August 29, 2012
The popular user-driven site Reddit.com, considered the "front page of the Internet," is hosting an "AMA" (ask me anything) session with President Obama. Check out the questions being popped by members of the Reddit community: http://redd.it/z1c9z It appears the first question from a user was to the Reddit folks: How the hell did you guys pull this one off? Indeed. Update, 4:43 pm: Reddit appears to have crashed. Nothing like a POTUS Q&A to take an Internet site down.
June 30, 2012
To report an outage and downed wires to BGE, call 1-877-778-2222. To locate a nearby cooling center in Baltimore, call 311. For more storm-related information, go to http://www.mema.state.md.us For tips on making storm-related insurance claims, go to http://www.mdinsurance.state.md.us
June 8, 2012
Wave it proudly, dear readers, Thursday, June 14 is Flag Day. "Flag Birthday" was originally observed June 14, 1885, by school teacher B.J. Cigrand and the students in the Fredonia, Wis., Public School District 6. The year 1885 was the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. By June 14, 1894, Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn organized, in Illinois, the American Flag Day Association, which encouraged 300,000 Chicago school children to participate in patriotic observances.
May 10, 2012
Harford County and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council are celebrating May as Clean Commute Month and May 18 as Bike to Work Day. County Executive David Craig urges everyone to bike to work or try biking for fun, fitness or transportation. The growing event has launched a new website and has now opened online registration. Participating cyclists should register at http://www.Bike2WorkCentralMD.com. The Bike to Work Day Rally will be held, rain or shine, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Harford County Government Administration Building at 220 S. Main St. in Bel Air. The rally, hosted by Harford County Government, promotes riding a bicycle as a fun, viable, low-cost commuting option.
April 18, 2012
Get in the mud! Here's a look at some of the region's upcoming obstacle mud runs. Note: Check each organization's web site for more race day options. Fees increase for most of these events as the race day approaches. Tough Mudder May 12 and 13: Pocono Manor, PA, final entry by May 5, $200 Sept. 8 and 9: Frederick, MD, "tough" discount through April 30, $125 Oct. 20 and 21: Englishtown, NJ: "tough" discount through April 30, $125 Register at: http://www.toughmudder.com Spartan Race July 14 and 15: Palmerton, PA, $60-$100 Aug. 25 and 26: Leesburg, VA, $95-$145 Register at: http://www.spartanrace.com Warrior Dash May 19 and 20: Mechanicsville, MD; $75 Saturday, $65 Sunday; registration closes May 7. June 16 and 17: Long Pond, PA, $75 July 14: Morristown, NJ, $55 through May 29, $65 through July 2 Register at: http://www.warriordash.com Rugged Maniac July 14: Englishtown, NJ, $68 by May 4, $78 by June 8, $88 through July 6 Register at: http://www.ruggedmaniac.com —Catherine Mallette
April 16, 2012
To view more images from inside the new Charles Village Pub, go to http://www.ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com.
February 23, 2012
Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/Laurel Leader Sports Notices, 5550 Sterrett Place, Suite 312, Columbia, MD 21044; e-mail email@example.com . Include date, time, location, contact information and subsection. Competitive Laurel Little League's baseball and softball online registration, laurellittleleague.com. Peter Ruiz, firstname.lastname@example.org . The Marissa Coleman Dream Basketball program tryouts will be held March 3 and 4. Girls 6th to 11th grade are welcome.
February 22, 2012
Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (email@example.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Basketball The Columbia Ravens girls basketball will hold tryouts for 16-U and 17-U (Elite), Sat., Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.-noon in the new gymnasium at Glen Mar Church, 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-310-7764. The Crusader Nation Basketball Program will hold tryouts from 6-8 p.m., at Oakland Mills High School for boys in the following age groups: 14-U (eighth grade)
February 16, 2012
Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (email@example.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Booster camps Registration for the Hammond High School Boosters summer sports and clubs program can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/hammondhsboostercamps/. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Registration for the Marriotts Ridge High School Boosters Summer Camps is open.
February 8, 2012
Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (email@example.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Softball HCYP girls fastpitch softball registration is underway. HCYP's recreational softball program welcomes all girls, ages 6-17, from beginners to experienced players. Practices begin in March and games will be played from early April to early June. Register at http://www.hcyp.org or print out a registration form to mail in with a check.