Education, Family

Nominations open for BCPS school counseling awards

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Association for Counseling and Development is now accepting nominations for School Counselor of the Year, School Counseling Advocate of the Year, and Rookie School Counselor of the Year. These awards are given annually to recognize the contributions of school counselors and school counseling advocates to the Baltimore County Public Schools system. To be eligible for the …


Around Maryland, Sci-Tech

BOOM ALERT: Aberdeen Proving Ground announces testing schedule for week of February 26

ABERDEEN, MD—Loud noise alert! Aberdeen Proving Ground officials say the base has firing operations scheduled for the week of February 26, 2024. APG has testing operations scheduled from Monday, February 26, through Friday, March 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Noise may be heard in some areas off the installation. Military weapons, watercraft and/or aircraft will be visible during …


Maryland boards to review Blueprint implementation progress

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Board of Education and the Blueprint Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) will jointly hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, to review the progress of the implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. The joint session will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 12:30 p.m., after which the State Board will continue its …

Baltimore County Police Department expands Project Lifesaver

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department is encouraging families to participate in a program to help keep track of people with dementia and autism. Project Lifesaver is a free program that uses a tracking device that emits a unique radio frequency signal to help locate people who are missing. The device is worn on the wrist or ankle and is …

Friday night Powerball purchase in Overlea gives local man a $50,000 prize

OVERLEA, MD—A Baltimore player told Maryland Lottery officials that he loves Fridays. It is the last day of the work week and the one night that he purchases Powerball tickets “Friday is my day,” he said with a smile. Friday was also the day he purchased a Powerball ticket that won a $50,000 third-tier prize. The player found his lucky …

BOOM ALERT: Firing test scheduled for Friday at Aberdeen Proving Ground

ABERDEEN, MD—Loud noise alert! Aberdeen Proving Ground officials say the base has a single test scheduled for Friday. Between approximately 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on February 16, there is a single testing event scheduled that will be heard in some off-post locations. Officials say these operations are not hazardous to residents in surrounding communities and are integral to ensuring …

Registration opens for BCPS fine arts summer enrichment programs

TOWSON, MD—Registration has opened for students interested the summer enrichment opportunities offered by Baltimore County Public Schools. This summer, the school system will offer camps in visual arts, dance, instrumental music, songwriting, and musical theatre. All programs are open to students entering Grades 5-12 in the 2024-2025 school year, except for the visual arts summer program, which will accept students …

BOOM ALERT: Firing test scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Aberdeen Proving Ground

ABERDEEN, MD—Loud noise alert! Aberdeen Proving Ground officials say the base has a single test scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Between approximately 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on February 15, there is a single testing event scheduled that will be heard in some off-post locations. Officials say these operations are not hazardous to residents in surrounding communities and are integral to …