June 2021, Newsletter


Welcome Statement…….1
Membership Page ……….2
Sustainable Community Designation….….4
Master Plan 2030…………4
Beautification Gallery…..4
Wilkens Police Beat……..11


June 23rd – General Membership Meeting


July 4th – 4th of July Celebration and Parade
July 24th – GABA Flea Market Fundraiser


Please support and enjoy the festivities.

Fire Cracker 10K Race | 8:00am
Arbutus Middle School Back Parking Lot

Soap Box Derby Races | 9:00am
Elm Rd. @ Oakland Rd.

Flag Raising Gathering | 10:00am
Downtown Arbutus

Flag Raising Ceremony | 10:30am
Downtown Arbutus

Fourth of July Parade | 12:30pm
Downtown Arbutus

Community Gathering | 2:00pm
Arbutus Town Hall

Visit us on Facebook:
Arbutus 4th of July Parade

Your tax deductible donation may be made out and sent to:

The Arbutus Recreation and Parks Council
C/O The Arbutus 4th of July Committee
5405 East Drive Arbutus, MD 21227

or Venmo us directly by taking a picture or scanning below

New Members List

– Briarwood Home Inspections
– Catonsville Pharmacy
– Chesapeake Inspection Associates
– C.N Robinson Lighting Supply
– Complex Threat Solutions LLC
– Esteem Beauty Boutique
– Halethorpe Civic League
John’s Barber Shop
– Just Right Technology
– Kelley Wellness
– Mission First Team Always-Tactical, LLC
– New Trauma & Complicated Grief Counseling Services

– OrganicLawns
– PIVOT Real Estate Holdings, LLC
– Pizza Paradise
– Royal Xcellence Catering
– Riedel Rentals
– T.W Spinks Home Improvements
– Wye Oak Pharmacy

Member’s Spotlight

Mission First Team Always Tactical, LLC

Mission First Team Always Tactical, LLC is a 13 year active Law Enforcement Veteran & 25 year Veteran of Fire/Rescue & EMS both career & volunteer with multiple credentials & certifications. Their clientele includes but is not limited to schools, church groups, non-profits, recreational clubs, public safety workers & more.

Mission First is a Christian based company offering First aid training, defense skills for cc permit to carry holders & more. For more information follow them on Facebook. Mission First Team Always Tactical, LLC supports The Greater Arbutus Business Association & our town.

Mission First Team Always Tactical, LLC

Corporate & Premium Plus Memberships


1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
(410) 455-1000

Premium Plus

Finder’s Keepers Thrift & Consignment Shop
5404 East Drive
Arbutus, MD 21227
(410) 247-2724

Fish Head Cantina
4802 Benson Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
(410) 247-2474

Chesapeake Bank of Maryland
5424 Carville Ave
Halethorpe, MD 21227
(410) 242-7451

RE/MAX New Beginnings
1424 Sulphur Spring Road
Baltimore, MD 21227
(410) 242-0220

SERVPRO of Catonsville
10 Azar Ct, Baltimore, MD 21227
(410) 242-7370

Security Auto & Truck, Inc.
4020 Old, Washington Blvd.
Halethorpe, MD 21227
(443) 575-6641

Shore United Bank
1101 Maiden Choice Ln.
Baltimore, MD 21229
(410) 242-1234 (443)  |  709-8052

Sorrento of Arbutus
5401 East Dr.
Halethorpe, MD 21227
(410) 242-6474

Whalen Properties
2 West Rolling Crossroads
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 747-2900



General Membership Meeting
June 23rd, 2021 @ 1pm
Fish Head Cantina Pavilion
4802 Benson Ave
Halethorpe, MD 21227


4th of July Celebrations and Parade
July 3rd (see a cover)

GABA Flea Market Fundraiser
July 24th, 2021 @ 8am – 2pm
Town Hall Parking Lot
1349 Stevens Ave
Arbutus MD 21227

Spaces are $25

Contact Sheena at finderskeepersmd@yahoo.com or call 443-902-6106

UMBC Events
For more information about events contact our office: call 410-204-8128 or email Patsy – patsy@arbutus.org

Follow us on Facebook.

We’re Back!


June 23rd 2021 @ 1pm

Fish Head Cantina Pavilion

4802 Benson Ave
Halethorpe, MD 21227

$10 Lunch

RSVP @ patsy@arbutus.org or 410-204-8951

Baltimore Master Plan 2030

Community Engagement Meeting

June 9, 2021 @ 6pm – 7pm
Visit baltimorecountymd.gov/masterplan2030

The meeting will focus on identifying and prioritizing important aspects of your community’s character to preserve, enhance, transform, or strengthen in Master Plan 2030. Arbutus/UMBC will be focus of discussion for this meeting.

Check out the website and have a say in the future of your community!



The County Executive’s Office of Community Engagement will be setting up office hours in District 1 at different small businesses each month. This opportunity is a connect in-persn, during the day and discuss any specific needs with the outreach coordinator Mandy Remmell.

If you would like to sign up for a 1:1 meeting during the in-office community hours please use the Sign-Up Genius Lik: http://signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44a9aa2ea6fdce9-district

June appointments will be held on Fridays from 10am-12pm

June 11th- OCA Mocha, 5410East Drive, Arbutus MD 21227

Arbutus Beautification

Last month, GABA hosted our Annual Beautification Day. Volunteers came together to make Arbutus beautiful.

We would like to thank all those who served planting digging, cutting, pruning, hauling, cleaning ,and to all our sponsors who made the day possible!


Event & Updates

Even though there have been many been limitations over this past year due the lockdowns and various regulations, UMBC has been able to keep going strong. There are virtual lectures, events, and seminars that are available to the public, Here are a few events that are available:

You’re Not Alone

Continuing through June 15
You’re Not Alone, an exhibition presented by the Gallery at OCA Mocha in collaboration with HoldOn2Hope, features 23 pieces about mental health.

Digital Art Exhibition

Opening June 18
Digital Art, an exhibition celebrating digital art and its power to expand the perimeter of what we recognize to be art, opens at the Gallery at OCA Mocha on June 18.

SPARK IV: A New World?

Continuing through June 26
UMBC and Towson University present the fourth installment of the collaborative SPARK pop-up exhibition, SPARK IV: A New World?, in partnership with Maryland Art Place (MAP). The exhibition will be held in MAP’s main gallery space through June 26, with opportunities to experience the exhibition and programs virtually.

For questions or to schedule an estimate:

Phone: 410-242-7370
Web: www.servprocatonsville.com



Our construction team recently completed a huge rebuild job. A car had driven into a home, pushing in the front of the foundation. Our team had to shore the up the house with 4x4s and screw jacks to keep it structurally sound while they worked until the new foundation and front load-bearing wall were built.

The job also consisted of residing the entire front of the house and redoing a basement bedroom. Because of their experience and expertise, they were able to obtain the necessary permits to open the foundation of the home, brace it out and make the repairs.

“Tim and his team are all professionals who deliver on their promises. They are courteous, likable, and easy to reach – which is rare nowadays when you try to reach any business. They are all conscientious workers. Thank you all for a job well done.”

Wilkens Police Beat

Bicycle Theft Prevention From the Baltimore County Police Dept

Here are some prevention techniques, which if followed, can make it more difficult for a thief to steal your bicycle:

  • Always lock it. Never leave your bike unlocked, even if unattended for just a few minutes. A thief can steal your bike in seconds. Always lock your bike through the frame and at least one wheel. Use a cable, cable lock, or second U-lock to lock the other wheel. If you have a quick-release front wheel, remove it and take it with you.
  • Invest in the best lock you can afford, usually a hardened steel U-lock or hardened steel chain and padlock.
  • Lock your bike to a permanent object. Make sure a thief can’t slide your bike over the top of the object.
  • Don’t lock your bike to another bike, a small tree, aluminum or wooden posts, or to chain link fence. These items can be easily broken or cut. If you keep your bike in a garage, basement, or on a porch, lock it.
  • If you store your bike in a shed or garage, lock it to some other large item such as a riding lawnmower, snow blower, power washer, etc.
  • If you must lock your bike outside, always lock your bike in a visible, well-lighted area. Lock it up in an area where it can be easily seen by as many people as possible. Try to maximize the use and advantage of “natural surveillance”. Thieves usually don’t like an audience.
  • Write down the bicycles serial number and keep the number in a safe place. Look for the serial number stamped on your bike’s head tube, seat post, under the crank, or on the frame’s rear wheel mount.
  • Engrave your bike with your driver’s license (soundex) number. This will allow law enforcement to find the owner of a recovered stolen/found bike.

Any questions or concerns please contact the Precinct One Community Outreach Team at 410-887-5165.

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