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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The library system's director will discuss the need for expanded hours, technology upgrades and new libraries.
Local libraries across the county are marching ahead toward modernization, and will host a series of town hall meetings over the next two months to talk about their needs and answer questions from the public. The first of several such meetings is scheduled at the Broadneck Library at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28. Anne Arundel County Public Library's Executive Director Skip Auld will discuss the need for expanded hours, technology upgrades and new Annapolis and Glen Burnie Libraries. He will also talk about reasons and remedies for AACPL’s shortcomings compared to other Maryland libraries, according to a release. The library system is also seeking additional funding to open all library branch locations to a full schedule. Currently only five branches …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Maryland Chapter of the 501st Legion went all out on Saturday at the Broadneck Library, displaying their costuming skills for everyone in attendance.
The Broadneck Library was infiltrated by a cadre of Star Wars costumers over the weekend, and "the force" was strong with this group. The 501st Legion is a fan group dedicated to creating replica costumes of Imperial Stormtroopers and Imperial Officers from the Star Wars series. The Maryland Chapter of the 501st Legion went all out on Saturday at the Broadneck Library, displaying their costuming skills for everyone in attendance. It's an event for all ages that occurs each year, and this year saw more costumers than ever. See related articles:
Thursday, January 17, 2013
All that's left is for a group of imaginative kids to come and play with the new stage.
A colorful stage for children to play with puppets has been built and tucked in the kids corner of the Broadneck Library. The Facebook page for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) system recently drew attention to the new development, thanking those who helped with its creation—including John Fallon of R-Squared Construction in Annapolis, and the Cape St. Claire True Value hardware store, which provided the paint. All that's left is for a group of imaginative kids to come and play with the new stage. "Broadneck has a nice collection of finger and hand puppets all ready to go. We just need some little performers to stop by and put on a show," an AACPL representative said.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Here are some of the most memorable photos taken throughout the year's news stories.
I always bring my camera with me when I cover a story. And over a year's worth of writing, I've amassed some remarkable images. So take a second to peruse a year's worth of photos, all of them focusing on local issues in Broadneck in 2012.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Two authors will be at the Broadneck Branch Library at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss some spooky stories from their book.
Ever want to learn about the spooky side of Annapolis' long history? Two Broadneck residents jointly published a book on Annapolis' resident ghost stories, filled with tragedy, love, adventure and horror—Haunted Annapolis: Ghosts of the Capital City, was written by two local residents, Mike Carter and Julia Dray. The duo will be at the Broadneck Branch Library at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss some spooky stories from their book. Together, Carter and Dray operate Annapolis Ghost Tours. Their book, published in October, is based on years of research by the pair into the history behind some of Annapolis' most notorious ghost stories. It also outlines the tours and pubs available around town where you can get closer to these stories. Haunted …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Mitt Romney was the winner at all 14 Broadneck precincts.
Most Broadneck voters chose Mitt Romney as the country's next president, according to complete but unofficial results from the Anne Arundel County Board of Elections. An average of 60 percent of registered voters turned out for the polls at precincts across Broadneck, trumping the county trend. Here's how Broadneck voted: Voter Turnout Choice for President To see the complete list of how all precincts voted across the state, check Anne Arundel County's Board of Elections website.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
From issues to lines at the polls see how Election Day went in Broadneck.
In the excitement that comes with Election Day it can be easy to miss some information. Whether you were standing in long lines at the polls, or engrossed in coverage of the presidential race—some local news could have gotten lost in the Election Day chaos. Here’s a recap of Election Day in Broadneck including who won, what voters had to say on the issues and how it went out at the polls. To read more information on any issue, click on the link. Results on a local level: Sarbanes Wins Re-Election in Maryland's 3rd District Edwards Defeats Loudon for Maryland's 4th District Cardin Wins Maryland Senate Race Voters Approve All Anne Arundel County Charter Amendments Referendum Questions: Out at the polls on Tuesday in Broadneck, a few local …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The chief judge at the Arnold Senior Center said the number of ballot questions were a cause for delay in lines.
Voting lines in Broadneck flowed smoothly on Election Day except for a few hiccups in the afternoon. A voting machine at the Broadneck Library was found to have a touch-screen error and a replacement had to be ordered, said Chief Judge Bruce Hagelgans. Other than that, the line at the library was among the shortest on the peninsula, with a minimum wait of five to 10 minutes at some points in the day. Over at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, the roughly hour-long wait to vote wasn’t a humdrum affair—hot beverages were served free to all voters, courtesy of church volunteers. Accompanying the drinks were some patriotic tunes played on piano outside by the church’s music director James Fitzpatrick. After voting at St. Patrick’s, Patricia and …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Gravel has been freshly laid and smoothed by equipment, and it appears to be ready for paving.
Take a walk behind the Broadneck Library, and you'll see a newly laid path from the Broadneck Peninsula Trail. Gravel has been freshly laid and smoothed by equipment, and it appears to be ready for paving. The trail will span the peninsula from west to east, linking Sandy Point State Park to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail in Arnold. Phase 1 of the project is set to be completed in early 2013. Phase 1 includes the construction of a trail along College Parkway from Green Holly Drive to Cape St. Claire Road and the Walnut Ridge community. See also: