Friday, May 17, 2013
Patch provides key info and live coverage of Preakness Saturday.
Today, the eyes of the sports world turn to Maryland—Pimlico to be exact. The 138th Preakness Stakes highlights Preakness Saturday in Baltimore, as Orb seeks the second leg of the Triple Crown toward the end of a day featuring one of the city's biggest parties of the year: InfieldFest. We have the rundown on events, traffic plans and more. And we'll be updating things as they happen via the live chat included with this post. Want to chime in on the live chat? Post right here, or include the hashtag #Preakness when you're on Twitter today. We'll also pull in photos from Instagram with the #Preakness hashtag in an article to appear on the site Saturday morning. Some key articles you might need to read before Preakness: See all of our …
Check out a selection of mug shots from around the region, and note that an arrest does not indicate a conviction.
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The home at 1409 Monforte Dr. is on the market for $1,295,000.
In this week’s look at one of the most expensive homes on the Davidsonville housing market, Patch takes you inside the home at 1409 Monforte Dr. The single family home has six bedrooms, five full bathrooms and one-half bathroom. The master bedroom and bath are both large and even offer space for a sitting area. The outside of the home boasts a scenic pool complete with a water fall, hot tub, fireplace and shaded area. The outside of the house also has a covered patio with a kitchen, bar seating and TV mount. Inside, the home has a spacious living room, a music room, sun room and a two-story foyer. The kitchen is spacious and contains plenty of counter top and cabinet space. The home's basement has space for a game room, a gym and a in-home…
Meet Frank. He is over at Rude Ranch Animal Rescue and looking for a home
The Marchex Institute says Maryland may have raised cursing to an art form. What the #@%*?
What's so great about being nice? Nice never got anybody anywhere, right? According to a finding from the Marchex Institute, those are some questions Marylanders might ask themselves considering the institute's recent findings: We curse and act impolitely on consumer telephone calls. Whether that says anything about Marylanders as a people is between you and your robocaller, but it's statistically true, according to the institute - only Ohio had more cursing measured on more than 600,000 phone calls from the past 12 months. Virginia, our neighbor to the south, on the other hand, was fifth for most courteous. Marchex released the findings just in time for National Etiquette Week, monitoring calls placed by consumers to businesses across …
Patch caught up with second-graders at Davidsonville Elementary.
Any county resident can have as many as four boxes of personal documents shredded at no cost during the event in May.
Do you have a bunch of old documents you'd like to get shredded? County residents can have as many as four boxes of paper destroyed at no cost during the annual "Shred-A-Rama" event at South River High School in May. The event, now in its seventh year, will take place at four locations in Anne Arundel County and is sponsored by the local Police-Community Relations Council. The shredding will take place on May 18 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the following locations: There is no cost for the shredding, but donations are appreciated. To ensure proper shredding, avoid bringing any items in metal binders or clips. CDs, X-Rays and film will not be accepted.
Sixteen-year-old Shaner LeBauer of Potomac captured his first U.S. National Championship speedskating title in March. Sponsored by Post Grape-Nuts.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Facing the Challenge Sixteen-year-old Shaner LeBauer of Potomac captured his first U.S. National Championship speedskating title in the 2013 U.S. Short Track Age Graded Championships in March. But he says the biggest challenge about winning the title wasn't from that weekend, but the season as a whole. "Coming to a new school and balancing the obligations of junior year with my training routine compromised my sleep schedule as well as my social life," LeBauer says. "In the end, however, it was worth it and I can …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Davidsonville United Methodist Church will host its annual strawberry festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Davidsonville United Methodist Church will be packed with sweet treats on Saturday when the church hosts its annual strawberry festival. According to festival coordinator Debby Wasson, the church has been hosting the event since the 1980s. The festival itself features strawberry pies, cheesecakes, smoothies, bake goods and other treats. This year’s festival will feature live music and barbecue chicken, beef and pork from Tongues of Fire BBQ. Wasson said between 250 and 300 strawberries will be used at this year’s festival. The event usually draw a large crowd, so Wasson recommends that anyone hoping to get pie or cheesecake arrive early. The majority of the proceeds from the strawberry festival will go towards the church’s youth mission …
Here's the story of Marlene Konkoly, who found creative ways to spend less and save more so she can retire at 50. This story is the first in our series about Extreme Savers.
Americans may be living longer but our retirement plans aren’t keeping up, which means people are living longer with smaller bank accounts. Marlene Konkoly will retire at age 50. How did she do it? She contributes a whopping 45 percent of the gross annual income she earns as a procurement officer for an automotive finance company to her retirement—all while owning a home and remaining debt-free. Konkoly is actually well ahead of the retirement savings curve compared to many of her fellow Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fewer than half of Americans even know how much money they would need to retire. And nearly a third of employees who had access to a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k) did not participate in it…