May 8, 2013
The Catonsville Celebrations Committee, which works year round to organize, plan and find funds to pay the approximately $100,000 cost for the July 4 parade and fireworks, depends on an annual spring dance to raise funds. This year, tickets were not selling, probably due to competition from many other community events. So the decision was made to cancel the dance. Therefore, we will depend even more on cash donations. Please consider helping by donating at the website, Catonsvillecelebrations.org, or mail a checks to: The Catonsville Celebrations Committee, P.O. Box 21202, Catonsville, MD 21228.
April 28, 2013
Mark D. Sokolik, a corporate lawyer remembered as a fitness and music enthusiast, died last week after complications from a fall. He was 30. A former Hunt Valley resident who attended Loyola Blakefield in Towson, Mr. Sokolik went on to graduate from the University of Baltimore and become a top student at Georgetown University's Law Center. Since 2010, he had worked as a corporate attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York, one of the nation's top law firms. "Mark was a real gentle person," said Frank Sokolik, his father, whom Mark talked with constantly on the phone.
April 27, 2013
Former Baltimorean Katherine Bouton abruptly lost the hearing in her left ear at age 30. One minute she could hear, and the next, she could not. Over the decades, her impairment worsened. By the time she was 60, she was functionally deaf. But her reluctance to disclose her ailment only increased. And who can blame her? She worked in a highly competitive environment, as a senior editor at The New York Times. In retrospect, Bouton says, remaining silent was a mistake; her hearing impairment contributed to her abrupt departure after 22 years at the newspaper.
April 26, 2013
I think people should try to conserve water and not pollute it. Water is the primary resource people and animals need to live. Only about three percent of the water on Earth is fresh and there are about seven billion people. If we're not careful, the water could go down the drain. Everyone has seen pictures of oil and other pollutants in water, but I don't think they take them seriously. In the past, DDT was a pollutant that damaged the food chain. It kept working its way upward, starting with small animals, then getting to bigger ones.
April 17, 2013
Thank you to all of Catonsville for helping make the 12th annual Catonsville Middle School fundraiser a success. It was a success, thanks to support from the community and a core group of dedicated volunteers, some who have children in the school but many who do not. Local businesses donating manpower and equipment is the backbone of this operation. The volunteers would not have moved 14 tractor-trailers worth of mulch without their support. We would like to thank the following businesses: John Giles of Knockorp, ABC Rentals, Wall to Wall construction/remodeling, 21st Century Solar and Electricity, Build Source, Woodland Landscaping, NDX and Enterprise Rentals.
April 17, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful coverage of the Woman's Club of Catonsville ("Celebration, sadness for Catonsville Woman's Club," Catonsville Times, March 27) and for reminding residents of their wonderful accomplishments over the past 80 years. On Saturday, April 20, most of the contents of the building will be sold at a special sale from 8-11 a.m. at the clubhouse, located at 10 St. Timothy's Lane. We will also sell the plants and ground covers surrounding the building. Come and get a little bit of Catonsville history!