Around The Region

August 01, 2009

Potluck supper to celebrate city's vegetable gardeners

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Baltimore will hold the 22nd annual potluck supper at War Memorial Plaza on North Gay Street today to celebrate the city's vegetable gardeners. More than 200 urban gardeners, who tend some of the 600 garden plots in the city, will attend the Farms and Community Gardens Supper, beginning at 3 p.m. with a tour of the City Hall vegetable gardens. The potluck supper begins at 5 p.m., serving locally produced hamburgers and sausage and salads and casseroles made from produce grown in the urban gardens. There will be an awards presentation at 6 p.m. for the best gardens in the city. The event is sponsored by the city Department of Recreation and Parks, the Maryland Master Gardeners and Community Greening Resource Network.

- Susan Reimer

Pa. man killed in one-car crash on Interstate 83

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A York County, Pa. man died of his injuries after his car overturned on Interstate 83 near Middletown Road on Friday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police. Peter Olantunji Olakiigbe, 47, of Red Lion, Pa. was driving a 1999 Honda Accord north near Middletown Road when his vehicle left the roadway about 2:40 p.m., police said. The sedan overturned on the grassy median and came to a rest in the left lane of northbound I-83. Olakiigbe was taken to York County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. It was not clear Friday night whether the crash was weather-related, police said.

- Liz F. Kay

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