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Date: Nov 2013

graphic image of two turkeys in football gear with school logosJordan Fish
Baltimore County Office of Tourism & Promotion

As families around Baltimore gather for the day of feasting and revelry, many will also be heading to join the red or blue cheering sections assembled for the big game. Around here watching the annual Turkey Bowl is as much a part of Thanksgiving as pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, and shaking-your-head when your uncle says something cringe-worthy at the dinner table.

With the Ravens playing the Steelers Thanksgiving night, the 2013 Turkey Bowl will be played at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium between Loyola Blakefield and Calvert Hall. The intimate atmosphere and convenience for many fans in Baltimore County should make for a great game and great event regardless of your rooting interests.

Just for some context, the formation of the League of Nations, the beginning of prohibition, and the Red Sox trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees -  all of these events occurred the same year as the playing of the first Turkey Bowl in Baltimore. Now entering its 94th year, a new chapter is about to be written in the rivalry between the Loyola Dons and the Calvert Hall Cardinals.

 If you have never attended this great Baltimore tradition, make sure to experience the energy and fun, or at the very least, watch the 10 a.m. game on ABC. Tickets can be obtained at the Towson University Union Ticket Office and from Calvert Hall and Loyola Blakefield.

Baltimore County Social MediaJeanette Garcia Polasky
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Baltimore County Office of Communications

When Myspace hit the Internet 10 years ago, many people saw social media as a silly, newfangled toy for teenagers. Today, even businesses, schools, churches and community groups are using social media to engage the community and spread their message. Sites like Facebook and Twitter help us connect with citizens where they are — online — and allow us to reach more people than ever before. We’re sharing interesting, useful posts about things you care about, like weather emergency updates, pets available for adoption, community spotlights, breaking news and the latest information on County services, programs and events.

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photo of recycling balerRashida White
Public Information Specialist
 Baltimore County Recycling Division

Baltimore County is celebrating America Recycles Day in a big way this year, with the opening of its new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and transfer station in Cockeysville that sorts the tons of materials collected each day through the County’s very successful Single Stream Recycling Program. 

The new single stream facility will definitely impress visitors as tons of recyclables travel on numerous conveyor belts and are sorted multiple ways, including the use of optical sorters that shoot blasts of air to separate bottles and cans from paper. The highly automated equipment will allow the new MRF to process 35 tons of recyclables per hour, with the capacity to sort more than 70,000 tons of recyclables per year.

Our new MRF is not just impressive to look at, but it will also allow the County to hold on to the full economic benefits of high value recyclables collected from residents. Collectively, the new transfer station and single stream MRF are expected to generate approximately $750,000 to $2 million per year revenue after expenses, depending on market conditions.

The opening is just in time to celebrate America Recycles Day, a national campaign to educate and encourage individuals to recycle.  What better way to participate and show that Baltimore County recycles, than to make sure that you are recycling all that you can!


Revised April 6, 2016