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The Clean Bread and Cheese Creek organization will hold a stream cleanup Saturday. Photo Credit: Brenda Harris
Dundalk Donnie September 20, 2013 at 06:00 pm
LOL Only in Dundalk! It's only some it's okay......
Buzz Beeler September 20, 2013 at 06:46 pm
Great Job guys! Maybe you can try to clean up the mess I've made on this site. I've been exposedRead More by JS as El Captain.
Dundalk Donnie September 21, 2013 at 01:25 am
Weren't you the Fat One at Antietam dressed in the robes and pointy hat?
Dundalk Renaissance Corp. September 21, 2012 at 09:06 pm
The Dundalk Renaissance Corp. is a proud partner in the series of free Movies in the Park for theRead More community. This sold-out Dive-In movie is the last of the season - and we thank our sponsors, Margreta at the Y Aquatic Center, and Angel Ball for their work to make these family evenings happen!
Bread and Cheese Creek September 21, 2012 at 07:01 pm
Additionally, updating our current stormwater management systems will also stop the millions ofRead More dollars in damage being caused to property owners who live along our waterways from massive erosion due to these streams being forced to continuously carry excessive volumes of fast moving water. This erosion causes trees to fall (One of these trees broke the Back River Trash boom last year) further blocking up the stream and a large amount of sediment (Another Chesapeake Bay TMDL value) to flow into Back River and the Chesapeake Bay. So while I completely agree with you that education and personal responsibility is imperative, I believe an upgraded stormwater management system (like those received by other parts of Baltimore County) is equally of paramount importance for the health of our community and the Chesapeake Bay.
Al Day September 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm
The problem was identified as shopping carts, port holes etc. I don't feel changes to the stormRead More drains will significantly help with those issues. I worked for the save the bay foundation and the problem was identified as having two main prongs. One was lawn fertilizer run-off (chem-lawn etc) which promoted plant growth on the bottom which then depleted the oxygen. The second was bilge being pumped out of ships using the bay with various assorted toxic chemicals and lubricants. Storm drain size and condition did not factor into this equation. Just for your information, no system could contain the natural flow of storm run-off adaquately and to even try would be a large waste of money. That is taxpayers money which is a tad bit short these days. Stopping the problems at the source was identified as the solution and the only solution that would affect change. But again we're not talking about save the bay issues here, but rather large debris being tossed. And again that is the responsibility of those who enforce the law. Without the law there is nothing that can work. Which was my point. We need to build healthy communities where folks realize the importance of adherence to the laws.
Bread and Cheese Creek September 22, 2012 at 12:04 am
Mr. Day since you previously worked for “Save the Bay Foundation” I am very surprisedRead More this is the first you have heard of Bread and Cheese Creek. Since 2009 our creek has been identified by the Baltimore County Small Watershed Action Plan (SWAP) as one of the most polluted tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Additionally we regularly work with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the Ocean Conservancy, American Rivers as well as many other similar organizations who do believe retrofitting our current stormwater management system would significantly decrease the trash, erosion and chemical infiltration going directly into Bread and Cheese Creek. Furthermore, most of Baltimore County has already had their stormwater management systems retrofitted; do you not believe the people of Dundalk should receive the same benefit of the other residents of Baltimore County? Lastly, since you have admittedly only recently heard of our creek, I invite you to attend our next cleanup in the stream, walk its length (as we do regularly), spend some time working alongside the volunteers giving up their time to save this beautiful little stream, talk to all the neighbors who live along the stream and hear of their property damage and how they still pay taxes on land that no longer exists
Buzz Beeler September 4, 2012 at 01:26 pm
Judging by the heavy weights that showed up on National Night Out, I would say they are one of theRead More best in Dundalk. As a community they are voices to be reckoned with.
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Marje Lentz August 26, 2012 at 11:46 am
Church and state working together. God is smiling on Calvalry more today than usual. These peopleRead More deserve to be honored. And the rain is truly tears of joy from heaven for reaching out to do this wonderful unselfish thing
Buzz Beeler August 13, 2012 at 02:28 pm
I get dizzy just looking at them. Great shots though.
Debbie August 13, 2012 at 08:16 pm
How can we find out the names of the winners of the raffle tickets that were drawn on Saturday,Read More August 11?
Marge Neal August 15, 2012 at 03:50 pm
Debbie, I'll see if I can get the info from the station. mn
Bread and Cheese Creek July 31, 2012 at 11:59 am
We would like to thank the incredible volunteers who gave up their Sunday to help out our communityRead More and the enviroment! We could not have done this without all your hard work! Thank you again!
Buzz Beeler July 31, 2012 at 04:51 pm
John another job well done. Always looking out for the community. The most dedicated man I everRead More meet.
Marge Neal May 29, 2012 at 05:27 pm
if anyone can provide the first names of the men who died, please add them in this comments sectionRead More and I will update the photo captions. — Marge
Buzz Beeler May 29, 2012 at 06:22 pm
Great picture of the American flag and ceremony. A moving tribute to those that gave all.
Buzz Beeler May 24, 2012 at 02:49 pm
Great story. I'm sure there are a lot of homeowners and businesses that have thought aboutRead More installing this kind of equipment and now they have a solid reference. Good deeds usually receive good deeds in return.
Buzz Beeler May 19, 2012 at 01:42 pm
Speaking of TRashART, filmmaker John Waters was picked up hitchhiking in Ohio by the indie rockRead More band, Here We Go Magic. They said he was standing on the side of the road holding a sign that read "to the end of Rte 70." He was spotted doing the same early Monday near his home in Guilford. I wonder if it was the tax increases that sent him on the road across the country because the article did not say whether he was using the thumbs up or down technique.
Leah Bunck May 21, 2012 at 03:00 pm
A great event! Had a wonderful time and I am very excited about all my new TRASH ART!!!
Busia May 18, 2012 at 03:19 pm
several weeks ago my husband and i were downtown for a show .An exhibit caught my eye in a vacantRead More store front .it was art from Sparrows Pt students.Quite impressive .I bet you they are not entered in our Art show.So sad...I remember when my son had art displayed in Hertiage park years ago for the art show.Back then it was a big deal for an elemantary student and how proud he was and we were too.Schools should encourage their art students to partcipate
Marge Neal May 18, 2012 at 05:51 pm
According to Jean Walker, Battle Grove and Sussex elementaries, Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School,Read More Dundalk Middle and Dundalk and Sparrows Point High schools are participating. Conspicuous in its absence is the Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts. But it is a busy time of year for schools, and it's probably harder to coordinate with high school students, between sports, jobs, proms and preparing for finals and graduation. — Marge
David Robert Crews May 19, 2012 at 06:22 am
It's a little late for me to add this. This may not be able to encourage anyone to enter the artRead More show, but it does reveal just how nice the art show is. The Dundalk Art Show is held in a cool and comfy little park, that sets in amongst a great set of buildings. And a lot of nice people go to the show. So for art shows in years to come, and as a statement of historical facts, here is a link to my photographs of the 2009 Dundalk Art Show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ursusdave/sets/72157621938264286/
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FranT May 10, 2012 at 06:59 pm
Please spell check quickly :)
Marge Neal May 10, 2012 at 09:45 pm
caught it, Fran! Thanks for not spelling it out!
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latosha April 24, 2012 at 07:07 pm
What a great idea!
Judy April 25, 2012 at 12:23 am
I do hope everyone decides to come out and see what Bark for Life is all about. Even if you cannotRead More attend, you can still donate to the American Cancer Society at Bark4LifeMD.com. Thank you Marge for a great article.
Bread and Cheese Creek April 23, 2012 at 07:38 pm
Thank you for the wonderful compliment! We run all our cleanups as a family event with activitiesRead More designed for every age and ability level. When families volunteer together to help out nature it helps to helps develop environmental stewardship and strengthen family bonds. So far our youngest volunteer has been 3 and our oldest 87!
Jay Addis April 23, 2012 at 10:55 pm
These are the people that should be the Optimist "people" of the year!
Buzz Beeler April 24, 2012 at 01:57 am
Jay, I think you just locked up next years Optimist vote. A great choice.
Buzz Beeler April 22, 2012 at 02:10 pm
I know of no with the ability to mobilize an entire community time and time again to tackle thisRead More kind of project. That is what dedication and leadership is all about. Congratulations to John Long and his volunteers for a job well done.
Bread and Cheese Creek April 17, 2012 at 01:16 pm
I know we have said it before, but we can never say it enough - Our success is do to our incredibleRead More volunteers and sponsors! Thank you for all your help and support! Together WE ARE making a difference!
Buzz Beeler April 17, 2012 at 01:47 pm
Show me a man that can call together a large number of people to get wet and muddy while picking upRead More trash time and time again, and I will show you a real leader. John, I don't know how you do it but you do. It continues to amaze me how you are able to maintain the community enthusiasm at this level.
Bread and Cheese Creek April 17, 2012 at 03:30 pm
Thank you for the wondeful compliment. I think of it more like a can of gas, our volunteers haveRead More the energy and the fire, I just provide the spark and then "Bang" the magic happens!
Buzz Beeler April 14, 2012 at 02:05 am
John is a one man army. Gold's is promoting the event. A man with that kind of determination is aRead More good man. Either way it will be a success.
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