NW Hospital Awarded

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have awarded Northwest Hospital, 5401 Old Court Road in Randallstown, the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award for reaching and maintaining high standards of stroke care. This award is presented to hospitals that demonstrate a minimum of 85 percent compliance with key national stroke care guidelines for at least 24 consecutive months.

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 http://www.jamaryland.org.

Financial Literacy Training

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland in Owings Mills, will partner with the Maryland State Board of Education and Family Economics and Financial Education to host East Coast Educator Training in Financial Literacy for elementary, middle and high school teachers, Aug. 6-8, at Towson University, 8000 York Road in Towson. The sessions will showcase effective teaching strategies and a number of free resources available to elementary educators to assist with instructing financial literacy. Depending on the curriculum materials that are requested at the time of registration, the cost for elementary training is $130-$155 and the cost for the middle and high school training is $130-$280. Registration for all the sessions includes parking, a light breakfast and lunch. Registrations will be accepted through July 13. For more information or to register, visit http://fefe.arizona.edu/pro-dev/training/east-coast.


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 thegreatunknowing@gmail.com.

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 market.com.

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 lrba@lrba.biz.

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.

Co. Exec. launches recycling effort

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced a new residential recycling campaign designed to encourage residents to recycle more and to provide information about how much each area of the county is setting out for collection. The public outreach campaign invites people to visit the county's bcrecycles.com web page, where recycling rate information is available broken down by geographic areas within the county.

The Bureau of Solid Waste Management has divided Baltimore County into 44 areas. For the first time recycling rate information for 2011 and each of the first four months of 2012 is available for each area, which enables residents to see for themselves how they and their neighbors around the county are doing in terms of recycling.

In addition to viewing their area's recycling rate information at bcrecycles.com, residents can also find collection schedules, program guides, and other information. For more information, call 410-887-2000.

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