Carroll County Times

News Briefs

Early Registration

Parents or guardians who must register children for the 2012-2013 school year should do so as soon as possible. Early registration is requested so that families have time to provide proper documentation. Early registration also allows schools time to plan for each child and adjust staffing. Parents or guardians must register their child if that child:

  • Is enrolling for the first time in a Baltimore County school.
  • Has recently moved to Baltimore County from another county.
  • Has changed residences within Baltimore County since last school year and will begin attending a new school as a result of that move.
  • Is entering the sixth grade or ninth grade this school year.
  • Does not legally reside in Baltimore County but may be allowed to attend a county school (considered a "non-resident" student under Board of Education Policy and Superintendent's Rule 5150).

Additional requirements may be part of the registration process.


For more information about who must register their children, parents or guardians may call their local schools or visit the BCPS website, to view policy and rule 5150. Parents should visit the school their child will attend to register for the upcoming school year. All BCPS schools are open during regular business hours, Monday through Friday throughout the summer. Parents or guardians should contact their local schools to schedule appointments. If students need English language support, parents or guardians must contact the Office of World Languages and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Programs.

Home Security

The Chartley Homeowners Association will sponsor Steps to Home Security Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Chartley Park Center, Chartley Park and Reisterstown Road in Reisterstown. Local professionals will share their knowledge and experience with residents and help the residents make their plan for individual home security. Locksmith Brad Baird will demonstrate various locking devices and strategies to strengthen door and window security. Electrician Scott Bowers and lighting executive Joe Rhoades will demonstrate new security and motion activated lighting fixtures available for residential use. Brad Slinkman will display home security, health and video systems that may be a part of a home security system. The importance of landscape design in home security planning will be presented by Richard Schmidt. Officer Andrew Kauffman and the Chartley Citizens on Patrol will round out the program. The public is invited and admission is free. For additional information, call 410-833-0262.


Hospital Yard Sale

Northwest Hospital, 5401 Old Court Road in Randallstown, is hosting a yard sale to benefit its United Way campaign Saturday, Aug. 4 in the L parking lot from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. There are available $20 spaces for rent which includes two spaces and a table. Vendors and patrons are asked to pay in cash or money order only. To reserve a space, call 410-521-5954 or email All proceeds benefit our United Way Campaign.

Homeowner Workshop

On Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Randallstown Community Center, 3505 Resource Drive in Randallstown, Attorney Gen. Doug Gansler, Sen. Delores Kelley (D-10th) and Dels. Adrienne Jones (D-10th) and Dana Stein (D-11th) will sponsor a Homeowner Relief and Foreclosure Prevention Workshop. Topics at the workshop will include how to qualify for a loan modification, how to respond to "intent-to-foreclose" letters, who can refinance at historic low rates and possible relief if your mortgage is serviced by Ally/GMAC, Bank of America/Countrywide, J.P. Morgan Chase/WAMU or Wells Fargo/Wachovia. For individual sessions with a housing counselor, bring mortgage paperwork. For more information, contact Alan Brody at 410-576-6956.

JA Summer Experience

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, 1777 Reisterstown Road, suite 354, is hosting its 9th annual JA BizTown Summer Experience for 9-12-year-olds, Aug. 6-10, 2012, at its Owings Mills headquarters, 10711 Red Run Blvd., ste. 110. Admission is $200 to attend the main session and $260 with the optional second session included. The fees include a camp T-shirt, enrichment materials and items purchased at the JA BizTown shops. For more information or to register for the JA BizTown Summer Experience, call 443-394-7211 or visit

Charity Open Mic

Late Night Open Mic nights are set for 9 p.m.-midnight, at Sacred Harvest Center, 362 Main St., in Reisterstown, every Wednesday through Aug. 1. All proceeds will go 50/50 to The Community Crisis Center and The Association for Animal Rights, both Reisterstown nonprofits. Light refreshments will be available for sale. Parking is on the street or behind the building.For more information contact Emma Matthews at 443-845-7142, or thegrea

Farmers Market

The Baltimore County Farmers Market will be open every Wednesday, June 6-Oct. 31, from 2:30-5:30 p.m., at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at 2200 York Road. in Lutherville-Timonium. Some of the local products that will be available are fruit, vegetables, chicken, beef, eggs, honey, milk and ice cream. For more information, call 410-207-2165 or go to http://www.baltimorecountyfarmers

Randallstown Farmers Market

The Randallstown Farmers Market, sponsored by the Liberty Road Business Association in partnership with Northwest Hospital, Randallstown library, United Healthcare and Baltimore County, is set to open Wednesday, beginning June 13, from 1-5 p.m., through Sept. 12, on the Randallstown library parking lot, 8406 Liberty Road. The business association is taking vendor applications for the market. For more information, contact 410-655-7766 or

RUMC Food Pantry

Reisterstown United Methodist Church is offering free food every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., and every Saturday morning from 9 a.m.- noon, at 308 Main St., next to the church. Donations accepted at any time. For more information, call Irene Caitlin at 410-833-5440.