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Date: Jul 21, 2017

Program and Special Recognition Includes Free Movie Screening 

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is hosting a tribute to Henrietta Lacks next Saturday, July 29, in the Turner Station neighborhood where she lived. The program celebrates her legacy and will include a special and rare honor from the County Executive, as well as remarks from community leaders and a free screening of the movie, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” starring Oprah Winfrey.

The program, which will take place at the Fleming Community Center, located at 641 Main Street in Turner Station, begins at 10 a.m. and includes refreshments. The public is welcome to attend.

Sponsoring groups include the Lacks Family, Henrietta Lacks House of Healing, Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group, Turner Station Conservation Teams, Fleming Senior Center Council, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. William Wade’s family, Baltimore County Department of Aging, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, The Kingdom Economic System and Turner Station Heritage Foundation Committee. Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam was instrumental in ensuring that Henrietta Lacks’ contributions were recognized statewide and in Baltimore County. Media sponsors for the event include Radio One and the Afro-American Newspaper.

Henrietta Lacks has been called by some “the most important woman in medical history,”  despite the lack of recognition while she was alive. An African-American Dundalk resident who lived in Turner Station, Henrietta Lacks was the unwitting source of an immortalized line of cells that will reproduce indefinitely and continues to be a source of invaluable medical data today. Her cells were used to test the polio vaccine, were a basis for cloning and in vitro fertilization and are helping to develop anti-cancer drug therapies.


Engineers Will Discuss Upcoming Storm Drains Project

Baltimore County’s Department of Public Works will discuss local drainage improvements to Barton Oaks Road, Overbrook Road, Crossland Road and Fairway Road in the Dumbarton area as well as rehabilitation of existing culverts running beneath Barton Oaks Road, Overbrook Road, and Fairway Road (all near the Suburban Club of Baltimore County).

To keep residents of this historic neighborhood abreast of design and construction discussions, County Engineers will hold a workshop on Wednesday, August 16 between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. at the Pikesville Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, 1301 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville.

During the meeting, residents will have an opportunity to discuss the project’s impact with engineers in an informal setting. For more information, contact James Ekeh, Project Engineer, or Sheldon Epstein, Section Chief, Bureau of Engineering at 410 887-3711.


by Charlie Dyjak, Baltimore County Office of Communications Intern

Summer is here and with summer comes the opportunity to buy fresh produce at your local farmers market. Baltimore County is home to 13 different farmers markets approved by the Maryland Farmers Market Association, so there is always one close to home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer salads, BLTs, and seared vegetables are delicious summer entrees. When prepared with the fresh ingredients found at farmers markets, these dishes are out of this world. A good dish always starts with the best ingredients and the fresh, crisp tastes of locally grown produce cannot be matched.

Pick up these fresh ingredients at your local farmers market for a quick, light tomato and cucumber summer salad.

Cut 4 cucumbers into slices

Chop 4 tomatoes into bite size pieces

Dice a red onion

Toss together in a bowl and drizzle on olive oil and red wine vinegar.

Sprinkle in salt to your liking.

If you want to go “recipe-free,” just buy a juicy peach or tomato and eat it whole. 

Here are a baker's dozen Baltimore County farmers markets to explore, from Catonsville to Dundalk to Hereford. Grab your market bag and get out your shopping list!

Baltimore County Farmers Market
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Wednesday: 10 am - 1 pm 

Boordy Vineyards – Good Life Thursdays
12820 Long Green Pike, Thursday: 3 pm – 7 pm 

Catonsville Farmers Market
5820 Edmondson Ave., Wednesday: 10 am – 1 pm 

Catonsville Sunday Farmers Market
730 Frederick Road, Sunday: 10 am - 1:30 pm 

Dundalk Village Farmers Market
44 Shipping Place, Saturday: 7 am - 12:30 pm 

Eastpoint Farmers Market
7839 Eastern Ave., Wednesday: 9 am – 2 pm

Hereford Farmers Market
17004 York Road, Saturday: 9 am – noon

Kenilworth Farmers Market
798 Kenilworth Drive, Tuesday: 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

Overlea Farmers Market

6908 Belair Road, Alternate Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. - noon

Pikesville Farmers Market
1700 Reisterstown Road, Tuesday: 2 pm - 6 pm

Randallstown Farmers Market/Liberty Road
8604 Liberty Road, Wednesday: 1 pm – 5 pm

The Avenue at White Marsh Farmers Market
8215 Honeygo Blvd., Friday: 10 am – 1 pm

Towson Farmers Market

17 Allegheny Avenue, Thursday: 11 am – 3 pm 

 

 

Keywords: farmers markets, farms, food

 
 
Revised September 26, 2016