Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Wednesday is National Proposal Day and Patch wants to know how your proposal went, or how your dream proposal would go.
Wednesday is Proposal Day. This one seems like it may be more dreamt up by the jewelry stores than by Hallmark, right? Seriously though: this holiday does exist. As Huffington Post tells it: "A man named John Michael O'Loughlin invented the holiday after his cousin's boyfriend strung her along for years without sealing the deal decades ago, Holidash says. Enough already, he thought, and dedicated a day to marriage proposals." We'd love to hear your proposal stories—maybe it was romantic, funny or a disaster, or maybe it just hasn't happened yet. Let us know. Did you or your significant other tie in the community of Parkville with your proposal? And if you're planning to propose tomorrow, let us know, too—email email@example.com and we'…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Baltimore-area Patch readers speak their minds.
Pikesville: “Thanks to the gerrymandered districts, it's all but impossible for Republicans to win. So no, I don't really like our representatives.” – Holly Hosler via Facebook on Marylanders Concerned about Sequestration Effects on State, National Economy Lutherville-Timonium: “OMG. What will I do without my guilty pleasure, a half rack of dry rub ribs and fries? Crying.” – Sandy Black via Facebook on Charred Rib To Serve Its Last Customers Towson: "Gee, it's getting so a person can't even walk around drunk any more! What is this world coming to?" - M. Sullivan on 3 Robbers Attack Intoxicated Man Perry Hall: "Really? The entire country is on the verge of shut down, schools are falling down around kids ears (literally) there are no books, …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The community is willing to pitch in and help clean up the property, which an expert called 'neglected', but only if they can find others interesting in helping.
The long-beleaguered Oakleigh Pet Cemetery could be the focus of one community's efforts to beautify their neighborhood if they are able to partner with other organizations on the effort. The cemetery, located at 8408 Oakleigh Road, has been declining for about 20 years—headstones are broken, vandalized or misplaced and graves sunken in—and is a serious concern for residents who live nearby and those who have pets buried there. About 35 people with ties to the property, either neighbors or property owners, attended a recent Ridgeleigh Community Association meeting regarding the cemetery, where they heard from "Bigg" Jim Jones of the Paranormal Research and Investigative Society of Maryland. Jones, who has 40 years experience documenting …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Here are the best of this week's Local Voices posts from Maryland Patch sites.
Here are some of the best Local Voices posts in the past week from around Maryland's Patch sites. Remember, if you have something on your mind, it's quick and easy to join the conversation. Just click "Start a Blog" under the top story on our front page. Sequestration: We Have a Choice: U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin talks about the impact budget cuts mandated by sequestration will have on Maryland. Gratia Benedictus XVI: In Montgomery County, a reader wonders what the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI will be. Benedict stepped down from the papacy on Thursday. Starting School Later Does Not Have to Cost More: A Howard County dad points out other jurisdictions that have later start times for schools. Marks Changes Position On County Cars for …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Here are the top Local Voices posts for the area this week.
Here are the best of this week's Local Voices from Patch sites in Baltimore city and county. If you have something on your mind, just go to the front page of this Patch site and click "Start a Blog" under the top stories. Marks Changes Position On County Cars For Councilmembers: After County Councilman Todd Huff was arrested for driving under the influence while behind the wheel of a county-owned vehicle, a colleague calls for more rules governing the cars. 'Spinning' Fitness Craze Takes Over Charlestown Retirement Community: Read about the new exercise trend at Charlestown in Catonsville. Game Over for Timonium, Hunt Valley Video Game Studios?: A local game developer asks what's next for Timonium and Hunt Valley's game industry, which has…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Vote on the team that you think is the best in the city’s history.
Choose the Baltimore football team you think was the best.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Bills in the House of Delegates and Senate would create a new standard where all dog owners are presumed liable for dog attacks, regardless of the breed of the animal.
Legislation overriding a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that made landlords liable for pit bull attacks, and put owners at risk of being evicted or having to give up their dogs, will be heard Wednesday by the House Judiciary Committee. Identical House and Senate bills seek to create a new standard where all dog owners in civil action cases, regardless of the dog’s breed, are presumed liable for attacks unless owners can prove they did everything possible to avoid the attack, said Sen. Brian Frosh, sponsor of the Senate bill. It would also reverse the strict liability on landlords. “The interest groups: pet owners, landlords, and animal rights groups are pleased with it,” said Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat who is also chairman of …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Despite playing in New England, fans came in big numbers to watch Ravens earn the franchise's second Super Bowl trip. The head coach and players noticed.
John Harbaugh smiled plenty throughout Monday's news conference. Considering his team is headed to the Super Bowl a week from Sunday, that's no surprise. But the Ravens coach really beamed when the conversation turned to Baltimore's fans. Harbaugh and his team were both delighted at the large number of Baltimore fans that went up to New England and watched the Ravens beat the Patriots, 28-13, in last Sunday's AFC title game. "We might have had one-eighth of the crowd, which is really a high number for a visiting AFC Championship game. That speaks so much about our fans," Harbaugh said when talking to the media Monday in Owings Mills. "For all of those people to make that trip up there at this time of year to support their Ravens is just—…
Monday, January 21, 2013
After the Newtown, CT school shooting, Maryland legislators are looking at a number of ways to make schools safer.
According to Annapolis Patch, delegates from Anne Arundel County are introducing legislation on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in hopes of increasing security and mental health services at public schools across the state. The proposed bill would also pay for an armed resource officer at each school. "If you really understand public schools in Maryland, you know this: They are becoming increasingly more difficult for classroom teachers because discipline is lacking at home and teachers are spending an increasing amount of time maintaining discipline in the classroom," said Del. Nic Kipke (R-Pasadena). In Montgomery County, Councilman Craig Rice (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown, a vocal advocate of school resource officers stationed in schools, told a room full …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Patch rounds up the top weird news headlines of the week in Maryland.
Burglar Steals ‘Orgazmo’ Incense from Adult Gift Store A thief broke into an adult gift store in Owings Mills and stole 30 packages of incense. Homeless Man 'Sleepy' Allegedly Found Crashing in Parkville Home A homeless man, which a police report notes is nicknamed "Sleepy," was arrested after a property manager allegedly discovered him sleeping on the floor of a Parkville residence. Twitter Battle Between Lesbian, Transgender Advocates Leads to Court Order A Twitter message about spitting led Towson lawyer and lesbian advocate Cathy Brennan to file for a peace order against a transgender advocate. Urn Stolen from Columbia Residence: Howard County Crime Reports An urn containing ashes was stolen from a hallway closet from a residence in…