Obituaries

Obituary: Viola ‘Vi’ Frances Schafer

PERRY HALL, MD—An iconic member of the Perry Hall community has passed.  Viola “Vi” Schafer died on November 2, 2022. “‘Vi’ was a beloved member of our Perry Hall community, and the Schafer family was key to its development after the Second World War,” said Councilman David Marks on Friday. “The original library was located on land owned by the family, …


Business, Education, Family

Baltimore County Public Library to launch Teen Advisory Board

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Library this week announced the launch of a new Teen Advisory Board (TAB) program that runs from December 2022 to March 2023. As a part of TAB, teenagers gain leadership and teamwork skills, create a teen-led community service project, give input on programs, services and new initiatives, earn service-learning hours and make new friends. Applications are …


Perry Hall resident, NY Times bestselling author coming to BCPL Perry Hall branch

PERRY HALL, MD—Perry Hall resident and New York Times bestselling author Peggy Rowe is coming to the Baltimore County Public Library. The event will be held 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at the Perry Hall branch. Rowe will read her latest book, “Vacuuming in the Nude,” and hold a discussion with guests.  BCPL officials say this will …

Councilman Marks: Improvements under way at Parkville, Perry Hall, White Marsh libraries

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday announced that improvements have been made to multiple public libraries across northeastern Baltimore County, with further improvements to come. The Parkville-Carney Public Library has completed an ADA accommodated sidewalk and is currently formulating estimates to repave and re-stripe the parking lot. The Perry Hall Public Library will be making improvements to the …

Community input meeting to be held to discuss concerns over proposed White Marsh organic recycling facility

UPDATE 2: The plans for an organic recycling facility on Philadelphia Road have been dropped. UPDATE: The public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan regarding a proposed compost facility at 11235 and 11239 Philadelphia Road in White Marsh scheduled for Thursday, October 6, 2022 has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a …

Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library launches ‘Big Give’ campaign to raise funds for BCPL

TOWSON, MD—The Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library will be hosting a day of giving on Wednesday, May 18 to raise additional funds for vital projects for the 21st-century library. Donations can be made online to support Baltimore County Public Library initiatives including Social Worker in the Library, Summer Reading Challenge, STREAM bookmobile for youth, Storyville, and building improvements. Anyone …

Baltimore County announces additional dates for rapid at-home COVID test distribution

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County officials have announced additional dates for the distribution of rapid at-home COVID-19 tests for residents. Information on the county’s distribution schedule for the week of January 24, 2021 is below: Date Time Location Type Monday, 1/24/22 1 p.m. until supplies last Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) – Catonsville, 800 S Rolling Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228 Drive …

Baltimore County Public Library to distribute COVID-19 rapid tests this weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library will distribute Flowflex COVID-19 rapid tests at all branches this weekend. The distribution schedule is as follows: Friday, January 21, 2022, at the Pikesville Branch ONLY beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022, at all other branches beginning at 9 a.m. Two boxes (one test per box) will be distributed per person while …