Friday, November 2, 2012
An Arbutus Patch guide to upcoming events.
The Arbutus Community Association serves up its Thanksgiving dinner at Arbutus Town Hall on Friday, Nov. 2, starting at 6 p.m. Dinner includes turkey, gravy, stuffing with sausage and without, mashed potato, candied sweet potato, sauerkraut, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and jelly. For desserts: Apple pie, pumpkin pie and whipped cream. Beer and soda at the bar. Dinner is $10 for adults 16 and older, $5 for kids 5 to 15 years old. Dinner guests are asked to bring a canned good or non-perishable food for Southwest Emergency Services. Wayne McDowell is hosting a post-Sandy, pre-election McHappy Hour at the Dewey Lowman American Legion Post 109 on Friday Nov. 2, from 4-6 p.m. McDowell will buy the first 25 adult beverages. …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
An Arbutus Patch guide to upcoming open houses in the area.
6542 Ducketts Ln #13-5, Elkridge: A 3-bedroom home with two full baths and two half-baths and a fully finished basement in the Marble Hill neighborhood. Listed price: $227,500. Open house: Sunday, Nov. 4, 1-3 p.m. 5989 Sandy Ridge Ct., Elkridge: A 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath home with a partially finished basement in the Lyndwood Manor neighborhood. Listed price: $608,500. Open house: Sunday, Nov. 4, 2-4 p.m. 446 Neepier Rd., Catonsville: A 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with an unfinished basement in the Westchester Oaks neighborhood. Listed price: $469,900. Open house: Sunday, Nov. 4, 1-3 p.m. 263 Medwick Garth E, Catonsville: A 3-bedroom, 1-bath home wuth a partially finished basement in the Medwick Garth neighborhood. Listed price: $194,900. Open …
Friday, October 26, 2012
An Arbutus Patch guide to upcoming events.
The HUB/C’Ville Bikes hosts Oystoberfest on Saturday to celebrate its grand opening at 821 Frederick Rd. in Catonsville. The party includes a family-friendly activities, including demonstrations and interactive games, along with beer, bands, bikes, oysters and more. The fun starts at 10 a.m. Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department's Haunted Firehouse is open 7-10 p.m. on Friday and Sayurday, and 6-9 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 3-11 years old. Nightmares From Elmridge Haunted House, at the corner of Elmridge Avenue and East Drive, is open from 7-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night, as well as Oct 29-31. Admission is $9 for adults and $5 for children 5-10 years old. The Arbutus Recreation and Parks Council is …
Monday, October 22, 2012
About 100 children participated in the fall festival sponsored by Lansdowne Improvement Association on Saturday.
Lansdowne Improvement Association sponsored its first Fall Festival in Hillcrest Park on Saturday, much to the delight of about 100 children who participated. There was face painting, hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, scarecrow-stuffing, free pumpkins and other seasonaal treats.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Named Grand Champions at the Capital Area Marching Association meet on Sept. 29.
The Arbutus Sailorettes majorette, color guard and drum corps won the Capital Area Marching Association Advanced Grand Championship on Saturday, Sept. 29th., in Hagerstown. The Sailorettes, who are organized under the Arbutus Parks and Recreation Council, are getting ready to celebrate their 50th marching season and are accepting new members for their 2012-2013 marching season. For further information, contact Jackie Bonds at email@example.com
Friday, September 28, 2012
An Arbutus Patch guide to events in the area
Ravens Roost 97 is joining other area Roosts in a Tailgate Cook-Off at the parking lot of Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department, 5200 Southwestern Blvd. On Saturday from 12-4 p.m. The cost is $20, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting AVFD. The annual Catonsville Fall Into Fitness 5K & 10K Run, 5K Fun Run/Walk, and Zumbathon begins at 7 a.m. at Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville. The event is hosted by The Rotary Club of Catonsville, CCBC and Baltimore’s Boys of Summer. Get rid of unneeded or outdated prescription drugs, no questions asked, on Saturday. The UMBC Police is participating in the National Take Back Initiative from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Relay Improvement Association is seeking volunteers to clean up the yard at Town …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Dogs Finding Dogs receives an ambulance formerly owned by the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department.
Anne Wills was thrilled when she acquired a used ambulance for her nonprofit organization, Dogs Finding Dogs—a group that uses tracking dogs to locate lost or missing animals. The vehicle was perfect, with room to haul cages and plenty of compartments inside and out for carrying equipment and traps. But there was a problem. There was a bewildering number of switches and components that aren't usually found on a consumer vehicle, and some things appeared to no longer work. "I found that the electric in the back and the outside big lights would not work," Wills said. Wills contacted the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department asking for the assistance of somebody familiar with ambulances, so Capt. Douglas Simpkins went to check it out. "I met her …
Carol Mox assumes leadership of community group.
Mike McAuliffe, who has served as President of Halethorpe Improvement Association for the past years, has stepped down from his role in order to spend more time with his family and focus his efforts on community improvement projects. "This workload, coupled with my career and family obligations has become exhausting," he told HIA membership in the September newsletter. Carol Mox, who has served as the group's Recording Secretary, was nominated without opposition to assume the role as President. McAuliffe will continue to serve on HIA's board, and intends to gear his activity towards pet projects that include removing graffiti from walls, tackling overgrown shrubbery from public spaces, keeping tabs on an adult bookstore that is the bane to…
Monday, September 24, 2012
A beautiful weekend day takes a turn for the strange at an Arbutus playground.
Have a nice weekend? Beautiful weather, wasn't it? Not the sort of day to get arrested, but that's almost what happened. My crime? Cleaning up dog poop. On Saturday morning, I took my little girls to the Arbor Manor Park playground on Elm Road, one of our favorite places. We hadn't been there long when we discovered that some inconsiderate person had allowed his or her dog to do his business beneath the monkey bars. Children had walked through the dog deposit, and there was visible splotches of dog feces smeared on the playground equipment—on the climbing wall, on the slides, on steps, all over the place. One of my daughters came over upset that she had dog poop on her hands. Both kids had feces on their shoes and clothing. We had to leave…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Lauren White is in tonight's season premiere of popular show.