The Daniel Carl Torsch Foundation, (DCTF), whose mission is to provide drug overdose prevention, awareness and advocate for Naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, is hosting a fundraiser. Purchase your tickets through DCTF and attend an upcoming Orioles baseball game — vs. Tampa Bay — on Friday, Sept. 16 for a very worthy cause. It's Orioles High Socks giveaway night, too! Game time is 7:05 p.m., and tickets cost $20 for a great outfield location. A portion of each ticket sold goes to the DCTF. All funds help them to continue their mission in helping those with substance abuse disorder and their overdose prevention program. "It's a great night to come together to watch our 'Boys of Summer,'" Toni Torsch said. "Dan [her late son] loved the O's and it will be nice to be together and remember those we lost due to addiction." For tickets, call Toni at 443-554-6150 or Julie at 443-804-6330 by Aug 30.
The Baltimore County Department of Health issued its fall 2016 rabies clinic schedule, and our neighborhood is first on the list. The Perry Hall/White Marsh Clinic site is located at Gough Park, 9300 Honeygo Blvd. in Perry Hall, and takes place Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. till noon. Vaccinations cost $8 per animal and payment can be made in exact cash or check only. Only dogs, cats and ferrets will be vaccinated and animals must be at least 12 week old. Dogs must be on a leash or in a properly sized, escape-proof carrier with muzzles required for aggressive dogs. Cats must be in a properly sized, escape-proof carrier. If you don't bring your pet's current rabies vaccination certificate, your pet will receive a one-year vaccination. For more info on the rabies clinic, call 40-887-PAWS.
Did you know the Avenue at White Marsh hosts an event of fun activities geared for children 5 and under on the first Thursday morning of each month? Come with your child, now through October, from 10 a.m. till noon, and enjoy activities like storytime at Barnes & Noble, bubble blowing and chalk stations, giveaways and more. On Thursday, Sept. 1, the theme is "B Is for Bird." Celebrate the sportiest birds in town — the Baltimore Birds. Break out your orange and purple for a bird-themed morning celebrating our favorite teams. On Thursday, Oct. 6, celebrate "The Wild Side" and explore a hands-on animal exhibit. Kids can learn all about local wildlife and conservation with the experts from Wildlife Adventures. And don't forget to come back every Friday from now through October, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for "The Farmers' Market at the Avenue at White Marsh," located behind A.C. Moore.
Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced that he will act to block intensive development on wooded property near Magledt and Joppa roads. Councilman Marks will recommend that 3 acres of land between Oakdale and Oak Summit avenues be rezoned from DR 5.5, which allows town houses, to DR 1, or one house per acre. He will recommend that another 9 acres of property owned by the county be downzoned from DR 1 to Neighborhood Commons, which blocks any development whatsoever. If the County Council acts on the councilman's recommendation on Aug 30., the move would preserve one of the largest undeveloped tracts along the Joppa Road corridor in Carney. "There is no need for intense development here, particularly when Carney Elementary School has crowded classrooms," Councilman Marks commented. "The Carney Improvement Association applauds this rezoning move, which will preserve a major undeveloped parcel at a busy intersection," added CIA President Meg O'Hare. In 2012, Councilman Marks downzoned the eastern corner of Magledt and Joppa roads to prevent commercial development near the snowball stand. Thank you Councilman Marks!
As you know, the owners of Mars Super Markets closed all their remaining locations, including the one in Perry Hall, on July 31. Whether you enjoyed shopping there or not, it was great to have a locally owned and operated grocery store in the neighborhood. I'd like to send a "community thank you" to all the Perry Hall Mars employees and wish them well in their future endeavors. The friendly food people will be missed.
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