Baltimore County announces dates for 2018 Winter Restaurant Week

Baltimore County Restaurant WeekOrganizers of Baltimore County Winter Restaurant Week announced on Tuesday that the 15th, bi-annual promotion will run from Friday, January 19, through Saturday, February 3, 2018.

Participating restaurants from across the area will feature special menus at discounted, fixed prices, offering one to three course brunch, lunch or 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.”

Among the local restaurants participating are Liberatore’s of Perry Hall and Lib’s Grill.

View the menus of the restaurants that have registered so far and remember to keep checking back as more register every day!

County’s new Animal Services Adoption Express to debut at Saturday’s White Marsh Holiday Parade

Pet AdoptionBaltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced on Friday that the county’s new Animal Services Adoption Express, affectionately dubbed the “Cuddle Shuttle,” will be making its public debut this weekend at community holiday events.

The $182,000 customized mobile adoption vehicle will visit community events year-round to offer convenient opportunities for people to adopt pets from Baltimore County Animal Services.

“Our Animal Services team is doing a tremendous job with adoptions and live releases from the animal shelter and this new mobile unit is a great tool to help us get the word out and find loving homes for our adoptable pets,” said County Executive Kamenetz. “We invite community groups and organizations to request our Cuddle Shuttle to participate in community events all around the County.”

The Adoption Express will appear in the following events on Saturday, December 2:

The Adoption Express may be requested by contacting the Animal Services Volunteer Coordinator at bcasvolunteer@baltimorecountymd.gov.

More information about pet adoption is available on the Baltimore County website at https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/animalservices/adoption.html.

Groundbreaking ceremony held for new northeast elementary school

Perry Hall School GroundbreakingA groundbreaking ceremony for Perry Hall’s new elementary school was held on Monday morning.

Charlene Behnke, principal of the new northeast elementary school, was joined by BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Fifth District Councilman David Marks, school board member Julie Henn, and other dignitaries to break ground on the new, $49 million school in the Perry Hall/White Marsh area of Baltimore County.

The new school will be located at 4816 Joppa Road, Perry Hall, MD, 21128.

“Our rezoning decisions have lightened the impact of development on overcrowding,” said Councilman Marks. “Now we have officially broken ground on the first of three new schools to eliminate this problem. I grew up a half-mile from this school site. It will serve the bulk of central Perry Hall, both older neighborhoods and the newer Honeygo communities.”

The new school, which is scheduled to open to students for the 2018 – 2019 school year, will have a state-rated capacity of 725 seats and is planned to meet the silver LEED environmentally-friendly building standards.

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New northeast Baltimore County elementary school to hold ceremonial groundbreaking

groundbreakingA new school in northeastern Baltimore County is set to break ground.

Charlene Behnke, principal of the new northeast elementary school, will be joined by BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz to break ground for a new, $49 million school in the Perry Hall/White Marsh area of Baltimore County.

The groundbreaking will be held on Monday, November 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the site of the new school, which will be located at 4816 Joppa Road, Perry Hall, MD, 21128.

“This is Perry Hall’s first new school in a quarter-century, and one of three additional schools that will reduce overcrowding in northeastern Baltimore County,” said Baltimore County Fifth District Councilman David Marks. “It is a significant milestone for the families of Perry Hall and White Marsh.”

The new school, which is scheduled to open to students for the 2018 – 2019 school year, will have a state-rated capacity of 725 seats and is planned to meet the silver LEED environmentally-friendly building standards.