This week: The county executive resigned, a new neighborhood is being built, and thousands plunged into the Chesapeake Bay for a good cause.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Special Olympics Maryland spokeswoman Linda Ellingsworth said fundraising crossed the $2 million threshold during the Saturday event, and projections were set on $2.8 million in donations this year.
Hundreds of frigid Marylanders plunged into the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday morning for a good cause—more than $2 million was raised for Special Olympics Maryland. More than 12,000 people participated in the 17th annual Plungefest at Sandy Point State Park on Saturday. Among the plungers not in the water this year was Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, according to The Capital. It was the second year running that Flacco opted out of the annual plunging fundraiser. Of course, he's hot on the heels of the Super Bowl, so Marylanders may cut him some slack. This year's plunge was also attended by the Baltimore Ravens caravan, which included Ravens cheerleaders and band members, who serenaded frigid plungers with team fanfare. According to…
Footage from a portable hexcopter was taken as the plungers dash into the frosty waves.
In case you missed the Maryland State Police's Polar Bear Plunge, here's what it looked like from the sky. A YouTube video that starts in the sand then raises up to about a hundred feet in the air was posted by Marty Fischbach over the weekend. Fischbach commented on YouTube, saying the footage was captured using a hexcopter with a Gopro3 video camera. Enjoy the view!
Friday, January 25, 2013
Plungers could be looking at a clear, sunny sky when they dip into the cold waters.
Despite the frosty weather outside, and incoming snow Friday afternoon, Polar Bear Plungers should expect sunny skies by Saturday, according to online weather reports. It still won't be a cakewalk, with a projected high of 33 degrees. That's more than 25 degrees cooler than the 2012 Plungefest. But that's not likely to stop thousands of people from plunging into the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday afternoon. Weather.com reports that the temperature should be 31 degrees and sunny by noon on Saturday when the big event begins. Plungers will be greeted by a mild, 12 mph wind as they emerge from the Bay. The Maryland State Police-hosted fundraiser is geared at raising money and awareness for Special Olympics Maryland. The 17th-annual Plungefest …