Monday morning customers lined up in front of 818 Market on Frederick Rd to be the first inside the new gourmet grocer and food mart. Being called “a little shining star” in the middle of the current pandemic, the Market has also provided eighty new employment positions to the community. In addition to its gourmet finds, 818 Market has a cheese shop, seafood counter, bakery and floral section.
This week WMAR shined their Veteran Spotlight on Martin Edward Eichelman, a World War II veteran and Catonsville resident who just celebrated his 99th birthday. While serving in the Army Air Forces, Eichelman was a right gunner on b-29 bombers, flew 35 combat missions, and was awarded the distinguished flying cross.
After his service, Eichelman was active in the Maryland Catholic War Veterans and sang in the St Agnes Catholic Church choir. He will be celebrating his 70th wedding anniversary in January with his wife Mary Jeanne. The couple have three children, nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Halloween this year is going to look much different than years past as social distancing and the coronavirus have made us all live differently and with more caution. If you do decide to trick-or-treat, keep in mind that costume masks are not an alternative to a cloth mask and you might want to use hand sanitizer throughout your night. At home activities are also a great alternative to going out for candy. The most important thing is to keep yourself and family safe, whatever activity you decide to do. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
Beginning in August, the 5,000 square foot hall located at 10 St. Timothy Lane will provide Catonsville with a wide array of visual, music and performing arts programs, exhibits and classes for all ages, and performances. Now managed and operated by the Baltimore County Arts Guild, the building’s past traditions will be combined with a new arts and entertainment culture. An open house is scheduled for August 7th from 4-6 pm. Face masks and physical distancing will be required.
Ingleside Food Mart in Catonsville sold a $100,000 winning lottery ticket for the July 29th Powerball drawing. The winning numbers were 7, 29, 25, 40 and 45; The Powerball number was 26 and Power Play multiplier was 2. The winning ticket matched four of the five numbers and the Powerball number and the buyer opted for the Power Play which doubled the $50,000 prize. If you hold the winning ticket, you can claim your prize by mail or in person at the Lottery Customer Resource Center in Baltimore, by appointment.
Despite the annual July 4th parade and fireworks being canceled this year, it didn’t stop Catonsville residents from celebrating our nation’s independence. Neighbors were dressed up as Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty throwing candy through local streets, families had small barbeques and others biked the 20 mile route from Baltimore City to Fort McHenry.