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Owings Mills branch of BCPL to host traveling exhibit

The Owings Mills branch of the Baltimore County Public Library will house the MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans Traveling Exhibit June 29 to July 13.


The exhibit, which features present-day and wartime images of 16 men and women and their recollections of incidents from the war, is making its way around Maryland through next June to celebrate the service of Marylanders during the Vietnam War.

The public is invited to see the display at the Owings Mills branch or future venues.


The Owings Mills branch of the Baltimore County Public, at 10302 Grand Central Ave., is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The branch is also open Sundays from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans is a multi-year project, the largest in the station's history, to recognize and thank those who served in the military during the Vietnam era.

The project unfolds in 2016 with the broadcast premiere of a three-hour documentary called "Maryland Vietnam War Stories" and with a two-day public event, LZ Pimlico, at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

Information on the MPT Vietnam project and the travel exhibit schedule can be found at Interested persons may also call 410-581-4182 for information or to be added to the project's mailing list.

County initiates recycling collection in 12 parks

On June 23, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that Baltimore County has initiated recycling collection in the following county parks: Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Eastern Regional Park, Honeygo Regional Park, Marshy Point Nature Center, Meadowood Regional Park, Northwest Regional Park, Reisterstown Regional Park, Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park, Oregon Ridge Lodge and Nature Center, Robert E. Lee Park, Loch Raven Fishing Center — seasonal — and Rocky Point Beach and Park.

The parks were added to the recycling program because they already have on-site staff who work to gather trash for weekly collection.

The initial cost of the additional equipment and fixtures needed for this recycling initiative, excluding weekly trash collection, is about $44,000.