November 25, 2009

Reward For Stolen Catonsville Sign

Residents of Catonsville are awaiting the return of a 15-year-old town sign that was stolen from its Frederick Road location more than a week ago, said Karen Gatzke, director of a fledgling nonprofit group, We Love Catonsville.
Gatzke said the hand-painted sign, which hung at 300 Frederick Road, depicted historic Catonsville images: a trolley pulled by horses in front of a house.
In its place now hangs a sign that reads, "Catonsville wants its sign back."
We Love Catonsville is offering a $300 reward and dinner for two at Catonsville Gourmet on Frederick Road for the original sign's return.
"This is a community that cares deeply about its roots as well as our future," said Gatzke, a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker on Frederick Road. "It means a lot to our town."

November 22, 2009

Catonsville Shootings

From the Baltimore Sun.

Baltimore police shot one man in the stomach during a gunbattle and arrested another Saturday night in West Baltimore after a chase that began in Baltimore County, a police spokesman said. The men are suspected of involvement in the shooting of two men during a robbery Tuesday night at Your Convenience Store in the 700 block Frederick Road, in Catonsville and in a second robbery-shooting Friday night, according to Baltimore County police. In the Catonsville incident, Brian Michael Meise, 52, was killed, and store owner Sudhir Shah, 55, was wounded. City police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said county police chased a vehicle used by two men into the city's Edmondson area about 7:30 p.m. The men abandoned their car, but police arrested the driver. The passenger ran, firing at police, who fired back. He was hit in the stomach in the 4500 block of Pen Lucy Road and taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Guglielmi said. Two city officers suffered "very superficial" scrapes and bruises during the foot chase, he said.
- Larry Carson

November 19, 2009

HH Gregg

The new owners of the building that housed Circuit City have confirmed that a new tenant will be moving in. HH Gregg is expanding into the Baltimore area and will occupy the space on Rt 40 where Circuit City used to be. Check them out at

A Christmas Carol

STAR Theater is presenting "A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley" By Isreal Horowitz on December 11th, 12th, and 13th at the Rice Auditorium on the campus of Spring Grove. Tickets are $7 and all proceeds benefit Santa Claus Anonymous in Baltimore City. To order tickets online please visit To order tickets over the phone, please contact Bernadine 410-206-1869.

Electronics Recycling

Electronics Recycling Day

Saturday, November 21, 2009
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine)

Hillcrest Elementary School
1500 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD

Keep your old electronics and batteries out of the landfill and incinerator and help Hillcrest Elementary School at the same time! Drop off anything that plugs in or runs off a battery.

Fees only for televisions ($15 to recycler) and computer monitors ($10 to HES).
Additional donations benefit Hillcrest Elementary School environmental groups.

For more information, contact Joan Plisko at

Here are examples of items that can be recycled:
DVD Players
Circuit Boards
CPUs (Towers)
Fax Machines
CD Players
Hard Drives
Computer Mice
Cell Phones
A/V Equipment
Networking Equipment
POS Systems
Mac Systems
Digital Cameras
Vacuum Cleaners
Photo Printers

November 17, 2009

Wata Wing

Wata Wing is coming soon. I recently ate at the newest location in College Park,MD. and the wings were delicious. In addition to the carry-out scheduled to open on Frederick Rd. They will be opening one in Towson and 3 in Hagerstown. There is already a location in Martinsburg and one in Charlestown W.VA.

November 11, 2009

Little Sister's of the Poor - Bake Sale

Bake Sale
Saturday, November 21, 2009
9am -4 pm
Little Sisters of the Poor
St. Martin's Home
601 Maiden Choice Lane
Baltimore MD 21228-3630
Back door entrance.
Proceeds benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor, helping to defray expenses for events surrounding the canonization of our Foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan, canonized on October 11, 2009 in Rome.
For more information:
Sr Rosemary
Little Sisters of the Poor
St. Martin's Home
601 Maiden Choice Lane
Baltimore MD 21228-3630
ph: 410.744.9367x172

November 7, 2009

UMBC Food Critic's

UMBC Eats is a food blog written by students – for students. Curious where you should go out to eat? Check our restaurant reviews. Want to know something about food on campus before you get here? We have that too. Need to score as much free food as possible? We also got you covered.
UMBC Eats is your one stop shop for all things food at UMBC.

November 4, 2009

C-Ville Events

Mount Saint Joseph High School
Sunday, November 8, 2009
4:00 – 7:00 pm, in the newly renovated 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!
(Carry out orders available at the door).


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 4, 2009
(disregard deadline, please call Michelle to reserve for any # of guests)

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

**Thursday, November 5th
Join the Shed Guys from 6-9
complementary appetizers
Proceeds benefit Comet Park at CHS

**Saturday, November 7th
$10 admission which goes entirely to CEFM and SWES
food, soda, beer, wine and a dj
Canned food donations will also be accepted
Sponsored by Sen.Kasemeyer, Del. DeBoy, Del. Malone
and Councilman Moxley
for info - Jeff Utzinger 410-456-0878

**Saturday, November 14th
Catonsville High School's CRAFT FAIR
New and returning crafters, bake sale and
Comet Booster Club Apparel
admission $1

"Friends of the Paradiso Family" Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction
on Sunday, Nov 15, 2009, 4-6 pm
at Christian Temple Church
5820 Edmondson Ave, Baltimore, MDGerry Paradiso, a Catonsville resident and long-time friend of the LaVeck Family has been bravely battling cancer but recently had a set back. As Gerry continues to improve, friends decided to help the family by putting on this fundraiser. Tickets are $15 per person for a Spaghetti dinner that includes spaghetti with sauce, bread, salad & beverage. Assorted desserts will be available for $1.00. A Silent Auction will take place during the event. To purchase tickets or make a donation please make checks payable to
"Friends of the Paradiso Family" and mail them to 1112 Sulphur Spring Road, Baltimore, MD 21227. Please note on memo line "tickets or donation." To donate an item for the silent auction contact Colleen Day at To donate food or help with the dinner contact Kathie LaVeck
**please note that all tickets will be held at the door

November 1, 2009

Dail 211

Each day thousands of Marylanders search for information about health and human services. From food and shelter to medical care, protection from domestic violence and disaster relief, the list is endless. But now, getting help is as easy as dialing 2-1-1.
2-1-1 is a free, 24-hour, statewide, confidential information and referral service provided by United Way of Central Maryland through First Call for Help™, that links people in need with community resources. They maintain and reference a database of more than 4,000 health and human service agencies, government programs and other community resources that can assist Marylanders with a range of problems. It’s easy, free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

On the Lighter Side!