January 15, 2013
The Jewish Federation of Howard County is seeking vendors, volunteers and corporate sponsors for its 21st annual Purim Carnival, Purim Palooza, to be held Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road, in Fulton. The event will include entertainment by Washington Talent including DJ Doug Sandler, games, crafts, photo novelties, airbrush hats and shirts, megillah reading and Queen Esther's Spa, featuring manicures and hair styling. Michael Rosman will be presenting his juggling and circus camp.
November 4, 2012
Families looking for a cheap getaway, friends looking to do a little duty-free shopping and couples celebrating over some drinks and gambling returned Sunday morning from a two-night stay on the Chesapeake Bay, after embarking on a Carnival Cruise Line deal spurred by Hurricane Sandy. The sold-out cruise, called the "cruise to nowhere," hosted many residents from the areas - Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania - along the eastern seaboard that were spared from the worst of the hurricane-turned-superstorm's wrath, many of whom said the convenience of hopping on Interstate 95 was a draw to the deal.
October 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy forced Carnival Cruise Lines to cancel just two of its many ocean voyages this week, including a seven-day trip to the Bahamas on the Carnival Pride that was to depart this past Sunday from the port of Baltimore. The cruise line is giving refunds to all passengers, but has decided not to let the 2,124-passenger ship merely sit empty in the Chesapeake Bay. Carnival is now offering a two-day cruise out to sea and back from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning. Rates start at $129 per person for interior rooms, based on double occupancy.
October 31, 2012
After Hurricane Sandy forced the cancellation of its planned seven-day Caribbean cruise, the Baltimore-based Carnival Pride has a new offer for travelers. The ship will sail a two-day cruise on the Chesapeake, departing from the Port of Baltimore on Friday, Nov. 2, and returning Sunday, Nov. 4. Fares for the "cruise to nowhere" started at $99 per person for an inside cabin but those rooms have sold out. Balcony rooms start at $179 per person. (Contact your travel agent.) With the storm approaching, Carnival Cruise Lines canceled the ship's planned Sunday departure for a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean, a rare move for any cruise company.
October 29, 2012
If you were hoping to escape the misery of Sandy's looming impact on the Mid-Atlantic, it's too late. Major air, rail and bus carriers have canceled most trips into Tuesday. Delta Airlines offered the last scheduled flights out of town Monday morning from Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport, where most airlines have canceled service for the rest of today. BWI officials said late Sunday that it would offer a "very" limited number of flights on Monday. Southwest Airlines suspended service at the airport effective at 10 p.m. Sunday night.
September 11, 2012
Reservoir High School will host a Homecoming Tailgate Community Carnival Friday, Sept. 29 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the school, 11550 Scaggsville Road, in Fulton. The carnival will feature game booths, inflatable obstacle course, a dunk tank, basketball free throw, baseball speed pitch, corn hole, an arts and crafts table and face painting. Treats like snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and dessert waffles will be available. The Reservoir Homecoming football game follows at 7 p.m. Admission to the game is $5. Call 410-880-8850.