Baltimore County News
By Taylor Butler, Towson High School Senior and Baltimore County Office of Communications Intern
People share their dreams in many ways. The dream Dr. King had was to bring tranquility to his fellow man with hope and peace. I feel the world will be eternally grateful for Dr. King. His vison and courage helped pave the way for many people, including myself.
Dr. King's dream has helped open my eyes to see the world from a different perspective.
By putting the best foot forward, I have gained well-valued experiences, created new connections and am able to better visualize myself in my "ideal career." After high school I plan to attend college to study broadcast journalism. Broadcast journalists present their stories to a wide audience. With the help of watching Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a strong and confident man who not only spoke his dream to the members of his church, but to the world, I will one day build the confidence to present my stories to the world. I hope to be half the person he was.
Happy Birthday to the man who brought America closer. May his dream live on. #ThankYouMLKFri, 13 Jan 2017 21:05:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/thank-you-mlk
Baltimore County seeking to enroll residents in a national program
The Baltimore County Department of Health recently received a grant to enroll people with prediabetes in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), an evidence-based lifestyle change program. The NDPP in Baltimore County is offering free seminars to help those with prediabetes and at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
One in three adults have prediabetes and most are unaware of their condition. Prediabetes means a person has a blood glucose (blood sugar) level higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, and it is preventable. People with prediabetes may delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and possibly return their blood glucose levels to normal by participating in this free program.
The NDPP in Baltimore County meets in a small group for just one hour every week for 16 weeks. A trained lifestyle coach leads the weekly sessions to help participants improve food choices, increase physical activity, and learn coping skills to maintain weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes. The goal of the NDPP is to have participants eat healthy, be more active, and lose body weight and keep it off.
You may be eligible for the Diabetes Prevention Program if you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 24, and have been told by a doctor you have prediabetes, or score 9 or higher on the diabetes risk test. Take the prediabetes risk test online at www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention. Free seminars to learn about the NDPP in Baltimore County will be offered at the following locations:
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, 21212 Third Floor Conference Room
Thursday, January 26, noon to 1 PM
Tuesday, February 21, noon to 1 PM
Eastern Family Resource Center
9100 Franklin Square Drive, 21237 Room 101A
Tuesday, February 7, noon to 1 PM
Owings Mills Campus
10225 Jensen Lane, 21117 Room 118
Thursday, February 9, noon to 1 PM
Liberty Family Resource Center
3525 Resource Drive, 21133 Room C51
Tuesday, February 14, noon to 1 PM
For more information about the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Baltimore County, call the Department of Health at 410-887-0413.Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:35:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/you-can-prevent-type-2-diabetes
Current “Hello Baltimore County” TV Show features winter storm operations, Animal Services and home energy assistance
Show airs on Cable Channel 25 and online
The latest edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” focuses on, Animal Services and an overview of the County’s program to assist low-income families with their energy bills.
ICYMI – In case you missed it, we review some recent headlines from your County government.
Winter Storm Response – Get the perspective from behind the plow and learn about the County’s new Stormfighter web feature that helps you report storm-related issues to the County.
New and Improved Animal Services – Check out the County’s brand new $6.6 million facility and find out about pet adoptions, low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services, and more.
Safe and Warm at Home – The County offers home energy assistance for low-income seniors, families, and people with disabilities to help with the high cost of their utility bills. See if you may qualify.
To view streaming video of the full show, go to the Hello Baltimore County page at http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Videos/hellobaltimorecounty.html . Click on the menu icon in the upper left of the video screen to select an individual segment.
In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:
Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.
Tuesdays: 12 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.
Thursdays: 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.
Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:11:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/january-s-hello-baltimore-county-tv-show-features-winter-storm-operations-animal-services-and-home-energy-assistance
Trash and Recycling Collection Normal, Drop-off Facilities Open
Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Monday, January 16 in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Health department clinics, libraries and senior centers will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. Parking meters must be fed and Baltimore County Revenue Authority parking garages will be open as usual.
Trash and recyclables will be collected according to the normal schedule. The County’s trash and recycling drop-off facilities will be open. Residents can log onto www.baltimorecountymd.gov/solidwaste for more information about recycling and trash collection, including schedules and drop-off center locations and hours. Residents may also call the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000.Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:53:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/baltimore-county-offices-closed-for-martin-luther-king-jr-day