City / County Digest


June 16, 2008

MTA to hold appreciation event today

Commuters will be offered refreshments and giveaways today at the Timonium fairgrounds light rail stop for the Maryland Transit Administration's Light Rail Customer Appreciation Day.

Trains will not run north of the fairgrounds stop so that a new crossing can be constructed at Warren Road. Shuttle buses will serve the five rail stops north of Timonium Road while the work is being done. Construction is expected to continue into August, officials said.

The transit administration will provide snacks and giveaways to riders from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Information: 410-539-5000.

Baltimore County

Marshy Point

Nature center plans summer activities

Marshy Point Nature Center has a variety of family activities for all ages planned for the summer.

Activities include children's story times, canoeing, nature movies, gardening courses, a fishing derby, bird walks, nature and animal programs, themed hikes, jelly and jam making, trail cleanup and summer camps. The center is at 7130 Marshy Point Road.

For details on programs: 410-887-2817 or


Historical trust awards on June 19

The Baltimore County Historical Trust will present its 2008 Preservation Awards at its annual reception at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Green Spring Valley Hounds hunt club, 13920 Mantua Mill Road, Glyndon.

John R. Breihan, a professor at Loyola College in Maryland, will receive the John McGrain Award for Lifetime Achievement in Historic Preservation for his contributions and publications on World War II and Middle River.

Other award recipients are:

* JMJ Properties and Baltimore County government for the renovation of the Dundalk Village Shopping Center.

* GWWO Inc. for installation of internal systems at Hampton Mansion to maintain the building and its contents at the National Park Service site.

* Eugene and Wendy Pometto for rehabilitating Avalon in Relay.

* Historic Towson Inc. for preserving historic structures and community education programs.

Information: 410-832-1812.


Plan for downtown to be discussed

The county Planning Board will get an update on the Walkable Towson plan at its meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Stuart Sirota and Rick Hall will discuss plans to make the downtown area more inviting to pedestrians.

The board will hold a hearing at 5 p.m. on a request for variation of standards on the Rum Runners planned unit development near North Point State Park, requested by 2801 Bay Drive LLC.

The meeting and hearing will take place in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building at 105 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson.

Information: 410-887-3495.


Summer art camp open to kids 6 to 14

The Community Art Center of Towson University will offer its Summer Art Camp from June 23 to Aug. 8. Campers age 6 to 14 will create and learn about art.

Three two-week sessions and one one-week session are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. An extended day option is available. Activities include museum visits and an exhibition of student artwork.

Information: 410-704-2351.

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