Thursday, May 9, 2013
The bakery's owners were presented with a certificate from the comptroller for their customer service and excellent business.
Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot paid a visit to a popular local bakery this week on the recommendation of Broadneck's councilman and found a treat to his liking. Franchot arrived in the St. Margaret's area of Broadneck along with Anne Arundel County Councilman Dick Ladd at Cakes & Confections this week to recognize Mike and Julianne Brown, owners of the gourmet bakery. The owners were awarded with a certificate for "their excellent bakery and customer service, and their commitment to their customers." Ladd said it is one of his favorite bakeries and couldn't resist convincing Franchot to take home a berry pie, the councilman's favorite. What's your favorite treat at Cakes & Confections?
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, April 16, 2011
Memorial service for Folger McKinsey "Mack" Ridout, Sr., honors his life and his legacy.
Lifelong St. Margaret’s resident Folger McKinsey “Mack” Ridout, Sr., was many things – a farmer, a church leader, a teacher, and a jouster. But for those who attended his memorial service Friday, there is one role that he played best. “Mack was kind, gracious, and humble,” said Jane Picque, a fellow parishioner of Ridout’s at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. “But most of all, he was a gentleman.” Ridout passed away on Monday (April 11) at the age of 85. Known around the area as “Mr. Broadneck,” Ridout worked on his family farm all of his life. He earned a bachelor of science in agriculture from the University of Maryland, as well as other credits in botany and horticulture from other schools. He taught science at both Anne Arundel …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Local residents are fortunate to have many cultural offerings on the peninsula this weekend.
For the weekend of March 10-12 1) Broadneck High School presents West Side Story When/Where: Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Broadneck High School. Why Go: Lights, music and lots of action will hit the stage at Broadneck High School this weekend for the school’s production of West Side Story. The musical, set in the heart of Manhattan in the 1950s, features the story of Romeo and Juliet with an American twist. A live pit orchestra and the sensational talents of local students are sure to be a hit. Price: $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors. 2) St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at St. Andrew’s When/Where: Saturday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., St. Andrew by the Bay Catholic Church, 701 …
Friday, February 18, 2011
Avid sportsmen enjoying the end to a better than average season.
Broadneck residents are poised at the intersection of Annapolitain sophistication and Bay country simplicity, keeping one foot in each world while indulging in the luxuries of both urban and rural lifestyles. One such indulgence that celebrates this dichotomy and epitomizes the Chesapeake Bay lifestyle is the local waterfowl hunting season. Preservationist and outdoorsmen alike will marvel at the diversity and abundance of the Bay’s migratory waterfowl population. The Bay is known worldwide for its vast numbers of Canadian geese, snow geese, black ducks, and mallards just to name a few. During the winter, their wealth and numbers draw huntsmen from all over the world who appreciate the Bay’s beauty and culture. Local hunters enjoy the …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
A weekly, user-friendly list of weekend activities in the area for Broadneck residents.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and explore. 1. Live Music at Arnold Griffin’s Grill Where/When: Griffin’s Grill at Ritchie Highway & College Parkway, Fri. and Sat., 8:30 p.m. Why Go: Enjoy acoustic guitar with Stan and Leann on Friday and then rock out to Cougar Bait from Severna Park on Saturday. Pricing: Free cover. Happy Hour is 4-7 p.m. with $2 off pub grub and $1 off all beer, house wine and rail liquor. 2. “After the Dance” presented by Standing O Productions Where/When: Chesapeake Academy’s Black Box Theatre; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Why …
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Annual St. Margaret's Bazaar kicks off the local shopping season.
What says the holidays are coming more than craft fairs full of homemade ornaments, burning spice candles and wrapped baked goods fresh out of the oven? In the Broadneck area, St.Margaret's annual holiday bazaar is one of the first signs that our Christmas shopping season has officially begun. The annual event housed in the church's Fellowship Hall features local vendors who make their products themselves as well as commercial sales representatives from companies like Longaberger Baskets and Tastefully Simple. Barbara Breeden was the coordinator for the Bazaar again this year. "We have a nice variety this year," she said of the vendors whose displays lit up the hall. "We really couldn't accommodate all of the crafters who wanted to …
Thursday, November 4, 2010
An array of activities await this weekend.
This rainy weather shouldn't put a damper on your plans for the weekend. Sunny days are coming back just in time to enjoy some unique activities. Here is a look at some options a car trip away or nearby… Annapolis Food and Wine Festival (http://www.annapolisfoodandwinefestival.com) This is where food and wine connoisseurs meet with chefs, sommeliers, and wine makers to celebrate the best of Annapolis. As you stroll from restaurant to restaurant, enjoy samples of gourmet cuisine paired with an array of complementary wine and spirits. Date and time: Nov. 6, 2 to 6 p.m. Cost: $35 Location: Downtown Annapolis Colonial Dog Show (http://www.hammondharwoodhouse.org) The idea for this uniquely Annapolis event arose from the proliferation of dogs …