Planet Fitness Grand Reopening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Planet Fitness Catonsville will be having a ribbon cutting with the Catonsville Chamber of Commerce for their grand reopening celebration on February 17th at 5:00pm. 92Q will be live with a special guest from the Oriole Bird and Testudo. Complimentary refreshments will be provided and giveaways and prizes will be held for items such as a 55″ smart TV, Amazon Echo, Apple Watch and Maryland Terps memorabilia and game tickets. The grand reopening special is 25 cents down and $10/month with no contract. Entry is free to attend. Visit www.planetfitness.com/gyms/catonsville-md or call 410-975-4850 for more info.

Catonsville Resident Dedicates Free Time to Debris Clean-up

Jon Merryman, 56 of Catonsville, joined a stream clean-up in 2009 put on by the Community College of Baltimore and has been hooked on keeping Patapsco Valley clean.  With exercise, environmental cleanliness and the generations to come that would be impacted by environmental degradation, Merryman averages 500 hours each year picking up waste and debris.  Merryman, along with the Patapsco Heritage Greenway, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving, protecting and restoring the environment of the Patapsco River Valley, removes trash from the watershed as part of its mission.

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

With the warmer weather, ticks will start making their appearance on us and our pets.  With May being Lyme Disease Awareness Month, here are some warning signs that you may have Lyme:  muscle and joint pain, fatigue, bulls-eye rash, fever.  Ticks usually are found on tall grasses and in wooded areas but can come in on clothing or pets.

Revolve Fitness Gives Fitness Variety to Catonsville

For those looking to lose weight and get in shape this year or want to change up your workout, Revolve Fitness offers a wide array of classes including Pilates, Kickboxing, Zumba, Reiki, Kettle bell, Martial Arts and more.

Revolve allows local fitness entrepreneurs to rent space in their facility to facilitate their classes which allows for a variety of classes for Revolve members.  Instructor bios and class schedules/descriptions can be found on Revolve Fitness’ website.  Revolve Fitness is located at 5621 Old Frederick Rd. in Catonsville

CBCC and Hungry Harvest Bring Fresh Produce to Families

CBCC and Hungry Harvest have created the “Produce in a SNAP” program which helps reduce food waste by offering reduced-cost produce to students, faculty and staff.  Hungry Harvest will set up every Thurdsay from 11:30am-1pm from February to November and offer $7 bags of produce.  During its kickoff on September 7th, CBCC and Hungry Harvest anticipated only 25 bags to be sold; by 1:30, 50 bags which included brussel sprouts, organic blackberries, apples and plums had been sold.

Those wishes to purchase from “Produce in a SNAP” can pay with cash, credit card or EBT.  Proof of identification or income is not required to buy.

Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles

Yields: 6 Popsicles                                           Prep Time:  10 Minutes                                        Total Time: 5-8 Hours

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Kiwi, sliced
  • Peaches, sliced
  • Coconut Water

Directions:

  1. Fill popsicle molds, or cups, 3/4 full of fruit.
  2. Fill the remaining mold, or cup, with coconut water.
  3. Put molds into the freezer and let set for 5-8 hours.
  4. Once popsicles are completely frozen, run the bottom of the mold under warm water to release from the mold or cup.

Tip:  Choose the fruit of your choice for the popsicles.  For July 4th, use strawberries, blueberries and raspberries or for Christmas use strawberries, peaches and kiwi.