March 28, 2012
On March 19, the Greater Baltimore Highlands Community Association met for its monthly meeting. State Sen. Nancy Jacobs, a Republican who represents District 34 that includes Harford and Cecil counties, was the guest speaker. Jacobs, a West Virginia native who is the only woman running for the 2nd Congressional District seat now held by U.S. Rep.C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, answered questions about taxes, gas prices and the economy. She urged everyone to vote in the April 3 primary election.
January 20, 2012
Call for artists Artists of all ages who have disabilities and are county residents are invited to submit artwork to the 2012 Artists With Disabilities Art Exhibit. Showing will feature more than 20 works. An opening night reception will be held April 19 at the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St. in Annapolis. Following the reception, selected artwork will be on display through June 15. Entry procedures and application forms are available Disability Commission's web site at aacounty.org/aging/disabledadults/commdis.cfm.
January 31, 2010
The new year doesn't start for some folks until they attend the Rotary Club of Baltimore's annual oyster roast. This year, about 1,800 people flooded the 5th Regiment Armory to eat, drink, play blackjack or one of the wheels, and catch up with old friends. As soon as the doors opened, lines formed at 10 oyster-shucker stations. The scene was eye-opening for Damien Pastor, a Johns Hopkins University student and Rotary Ambassador Scholar from France. "This is amazing. I've never seen anything like this in France," he said.
February 1, 2009
For editors, reporters and photographers, Sunday, January 29, 1956, was a daylong trifecta of major breaking news stories. First, they scrambled to cover the death of H.L. Mencken, the Sage of Baltimore, who had been discovered dead in bed in his Hollins Street home. His physician estimated that the elderly newspaperman and author had died sometime between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. That same morning, at 12:01 a.m., some 2,000 Baltimore Transit Co. motormen and bus drivers, were joined by maintenance workers, began returning their streetcars and buses to car barns and went on strike.
September 28, 2008
Sandra Gallion has had a view from an emergency vehicle since she was 16 years old. She rode fire engines with the Level Volunteer Fire Department, and saw firsthand what people in emergency situations go through. She saw people at their most vulnerable and didn't know where to start, but she wanted to do something to help. About 11 years ago, her nephew died of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and Gallion's desire to do something intensified. "Because of my nephew, I felt something needed to be done," said Gallion, who works as an ambulance captain and EMT-IV tech.