A group of young Democrats is using a Ravens-Redskins rivalry to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy victims and promote community service.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Harvest Moon Weekend, Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser, St. Jude Give Thanks Walk and More in Howard County this Weekend
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. Harvest Moon Weekend - Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser Mid Atlantic Deaf and Hard of Hearing Festival Bright Lights of Broadway St. Jude Give Thanks Walk Ukelele & cello concert Youth Dance Bingo at the Firehouse The Universe through Little Eyes
Friday, November 9, 2012
Find out how to help Elkridge Cub Scouts this weekend in this charitable effort.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
A National Weather Service forecaster said Maryland is unlikely to get much of a hit from the nor'easter developing to the southeast, one that could hit areas still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
Here we go again? Just a week after Superstorm Sandy rumbled up the eastern seaboard, a powerful nor'easter appears set to do the same, with the outside chance to dump a wintry mix on parts of Maryland. In an advisory Monday, the National Weather Service said the storm is expected to develop off the Carolina coast on Tuesday before moving north. Ken Widelski, a forecaster with the NWS in Sterling, VA, said in a phone interview that how much precipitiation the Baltimore area gets—if any—depends on how far west the storm forms. "The exact track of the system is very uncertain right now," Widelski said. "There is a chance for some precipitation that would be generally Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. If that were the case, it could …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Patch runs down some of the images of Superstorm Sandy's impact on Maryland
Instead of bringing you our regular "Weird News" feature, Maryland's Patch sites compiled a series of photos from before, during and after Sandy. Check out the slideshow with this post for some of the images of the superstorm. And then click through some of these links for the lead stories throughout the storm: Looking for more? Follow our new Maryland Patch Facebook page.
See our collection of stories that covered Hurricane Sandy as it lumbered through the region.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Trucks from Tennessee and Florida travel Interstate 95 Thursday. See how you can help.
Howard and Carroll counties were largely spared from catastrophic damage from Superstorm Sandy, but residents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other coastal areas were not so lucky. Read about Sandy's progress through Howard County here and through Carroll County here. As a series of utility truck brigades traveled north on Interstate 95 Thursday morning, going to assist in the recovery from damage caused by superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey, Patch gathered some local resources if you want to help in relief efforts: Sandy has caused the cancellation of about 300 American Red Cross blood drives. “Patients will still need blood despite the weather,” said Dr. Richard Benjamin, chief medical officer of the Red Cross, in a …
While residents and officials continue to clean up after a superstorm hit the East Coast, we take a look at the most dramatic images from the superstorm.
It's been a long couple of days for residents along the East Coast of the United States. First, they prepared for Hurricane Sandy's arrival, amid claims it was the "perfect storm"—filling sandbags, boarding up buildings and buying supplies over the weekend. On Monday, as Sandy approached the Northeast, the winds picked up and officials began evacuations and last-minute preparations, while businesses closed early to avoid the brunt of the superstorm. As residents on the East Coast hunkered down in their apartments and homes, Sandy's wrath battered beach towns, flooded city streets—including Manhattan and Hoboken—in unprecedented ways, and brought down gigantic trees on homes and roads, killing some and creating havoc for others. Although no…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The state environmental department will classify Sandy as a "20-year-storm" and probably will not assess sewage overflow penalties.
The Maryland Department of the Environment will likely not assess a penalty to Howard County for sewage overflow resulting from a loss of electricity at the county's wastewater plant in Savage, according to a spokesman. "As a general rule, we do not assess penalties for these types of storms," said Jay Apperson, a spokesman for MDE. Apperson said MDE does have legal agreements with large districts such as Howard County that would allow them to assess overflow fees when sewage flows into rivers, but due to the nature of superstorm Sandy, he said it wasn't likley the county would suffer any financial penalties. He said the wastewater overflow that occurred overnight Monday and Tuesday morning at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant …