Council OKs 79 acres for land preservation
Baltimore County will buy the development rights to 79 acres in the northern part of the county to ensure that the property will remain farmland, under an arrangement approved yesterday by the County Council.
The county will pay the property owners, Clarence A. Lintz Sr. and Ann Marie Lintz, nearly $294,000 for the rights to two farms on Gore Mill Road in Freeland.
The purchase will be made under the Threatened Farm Preservation Act, which uses state and county funds to restrict land to agriculture and open-space purposes.
Board to discuss middle school plan
The Baltimore County school board is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. today to hear a report on the Woodlawn Middle School restructuring plan. The monthly report includes information about staffing and the instructional process to improve pupil achievement.
The board also will hear recommendations on purchases from minority-owned and small businesses, and a request to modify the school system's policy on tuition fees for nonresident students.
The meeting will be in the Education Support Services Building on the Greenwood campus, 6901 N. Charles St., Towson. Information: 410-887-4126.
Holiday choral concert is tonight
Towson University's Choral Society will present its holiday concert at 8:15 p.m. today in the Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, at Osler and Cross Campus drives.
The program will feature Thompson's "Last Words of David," Handel's "The King Shall Rejoice," Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music" and Benjamin Britten's "Gloriana Choral Dances." The choral society is a nonauditioned group made up of more than 90 students and community members.
For tickets and information: call 410-704-2787.
Orchestra to give winter program
The Greenspring Valley Orchestra will present its winter concert at 8 p.m. Friday in Villa Julie College's Inscape Theatre, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson.
The orchestra, conducted by Robert Suggs, Villa Julie College music director, is made up of musicians from the college and community.
"An Evening of Fantasy" will include overtures from The Magic Flute, Die Fledermaus and Hansel and Gretel, as well as excerpts from Symphonie Fantastique; Sleeping Beauty and The Lord of the Rings Symphony.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Information: 443-334-2433.
Chamber's holiday party is tomorrow
The Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2006 All Companies Holiday Party & Silent Auction from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Grey Rock Mansion, 400 Grey Rock Road, Pikesville.
In addition to the auction, the party will include a dance and buffet dinner.
Contact the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce for more information at 410-825-6200 or www.baltcountycc.com.
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