December 18, 2013
I've had to explain this about 50 times since February: Yes, I was at the Super Bowl , but I didn't even go in to watch the Ravens play in the Super Bowl . Best decision of 2013, and maybe, just maybe, ever. You see, it's not really about the athletics for us Baltimore fans. Yeah, we want our players to crush and destroy, to run the fastest, tackle hardest. Who doesn't? But that's not all. Not even close. What true Baltimore fandom is about is the same thing our city is about - being a gritty, underdog crew that scraps for every ounce of respect we (all too infrequently)
November 25, 2013
I'm going to admit -- I was pretty skeptical when I heard about a revamped Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore. Though the Hard Rock chain itself has become a piece of classic Americana about classic Americana, its presence in Baltimore over the years has always seemed lackluster, underwhelming and painfully touristy. Fancy a cocktail? Hard Rock would not immediately, if ever, cross the transom of my mind. But I might have to reconsider my options after recently taking a tour around their new drink menu and spotting a Hurricane among the offerings.
February 20, 2013
The only questions six years ago when the tradition started in Havre de Grace were why had no one thought of it before, and why did so few people show up for the first one. This year, the event drew a reasonably healthy crowd that was very well-behaved, considering the nature of the festivities, being a traditional last hurrah before the fasting season of Lent. The event, of course, is the Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Parade that came to full blossom last week on Bourbon Street in Havre de Grace.
January 29, 2013
NEW ORLEANS -- When the Super Bowl shows up here, stuff happens. It might have something to do with the vibe. How many cities do you know where at noontime on a weekday, someone is paid to stand outside a bar in the middle of the street and hold up a large advertising sign that says: "HUGE ... BEERS"? How many cities do you know where another person is holding up another sign outside another establishment: "WASH THE GIRL OF YOUR CHOICE"? I can only think of one. It's the city where I saw both of those things Monday.
August 22, 2012
Bike thefts appear to be increasing in Havre de Grace and police are urging residents to make sure their bikes are secured. Eight to 10 bikes have been stolen in the city in the last two to three months, Ofc. Jeff Gilpin, of the Havre de Grace Police, said Tuesday. "People are leaving their bikes laying in their front yards, they're not putting them away," Gilpin said. The most recent bike stolen was a red Schwinn stolen from the 600 block of Bourbon Street, some time overnight Sunday into Monday.
August 21, 2012
Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. Howard County police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. City of Laurel Washington Boulevard, Unit block, Aug. 18. Theft from motor vehicle. Washington Boulevard, 700 block, Aug. 18. Theft from motor vehicle. East Arbory Court, 7600 block, Aug. 17. Motor vehicle theft. Adam Court, 9100 block, Aug. 16. Motorcycle theft.