April 5, 2013
Art on paper The Maryland Federation of Art presents the 36th annual Art on Paper Exhibition through April 28 at the Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle in Annapolis. A reception will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Information: 410-268-4566 or mdfedart.org. 'Saltwater Surf Art' An exhibition by Sheila Faye will be on display through Wednesday, May 1, at 49 West Cafe, Winebar and Gallery, 49 West St. in Annapolis.
March 31, 2013
Sunday 3/31 Peep Show The sixth annual Peep Show at Carroll County Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, will be open for viewing March 31, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 410-848-7272. Monday 4/1 Germ hunt Taneytown Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown, presents Food Fun: How Dirty Are We? on April 1, 1 p.m. Examine "imaginary" germs and learn how to keep yourself and your food healthy and safe. Refreshments will be served. 410-386-4510. Literary peeps Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy, will have a Peeps Parade on April 1, at 6:30 p.m. Kids ages 11 to 17 can create their favorite character from a book or movie with Peeps and place it in a diorama.
September 8, 2012
A program discussing the growing use of synthetic drugs will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., at the Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster The program is for adults, and will discuss the dangers of bath salts, Spice, K2, and other synthetic drugs. Charles Bosley, addictions coordinator at Carroll Hospital Center, will discuss the effects of synthetic drugs on the body, the warning signs of use, and how to talk to teens about these and other drugs. The talk is free.
August 21, 2012
As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, Frederick Road, which becomes Main Street, was closed in and around Ellicott City between Old Columbia Pike and Oella Avenue, due to a train derailment. Route 40 westbound is the recommended detour route. Traffic was slow on I-895 near the Steel Bridge, due to construction activity. Monument Street is closed between Wolfe Street and Patterson Park Avenue in East Baltimore, due to sinkhole repairs. Maryland Transit Administration bus 35 has been diverted.
May 4, 2012
Linda Read was kind enough to send me information about this season's Port Paloozas. The event is a monthly street festival, held on the first Saturday of each month from May through October. Crafters and vendors set up shop in the town square and live music is provided. This Saturday, May 5, an exhibit will be on display in the historic Bank Building from noon until 4 p.m. featuring photos from Exelon's Annual Bald Eagle Photo Contest. The photos were taken at the Conowingo Dam in December 2011.
August 24, 2011
It is with great sadness that I bring the news of the death of one of the iconic figures of Arbutus, Tom Anderson. You may not know his name, but you would recognize him on East Drive in his safety vest, with his broom and push cart keeping our downtown streets spotless. No matter what the weather, broiling hot or freezing cold, Tom would be out there. He always had a smile on his face, always asked about my family, never stopping very long from the task at hand. He was a gentle, conscientious worker proud of his work, who will be missed by all of us in the Arbutus Business and Professional Association.
August 22, 2011
Don't panic. That's what Wall Street is telling Main Street. Those same guys who are photographed almost daily with their faces buried in their hands - there is even an Internet photo gallery called "The Brokers With Hands on Their Faces Blog" - are telling us not to panic. So, I have been wondering. What does "don't panic" mean? If we shouldn't panic when the Dow drops 600 points in a single day, when, exactly, should we panic? When it drops 400 points the next day?
September 26, 2008
After nearly two years of disruptive road construction that deterred customers and thwarted shop keepers, Main Street in Bel Air is tossing a party and hoping crowds will come. About a half-mile of the street billed as the "heart of Harford County" will be closed one more time tomorrow - not for drilling, digging or paving; but for the Main Event, a celebration marking the end of the nearly $9 million face-lift that began in January last year and closed the road and sidewalks, eliminated parking and brought noise, dust and, at times, tar to the doors of restaurants, office buildings and shops.
September 21, 2008
The Bel Air Downtown Alliance will celebrate the completion of the 18-month Main Street streetscape project from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Bel Air. Main Street will be closed from Churchville Road to just south of Gordon Street for the daylong street festival with entertainment and activities for all ages. The day starts with the Main Street Mile Fun Run at 9 a.m., beginning in front of Charm City Run and ending near the Little NY Deli with a breakfast. Opening ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. in front of the historic courthouse and will include the singing of the national anthem by Julienne Irwin, remarks by local dignitaries and recognition of all those involved in the revamping of Main Street.
November 11, 2007
The Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union will offer a free educational seminar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the credit union's Home Loan Center, 321 S. Main St., Bel Air. "Understanding Long Term Care Insurance" will include the basics of long-term care insurance, who will need it, costs associated with it and what Medicare will cover. Registration is required. Information: 410-893-7359.