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  1. County Agencies Win Eight National Awards

    County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that five Baltimore County agencies have been awarded eight 2014 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo).
    Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:35:23 GMT
  2. Sewer Repair Project Begins in Bowleys Quarters

    Starting this week, Baltimore County contractors will be replacing more than 150 feet of failing sewer line in Bowleys Quarters Road to repair the settlement caused by soil and drainage problems in recent years.
    Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:59:11 GMT
  3. Kamenetz Welcomes the LPGA International Crown to Baltimore County

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is pleased to welcome the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) International Crown Tournament to Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Baltimore County.
    Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:18:29 GMT

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  1. Four Steps to Safer Fruits and Vegetables

    Dr. Barbara McLean, Chief, Bureau of Prevention and Protection
    Baltimore County Department of Healt

    Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, but even these items require proper care and preparation. The proportion of foodborne illnesses associated with fresh fruits and vegetables has increased over the past few years, but you can enjoy them safely by knowing and following these four steps:

    1. Check

    When shopping, check to make sure that fresh and packaged fruits and vegetables are not bruised or damaged.

    2. Clean

    Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling fresh fruits and vegetables.

    Clean all surfaces with hot water and soap— countertops, cutting boards, knives and peelers before and after food preparation.

    Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly under running water before eating, cutting or cooking. Use a clean vegetable brush to scrub thicker-skinned produce such as melons and cucumbers.                                      

    Washing fruits and vegetables with detergent, bleach or commercial produce washes is not


    3. Separate

    When shopping, keep fresh fruits and vegetables separate from household chemicals and raw meat, poultry and seafood. Keep them apart in the grocery cart, in the grocery bags and at home, in the refrigerator.

    Do not use the same cutting board for fruits and vegetables that you’ve used for your raw meat, poultry or seafood before thoroughly washing it with hot water and soap.

    4. Chill

    Refrigerate all cut, peeled or cooked fruit and vegetables promptly.


    Prevent fruits and vegetables from touching raw meat, poultry, seafood or their juices.

    When preparing produce, be sure to remove and throw away any bruised or damaged portions. Then wash thoroughly under running water

    Fruits and vegetables should never be left out for more than two hours after cutting, peeling or cooking

    I hope these tips will enable you and your family to fresh fruits and vegetables safely this summer. For more information on food safety, visit:  

    Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:51:00 GMT
  2. From Armored Trucks to Cyber Security

    Sara Trenery, Business Development Representative
    Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development

    The lobby of the Dunbar Armored world headquarters in Hunt Valley is a mini museum of the armored security business. Original armored cars and trucks from the 1930’s and 1950’s share space with exhibits on famous armored car heists and weapons of choice for armored guards past and present. The Dunbar family’s roots go back almost 100 years, to a company founded by the present CEO’s grandfather.

    Today, President and CEO Kevin Dunbar runs the largest independently owned armored carrier in the country. Dunbar, named one of the Daily Record’s 2013 Most Admired CEOs, leads a company that employs 5,200 workers in 85 branches across the country.

    As the security needs of their clients have broadened over the years, the company has responded with new and innovative products. The Dunbar family of companies has grown to include six operating companies: Federal Armored Express, Cash Vault Services, Loughlin Guard Services, EZ-Audit, BankPak, and Alarm Services.

    With the newest addition to the corporate family, Dunbar Digital Armor, the company enters the world of cyber security. Located just down the street from Dunbar’s headquarters in new office space on Schilling Circle, the new division provides security protection, threat assessment, analysis, and remediation for customers in the digital environment. Recent headlines regarding digital security lapses at retailers and higher educational institutions have highlighted the need for these services. Dunbar has aligned their business to address these growing cyber security problems.

    For nearly a century, customers have relied on Dunbar as a trusted advisor in safeguarding their valuables. As those valuables have gone digital, so has Dunbar.

    We are proud that the Dunbar family of companies calls Baltimore County home.

    Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:45:00 GMT

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