June 3, 2012
Among the 68 calls the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received for medical and fire-rescue service during the period May 27-June 3 were the following: 1583 Sulphur Spring Road, 2:45 p.m. June 1. Crews from the Arbutus and Violetville volunteer stations responded to the report of fire in a large, outdoor metal trash container at Chesapeake Bay Coatings in Arbutus and extinguished a small fire. Willys Avenue at Walnut Avenue, 6:22 a.m. June 1. Crews responded to the report of transformer fire in Arbutus and found a blown transformer.
May 27, 2012
Among the 77 calls for medical and fire-rescue service the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received for fire and rescue service during the period May 20-27 were the following: Beechfield Avenue, 1000 block, 8:16 p.m. May 25. Crews responded to the report of an injured person in Arbutus and transported one person with non-life-threatening injuries to a local hospital. Colony Hill Court, unit block, 11:54 a.m. May 25. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Halethorpe career station responded to the report of an appliance fire in Arbutus and found an overheated air conditioning unit, but no fire.
May 17, 2012
It's 10 in the morning and Tracy Campola has already been up for hours, putting the finishing touches on one of 14 racing silks that are due by the end of the week. The Arbutus resident is surprisingly calm, considering that she's up to her neck in orders and less than three days away from the state's largest horse race — the Preakness. Campola's calm demeanor and attention to detail brought her success as a jockey agent, but the long hours, constant travel to racetracks in other states, and the desire to spend time with her elderly father sent her in search of a different career.
April 30, 2012
Among the 63 calls the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received for medical and fire-rescue service during the period April 22-29 were the following: Illinois Avenue, 3000 block, 11:50 p.m. April 28. Crews from the English Consul, Arbutus, Lansdowne and Violetville volunteer stations and Halethorpe career station responded to the report of a dwelling fire in Baltimore Highlands and extinguished a small stove top fire. Furnace Avenue, 5600 block, 7:56 p.m. April 27. Crews responded to the report of a dwelling fire in Elkridge and assisted local units in extinguishing the fire.
April 27, 2012
Under ideal conditions, Aaron Magid, of Halethorpe, was the top finishing at the Arbutus 5K Spring Fling which originated at the Arbutus Fire Hall on April 21. Magid, 29, posted a time of 18:45.5 which translated to a 6:03 mile pace. The top female runner was Jess Ivy, of Columbia. She finished in 20:18.5, a pace of 6:33. Results 1. Aaron Magid 18:45.5 2. Jack Ivy 19:22.7 3. David Jun 20:03.1 4. Martin Goode 20:07.6 5. Jess Ivy 20:18.5 6. Rich Handler 20:45.
April 2, 2012
Arbutus Middle School student Kay Htut was recognized for her computational skills in last month's countywide M & T Bank 24 Challenge held at the Crowne Plaza in Timonium. The eighth-grader at the school on Shelbourne Road, which draws students from Catonsville and Arbutus, finished second in the Middle School Level Double Digit competition. She was one of 15 finalists who each received a $100 U.S. savings bond at the competition, sponsored by M & T Bank. The five grand champions in the two elementary and three middle school divisions were each awarded $700 U.S. savings bonds.
March 25, 2012
Among the 64 calls for medical and fire-rescue service received by the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department March 18-25 were the following: 6000 Glen Artney Road, 2:30 p.m. March 23. Crews from the Arbutus and Violetville volunteer stations and Catonsville career station responded to the report of a fire in the Glen Artney Area of Patapsco Valley State Park and extinguished the fire Wilkens Avenue at Kenwood Avenue, 8:41 a.m....
March 21, 2012
Making what should have been a victory lap through Maryland on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was forced to defend his conservative credentials after an aide referred to his campaign as an "Etch A Sketch" that could be shaken up and erased for the general election in November. A day after securing a resounding 12-point win in the Illinois primary, Romney spoke to a packed town hall meeting at an American Legion post in Arbutus, an event organized by former Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. But he was dogged by the aide's comment from earlier in the day, which opponents suggested underscored a lack of core principles.
March 20, 2012
The protracted battle for the Republican presidential nomination is about to thrust Maryland's GOP voters into the unusual position of having a voice in a national political contest even though they live in one of the country's most reliably blue states. With less than two weeks to go before the April 3 primary, Republican operatives in Maryland say they are scrambling to bring the presidential campaigns to the state. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be the first, arriving today — hours after winning the Illinois contest — to lead a town hall meeting at an American Legion post in Arbutus.
March 14, 2012
Carson Scholars Veronica Rittie, a junior at Mount de Sales Academy, was one of nine high school students from Baltimore County named 2012 Carson Scholars. Rittie was among 402 students in grades 4-11 recognized by the Carson Scholars Fund for their outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities. Selected students will receive a $1,000 college scholarship award as a Carson Scholar and be honored at a recognition banquet April 29 at Martin's West in Woodlawn.