Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Great Outdoors Month is next June.
State officials announced this week plans for Great Outdoors Month in June, inviting Maryland residents to mark Celebrate Maryland Outdoors Days from June 8 to 22. The second annual outdoors days aims to get families outside. State officials also invite organiztions to share outdoor events on their website. The outdoors days start with National Get Outdoors Day on June 8 and ends with the Great American Backyard Campout on June 22, according to a Department of Natural Resources release. Some state parks will offer special programs around the campout day. “June marks the end of school, the excitement and anticipation of summer, and the perfect time to encourage our children to connect with nature through outside activities,” Gov. Martin O’…
Yes, Wednesdays can be a challenge. Need some inspiration from those who "climbed a mountain?"
Are Wednesdays really so tough? Well, yes, they can be. Here, though, is to keeping things in perspective. For more than a month now, Patch and Grape-Nuts have teamed up to present stories about your neighbors - neighbors who have faced challenges that would seem insurmountable to many of us. But not to the people we've featured in this series, Journeys. Not surprisingly, the stories have generated dozens of comments on Patch and on Facebook: "Great story..." "Thanks for sharing..." "So wonderfully inspiring..." And, so, here they are again. Great stories shared to inspire. Take a look at what these people have faced. Then click on the story to see their responses. And feel better about your tough Wednesday. Enterprising Dad Juggles …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Returning to healthier school hours is cost-effective, said Macintosh.
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Students were treated to a glitzy dance at the BWI Marriott this weekend.
Broadneck High students danced the night away this weekend for prom. DJing the event was Broadneck High alum Tommy Gatz, who also posted a huge photo gallery with more than 200 photos of the dance to the Facebook page of his company, Tommy Gatz Entertainment. A video of the dance will be uploaded soon, Gatz said.
Didn't plan a whole weekend away? Here are a few places where you can go to for just the day.
Not everyone plans a getaway for Memorial Day weekend. But if you don't want to be stuck in the house with the kids for three days, a solidly-planned day trip with the family may do you some good. To avoid traffic, don't travel Friday evening through Saturday morning and Sunday evening through Monday. Which leaves Saturday and Sunday as days to take one of these day trips. There's lots to do Memorial Day weekend in Annapolis. You could take a boat out onto the water, feast on crabs, or check out a free concert. If you go you may want to take a look at the hours of operation of the museums you might want to visit and plan your day around that since some places may be closed this weekend. However, City Dock is open, full of shops, …
The community college's womens lacrosse and softball teams both finished their seasons with national tournaments.
The following article was submitted to Broadneck Patch by Duane Herr, physical education and athletic assistant at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). Anne Arundel Community College wraps up spring sports as women’s lacrosse and softball complete their seasons with national championship runs. The women’s lacrosse team at AACC competed in the NJCAA National Championship last week in Rochester, NY, entering the tournament as the No. 2 seed. In the semi-finals the Pioneers matched up against Onondaga CC, which held the slight advantage on paper after defeating AACC back in March. This time; however, the Pioneers gained the upper hand, defeating Onondaga 12-10 and advancing to the title game. The championship featured AACC against top …
Students in Anne Arundel County are learning personal finance skills with the help of a computer program.
Kids across Anne Arundel County are being introduced to computer technology earlier in life, and schools in Maryland are trying to teach kids how to afford the smartphones, laptops and flatscreen televisions they want with lessons on personal finances. In 2010, the Maryland State Department of Education started requiring schools to provide financial education, beginning in September 2011. Each jurisdiction in the state was tasked with implementing the un-funded requirements. Junior Achievement of Central Maryland (JACMD) has helped area schools meet the requirement, and now students in Anne Arundel County are learning how to save and spend with the computer program JA Finance Park. "It's very important for children to have the opportunity …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The girls team will head to the state tournament Wednesday.
Broadneck High School's girls lacrosse team won the penultimate game of the season on Saturday night with a 15-5 victory over Catonsville High School. A YouTube video of the girls storming the field after the big win was posted online by Gary Adornato. Adornato also posted video interviews with two Lady Bruins, Aislinn Probst and Ellie McNulty directly after the Saturday game. The BHS team, fresh from winning the Class 3A/4A regional trophy, will head to the state championship against Sherwood High School on Wednesday night at the stadium for University of Maryland at Baltimore County. Wish the Lady Bruins luck!
Looking for a job in town? There are several jobs nearby posted over the last week.
All job listing are courtesy of Careerbuilder.com. Counseling Coordinator Company: YWCA Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Details: The position is responsible for programmatic oversight and operation of the counseling department, including therapy, abuser intervention, support groups, and clinical direction across all programs. Client Relations Representative Company: YWCA Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Details: The position is a first point of contact for the organization and must be well versed on operational and programmatic operations. The CRS helps to set the tone of the agency and provides general office support including scheduling, obtaining insurance authorizations, programmatic billing, completing reporting requirements, …
Have some photos of the weekend blues festival?
Photos from the weekend's Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival already appear online through Instagram, using the hashtag #chesapeakebaybluesfestival and #chesapeakebaybluesfest . If you have your own photos on Instagram, tag them with the above hashes and they'll appear in this gallery. If you'd like to upload your own photos to Patch, you can do so by adding them to this article. Hope everyone had a great time!