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  • Arbutus Ravens Roost ready for AFC Championship

    Arbutus Ravens Roost ready for AFC Championship
    In light of the Ravens' double-overtime playoff win over Denver Jan. 11, Ravens Roost 97 in Arbutus is gearing up for another week of celebration. Jim McCain, president of Roost 97, said he can't wait to watch the Jan. 20 game against the New England...
  • Ali unable to attend Ripken Foundation event as he recovers from surgery

    Ali unable to attend Ripken Foundation event as he recovers from surgery
    Under Armour founder Kevin Plank tried to think of his perfect dinner party. There'd have to be a Beatle, he said, along with Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth and Mother Teresa. But the No. 1 guest, he said, would be Muhammad Ali. Plank and Ali were among...
  • Take the plunge, then party with Pauly D

    Take the plunge, then party with Pauly D
    It's time to take the plunge with Pauly D. Relax, now, because I'm not talking about moving to New Jersey or having to bunk down between J-Wow and Sammi Sweetheart. What I'm talking about is the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park. Bare it...
  • Polar Bear plungers raise record amount for charity

    Polar Bear plungers raise record amount for charity
    A man dressed in a head-to-toe Dalmatian suit, complete with fireman's hat and boots. A shirtless middle-aged fellow in swim trunks, with a lime-green fedora on his head, gyrating to the beat of rock music. A dozen young women hula-hooping in the winter...
  • Flacco won't be attending Polar Bear Plunge Saturday

    Flacco won't be attending Polar Bear Plunge Saturday
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco won't be attending Saturday's 16th annual MSP Polar Bear Plunge, citing personal reasons. "We're disappointed he won't be coming this weekend, but we certainly understand," said Kelly Schniedwind, a spokeswoman for Special...
  • A year after slaying, Giddings family still coping with loss

    A year after slaying, Giddings family still coping with loss
    It took almost a full year for Karen Giddings to come out of the fog that surrounded her after her daughter Lauren's death. As the numbness ebbed away, pain flooded in. Now, Giddings is trying to turn that pain into a focus — to keep the memory of...
  • As training camp nears, Flacco not stressing about potential contract extension

    As training camp nears, Flacco not stressing about potential contract extension
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will report to training camp Monday, and he said that it doesn’t matter one bit whether his contract situations is resolved quickly or not. “If it happens, it happens,” Flacco said tonight. “I see...
  • Flacco talks about fatherhood, support of Special Olympics

    Flacco talks about fatherhood, support of Special Olympics
    For those of you who are worried that Joe Flacco might be overwhelmed and overtired after the birth of his first child, the Ravens quarterback wants you to know that he's sleeping just fine these days. "My wife does a great job. I can't complain....
  • After months of rehab, Cary Williams is ready for training camp, challenge from Smith

    After months of rehab, Cary Williams is ready for training camp, challenge from Smith
    When the Ravens get together Thursday for their first full-team practice of training camp, Cary Williams knows exactly where he’s going to be, and it’s certainly not on the sideline with his helmet in hand.    “I plan on just going...
  • Daring Marylanders take the 15th annual Polar Bear Plunge

    Daring Marylanders take the 15th annual Polar Bear Plunge
    Patricia Cabezas was downright giddy as she peered out at the Chesapeake Bay getting herself pumped to take a dip in the icy water. But something was missing — it wasn't snowing. Last year, she took part in her first Polar Bear Plunge, the hugely...
  • Arc of Howard County presents Celebration of Excellence awards

    The Arc of Howard County presented its Celebration of Excellence awards to organizations and individuals distinguished by their efforts to include people with developmental disabilities in their activities and otherwise support the agency's mission....
  • Volunteer briefs

    Maritime Museum The museum needs volunteers to expand its environmental education program, conduct tours to the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, restore wooden boats, interpret the museum's exhibits to the public, and help with events, including the winter...