Thursday, April 19, 2012
This locally-owned and operated electronics repair shop has been going strong since 2009.
In our increasingly technology-heavy world, the difference between your computer or smartphone working and not working is like the difference between life and death. Sam Palm, a lifelong Parkville resident, keeps machines happily buzzing away from Restore Computer Repair of Baltimore. Palm and his wife, Tammy, have been maintaining and repairing computers at their Harford Road store since 2009. And he doesn't just fix your laptop or your desktop—pretty much, if it has a circuit board, Palm said he can fix it. "People bring in cell phones all the time, mostly because of cracked screens," he said. "One time, I had a guy bring in a machine that measures the speed of a golfball as it leaves the tee. It just needed a part resoldered—that's sort…
Wild Bill's, a well-known Ravens and Orioles gear shop that used to operate on the east side of Belair Road, is moving into the old Fisherman's Wharf building.
Early in March Patch highlighted the old Fisherman's Wharf building at the corner of Rossville Boulevard and Belair Road in our weekly Visions for Vacancies column. Driving by the location Thursday morning, this local editor noticed (and is happy to report) a new tenant for the building. Wild Bill's Apparel, a locally-owned Baltimore sports shop, recently signed a lease with the building owner and renovations are underway. Lisa Blimline, who owns the shop with her husband "Wild" Bill Walters, was working outside and was happy to share the details of the move. Blimline said that the brick-and-mortar location for the fan shop that had operated out of tents in a parking lot across Belair Road since 2006 should be ready to open by mid-July, …
Anthony "Drapey" Santoro and June Santoro celebrate 70 years together today. The secret to their success in matrimony? Dancing daily.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
George's Farm Market, a long time staple of the Harford Road business community, will reopen the first weekend in May.
For those of us who have come to rely on George's Farm Market as a source for fresh, local produce there's some good news: the shop will be open again beginning May 4. As I drove by today, I noted that signs in the windows had been posted in the windows advertising the first day of business—a sure sign that this spring is moving right along. The market offered fresh flowers back on Easter weekend and, according to flyers posted on the doors, you'll be able to head to the farm at 11031 Factory Road in Glen Arm weekends beginning April 28 to check out the greenhouses where you'll find flowers, herbs and vegetable plants. Do you get your produce from George's Farm Market? Are you excited for the day that they reopen? What do you do for …
Bill will be one of the artists to display and sell his work at the Sugarloaf Arts Festival later this month at the Timonium Fairgrounds.
Bill Schaefer, a 30-year sales veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, is enjoying retirement. He has his wife, his children and a great hobby: taking photos. The difference is that Schaefer is trying to make a go of photography as a post-retirement career. To see some examples of Schaefer's photography check out the gallery above. "It's harder than I thought it would be," Schaefer said. “It takes more time than expected, more expense than expected. All that really weed outs who really loves [photography]—you’re either in it or you’re not." The expense and hours have paid off though—later this month Schaefer, a Carney resident, is scheduled to be among the 250 craftspeople exhibiting at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Timonium …
Superintendent Joe Hairston announced the date adjustment on Tuesday night.
Students can thank a mild winter for an early summer break. Baltimore County Superintendent Joe Hairston announced Tuesday night that schools would close on June 8, rather than the originally planned June 14, according to Charles Herndon, a Baltimore County Public Schools spokesman. "We had such a mild winter, we were able to make the school year four days shorter," Herndon said. "I'm sure it's exciting for students." How will this impact parents' work schedules? Tell us in the comments. Seven days were originally allotted this year for emergency closures due to inclement weather, he said. Students missed only two days at the start of the school year due to Hurricane Irene. There were no snow days taken this year in Baltimore County. …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Officials ask the Baltimore County Council to hire an outside attorney for a lawsuit involving subprime mortgages.
Baltimore County pension officials are privately scrambling to meet a deadline to file a lawsuit in an attempt to recover tens of millions of dollars in county pension funds. County Budget Director Keith Dorsey and County Attorney Michael Field met with Council members Vicki Almond, Cathy Bevins, David Marks and Ken Oliver and members of the county auditor’s office late Monday prior to the council’s voting session. The subject of the meeting was the approval of a contract to hire an outside attorney to pursue a lawsuit against Merrill Lynch, multiple sources tell Patch, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the meeting publicly. Almond confirmed the meeting, but said the discussion was …
The shop, which was founded in 1988 in Parkville Shopping Center, recently reopened in a new location north of the Beltway.
After closing up shop in Parkville Shopping Center a few months ago, a stalwart of the Parkville community has reopened its doors albeit on the north side of the Beltway in Carney. Reports began to trickle in over the weekend from the Facebook group "Parkville Main Street" that Good Stuff Cheap had reopened in the former location of Beverly Hochstedt Florist at 9502 Harford Road. Good Stuff Cheap first opened in Parkville Shopping Center more than 20 years ago, and worked to serve the community by seeking out deals and passing on the savings to their customers. A gym called Fitness 19 will soon open in the store's former location in the shopping center, as Patch reported recently. Patch reported not long ago that a request for a new liquor…
Students have raised more than $13,000 ahead of the relay set for later this month.
Loch Raven High School students are lacing up for a good cause for a fourth year. The school is participating in Relay for Life, the popular annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. On April 28, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., 263 participants on 43 teams will take part in the indoor walking relay. The school has raised $13,718 in pledges for the program so far. Since 2009, Loch Raven students and teachers have raised more than $100,000 for cancer research. "Our totals are actually a lot more than what some universities pull together to raise," said Erin Confair, the chair of the school's world languages department and the Relay for Life faculty adviser. It's a cause close to the hearts of students and teachers. In 2008, principal …
Driver and passenger taken to Sinai hospital for evaluation.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012