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.
A first birthday, a grandson’s first steps and first teeth are all things grandparents never thought they’d miss out on but when social distancing is in order you find ways to see your family while staying safe. Megan and Andy Will are Catonsville parents of a one year old and have set up lawn chairs on their sidewalk so their son’s grandparents can sit and watch their grandson while he plays on a blanket with Andy and Megan. Although they’ve used Zoom to interact with Grady, their grandson, blowing a dandelion towards him is so much more interactive. The Wills are just one of many families trying to stay connected with family and friends during the pandemic.
This year Mother’s Day might be celebrated differently than years past but it doesn’t mean it won’t be an amazing day to celebrate the moms your life. Get creative with some different ideas. Watch a mother-daughter movie together, have a virtual happy hour, take her on a picnic in the backyard, have an at home wine tasting. The ideas are endless!
Maddi McLean, senior at Catonsville High School, has been volunteering with her family since she could walk by handing out bagged lunches at shelters and churches with her grandmother. Over the past year Maddi has helped raise donations for various shelters in the community and pulled together groups to prepare bags for those residing at the shelters and set up Love the Hopeful tables to give out food, hygiene products, and clothes for those in need. In addition to all her charitable work, Maddi is also part of the CHS volleyball and basketball teams. Although the award will not be publicized as much as it would normally be with the pandemic going on, Maddi McLean is recognized as the 2020 Baltimore County Young Woman of the Year for all she has done to help her community.