December 21, 2011

Family Tradition

From December 21, 2011 Catonsville Times
Maggie Shorr
Family tradition

Since 1912, the Witzke family has been in the funeral business.
Craig Witzke, the fourth generation of a family that has
been served in the funeral business since 1912, recently opened a new funeral
business at 9 Newburg Ave.

Russell Craig Witzke — Funerals and Cremations will provide personalized
services and arrangements for cremation or burial.

The Catonsville resident said his business will offer value-oriented
alternatives to people who need to make final arrangements for their loved ones
at prices about half of what some other funeral homes charge.

For information, go to, call 443-830-0310 or

December 20, 2011

2012 Relay for Life

Resolve to Fight Cancer in 2012

Join your neighbors for the Relay For Life of Catonsville kick-off at 6 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at Matthews 1600, 1600 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD.

Relay For Life is an overnight fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that supports cancer research and programs in our community. The event will be held June 9 – 10 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at CCBC Catonsville.

In 2011, 52 teams of 71 cancer survivors and 426 participants raised $102,511. Help us reach our goal of having 54 teams with 110 cancer survivors and 500 participants raise $120,000 in 2012.

Find out more by coming to the kick-off and by checking out the event’s website at

December 7, 2011

Russell Craig Witzke - Funerals And Cremations, P.A.

Realizing that there is a need, in the Catonsville Area, for personalized funeral and cremation services at a reasonable cost. I have answered my calling and returned to the family business that my great-grandfather, Harry H. Witzke, Sr. founded 100 years ago.

The arrangement offices for Russell Craig Witzke- Funerals and Cremations, P.A. are located at 9 Newburg Ave. We are available 24hrs a day to assist you in your time of need. Because the Witzke Family has always believed that "A Dignified Funeral Need Not be Expensive", we offer Church Services- Graveside Services -Personalized Services- Memorial Services and Cremation Services at prices that are often less than half of what others charge.

Please call 443-830-0310 if you would like more information about the services that we offer.

October 17, 2011

Public Safety Summit

Public Safety Summit

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 @ 7:00 PM

Christian Temple
5820 Edmondson Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228

Join your neighbors to hear the Community Outreach Officers of the Wilkens Avenue Precint describe the best ways to keep ourselves, our property and our communities safe.
· Captain John Spiroff will be available to answer questions
· Update on recent crime statistics and prevention activities
· Details on securing a FREE home security survey
· Light refreshments will be served

For additional information, contact or call Christian Temple at 410-747-2041

July 30, 2011

Catonsville native has escaped death twice while filming sharks

Catonsville native has escaped death twice while filming sharks

Click on link above to see video and the rest of the article.

For a decade beginning in the mid-1980s, Caloyianis and Berger worked on 30 to 40 projects for National Geographic, many of them about sharks.

Caloyianis won an Emmy and an Oscar in 1998 for cinematography in the National Geographic special, "America's Endangered, Don't Say Goodbye." Other Emmys followed. He has supplied underwater video for TV commercials and movies. He and Berger were honored with a CINE Gold Award for the 2000 documentary, "Realm of the Lobster."

Closer to home, Caloyianis and Berger have volunteered their video talents to document a number ofChesapeake Bay improvement projects, including artificial reef construction and oyster habitat restoration.

"There is no other individual who has spent more time beneath the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and documented its marine life," said Martin Gary, a Department of Natural Resources biologist who learned to dive from Caloyianis. "His visuals are a powerful legacy for future generations."

Next year, Caloyianis expects to begin work on a project he's dreamed about for 20 years: A 3-D IMAX film about the Chesapeake Bay.

But for now, he hopes people reflect on the message of "Jaws Comes Home."

"Those white sharks are back, but it's tenuous. We need to learn a lot more about them. The answer is conservation," he says. "The ocean should be for everybody and everything. The sharks belong out there."

June 17, 2011

Update on Wata- Wing

It appears as if the law has caught up with Doc Prevette!

Thank you to the poster that forwarded this information...

Frederick Road Fridays

Frederick Rd Fridays starts tonight !!

May 24, 2011

You Scream Ice Cream

You Scream Ice Cream Is in the News Again! Click on the above link to read the article.

April 8, 2011

Shredding Day

Patapsco Council #1960, Knights of Columbus will hold its next Document Destruction Day on Saturday, April 16, 2011 between the hours of noon & 2:00pm. This event will be held on the Council's parking lot located at 1010 Frederick Road in Catonsville, MD. Bring your old sensitive documents, including canceled checks, medical records, financial records and any other type of paperwork that you don't want to place in your recycle bin. At our last Shredding day, local folks brought in enough paper (over 4,000 pounds) to save 110 trees. There is no charge for this service, but any donation will be greatly appreciated. For additional information, please call 410-744-8754.

March 29, 2011

2011 Frederick Road Fridays Schedule

Egges Lane at Frederick Rd.

  • 17-Jun-11 5 Oaks

  • 24 -Jun-11 Stone Mason

  • 1-Jul-11 Appaloosa

  • 8-Jul-11 Bill's Music battle of the bands winner

  • 15-Jul-11 Jay Cleaver & the Love Leaders

  • 22-Jul-11 Troy Hanna Band

  • 29-Jul-11 Marquis Soul

  • 5-Aug-11 Revolver

  • 12-Aug-11 Against the Grain

  • 19-Aug-11 Bills Music battle of the bands winner

  • 26-Aug-11 The Gigs

  • 2-Sep-11 Blue Streak

March 9, 2011

Six Mile Coffee - Open Mic Night

Six Mile Coffee is hosting a Family Friendly, Open Mic Night on Thursday April 7th from 7-10PM.
Signup at 6pm. For more details stop in. For more information on the host, visit You can email rob at or call him at 301 910 2575

February 21, 2011


Patapsco Council #1960, Knights of Columbus presents it Annual Irish Night Party featuring the band "RIGADOO" on Friday, March 11, 2011 at its Council home located at 1010 Frederick Rd., in Catonsville, MD. Dinner will be from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, with light fare until 9:00pm. The music of "RIGADOO" will be from 8:00pm until Midnight. Beverages will be available at popular prices. The cost is $6.00 per person, at the door. Reservations are recommended. Please call the Council home at 410-744-8754, or Mike Karpers @ 410-744-1472.

February 15, 2011

Real Estate Auction Tomorrow Feb. 16 2011

(Click on above title link for more information and more photos)

Sale On Premises
Howard County, MD 21043

AT 11:00 A.M.

8120 Main Street is situated in the heart of Ellicott City, an historic mill town along the Howard County bank of the Patapsco River. Located along the north side of Main Street, east of Columbia Pike and west of the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum, the property is attractive and highly visible. Ellicott City enjoys a colorful history, dating to the mid-1700s. Known for antique shops, galleries, boutiques and fine dining, the historic district is a popular destination for tourists as well as local residents. Main Street is bustling, yet charming, featuring a streetscape with brick sidewalks, on-street parking and nearby public parking lots.

Nearly rectangular lot fronts 26.5' along the north side of Main Street by a depth of approximately 125', comprising approximately 3,450 square feet of land. The lot is terraced in the rear and is bounded by a 4' alley.
Zoning HC - Historic Commercial

Public utilities - water, sewer, gas, electricity, telephone

Freestanding, three story stucco and masonry building, which according to public tax records was constructed in 1890 and contains 2,985 square feet of gross building area. The building may be older. The structure has a composition shingle roof, wooden double hung windows with interior storm sashes, and stone foundation. The building contains a two level store and a two level apartment, each with separate entrances, utilities and meters.

Store - 8120 Main Street
First floor front entrance with two show windows
Main level - ceramic tile floor, track lighting, showroom, storage room, utility room with sink
Second level - interior entrance and separate exterior exit, 3 carpeted rooms, half-bath

Apartment - 8122 Main Street
Living Room - carpeting, ceiling fan
Country Kitchen - oak cabinets, laminate counters, electric range/oven, refrigerator
Bedroom #1 - carpeting, double closet
Full Bath - vinyl floor, fiberglass wainscot
Laundry Room - washer and dryer
Attic level Bedroom #2 with sitting area

MechanicalSeparate gas forced air heat and central air conditioning for each unitSeparate water heatersSeparate gas and electric meters

2011 annual real estate taxes - $5,057.56, based on a full value tax assessment of $369,500. Note - If real property is transferred after January 1 and before the beginning of the next taxable year to a new owner, the new owner may submit a written appeal as to a value or classification on or before 60 days after the date of the transfer.

The property is in fee simple and is sold free and clear of liens. Deed Liber 5432, folio 684.

One hour prior to time of sale.

A $25,000 deposit, payable by certified check or cashier's check, will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. The deposit shall be increased to 10% of the purchase price within 24 hours at the Auctioneer's office. Balance to be paid in cash within 45 days. If payment of the balance does not take place within the specified time, the deposit shall be forfeited and the property may be resold at the risk and expense of the purchaser. Interest to be charged on the unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 12% per annum, from date of sale to date of settlement. All adjustments, including taxes, rents, all other public charges and assessments payable on an annual basis, and sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if any, to be adjusted for the current year to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. The property will be sold in "AS IS" condition, and subject to easements, agreements, restrictions or covenants of record affecting same, if any. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss from the date of sale forward. The purchaser agrees to waive the right of inspection for lead paint, as provided under current Federal and State law. The Purchaser waives and releases the Seller, the Auctioneers, and their respective agents, successors and assigns from any and all claims the Purchaser and/or its successors and assigns may now have or may have in the future relating to the condition of the property, including but not limited to the environmental condition thereof. If the Seller is unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit. Upon refund of the deposit this sale shall be null and void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Seller or Auctioneers. Recordation costs, transfer taxes and all costs incidental to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. Time is of the essence.
No buyer's premium.

February 13, 2011


Patapsco Council #1960, Knights of Columbus is pleased to announce its SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE DINNER, to be held on Tuesday, MARCH 8, 2011 from 4:30pm until 7:30pm. The dinner will be held at its Council home, located at 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD. The menu will consist of: Pancakes, Potato Pancakes, Country Sausage, fruit toppings, whipped cream & maple syrup. Coffee, tea, juice & soft drinks will be available. Additionally, a cash bar will be available to begin your own Mardi Gras. The cost is $4.00 per person. Parents with minor children will be charged a maximum of $15.00. For reservations and additional information, please call 410-744-8754.

January 17, 2011

Trax on Wax Open Mic

Check out this great video from "The Patch".
Trax on Wax is a cool place. Gary, we are glad that you opened it!

Peavey Day at Bill's Music

Peavey Day at Bill's Music! Clincs, Giveaways and More!


Location 743 Frederick Rd


Created By Bill's Music


More Info Come join us for a day of Peavey and 2 FREE Music Clinics! BIG Discounts on Peavey Gear, Product Demonstrations, FREE Giveaways and Peavey Representative Hank Ettel on site all day to answer all your Peavey questions. Churches, Schools and Venues, join us at 12:00 for the Live Sound Clinic. Get "Sound Advice" on how to keep your live audio system sounding it's very best. At 3:00pm will be the Peavey Vyper Amp Clinic, recently voted the "Amp of the Year". Guests will be entered to win a FREE Peavey Vypyr Amp! Call 410.747.1900 for more details

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