Lutherville: Garcia honored as York Manor Citizen of the Year

Juan Garcia has been chosen as the York Manor Citizen of the Year for 2012, and received the award at the York Manor Community Association's annual meeting.

He was recognized for his many contributions to the community — including serving as secretary of the board — and his extensive work simplifying and clarifying the various York Manor covenants.

Congratulations to Juan for helping make York Manor a great place to live.

The association has planned a full slate of fall activities. This Saturday, Sept. 29, fall is welcomed with a neighborhood party from 4 to 8 p.m. Haddington Road, between Dunwich and Pickett roads, will be closed off for the party, and grills will be fired up.

Residents are invited to bring dinner, chairs, and games for a fun time with their neighbors.

Upcoming events include a family Halloween party and Santa visits, but even before those event, yard sale fans should mark their calendars for York Manor's annual Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct. 6. Stop by York Manor from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and pick up some great buys.

The Dulaney Valley Women's Club's annual card party and luncheon is Thursday, Oct. 25, at the L'Hirondelle Country Club. The event will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features money and party basket raffles in addition to the card games. In addition, jewelry from Beads By Bonnie will be for sale.

Proceeds benefit Cockeysville Police Athletic League programs. Tickets are $32. For reservations, call Alice Charnasky, at 410-561-9313, by Oct. 15.

The Ridgely Activity Center kicks off another fun season on Friday, Oct. 14. The RAC is a supervised event for middle school students, and is sponsored by the Lutherville-Timonium Recreation Council. It's held at Ridgely Middle School about once a month during the school year, Fridays from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Students can enjoy activities including a DJ dancing, board games, ping pong, gym activities and video games. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase.

Students must pre-register online by Oct. 9 to attend the October RAC at Upcoming events are Nov. 18 and Jan 6.

Volunteer support is essential to the success of the RAC and parents/guardians are required to chaperon at least one RAC event per season. To learn more about the RAC contact chairwoman Kelly Scheel, at 410-560-5737, or e-mail co-chairman Hilary Harrington at

Boys and girls are reminded that registration for LTRC youth basketball ends Oct. 1, and must be done online at the rec council website, The program is open to boys age 6 to 14 and girls age 6 to 17. Additional information on fees, clinics and in-house and travel teams can also be found on the website.

The LTRC Snow Club provides middle and high school students with the opportunity to go on seven ski trips to Liberty, Roundtop and Whitetail Ski resorts after school during the winter. The program is for students of all levels of ability, from beginners to experts.

Middle school students have six Tuesday trips to Ski Liberty and one Sunday trip to Ski Whitetail. For high school students, there are six Friday trips that alternate between Ski Liberty and Ski Roundtop, as well as a Sunday trip to Ski Whitetail.

Members can also purchase a Night Club Card, which is valid at all three ski areas from Jan. 1 to the end of the season. For more details contact Chris Sawicki, head of the club and middle school coordinator, at or Amanda Weeks, high school coordinator, at

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