🌱 Schools Lift Mask Mandate + Eatery Opening + Teacher Nominees

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First, today's weather:

Variable cloudiness. High: 43, low: 36.

Here are the top stories today in Glen Burnie:

  1. The Maryland State Board of Education on Tuesday approved a new rule clearing the way for local school districts to lift mask mandates covering their jurisdictions if certain benchmarks are met. The board voted 12-1 to repeal the existing mask mandate and replace it with a rule that would extend mask requirements through the end of the school year, but allow districts’ mandates to be lifted based on local vaccination or transmission rates. (CBS Baltimore)

  2. Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Anne Arundel County Department of Health on Tuesday announced four additional vaccine clinics for children ages 5 to 11. All the clinics run from 5-7:30 p.m. The Clinic in Glen Burnie will be in operation on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Point Pleasant Elementary School, 1035 Dumbarton Road, Glen Burnie. (CBS Baltimore)

  3. Ten teachers from all levels of the school system were named today as semifinalists for the 2022 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Click on the link to see all nominations. (Press Release Desk)

  4. Shake Shack is expanding in Baltimore with a new location coming to Canton. The burger chain will open a restaurant at 3902 Boston St. in late 2022, Shake Shack officials confirmed Tuesday. The eatery will be a tenant of the new retail center planned by developer Mark Sapperstein at 1201 Haven St.Shake Shack's newest Baltimore location will have a drive-thru lane, a feature the chain added this year amid changing consumer preferences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first Shake Shack drive-thru opened Monday in Minnesota, according to "Thrillist," which also reports that the fast-casual company plans to announce 10 more drive-thrus by the end of 2022. (Wbalttv)

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Today in Glen Burnie:

From my notebook:

  • AA County Schools - AACPS: "Wednesday, Dec. 8, is Unity Day. All schools will dismiss two hours early on Wednesday. There will be no half-day afternoon sessions of PreK or ECI. Afternoon sessions at the CAT Centers will be conducted virtually from student’s homes." (Instagram)

  • Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol: "Remembering the 2,400 Americans that perished, and also the 1,100 wounded, at Pearl Harbor 80 years ago today." (Facebook)

  • AA County Schools - AACPS: "AACPS, Department of Health team up to offer additional round of COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children ages 5-11." (Instagram)

  • Glen Burnie Improvement Assoc.: "Santa needs a little help! He received a few letters and the children forgot to put their address on the letter so Santa can't send them a letter back. Here are pictures of the letters." (Facebook)

  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Twin Coves: "Inflatable Stolen. Happened last night but camera did not catch it. It was inflated and anchored to the front yard." (Nextdoor)

  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Brookfield: "I’m looking for someone willing and able to switch out some outdoor Christmas lights for me. Just need to switch the bulbs in some icicle lights and I have an extra strand to use. But no ladder, etc." (Nextdoor)

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Debora Whitehead

About me: Debora Whitehead is a dedicated wife and homeschooling mom from Coram, NY. She has a bachelor's degree in Education and loves to teach and write. Her passion for the community reflects on her volunteering work at the "Mariposa Ministry," a nonprofit family assistance program. One of her strongest believes is Jesus Christ and when she is not parenting, teaching or reading, she is writing. One of her favorites quotes is: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."- Eleanor Roosevelt.

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