Sunday, May 19, 2013
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By Patch Staff It was a big week for Maryland, with a visit by the first lady and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. Here's an array of headlines from the 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Gun Control, Gax Tax Hike Laws Signed Thursday Two of the most contentious bills Maryland state lawmakers grappled with this session became law Thursday. The Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013, which provides for a hike in the state's gas tax, and the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, a restrictive gun control bill, proved divisive for legislators this…
The Lock House is sponsoring the event, which takes place July 12 to 14.
The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House recently announced that its Pirate Fest is coming to town July 12 to 14 for the sixth year. Did you know you can post your own press releases on Patch? Below is a memo from the museum publicizing the event: Ahoy, ye swashbucklers and mates—come and get lost at “Pirate Fest." The festival kicks off Friday evening, July 12, with the Pirate Pub Crawl, an event guaranteed to bring out the “ARGHHHH” in you! Starting at 7 p.m., pirate pub crawlers are invited to pick up their booty bags, grab their treasure maps and go pubbing their way through historic Havre de Grace. Participating establishments include Coakley’s Pub, Laurrapin Grille, MacGregor’s Restaurant, Rodgers House Tavern and Tidewater Grilleall…
In case you missed anything, here's what made headlines in Havre de Grace over the last week.
The county executive is going on tour this summer, a new tech incubator opened on Route 40 and a downtown business resigned from Main Street. Those stories and others made headlines this week: Want more Havre de Grace news? Get the Havre de Grace Patch daily newsletter—it’s free! Also, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
The Havre de Grace City Council agenda for May 20 is here.
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PNC Bank, Nonnie's Brick Oven and Pepsi are among the employers hiring.
Here's a roundup of recent job openings in Havre de Grace: Know of an opening that isn't listed here? Share the details in the comments! You can also add your own job postings in the announcements section on Havre de Grace Patch.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Fabulous hats, Afrojack and parties stole the show Saturday at the races in Baltimore.
Patch brings you some of the week's more unusual headlines from around Maryland.
Naked Shooting Suspect on PCP Climbs Fire Truck (Graphic Video) After he finally came down from the truck, police used a Taser on the man, who is suspected of shooting someone earlier in the day. Burglar Hides in Target until after Closing, Smashes Displays A masked man stole electronics and wheeled them out the back door of the Pikesville store on Reisterstown Road. Student Robbed of Marijuana in Franklin High Bathroom A student told police he was robbed of his marijuana after an uninvolved student witnessed the incident. Man Pleads Guilty to Depraved Heart Murder in Gaithersburg Hit-and-Run Death Police said the Damascus resident ran one man down with his car, targeted another. Report: Quince Orchard Students Won't Lose AP Exam Credit …
Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, finished fourth.
Oxbow, a 15-1 longshot, went nearly wire-to-wire to win the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas the all-time lead in Triple Crown race victories with 14. The bay colt, ridden by 50-year old Gary Stevens and owned by Calumet Farm, took the lead early from Goldencents and won the $1 million Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown by 1 ¾ lengths holding off Itsmyluckyday and Mylute in 1:57.54. Oxbow also ended hopes for a Triple Crown winner for another year. Orb, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, never got started from his No. 1 post position and finished a disappointing fourth. "I get paid to spoil dreams," Lukas said after the race. "You can’t mail it in, it’s a different surface, a different …
From A to Z, a wild, fun time at the 138th Preakness Stakes.
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Here are a few posts from Harford and Cecil county Patch sites.
Here are a few of the top Local Voices posts this week on Harford and Cecil county Patch sites. Do you want to share your thoughts on local politics, sports or anything else that strikes your fancy? Just click Start a Blog under the top stories on our front page. Knowledge is Power: Cathy Corbin writes about her personal experience with the kind of genetic testing that led actress Angelina Jolie to have a double mastectomy to avoid a high risk of breast cancer. Sheriff’s Deputies Ride for Those Who Died; Six Deputies Participate in Police Unity Ride: The deputies participated in the ride from Valley Forge, PA, to Washington.