June 21, 2008
Stolen electronics, a repossessed truck, perhaps even a drug dealer's bling can now be yours with the click of a mouse button. Thousands of dollars of stolen and forfeited property that used to languish in Maryland's police agency warehouses - from equipment used to grow marijuana plants to power generators - is being auctioned online to the highest bidder. Jurisdictions across Maryland are joining about 1,300 others nationwide on PropertyRoom.com, an eBay-style auction house that specializes in selling seized contraband for local governments.
May 21, 2013
MAY Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival. Come pay tribute to horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds native to the Delaware Bay during the 10th anniversary festival. Held in Historic Milton, the event includes arts and crafts, food, music, water activities, games for children and more. May 25. Milton Memorial Park. Call 302-684-1101. JUNE Downtown Rehoboth Beach Restaurant Week. Dinner guests enjoy three-course meals at participating Rehoboth eateries.
August 20, 2004
Without a Paddle is pretty much without appeal. It's a comedy about three buds who decide to do one last really stupid thing before surrendering to adulthood. They head out on a long camping trip in rough backwoods country, then spend the rest of the film getting each other out of the really fine mess they find themselves in. The premise is not without possibilities - think Laurel and Hardy starring in Deliverance for an idea of what the filmmakers were going for - but it's executed with little imagination and even less wit. Brought together by the death of their mutual friend Billy, longtime pals Jerry (Matthew Lillard)
July 10, 2002
WASHINGTON -- If President Bush's Wall Street mission was to take big business to the woodshed for corporate corruption and greed, the lashing he delivered was about what you might expect a reluctant father to dole out to a favorite son. While lecturing the assembled corporate leaders on the need for a "new ethic of personal responsibility," the president essentially continued his argument that a few bad apples were spoiling the whole bushel. That was to be expected from a Republican chief executive whose core political constituency was sitting before him. At the same time, it was clear from Mr. Bush's call for tougher criminal penalties against corporate abusers of the public trust that he knows he must convince average voters that he is on their side.
May 19, 2010
1. Stroll through history. Follow the Virginia Legends Walk at 13th Street Park and learn about such commonwealth greats as Thomas Jefferson, Arthur Ashe and Patsy Cline. 2. Go for a spin. Ride the Ferris Wheel at the Virginia Beach Amusment Park along the boardwalk. 3. Relax on the roof. Enjoy the view from Sky Bar at Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, named one of the best rooftop bars in the U.S. by Coastal Living magazine. 4. Meet people. Take in an exhibition or competition at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
October 10, 2012
As a Baltimore native and former 25-year Texas resident who has recently returned to Maryland, please allow me to correct Susan Reimer 's misrepresentation of Texas public schools ("From the land of Rick Perry, the proud paddlers," Oct. 8). Texas public schools are regulated by local school districts called Independent School Districts. Each district makes its own rules. Some have zero tolerance policies that have led to 7-year-olds being suspended for their haircuts or hugging other students.
August 20, 2011
Ocean City Located near the Fager's Island pier (Route 90 bridge and 60th Street on the bay side), sunset rides accompanied to 1812 Overture as well as daytime yoga classes. Operated out of Fager's Island Bar and Grille. Solomons Island A flat water race was held there in June along the Back Creeks of Solomons, the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis Standup Paddle Annapolis (supnnaapolis.com) run events and outings in the Severn and Magothy rivers as well as in the Chesapeake.
July 13, 2003
Twilight canoe trips, a family-oriented program to help acquaint paddlers with the natural surroundings on Deer Creek at the Eden Mill Nature Center, are held from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 30 at the center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. The center is a nonprofit, environmental education facility staffed by volunteers and their families. The fee is $4 for center members, $6 for others. Registration is required. Wild Week Summer Expeditions for children, ages 6 to 8, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow to Friday at the center in Pylesville.
August 22, 2008
Inspired by the true-life tale of 11-year-old Jasmine Plummer, the first female quarterback to compete in the Pop Warner Super Bowl, The Longshots is a gentle, audience-friendly drama that's sometimes too safe for its own good. Given the edgy pedigrees of its chief architects - star-producer Ice Cube, director (and Limp Bizkit frontman) Fred Durst and writer Nick Santora (The Sopranos, Prison Break) - it's surprising the movie, despite its goal as family entertainment, doesn't exude more tension and pizazz (let's start with that generic score)
February 19, 2013
Paddle board yoga became a big craze in the last few years, but the class was limited to the summer months when it was warm. But now paddle board yoga is coming indoors. Ultimate Watersports is partnering with MAC Fitness in Harbor East to offer the classes in the gym's pool. A demo of the class will be heldThursday and Saturday, and a four-week clinic will be offered in March. The class involves doing yoga on a surfboard, which adds an extra layer of balance, making the workout harder, said Hal Ashman, president of Ultimate Watersports.