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News around the neighborhood
Baltimore Co. + Overlea
The Baltimore County Department of Planning is working with the Overlea community to renew the Hillendale/Parkville/Overlea Sustainable Community Designation.
OCA President’s Message
Happy New Year to everyone in Overlea! I hope that folks in our community had a joyous and festive holiday season. The OCA has been moving and shaking, gearing up for our many events in 2023.
Overlea ArtsFest Art & Film Submissions are Open!
The popular Overlea ArtsFest 3-day festival is back, and submissions are open for all types of visual art and short films for our juried show.
Free Food Waste Composting Collection Continues
Reduce landfill waste by bringing your food scraps to the Overlea compost collection site in the parking lot of the Natural History Society of Maryland (6908 Belair Road).
The feral cat population in Baltimore has been an ongoing issue for many years. Feral cats are a direct outcome of owners who have deliberately abandoned their unwanted animals.
Buck Fowlers Tavern
Historic Overlea gem, Buck Fowlers Tavern is one of Baltimore Magazine’s Best Dive Bars! By Lydia Woolever, reprited from Dec. 2022
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The OCA is very grateful to all of our sponsors. We could not do it without their support. Here are just a few of our top supporters:
The History of Overlea
The community of Overlea, which means “over the meadows,” started in the late 1800’s. Numerous parcels of high-lying farmland were eventually subdivided into homesites. The Belair Road carline, which originally ended at Kenwood Avenue, made this area very attractive to potential buyers that wanted a country setting with access to city amenities.Learn More