Glyndon, Maryland 21071

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Christmas Tree Lighting – December 8th at 6:30 pm

  • November 24, 2013 4:18 pm

Please join us for the Glyndon Christmas Tree Lighting

Date:  Sunday, December 8th

Time:  6:30 pm, meet inside the GVFD at the train garden

Dress, etc.:  Bring flashlights and dress for outdoor weather

Photos with Santa, Refreshments:  Thomas’s Salon & Spa in Glyndon Square Shopping Center

This is a great time to kick off the Christmas Season.  Ho Ho Ho

GCA Quarterly Meeting Wed November 13th from 7-8:30pm at GVFD

  • November 11, 2013 9:03 am

Come and join us for an update on whats going on in Glyndon.    We have three guest coming to fill us in on Baltimore County Activities – Tony Baysmore and commercial residents Leslye Solomon from Woolstock and John Barrett from Glyndon Grill.   Also we will be holding a drawing for two gift certificates for the Glyndon Grill and the new Knit and Sew Shop that will be opening in the Bank building.   Each attendee gets 1 ticket and if you bring a Glyndon guest, who is not yet a member, you get an extra ticket for the drawing.  Please invite someone to join you.  We have a great town and would like more people to become involved.   Here is the draft agenda for the meeting :

I.  Open Meeting – Rose
A. Introductions
II.  Budget Update – Gary
III.  ROG Update – Gary
IV.  Balt County Update – Tony Baysmore
V.  New Commercial Customer Introductions – Rose
VI.  Unfinished Business
  A.  Repaving Glyndon Research Update – Gary
  B.  Glyndon Station Park – Alan
    1.  Removing the Putting Green
    2.  Repainting Gazebo and Benches
    3.  Fountain Repair – ???
    4.  Bricks – Barbara
  C.  Halloween Party
  D.  GVFD Update – Richard
  E.  HGI Update – Mary Ellen
VII.   New Business
  A.  Christmas Tree Lighting
  B.  Commercial / GCA Partnership ideas
  C.  Membership discussion
  D.  Nomination Committee formation
VIII.    Other
IX .  Drawing for Gift Certificate
Meeting Close the Meeting

Halloween Party – October 19th, 2013 – for Glyndon Residents and Families

  • October 7, 2013 8:34 am

This event is limited to Glyndon Residents and Families.  Please check for your invitation on your porch.  If you have any questions contact us at  Hope to see you there. 

Wire Down on Railroad Avenue – Friday Sept 27th , 2013

  • September 27, 2013 12:24 pm

A large box truck snagged the phone and electric wires crossing Central Avenue  to the post office this afternoon.  The police, Verizon and BG&E were notified.  The police are keeping the area safe and the Verizon crew is waiting for BG&E to fix the poll at 3pm.  I would avoid Railroad Ave at Butler Road until after the rush hour.  Avoid approaching the Post Office from Butler Road.  Access is still available when coming up Railroad Avenue.  Rose

October 19th is the Halloween Party at Emory Grove

  • September 26, 2013 2:43 pm

Join us for a spooktacular night at Emory Grove.  This is a fun filled family event for all ages.  You don’t even need to have young children to enjoy the food, fun and revelry.  Don’t forget your costumes.    Booooooooooooooo

October 5th – Glyndon Station Park Weed and Feed

  • September 26, 2013 2:36 pm

Bring your muscle, clippers, gloves, shovel and wheelbarrow to help keep our park beautiful.   Time 9:30 am – 12 noon.  Their will be refreshments of some kind to tickle your fancy.

GVFD Spaghetti Dinner – Friday Sept 27, 2013 4 – 8 pm

  • September 26, 2013 2:32 pm



$7.00 for children 12 & under                                                 Doors open at 4:00

Doors close at 8:00

$10.00 for adults                                                             Friday September 27th 2013

Next Dinner in Glyndon Station Park – Sunday, August 18th – 5:30 – 7:00 pm

  • August 16, 2013 6:38 pm

Join us for dinner in the Glyndon Station Park. Bring dinner. We will provide drinks and dessert.  It has been a great time.  Hope to see you there.

General Meeting – Wednesday August 7th, 2013

  • August 4, 2013 2:12 pm

There will be a GCA General Meeting on Wed. August 7th, 2013 from 7 – 8:30 pm at the Glyndon Fire Hall.  The agenda is as follows:

I.   Call Meeting to Order

II .  Introductions

III.  Treasurers Report – Gary Lenz

IV.  Current Business

– Associate Member Vote – Quorum missing from May meeting

– Upcoming Events

      • Dinner in Glyndon Station Park  – 5:30 to 7:00 pm
        • Sunday August 18th
        • Sunday September 22nd
      •   Halloween Party – Emory  Grove  Hotel – Date  TBD

–  Police Update – Andy MacLellan

–  Graffiti on Railroad Avenue

–  ROG update – Gary Lenz 

–  Non Compliant Signage

–  Glyndon VFD – Richard Stem

–  Obrecht Vacancies – Barretts Grill Hunt Valley  / Local Vendor

– Glyndon Post Office

– HGI Update

– Web Site

– Email address updates

– GCA new member recruitment

V.  New Business

VI.   Adjourn

See you there.


Signs an Age Old Problem

  • July 26, 2013 7:01 am

Signs in Glyndon have been an age old problem.  Most likely as old as the town itself.  In, 1860 the Western Maryland Railroad made access to this part of the county where Glyndon is now located and created the birth of our town.   Soon people realized that this was a great place to escape the city heat and cottages and houses began to spring up.  The founding of Glyndon occurred when Dr. Charles A. Leas in 1871 helped promote the town and the vacation industry. ( see Wikipedia, Glyndon Maryland for more information)  People would migrate north on the railroad to come here for the summer.  Local residents would advertise with signs in front of their property for rooms and food.  The sign issues are stated below:

The Growth of Glyndon – published in The Baltimore American on Sept. 19th, 1897 

” The beauty of some of the avenues is spoiled by signs stuck out on the lawns and pasted on the fences stating that boarding can be secured inside, and that meals are furnished to travelers”.  The full article can be seen in Dr. Jay Toth’s waiting room in the old Glyndon Bank.

Glyndon is no longer a vacation spot but signs are a continuing issue in Glyndon.  Current Baltimore County Code allows for temporary signs for up to 60 days with a permit per calendar year.  A frame signs are not permitted.   Volunteer Fire Departments have exemptions.  We are addressing the current violation in town.