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.

Tributes, memorials pour in for slain officer

Parkville Precinct TributeA community is in mourning.

Following the death of Officer Amy Caprio in Perry Hall on Monday, tributes and memorials are popping up all around the community.

The Perry Hall Improvement Association has placed a mourning bunting on the community’s “Perry Hall” sign. Flowers are being left at the “Precinct 8” sign at the Parkville precinct. The Parkville Carney Business Association expressed its sympathies on social media.  A “Rally of Love” is being planned for Saturday morning at 6 a.m. at the Parkville precinct.  Local businesses are donating a portion of their proceeds to the Police Assistance Relief Fund.

Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday released the following statement on the passing of Officer Caprio:

Officer Amy Caprio Recruit Photo“We are heartbroken to lose a member of Maryland’s law enforcement family, Police Officer First Class Amy Caprio. Officer Caprio was a dedicated member of the Baltimore County Police Department who was soon to celebrate four years with the force. She bravely made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and security of our citizens, and we all owe her a debt of gratitude for her selfless service.

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“We continue to keep Officer Caprio’s family, loved ones, her brothers and sisters in blue, and the entire Baltimore County community in our prayers. U.S. and Maryland flags will fly at half-staff through the day she is laid to rest in tribute to her service and sacrifice.

“The State of Maryland continues to stand beside Baltimore County as they work to bring those responsible for Officer Caprio’s death to justice.”

Acting Baltimore County Executive Fred Homan released the following statement in response to the line-of-duty death of Officer Caprio:

Perry Hall Mourning Bunting

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of one of our dedicated and talented police officers, and extend our condolences to her colleagues, family and friends. The professionalism, teamwork, swiftness and effectiveness of our public safety and police responders, while coping through a loss even greater than ours, has been absolutely first-rate.”

Officer Caprio was killed on Monday afternoon while investigating a suspicious vehicle in Perry Hall.  Four individuals ran her over in their Jeep, causing deadly injuries.  The four suspects have been arrested and identified.

Officer Caprio’s funeral will be held on Friday in Fallston.

2018 PCBA Spring Concert Series lineup announced

PCBA Spring Concert Series 1The Parkville Carney Business Association’s Spring Concert Series returns next month for its sixth annual run.

These free concerts will be held on Friday evenings in May and June from 6 to 9 p.m. behind Racers’ Cafe, located at 7732 Harford Road in Parkville.

Here’s the full lineup for 2018:

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May 4: First Class

May 11: Weeds Over Woodstock

May 18: Whisky Train

May 25: John Christina

June 1: Gene Vincentt and the Cadillac Cruisers

June 8: Rob Fahey and the Pieces

June 15: Appaloosa

June 22: Rhythm Surf Monkeys

June 29: The Hit Factory

For more information, visit www.ParkvilleConcerts.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.”

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.

“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.