Baltimore County Digest


July 16, 2008

Sewage overflows in Halethorpe

Nearly 9 million gallons of sewage overflowed late Monday and early yesterday into the Patapsco River at the Annapolis Road Bridge in Halethorpe, according to Baltimore County public works officials.

Signs have been posted along the Patapsco River downstream from the overflow, warning people to avoid contact with the water, officials said.

Anne Arundel health officials issued a warning yesterday, advising people not to swim, wade or otherwise come in contact with water from the river in the Linthicum area. Health officials have posted warnings in Patapsco Valley State Park along the affected area.

People who come into contact with the affected water should wash well with soap and warm water immediately. Clothing should also be washed, Baltimore County officials said.

The sanitary sewer overflow, which began about 5 p.m. Monday at the Patapsco pumping station in the 4600 block of Annapolis Road, is believed to have started after an obstruction damaged a pump and caused the station to flood, officials said in a statement issued yesterday.

Crews worked through the night and were able to stop the overflow about 5 a.m. yesterday.

Workers are continuing repairs to the pump and the station's electrical components to restore the station to full capacity, according to the statement.

Gina Davis


World War II records workshop

The Historical Society of Baltimore County will hold a workshop Saturday on how to research a family member's military service during World War II.

The workshop will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Old Almshouse, 9811 Van Buren Lane, Cockeysville. Glenn T. Johnston, a public history faculty member at Stevenson University, will tell how to use federal, state and local records and private and semiprivate collections.

The cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

Information: 410-666-1878.

Greenspring Ave.

Rock 'n' roll oldies at Quarry Lake

Quarry Lake at Greenspring will hold a summer concert featuring rock 'n' roll oldies by Big Cam and the Lifters from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday on the lawn next to the Shops at Quarry Lake on Greenspring Avenue. The six-piece band plays 1950s and 1960s tunes.

Another concert will be held Aug. 14.

Information: 410-363-6205.


College to offer advice at malls

The Community College of Baltimore County will showcase its educational opportunities at three malls this month.

Staff representatives will offer advice to shoppers on programs, financial aid and other services from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and July 26 at White Marsh, Towson Town and Owings Mills malls.

Fall classes begin Aug. 25 and registration continues until Aug. 24.

Information: 410-455-4117.

Christian aid group seeking volunteers

The 25th Baltimore County Christian Workcamp, which provides home repairs to county residents in need, will be held Sunday through July 25.

Participants must have medical-accident insurance, and volunteers younger than 16 must be accompanied by adults.

Information: 410-744-2794.

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