40 years ago to­day (from the Av­enue News of October 6, 1977)

Pro­po­nents and op­po­nents of a pro­posed 12-story se­nior cit­i­zen com­plex in Mid­dle­sex be­gan to rally. Home­own­ers near the apart­ment site re­tained a lawyer to legally op­pose the de­vel­op­ment while area se­niors were en­thu­si­as­tic about the com­plex. The com­pany said they al­ready had 1000 ap­pli­ca­tions for rooms in the high-rise and was ac­cept­ing com­mu­nity feed­back be­fore the fi­nal plan was de­cided later that month.

Res­i­dents of the Vic­tory Villa com­mu­nity turned out to of­fi­cially im­ple­ment their own “Cit­i­zen on Pa­trol” pro­gram after mul­ti­ple cases of van­dal­ism in the neigh­bor­hood, in­clud­ing over 150 bro­ken wind­shields. Mem­bers of the C.O.P. would mon­i­tor the neigh­bor­hood and re­port any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­i­ties to the author­i­ties. “Vic­tory Villa is and will be alerted,” said res­i­dent Bill Hen­drix.

A group of 13 to 18-year-old bowlers from Es­sex raised over $900 for the ex­pan­sion fund for Franklin Square Hospi­tal. The boys, who were al­ready Mary­land State Ju­nior and Ma­jor Bowl­ing Cham­pi­ons, hosted a Bowlathon at the Mid­dle­sex Bowl­ing Lanes where spon­sors paid 25 cents to $1 a game.

25 years ago to­day (from the Av­enue News of October 8, 1992)

The En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency awarded $29 mil­lion to the Back River Waste Wa­ter Treat­ment Plant to clean up the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay. The money would go to­wards projects like ni­tri­fi­ca­tion and den­i­tri­fi­ca­tion work in­clud­ing the con­struc­tion of 3 clar­i­fiers, 3 sep­a­rate basins, and a blower build­ing, as a way to re­duce the plant’s pol­lu­tion pro­duc­tion.

The Es­sex, Mid­dle River, Rosedale, and Ch­e­saco Park com­mu­ni­ties were in­cluded in Bal­ti­more County’s largest ex­pan­sion of its curb­side re­cy­cling pro­gram. For the first time, over 28,000 res­i­dents would have their mixed pa­per re­cy­cling picked up once a week, with the av­er­age Bal­ti­more County house­hold re­duc­ing their pa­per waste by more than 700 pounds a year. Pre­vi­ously, in 1991, a drop-off re­cy­cling cen­ter was opened in Es­sex.

A rally to kick off a new coali­tion to im­prove Mid­dle River was set at Ch­e­sa­peake High School. The group hoped to en­cour­age all com­mu­nity groups and in­di­vid­u­als to join forces in restor­ing the Mid­dle River neigh­bor­hood by lob­by­ing for di­rect ac­tion and ed­u­cat­ing those in the area.

20 years ago to­day (from the Av­enue News of October 9, 1997)

For the first time since his F-117 Stealth Fighter plane fell in the Bow­leys Quar­ters neigh­bor­hood last month, pi­lot Maj. Bryan Knight re­vis­ited the scene of the crash, speak­ing to res­i­dents and ex­press­ing his thanks to the Bow­leys Quar­ters Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment.

The Mid­dle River De­part­ment of Recre­ation and Parks hosted their 5th an­nual Cheer­lead­ing Com­pe­ti­tion where over 800 girls com­peted for the top prize. Host team Mid­dle River took home three first-place fin­ishes from its 6-8, 8-10, and 11-13 teams.

The Av­enue high­lighted the ed­u­ca­tional ef­forts of Ch­e­sa­peake High School such as their art pro­grams which fea­tured unique classes in photography, fine arts, and com­puter art, Girl Scout Troop 1721 and 1695 hosted a fam­ily fall fes­ti­val at the Back River United Methodist Church, area kinder­garten­ers met with of­fi­cers from the Bal­ti­more County Po­lice De­part­ment as part of the “com­mu­nity helpers” unit where the chil­dren were taught about pub­lic safety and got to try on a pair of hand­cuffs, and Franklin Square Hospi­tal hon­ored Es­sex res­i­dent John Gres­sit, who vol­un­teered 2,000 hours help­ing the hospi­tal’s pa­tients since 1993.

10 years ago to­day (from the Av­enue News of October 10, 2007)

Red House Run El­e­men­tary School in Rosedale, which was named a Mary­land Blue Rib­bon School last spring, was rec­og­nized as a Na­tional Blue Rib­bon School by the U.S. De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion. RHRES was praised for its dra­mat­i­cally im­prov­ing test scores and aca­demic achieve­ments. “The teach­ers and staff will do what­ever it takes to en­sure the achieve­ment of each child,” said Red House Run prin­ci­pal Drue Whit­ney.

Ap­prox­i­mately 1,200 Bal­ti­more motorcycling en­thu­si­asts par­tic­i­pated in the “Ride to Re­mem­ber”, a 52-mile ride around Bal­ti­more’s Belt­way to raise money for the Flight 93 Memo­rial Fund for vic­tims of the 9/11 ter­ror­ist at­tacks. Dressed in Amer­i­can flags, hun­dreds of cy­cles de­parted the Har­ley Davidson store on Pu­laski High­way rep­re­sent­ing vet­eran groups all over the state.

Bal­ti­more Raven Todd Heap pledged $1 mil­lion in sup­port of a new pe­di­atric unit at Franklin Square Hospi­tal, Over­lea res­i­dent Linda Knud­sen won $50,000 with a lucky scratch-off from the Mary­land Lot­tery, and four former stu­dents, which were now a teacher, a stock bro­ker, and a patent lawyer, were in­ducted into the Ken­wood High School Hall of Fame.

20 years ago to­day: Four graders from Evan­gel Chris­tian Academy put the fin­ish­ing touches on a Na­tive Amer­i­can-in­spired tee-pee that they de­signed and painted on the grounds of the Rossville Blvd. school. (from the Av­enue News of October 9, 1997)

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