November 2018 Around Town

New Buildings at Goucher College This fall, Goucher College opened three new buildings for students, including two residence halls—Fireside Hall and Trustees Hall—as well as the new Mary Fisher Dining and Student Center. The openings were timed to welcome one of the largest first-year classes in the college’s history. The new developments were designed using … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

Patently Innovative Jennifer McGough, a technology teacher and work-based learning coordinator at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, and her two teammates won the Best Overall Invention prize during the National Summer Teacher Institute, hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the University of South Florida’s College of Education. Jennifer was one … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Olszewski Wins Democratic Primary for Baltimore County Executive In a down-to-the-wire election race that required officials to recount by hand some 87,222 ballots, Johnny Olszewski Jr. was affirmed on July 14 as the winner of the Democratic primary for Baltimore County Executive. The former state delegate beat second-place finisher state Sen. Jim Brochin by just 17 votes. … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Two BCPS Students Selected for 2018 National Youth Orchestra Bassoonist Vincent Igusa of Towson High School and oboist Kara Poling of Franklin High School are among the 106 musicians selected for the sixth annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Vincent and Kara are the only two students to represent Maryland on … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

‘U.S. News & World Report’ Names 8 BCPS Schools Among the Nation’s Best Eight Baltimore County schools made the “U.S. News & World Report” Best High Schools list, and two schools earned gold-medal status under the magazine’s ranking system. Eastern Technical High School (No. 8 in Maryland, No. 418 nationally) and Towson High School (No. 9/No. 484) … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Sudbrook Magnet Middle School Teacher Receives National Art Educator Award
 The National Art Education Association has named Baltimore County Public Schools teacher Jayme Rodriguez as the recipient of its 2018 New Professional Art Educator Award. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes excellence and achievement by new art educators. Jayme, who … Continued

April 2018 Around Town

Towson-based company Stanley Black and Decker announced plans to add 400 jobs in Baltimore County as it opens a new facility in Middle River. According to the Baltimore County Government, Stanley Black and Decker plans to add employees to its global tools and storage department in the Greenleigh at Crossroads development. The new office will provide space to employees working…

March 2018 Around Town

The Towson Chamber of Commerce recently announced a new award series dedicated to honoring those who make significant contributions to the Towson community. This year’s event, which will be hosted April 14 at the Towson headquarters of Stanley Black and Decker, will present awards in six categories: build, lead, serve, inspire, innovate and host.

February 2018 Around Town

A group of astrophysicists at Johns Hopkins University was recently named the recipient of a $3 million Breakthrough Prize award. Since 2012, the Breakthrough Prize awards have recognized individuals or teams in the field of physics, life sciences and mathematics who have made significant contributions that deserve wide public acclaim. 

January 2018 Around Town

    Over the Thanksgiving season, Towson’s local Elks Chapter hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for more than 50 of the area’s veterans. The dinner, a partnership with American Legion Towson Post 22, was pre-empted by a Veterans Day ceremony on November 11 that began at the Wayside Cross located near Towson Circle and moved to the Towson memorials dedicated to the…