September 5, 2012

Catonsville Bike Shop

C'Ville Bikes and the Hub are opening early this fall at 821 & 827 Frederick Rd. The newest business' at Strawberry will cater to all of your biking needs!

June 15, 2012

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The Pottery Cove

Today Michele D'anna (owner of The Pottery Cove) celebrated the official Grand Opening, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Sally Griffin, president of The Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce, Teal Cary ( the Chamber's Executive Director) Councilman Tom Quirk and Strawberry Fields developer, Craig Witzke joined many of Michele's  friends and family, along with customers and neighbors, in welcoming this new business to Catonsville. Best Wishes Michele, you are an asset to the community.

May 21, 2012

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May 18, 2012

Rotary Club Sponsored Events

Rotary Club of Catonsville Sponsors Multiple Community Programs & Events
A number of events during this upcoming weekend of May 12-13, 2012 highlight the activities of the Rotary Club of Catonsville as a sponsor and promoter of some Catonsville community events and programs.

Bloomsbury Ave. Wall Mural

Work has just begun, after more than two years of planning, on a 1200 square foot community Bloomsbury Ave. wall mural. The mural will depict a number of scenes from Frederick Road over the last 100+ years of Catonsville history. It will be painted behind the newly renovated House of Time at 701 Frederick Road, on the exterior wall of the M&T Bank Building at 705 Frederick Road. With formal sponsorship by the Rotary Club of Catonsville, community activist Meg Tipper served as Project Coordinator, and solicited significant contributions from a number of Catonsville businesses and organizations to make the project possible. Local artist Ed Williams is the artistic director, and high school student volunteers from Catonsville High School’s National Art Honor Society will help with the painting. The mural is expected to be complete prior to Catonsville’s annual Fourth of July parade, which is one of the scenes depicted on the mural.

Catonsville First Annual Kite Contest

Charlestown Retirement Community will be the location of Catonsville’s First Annual Kite Contest on Saturday, May 19th, from 10 am to noon. Prizes will be awarded for several categories, with students from local elementary schools, the community and even some Charlestown residents competing for highest flying, longest flying, most creative, and most unusual kites. The contest was a creation of Pat Kasuda, the President of the Charlestown Rotary Fellowship, who immediately enlisted both Charlestown Management and the Catonsville Rotary Club as co-sponsors. Both organizations have already committed to making the contest an annual springtime event.

Catonsville Arts Expo

The 3rd Annual Catonsville Arts Expo will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 - 20, 2012 at the Bloomsbury Community Center, 106 Bloomsbury Ave.from 10 am - 5 pm each day.
Under the leader ship of the Catonsville Arts Guild, the Expo will include most forms of art including small sculptures, paintings, film shorts, musicians, theater, writers, stained glass, and jewelers. Event organizer Jane Byers first approached The Rotary Club of Catonsville and asked them to sponsor the event in 2011, and this year that sponsorship has continued, with Lorraine Imwold assuming the role of organizer.

Women’s Expo - Scholarship & Financial Aid Awards Announced

The Women’s Expo, held on March 10-11, 2012, has just released its annual report. In addition to featuring more than 100 exhibitors from women-based businesses, motivational speakers, crafts and jewelry, holistic health and fitness, and business finance workshops, the Expo turned a profit of approximately $7,500, all of which was donated to various CCBC funds for financial aid, scholarships, and the Mansion restoration project. The CCBC - Catonsville chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges started this event eleven years ago as a fundraiser for student scholarships. Last year, the CCBC Enterprise Institute, under the direction of Prof. L. C. Aaronson, took over the active management of this program, and he asked the Rotary Club of Catonsville to serve as the formal Expo sponsor for 2012. The Enterprise Institute and Rotary Club intend to continue working together in the future, and build on the success of the past 12 years.

Catonsville Teacher Awards

Finally, a longstanding Catonsville tradition founded by the predecessor to the current Catonsville Rotary Club has been revived and relaunched by Catonsville Chamber of Commerce as the Catonsville Outstanding Teacher Awards . Each year for more than 30 years, the Catonsville Rotary Club honored one teacher and one senior student from Catonsville High School at an Awards Banquet as the Teacher and Student of the Year. The teacher received an award certificate, as well as a voucher for dinner at the Candlelight Inn, the club's regular meeting place. The Student of the Year received a $1,000.00 scholarship to assist them with their college education. This annual event continued uninterrupted until the club disbanded due to lack of members in 2010. The former Catonsville Sunrise Rotary Club assumed the name "Rotary Club of Catonsville" in 2011, but did not continue the awards banquet and program. After a one-year hiatus, the program has now been revived and expanded with a process for nominating teachers from all local elementary, middle and high schools. Numerous Catonsville businesses and organizations have stepped forward to sponsor the program. The awards event will be held at the Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville Campus (CCBC), on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

About the Catonsville Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Catonsville meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 pm for drinks and informal meetings at Dimitris International Grille, and monthly for dinner and a business meeting at Rolling Road Golf Club. Occasional Community Forums are held on topics of general interest to the community. Please call 410-988-7611 for more information, or go to the clubs website at

April 19, 2012

There is a Difference

There is a difference. There are 4 funeral businesses in the area that use the name Witzke. Russell Craig Witzke - Funerals and Cremations, P.A. is the only one owned and operated by a descendant of The Original Harry H. Witzke, Sr. who founded Witzke Funeral Home, in 1912. A licensed funeral director with over 30 years of experience, I am proud to provide the same caring service that my great-g...randfather, grandfather Leroy and father Russell provided to the area for years. I live and invest in Catonsville. My wife Deborah and I have raised our daughters here. Don't let these other firms trick you, by telling you that I am not available. Russell Craig Witzke Funerals- and Cremations is the only place where you will receive personal attention from a member of the Witzke Family. Personal Service at Affordable Prices. There is a difference. Locally Owned by a member of your community. Call Craig Witzke @ 443-830-0310. 24hrs a day 7 days a week.

February 25, 2012

Commercial Property Available in Catonsville

We have several Retail and Commercial spaces- Store Front and Office, coming available on Frederick Rd. Please contact us for more information regarding- locations and additional leasing information. Craig 410 302 2381

February 24, 2012

4th of July Dance

Welcome to Dance for the 4th! presented by the Catonsville 4th of July Committee. Join your friends, neighbors and former classmates for the Dance for the 4thThe Catonsville 4th of July Committee will host its annual dance, Dance for the 4th, on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight at the Catonsville Armory (130 Mellor Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228).Cost is $35 per person if purchased by February 15, 2012. Beginning after February 15, 2012, the price will increase to $40 per ticket. Order your tickets today!The evening will comprise of the following:Live Music by AppaloosaBeer, Wine and Set-Ups (21 and over)50/50 and Basket of Cheer RafflesMoney Wheel and Silent AuctionSee Dance Flyer for more informationProceeds benefit the Catonsville 4th of July Committee. Please join us!!Buy a ticket to the dance:Click here to buy a ticket to the DanceShare this:

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February 5, 2012

The Pottery Cove .....coming soon!

The Pottery Cove, a paint your own pottery studio, is coming to Catonsville! Paint your own pottery is an affordable way to have fun and be creative. At the Pottery Cove, located in the Carriage House at Strawberry Fields, you can enjoy the local atmosphere as you spend quality time with friends, family, or just yourself. So, how does it work? Customers can choose from a wide variety of bisque (unfinished ceramic pieces), you paint it in the studio, the Pottery Cove will glaze and fire it in their kiln, and in about a week, you return to pickup your finished piece. There's something for everyone; from the kitchen to the garden, holidays, pets, home decor, kids of all ages, gifts, and a whole lot more. Prices range from $4-$60, with most pieces between $10-$25. In addition to birthday parties, look for targeted events like Ladies Night, Date Night, Teen Night - and even Drop & Shop - the Pottery Cove staff will keep your child busy painting something special while you dine or shop the local businesses!

The Pottery Cove will be opening soon @ 825 Frederick Rd. between Atwaters and the Catonsville Gourmet. (behind You Scream Ice Cream)

On the Lighter Side!