Senior community holds 9/11 remembrance for firefighters

To thank our local firefighters, the residents and associates of Brightview Perry Hall, the senior-living community, held a special ceremony in honor of National Day of Service and Remembrance, for Baltimore County's Station House #55. Firefighters from the station house talked about their day-to-day experiences, followed by a question-and-answer session. After a "thank-you" plaque was presented to the firefighters, a moment of silence was observed in remembrance of the almost 3,000 people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

"Our community is so grateful for the work of the first responders," explained Executive Director Laura Stewart. "We want to celebrate them and their dedication to service. We also want to come together to honor the lives lost in 2001."


Brightview Perry Hall includes independent and assisted living and a Wellspring Village® dedicated to dementia and Alzheimer's care. For more info, call Linda or Valerie at 410-529-1903.

A community blood drive hosted by Weis pharmacy, takes place at the Festival at Perry Hall Shopping Center, 4126 E. Joppa Road on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Schedule your life-saving donation at the Weis pharmacy window for the American Red Cross bloodmobile. All donors receive a $5 Weis gift card, a coupon for a free sandwich from Mission BBQ and a coupon from Chick-Fil-A.

The Maryland SPCA, together with ReLove Animals Inc., Baltimore County Animal Services and the White Marsh Mall, invite you to attend "Local Love" — described as a humane education event, Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the parking lot across from Ikea. Please come out to the mall for this doggone fun event of games, education, prizes, mascots, food trucks, face-painting, adoptable pets and more! "Local Love" is focused on teaching the next generation about caring and kindness for all animals in our community.

If you missed the Baltimore County Department of Health's fall 2016 rabies clinic in Perry Hall/White Marsh, no need to worry. There are a few more clinics scheduled for October, including Sunday, Oct. 9 in Baldwin at Baltimore County Animal Services, Manor Road, from 1 to 3 p.m; Saturday, Oct. 15 in Randallstown at Rockdale Park, 3326 N. Rolling Road, from 10 a.m. till noon; and Saturday, Oct. 22 in Dundalk at Chesterwood Park, 2200 Chesterwood Road, from 10 a.m. till noon.

Vaccinations cost $8 per animal; make payment in exact cash or check only. Only dogs, cats and ferrets (at least 12 weeks old) will be vaccinated. Don't forget your leashes and carriers. If you don't bring your pet's current rabies vaccination certificate, your pet will receive a one-year vaccination. For more info, call 410-887-PAWS.

If you're a brave soul and crave a bit of spine-tingling fun, historic Jerusalem Mill Village is offering an event that may be right up your dark, spooky alley. On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 8 p.m., the village, 2813 Jerusalem Road in Kingsville, is presenting "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Cost is $10 per car. For more details, check out the website or call 410-887-3560.

A few weeks remain to visit the Avenue at White Marsh each Friday for your fresh fruits, veggies and farm items. Now through October, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Farmers' Market at the Avenue at White Marsh counts down the 2016 season. The market is located behind A.C. Moore.

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