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Keyword: holiday

Americans celebrate July 4th with picnics, cookouts, and fireworks. We like to party and, for some, that includes drinking alcohol. That’s fine, but don’t get behind the wheel.

Over the next six days, Baltimore County Police, and other Law enforcement agencies will be on the roads looking for drivers who drive impaired from alcohol and drugs.

Drinking and driving is against the law. Officers will arrest drivers who drink and drive. Driving Under the Influence is against the law. Driving Buzzed is against the law. If you are under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, the consequences are harsh. Attorney's fees, court costs, loss of driving privileges are just the beginning. Think about these key phrases:

  • Drive Sober or get Pulled Over
  • Remember Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

There is no good reason to drive after drinking. In today’s world there are taxis, hail riding apps, plus the designated driver. As for the designated driver, arrange for the driver BEFORE you start.

Have fun and arrive home safe and sound.

With the holiday season in full swing, Baltimore County's volunteer fire stations continue to offer an assortment of activities including train gardens, Christmas tree sales and appearances by Santa.

Check for activities at your local company 

Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department
5200 Southwestern Boulevard, Maryland 21227
410-887-1471

  • Christmas Train Garden in progress
  • Cookies, Milk and the Polar Express with Santa, December 3, 2016 doors open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Santa's Detail, December 9, 2016 to December 23, 2016
  • All you can Eat Pancake Breakfast with Santa, December 11, 2016, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company
5414 Arcadia Avenue, Maryland 21155
410-887-1576

  • Breakfast with Santa, December 3, 2016, 8 to 11 a.m.

Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department
900 Bowleys Quarters Road, Maryland 21220
410-887-5771

  • Santa's Ride starts December 2, 2016, 6 p.m.
  • Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Craft Show, December 4, 2016, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Christmas Vendor Bazaar, December 11, 2016, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company
12020 Greenspring Avenue, Maryland 21117
410-887-7781

  • Christmas Tree sale in progress 

Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company
11210 York Road, Maryland 21030
410-527-1634

  • Winter Wonderland, December 3, 2016, 8 to 11 a.m. full breakfast and beverages, pictures with Santa, crafts and face painting. Call for details. 

Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department
4812 Butler Road, Maryland 21071
410-833-1262

  • Breakfast with Santa, December 3, 2016, 8 a.m. to Noon
  • Christmas tree sale in progress 

Hereford Volunteer Fire Company
510 Monkton Road, Maryland 21111
410-887-1934

  • Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Bazaar, December 11, 2016, 8 a.m. to noon 

Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company
3500 Sweet Air Road, Maryland 21131
410-887-7780

  • Christmas Tree Sale beginning December 2, 2016, 5 p.m.

Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department
140 Laverne Avenue, Maryland 21227
410-887-1472

  • Santa Tour begins December 21, 2016, 6 p.m.

Long Green Volunteer Fire Company
4506 Long Green Road, Maryland 21057
410-887-5772

  • Breakfast with Santa, December 10, 2016, 8 to 11 a.m. 

Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company
1609 Bellona Avenue, Maryland 21093
410-887-7778

  • Christmas Tree Sale in progress
  • Santa's Ride, see website for schedule

Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Company
21631 York Road, Maryland 21105
410-887-1932

  • Santa Run, all day, December 17 and December 18, 2016

Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Company
10401 Owings Mills Boulevard, Maryland 21117
410-363-1933

  • Christmas tree sale in progress 

Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Company
P.O. Box 34034, Maryland 21221
410-887-0328

  • Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Craft Show, December 3, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Second Annual Community Tree Lighting, December 3, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
  • Santa Claus is coming to town, to be announced. 

Rosedale Volunteer Fire Department
8037 Philadelphia Road, Maryland 21237
410-887-0519

  • Christmas tree sale in progress

White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company
5419 Ebenezer Road, Maryland 21162
410-887-5770

  • Christmas tree sale in progress

Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company
214 Wise Avenue, Maryland 21222
410-887-7262

  • Christmas Train Garden in progress 
  • Breakfast with Santa, December 4, 2016, 8 to 11 a.m.

Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Company
2033 Woodlawn Drive, Maryland 21207
410-887-1371

  • Breakfast with Santa, December 17, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The next edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through December.

The topic in the opening segment is animal abuse and its impact on the community. Ms. April Doherty, Lead Animal Abuse Investigator for the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, talks about animal abuse, neglect and cruelty and what the public can do if they encounter this crime.

The second segment contains crime prevention and personal safety tips for the fall and winter seasons. Officer George Mussini of the Youth and Community Services Section provides tips to help avoid becoming a victim of a street robbery, home burglary and having your car stolen.

The video can be viewed online. If you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule, you can find it on the County’s web site. Select “Police Report” on the videos page at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/videogallery.

Police Report also airs five days a week on Comcast Channel 25 and Verizon FIOS Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

  • Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
 
 
Revised June 27, 2017