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August 21, 2012
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland needs volunteers to deliver meals to individuals throughout Baltimore County. Volunteers pick up prepacked meals at one of several distribution sites, then return the empty cooler and hotbox containers to the same location after they have delivered the meals to clients. On average, delivery routes take 60 minutes or less, and both individuals and businesses as well as parents with children may volunteer to "adopt" a route. To volunteer or learn more about Meals on Wheels, contact Liz Galea, 443-573-0940 or mail galea@mowcm.org ; or go to http://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org.
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Kayla Bawroski and For The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
The change is gradual but noticeable: Fewer wheels are traveling Harford County's back roads. But it's not from some miraculous traffic decrease - bicycling is on the rise, and Harford's travelers are making the switch from four wheels to two. For Neil Buchness, it started as a way to shake up his commute to work from South Bel Air to Abingdon. Two or three days a week, he'd take the roads with “nice wide shoulders, somewhat flat,” to the office, and “the next thing you know, you have four bikes in the garage.” Buchness is now the president of Chesapeake Spokes, a Harford County bicycling club that's grown from 40 to 200 members since it began four years ago. The bicycling increase is so tangible that in recent years the Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning has created a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, complete with a website due to launch this fall.
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NEWS
July 24, 2013
Urban blight in Baltimore is slowly oozing into more neighborhoods. Baltimore City Public Schools has made positive strides but have a long road to go in terms of improvement. Gang violence is on the uptick, and some neighborhoods are dying a slow urban death. Is it me or does it seem like Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake goes on a promotional bandstand this time each year for a needless open-wheel IndyCar race through the downtown streets? With a smattering of arrogance, the mayor is very intent on making this race work.
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By Michael Hankin | June 3, 2014
A seemingly endless flow of trash has plagued the Inner Harbor for years, and the problem only gets worse in the aftermath of downpours like the one that washed through the area in early May. Baltimore's hardworking fleet of trash-skimming boats scoops 200 tons of garbage from the harbor every year, but it can barely keep up with the problem. But as 884,409 people (and counting) on the website Reddit can attest, help has arrived. That's how many people viewed a video featuring the city's latest solution.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2011
The Freixenet Tastings & Tapas Truck rolls into town tonight and will stay here until Sunday. The truck will be showing up at partering clubs and restaurants. There wil be fun and games, samples of Spanish tapas, and tastes of Freixenet sparking wine. The truck will be "popping up" around town by day and making scheduled stops in the evening at partnering clubs and restaurants. Those stops include the Get Down in Fells Point tonight, 8-11 p.m., the Charles Street Friday Market tomorrow, 4-7 p.m., and Power Plant Live tomorrow (11 p.m.-2 a.m.)
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2010
When she spotted Boomer, the eager yellow Labrador with the blue Pets on Wheels bandana around his neck in the lobby of the Heartlands retirement community center, 83-year-old resident Pat Conway couldn't resist. She held the 3-year-old dog's head in both hands, pulled her face close to his and began talking softly to him. "You're a good one," she said, rubbing behind Boomer's ears as he began looking to his owner, retired lawyer Chris Vissers, 64, for one of those tasty bacon-flavored treats Vissers had in his vest pocket.
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By Richard Gorelick,
The Baltimore Sun
| April 23, 2013
"Cirque de la Cuisine" is the theme of the 21st Annual Culinary Extravaganza to benefit the clients of Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 29 at the Grand Lodge Hunt Valley , 304 International Circle, Hunt Valley. Tickets are $150. For information call 443-573-0929 or go to mealsonwheelsmd.org . Jerry Edwards of Chef's Expressions Catering and Consulting will head up the slate of top chefs in the area who will be participating in the event including Nancy Longo (Pierpoint)
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By Janet Gilbert | June 4, 2010
"Pets on Wheels" may not be the best name for the charitable organization my husband and our dog are volunteers with. It conjures up an image of a roller derby league for pets in one's mind. At least, in this particular one's mind. But Pets on Wheels is a collection of volunteers with docile, friendly and somewhat obedient, prescreened pets who commit to visiting area nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in our county. Its mission is to bring the joys of simply petting a dog or cat to the residents, who often have to give up their pets to enter these facilities.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | February 9, 1995
Shakespeare on Wheels is going up on blocks for the summer while the 10-year-old troupe tries to tune its financial engine.The University of Maryland Baltimore County has announced its roving players will not be taking the Bard to dozens of outdoor sites across Maryland this year. Instead, the troupe will be on hiatus to pursue funding for operation next year and into the future."It was an extremely difficult decision . . . but I try to look at it in an optimistic way," said William T. Brown, former chair of the UMBC Theatre Department and founder and producer of Shakespeare on Wheels.
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By Sue du Pont and Sue du Pont,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 23, 2002
WHEN SEAN Sweeney dipped his front wheel in the coastal waters of Bar Harbor, Maine, on Aug. 27, the odometer on his bicycle read 4,920 miles. The Annapolis resident and 12 others celebrated the completion of a three-month bicycle trip across the United States with the wheel-in-the-water ceremony. The ride began May 27 in Anacortes, Wash., with 15 riders wetting their rear wheels in the waters of the Pacific coast in anticipation of an adventure. The trip would take 93 days and cross the northern tier of the United States.
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By Doug Miller | May 30, 2014
Necessity, it's said, is the mother of invention. It moved Jason Orndorff to reinvent his look to resemble something from "Star Trek. " As he wheeled into Friday's Bike to Work Day event at The Mall in Columbia, a red light flashed from the back of his head. What at first appeared to be a cybernetic implant actually was just a blinking bicycle light he had hung from the rigging of his helmet. "If I hang it on my wedge bag, it points downward. If I put it on the back, my pannier gets in the way," Orndorff said.
NEWS
By Brian Melton | May 29, 2014
The brand-new, all-electric BMW i3 just got here, and it's already driving away with awards, winning two categories at the 2014 World Car of the Year Awards (World Green Car and World Car Design) and two categories in the first U.K. Car of the Year Awards (Car of the Year and Best Supermini). Light but powerful engine All the hoopla is because of the i3's revolutionary use of aluminum/carbon fiber construction to keep the weight down (2,900 pounds) and the range up: 80-100 miles on a single three-hour charge.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
Greg Cantori has been stopped by police five times in recent months. The officers have all asked him the same question: What the heck are you riding? Each morning, Cantori steps into a vehicle resembling a yellow submarine and pedals the 24 miles from his Pasadena home to his Hampden office. Called a velomobile, it's one part tricycle, one part Wienermobile and entirely pedal-powered. It's also incredibly fast because of an aerodynamic shape - one officer who pulled over Cantori at the base of a hill clocked him at 50 miles per hour.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
"Wheel of Fortune" host and part-time Severna Park resident Pat Sajak is taking some heat for comments he made on social media about global warming. Sajak (@patsajak) , who got his start as a local TV weatherman in Nashville, according to IMDB, has drawn widespread attention for Twitter posts he made recently, including one posted yesterday that read: "I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night. " Sajak was in town Sunday for an appearance by comedian Martin Short at the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts in Annapolis . Yesterday, he tweeted a photo of him and Short with a shout out to Rams Head.
NEWS
May 15, 2014
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is right to crack down on the city's notorious dirt bike riders by using social media and undercover officers to prevent them from disrupting traffic and putting motorists and pedestrians at risk. The unlicensed, unregistered two-wheeled menaces are famous for swarming intersections with dozens of vehicles a time, running red lights with impunity and recklessly zipping in and out of traffic lanes, forcing drivers to maneuver wildly to avoid collisions.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
With debris from last week's deluge still littering the Inner Harbor, a big new weapon is poised to take on the rafts of floating trash that routinely gross out Baltimore's waterfront visitors and residents alike. A "water wheel" designed to scoop up 50,000 pounds of flotsam every day debuts Thursday in the channel between Piers 5 and 6, where the Jones Falls empties into the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River. Its backers hope it will make a serious dent in the torrent of garbage that's flushed into the harbor whenever it rains, besmirching the city's watery showcase.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,Sun reporter | December 18, 2007
A Baltimore man who interrupted a thief trying to steal the wheels off his Mercedes and then shot and killed him was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison with half of it suspended after having pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Baltimore Circuit Judge Kaye A. Allison also sentenced Charles E. Brockington Jr. to a concurrent five years without parole for a handgun violation. Brockington, 48, is a convicted felon and prohibited from carrying a gun. Assistant State's Attorney Mark P. Cohen, head of the homicide unit, said Brockington heard noises outside his home on Wabash Avenue in Northwest Baltimore's East Arlington neighborhood as he was getting ready for work in June.
NEWS
By Allison Eatough | April 30, 2014
For years, the Bard family has biked everywhere from libraries and farmer's markets to friends' homes and downtown Columbia events. Luda, Aaron and their children - Ammi, 3, Ari, 7, and Ellie, 9 - love traveling via bike, but the snacks available at most venues they bike to are limited, especially when two of their three children have food allergies, Luda Bard said. So they bring their own healthy food along for the ride. "At the summer concerts at the [Columbia] lakefront, the only food there was the ice cream truck," she said.
NEWS
By Brian Melton | April 24, 2014
On its release in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called the Jaguar E-Type “the most beautiful car ever made.”  Wisely, Jaguar decided that its alphabetic successor, the F-Type, wouldn't be a replacement for its iconic forebear. Rather, this new, low-slung two-seater is a bold statement of what's new, modern, cool and sexy. Driving it is to understand the definition of thrilling. Oh sure, it's also a luxury sports car: There's that tastefully refined, leather-clad interior and posh, toggle-rich cockpit (using only the finest materials and metals, of course)
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