Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Farrah Hall and other Maryland Olympians stood on the field at the Baltimore Ravens' first game of the season.
Local Olympian Farrah Hall of Cape St. Claire stood side-by-side with other Maryland Olympians at the Baltimore Ravens' first game of the season on Monday. The athletes received the VIP treatment and field access as they posed for photographs and video of them shown on the massive stadium screens. Hall, an Olympic windsurfer and graduate of Broadneck High School, posted about 50 photos of the evening's big event on her Facebook page. Another Broadneck Olympian, Matthew Centrowitz, wasn't at Monday's game. He's been traveling around Europe competing in various running events. But he is expected to arrive back in town this week. See also:
College officials are looking at how to resolve a decline in the number of full-time students.
Enrollment is up, but students are taking fewer course hours, according to data from the end of the past school year at Anne Arundel Community College. The college’s fall student headcount also took a slight dip below projections, in addition to the number of course hours, college officials said at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting. “We obviously don't like to see decline happen," said Vice President Felecia Patterson. "We will be more comprehensive across the college and make some adjustments.” Patterson delivered a report on end-of-year enrollment and concluded the number of full-time students had decreased by about 260 between 2011 and 2012, from 15,568 to 15,508. However, total enrollment was up from 53,048 to 53,476. Because the …
Caroline Reutter is piecing together the history of a legendary layer cake.
The owner of Caroline's Cakes is overseas chasing down the legend behind the grandfather of all layer cakes. Caroline Reutter said she's been fascinated by Jozsef C. Dobos, the creator of the Dobos torta cake, since she learned her own layer cakes were similar. Reutter has received national acclaim for her seven-layer caramel cake, which has been featured in culinary magazines and the 2011 film The Help. Reutter's search for more information on Dobos led her to piece together disparate parts of a larger story—Dobos' life and the story of the cake itself. In a new documentary tentatively titled A Cakewalk in Budapest, Reutter said she hopes to finally tell that story. "I had to do something with the facts I was uncovering in order for them …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A pair of grey foxes were photographed in Cape St. Claire over the weekend.
Facebook user Marcia McBride Rullman posted pictures of two grey foxes perched on her fence in Cape St. Claire on Sunday. In the comment thread that followed, Capers' reactions ranged from frightened to adoration. Serena Boyd, whose cat Nila had been missing for nearly two weeks until appearing suddenly over the weekend, said she was glad her cat was indoors now. Other neighbors with outdoor animals shared similar views. According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the grey fox is omnivorous, and is the only member of the canid family that can climb trees effectively. Have you seen foxes in your neighborhood?
Residents of Broadneck share their memories and reflections from the morning of Sept. 11.
Tuesday is the 11th anniversary of the day the Twin Towers fell in New York City. The event left a mark on every American that day. Here are a few memories from people in Broadneck who were touched by the tragic event. “I remember it well. I was a firefighter at home while on vacation. I was still in bed when it all began. I got a phone call asking what was I doing, did I have the TV on. I turned it on right as the second plane hit. I was in shock as the rest of the world was. I went to my fire dept, which was Ronald Reagan National Airport. I made two trips to the Pentagon that day. I never got into the building, but, I did take medical supplies there and later was called on to take a Special Light Unit to the scene. I was on duty for …