An Aberdeen resident who was banned from owning a backyard flock of chickens two years ago is continuing his drive to get city officials to overturn a law against owning and raising poultry in the city.
Hmmmmm ... you call that a season finale? Ryan Murphy alluded to something big happening in this episode that would forever alter the lives of this group of friends and would be the central focus of Season 6.
Spring has finally sprung and Earth Day may be over but protecting our environment and preserving our land is an ongoing process. On Saturday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Scenic Rivers Land Trust will be celebrating its 25th birthday with a garden party fundraiser at Hidden View Farm, located at 702 Defense Highway, in Crownsville. For detailed information, go to srlt.org.
Betty Taylor, 53, said she remembers the "old Aberdeen," a city full of military families. On Saturday afternoon, as her grandson Andrew Taylor, 8, threw balls at a recycled game at Aberdeen Festival Park, Taylor said she is glad to see the progress the city is making.
The Havre de Grace Community-wide Yard Sale is Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (raindate Sunday April 27). Spaces are still available, 410-939-6562 for $10 (benefits Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission).
By By Ron Browning and 410-939-6562; fax 410-939-1833
Earth Day is April 26 and there are lots of ways available for us to reconnect to our commitment to be kind to Mother Earth. One of my favorites is the whiskey rain barrel give-away sponsored by the Ellicott City Historic District Partnership's Green and Safe and Clean committee.
Dumping out nine gallons of water is essentially what happens each time a chicken is purchased; that's how much water it takes to slaughter one bird, according to the EPA. This is one reason the first recommendation issued by the United Nations for World Water Day each spring urges us to "replace meat with another source of protein." In short, just skipping that one purchase of a chicken could save more water than not showering for six months — not that I'd recommend trying the latter.
Two new sites have been added to Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway's 14th Annual River Sweep, a volunteer shoreline and roadside clean-up in honor of Earth Day, that takes place on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.
The Kayam Farm event was one of the kick-off activities for Baltimore Green Week, a weeklong affair launched in 2004 as part of a Struever Bros. Earth Day celebration. The week, now organized by the Baltimore Green Works non-profit, includes hikes, cooking demonstrations, and film screenings. The programs coincide with Earth Day April 22 and culminate April 26 in the Druid Hill Park EcoFest.
West Towson resident Gracy Back, 10, had her artwork displayed at the Walters and her drawing has now been selected as a T-shirt design for Westy's Walk, a fundraiser hosted by Gracy's school, West Towson Elementary.
About 30 years ago, the youth fellowship at St. James United Methodist Church fashioned a series of Advent "windows" — decorative inserts that nestle inside the building's glass windows — which the church displays every Christmas season. Last year, the Sunday school teachers and students crafted a similar display for Lent and Easter
Anne Arundel County residents can celebrate Earth Day April 19 at Quiet Waters Park, in Annapolis. Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Teas and the Arts will be held April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Montpelier Historic Site and Arts Center located at 9650 and 9652 Muirkirk Road, in Laurel.
Chesapeake Ecology Center is holding its annual celebration and native plant sale fundraiser Sept. 21, in Annapolis. Meet Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman Oct. 2 at Meade High School. Russett's Breakfast with Santa will be held Dec. 7 and 8.
Spring cleaning has taken on a new aspect in Harford County in recent years, as volunteers take on the of picking up litter. The recent Earth Day-oriented Susquehanna River Sweep is one such event. A few weeks before that there was a cleanup along Otter Point Creek in Edgewood, which, like River Sweep, is an annual happening.