December 21, 2012
Four more days remain until St. Nicholas arrives. By this time next week, there will be nothing left but leftovers. Last weekend in church, our minister blessed the straw in the manger. The story goes that if a husband/father takes a piece of straw and keeps it in his wallet or pocket, his family will never go hungry. May that be my wish for you and yours. The Ladies Auxiliary units from Singerly, North East, Rising Sun, Chesapeake City, Perryville and Water Witch fire companies gathered at North East Fire Hall for their quarterly dinner meeting.
December 19, 2013
We have added a few options to our round-up of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining options. Regi's in Federal Hill is open until 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve, offering a $30.18 holiday prix-fixe menu in addidition to its regular menu., and from from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting with brunch fare and moving on to big salads and dinner. Ra Sushi is open until 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve and opens at 4 p.m. on Christmas Day. And take a look at what Pazo is doing this year. Instead of the buffet-style Christmas Eve dinner the Harbor East restaurant has offered in the past, Pazo is serving a three-course fixed-price menu with main course options like Creekmore Farms hagner steak, braised pork cheeks and magret (duck breast)
December 28, 2013
A pit bull mix who got a lucky break on Christmas Eve has gone missing, and the SPCA of Anne Arundel County is trying to get her back. Abby entered the shelter in July and was pregnant at the time. All six of her puppies were adopted, but no one wanted Abby. Finally, on Dec. 24 she was adopted and had what shelter folks call a "forever home. " But on Dec. 27, Abby ran out the door of her new Pasadena home and hasn't been seen since. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-268-4388.
December 13, 2011
It's been 11 years since the Ravens played a home game on Christmas Eve. What did you do after the game? This year, fans will be able to stay in their favorite haunts long after the final play as many area taverns are sticking with their regular Saturday night hours. Some of those haunts are keeping their kitchens open. Open for regular Saturday service on Christmas Eve are Regi's (1002 Light St., 410-539-7344, regisamericanbistro.com) and Ryleigh's Oyster (36 E. Cross St., 410-539-2093, ryleighs.com)
December 27, 2010
Police in Anne Arundel county believe a 19-year-old Pasadena woman killed in a car accident on Christmas Eve was text-messaging and speeding when she crashed her car into a tree. Alyssa Anne Bennett was driving her 2002 Acura RSX north on Tick Neck Road near Bristol Channel Court in Pasadena at 2 a.m. on Dec. 24, police said, when she apparently lost control of the car and drove it off the road and into a tree. The accident occurred less than a mile from her home on Turf Valley Drive.
December 27, 2013
Poor weather left two separate boaters stranded on the Chesapeake Bay early Christmas Eve morning, forcing local Coast Guard crews to perform holiday rescues. Both men and three dogs were saved without injury by the same Coast Guard helicopter crew. One man was hoisted into the helicopter, while the other was pulled aboard a rescue boat with his three pets with the help of a swimmer dropped into the water from above. "It was pretty rough," said Petty Officer David Marin, a Coast Guard spokesman, of the weather late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.
December 23, 1994
Fifty years ago tomorrow, Americans were suffering through what was surely the worst American Christmas Eve ever. After six months of military victories in Europe, following the successful invasion on D-Day the previous sixth of June, the momentum and the narrative had changed. The Germans had launched a counter-offensive in the Ardennes forest region of Belgium and Luxembourg on Dec. 16. Greatly out-numbered American soldiers were pushed back. A westward "bulge" in the north-south line of Allied advancement eastward was created that would reach over 50 miles.
August 16, 2011
When were you planning to drop the news that you'll be leaving your Thanksgiving gathering early? Or that you won't be showing up at all? And how about Christmas Eve? When were you planning to tell your spouse that you won't be spending Christmas Eve with the family? I'm talking about Ravens fans. For the first time ever, a Baltimore NFL team is playing on Thanksgiving Day. And not one of those old-fashioned afternoon games, but one of those new 9:30 p.m. games they've been playing since 2006.
December 24, 2012
When snowflakes began falling Monday afternoon, the commotion near Mondawmin Mall slowed. Children pointed to the sky. Shoppers, their shoulders previously hunched against the cold, stood to take in the scene. Inside, shoppers buzzed through stores buying last-minute gifts, extra wrapping paper or the final ingredients for holiday meals and desserts. At The Esquire barber shop, men and boys waited for a chair and a fresh cut while talking of Christmas Eve church trips and parties ahead.