Councilmembers Marks & Kach announce funding for crosswalk at Pine Grove Middle School

Pine Grove Middle CrosswalkBaltimore County Councilmembers David Marks and Wade Kach announced on Monday that a brick crosswalk would be constructed to improve safety at Pine Grove Middle School.

The $25,000 crosswalk will be built by the end of the year at the intersection of Proctor Lane and Old Harford Road.

Kristen Piscopo is president of the Perring Park Community Association and a parent of a student at the school.

“This project should at least slow some of the traffic along Old Harford Road,” Piscopo said. “I would like to thank Pine Grove Middle School for its support, as well as Councilmembers David Marks and Wade Kach for their help in securing the funding. Senator Kathy Klausmeier discussed the need for better public safety during National Night Out on August 1, 2017, and also walked with our Perring Park Citizens on Patrol on September 18, 2017.”

Councilman Marks was a sponsor of the legislation that gave greater flexibility to communities where there is support for traffic calming.

St. Isaac Jogues Fall Festival coming Sept. 29 & 30

St Isaac JoguesA new fall tradition is coming to Carney later this month.

St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church will be holding its first annual Fall Festival on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30.

The event will take place on the St. Isaac Jogues campus, located at 9215 Old Harford Road (21234).

Off-site parking will be available on Old Harford Road, at Pine Grove Middle School, and at Pine Grove Elementary School. A free shuttle bus will run continuously throughout the event to transport patrons, volunteers, vendors, and staff.

The event will feature rides, raffles, BINGO, live music, magic shows, live Irish dancing, vendors, food, and more.

Here’s the SIJ Fall Festival schedule of events:

Friday, September 29, 2017 – 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.

4:00 – 10:00 p.m. Midway Opens (rides, games, food)
4:00 – 10:00 p.m. Wheels Open, Instant Bingo/Raffle Sales Open
4:00 – 10:00 p.m. Food Trucks Open, Vendor Booths Open
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Beer & Wine Tasting (Beer Garden)
5:00 – 7:15 p.m. Dan Althoff – Acoustic Guitar (Main Stage)
6:00 p.m. Bingo Seating Begins (Church Hall)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Cash Bingo Begins – (Church Hall)
7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Jose Roig – Acoustic Guitar (Main Stage)

Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Food Trucks Open, Vendor Booths Open
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Flea Market Opens (Parish Center)
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Kid’s Magic Show / Balloon Twisting / Crafts (Main Stage)
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. McHale School of Irish Dance (Main Stage)
12:00 – 10:00 p.m. Midway Opens (rides, games, food)
12:00 – 10:00 p.m. Wheels Open, Instant Bingo/Raffle Sales Open
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. The Songbirds – Folk Band (Main Stage)
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ernie Fowler – Acoustic Guitar (Main Stage)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Community Mass (Church)
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Chris Montcalmo – Acoustic Guitar (Main Stage)
6:00 p.m. Bingo Seating Begins (Church Hall)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Cash Bingo Begins – (Church Hall)
8:00 – 10:00 p.m. DJ Raptor – Popular Music (Main Stage)
9:00 p.m. $4K Raffle Drawing – Special Guest (Main Stage)

For more information, visit SIJFallFest.com.

Police investigate robbery, attempted robbery

robberyPolice are investigating a local robbery and attempted robbery that have taken place this month.

At about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, a juvenile was walking in the 8500 block of Old Harford Road in Parkville (21234) when a man assaulted him and attempted to steal his watch. The suspect then fled the scene.

At just after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, a man entered the Royal Farms store located in the 7900 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237). The man stole cash and four cartons of cigarettes before fleeing the scene.

Man robbed while walking in Parkville

police-lightsPolice are investigating after a man was robbed while walking in Parkville over the weekend.

At just after 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, a man was walking home in the area of Satyr Hill Road at Old Harford Road when an armed individual got out of a vehicle and stole the man’s cash, cell phone, and wallet.

The suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle.

The man was not injured in the incident.