Md. woman charged with embezzlement
A Maryland woman has surrendered to Newport, Del., police to face charges of embezzling more than $100,000 from the town that employed her as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper.
Cynthia Reynolds, 48, of Elkton turned herself in Friday, said Newport police Chief Michael Capriglione.
The thefts from the town began in 2004 and continued through 2007, totaling more than $128,000, according to police. The thefts were discovered in late March when a state official noticed there had been no contributions from Newport into the state pension plan for several months, police said. Reynolds was fired March 31.
Chamber fundraiser set for tomorrow
The Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce will hold its 12th annual Taste of Catonsville fundraiser from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Rolling Road Golf Club, 814 Hilltop Road.
Twenty eateries will offer samples of their best recipes.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.
Free car care clinic at Wal-Mart today
The state Department of Environment will offer a free car care clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Wal-Mart Super Center, 3601 Washington Blvd. in Halethorpe.
Technicians from Precision Tune will check cars for proper tire inflation, adequate fluid levels and other vehicle maintenance issues.
The department is planning several clinics during the summer in the Baltimore area. The dates and locations will be posted on the Baltimore Metropolitan Council's Web site, www.baltometro.org, in the coming weeks.
The rain date for the event is April 27.
Historic site to showcase rooms
The Hampton National Historic Site will hold open its newly renovated 1915-era Tenant Farmer Quarters with a ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the farmhouse at 535 Hampton Lane, Towson.
The event will showcase two rooms, one from 1915 and the other from when European immigrants and descendants of slaves worked on the estate.
Nature center to hold festival
Marshy Point Nature Center will hold its spring festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Marshy Point Road in Chase.
The event will include decoy carving, music, "scales and tails" stories, hikes, face painting, beekeeping, GPS hunts, exhibitors, food, boat and canoe rides and a fish derby. A new education wing recently opened at the center.