November 21, 2008

ReDiscover Catonsville

Dial Down The Stress: Shop In Your Neighborhood

"Remember that feeling" of past holiday seasons, when life was simpler and less stressed? Remember when we felt connected to our community and took the time to slow down and enjoy the season's pleasures?

ReDiscover that feeling - shop, dine and enjoy the season in one of Baltimore County's 12 local neighborhood downtowns.Baltimore County's neighborhood downtowns are located in Arbutus, Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex, Landsdowne, Liberty Road, Overlea-Fullerton, Parkville, Pikesville, Reisterstown, Towson and Woodlawn Village.

A Holiday Gift: Convenient Free Parking

Baltimore County Economic Development and the Baltimore County Revenue Authority offer area shoppers free parking at all street meters and metered County parking lots Thanksgiving Day through the holiday weekend, November 27 - November 30, and December 14 - 21, 2008.

Dial down the stress: shop in your neighborhood

Enjoy the holidays without the hectic pace and stresses that can be associated with crowded malls and large retail centers. Local shops located in the County's "neighborhood downtowns" offer unique products and gift ideas, as well as a slower pace where you can engage wit the business owver and receive personalized service. In most cases, you can park your car close by and walk from shop to shop - avoiding the congestion and hassle of finding parking in a large crowded lot.

Get to know local businesses such as florist, bakeries and hair stylists that can help you prepare for this year's holiday season. Relax in a neighborhood restaurant - many feature made-from-scratch food items that you won't find in a chain restaurant. Many of the local businesses in Baltimore County's neighborhood downtowns are located in historic districts, adding traditional flavor to the season.

November 19, 2008

A Message (and request) From Jeremy Morses' Family

Happy fall everyone.

In honor and memory of Jeremy's First Birthday we will be holding a Blood Drive. We really couldn't think of any better way to spend that day than to give "life" to someone else. During his stay at Hopkins, Jeremy needed countless units of blood and other blood products. I'm serious when I say I really have lost track of the exact quantity of blood my son needed during his illness. I am passionate about this project knowing all too well what a tremendous difference one unit of blood can make in the life of someone else.

If you feel led to join us in this celebration of Jeremy's life and all that he accomplished in his short time here on earth, please choose from the following options:

Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, December 1, 2008
1- 7 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church
5700 Edmondson Avenue
Catonsville, MD. 21228

We are looking for 50 donors. There are time slots open every fifteen minutes throughout the day. Please e-mail me your top three choices of times and I will do my best to accomodate your request. Also, include your telephone number where someone can reach you to offer a reminder call in the days before the drive. The times start at 1pm. then 1:15, 1:30, etc. . . every fifteen minutes ongoing throughout the day. (1pm -7 p.m.) I will confirm the time with you by e-mail as soon as possible. Please expect your total donation time to last approx. 1 1/2 hours.

We are also looking for volunteers to work the registration, canteen, and bake sale tables in two hour increments.
1-3, 3-5, and 5-7 p.m. If this interests you, please e-mail your preference of area and time. Again, I will confirm by e-mail your assignment.

In addition, we need bakers to provide treats for the bake sale. Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated. Please plan to pre-price your donation ahead of time to save time the day of the sale. Please e-mail me to let me know of your intentions for the bake sale so I can be sure to have enough baked goods to sell on December 1st. All proceeds from this sale will go directly to the non-profit foundation that we are setting up in Jeremy's memory. We plan to use the funds from this foundation to provide "Rays of Sunshine" to those who need them, especially critically ill children and their families.

You may also make a direct donation to the American Red Cross in Jeremy's memory.

One last request. We are asking others to share a short story with us about the ways in which Jeremy has impacted your life. I think it would provide us a tremendous amount of comfort to read about the positive ways that our son changed the world, one heart at a time. We may never know the ripple effects that will extend around us for years to come, but this is a good way to start.

As always, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your compassion, love, and generosity as we walk through this storm, trying to find our way without our precious son. We can't change what happened to him, but we can change and make a difference in the lives of others who need and are desperate for our help.

With a Grateful Heart,

Amy Morse-

ScottJ. Scott Morse, Esq

9 Newburg Ave - Ste 201

Catonsville, MD 21228

ph 410-747-2019

fax 410-558-6155

November 11, 2008

Two. Yes 2 !! Bull Roasts This Weekend.

Come Support the
Catonsville Elementary School P.T.A.
Bull & Oyster Roast
November 14, 2008
The Lodge
Nine Mile Lane @ Frederick Road
$35/ticket or $325 for a table of ten
7:30 p.m. – Midnight

Catering by Atlantic Caterers DJ by Kevin Strack
First come / First Serve
Contact Ed Doll @ 410-242-1813 or
Pit Beef, Turkey, Ham, Oysters on the Half Shell
Maryland Crab Soup, Italian Sausage, Oyster Fritters,
BBQ Boneless Pork Ribs, Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Green Beans, Tossed Salad,
Assorted Cheese and Crackers, Vegetables w/ Dip,
Coffee, Tea, Setups and Dessert
Catonsville Football’s
Bull and Oyster Roast
Saturday, November 15th
7PM - Midnight
at "The Lodge" in Catonsville
2832 Nine Mile Circle
Catering by: Monaghan’s Pub
Tickets - $40 per person

Menu to include: Top Round of Beef, Pit Turkey, Pit Ham,
Rolls & Condiments
Raw Oysters and Clams
Buffet: Maryland Crab Soup, Fried Oysters, Redskin Mashed Potatoes w/gravy, Fresh Greenbeans, Pulled Pork BBQ, Macaroni w/shrimp Salad, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Garden Salad, Sheetcake.
Assorted Soda, Coffee, Draft Beer & Wine
For tickets: Contact Krista Chism at

November 4, 2008

Dinner to benefit My Brother's Keeper "Blase Cooke Center"

Mount Saint Joseph High School
Sunday, November 9, 2008

4:00 – 7:00 pm, in the newly renovated MSJ school cafeteria!

Sponsored by the MSJ Mothers’ Club & X-ACT
All Proceeds benefit “My Brother’s Keeper”

Join Students, Families, Friends, Faculty & Alumni
For an evening of great food & fellowship!

$10.00 per person, children under 3 FREE!
My Brother's Keeper "Blase Cooke Center" is located in Irvington. This event is sponsored by the Mount Saint Joe Mother's Club and directly benefits the mission of My Brother's Keeper, none of the proceeds go to MSJ although MSJ is handling the finances for this event.


To reserve a table (parties of 6 or more),pls. include name & time of reservation. Contact: Michelle Rosata ,, or 410.461.6380

*Deadline to purchase tickets Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Name: ______________________________________
Number of Guests _____ X $10.00 = Total $___________
Phone: H____________Cell_____________ Email:_________________
□ Yes! I can volunteer to help at this event!
Please mail this slip with your check made payable to
“Mount St. Joseph High School” to:
Michelle Rosata
3641 Cragsmoor Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Thank you for participating & helping others in need!

November 2, 2008

Tacka Motors

Tacka Motors
Located at 3605 Wilkens Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21229
phone : 410-644-6969
My daughter was in the market for a car. As her parent's, of course we were looking for something safe, reliable and inexpensive. Along with low miles and good gas mileage. She wanted a clean "sporty car".

We have never purchased a vehicle from Tacka Motors before, but, know Tim, through many of the volunteer activities that he participates in.

Tim is a resident of Catonsville. He runs a very impressive dealership and service center on Wilkens Ave. along with a used car lot in Halethorpe.

He found us a great car at a great price and along with the help of his manager, Derek, made this a very easy and enjoyable process. He treated us like family. I felt that the car we purchased was one that he would feel was right for his wife or kids to drive. I recommend that if you are in the market for an automobile, do yourself a favor, and stop by Tacka Motors to see what they can do for you.

On the Lighter Side!