Parkville Towne Fair, Police Community Day, Rolling 9/11 Memorial join forces in September

Parkville Towne FairThe Parkville Towne Fair returns next month, and this time it will be held at a new location.

The 2018 Parkville Towne Fair will be held at Parkville High School on Putty Hill Avenue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

There will be music, shopping, midway games, kids games & activities, and much more.

The fair is presented by the Parkville Carney Business Association.

Music will be provided by Gene Vincentt and The Cadillac Cruisers.

This year the fair will join forces with the Baltimore County Police Department’s Police Community Day, so attendees can expect to see the police helicopter and K-9 units as well.

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The Hope and Peace Foundation’s Rolling 9/11 Memorial motorcycle ride will also be riding through the “Path of Honor” around the fair on Putty Hill Avenue.

The Rolling 9/11 Memorial will be on display at the fair after the ride that morning.

“We are excited to bring the Parkville Towne Fair to its new location at Parkville High School,” said PCBA President Chris Montcalmo.  “The fair is a terrific way to bring local businesses, residents, elected officials, and the law enforcement community together.”

For more information, visit the event on Facebook or go to the official website at www.parkvillefair.com.


Weis Markets opens new store in Nottingham

Weis Markets Fullerton Grand OpeningWeis Markets on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of its new store in Fullerton Plaza in Nottingham.

The 67,500 square-foot supermarket, which anchors the re-built Fullerton Plaza shopping center, is the company’s 52nd location in Maryland and twelfth in Baltimore County.

The store, which employs more than 140 full- and part-time associates, features a large produce department with an expansive organic selection, a service seafood department with sustainably-caught seafood, a service meat department with on premise, custom-cut Certified Angus Beef®, a deli offering a wide selection of meals to go including a hot foods bar and hand-rolled sushi, a full-service pharmacy, Weis 2 Go online ordering with curbside pickup and a Gas N’ Go Fuel Center with six pumps.

Additional amenities include nearly 2000 organic and gluten-free grocery, dairy and frozen products and a European Fresh Flower Market with a variety of fresh flowers and mix-and-match bouquets.

“We are very pleased to further expand our service in the Baltimore area, and to anchor and revitalize the Fullerton Plaza shopping center,” said Jonathan Weis, Chief Executive Officer for Weis Markets. “We are proud to open our twelfth store in Baltimore County and look forward to serving the many communities along the Bel Air corridor.”

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The Nottingham store was built with multiple sustainability measures, underscoring the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint chain-wide. These eco-friendly features include LED lighting to reduce electrical needs; low-flow devices to support water conservation efforts; energy control through demand response programs to reduce power usage during peak days and to reduce the store’s load on the power grid; enclosed refrigeration cases to reduce energy use; and advanced refrigeration technologies to reduce refrigerant use by 60 percent when compared to conventional systems.

To commemorate the opening and thank the community for its warm welcome, Weis Markets donated $50,000 to the Maryland Food Bank. Weis also donated to local nonprofits including Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company, Rosedale Public Library, Shady Spring PAL Center, Overlea-Fullerton Recreation Council, and Parkville High School Marching Band.

On hand for the occasion were Councilman David Marks, Senator Kathy Klausmeier, Delegate Christian Miele, Delegate Joe Cluster, Perry Hall White Marsh Business Association Vice President Lynn Richardson, Perry Hall Improvement Association Vice President Karen Harms, Overlea Fullerton Rosedale Business Association President Donna Bethke, and Parkville Carney Business Association President/NottinghamMD.com CEO Chris Montcalmo.


Oak Crest Village celebrates new fitness and aquatic center

Oak Crest Community Ribbon Cutting 20180319On Monday, March 19, residents of Oak Crest Village in Parkville celebrated the opening of a new fitness and aquatic center at the retirement community.

The improvements were part of a $15 million renovation project at Oak Crest Village.

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks commented on the importance of the project at Oak Crest Village, home to more than 2,000 residents.

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“Oak Crest Village is now more than two decades old, and like any home or neighborhood, it needs to be refreshed and updated,” said Councilman Marks. “I was honored to support the bond that helped provide funding for this project—money that will repaid.”

Chris Montcalmo, founder at NottinghamMD.com and president-elect of the Parkville Carney Business Association, also attended the ceremony. Oak Crest Village Executive Director Mark Roussey spoke, as did several residents.

Oak Crest Village is a not-for-profit community managed by Erickson Living.


Maryland’s Rolling 9/11 Memorial receives piece of stone from Pentagon [PHOTOS]

9-11 Pentagon ParkvilleAn important historical artifact has come to Maryland.

On Wednesday, Maryland’s 9/11 Rolling Memorial, created by The Hope and Peace Foundation, received one of the five remaining pieces of stone from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

The piece was mounted to the rolling memorial in remembrance of all who died that day, including the 53 Marylanders who were killed while inside the Pentagon or on-board AA Flight 77 which crashed into it at 9:37 a.m.  There names were read aloud on Wednesday as a bell tolled to commemorate each life lost.  The ceremony was held in the parking lot at McAvoy’s in the Putty Hill Shopping Center on Wednesday afternoon.

The rolling memorial headed to the Pentagon on Wednesday morning to be presented with the piece, then they brought it back to Parkville.

Hope and Peace Foundation founder Chuck Ritz also created the “Path of Honor,” in which a 3/4-mile stretch of Putty Hill Avenue in Parkville is decorated each year with 2,977 flags, one representing each victim of 9/11.

Ritz said the idea for the rolling memorial was inspired by the Bells of Remembrance, a 9/11 memorial project conceived by Brother David Schlatter as a tribute to his friend and mentor, Father Mychal Judge, chaplain to the New York City Fire Department and the first certified victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The bells are rung in New York, Boston, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania every year to commemorate each person that died in the terrorist attacks and are also displayed at commemorative events.

Ritz and The Hope and Peace Foundation included one of Schlatter’s bells in the Maryland memorial.

The Maryland 9/11 Rolling Memorial currently features the bell along with four bronze plaques inscribed with the names of those lost and the timeline of events on 9/11.

Also in attendance on Wednesday were representatives from Delegate Christian Miele’s office, representatives from Maryland Gold Star Mothers, and Chris Montcalmo, NottinghamMD.com founder and incoming president of the Parkville Carney Business Association.

Photos from Wednesday’s ceremony are below.

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Celebrate Octoberfest at Richardson Farms on Oct. 21

Richardson Farms OctoberfestRichardson Farms in White Marsh is looking to start a new fall tradition.

Their first annual Octoberfest will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

The event will feature fresh food from the Richardson Farms kitchen and attendees will be able to savor seasonal beers and wine at a variety of tasting stations.

There will also by live music by Chris Montcalmo (Facebook | YouTube).

All proceeds from the event will benefit the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

Richardson Farms is located at 5900 Ebenezer Road in White Marsh.

Get more details on Facebook here and get tickets here.