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  1. County Yard Materials Recycling Collection Begins April 1

    Beginning Wednesday, April 1, yard materials will be collected separately for recycling (not with trash) from Baltimore County residents with “Y” days on their schedule.
    Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:39:24 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/releases/0319yardmaterials.html
  2. Commission for Women to Recognize 2015 Women of the Year

    Baltimore County Commission for Women will recognize three outstanding women from Baltimore County during its 33rd Annual Woman of the Year Awards Ceremony to be held Thursday, March 26, 6 p.m. at the 7 West Bistro, 7 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.
    Mon, 16 Mar 2015 20:20:57 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/releases/0316womenoftheyear.html
  3. Baltimore County Animal Services Launches Facebook Page

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that Baltimore County Animal Services has launched its own Facebook page to help communicate with the public about their programs and services.
    Thu, 12 Mar 2015 20:30:01 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/releases/0312animal.html

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  1. March is Pothole Month

    Jim Lathe
    Chief, Bureau of Highways

    From a road-maintenance perspective – and as Chief of the Bureau of Highways that’s my default perspective – March is not the month of endless TV basketball. Nor is it an opportunity for everyone to be an ersatz Irishman. It is (and rightfully should be) Pothole Month. It’s the time of the year when frozen roads begin to thaw and come apart. Axel-breaking cavities materialize out of nowhere. Fissures form. And an already irritable driving public, fed up with snow and cold, faces an obstacle course of holes and black-water chasms every morning behind the wheel. March is the month to fill those holes and bring order to the world.

    The figures are not in yet, but Baltimore County road crews have probably filled twenty thousand potholes this month. Pothole professionals (and let’s give them their due) from eleven Baltimore County shops have been working every weekday – each shop filling about one hundred holes.

    Their job is often dubbed a throw-and-go operation. They shovel a cold patch mix into the hole, filling it just above surface level (to allow for compaction) and then vanish. At the end of winter (early March) they begin the operation with cold patch and then move on to more durable hot mix as it becomes available with the onset of spring.

    Pothole patching is a very big job. It varies from year to year. Almost seventy thousand holes were filled in 2001 and less than forty thousand in 2012, a relatively mild winter. I suspect that this winter will be closer to the top than the bottom. That, at least, is what March portends.

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:17:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/March_is_Pothole_Month
  2. Caregivers Need Care, Too!

    Michelle Bruns, Caregiver Program Manager, Department of Aging

    Are you taking care of an older relative or friend?  Feeling tired, frustrated or overwhelmed by the demands of caregiving? 

    After attending last year’s BCDA Caregivers Mini-Conference, a family caregiver commented, “I attended the Annual Caregivers Mini-Conference with my mother because she is the primary caregiver for my father, her husband of almost 60 years. She and I had been overwhelmed and exhausted by his care needs. At the Mini-Conference we learned about new resources and tips to make our caregiving easier. We went in the door that day feeling “burned out” and came out with new suggestions and a brighter attitude about our situation!”

    Become a more resilient caregiver by attending this year’s Baltimore County Department of Aging Caregivers Mini-Conference, Saturday, April 11 at the BYKOTA Senior Center, 611 Central Avenue, Towson 21204. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the event concludes at 12:30 p.m. Guest speakers will inform the audience about stress reducing resources for themselves, as well as programs and services for older adults. Participants will receive tips for healthy living and a quick cooking demonstration. Resource tables will be available throughout the event, staffed by specialists in the field of aging and disabilities. There is no admission charge and parking is free. Continental breakfast and beverages available, sponsored by AARP.

    If you are a family member caring for an older adult in the Baltimore area, you owe it to yourself to come out for half a day to refresh yourself in your role as caregiver. All are welcome. No pre-registration; just come that day!

    To discover more information about the Caregivers Program or the conference, contact 410-887-4724.

    Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:42:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/Caregivers_Need_Care_Too

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