February 26, 1991
The Howard County Striders and Montgomery County Road Runners Club have their annual Brighton Dam challenge, in which the neighboring clubs vie for bragging rights in a 7-mile road race.And the Renaissance AllSports Athletic Club annually issues a challenge to running clubs across the state in the JFK 50-Miler in Boonsboro.But come the last Sunday in February, Road Runners Club of America affiliates in Maryland and the District of Columbia stage the area's most prized club competition -- the 10-mile Maryland-District of Columbia RRCA Challenge.
November 11, 2011
Hammerjacks, Baltimore's shrine to big hair, loud dresses and heavy metal, is plotting a comeback. An Anne Arundel County man has bought the trademark to sell Hammerjacks-related merchandise. And, he said he's negotiating with developers for a new branded club near the planned Baltimore slots casino off Russell Street. His plans are the second time a revival of the iconic megaclub has been attempted since it closed in 1997; a 2000 reincarnation failed to win over the original's legions of fans, which included, over the years, the likes of Bret Michaels and the classy lady pictured above. Kevin Butler, a 47-year-old mortgage executive from Anne Arundel County, was a regular at the Howard Street location of Hammerjacks; the club originally opened in 1977 on South Charles Street, but it was the club under an Interstate 395 overpass that became iconic.
July 22, 2008
Khia Edgerton, a pioneering DJ who as "K-Swift" became one of Baltimore's top radio personalties and a major player in the local music scene, died early yesterday morning after a pool accident at her home. She was 29. Through her popular radio show, which attracted thousands of listeners each night, and frequent live performances, Ms. Edgerton helped reinvigorate and reintroduce the aging genre of Baltimore Club music to a younger generation of listeners. For local artists, a spin on K-Swift's 92Q radio show meant instant recognition.
November 28, 1990
To the surprise of few connected with the Carroll County Boys' Soccer League and to the consternation of even fewer, the Baltimore Football Club will not return next season.Several weeks ago, the league's team representatives voted unanimously not to invite Baltimore back.The action was unprecedented, said league president Steve Maloff."This is the first time there's ever been anything derogatory said (about a team) by one person, let alone the entire body," he said.During its one campaign, Baltimore Club was a dominant force in the league's under-10 division and two under-12 divisions.
April 27, 2006
It was a normal night at Philadelphia's 700 Club until DJ Low Budget whipped out a set of frantic, banging Baltimore club music. Out on the floor, most of the crowd was overwhelmed. Charm City native Naeem Juwan went nuts. "I completely flipped out," Juwan said. "I was on the floor dancing real hard. I was one of the only people in the spot that was dancing real hard. You have that nostalgic moment where the stuff that you grew up with never really leaves you. You still hold it close to your heart, regardless of where you decide to go."
March 1, 1997
Washington's bottle club has published a list of old bottles that is already in its third edition.The Ohio Bottle Club's book -- oversized -- contains 8,933 listings and is 438 pages thick.Even the Little Rhody Club now has a book out -- "over 1,000 Rhode Island bottles listed."And the Baltimore Antique Bottle Club, founded in 1970?For years, the kind thing has been not to ask. Poor, listless BABC.But all this is about to change."It's a formidable undertaking," says Rick Lease, club president, "but our members are pooling their information, a committee is at work, by late next year we hope to publish a comprehensive, standardized list of the Baltimore area's known old bottles."