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Date: Aug 2017

No Trash or Yard Waste Collection on Monday

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

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

The impact of holidays varies among Baltimore County collection schedules. County residents should consult their particular collection schedule to see the impact of holidays on when they should set out trash, recycling, and yard materials. Collection schedules are available for download on the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website and may also be requested by calling 410-887-2000.

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

by Michael Schneider, Baltimore County Recreation and Parks

Just because summer is ending doesn’t mean the fun and adventure is stopping. Yoga in the Park, Monarch Magic, Arachnophobia, The Law of Claw and Fang, canoes and campfires – pick a time to walk and play among the soon-to-be-colorful trees, have fun at Baltimore County’s playgrounds, and participate in fall sports. September with Baltimore County Recreation and Parks features activities and explorations for adults, youngsters and families.   

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Programs are run by Baltimore County Recreation and Parks and Nature Council volunteers. Many programs are free, but some ask for a donation or have a small fee. Be sure to check the websites to confirm times and locations. 

With over 200 beautiful parks  and Recreation and Nature Council activities, September with Baltimore County Recreation and Parks is a must for your calendar. Youngsters ages 8 to 17 can enjoy Police Athletic League (PAL) After-School Programs at nine PAL Centers located throughout Baltimore County. Contact the PAL Center closest to you to join, mentor or volunteer. 

by Louise Rogers-Feher, Baltimore County Police, Public Safety Information Specialist

More than 100 kids had a great time running, shooting hoops and sharpening their basketball skills at the Baltimore County Police Department’s back to school basketball clinic in Halethorpe. Whether they knew it or not, they were also learning about leadership, teamwork and gaining a positive perspective on our men and women in blue.

“Now, more than ever, it is important for kids to have the chance to interact with law enforcement officers in a positive setting and to see them as role models,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

The clinics are part of Kamenetz’s “Operation Connect” initiative, an ongoing effort to engage County stakeholders in outreach activities. Members of the police department are reaching out through activities like Bike with a Cop, community cleanups, meetings with faith-based leaders, participation in community barbecues and many other events. The purpose of the program is to allow community members, particularly young people, to interact with police officers in a positive setting. “Both our police officers and our communities are safer when officers and residents know and trust each another,” said Kamenetz.

Baltimore County Police Colonel Al Jones is no stranger to the court. He has played and coached basketball and saw the potential to connect young people with officers to have fun and learn some life lessons on the courts. "Teaching and mentoring kids while they are young can help them in the future when making the tough decisions,” Jones said.

The back to school basketball clinic was co-hosted by Leadership through Athletics (LTA) as a follow-up to a very well received clinic last spring. “The clinics were rewarding for the kids, the cops and the community,” said Kirk Krikstan, LTA’s General Manager.

Officer Kim Hicks-Wright with the Police Department’s Community Outreach Team said the officers are enthusiastically anticipating more clinics in 2018.

“Our men and women look forward to the interaction with young people in the county through these activities,” said Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan. “Teaching leadership, teamwork and trust are positive life lessons.”

Revised September 11, 2017