the Harley-Davidson/Buell Store in the 8800 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale. The motorcyclists will enter the Beltway at Pulaski Highway and head south on the inner loop with a police escort. They should complete circling the Beltway by 2 p.m., organizers said.

Proceeds will go to the Disabled Americans Veterans Foundation. Previous rides raised more than $200,000 for charitable groups, organizers said.


Pre-budget meeting scheduled

The Area Educational Advisory Councils of the Baltimore County Public Schools will host five pre-budget meetings during September and October.

The meetings, in each of the county's five geographic areas, are to solicit public comment about operating budget priorities for the school system.

Feedback obtained at the meetings will assist county school officials as they prepare the fiscal year 2008 operating budget proposal to go before the Board of Education in January 2007.

The meetings will begin at 7 p.m. Dates and locations include:

Northeast Area Advisory Council, Wednesday at Eastern Technical High, 1100 Mace Ave., Essex. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m.

Southeast Area Advisory Council, Monday, Oct. 9, at Sollers Point Technical High, 325 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.

Central Area Advisory Council, Thursday, Oct. 12, at Dumbarton Middle School, 300 Dumbarton Road, Towson. Residents wanting to speak at the meeting should pre-register by calling the Central Area Office at 410-887-3172.

Northwest Area Advisory Council, Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Owings Mills High, 124 Tollgate Road, Owings Mills. Signup begins at 6:30 p.m.

Southwest Area Advisory Council, Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Woodlawn High School, 1801 Woodlawn Drive, Woodlawn. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m.

The five area councils constitute the Educational Advisory Council for the county.


Series on transit, development

A series about transit-oriented development begins next month at Baltimore County's Planning Board meetings.

The series begins Oct. 5 with "Exploring the Possibilities for Baltimore's Red Line: Transit Around the Nation," presented by the Rev. Ezio Ross of the Woodlawn Community Education & Development Association and Dan Pontious from Baltimore's Citizen's Planning & Housing Association.

On Nov. 2, Paul Morris, of PB Placemaking in Washington, will present "Transit-Oriented Development: New Vitality for Older Communities." And on Nov. 16, Stuart Sirota, of TND Planning Group in Baltimore County, will present "Getting It Right: Transit-Oriented Development Best Practices."

Each presentation will be held at 4 p.m. at 401 Bosley Ave., Room 407, in Towson.


Fire Expo to be held Sept. 30

Fire Expo 2006, an annual event designed to showcase Baltimore County's Fire Service, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium.

Admission is free at the event that will be held rain or shine. A ceremony officially opening the Fire Expo will be held at 10 a.m.

Sponsored by the Baltimore County Fire Service, the expo will offer everything from fire engine rides for children to child safety seat instruction to demonstrations of how to rescue victims from crashed cars.

A fire memorabilia flea market is planned as well as a muster of antique fire equipment. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

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