July 7, 2012
For the past six years, the building at 6228 Sykesvillle Road (Route 32), in Eldersburg, once known as Nathan Henry's Restaurant, has stood empty. But it hasn't been forgotten. The nondenominational Journey Church Community has been planning to turn the site into the Ugly Mug, which organizers describe as a not-for-profit coffee/cafe/concert house for the community, especially young adults. After six years of fundraising, campaigns, setbacks and road blocks, proponents say the goal is still alive - and in fact may be close to reality.
February 29, 2012
I was jumped last Friday night. Around 11 p.m., while reaching for my keys to enter my apartment building, I was grabbed from behind, hit in the face, thrown to the ground and punched repeatedly a few feet from my door. My teenage assailants surprisingly made no effort to take anything from me and ran off laughing as I gathered my bearings and staggered inside. Though I had a fat lip, a bruised cheek and a pounding headache, my encounter left me with no lasting scars. Instead, my experience put me in a reflective mood.
February 15, 2012
It was with a profound sense of personal validation that I opened Volume V of the Dictionary of American Regional English to discover an entry for the term my family back in Kentucky used for the chamber pot: thunder mug . There are also entries for thunder jar and thunder jug, little maps showing regional distribution. And I was also happy to see that what we called a sweat bee is also known as the hayfield wasp , the ice-cream bee , and other terms. For scholars of American English, this volume and the series it completes are a hoard of riches, and also a work of heroic proportions for more than four decades.
April 21, 2011
--- Get a free cup of Caribou Coffee on April 22 when you bring in your own mug. Save 50 cents everyday when requesting a drink in reusable mug. --- Get a free cup of Starbucks coffee or tea when you bring a reusable mug to a participating location on April 22. (You can also request the beverage in a "for here" mug, if you don't have one of your own.) Bring your own mug any other day of the year and you'll save 10 cents on any beverage . --- Bring five plastic shopping bags to the Disney Store on Friday, April 22 and get a free reusable shopping tote . Just be warned: outlet locations are not participating. --- Lowe's is giving away 1 million trees on April 23 . Stop by and pick one up while supplies last, and don't forget to bring along your old CFLs, plastic bags, batteries and plastic paint pots for recycling.
April 4, 2011
When three men attacked, punched and robbed a man of his cellphone near downtown last weekend, the muggers apparently forgot about the hundreds of surveillance cameras watching over many of Baltimore's street corners. One of them captured the mugging, and police quickly arrested two men and recovered the stolen cellphone from a suspect's pants pocket. Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III told the story at a budget presentation Monday, in part to argue for the necessity of the camera program.
February 2, 2011
Lacrosse Stanwick among local stars on Under-19 women's team Notre Dame Prep's Covie Stanwick , McDonogh's Jen Cook , C. Milton Wright's Alyssa Blevins and Winters Mill's Erin McMunn were named Tuesday to the final United States Under-19 women's team that will compete for the world championship this summer in Germany. Coaches cut the team from 24 to 18 players after games last weekend in Florida. Krystin Porcella Stanwick, an All-Metro attacker, is the fourth member of her family to be named to a U.S. national team.