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Winning Programs Promote Walking, Safety of Older Adults and Literacy for Inmate Fathers

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that four Baltimore County agencies have been awarded 2015 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo), including a prestigious Best in Category award for a Department of Corrections initiative that focuses on improving literacy for incarcerated fathers so that they may read to their children.

“Every year, our employees come up with innovative programs that improve services and the overall quality of life in Baltimore County,” said County Executive Kamenetz. “It is an honor for four County programs to be regarded as national models and is a clear reflection of our staff’s dedication and commitment to continuous improvement for our residents,” he said.

The Baltimore County agencies that merited national recognition include: 

  • Department of Corrections for Turning Pages Family Literacy Program (Best in Category!)
  • Department of Recreation and Parks and Office of Information Technology (jointly) for Walking Trails Web Application
  • Department of Aging for Be Mobile Drive Safe
  • Department of Aging for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum 

“Every day our County staff work to make a difference in people’s lives and help make Baltimore County a wonderful place to call home,” said Baltimore County Council Chair Cathy Bevins.


smARTS: Living History, Rosie the Riveter Historic Photos, Get Involved in Local Theater

Hosted by Carolyn Black-Sotir, smARTS is now airing on Baltimore County cable channel 25.

Featured segments include:

Aviation History: Head to the wild blue yonder to visit the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum in Middle River.

Arts in Our Parks: Discover the arts in Baltimore County’s parks, community and rec centers.

Living History: Learn how the Maryland Humanities Council brings into focus literature, poetry, history and all that makes us human.

Emily Dickinson Live: Enjoy a living history performance by actor MiMi Zannino as poet Emily Dickinson.

Get smarter: Find out how to make those onstage dreams come true at your local community theater with insight from the Glyndon Area Players. The company is producing Shrek The Musical this summer.   

smARTS airs Thursdays and Fridays, 7 to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to noon, on Baltimore County cable channel 25. Segments also are available online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/arts.

smARTS is a production of the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Baltimore County Public Schools and BCPS-TV.


Overnight water outage will affect some water customers in zip codes 21093, 21204, 21208, 21209 and 21211

The Baltimore County Department of Public Works has received notice from Baltimore City regarding emergency water outages that will begin at 9 p.m. tonight. The outages will affect the following Baltimore County ZIP codes: 21093, 21204, 21208, 21209. Please read the City's press release for more information.


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