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Date: Jul 2012

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By Maureen Robinson

Public Information Officer, Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services

When you live in Maryland, you’re used to warm weather, but there’s warm weather and then there’s THIS. While for most of us, a heat wave is just a shirt soaking inconvenience, for some it is a very real danger. While heat-related health issues are preventable, too many die every year because they either don’t know or simply ignore easy prevention tips. During times of extreme heat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers some easy to follow guidelines:

  • Drink more fluids (non-alcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor limits your fluid intake or has you on water pills, ask how much you should drink in hot weather.
  • Avoid liquids that have alcohol or a lot of sugar – these actually cause you to lose more body fluid.
  • Stay indoors and if at all possible in air-conditioning or visit your local shopping mall or public library.  Even a few hours spent in air-conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.
  • Take cool showers or baths, or move to an air-conditioned place to keep cool.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Never leave children or pets in a closed, parked vehicle.
  • Some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on:

              - Infants and young children

        - Those aged 65 or older

        - Those that have mental illness

        - Those physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure 

Stay cool, stay safe! 


 by Fronda Cohen

Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences

This summer, Baltimore County is alive with the sounds of music.  These concerts have the best price of all: under $5.  Most are free! Outdoors with a family picnic or indoors out of the heat, here are just a few of this summer’s free concerts in Baltimore County. As always, check the venue before you head out.

Lurman Woodland Concerts

From New Orleans Jazz to reggae to the golden age of rock and roll, free outdoor concerts every

Saturday and Sunday 6:00-8:00 p.m. until August 26.

For more information, click here.

Towson’s Feet on the Street Block Parties

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets for free live music, children’s activities and food. Every Friday night, 6:00-9:30 p.m., Allegheny Avenue in Towson

For more information, click here.

Charlestown Performing Arts

This August, enjoy early American music, the U.S. Naval Academy Band, and Harbor City Music Company.  Sundays at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Charlestown.

For more information, click here.



by Fronda Cohen

Baltimore County Office of Communications

I was walking heading toward Dulaney Valley Road at the Towson traffic circle when I saw something strange: a huge head on a wall.  A giant young man is looking up at the sky, but his expression really doesn’t tell you much. If he’s happy, his face sure isn’t giving it away.  Has he just been woken up and is giving you that “really” look?  Is he hoping that if he stares long enough, inspiration will come from somewhere in down York Road?  The words “something big is coming” tumble next to his enormous left ear.

The folks bringing you this huge head are from 89.7 WTMD, Towson University’s public radio station. The station is moving from campus to the new Towson City Center this fall.  There’s a musical tradition in this space. Years ago, it was home to the eclectic An die Musik store.      

WTMD general manager Steve Yasko sees the station’s new location in the center of Towson as a community arts facility, with TMD hosting and broadcasting live concerts and serving as a community meeting place and education center.   

I guess you need really big ears to catch all of that. Stay tuned!


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