February 5, 2013
For years, the Virgin Mobile FreeFest has been the biggest annual concert with the most consistently impressive lineup in Maryland. Sweetgreen's Sweetlife: A Music and Food Festival has been a recent challenger since it held its first concert four years ago. And with today's release of this year's lineup, the battle for best local festival just got closer. The Sweetlife Festival will return to Columbia's Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 11. The lineup was announced via the YouTube clip above. On the main stage: Phoenix Passion Pit Kendrick Lamar The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Gary Clark Jr. Solange Lindsey Stirling On the Treehouse stage: Holy Ghost!
January 28, 2013
Dick Van Dyke brought his characteristic charm to the SAG Awards this weekend, and Internet users dutifully searched for all sorts of details on him -- anything to distract us from the icy weather that caused school closings from here to Ann Arbor. Another top distraction this weekend was this year's edition of the Royal Rumble , covered for The Baltimore Sun from Arizona by blogger Arda Orcal. Links to full details are below. || ONLINE TRENDS || School closings (Google search, Twitter)
October 24, 2012
The following is compiled from police reports from the Cockeysville Precinct. Our policy is to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. Parkton York Road , 19300 block, at 12:48 a.m. Oct. 18. Cash stolen from safe at Park Inn. Entry by breaking back door. Phoenix Manda Mill Lane , 13700 block, between Oct. 11 and Oct. 14. Safe pried open and jewelry stolen. Unknown means of entry.
October 18, 2012
The University of Phoenix announced plans this week to close more than 100 locations nationwide, including the Timonium center in Baltimore County. The 70 students enrolled at the Greenspring Drive branch can complete their degrees online or enroll at the school's Columbia campus in Howard County, said Rick Castellano, a spokesman with for the for-profit university. "We understand its not the ideal situation for everyone," he said. But the vast majority of the school's 328,000 students are already enrolling in online courses, he said, reducing the need for physical locations.
October 9, 2012
David Garbarino , of Sparks, was appointed in September to a three-year term to the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. With more than 13 years in the finance industry, Garbarino serves as the Baltimore area executive and senior vice president of BB&T. As the senior banking officer and market leader, he is responsible for coordination and advancement of the bank within the community. He also oversees the management of all commercial banking functions, including the administration of all business loan portfolios, commercial deposit acquisitions, the development of additional business clients, the delivery of noncredit services to the commercial market, and the integration of the retail/commercials lines of business.
August 29, 2012
Phoenix Festival Theater will perform "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Amoss Center in Bel Air. Six delightful stories come to life in this musical revue based on popular children's stories featuring Amazing Grace, Borreguita and the Coyote, Imogene's Antlers, Master Man, Math Curse and Owen. This show is recommended for all ages. Tickets are $8 to $15 and may be purchased by calling the HCC ticket office, 443-412-2211. Reasonable accommodations for a documented disability may be requested by calling Disability Support Services, 443-412-2402, in advance of participation.