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Towson officers make five-year-old's [birth]day

Nine police cars and 11 officers came to Gideon Renno's home in Towson July 16, sirens on and lights flashing. It was five-year-old Gideon's birthday, and the cops were crashing his party to help him celebrate. For his birthday, Gideon had asked for a white-and-blue police car cake, his mother,...


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  • Family, friends remember Baltimore radio personality Tom Marr

    Family, friends remember Baltimore radio personality Tom Marr

    Thomas A. "Tom" Marr, the longtime conservative radio talk-show host who earlier in his career was a play-by-play announcer for Orioles games, was recalled at his funeral Mass on Friday as a broadcast giant and an innovator. "Tom Marr was a lion of talk radio," said his son, Thomas Marr IV. "There's...

  • Josh Christina of Cockeysville hopes to revive rockabilly on road to hoped-for stardom

    Josh Christina of Cockeysville hopes to revive rockabilly on road to hoped-for stardom

    The crowd on the honky-tonk dance floor spanned the generations. A gaggle of retirees rocked beside a cluster of high-schoolers. A man in his 70s twirled a partner. A middle-age mom did a moonwalk. And onstage at the Ashland Cafe in Cockeysville, a 21-year-old Baltimore County singer with a round...

  • After years of teamwork, a championship for Pirates [Cockeysville]

    After years of teamwork, a championship for Pirates [Cockeysville]

    Our Cockeysville baseball teams are on a roll and now the Cockeysville Pirates have claimed the 13-15 Regional Championship, competing against a dozen teams from Lutherville, Towson and Cockeysville. Capping off a successful season, which included just a single loss, the Pirates had an exciting...

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  • Police release photo of suspect in Hunt Valley purse theft

    Police release photo of suspect in Hunt Valley purse theft

    Baltimore County police have released a photo of a woman they say is suspected of stealing a purse May 2 from a business in Hunt Valley. The purse was stolen from a business in the 11300 block of McCormick Road between 8:30 a.m. and 9:38 a.m., police said. The incident is under investigation by...

  • Many thanks to those who gave time for Angel Park [Perry Hall]

    The 10-day community build phase of "Angel Park," a new all-inclusive playground and amphitheater on Honeygo Boulevard in Perry Hall, has come to a close. On Day 9, I stopped by to chat briefly with Kelli Szczybor. Kelli and her husband, Andy, are the parents of Ryan, who lost his battle with leukemia...

  • Rodgers Forge fourth-grader travels to Judo Junior Olympics [Rodgers Forge]

    David Dippel, a rising fourth-grader at Rodgers Forge Elementary School, went to the Judo Junior Olympics again this summer with his team through the Maryland Judo & Jiu Jitsu Academy. David competed in the event — which was held June 24-25 in Irving, Texas — in the National and International divisions....

  • Dulaney High students take care of business [Cockeysville]

    The Dulaney High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) were well represented at the FBLA National Conference in Atlanta earlier this month. In all, 51 Baltimore County Public School students were in attendance. Cockeysville resident Patrick Holt, the business department...

  • Towson crime log

    The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. York Road, 6300 block. July 21 at noon. A man stole a bottle of water from a business and threatened employees. Dellsway Road, 1500 block....

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  • Yoga studio hosts Mid-Summer Celebration

    Yoga studio hosts Mid-Summer Celebration

    Each year since the organization's inception, Jennifer Heinstadt and the Mindful Freedom Yoga Studio host a Mid-Summer Celebration, raising awareness and funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This year, the community tradition has taken on a new shape, celebrating all of life itself. "My sister...

  • From Owings Mills area to Florida Keys to raise money to combat cancer in young adults

    From Owings Mills area to Florida Keys to raise money to combat cancer in young adults

    In September 2014, avid cyclist Dan Healy participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer aiding Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial and Suburban hospitals. For that two-day, 150-mile ride, Healy raised $2,500 for the Kimmel Cancer Center, boosted by a benefit dinner by the Reisterstown...

  • Business briefs

    Business briefs

    Owings Mills-based business names new partner, estimator Janet Brown was recently named co-owner and partner with Paul Davis Restoration of Greater Baltimore, in Owings Mills. Brown is also the co-owner of a real estate investment firm. She also served with the U.S. Government at Fort Meade for...

  • Pets of the week

    Pets of the week

    Mariah is a sweet, active 6-year-old who loves playing. She enjoys taking long walks and meeting new people. Her previous owner called her "Moo Moo," and she gets very excited when she hears this nickname. She lived with children ages 10 to 17 in her previous home, and knows commands like "sit"...

  • Senior spotlight

    The Reisterstown Senior Center is at 12035 Reisterstown Road and is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. To learn more, call 410-887-1143, email or go to Thursday, July 28: At 11 a.m., All about Parkinson's, a presentation by LifeBridge...