Thursday, March 28, 2013
Tourism manager Wini Roche checked out Tudor Hall in Bel Air before heading to Havre de Grace.
Wini Roche, tourism manager for Harford County, visited Tudor Hall in Bel Air for this month's installment of her video series, "Where's Wini?" Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, grew up in the Bel Air home on Tudor Lane. Roche said her spring videos will showcase sites with wartime ties in Harford County. Next month, she will be in Havre de Grace to see sites from the War of 1812, before the city's bicentennial commemoration May 3 to 5. See Related
Monday, March 25, 2013
Baltimore-area Patch readers speak their minds.
This week, Patch readers took to the comment streams to defend police captains in trouble, discuss the future of a historic property and talk about dog bits. Here’s what your neighbors are saying: Hunt Valley-Cockeysville: "The whole point is to NOT FLUSH THEM down the toilet. We have a big issue where our sewage treatment plants cannot take the medications out of the sludge, and then it goes on into the bay and our water table, and wreaks havoc on fish. Just do a web search on anti-depressants and fish." – Tony Gostomski via Facebook on Cockeysville Precinct Serves as Drop Off for DEA Program Catonsville: "I believe that Catonsville has a moral responsibility to preserve the history of the people who lived at Spring Grove. It would be …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
After Jim Miller questioned financing issues, Havre de Grace supplied answers.
During the city council meeting this week, Jim Miller, who is running for mayor in the May election, asked officials for additional information around financing. Specifically, he questioned the bond financing outlined in this ordinance. On Wednesday, Havre de Grace Finance Director George DeHority provided detailed responses to Miller's comments, which are attached to this article. See Related:
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 Havre de Grace with your proposal? And if you're planning to propose tomorrow, let us know, too—email email@example.com and…
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, …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The 'Pro-2A Rally' will take place off Beards Hill Road at Route 22 in Aberdeen.
As Maryland lawmakers consider the Maryland Firearm Safety Act of 2013, a group in Harford County is taking a stand. Specifically, it will be standing at the intersection of Route 22 and Beards Hill Road in Aberdeen Saturday afternoon. Organized by Maryland Liberty Political Action Committee and the Harford Campaign for Liberty, the "Pro-2A Rally" aims to get the ear of one particular politician. "We want Delegate (Mary)-Dulany James to do the right thing and vote against this bad piece of legislation," Joe Fleckenstein, treasurer of the Maryland Liberty Political Action Committee, told Patch. James is the only Democrat on the seven-member Harford County delegation, the majority of which wants "to derail" the firearm regulations proposed …
Friday, March 15, 2013
On Saturday afternoon, the St. John Street pub is hosting an Irish buffet to raise money for a restoration project at the historic Concord Point Lighthouse.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The formal event is part of the War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration in early May.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Thirty-two teams competed in the tournament, including Havre de Grace High School.
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 …