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THE AVENUE at White Marsh 2020 Tree Lighting to be virtual, Holiday Parade ‘postponed’

WHITE MARSH, MD—The holiday season will be a bit different this year at THE AVENUE at White Marsh. On Thursday, officials announced that the venue’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony would be virtual and that the annual Holiday Parade would be “postponed” until 2021. From the official announcement: Story continues below “It is with heavy hearts that we accept THE AVENUE …


Education, Events, Family, Sci-Tech

BCPS to host online Back-to-School Summit

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will host an online Back-to-School Summit (join here) to celebrate the start of the 2020 -2021 school year. The online summit will feature a discussion among BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and BCPS educators about virtual instruction and the school system’s reopening plan. The public is invited to view the summit online. The summit …


Baltimore County to host webinar on recovery for hospitality, tourism sector

TOWSON, MD—On Thursday, September 24, County Executive Johnny Olszewski will host a panel of industry leaders and advocates to provide an update on the state of Baltimore County’s hospitality and tourism industry and offer their insights on how these businesses can adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. “These small businesses are integral in making Baltimore County’s communities vibrant and diverse, and …

Maryland Department of Health launches virtual live diabetes education series

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday launched an eight-part diabetes education series for health care providers and residents with diabetes or at risk of diabetes. The webinar series, developed by MDH’s Center for Population Health Initiatives, is part of Maryland’s Diabetes Action Plan and is another tool aimed at preventing and managing diabetes in Maryland. Diabetes is the …

Baltimore County now accepting applications for arts and sciences grants

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced that applications are now being accepted for Fiscal Year 2022 Operating Grants to support not-for-profit organizations that offer visual and performing arts, science, and humanities programs. Organizations both in and near Baltimore County may apply for grants, as long as they serve Baltimore County’s residents. “Baltimore County arts and cultural assets …

Amazon hiring in Maryland as pandemic boosts online shopping

BALTIMORE, MD—Amazon is hiring in Maryland as the coronavirus pandemic triggers an online shopping boom. On Monday, the company announced that it is hiring an additional 100,000 regular employment opportunities throughout the U.S. and Canada. The roles offer a starting wage of at least $15 per hour, and in select cities Amazon is offering sign-on bonuses up to $1,000 to …

BCPS students invited to participate in back-to-school Instagram Live, student leadership training

TOWSON, MD—Two new Baltimore County Student Councils events this September are designed to allow students’ voices to be heard and to offer them assistance in becoming more effective leaders. On Wednesday, September 16, from 3 – 4 p.m., students are invited to participate in an Instagram Live conversation with Student Member of the Board Josh Muhumuza, a Dundalk High senior, …

Unemployed Marylanders to begin receiving extra $300 payments this week

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson on Wednesday announced that the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, offering claimants an additional $300 per week in retroactive federal benefits, will be launching ahead of schedule this Friday, September 11th. After being initially approved for three weeks of LWA funding, Maryland has now been approved by the Federal Emergency Management …