Didn't get out to the 4th of July parade? Here's a taste of what you missed.
4th Of July
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Check out shots from today's parade, and add some from your own celebration.
Check out our photos from today's Towson Area 4th of July Parade, and add shots from your own celebration. Check out the rest of our Independence Day coverage on our topic page.
Where's your favorite vantage point for the annual tradition?
After some early doubt, Loch Raven Village's annual fireworks display will go off as planned Wednesday night. The fireworks can be viewed starting at dusk from numerous nearby neighborhoods. Gretchen Sarkin, president of the Loch Raven Village Associates, said your best bet is probably the shopping center parking lots closest to the field at Loch Raven Academy. The best seats in the house fill up several hours before the fireworks go off. Many Loch Raven Village residents used to watch from their lawns, Sarkin said but "a lot of that's changed because of the tree height. You can see the ones that are high but you cant see the ones that are lower." Sarkin said she'll be watching from the baseball field at Pleasant Plains Elementary School. …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Here's what you need to know ahead of next Wednesday
The bikes and bands are ready to go as Towson prepares for its annual Fourth of July parade. "I feel very comfortable," said parade committee chair Maryann Albaugh. "We've met our financial goal. We have our bands, we have our participants, so it should be a fantastic parade." The parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. next Wednesday. Former Tuskeegee Airmen Cyril Byron and Lemule Lewie, both Baltimore County residents, will serve as the parade's grand marshals. This year's parade will draw tens of thousands to the streets of Towson. The parade route is the same as years past—participants will march from the intersection of Towsontown Boulevard and Bosley Avenue, then right on Allegheny Avenue and right on Washington Avenue, finishing just past …
A Havre de Grace man is trying to get 40,000 parade-goers to blow bubbles on the Fourth of July.
Dave Anderson says few things brighten a child's day like blowing bubbles, and he wants to harness that this Fourth of July. Before the Towson Area 4th of July Parade, the Havre de Grace man hopes to see parade-goers break the world record for most people blowing bubbles simultaneously. Anderson said the record attempt is a way of raising awareness for children suffering from cancer and troops fighting overseas. "The Guinness Book of World Records is giving me the opportunity to break a world record and to honor our heroes," he said. "When you have military people who also have kids fighting cancer at the same time people don't realize how much of a burden that is." For Anderson, the bubbles are also a way for getting kids to loosen up and…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The chairs have been out for days in Catonsville.
It's never too early to claim your space for next week's Towson Area 4th of July Parade. Just ask parade-goers in Catonsville, where Catonsville Patch found chairs stationed along the July 4 parade route two weeks ahead of time. Towson's parade starts at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The route runs up from Bosley Avenue and Towsontown Boulevard, left on Allegheny then right onto Washington Avenue and ends just past the historic courthouse. Check out our shots from last year's parade. Towson residents have yet to put out the chairs, as far as I can tell, so all the good spots are still fair game, and likely will be on the morning of the parade. Your best bet for a shady spot may be found on Allegheny Avenue, near the intersection with Bosley …