Monday, August 13, 2012
The festival's officials are considering changing locations next year as a cost-savings measure.
The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival isn't just about great food, drinks and an all-star cast of musicians. The concert also helps to raise money for local charities. In May, the 15th annual Bay Blues Festival helped raise $30,000 for local charities, according to a release issued this week. However, the amount raised was referred to as, "somewhat disappointing" by festival staff in the release. According to the festival website, more than $900,000 has been raised since the event began in 1998. "Although the income was somewhat disappointing, we are still pleased that we were able to make contributions to these worthwhile causes," the release stated. "Next year, we will be looking for ways to better control expenses including looking for a …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Centrowitz placed fourth in the men's 1,500-meter race.
Dozens of Matt Centrowitz fans have written encouraging words after the star runner's fourth-place finish. Matt Centrowitz was just a hair away from a bronze medal finish in Tuesday's finals race in the men's 1,500-meter, but he was four hundredths of a second off from third place. Just before the finals, NBC announcers called Centrowitz "the zen master," of the track, and a master tactician. The 22-year-old, 2007 graduate of Broadneck High School has risen to the international stage over the past year. A few moments after the race, Centrowitz wrote the following emotional message via Twitter: "Wow. Definitely a hard one 2 swallow. Did everything I could & just came up short. Been a few years since Ive cried but couldn't help it lol," he…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Matthew Centrowitz of Arnold will race in the 1,500-meter run on Friday.
Track and field bouts start Friday morning in London, marking the launching point for Broadneck star runner Matthew Centrowitz' Olympic career. NBC will air two sessions of the qualifying rounds for track and field races Friday morning—10-10:30 a.m.; and 11:30 a.m. to noon. For more listings information, see NBC's website. According to the official USA Track and Field website, Centrowitz' first 1,500-meter qualifying run is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. London time, putting it squarely at 10:05 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Supporters of Centrowitz on Twitter have recently taken to using the hashtag #CentroNation, a phrase that can be seen around Arnold, as well. For more on Centrowitz, check the Broadneck Patch's Local Olympians Guide, or read …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Recent BHS graduate Malcolm Jones sang the national anthem for the Class of 2012 graduation ceremony.
A Broadneck High School performer who lit up the stage at the school's talent show this year was recognized recently by The Capital as the "Teen of the Week." Recent BHS graduate Malcolm Jones was one of many performers at the school's talent show in February, but his performance was one of the more memorable ones. During the show, Jones gave an emotional rendition of Luther Vandross' "Dance with My Father." Jones was recently interviewed by The Capital as the "Teen of the Week." The article tracks his various achievements on stage and behind the microphone as a member of the school's choir, and as the singer of the national anthem for the Class of 2012 graduation ceremony. Congratulations are due to Jones, who will be attending McDaniel …
Cantler's Riverside Inn and a new restaurant, The Point Crab House and Grill, qualified for a new state program promoting use of local crabs.
Two Broadneck area restaurants are among 50 across the state that recently passed certification for Maryland’s True Blue campaign, which promotes local businesses that use genuine blue crabs in their dishes. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) launched the True Blue campaign in May, which is a way to promote businesses that use locally sourced crab meat. Those who participate in the program can use a special logo in marketing or advertisements for their dishes—a blue crab insignia, certified by the state. The promotional campaign began a month after Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population is the highest it’s been in almost 20 years. Recently, the DNR released a list of 50 businesses that …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Local Olympic running sensation Matthew Centrowitz' father also was an Olympian.
Matthew Centrowitz, a Broadneck High graduate and now an Olympic runner for the United States, shares the blood of an Olympian—his father. Matt Centrowitz Sr. ran the 1,500 for the U.S. Olympic Team in 1976 and qualified for the 1980 summer games. This summer his son will follow in his footsteps and attempt to claim a gold medal at the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The Baltimore Sun recently chronicled both Centrowitz runners, and detailed the path that led the newest Centrowitz star to London. One of Centrowitz' coaches, Alberto Salazar, was also an Olympic runner and teammate to Centrowitz Sr. The Centrowitz family calls Arnold their home and live in a neighborhood just off of College Parkway. A marquis sign was placed in the main street …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The 15th Annual St. Margaret's Jousting Tournament was held Saturday in Broadneck.
Knights and fair maids galloped down lanes—lances in hand—to spear tiny rings and claim the title of best jouster in Broadneck on Saturday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. This is the 15th year since the local church started hosting a jousting tournament. There was also a craft fair, which has been a counterpart for the tournament since it began. Former national and state champion jousters were also there Saturday, surveying the knights and maids—as they're called when on horseback. For the complete story on the big event, check back later this week. See also:
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Matt Centrowitz thanked his neighbors on Twitter for showing support this week.
Matt Centrowitz, a 1,500-meter sprinter from Arnold, thanked his hometown neighbors via Twitter this week after seeing them show support for him in the London 2012 Summer Olympics. "My small 100 house community put up a sign at the entrance for me! So cool!" Centrowitz said on Twitter. Centrowitz is one of two Broadneck High School graduates competing in this year's summer games. Farrah Hall, a windsurfer, is also competing. See also:
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Pasadena resident vying for Maryland’s 4th Congressional District seat gives her opinions on the DREAM Act.
Faith Loudon, Republican candidate for Maryland’s 4th Congressional District seat, says Maryland colleges have no room for what the DREAM Act proposes. When Loudon sat down with Pasadena Patch a few weeks ago to talk about the upcoming election, she weighed in on some important issues for the 2012 election. In the first of a three-part series, Patch shared Loudon’s views on the education system as a whole, and how it affects students in Anne Arundel County schools. In this edition, Loudon weighs in on the DREAM Act—proposed legislation that would grant permanent residency and in-state tuition to a select group of young illegal immigrants. “The thing that concerns me is we are allowing people who are here illegally to take spots in our …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The Pasadena resident vying for Maryland’s 4th Congressional District seat gives her opinions on education in Anne Arundel County.
When Faith Loudon, Republican candidate for Maryland’s 4th Congressional District seat, sat down with Pasadena Patch a few weeks ago to talk about the upcoming election she weighed in on some important issues for the 2012 election. In a three-part series, Patch will bring you Loudon’s views on education, same-sex marriage and the Dream Act. First up, Loudon discusses the education system as a whole, and how it affects students in Anne Arundel County Schools: As a mother of three and a grandmother of seven, Loudon has spent a lot of time in local schools and has a first-hand account of how the education system affects the children it teaches. She says there is plenty of room for improvements. “A while ago, the federal government stepped in …