November 21, 2011
Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, a Perry Hall Republican, now holds regular office hours at the Seven Oaks Senior Center every first and third Friday of the month. The senior center hours, which began Nov. 18, allow residents to meet with him on issues of their choosing. Councilman Marks is available from 1 to 3 p.m. every first and third Friday of the month at the center. The Seven Oaks Senior Center is located at 9210 Seven Courts Drive, in Perry Hall. Marks expressed his thanks to the senior center for allowing him to meet constituents at the facility.
November 13, 2011
State Semifinals (at Ritchie Coliseum, College Park) Monday Class 4A 6 p.m. - Arundel vs. Bowie 8 p.m. - Richard Montgomery vs. Sherwood Tuesday Class 1A 6 p.m. - Perryville vs. Surrattsville 8 p.m. - Smithsburg vs. Western STES Wednesday Class 2A 6 p.m. - Fallston vs. Calvert 8 a.m. - Century vs. Loch...
November 1, 2011
Bicyclists have been riding at Loch Raven Reservoir for more than 20 years while the water quality at the reservoir has consistently improved. Although the existing trails used by hikers, fishermen, cyclists and equestrians do not conform to the outdated "approved" trail system, they have evolved without detriment to the water quality. The cycling community is asking for a comprehensive review of the trail system in order produce a state-of-the art, sustainable trail system that can accommodate all. My organization, MORE (Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts)
October 31, 2011
Loch Raven Technical Academy, in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank, will be distributing food at the LRTA Food Pantry inside the school, 8101 LaSalle Road, on Saturday, Nov. 19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The program is a new outreach effort at the school. Families in need in the community are invited to come and receive food items. The food bank provides the food for the pantry only on designated dates. The next date after Nov. 19 will be in December. Loch Raven program designed to map a path for students Students in gifted and talented courses in Grades seven, eight and nine and their parents are invited to Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue in Towson, on Nov. 2, at 6:45 p.m., for a presentation on the choices and challenges as they prepare for their high school and postsecondary education.
October 28, 2011
The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame will induct seven new members, including a local high schoolcoach, Saturday at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley. Traci Davis, who currently works at Garrison Forest as an athletic director and field hockey coach , joins Bruce Allison, David W. Huntley (Johns Hopkins), John "Jake" Lawlor (Navy), Suzanne Honeysett McKinny (posthumously), Jon Reese and Sandra Lanahan Zvosec (Loch Raven and Maryland) in this year's class. "It's a tremendous honor," said Davis, who was an All-American lacrosse player at Ursinus College.
October 25, 2011
The senior captured the individual girls title at Saturday's Baltimore County cross country championships at Dulaney, coming across in 18 minutes, 47.2 seconds. Ruppel, the defending Class 1A state champion, established a fast pace and was able to fend off Dulaney sophomore Isabel Griffith (18:59.2) to come away with the win. In doing so, she took off more than one minute from her time in last year's county championship race, in which she finished second. This year, Ruppel also won the small schools race at the Bull Run Invitational at Hereford and the Barnhart Invitational at Dulaney.
October 14, 2011
Baltimore County police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a dementia patient who they say went missing Friday in the Towson area. Police say William Crews, 81, was last seen at the Heritage Adult Day Care, at 8240 Loch Raven Blvd., shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Police describe Crews as a black male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds. He has gray hair and wears glasses, and was wearing a red flannel shirt, dark brown jacket, khaki pants or jeans and dark brown shoes, according to police.
October 3, 2011
Guns were firing rapidly this past weekend at the Loch Raven Skeet and Trap Center. Shooters took aim at a small flying disc of clay known as skeet, but the real target was breast cancer. For some, it might seem unusual that a group of largely male riflemen were raising funds for the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure by pursuing their interest in target shooting. It's also a bit uncommon for a nonprofit organization to raise funds for another nonprofit. But the Shoot for the Cure event, held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, made perfect sense to both the men and women who participated in an event at the start ofBreast Cancer Awareness Month.
August 13, 2011
Maryland football Fan Appreciation Day to be next Saturday Maryland football fans can get a close-up glimpse of the team next Saturday when the Terps hold Fan Appreciation Day at Byrd Stadium. Terrapins fans can view that day's practice, which will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and gather autographs from players who will be available immediately after the session. Fans who wish to attend the event may park in Lot 1 and enter the stadium though Gate I (west side)
July 7, 2011
The recent letter by Anne Roberts ("Loch Raven needs rules, but not deer hunters" June 28) was mind boggling. Yes, of course, we need to abide by the rules in order to preserve our drinking water and for safety reasons. Regarding the survey of residential properties adjacent to Loch Raven that found half of the respondents had negative experiences with hunters and hunting, I have not had one negative experience with hunters through decades of hiking in numerous states. I am a hike leader for the Community College of Baltimore County and have had negative experiences with mountain bikers each time I have led a group of hikers as well as when I hike alone.