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Liz F. Kay | October 7, 2011
Costco Wholesale Corp. will raise its membership fee $5 to $55 , Reuters reports. Executive members, who earn annual rebate checks, will see their annual membership increase from $100 to $110. Other discount warehouses have already made similar moves. According to the story, BJ's Wholesale increased its membership fee by $5 to $45 in January. Will this decision affect whether you continue to shop at Costco, or whether you plan to join? You have to factor in the increased annual fee to determine whether you could save enough buying in bulk to make it worth your while.
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By Kristine Henry
The Baltimore Sun
| September 15, 2014
What would it take to get you to pose like a penguin and share it for everyone on the interwebs to see? It's worth contemplating because the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is celebrating the opening of its new Penguin Coast -- which will let visitors get more up close and personal with the penguins -- with a promotion that will culminate with one person winning a lifetime family membership to the zoo. The "Penguins for Life" contest runs today through...
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January 24, 2012
The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber will hold a discussion on membership, Thursday, Feb. 2 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104. "It's Your Membership" will help BWCC members learn how to use their membership to the best advantage to gain new sales and marketing ideas and meet new people. The free seminar for members only. To register, go to http://www.baltwashchamber.org/events. Fundraising gala will benefit scholarship fund The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber will hold its annual fundraiser gala to benefit the BWCC Foundation Scholarship Fund on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Horowitz Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, in Columbia.
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By Jonah Goldberg | July 28, 2014
As legend has it, Groucho Marx sent the Friars Club a telegram that read, "Please accept my resignation. I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member. " At least the Friars Club had standards. What to make of the United Nations? It has a single criterion for membership: existence. Admittedly, this is an unattainable standard for such fictional realms as Westeros, Erewhon, Kreplakistan and numerous locales from the TV series "MacGyver" (Gnubia, Kabulstan et al.)
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April 25, 2013
The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber is sponsoring Membership 101, Thursday, May 9 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, in Laurel. The event is for business professionals in the Baltimore/Washington Corridor. The session offers the opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your membership, effective networking techniques; and new (free and/or inexpensive) ways to promote your business. If special accommodations are required, please call the BWCC office two weeks prior to event at 301-725-4000.
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By Kristine Henry
The Baltimore Sun
| September 15, 2014
What would it take to get you to pose like a penguin and share it for everyone on the interwebs to see? It's worth contemplating because the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is celebrating the opening of its new Penguin Coast -- which will let visitors get more up close and personal with the penguins -- with a promotion that will culminate with one person winning a lifetime family membership to the zoo. The "Penguins for Life" contest runs today through...
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June 6, 2011
As of July 1, dog owners who bring their pets to the city's dog park will be required to purchase an annual membership. The dog park, named the Dr. Bruce Morley Dog Playground, was opened in 2008 adjacent to the city's Leo. E. Wilson Park, just east of Van Dusen Road between Route 198 and Cherry Lane. Memberships are $30 for residents of the city, and $35 for non-residents, and can be purchased at the Laurel Municipal Center, Robert J. DiPietro Community Center and the Laurel Armory Community Center.
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August 3, 2011
I want to express my thanks to writer Lauren Fulbright for consistently producing well researched and very well written articles. Her most recent example is about the Catonsville Rotary Club ("Morning meetings no more for Sunrise Rotary Club," Catonsville Times, July 20). Please permit me to make one small suggestion about one of the article's quotes that reinforces a myth that Rotary is only for businessmen. In fact, our members are both women and men; one of our former presidents has been a female member.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | February 3, 2012
Et cetera Colts' membership certificate up for bid A rare piece of Baltimore Colts memorabilia - the team's 1953 NFL Certificate of Membership - is being auctioned off this weekend by Hunt Auctions of Exton, Pa. Online bidding for the Colts' keepsake (lot 138) ends at 8 p.m. today at huntauctions.com. Live bidding begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Call 610-524-0822 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. today to register. As of Thursday night, the high bid for the certificate, which is signed by then-NFL commissioner Bert Bell , was $19,117.
NEWS
January 14, 2013
The past few days, we've been wowed in the network news that since the Newtown, Conn. shootings, the NRA has recruited 100,000 new members. Impressive! Until you look at a few real stats: The number of NRA supporters is being touted as 4.2 million. I looked up the U.S. Census figures. The nation's 2012 population was 311,591,917. Those under 18 comprised 23.7 percent or 73,847,284. That means the total U.S. adult population is 237,744,633. If 4.2 million of those adults are members of the NRA, that means that 233,544,633 adults are not members of the NRA. That is, 98.2 percent of all U.S. adults choose not to join the National Rifle Association.
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July 25, 2014
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Joshua Cain felt miserable as his Engine 58 crew gathered in the kitchen of their Annapolis Road firehouse after a brutal blaze that ripped through several rowhouses and took hours to control. Only two months into the job as a Baltimore firefighter, he had found a dog that looked just like his childhood Belgian shepherd-poodle badly burned and not moving inside one of the ravaged homes. Cain and his colleagues sat around the kitchen table, telling stories of their own dogs. The camaraderie made him feel "like part of the team," Cain said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 24, 2014
Dr. Richard Grubb, a dentist from Havre de Grace, was elected an Honored Fellow at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry's 62nd Annual Meeting. The Honored Fellow designation is awarded to members of the AAID who, through their professional, clinical, research or academic endeavors, have distinguished themselves within implant dentistry. Established in 1951, the AAID is the oldest implant organization in the world. The Academy is the only implant organization that offers implant credentials protected by federal court decisions.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 3, 2014
The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees is searching for a candidate to be considered for appointment to the board beginning in July. The selected trustee will represent the Havre de Grace area of Harford County. Among the duties of trustees as set by state and county law are: to establish and operate the library to provide free service, to set library policy, to employ a director, to advise in the preparation of the budget and to approve the budget, to control the spending of funds, to adopt rules and regulations for use of the library and to select locations and approve plans for branch buildings.
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By Brian Griffiths | February 12, 2014
With a little less than two weeks before the filing deadline or this year's elections you (yes, you) still have an opportunity to make a difference in the Republican Party. For a filing fee of usually just $10, you yourself can run for office to serve on your county Republican central committee. What does a central committee do? Well, the central committee in the individual counties is the governing body of that county party. The county central comittee members make up the state central committe.    So what does a central committee actually do?
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
A woman who had defied an Anne Arundel County nudist club's bid to bar her from its grounds in Davidsonville has complied with a court order to move out of her leased cabin, putting an end to what she called the "nude feud. " Catherine Holmes lost her legal fight against the Maryland Health Society Inc., and was evicted from a cabin by a stream in the woods that she'd been leasing from the club since 2010. "I have to move on, I have to get on with my life. … So it's over," said Holmes, 54, who said she moved out Saturday as two county police officers looked on. She said she wanted to do it in the nude, "but it was a little bit cold.
EXPLORE
November 28, 2011
In the Nov. 18 issue, Jean Daniello expressed a number of concerns regarding the aquatics master plan undertaken by the Columbia Association. In particular, she was concerned about factors impacting Faulkner Ridge Pool use, including some lower-income demographics in the neighborhood. The aquatics master plan process is a long-view assessment of CA's aquatics facilities and programs plus a look at our community's changing demographics, best practices and industry trends, and community input on what's wanted and needed.
FEATURES
By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 22, 1992
Wouldn't you know it? Just when we're getting used to the eroding membership figures for mainline churches, these oldline denominations start to make some gains.Modest gains, mind you. But after nearly three decades of declining membership, these denominations will take any increases they can get. Is it possible that the losses, which sounded like a death knell 10 years ago, are over and mainline Christianity is on the comeback trail?For instance, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America showed a gain of 1,941 members in 1990 and another increase of 4,438 in 1991.
NEWS
By Jay Bernstein | January 2, 2014
Over 200 years ago, political theorist and philosopher Edmund Burke memorably remarked: "The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing. " This truism comes to mind when assessing the reaction of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to the recent vote by the American Studies Association (ASA) in favor of an academic boycott of Israel. The ASA, of which UMBC is an institutional member, is the nation's oldest and largest association dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of American history and culture.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
James H. Chambers founded the H. Chambers Co. in 1889 as a painting and wallpaper firm working in Baltimore's religious institutions and the homes of the city's upper crust. Over the next century, the business grew into one of the country's elite interior design firms, participating in decoration of the Baltimore Country Club, the Maryland governor's mansion, the White House library during the term of President John F. Kennedy and three ships for Princess Line Cruises. Chambers, which has added architecture, planning, purchasing and installation to its services, now focuses on private clubs, and has projects going in more than 15 states.
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