August 28, 2011
HAMPSTEAD - The "What A Gem," car show will be held Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Elite Auto Works, 1111 S. Main St., Hampstead. The show will include antiques, street rods, customs, trucks, imports, motorcycles and other vehicles. There will be music, door prizes, a moon bounce, face painting and food available. The event will be held rain or shine. Admission is free, but cars that wish to enter are asked to pay $10, with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warriors Project through the Hampstead American Legion Post No. 200. For more details, call Tim, at 410-239-8765.
September 7, 2011
Laura Vozzella's valentine to the Baltimore Sun is in the form of a watermelon. There are still tons of them around, and they're still showing up on menus around town, and not just paired with feat neither. Woodberry Kitchen has a buttermilk-watermelon swirl sherbet, Pazo has a salad of yellow watermelon and nectarine with jalapeno-goat cheese sauce and wood-grilled pork belly and Gertrude's is still serving a watermelon cocktail called Summer Harvest. The National Watermelon Promotion Board has recipes here . Who else has watermelon on their menus?
September 3, 2012
For more than 100 years, the first Monday in September - Labor Day - has included parades, picnics and most importantly, a day off from work. Labor Day differs from every other holiday in that it does not honor a specific person, group, or event, but rather it recognizes the achievements and contributions of the American workforce for strengthening the prosperity and well-being of our nation. Now considered the harbinger of summer's last days, Labor Day tends to be family-focused.
February 8, 2012
In what could be a preview of a campaign theme in an expected 2014 run for governor, Comptroller Peter Franchot suggested the state should return to the days when public schools didn't reopen until after Labor Day. Using his seat on the Board of Public Works as a platform, the comptroller urged the state and its 24 jurisdictions to consider the advantages of pushing the current August start of the fall semester into September. "I'm not sure why all these things began to change and why," Franchot said.
September 6, 2010
Labor Day, like Memorial Day, began with a much more solemn purpose than as a bookend to summer. In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed the hurriedly passed legislation after his iron-fisted response to a railroad strike led to violence and death. But the new holiday failed to win him the forgiveness of workers. Samuel L. Gompers, head of the American Federation of Labor, called it a day for workers not only to put down their tools but to "touch shoulders in marching phalanx and feel the stronger for it. " The picnicking that now typifies Labor Day was how workers marked the end of a day of rousing union speeches in parks and town centers.
September 2, 1992
Howard County students who returned to school a week before the traditional post-Labor Day start will get a jump on the holiday as all schools and board of education offices close Friday and reopen Tuesday.All government offices and courts will be closed Monday. The post office, banks, the landfill and libraries will also be closed. Hours will resume Tuesday.There will be no trash or recycling collections on Labor Day. Households on the once-a-week Monday trash collection schedule will have next-day pick up on Tuesday.