October 7, 2012
As a brisk wind blew down South President Street Sunday afternoon, 85-year-old Mary Sudano stood against a light pole leaning on a cane, a string of red, white and green beads around her neck. The Little Italy native and lifelong South High Street resident smiled and waved as four men dressed as gladiators marched past, holding a Roma Gourmet Sausage banner and flanking a fifth man dressed as National Bohemian Beer's iconic Mr. Boh character. "It's a good thing that they keep it up," Sudano said of Baltimore's annual Columbus Day parade, which at 122 years old is pitched as the longest continually running Columbus parade in the country.
October 5, 2012
This schedule will be in effect Monday: Government offices Open in Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties. Closed in Baltimore City; Baltimore and Carroll counties. Courts Closed in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Frederick counties, and in Annapolis and Baltimore City. Libraries Open in Anne Arundel and Carroll counties. Closed in Baltimore City; Baltimore, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties.
October 13, 2011
Columbus Day came and went this week with little fanfare. Some folks were off for a Monday holiday; others had to work. It wasn't the focal point of a lot of celebration, pomp or public pageantry, though in some communities and in some places it is a rather important holiday. Unfortunately, Christopher Columbus has fallen from favor in the lexicon of historic figures who are regarded as heroes. His big claim to fame - unbeknownst to him, by the way - had long been his discovery of the Americas.
October 11, 2011
Rec sports The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Soccer Thunder Soccer Club The Thunder Soccer Club Tormenta (U-15 girls) earned finalist medals in the Elite Division of the SAC United Columbus Day Tournament, Oct. 8-9, at Harford Polo Grounds.
October 10, 2011
As of 9:30 a.m. Monday, traffic was slow on westbound Route 100 at I-95, due to an accident. Accidents were blocking traffic at Fayette and Paca streets in Baltimore and Littletown Pike and Baltimore Pike in Westminster. Debris in the road was blocking traffic on the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway near Eastern Avenue. There were no major delays on area transit systems. MARC train service will not operate on Monday because of the Columbus Day holiday. For Penn Line passengers, Amtrak will not honor MARC weekly or monthly tickets on Columbus Day.
October 4, 2011
Annual Sons of Italy Columbus Day Mass - Wed., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., St. Mary of the Mills Church, 114 St. Mary's Place. Mass will be said in Italian and music provided by the Antonio Gatto Lodge's choir. Reception with dessert and coffee follows Mass. Antonio Gatto Lodge was founded in 1980 in Laurel to continue Italian American culture and traditions. Anthony DeBella, 301-725-4133.