Kingsville VFC breaks ground on new station

Kingsville VFC GroundbreakingGround has been broken.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz joined President Bob Chaney, Councilman David Marks, Captain Don Coster, Fire Chief Kyrle Preis, members of the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company (KVFC), state and federal representatives, and community members to break ground Tuesday on the $2.9 million renovation and expansion of Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company.

Baltimore County has committed to supporting the Kingsville VFC with a contribution of $2.5 million. The project will give KVFC extra engine bays, updated kitchen facilities, bunk rooms and locker rooms. The last capital improvements to the station were made in 1985.

The Kingsville VFC was established in 1954 and ran its operations out of a founding member’s barn, located on Goetner Road. In 1956, the existing fire station was built by founding members and neighbors of the community. The company has more than 150 members and is one of the best-performing volunteer companies in Baltimore County.

The KVFC operates two fire engines, one Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance/medic unit, one Heavy Rescue Squad, one large-capacity tanker, one Swiftwater Rescue Team and two support utility vehicles.

Eastern Tech students place in top 10 at national Future Business Leaders conference

BCPS FBLA 2017Towson, MD – Nine Baltimore County Public Schools students placed in the top 10 in their events at the 75th Annual Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference, held in Anaheim, CA, from June 29 – July 2.

The nationally top-ranking students are:

  • Shawn Nijjar, Saharsh Buddula, and Neelesh Mupparapu, of Eastern Technical High School – 1st place in Emerging Business Issues (a team event)
  • Jakob Decker, of Catonsville High School – 4th place in Introduction to Business Communication
  • Adrian Parker, of Randallstown High School – 4th place in Help Desk
  • Jordan Davis, of Randallstown High School – 7th place in Public Speaking II
  • Francis Maglaqui, of Eastern Technical High School – 9th place in Introduction to Business
  • Daniel O’Donnell, of Dulaney High School – 9th place in Mobile Application Development
  • Josh Talley, of Dulaney High School – 9th place in Mobile Application Development

In total, 58 BCPS students and seven BCPS advisers were part of the nearly 200 strong delegation from Maryland. The student participants qualified for their national level events by winning at both the regional and state level.They represented Catonsville, Dulaney, Eastern Tech, Hereford, Overlea, Parkville, Patapsco, Perry Hall, Randallstown, and Sparrows Point high schools. In addition to competing, students took part in a variety of leadership development sessions.More than 12,000 students attended the national conference from all 50 states, as well as China, Haiti, and Puerto Rico.

Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA – PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA – PBL helps more than 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.FBLA is a co-curricular organization for business and computer science students.BCPS has chapters at most high schools and has recently installed some chapters at the middle school level.

Next year’s national conference will be held in Baltimore. The Maryland FBLA will be looking for business partners to help judge the more than 70 business and computer science-related events.

More information on FBLA as well as video clips of the winners, when posted, can be found at the FBLA national website.

Kingsville 2017 Independence Day Parade [PHOTOS]

WMVFC Color Guard Kingsville Parade 2017
The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company Color Guard

It was a hot, humid Tuesday…which is not unexpected for the Fourth of July.

The 2017 Kingsville Independence Day parade was held on July 4 and a good time was had by all.

The parade began at about 11 a.m. near the Kingsville Triangle (the intersection of Jerusalem, Bradshaw, and Belair roads).

This was the 37th installment of the annual parade, which is organized by the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company and Greater Kingsville Civic Association.

View photos from the 2017 Kingsville Independence Day Parade below.

Kingsville Independence Day Parade 2017

Kingsville Parade 2017 Miele 01

Kingsville Parade 2017 Miele 02

Kingsville Parade 2017 Geelhaar

Kingsville Parade 2017 Joe Norman

Kingsville Parade 2017 Rosedale Engine

Kingsville Parade 2017 St Stephen 01

Kingsville Parade 2017 Tammy Larken

Councilman Marks to hold Town Hall to discuss recent Perry Hall, Carney crime

Baltimore CountyBaltimore County Fifth District Councilman David Marks will be holding a Town Hall next month to discuss crime in and around Perry Hall and Carney.

The event will be held on Tuesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at St. Michael Lutheran Church on Belair Road.

Residents will be able to ask Capt. Stephen Troutman from the Parkville precinct about recent crime in the area.

Participants can discuss strategies that are being implemented and how neighbors can work together to improve public safety.

St. Michael Lutheran Church is located at 9534 Belair Road in Nottingham (21236).

“This is an opportunity for residents to ask about what is being done to improve public safety, and how neighbors can work together in the future,” Councilman Marks said.

For more information, contact Councilman Marks at or 410-887-3384.

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