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  1. Baltimore County Summer Restaurant Week Begins August 5

    Organizers of Baltimore County Restaurant Week—the Baltimore County Office of Tourism and the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce—are pleased to announce its 12th bi-annual promotion beginning on Friday, August 5, through Saturday, August 20. Joining Sysco this year are two new sponsors for the August promotion— and CohnReznik LLP.

    Participating restaurants from across the area will feature special menus at discounted, fixed prices, offering one to three course brunch, lunch and dinner specials ranging from $15 to $35.

    “Foodies and patrons alike look forward to Restaurant Week—it’s a great time for them to experience places they’ve been meaning to try at a big savings,” stated Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “I encourage everyone to experience the many diverse cuisines in the County and support the local restaurant industry.”

    As restaurants register, County residents can view the updated list of participating restaurants.

    Social media partners for the promotion include Downtown Diane, CITYPEEK and The Restaurant Association of Maryland.

    Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:00:00 GMT
  2. Baltimore County Offices and Facilities Closed for the Fourth of July Holiday

    No Trash, Recycling or Yard Materials Collection on July 4; Drop-Off Centers Closed

    Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on Monday, July 4 in recognition of the Independence Day holiday.  Health Department clinics, Animal Services and senior centers will be closed and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 4 and parking meters are free on the holiday.

    No Trash, Recycling or Yard Materials Collection on July 4; Drop-Off Centers Closed

    Baltimore County residents whose trash or yard materials would normally have been collected on Monday, July 4, should set them out Monday night for collection on Tuesday, July 5.  Residents whose single stream recyclables would normally have been collected on Monday, July 4, are asked to hold those items until the next scheduled recycling collection day (Monday, July 11). 

    Baltimore County offices and trash and recycling drop-off facilities, including Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh, will be closed on Monday, July 4.  All three drop-off facilities will be open with regular operating hours on Saturday, July 2, and Tuesday, July 5.

    For more information, residents can visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website or call 410-887-2000.

    Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:07:00 GMT
  3. Zap Zika

    Lucia Donatelli, MD,
     Chief, Bureau of Prevention, Protection, and Preparedness
     Baltimore County Department of Heal

    With the Olympic Games upon us this summer, people all over the world prepare to celebrate athletic excellence. This year, Rio de Janeiro will carry the torch, but unfortunately the spread of Zika virus in many parts of Central America, South America and the Caribbean may dim the light.

    Aedes mosquitos can be infected with the Zika virus if they bite a person with it. These infected mosquitos can then spread the virus to other people through bites. Many people who become infected with Zika never know it, while others may experience fever, rash, joint pain, and/or conjunctivitis (red eyes). These symptoms usually last for several days to a week. Even though they are mild and will go away with rest and fluids, pregnant women are at risk of passing it on to their unborn babies.  Zika has been linked to a number of birth defects, including microcephaly (small head due to small brain).

    When travelling this season, it’s important to be aware of the areas with active transmission of Zika virus. Even in the continental US, where there is currently no active local Zika transmission by mosquitoes, mosquito control and protection are still extremely important to preventing mosquito bites and breeding opportunities. Mosquitoes can easily reproduce in small amounts of water, especially in containers found in your yard.

    In order to prevent the spread of Zika virus, always remember to WRAP UP!

    W: Wear long sleeved shirts, pants and hats.

    R: Repair damaged doors and windows.

    A: Always empty containers that hold water to avoid creating mosquito breeding sites.

    P: Protect yourself with an EPA-registered insect repellent.

    U: Use condoms or abstain from sexual activity if you are pregnant, or if your partner has been in a Zika infested area.

    P: Pregnant women should avoid traveling to areas affected by Zika.

    By following these simple steps, we can all do our part to Zap Zika!

    To learn more about Zika, attend an upcoming Community Chat at 6 p.m. on June 28 at the Baltimore County Department of Health or get the most up-to-date news on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

    Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:03:00 GMT
  4. Kid Lit, Spamalot and butterflies on Baltimore County arts and culture show

     The summer edition of smARTS, the Baltimore County arts and culture show, is now airing on Baltimore County cable channel 25. Featured segments include:

    • Host Carolyn Black-Sotir speaks with Kevin O’Malley, author/illustrator of 75 children’s books and “At the Ballpark: A Fan’s Companion,” a primer about America’s favorite pastime.  
    • Meet Valerie Smalkin, whose career has gone from singer to lawyer to ventriloquist.  
    • “Spamalot” comes to Cockpit in Court at CCBC Essex -- hear the Lady of the Lake sing in search of her grail.
    • Explore wildlife, minerals and natural wonders at the Natural History Museum of Maryland in Overlea.
    • Get smARTER about the Maryland butterflies around us.

    smARTS airs Thursdays and Fridays, 7:00-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.- noon on Baltimore County cable channel 25. SmARTS segments also are available on YouTube

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

    Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:01:00 GMT
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