Business, Events

Baltimore County Christmas tree recycling to begin next week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County will begin collecting Christmas trees for recycling on Monday, January 11. and Though this special collection will occur over a two-week period, specific Christmas tree collection dates will vary from place to place; residents must have trees set out no later than Saturday, January 16, to ensure collection. Residents should place trees out for pick-up at the same …


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PHWMBA 2020 ‘Light up the Night,’ scavenger hunt winners announced

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The results are in! The Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association this weekend announced the winners for this year’s “Light up the Night” contest as well as this year’s holiday scavenger hunt winners. LIGHT UP THE NIGHT RESIDENTIAL: Best Lights: Tammy Birmingham Most Lights: Brian Brown People’s choice: Doug Black COMMERCIAL: Most Festive: Lisa Geiger, The Avenue Most original: Erin …


Parkville snowman suffers 2020 meltdown

PARKVILLE, MD—A familiar sight graced drivers along Perring Parkway in Parkville this weekend. The iconic snowman at the intersection of Perring Parkway and Putty Hill Avenue has returned, although he looks a bit different this year. Every year, the snowman mysteriously makes an appearance at the busy Parkville intersection on Christmas Day, regardless of the weather. This year, the snowman …

‘Shop With a Cop’ celebrated differently in Baltimore County this year [VIDEO]

NOTTINGHAM, MD—This year’s 19th annual “Shop with a Cop” may have been celebrated a bit differently due to COVID-19, but the warmth of the holiday season was still present. Officers from each of the Baltimore County Police Department’s 10 precincts continued the tradition of spreading holiday cheer to children. The children gave their shopping “wish list” to the officers to …

AAA: COVID-19 expected to influence Maryland holiday travel

TOWSON, MD—AAA Travel expects the vast majority of Americans, including Marylanders, to stay home this holiday season, with COVID-19 considered to be a key factor in the decision-making of many who are opting not to travel. Public health concerns and travel guidance are influencing their decisions not to travel over the year-end holidays, a period that typically sees high demand …

Governor Hogan announces reduced COVID-19 gathering limits, restricted travel, additional financial assistance

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a COVID-19 press conference at the State House in Annapolis on Thursday afternoon. The governor reported that the post-Thanksgiving surge of COVID-19 had not materialized in Maryland to the extent that public health officials predicted, and did not rise to the levels that it has in most other states. Total hospitalizations decreased on Thursday by …

Governor Hogan declares Christmas Eve state holiday

ANNAPOLIS, MD​—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday declared Thursday, December 24, 2020 a state holiday in observance of Christmas Eve. Maryland state government agencies and offices will be closed. In addition, the governor announced that the state’s revised revenue projections, while still far below pre-pandemic levels, will allow Maryland to honor contracts previously negotiated with state employee unions. “In a year …

MDTA Police announce 31st annual Toys for Tots campaign

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Transportation Authority Police Chief Col. Kevin M. Anderson on Monday swore in MDTA Police Ofc. S. Claus, badge #1225, for immediate duty with the 2020 Toys for Tots collection. Ofc. Claus is excited to return and is coming out of retirement following his work with last year’s Toys for Tots drive at MDTA facilities. Ofc. S. Claus, his …