Business, Entertainment, Events, Politics

Baltimore County announces grant program to support Independence Day activities

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced a one-time grant opportunity to support County-based non-profit organizations hosting Independence Day events throughout Baltimore County. Administered by the Department of Economic and Workforce Development (DEWD), awards of up to $3,000 will be provided to support activities including parades, festivals, and/or fireworks, within Baltimore County. Eligible applicants must have filed a special …


Entertainment, Events, Family

Councilman Marks: Kingsville & Towson 2021 July 4th parades to proceed, Fullerton fireworks cancelled

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Two local traditions will resume this summer, and one will not. Councilman David Marks has announced that the Kingsville Independence Day Parade and the Towson 4th of July Parade will go on as scheduled this year.  The Fullerton fireworks, meanwhile, have been cancelled. “(I was) very happy to join leaders from the Kingsville community last night as they planned …


State Fire Marshal offers tips to help prevent fireworks-related fires

BALTIMORE, MD—State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci on Thursday reminded Marylanders of the dangers of fire as a result of improperly extinguished smoking materials and fireworks. ”The dry conditions we are experiencing have the potential to cause fires around dwellings, outbuildings, dry vegetation and mulch,” stated Geraci. “Many of these fires can quickly result in damage to structures and vast …

Maryland Natural Resources Police enforcing ‘Operation Dry Water’ to curb impaired boating

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Independence Day holiday weekend means more boaters on the water, which can also bring an increase in boating incidents and fatalities. From July 3-5, the Maryland Natural Resources Police will partner with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the U.S. Coast Guard in the Operation Dry Water campaign of awareness and enforcement to reduce boating …

Baltimore County: no trash collection on Independence Day, drop-off centers closed

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Saturday, July 4, trash collection will not occur in Baltimore County, and all three trash and recycling drop-off centers will be closed. Residents with Saturday trash collection should hold their material until their next scheduled trash collection day. Collection schedules are available for download on the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website and may also be requested by …

Maryland State Police to continue increased enforcement through Fourth of July holiday weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland state troopers will be extra vigilant looking for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers this Independence Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the holiday will be a three-day weekend for many people. As a result, troopers will be on patrol, using a variety …

State Fire Marshal warns of fake online fireworks poster

BALTIMORE, MD—The Office of the State Fire Marshal is warning Maryland residents of a fictitious online poster circulating on various social media accounts, referencing Independence Day celebrations and social distancing. The poster claims that Governor Larry Hogan has issued a directive on a specific way to handle sparklers and limited the amount of time residents are allowed to celebrate outdoors. …

Baltimore cancels all events through August 31

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Wednesday morning announced that all public events in the city would be cancelled through August 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.ould The events that will be cancelled include  the 2020 Artscape festival as well as the Fourth of July fireworks. At Wednesday’s press conference, Mayor Young was asked if he would …