Monday, August 6, 2012
Paige Blair, owner of Blair's Londontowne Pub and Grill, said she expected a flood of negativity, but what she got instead truly left her speechless.
After a man was stabbed inside Blair’s Londontowne Pub and Grill just after midnight on Saturday, its co-owner dreaded reading Patch the following morning. Paige Blair, who owns the business with her husband Robbie, said she feared a flood of negative comments after the stabbing incident, citing the establishments “rough” reputation. But less than an hour after the story hit Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch’s front page, what she read left her overwhelmed and speechless. “I was really watching the Patch because of the negative feeling that the community [previously] had about the place. I was thinking ‘Now they’re going to say it all again,’” Blair said. What she expected was a flood of condemning and negative comments, but what Blair found …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A quick look at local job openings around town for the week of July 17, ranging from bank teller management to ecology.
Here's the latest list of job openings in Edgewater and Davidsonville. Click on the links to read the full requirements and to apply. Customer service associate Company: Wawa Duties: Operate cash register, scan items, maintain proper cash levels, stock and register inventory. Requirements: Customer service oriented, strong communication skills, strong organization skills. Teller supervisor Company: BB&T Duties: Specialize in client service training, oversee diverse personalities, understand BB&T product knowledge and computer courses. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Two to four years of experience as senior teller. Ability to execute all teller-related duties. Ecologist Company: Smithsonian Institute Duties: Develop/…
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Do you know where I took this photo?
As I travel around town, I get to see a lot of cool things in Edgewater, Davidsonville and parts of south county. This week's photo contest features a familiar sight—a crab—but in a uniquely placed location. Do you know where I took this photo? Be the first to correctly spot the shot and you'll have bragging rights for a week. Happy guessing! SEE OTHER PHOTO QUIZZES:
Friday, July 6, 2012
The bill would have increased pay for members of local police unions by up to 3 percent.
A bill that would have raised police unions’ pay was pulled by the councilman who introduced the legislation, saying it lacked support. Anne Arundel County Councilman Peter Smith (D-1st District), of Severn, said he reluctantly pulled Bill 56-12 on Monday, two weeks after introducing it. The bill would have paved the way to a 3 percent merit raise for members of local police unions—amounting to an estimated payment of between $800,000 to $1 million. That amount was not funded within the 2013 fiscal year budget approved in May. When he first introduced the legislation in June, Smith said it was the right thing to do. Now, a few days after pulling it, he said his mind hasn’t changed. “Let me just say that it was not an easy decision,” Smith …
The West/Rhode River's bacteria levels show the local waterways are safe to swim except for one area at Holly Hills.
The following post was submitted by West/Rhode Riverkeeper and County Councilman Chris Trumbauer (D-6th District). The post focuses on the bacteria levels found in local waterways. Hi everybody, Our volunteer monitoring teams went out early this week ... levels are safe throughout the West and Rhode Rivers, except for one moderately high reading at Holly Hills in Bearneck Creek (on the Rhode River). There was no significant rain in the 48 hours prior to sampling on Tuesday, so the source is something other than stormwater runoff. If you are going out on the Rivers, please be safe and have fun. To see the full results of this week's sampling, click HERE. For general information about the risks of swimming and other human health issues, …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
More than 6,000 Anne Arundel County residents are still without electricity, according to BGE.
Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) has restored power to approximately 92 percent of its customers, but more than 6,000 Anne Arundel County residents are still without electricity, according to a BGE release and its website. With a force of about 4,200, field and support workers are expected to continue working throughout the weekend, according to the release. Over the last 48 hours, many local residents saw their electricity turned on throughout the Edgewater and Davidsonville communities. Linda McCarthy, a Davidsonville resident, said on Patch’s Facebook page that power was restored at her home on Route 424, but that her water pump wasn’t working as of Wednesday afternoon. As more homes got electricity, more and more residents began …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Alfred and Joyce Swanson have been married for 62 years. They sat down with Patch to discuss what being an American means to them.
As Independence Day approaches, I sat down with local residents who lived through some of America’s most historic moments. In the final interviews of the series, hear from these deep-rooted citizens from Brightview Assisted Living and what being an American means to them. Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch: What does being an American mean to you? Joyce Swanson: Well most of the men were in the military when I was a child and my father was one step away from being drafted when World War II ended. I’m grateful for what I have seen and the memories I have. Alfred Swanson: Anybody in America that wants to work hard and learn what they can, they can do anything. I don’t know of any country that can do that better. Individual independence—work hard…
Do you know where I took this picture in Edgewater or Davidsonville?
First things first, happy Independence Day! To help pass the time before tonight's big firework display, here's the delayed version of this week's "Where Is This?" photo contest. Do you know where I took this picture in Edgewater or Davidsonville? Be the first to correctly spot the shot and be the envy of all your friends! Happy guessing, and have a very special and safe Fourth of July!
Sandy Lohr, 81, sits down with Patch to discuss July 4, World War II and what being an American means to her.
As Independence Day approaches, I sat down with local residents who lived through some of America’s most historic moments. In the interviews, hear from these deep-rooted citizens at Brightview Assisted Living and what being an American means to them. Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch: What does being an American mean to you? Sandy Lohr: To begin with, I love all the freedom we have, such as religion, speech and just being able to go from state to state. We can travel 3,000 miles east to west and south to north. I also like the many cultures we have here, especially in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Patch: What historical event defines your experiences as an American? Lohr: World War II, I can’t really remember where I was but I …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A Baltimore Gas and Electric spokeswoman said putting power lines underground wouldn't solve power-outage problems in the future.
As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) said the company had restored service to more then 500,000 customers after they lost power during Friday night’s derecho storm. The strong storm, which caused “hurricane-like damage,” left about 680,000 customers without power, said BGE spokeswoman Rachael Lighty. “The storm was short, but violent through the night with winds in excess of 70 miles per hour,” she said Tuesday morning at the out-of-state utility workers staging area in Glen Burnie. “During Hurricane Irene we had 750,000 customers out of service … After Friday’s storm we had 680,000 customers out of service.” Nearly 1,300 out-of-state utility workers joined the about 2,000 BGE workers to help get customers back on line. …