In Baltimore County
Department of Aging to hold session on Medicare changes
OVERLEA - A representative of the Baltimore County Department of Aging will discuss changes in Medicare at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Overlea-Fullerton Senior Center.
The program will include information on Medicare health maintenance organizations that are leaving Maryland, Medicare savings for qualified beneficiaries and Medigap supplemental policies.
The center is at 4314 Fullerton Ave. Information: 410-887-5220.
Pancake breakfast to benefit fire company
KINGSVILLE - A pancake breakfast will be held Sunday to benefit the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company.
The breakfast will be held at the fire company headquarters on Bellvue Avenue from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Patrons will be asked to make a donation. Information: 410-887-5773.
Nature center to hold nighttime hike Friday
COCKEYSVILLE - Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, will sponsor a Fall Harvest Moon hike Friday from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The hike is for older children and adults and costs $2 in advance.
Reservations and information: 410-887-1815.
In Baltimore City
Two men fatally shot in separate incidents
Two men were fatally shot in separate incidents over the weekend, and police said yesterday they had no suspects and knew of no motives for the shootings.
The body of a man who had been shot was found by Northwestern District officers shortly after midnight yesterday in an alley off the 3100 block of Sequoia Ave., police said. Police did not release the victim's name because his family had not yet been notified.
Latrol Gross, 22, of the 12000 block of Boncrest Drive in Reisterstown, Baltimore County, was found by Central District police about 3 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Pennsylvania Ave. in West Baltimore. He had been shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ex-mail carrier sentenced to 9 months after theft try
A former mail carrier has been sentenced to nine months in prison for attempting to steal money from a mail truck.
Darrell A. Cheeks Jr. , 41, a former mail carrier in Randallstown, was arrested in February 1999 after bolting out of the back of a mail truck and into Baltimore's General Mail Facility on East Fayette Street. More than $8,100 in cash was found sticking out of his pants pockets. Postal police found him carrying the cash, a BB gun, ski mask and pair of gloves.
Cheeks, of the 6500 block of Park Heights Ave. in Baltimore, was sentenced Friday to nine months in prison by city Circuit Judge Audrey J. Carrion.
Glenmount community celebrates school opening
The Glenmount Elementary/Middle School community has celebrated a two-year, $9 million renovation of its school building.
Pupils, parents, teachers and community leaders were joined by city schools chief Carmen V. Russo and school board Chairman J. Tyson Tildon at 6211 Walther Ave. for the Friday morning ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The school had been temporarily relocated to the Samuel L. Banks Professional Development Center in Northeast Baltimore. Glenmount reopened last week with a new two-story addition containing 20 classrooms, a library and a computer lab.
Community planner Bell leaves city government
Northern District community planner Adrienne Bell has left her post with city government to work for Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse as an assistant director of development, city officials said. Bell, 27, was named Outstanding New Planner last year by the Maryland chapter of the American Planning Association.
Her successor, Kristin L. Smith, 29, is a graduate of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University with a master's degree in public policy and urban planning.