Worth announcing twice: Marks will seek second term as 5th District councilman [Perry Hall]

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks recently announced that he will seek a second term representing the 5th District, which stretches east to west through Towson, Carney, Perry Hall, and Kingsville. Marks announced his intention to run on Oct. 9, first at a meeting in Carney and later the same day at the Idlewylde Community Center where he was greeted by dozens of supporters.

The Republican cited his record of preserving open space and improving neighborhoods.

"Over the past three years, I've reached across the partisan divide to improve our communities," Marks said. " We've secured funding to build three new parks, fix the failing intersection at Harford and Joppa Roads, and resurface important routes like Chapel Road, Snyder Lane, and Forge Road. At the same time, I've not been afraid to be an independent voice, opposing bad development and harmful tax increases."

Marks and his wife, Stephanie, live with their two children in Perry Hall. He is a former nine-term president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association who worked to get the Perry Hall library built and is employed professionally as a transportation consultant. To contact Councilman Marks, write to County Councilman David Marks, 400 Washington Avenue, Towson, MD 21204, phone 410-887-3384 or email to council5@baltimorecountymd.gov.

October is the last month this year to shop for fresh produce at the White Marsh farmers market at the Avenue at White Marsh. The market is open every Friday through October from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Also, make plans to witness the glow at the annual tree lighting at the Avenue at White Marsh's main plaza on Friday, Nov. 22. The event starts at 6 p.m. and the tree lighting takes place at 7p.m. For information, visit http://www.theavenueatwhitemarsh.com (Event schedule to be updated Nov. 1).

A free walk-in Community Flu Vaccination Clinic will be held at White Marsh Mall, Center Court on the lower level, on Friday, Oct. 25 from noon to 7 p.m. . Call 410-337-1479 for more information. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center will provide vaccination to anyone age 9 or older. Ages 9-17 require parental/guardian signature. High-risk individuals are especially encouraged to get a vaccination. .

Historic Jerusalem Mill Village, 2813 Jerusalem Road, in Kingsville, presents "Benjamin Franklin as Interpreted by David Fisher." As Franklin, Fisher tells Dr. Franklin's story, relates the history of his times, and gives the listener a glimpse of the personality and humor of this great man. "Benjamin Franklin" is scheduled for Nov. 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is recommended for ages 10 to adult. For more information, call 410-877-3560 or 410-877-0080. Also, Kid's Crafts - Make and Take happens on the second Sunday of each month. This event features "make-and-take" craft activities for children ages 5 to 12. The craft sessions last from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. as long as craft supplies last, so the earlier you arrive, the better. On Nov 10, kids will make a "Thankful Turkey" and on Dec 8, they'll create their own "Candy Cane Christmas Mouse." Both of these events take place at McCourtney's Store in the village. For more information, call410-877-3560 or 410-877-0080.

The annual corn maze is open at Beachmont Christian Camp and Ministries, 6433 Mt. Vista Road in Kingsville. The maze celebrates our Baltimore home teams, The Orioles and The Ravens. Friday and Saturday nights are flashlight nights with victory celebrations around a blazing bonfire. The fall fun continues now through Nov. 9 (closed Sunday and Monday). Admission includes all activities. Ages 12 and older pay $10, ages 3 to 11 pay $8 and under age 2 are admitted free. Wear any "Birds" team attire and receive $1 off admission! (Under age 15 must be with an adult.) Pumpkins, food and refreshments are available at an additional cost. For more information, visit the website http://www.BEACHMONT.org or, for reservations, call 410-592-3648.

The next meeting of the Perry Hall Improvement Association takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov .14 at the Perry Hall Library Meeting Room, 9685 Honeygo Blvd.

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