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  1. County Offers Final Two Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics

    Dates and Locations

    Keep your pet and your family safe this summer by taking advantage of Baltimore County Department of Health's low-cost rabies vaccination clinics. The last of the annual off-site clinics take place May 30 and June 3.


    Saturday, May 30
    10 a.m. to noon
    Fields at Renaissance Park
    99 Stemmers Run Road
    Essex, Maryland 21221


    Wednesday, June 3
    6 to 8 p.m.
    Rockdale Park
    3326 North Rolling Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21244

    Clinic Guidelines

    Vaccinations are $8 and available to cats, dogs and ferrets owned by county residents. The clinics will be held rain or shine. Animals receiving rabies shots must be at least 12 weeks old. All animals must be on leashes or in carriers. Due to time constraints, safety and escape risk, uncontrollable animals will not be vaccinated during the clinics. Aggressive dogs must be muzzled. All cats must be contained in a properly sized, escape-proof carrier. Exact change is appreciated, as cash and checks will be the only forms of payment accepted.

    Vaccinations protect domestic animals and humans from rabies, which is a potentially fatal disease. Baltimore County law requires pets to be licensed and for rabies vaccinations to be kept up-to-date.

    Wild Animals

    Other precautions against rabies include obeying leash laws and avoiding contact with wild animals, or unknown domestic animals. If your pet has had contact with a wild animal, notify your veterinarian. Additionally, if you have been bitten or scratched by an animal, seek medical attention.

    Bite and scratch exposures from any animal to a human or pet exposure to wildlife are also reportable to the local Health Department, Police Department or Animal Control authority.For more information on preventing and protecting your pet from rabies, contact the Baltimore County Department of Health at 410-887-PAWS (7297) or email

    Tue, 26 May 2015 13:13:00 GMT
  2. Baltimore County’s Sounds of Summer

    Julian Baker
      Intern, Baltimore County Office of Communications

    Thinking about going somewhere for live music this summer? No need to fly to Nashville for country or bluegrass. The Good Life Festival at Boordy Vineyards provides good food, great music and an excellent atmosphere for just $10. Feel free to bring the kids as all guests under 16 have free admission. Come back to the Vineyards all summer, as the Summer Evening Concerts rock every Friday night from May to August.

    Booking a trip to Cleveland to check out some classic rock? First, head on over to Parkville any Friday in the summer to see the PCBA Spring Concert Series. The event is free in the backyard of Racer’s Cafe, one of the best craft beer bars in town.     

    Shakespeare isn’t only performed in the Globe Theatre. Join Stephanie and Saar at the Gordon Center for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, where the work of famed composer Felix Mendelssohn will be paired with selections from Shakespeare’s beloved comedy performed by actor Stanley Morstein. Tickets for the June 14th event are free, but must be reserved.

    If the fun atmosphere of New Orleans is your thing, swing by Feet on the Street Block Party on Friday nights to experience Towson’s local music scene. There will be beer, wine and cocktails for the adults, and moon bounces and face painting for the kids. It might even start to look like Mardi Gras. Admission is free, and it goes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every night through September 25th.

    Even the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is coming up to the County on July 3 and 4 for their Star-Spangled Spectacular at Oregon Ridge. Tickets at the gate will be $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under, or you can buy your tickets in advance. Guests get to see the BSO perform classic American music with a spectacular fireworks show after the performance.

    The Lurman Summer Concert Series, free every Saturday and Sunday from May to August, has all of the above; blues, funk, country, R&B, and classic jazz are on tap all summer long. The Lurman Woodland Theatre in Catonsville is your one stop shop for all things music this summer.

    Baltimore County’s more than 80 summer concerts have everything you’re looking for; from Reggae in White Marsh to Folk in Catonsville, all you need for a summer of music is right here in the County.  

    Review a complete list of concerts and events this summer.

    Thu, 21 May 2015 20:58:00 GMT
  3. Baltimore County Businesses Honored for Impact in Commercial Revitalization Districts

    39 Locally Owned Businesses to be Recognized

    Thirty nine locally owned businesses will be recognized for their contributions to the well-being of Baltimore County’s traditional commercial districts.

    “Our local business districts and their retail entrepreneurs add to the quality of life we enjoy. These unique shops, restaurants and services are central to the communities they serve,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.    

    The Baltimore County Department of Planning invited chambers of commerce and business associations to nominate outstanding individuals, institutions and locally owned businesses that have made an impact in economic vitality, design, promotion, sustainability and leadership.  

    The following nominees will be recognized at a reception and awards ceremony June 3 at the UMBC University Center Ballroom.   

    Best Neighborhood Service/Retailer/Restaurant

    Calico Cat (Security/Woodlawn)
    EarthTouch Healing Arts (Dundalk)
    Caton Auto Clinic (Catonsville)
    State Farm (Liberty Road)
    Colin’s Seafood & Grill (Liberty Road)
    Dunkin’ Donuts (Liberty Road)
    Herb & Soul (Loch Raven)
    Gourmet Again (Pikesville)
    The Grill at Harryman House (Reisterstown)

    Best New Construction using Architect on Call and/or Business Improvement Loan

    Ristorante Firenze (Reisterstown)

    Best Small-Scale Façade Improvement
    Dugan’s Liquors (Pikesville)
    Main Street Grill (Reisterstown)
    Fractured Prune (Towson)
    Bob Davidson Ford (Loch Raven)

    Outstanding Community Event
    Catonsville Arts and Crafts Festival (Catonsville)
    Dundalk Heritage Fair (Dundalk)
    Concerts in the Park (Dundalk)
    Holiday Event and National Night Out (Liberty Road)
    Overlea Community Tree Lighting (Overlea)
    Spring Concert Series (Parkville)

    Best Marketing Campaign
    Ristorante Firenze (Reisterstown)
    Towson Tipster App (Towson)
    Shop the ‘Ville (Catonsville)
    Member Spotlight Mondays (Parkville)

    Best Business/Organization Website
    Liberty Road Community Calendar (Liberty Road)
    Parkville Carney Business Association (Parkville)
    The Grill at Harryman House (Reisterstown)

    Best Clean-up or Greening Project 
    Paradise Community Association (Catonsville)
    Randallstown Gateway Park (Liberty Road)

    Best Advocate

    Dundalk Renaissance Corporation (Dundalk)
    Coldwell Banker (Catonsville)
    Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Department (Liberty Road)
    Jason Plotkin, President Parkville Carney Business Association (Parkville)
    Carin Smith, Reisterstown Improvement Association (Reisterstown)

    Best Community Institution
    The Children’s Home (Catonsville)
    Dundalk Chamber of Commerce (Dundalk)
    Northwest Hospital (Liberty Road)

    Young Entrepreneur 
    Erin Travis, Trails & Tails Pet Care (Catonsville)
    Tim Bojanowski, Zest Social Media (Towson)

    “Keeping our older commercial areas strong is a priority for Baltimore County. The Commercial Revitalization Program offers tools to support small businesses in 17 older commercial areas throughout the County,” said Andrea Van Arsdale, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Planning. "We encourage businesses and commercial property owners to work with our revitalization representatives to access district tax credits, architectural design services to improve the exterior of buildings, loans to help implement improvements and other technical assistance.”

    More information about the Baltimore County Commercial Revitalization Program is available on line or by calling 410-887-3480.

    Thu, 21 May 2015 18:59:00 GMT
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