Baltimore County Digest


Dover Road Bridge to close for 9 months

The Dover Road Bridge over the CSX rail tracks will be closed for nine months, starting tomorrow, to rebuild the century-old timber structure, county officials said.

The five-span wooden-deck bridge, erected in 1907 in Upperco, is deteriorating and can carry only light traffic.

The replacement bridge, which will be longer and wider, will be built of concrete at an estimated cost of $905,000.

Traffic will be detoured to Hanover Pike and Arcadia Avenue.

Information: 410-887-3300.

North county

6,000 expected for LAX SPLASH

More than 6,000 competitors from 332 teams will be playing on 35 fields this weekend when Carroll Manor Lacrosse and Warrior Lacrosse sponsor LAX SPLASH 2006, a competitive youth lacrosse tournament for boys and girls, ages 7 to 14.

The tournament, which runs tomorrow through Sunday, will be played on fields in northern Baltimore County. Officials said 600 games have been scheduled, and 18 teams will win a championship at LAX SPLASH.

The hub of the tournament will be the Hydes Road fields. A secondary hub with vendors, food, music, and LAX SPLASH T-shirts will be set up at Dulaney High School.

Proceeds will benefit capital projects of the Carroll Manor Recreation Council.

Information: Department of Recreation and Parks at 410-887-6957 or Chris Hutchins at 410-842-5448.

Farmers' markets

Some seniors can get assistance

Baltimore County senior centers will begin distributing farmers' market "checks" to income-eligible citizens age 60 and older at 9:30 a.m. June 26. (Mount Carmel Senior Center will begin June 27.)

The checks, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, can be used to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at authorized farmers' markets throughout Maryland until Oct. 31.

Checks, in a book worth $15, are limited to one per household. Eligible individuals' income must be below $1,511 per month or $18,130 yearly; households of two or more must have an income of less than $2,035/month or $24,420 per year. Proof of age and income must be provided.

The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Maryland Department of Aging.

Information: 410-887-2594.

Oliver Beach

Fundraising concerts scheduled

Friends of the Oliver House Inc. will hold free summer concerts this month at the Oliver Beach Community Hall and Park.

Concerts will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The schedule includes:

Monday: The Middle River Concert Band, show tunes, marches, novelty selections and Big Band hits.

June 13: Bobby and the Street Rods, hits of the 1950s and 1960s.

June 20: Tide Water, country-western.

June 27: John Zunt and the Townsmen, Big Band sound.

Those attending should bring lawn chairs or blankets.

The group is a nonprofit organization that preserves the history and environmental setting of the privately owned Oliver House. It was built about 1820 on Gunpowder Road in Oliver Beach.

Information: 410-335-5834 or 410-335-5167.


Senior center has openings in classes

Catonsville Senior Center's has openings for the summer semester in these classes:

Mondays: exercise, woodcarving, strength training, and introduction to computers.

Tuesdays: exercise and line dance.

Wednesdays: exercise, drawing and woodcarving.

Thursdays: creative writing, exercise and yoga.

Fridays: music appreciation, exercise and ceramics.

The 10-week sessions begin July 3.

Information: 410-887-0900.

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