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Foundation honors county officers

The Baltimore County Police Foundation honored several county police officers last week at its 28th annual awards dinner.

Award recipients were: Officer Jennifer C. Lasek, community service; Officer Paul M. Ciepiela, crime prevention; Officer William R. Ayres III, distinguished contribution to the profession; Officer David G. Roesler and his police dog, Ben, exceptional performance; and Officers Timothy S. Bird, Michael L. Piccolo, Jason H. Zahn, Christine L. Bayne, Jameson T. Feelemyer and Christopher C. Wingerd, valor.

The dinner and award ceremony were held Thursday at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn.


Meeting to address development plan

A community meeting about a proposal to build 44 single-family homes in the Back River Neck area is planned for Wednesday.

The Morning Glory Community development is proposed for 21.6 acres near Wrights Lane and Back River Neck Road.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Back River Neck Community Center, 801 Back River Neck Road in Essex.

Information: 410-887-3335.


PTSA to hold event on gang activity

The Randallstown High School PTSA will sponsor a program on gang activity in the Randallstown area and the county's northwestern corridor at 6:30 p.m. today at the school, 4000 Offutt Road.

Gang specialist Frank Clark from the state Department of Juvenile Services will speak.

Information: 410-887-0748.


Expos to focus on education

The county school system is holding a series of curriculum expos to help the public better understand the system's curriculum guides and instructional materials.

Staff will be available at the exhibits to answer questions and demonstrate how instruction comes together.

Expos will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the ESS Building, 6901 Charles St., Towson, as follows: tomorrow, social studies; Wednesday, language arts; May 14, science; June 11, art, music, physical education, dance; and at a date in August to be announced, career and technology education.

Information: 443-6185404.

Goucher to hold Great Kite Fly

Goucher College will hold its second Great Kite Fly from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1021 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson.

Elementary school-age children and their families can take a kite or make one at a workshop in the Heubeck Multipurpose Room, have a friendly kite-flying competition in front of Mary Fisher Hall, and visit food vendors and a display by the Maryland Kite Society.

For free registration, due by tomorrow, go to

Information: 410-337-6126.

Owings Mills

Author to discuss state of civility

P.M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility, will discuss the state of civility in the 21st century at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the McDonogh School's Ceres M. Horn Theatre, 8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills.

Forni teaches civility at the Johns Hopkins University and co-founded the Johns Hopkins Civility Project.

Information: 443-471-1546.

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