Thursday, January 17, 2013
Here are some events happening around town during the holiday weekend.
Here's what's going on around town this weekend. Want to get out the word about your event or see what's happening near you? Just click Events at the top of this page. Friday Motown icon Smokey Robinson performs at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. The pen is mightier than the sword, you say? Try out the latter with fencing lessons in Catonsville. Saturday Baltimore hosts its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. We're still more than two months off from the first pitch at Camden Yards, but help satisfy your hunger from some Orioles magic at the team's annual FanFest at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event includes demonstrations, discussion panels, merchandise and even a tour of the Orioles …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Readers are asked to share their solutions to problems facing our communities.
Despite actually passing the so-called fiscal cliff deadline, the Senate and House of Representatives passed a bill that President Barack Obama signed, preventing the country from actually going over the cliff, for now. The fiscal cliff essentially would have resulted in tax rates on all income levels reverting to where they were under President Bill Clinton along with cuts to the federal government’s discretionary spending. Spending on entitlements such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security would not have been touched. Some economist and politicians argued that the double whammy of increased taxes and reduced government spending could have crippled the economy’s fragile recovery from the 2008 recession. According to the New York Times…
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Baltimore County and City and seven other counties are affected by declaration.
President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Maryland Saturday afternoon as the first rain bands of Hurricane Irene reached the Baltimore metropolitan area. The declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts in the state. Baltimore, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester and Baltimore City are affected by the declaration, which brings with it federal money to help pay for local responses to the storm.
Monday, February 14, 2011
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12:44 p.m. Parkville Patch reader Tonika Garibaldi submitted a great photograph of President Obama as he waved to onlookers who lined Hiss Avenue. If you waited outside, but missed the moment—Tonika captures it here perfectly. Thanks, Tonika! 11 a.m. Talk about a whirlwind visit. President Obama departed Parkville as quickly as he arrived. Some 50 minutes after his motorcade arrived along Hiss Avenue—with just a brief glimpse of the president waving behind his limousine's tinted windows—Obama was leaving the same way he came in. Well, at least it was an excuse to be outside in the nearly spring-like temperatures. The local media was not allowed inside the school, but Obama was scheduled to meet with eighth-grade science students. He was…