Santa Schedules for Eastside Volunteer Fire Companies

Bowleys Quarters, Essex, Kingsville, Middle River, North Point Edgemere, Rosedale & Wise Avenue volunteer fire companies announced their Santa schedules for their local neighborhoods. Some of these events have already started.

Bowleys Quarters VFRM Santa Schedule 
Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue and Marine released their Santa tour schedule for 2023. The tours run from Dec. 1 to Dec. 10

Essex Volunteer Fire Company Santa Schedule
The officers and members of the Essex Volunteer Fire Company announced they will once again be escorting Santa Claus around the Essex area from Dec. 12 to Dec. 24.

Kingsville VFC Santa Detail Schedule
The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company announced their Santa Detail Schedule for 2023. It will run the week of Dec. 16 to Dec. 20. The nightly tours leaves the station at 6 p.m.

Middle River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Announces 2022 Santa Detail
The Middle River Volunteer Fire and Rescue released its schedule for its 2022 Santa Detail. All details start at 6 p.m. except on Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

North Point Edgemere Volunteer FD Santa Schedule Santa Tour Schedule
The North Point Edgemere Volunteer Fire Department will make a tour with Santa around the Edgemere/Sparrows Point area. The tour will take place Dec. 4-5 & Dec. 7, 8, 9. Beginning at 5:30 p.m.

North Point Edgemere Volunteer FD Santa Schedule Santa Tour Schedule

Rosedale VFC Announces Santa Detail
The Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company released their Santa Detail schedule for the communities of Rosedale, Rossville, Overlea, Eastwood, Hazelwood and Elmwood from Dec. 7 to Dec. 14

Rosedale VFC Announces Santa Detail

Wise Avenue VFC Santa Rides Schedule
The Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company announced their Santa rides for the Dundalk community.

BCPS Summer Lunches Can Now Go Home

Baltimore County families will be able to pick up and take home their free Summer Food Service Program breakfast and lunch meals.
The program runs through Friday, August 19. Until now, meals had to be consumed on site, but recent passed legislation now enables parents or guardians to pick up meals at BCPS community sites to take home.

Meals are served Monday through Friday, and each day, those picking up meals will receive one lunch and the next day’s
breakfast for each child in their household under the age of 18.

“This change provides much more flexibility for parents or guardians while at the same time
ensuring that their children receive an enjoyable and healthy menu of breakfast and lunch
meals,” said Jaime L. Hetzler, director of the BCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services.

For additional information, please contact 443-809-7855 or visit our website at Summer Food Service Program 2022
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Man Dies in Rossville Motorcycle Crash

Baltimore County Police reported a fatal motorcycle crash in Rossville on Friday.

A 2010 Harley Davidson Road King was traveling westbound on Rossville Boulevard when it collided with a 2007 Cadillac DTS turning eastbound onto Rossville Boulevard from Belridge Road on Friday, March 18 around 1:30 p.m.

The driver of the Harley Davidson, 42-year-old Preston Wyatt Coddington, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Two Pedestrians Hit; One Killed in Rosedale

Two pedestrians were struck on Sunday night as they attempted to cross Pulaski Highway in Rosedale. One of them was killed at the scene on March 6 around 8:20 p.m.

Members of the Baltimore County Crash Team determined the driver of the 2006 BMW 750i, that struck the pedestrians, was traveling west on Pulaski Highway, in the westbound lane, approaching Batavia Farm Road when the crash occurred.

36-year-old Darious T. Eason, was pronounced deceased on the scene. The second pedestrian, who suffered minor injuries, was transported to an area hospital. A preliminary investigation indicates the pedestrians involved in this crash were crossing against the pedestrian signal and were outside the crosswalk when they were struck.

Investigators continue to review all factors involved in this crash

Rosedale VFC Releases Santa Parade Routes

The Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company released its 2021 Santa Parade Routes.
Maps of parade routes to follow.

Wednesday Dec. 1, 6 to 8 p.m.
E. Baltimore St, Eastbrook, North Point Rd, Conley, Bridgewood, Bank, Pembrooke, Stratton Way
E. Baltimore St. 51, 52, 53, 54th, Bank, Wynbrook
Delegge Rd, Getty Drive, Garvey, Tarpleys, Winkle, Manger, Talc, Golden Ring Rd
Kenwood Ave, Coco Rd, Chapel Hill Dr. Philadelphia, Cavel, Burnfield, Allison, Corkley
Please note that all dates and times are subject to change due to requests for service.

For the full list and maps go to the Rosedale VFC website.

Last Day for New Northeast Elementary Survey

The public has one more day to select from among two options for new boundary lines for elementary schools in northeastern Baltimore County. The deadline for taking the survey here is midnight today, Wednesday, Nov 17.

Survey results are part of the feedback that will be used by the Northeast Area Elementary Boundary Study Committee to choose an option and formulate a recommendation for new attendance boundaries.

The goal of the new boundaries is to relieve overcrowding through additional seats at a new northeast elementary school currently under construction at Rossville Boulevard and Gum Spring Road and a replacement building for Red House Run Elementary School.

The two options were developed by the committee, which has been meeting since September, and shared at a public information session on Nov. 3. The committee’s recommendation will go to BCPS leadership and finally to the Board of Education for action in March 2022.

To learn more about the process and access detailed maps, please visit the Northeast Area Elementary Boundary Study Web site

New Northeast Area Middle School Design Revealed

Julie Henn, Vice Chair of the Baltimore County Board of Education, released a statement and the design of the new Northeast Area Middle School.

“Tonight the Board received a presentation on the design of the new school by Moseley Architects.
The new 1,410 seat school located at the Nottingham Park site will feature a Magnet Academy of Health Science program as well as a Regional Special Education program,” Henn said.

“Construction should begin by Summer 2022. The school is tentatively scheduled to open in September 2024.”

The new northeast middle school in Rosedale was approved at Nottingham Park on King Avenue in 2017 and but have seen delays over the last few years..

The Presentations to the Board are listed below:
Presentation (slides):
Presentation (video):

Arrest Made In Rosedale Double Homicide

Baltimore County police have arrested two men in connection to a double homicide that occurred on October 11, in the 7400 block of Plainview Road in Rosedale.

24-year-old Ameer D. Gittens of the 5600 block of Whitby Rd., 21206 and 25-year-old Derrick T. Jamison of the 400 block of Chartley Park Rd, 21136 face charges of first degree murder and remain held without bond.

On October 11, officers from the White Marsh precinct responded to the 7400 block of Plainview Road, 21237 to investigate reports of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located two adult males inside the location suffering from gunshot wounds.

55 year-old Christopher Walker and his son, 24 year-old Justin Walker were both pronounced deceased on scene.

$100,000 Winning Lottery Tickets Sold in Rosedale & Middle River

There were five $100,000 Scratch-off Prizes throughout the state, including two in eastern Baltimore County last week.

In all, 26 players across the state won or claimed prizes of $10,000 or more, and the Lottery paid more than $27.5 million in prizes in the seven days ending Oct. 24.

Winners of prizes larger than $25,000 must redeem their tickets at the Maryland Lottery Claims Center in Baltimore, which is open by appointment only. Prizes of up to $5,000 can be claimed at any of more than 400 Expanded Cashing Authority Program (XCAP) locations. All Maryland Lottery retailers are authorized to cash tickets up to and including $600. More information is available on the How To Claim page of

Here is the weekly roundup of big winners from eastern Baltimore County:

Scratch-off Prizes Claimed from Oct. 18-24:

$100,000 Prizes

$100,000 Lucky, Royal Farms #042, 1302 Windlass Drive, Middle River
Ca$h Bonus, Rosedale Shell, 7514 Pulaski Highway, Rosedale

Event Being Held to Handle Stress and Grief During Holidays

Volunteers from Gilchrest and the library’s social worker will discuss the difficulties of grief at an event in November.

Grief can be rough terrain to navigate, even during normal times. When holidays roll around, you may find yourself on shaky ground — especially if you are unable to gather with loved ones due to the pandemic.

Learn tangible things you can do to get through these special days and even seek comfort and meaning.

The Baltimore County Public Library will hold an event Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch of BCPL, 6105 Kenwood Ave. Registration is required for this event. Please go to the BCPL website to register.