Thursday, November 1, 2012
Watch a first-person video of Patch editor Nick DiMarco running the annual Run For Your Lives 5k/obstacle in Darlington, MD.
Did you run for your life? Add your photos and videos here, simply by clicking the upload buttons above or below the video. I learned a few things about myself last weekend. First of all, I am the last person you want by your side in the event of an actual zombie apocalypse. I will leave you high and dry to be some undead walker's entrée. The second thing I learned about myself is that I have no trouble jumping into freezing water, crawling under barbed wire or electrified cables, or wading through mud—given the right motivation. Of course I'm talking about the now annual Run For Your Lives zombie-inspired 5K/obstacle course that infected Darlington, MD last weekend. The two-day event was cut short in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, but …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Forecasts say the storm may hit the mid-Atlantic or New England early next week.
Harford County officials are closely monitoring the trajectory of Hurricane Sandy, which was churning in the Caribbean Thursday morning and could impact the mid-Atlantic region early next week. The storm—currently a hurricane after strengthening Wednesday—may make landfall in Florida Friday, forecasts said. The same forecasts indicated the storm is tracking to strike between the mid-Atlantic and New England Monday or Tuesday. Harford County hasn't felt the tropical storm season in 2012 as much as it did in 2011, but officials countywide are preparing for the first big storm of the season. » Follow @AberdeenMDPatch @BelAirPatch @HavreGracePatch and @HarfordCoPatch on Twitter for breaking news updates. Harford County Emergency Operations …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Kevin Chilcoat and his brother Brian Chilcoat are the braaaaaains behind the camera for the popular Run For Your Lives 5k coming to Darlington, MD this weekend.
In the event of a real zombie apocalypse, Kevin Chilcoat would be the man reaching for his camera, rather than a shotgun. Chilcoat would be fearless in the face of an undead outbreak tomorrow, because it’s what he does for a living today. “I’m desensitized to it,” Chilcoat said. The Cockeysville native is responsible for documenting the popular Run For Your Lives, zombie 5k, which infects Darlington, MD this weekend. He started out shooting promo videos, working his way up to national commercials with he and his brother’s company, HGL Productions. Now he has the unusual title of “zombie wrangler.” “They saw what we could do organizing 250 extras playing zombies and just asked us if we could take this off of their plate for them,” …
Find the links to Harford County area funeral homes.
Here are links to obituaries for the communities of Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace and our neighbors around Harford County, as posted by local funeral homes: William C. Brown Community Funeral Home (Aberdeen) Evans Funeral Chapel (Parkville) Harkins Funeral Home (Delta, PA) Kurtz Funeral Home (Jarrettsville) McComas Funeral Home Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home (Perryville) Schimunek Funeral Home Lisa Scott Funeral Home Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home Zellman Funeral Home
Challenger Nancy Jacobs committed a debate no-no, during his final statements, according to moderator Richard Vatz.
There are just some things you should not do when debating politics. "As a moderator, I thought this was an even debate, but I think you do not raise new issues in a final speech. That's just an understanding," said Richard Vatz, a Towson University professor and conservative politics blogger. He was referencing State Sen. Nancy Jacobs (R-Cecil and Harford) who lobbed an attack at incumbent Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger in her closing arguments at a debate hosted by the Springdale Community Association Monday evening at Warren Elementary School. Ruppersberger was not given the chance to respond to her allegations. After a series of questions regarding taxes, national security and the Affordable Care Act—to name a few—Jacobs attacked her …
Harford County Executive David Craig scheduled a budget hearing for Jan. 28, 2013.
Harford County residents will have a chance to comment on the proposed 2014 budget during a January hearing in Aberdeen. Harford County Executive David Craig on Monday announced plans for a Jan. 28, 2013 hearing at Aberdeen High School. The meeting regarding the FY2014 budget will begin at 6 p.m. in the school's auditorium. Craig said the hearing was set up to allow for citizen input. In a statement, he added that it "is an opportunity for the public to tell us what they would like to see funded or not funded in next year's budget." Craig will attend, as will members of his cabinet and county finance officials. The budget planning period runs from January to late March. The budget is to be presented to the Harford County Council on April 1…
Deadlines for Marylanders voting absentee in the Nov. 6 election are approaching.
Planning a trip that overlaps with Election Day? Those who will be voting absentee in the Nov. 6 election have until the end of the month to request an application. Registered voters must apply to vote absentee by Oct. 30. Once voters receive their absentee ballots, the Harford County Board of Elections will accept them through Nov. 16. For more information, visit the Harford County Board of Elections page and the state Board of Elections.
The Harford County Board of Education met Monday in Bel AIr.
The Harford County Board of Education elected Rick Grambo as president and Nancy Reynolds as vice president during Monday's meeting in Bel Air. Grambo, vice president earlier this year, has served as interim president since board president Dr. Leonard Wheeler died in September. Reynolds, who was a board member before her appointment Monday night, thanked fellow board members and colleagues for their support. “I want to make sure that all the parents, students and staff of Harford County Public Schools know that I will continue to support to provide quality education to all our students,” Reynolds said. James Murdza was inducted into the HCPS Educators Hall of Fame Monday evening. The board recognized Murdza, who retired in 1989, for his …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday's storm produced a low-end tornado.
A tornado touched down in Jarrettsville Friday leaving about a mile of damage in its wake, the National Weather Service has confirmed. Friday's storms produced a tornado with a rating of zero on the Enhanced Fujita scale, according to a story on The Baltimore Sun website. The tornado produced winds of up to 80 mph and about a one-and-a-half mile path of destruction, the story states. Harford County residents were put on alert Friday evening shortly before 7 p.m. when the weather service issued a tornado warning for the county. The warning was issued when a thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was spotted seven miles southwest of Jarrettsville, according to the National Weather Service in Baltimore. Tell us about your experience of …
The third presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney focused on foreign policy. Who dominated? We want to know what Maryland thinks.
Monday, October 22, 2012
After President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney sparred aggressively last week, the candidates dug into foreign policy at Monday night's third and final presidential debate. News organizations cited instant polls that showed voters believed both candidates did well in a face-off that was less contentious than past debates this season but offered up a few verbal highlights. The two candidates had extensive exchanges on Iran and Syria, and the importance of the U.S.-Israel alliance. Obama responded to a charge by Romney that the Navy had fewer ships than it did in 1916. “We also have fewer horses and bayonets,” said Obama. Whom do you think won the debate? Tell us in comments. -- TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, …