June 14, 2012
At least seven people were arrested at the annual Starscape Festival at Fort Armistead Park last week on drug charges, Anne Arundel police announced Thursday. The June 9-10 event, in Baltimore near the Arundel line, consisted of an outdoor music festival and laser light show and attracted thousands of young revelers and dancers. The following seven people were arrested in the vicinity of the park by Anne Arundel police or Maryland Transportation Authority Police, who were working together on drug enforcement: Two men, James Donald Ruffin, 26, of Sandy Spring, Ga., and Jacob Asa Windeagle Ridgeway, 20, of Silver Spring, were each arrested and charged with possession, possession with intent to distribute and distributing LSD, police said.
March 21, 2012
Olney-based Sandy Spring Bancorp said Wednesday that it had received final regulatory approvals of its acquisition of CommerceFirst Bancorp in Annapolis. The stock-and-cash deal — which is valued at $25.4 million and still requires the approval of CommerceFirst shareholders — is expected to close in the second quarter. For Sandy Spring, the acquisition adds CommerceFirst's $205 million in total assets, $181 million in gross loans and $180 million in total deposits. It also expands Sandy Spring's footprint in Anne Arundel, Howard and Prince George's counties, where CommerceFirst Bank operates five branches.
December 20, 2011
Sandy Spring Bancorp, an Olney-based banking company, said Tuesday it will buy CommerceFirst Bancorp of Annapolis in a cash and stock deal valued at $25.4 million. Both Sandy Spring, which has $3.6 billion in assets, and CommerceFirst, with $205 million in assets, trade on the Nasdaq stock market. CommerceFirst shareholders will be allowed to choose Sandy Spring common stock or cash, or a combination of both, the companies said. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2012.
August 29, 2011
John Lindner reviews Urban Bar-B-Que in Sandy Spring. That's near Olney, looks like. See if Lindner thinks this barbecue restaurant, the third in a group that also has locaitons in Silver Spring and Rockville, is worth the drive.
August 28, 2011
Next time you're near Sandy Spring, check out Urban Bar-B-Que, 805 Olney Sandy Spring Road (Highway 108). It's that easy to recommend. If you look the place up online, you may be turned off by the redneck motif. Don't be. Urban's approach tips its hat and decor to that often-derided cohort, but they treat the style gently, with tongue in cheek. Everywhere you look in the dining room, you'll see details paying homage to redneckism. The Elvis painting, the camo hunter's cap, the framed tattoo designs and John Deere are all here.
August 11, 2011
David and Linda Nieporent , of Fanwood, N.J. announce the birth of their son, Leo Henry Nieporent , on May 24, 2011, at 5:45 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. His sister is Elana. His grandparents are Mary Jeney, of Clark, N.J.; and Richard Nieporent, of Columbia. Dana and Kevin Behan, of Columbia, announce the birth of their daughter, Lindsay Elisabeth Behan, on July 19, 2010, at 4:28 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Her sister is Natalie.