Erik Gillenwater is our new resource officer [North Laurel/Savage]

We have a new Community Resource Officer assigned to our area from the Howard County Police Department. It is Erik Gillenwater.

Officer Gillenwater can be contacted at 410-313-0644 or email him at Do you have questions or concerns you want to share? Is there an issue in your area you need addressed? Maybe you just see a need that has gone unanswered by the police here.

Make sure our community officer learns about the community by getting to know him.

Do you know a girl who needs a role model? Why not attend an event sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 1508 as they host a female-focused career fair at the North Laurel Community Center on Nov. 9.

The event will be held 3 to 6 p.m. and is free to the community. Come out and learn from women in many career fields discuss their careers with the girls in our community.

Last chance to sign up for the Savage 7K and 1 mile Historic Walk on Oct. 5. The run will start at 7:45 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. at the Carroll Baldwin Hall and Common. Enjoy an early autumn day as you go through the historic town and park. There will be food and music afterwards. Fees are $26 online and $30 by mail or in person. The proceeds go to help restore the hall. Register at

The Hammond High Green Team will clean up the school property and surrounding area on Oct. 16. Bring your work gloves and help Hammond shine. Afterwards, head over to Chick-fil-A for dinner where they will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Green Team any time between 5 and 8 p.m. You can RSVP on Facebook at

Kids are back at school and you have some free time on your hands? Why not volunteer to help drive seniors to appointments, shopping and other errands? Children are welcome to join you and schedules are flexible.

Volunteer orientations are offered every Tuesday at 9:30 am. Evening orientation sessions is scheduled on October 8 at 5 p.m. Please contact Rosemary Noble or Patrice Cerwonka at 410-884-7433 or for more information. You can also visit us on the web at or

Want something fun to do in your community? Why not sign up for interactive Murder Mystery or a Zombie Apocalypse with Terrapin Adventures in Savage. The Murder Mystery will be on Oct. 4 and you will have to zip, climb and swing your way to find whodunit.

On Oct. 25, get ready to train so you are ready for a Zombie Apocalypse. If that's not your thing, why not try and Bike and Brew tour on the same day? Go to today.

Resurrection of Our Lord's Yard Sale is Oct. 4, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food as well as treasures and the event will be held rain or shine. Mark your calendar.

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