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June 16, 2011
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Events must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those in Howard County. Items typically appear two weeks prior to the date included in the listing if sent far enough in advance. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit contest items, mail to Contests, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email hccalendar@patuxent.com ; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497.
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NEWS
October 12, 2014
Republican Larry Hogan could win this year's governor's race, but it's going to take more than he's shown voters so far in this campaign. That's the message of today's Sun Poll, which shows him trailing Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown by seven percentage points with just over three weeks to go before election day. The Sun's results are in line with two other recent polls, one conducted by the Washington Post, which showed Mr. Brown with a nine-point lead,...
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July 7, 2011
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit contest items, mail to Contests, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email hccalendar@patuxent.com ; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497. Columbia Art Center Call for Entries — Seeking entries for its annual theme, "Umbrella Exhibition," to be held as part of Columbia International Day, July 23, 2 p.m.-sunset, Lake Kittamaqundi, in Columbia.
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By Lisa Driscoll, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
Randallstown's own Baltimore Barbecue Company beat out celebrity competition in the 2014 American Royal Sauce Contest last weekend in Kansas City, taking second place for its Chesapeake Style Sauce. Entrants came from all over the United States and Canada, including Food Network's Guy Fieri, who placed ninth and 47th place. Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson BBQ got 33rd place in the specialty sauce division. “We're incredibly proud that our Chesapeake Style Sauce, which is an homage to Maryland's greatest treasure - the bay - went toe-to-toe with the best in the country and took home second place,” Adam Rosenblatt, Baltimore Barbecue Company's president and CEO, said in a press release.
FEATURES
By Tomas Alex Tizon and Tomas Alex Tizon,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 6, 2005
PORTLAND, Ore. - He's not scary in person. Alan Cordle is 36, pale and round with thick glasses and soft fleshy cheeks. He smiles often and speaks in a wispy voice, which suits his day job as a librarian at Portland Community College. Cordle also happens to be the most despised - some would say most feared - man in American poetry. At the very least, he is for the moment the most talked-about figure in this corner of the literary world. Major poets, some with Pulitzer Prizes and MacArthur fellowships on their resumes, call him an "attack dog," an "assassin," a "hangman" and, worst, a "brat with a major rage disorder."
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | July 26, 2004
Frank Charles Raymond, a retired cabdriver and longtime Northeast Baltimore resident who loved to dance to big-band music, died of cardiac arrest July 19 at Genesis Eldercare's Loch Raven Center. He was 85. Mr. Raymond was one of 10 children born to Italian immigrants who had made their home in Baltimore. He got his first job as a 5-year-old, selling newspapers on street corners with his brothers, said his daughter Denise Raymond of Hampden. He dropped out of school after sixth grade to help support his family.
NEWS
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Matthew Hay Brown and Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun Reporters | November 16, 2006
WASHINGTON -- A raging internal struggle among House Democrats left Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland scrambling to prevail today in his bid to become party leader against a hard-knuckled campaign by Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi to install her ally Rep. John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans chose Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky yesterday to be minority leader. They also elected Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi - forced from the pinnacle of power four years ago over remarks perceived as racially insensitive - as the minority whip in an upset that underscores the unpredictability of intramural secret-ballot leadership contests.
NEWS
July 29, 2001
Editor's Note: Jerdine Nolen shows today that life doesn't have to be a spectator sport. Do you want to play a game? Unlock a mystery? Reach the planet Pluto before anyone else? Do you want to become a millionaire? Do you have what it takes to capture a kingdom away from its king? Since the beginning of time, we have been engaged in entertaining pastimes, which speaks to our need for social interaction and intellectual stimulation. Athletic competitions, game shows and other contests are a chance to showcase what we've learned.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | January 17, 2012
Prior to this season, Chris Carr had never been injured, playing in 96 consecutive games. But the Ravens cornerback sat out seven contests because of hamstring and back injuries. Carr endured another “first” as he was deactivated in the team's 20-13 victory over the Houston Texans in Sunday's AFC divisional playoff round despite being healthy for the first time in his career. Coach John Harbaugh said the decision to scratch Carr - who started all 16 games at cornerback last season - was based on the need to activate six defensive linemen against Houston running backs Arian Foster and Ben Tate.
FEATURES
By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Grab a leash and some comfy shoes: DogFest is scheduled for Sept. 27 and promises fun for all the people and pets in your family. This day-long festival will include games, contests, demonstrations, and kids' activities -- and everything there welcomes humans and dogs. Watch Rover knock down 10 pins in a game of bowling, play hide-n-seek, or paint with his paws (seriously). Challenge him with an agility course, have him tested for his AKC Canine Good Citizenship Award, let him swim, or visit a vet and trainer to ask questions.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
  Christian Siriano is going from Fashion Week to "Freak Show. " The "Project Runway" vet, who was born and raised in Annapolis and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, will be using his keen fashion sense to judge a costume design competition tied to FX's horror-drama series "American Horror Story. " Announced today to celebrate the launch of "AHS's" fourth season, "Freak Show," the contest "invited participants with an eye for the unusual to design an original costume inspired by the series," according to a press release.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
- With little competition at home, lawmakers from Maryland are traveling farther down the campaign trail this year to influence the midterm elections. Members of the state's congressional delegation have popped up in North Carolina, California and Virginia in recent weeks to stump for colleagues in the closely fought races that will determine which party controls the Senate in January - and those that will likely set the political tone in Washington for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
When the first contestants arrived at Roland Park Place retirement home bearing cards and flowers, residents and staff weren't sure what to make of them. But then it became clear: they were participants in an international scavenger hunt, organized by the grandson of a resident, Mrs. Doris Tippens. Tippens' grandson, Misha Collins, plays the complex angel, Castiel, on the CW show "Supernatural. "  He's also a bit of a real-life angel, organizing the " Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen " (AKA #GISHWHES)
NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
If there was a lesson to be learned at the mule pull and mule jump at the Howard County Fair, it was this: If a mule doesn't want to do something, it won't. In the dusty ring Saturday morning, farmers called mules, cajoled them and even tried to dizzy them by leading them in circles. Some farmers jumped up in the air to encourage the beasts to leap over a plastic bar; the mules paid them no mind. "Mules are a lot different than horses," said Mary Streaker, who, along with her husband, Howard, organized the mule pull at the fair for the past five years.
FEATURES
By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
With more than 2½ acres in Carroll County, Scott and Charlene Uhl faced the challenge of creating intimate gardens in an expansive space. But Charlene Uhl, the budget director at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Scott Uhl, a retired state health department official who now spends time on investments, came up with a solution. Drawing inspiration from Winterthur, Longwood Gardens and Colonial Virginia plantations, they created a formal garden next to the house and added informal plantings of trees, shrubs and perennials away from the house.
NEWS
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 14, 2014
More than 55 years after it became a national craze, the Harford County Public Library is giving residents an opportunity to show off their Hula Hoop skills at the Hoopla Hoop Contest Tuesday, July 15, at the Abingdon Library. Hoopla Hoop will be presented by MidWest Tape, the library's provider of Hoopla digital media. A representative of the company will be on hand to run the contest and award the winner with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. "Summer fun at the Library will take on a whole new meaning as young and old Hoopla Hoop at the Abingdon Library," Library Marketing Manager Janine Lis said in a statement.
NEWS
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
In America, the land of strongly held opinions, a whiff of controversy about the proper way to celebrate Independence Day seems positively patriotic. So it was in Bel Air. Complaints of animal cruelty didn't stop the frog-hopping contest or turtle race at Shamrock Park on Friday morning, though organizers said that the number of contestants - 144 frogs and 105 turtles - was down from last year. A (comparatively) speedy turtle named Squirt won a trophy on behalf of 14-year-old Jessica Douglass of Whiteford, who has been coming to the derby for as long as she can remember.
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