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  1. Merritt Pavilion Announces Progress for Dundalk Project

    The developer of the proposed Merritt Pavilion is close to securing commitments from three well-known national restaurant chains to bring their restaurants to Dundalk.
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:55:38 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/releases/0820dundalk.html
  2. County Continues to Diversify Police and Fire Departments

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced today that the County's latest police and fire recruit classes demonstrate ongoing progress in the County's effort to diversify its public safety workforce.
    Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:05:22 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/releases/0819diversity.html
  3. Kamenetz Issues Statement on Passing of Dunbar Brooks and Merreen Kelly

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz issued a statement on the passing of Dunbar Brooks and Merreen Kelly.
    Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:32:22 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/releases/0819kamenetz.html

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  1. Start the School Year on the Right Foot: S.A.V.E.! Start Administering Vaccines Early

    Linda Grossman, M.D., Chief, Bureau of Clinical Services
    Baltimore County Department of Health

    As the lazy days of summer come to an end, many parents with school-age children are beginning their “back to school” preparations. If you’re among them, be sure to include your child’s pediatric check-up and/or annual immunizations on your list.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a list of recommended vaccinations (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html) your child should receive— as well as when they should receive them. New this year in the State of Maryland is a law requiring specific vaccinations for children who are entering kindergarten and seventh grade for the 2014-2015 school year. The law requires that students entering kindergarten this fall must have two varicella vaccinations. Meanwhile, students who are entering seventh grade must have one Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and one meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination.


    Immunization is a key part of protecting your child’s health. Millions of lives have been saved and untold cases of diseases have been prevented because of people getting vaccines to help them develop immunity to serious infections.  Diseases that used to affect many people, such as polio, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), and meningitis, now are rare thanks to vaccines. It’s important to note that the germs that cause these illnesses continue to exist, so continued immunization is critical to the health of your child.

    Additionally, immunization isn’t just good for your child’s health; it’s also good for those around him or her. When you immunize your child, you help protect the health of others including those who are too young to be vaccinated, those who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons, and those for whom a vaccine may not be effective.  

    As you enjoy your final days of summer and begin your back-to-school shopping, please include your child’s health among your plans. Here’s wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and safe school year!

    The Baltimore County Health Department will be offering free, recommended vaccinations for eligible children ages five through 18. Find a date and location: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/health/healthservices/children/immunizations.html

    Dr. Linda Grossman is a pediatrician in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and has been in practice for almost 40 years.

    Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:12:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/Start_the_School_Year_on_the_Right_Foot_SAVE_Start_Administering_Vaccines_Early
  2. Enjoy a taste of history during Baltimore County Summer Restaurant Week

    Teri Rising, Historic Preservation Planner
    Department of Planning

    Did you know that several of the restaurants participating in Baltimore County’s Summer Restaurant Week are also serving up a helping of Baltimore area history? From Reisterstown’s historic Main Street to the country splendor of My Lady’s Manor, these historic restaurants provide a unique dining experience to go along with their special summer menus: 

    The Grill at the Harryman House  - 340 Main St, Reisterstown, MD

    Located within the National Register Historic District of Reisterstown, The Grill at the Harryman House has been a longtime favorite.  Situated among the many historic structures that line Main Street, The Grill at the Harryman House is one of the oldest structures in Reisterstown.  Built by Samuel Harryman ca. 1800 on land originally owned by John Reister, the Harryman family lived and worked on the property while operating a saddlery, harness shop, and grocery.  The building’s many historic details provide a cozy and inviting setting to all that visit.

    The Manor Tavern- 15819 Old York Rd, Monkton, MD

    The scenic countryside of My Lady’s Manor provides a beautiful setting for visitors traveling to the historic Manor Tavern.  Now a designated National Register Historic District, My Lady’s Manor was established in 1713 by the third Lord Baltimore as a gift for his bride.  The district is home to many historic sites and farms that represent multiple centuries of Baltimore County history.  The Manor Tavern, which is located at the prominent crossroads of Monkton Road and Old York Road, had humble beginnings as a stable and has survived to become a well known dining and special event destination. 

     The Milton Inn - 14833 York Rd, Sparks, MD

    Inside this restored stone building, you will find one of Baltimore County’s most unique landmarks.  Originally known as the Milton Academy, boys, and later girls, traveled from all over the United States to attend this prestigious school.  First appearing on the Baltimore County Tax List in 1823, the building started as a tavern and became a well known boy’s boarding school operated by John Emerson Lamb.  One of its most well known former students is John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.   After serving as a school for many years, the building housed several businesses until it finally became a restaurant in 1946. 

     The Oregon Grille- 1201 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD

    Once home to the Oregon Furnace Store, this well known Baltimore County restaurant and landmark sits at the edge of the former Oregon Iron Furnace and company town that is now Oregon Ridge Park.  After the furnace operation ended at the close of the 19th century, Thomas Kurtz, the last Oregon Ore foreman, purchased the building and continued to operate a store and post office out of the location.  A careful restoration in the 1980s preserved the historic stone and frame building while retaining the wonderful historic architectural details which provide a lovely setting for a special meal.

    Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:48:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/Enjoy_a_taste_of_history_during_Baltimore_County_Summer_Restaurant_Week_

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