Glyndon, Maryland 21071

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Halloween 2010

  • October 31, 2010 1:22 pm

Halloween was the greatest here in Glyndon! “Bedlam in the Boro” (Lineboro, MD — billboard on Rt. 140) and Transylvania had nothing on Glyndon this past Saturday evening. Emory Grove and its Victorian “Haunted” Emory Grove Hotel became a partying venue for all Glyndonites, young and old. It was a night of “magic”! (Magic is the word used by one of our members!)

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The magical place, known as Emory Grove, came alive with many witches, Darth Vader, a large gorilla, a feisty pirate complete with live bird on her shoulder, beautiful princesses,a plethora of football players and much more. There were even 3 clowns – clowning around! One was rather tall ( I was asked if I was on stilts and had to show my legs to prove otherwise!). After the menagerie gathered in front of the Hotel, the gathered costumed group was led to the Temple to meet with a real ‘witchy’ witch who told everyone a Halloween story. Then the kids were off to Trick or Treat at several of the cottages in the Grove before returning to the “haunted” Hotel for games, prizes, and most especially the “spooky walk” of the second floor of the hotel. (I believe the adults wanted to take the “spooky walk” more than the kids!) All the while, Halloween goodies galore were consumed by the estimated 100 participants!

This was truly a Glyndon “team” effort. I want to thank all who helped with this most successful Halloween party. The GCA Halloween party began during the term of former GCA President Vernene Rodgers Lenz, 19 years ago. After last year’s one year hiatus, because we could find no chair for 2009, the annual Halloween Party returned in its sensational glory to be the “very best ever”! Under the leadership of Glyndon resident and Glyndon Community Association’s Board Member Gale DeHaven, the plans came together. Thanks to Nan Kaestner for her many planning ideas and the “spooky walk”. Assisting Gale, more than we will ever know, in this “magic” Halloween were Missy Fanshaw, Karen Wriesen, Lauren De Haven, Kim Karlsen, Kim Montayne, Heather Donatelli, Michelle Kriebel, and many middle schoolers. Rosemary Stem made sure every goblin and party-goer got fed. Thanks also is extended to the many husbands, family members and friends for their support and assistance. Special Thanks to Meredith and Charlie Wells in obtaining the use of the Hotel, etc. Special kudos to the Emory Grove Association for the use of the hotel and grounds along with all of the “Grovers” who opened up their cottages to the Trick or Treaters. Photos were taken by Kate Bullock and Vernene Rodgers Lenz. Look for photos at within a few days. This celebration shows true community spirit by so many people, imaginatively working for the betterment of Glyndon and neighborly comraderie. If I have failed to recognize someone for his / her help, I humbly apologize.

Finally, thank-you to all of the 100 who attended this gala. YOU made it an evening of MAGIC for those who worked so hard to plan this affair.

I must not forget to recognize Tickled Pink and the Boxwood Connection for the gifts that were given away plus Farmer Tom, from Berryman’s Lane, for all of the pumpkins, straw bales and other items that added to our festive decorations.

Yes, it was an evening of MAGIC in a magical and majestic community!

On behalf of your GCA Board, I thank all of you,

GCA Meets November 10, 2010

  • October 31, 2010 10:14 am




TIME:  7 P.M.




Directions:  From Central Avenue, Turn LEFT onto Insulin Lane.  At the top of

the drive, one will see the Dining Hall clearly marked straight ahead.  Park in the parking lot.


Forbush School Update

Water Pipe Project Update – George Boden/ Joe Culotta Baltimore County Public Works

Glyndon Traffic Enforcement – Baltimore County Police Dept

Meet the new County Councilman (Tentative)

Committee Reports

Holiday Tree Lighting, Sunday December 5, 6:30PM

Final Battle of Glyndon Station Park (for 2010)

  • October 9, 2010 10:49 am

The Final Battle of Glyndon Station Park was held this morning. Your valiant soldiers assembled for one last skirmish with the “dreaded” weeds under the leadership of Generals Barbara Whitman and Elise Armacost.

The soldiers included Rebel Boykin, Karen Cervino, John Morris, Diane and Bill Flayhart, Bob Grover, Jean Wroe, Barbara Ricks, Lynne Maher, Per Karlsen and plus “super chef Leo Ottey and yours truly. Thanks to Jay Wroe for the electric hook up for the coffee pot!

Fortified with Chef Leo’s famous breakfast sandwiches, the soldiers made quick work of the weeds and our Park is now ready for a peaceful Fall and Winter.

Police Traffic Update

  • October 4, 2010 10:42 am

A note from Kate Bullock

The Franklin Precinct has reported on their first 30 day traffic Enforcement Zone in Glyndon. While the Precinct reported being surprised by the results, Glyndon residents will not be surprised.

Traffic monitoring occurred on 18 of the 30 days. Measured against limited resources, Glyndon received double the response that would normally be devoted to most traffic complaints.

  • 43 Citations have been issued (not broken down by traffic offense)
  • 32 Warnings have been issued (not broken down by traffic offense)
  • 1 Arrest has been made for driving on a suspended license
  • 1 Overweight vehicle has been towed due to the number of
    prior offenses

Of particular significance to the Precinct, were the number of overweight trucks.

This represents such a high volume of traffic offenses, that the Franklin Precinct will continue to monitor what they recognize as a significant traffic problem. The Precinct’s objective is to change driving behavior. If they are successful, this will not only create a safer situation during construction, but will have a long term impact on overall traffic safety for Glyndon.

We can all be greatly appreciative of the efforts being made by the Franklin Precinct.