Thursday, April 11, 2013
The musical will be performed at Perryville High School on April 11, 12 and 13.
Students at Perryville High School are ready to wow audiences with their rendition of the Broadway musical Oklahoma!, which goes onstage this weekend. Director Jill Welsheimer, who teaches drama at the high school, said she's thrilled with this year's show. “The kids I have this year just fit the roles perfectly," Welsheimer said. In Oklahoma!, a cowboy (Perryville junior Andy O’Neill) and farm girl (sophomore Rachel Marshall) fall in love, with some challenges along the way. A live pit orchestra—made up of retired teachers, students and other volunteers—will provide music, under the direction of music teacher Nathan Carns. Choreographer Caron Leath put together the dance numbers, which director Welsheimer described as "lively and fun." …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The Perryville casino surpassed others in Maryland in month-to-month slots revenue increases for March 2013.
Slots revenue at Hollywood Casino increased after live table games were added to its offerings in March. The Maryland Lottery reported that the Perryville casino's slots revenue was up by 34 percent from February to March, after it introduced live table games like roulette and craps on March 6. Overall, slots revenue in Maryland rose by 18 percent between March and February. Here's a look at the slots revenue for each casino in February and March: Casino revenue was distributed to a variety of places, including horse racing purse accounts, local impact grants and small and minority businesses. The breakdown of distribution for slots revenue was as follows: $18.67 million to casinos; $27.86 million to the Education Trust Fund; $3.96 …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Maryland Transportation Authority recognized Officer Gregory Sampson for his character and law enforcement contributions.
Officer Gregory Sampson has been named a "top cop" by the Maryland Transportation Authority. Sampson, who lives in Harford County, is assigned to the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge, which connects Harford and Cecil counties via Route 40. According to the Maryland Transportation Authority, Sampson has been on the force for seven years. When Patch asked why he received the award, there were many reasons, according to Sgt. Jonathan Green of the Maryland Transportation Authority:
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Workers will be securing the bridge's foundation on April 6 and 7.
Citizens may notice more noise and truck traffic this weekend around the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge, which carries Interstate 95 across the Susquehanna River. On Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, workers will be pouring concrete at the foundation of the bridge to ensure its structural integrity, the Maryland Transportation Authority announced. To deliver the concrete, trucks will travel from I-95 to MD Route 222 (Perryville Road) to U.S. Route 40 to Coudon Boulevard to MD Route 7 (Philadelphia Road) to Roundhouse Drive. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. If there is inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for the following weekend. Officials anticipate the $43 million structural integrity …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Train travelers in Aberdeen, Perryville and other locations north of Baltimore may face interruptions or delays.
Due to maintenance on the Bush River Bridge bridge—which is located between Edgewood and Aberdeen—passengers may experience "minor delays" north of Baltimore, according to a statement from the Maryland Transit Administration. Trains will be single-tracking in the Aberdeen/Edgewod area, and bus service may replace train service in some cases as the bridge work takes place. These are the scheduled dates for the bridge repair: March 25, March 26, March 27, April 15, April 16 and April 17. MARC officials said the following trains will be affected:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Perryville casino passed a test administered by the Maryland Lottery Tuesday.
Hollywood Casino Perryville is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, officials announced Wednesday. The new schedule came simultaneously as the Maryland Lottery authorized the Cecil County casino to run 20 live table games. Hollwood Casino Perryville is now the first casino in the state to offer live table games after Maryland voters approved the expansion of gambling in November. “We are very excited to be competitive in the market, and have all the offerings of a full casino," Jennifer Miglionico, Hollywood Casino's director of marketing, said in a press release Wednesday. The casino contains an eight-table poker room near the Celebrity Sunset bar. In another area, closer to the Celebrity Bar & Grill, players will find blackjack, …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The casino put its roulette, poker and other live gambling offerings to the test Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Hollywood Casino Perryville became the first Maryland casino to offer live table games. Maryland voters approved the expansion of gambling in November when the issue went to referendum. But first, Maryland Lottery officials are required to supervise the live gaming in a controlled demonstration. Lottery and casino officials spoke to a group gathered in the casino's restaurant Tuesday night for the event, stating that the expansion of gambling in Perryville was positive for gaming enthusiasts and the economy. Hollywood Casino Manager Bill Hayles noted that this was the first casino to open in Maryland and now it was going to be the first to have live table games. "As you can tell, we're a little bit excited," Hayles said, …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Hollywood Casino prepares for expanded gambling.
Blackjack, poker and other table games are on deck for Hollywood Casino Perryville, which rolls out live gambling on March 7, pending legislative approval. Before that date, the Maryland Lottery will pay the Cecil County casino a visit for a demonstration to ensure everything is in order. That is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5. In the meantime, Hollywood Casino is readying eight poker tables in its new poker room and 12 additional tables in its "main pit" for blackjack, roulette, craps and three- and four-card poker. In all, there will be 20 tables on property, said Jennifer Miglionico, the casino's director of marketing. To create room for its new additions, Hollywood Casino Perryville will reduce the number of slot machines from 1,500 to…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Find the links to Harford County area funeral homes.
Here are links to obituaries for the communities of Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, Bel Air and our neighbors, as posted by local funeral homes: Lisa Scott Funeral Home (Havre de Grace) Zellman Funeral Home (Havre de Grace) Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home (Perryville) Harkins Funeral Home (Delta, PA) Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home (Aberdeen) McComas Funeral Home (Bel Air) Kurtz Funeral Home (Jarrettsville) Schimunek Funeral Home (Bel Air) William C. Brown Community Funeral Home (Aberdeen) Evans Funeral Chapel (Parkville)
Monday, February 4, 2013
The blaze was confined to a laundry room, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
No one was injured in a fire Monday morning that started in a laundry room at Concord Apartments in Perryville, the Maryland State Fire Marshal said. Before 5:30 a.m. Monday, crews from Perryville Volunteer Fire Department, the Susquehanna Hose Company and Perry Point Fire Department were called when a fire alarm activated on the 500 block of Concord Drive, according to a statement from the fire marshal. A delivery person from the Cecil Whig discovered the fire that originated in the laundry room where the sprinklers and an alarm activated, the fire marshal said. First responders evacuated residents, including an older woman confined to her bed, from the eight-unit building where the fire was reported, according to an official statement. A…