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Crab feast for all at Seven Oaks Senior Center [Perry Hall/Kingsville]

David MarksCathy Bevins

Seven Oaks Senior Center, 9210 Seven Courts Drive, will hold its crab feast on Friday, Aug 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. Catered by Waterman's Pride, the menu includes number one males caught daily, Maryland crab soup, steamed corn on the cob, watermelon, cheese tray, fried chicken, beef barbecue, pasta salad, cole slaw, potato chips, pretzels, bread, rolls, butter, sheet cake and soda.

Purchase tickets in advance. This event is open to the community. Tickets are $35 and it's BYOB. 410-887-5192 Contact Kathleen Young, director, or Chad Michael Casserly, assistant director.

Canine Couture Pet Salon and Boutique recently celebrated its big event Dog Days of Summer. The afternoon of four-legged fun took place at the Kingsville location, 11763 Belair Road, and the adjoining grassy field.

This fun, however, had a purpose. Part of the proceeds benefit the Black Dogs and Company Rescue, an all-breed rescue that specializes in rescuing black dogs from high kill shelters in Maryland and surrounding states. According to founder Cindy Hagan, "These dogs are the last to be adopted so they have a hard time leaving the shelters."

Many well-behaved canines made the rounds with their human caretakers visiting the participating vendors.

The rescue group is in need of foster homes for the rescued dogs and ask you to consider helping a wonderful dog in need. All vet care is covered by the rescue. The foster provides food and a loving home.

For details, go to http://www.blackdogsandcompanyrescue.org/ and see their adoptable dogs at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MD412.html

County Councilman David Marks reports that in June, the Kingsville Recreation Council was briefed on plans to demolish the building at Mount Vista Park, 11101 Raphel Road. The building has serious mold problems, and it would be cost prohibitive to renovate the structure.

The county will demolish the building in August and is working to relocate the current programs. Councilman Marks will work with community leaders, recreation advocates, and the county administration to develop a vision for Mount Vista Park, which will become part of the Fifth District in December.

Also, Councilman Marks and Councilwoman Cathy Bevins have requested that the Maryland State Highway Administration accelerate its review of safety at the intersection of New Forge and Philadelphia roads. The review should be done by September once school is in session and there can be more accurate traffic counts. There is broad consensus for a traffic signal at this location. You can contact Marks at dmarks@baltimorecountymd.gov

Did you know valet parking is now available at The Avenue at White Marsh? This service is available on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 to 11 p.m. Pull your car up to the valet service area located at the main plaza. A call or text option is available to have your vehicle waiting upon your return.

You need to keep your receipts to take advantage of free valet parking. At time of pick up, present your same-day receipts totaling $50 or more from any combination of stores at The Avenue and the valet service is free. Without proof of purchase, valet service is $5.

To share your news, event or announcement in the Perry Hall/Kingsville area, send an email to write2shell@yahoo.com or call 443-286-5881. Thanks for keeping in touch!

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