Many restaurants and convenience stores give uniformed police and firefighters discounts to thank them for their service — and even to encourage them to frequent the establishments and provide unofficial security. But police and fire supervisors say public servants must walk a narrow line.
With the release of its iPhone app last week, Woofound, a Middle River startup, took its first big step into a competitive, cutting edge and sometimes controversial part of the digital economy: Web personalization.
Shootout for Soldiers is a 24-hour lacrosse game to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, which assists wounded members of the U.S. military. Tyler Steinhardt, who just graduated from Boys' Latin, is the founder.
Laurel Cable TV will hold a six-week producer training class beginning June 20, for anyone interested in learning about television production or volunteering with the station. The class is open to participates ages 14 and up. Classes will be on Wednesdays, June 20 to July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. There is no class on July 4; a Monday class will be held July 9.
The folks at Facebook are thinking about lowering the age restrictions on the site to allow tweens. Officially, the site is closed to those under age 13, but many kids lie about their age to get in. My tween tried it and was kicked off the site. I'm not sure how the Facebook monitors uncovered his deception, but they did.
Six days after a tornado touched down in the community and caused more than $1 million in property damage, Fallston was treated to another climatic phenomenon Thursday evening, this one much more dazzling and not at all damaging.
"It was through in 20 seconds it's hard to believe so much damage could happen in so little time," said Brian Schorr as he stood outside his Fallston home Saturday morning. Schorr's home is the first in a group of 20 three-story, detached homes with narrow lots on the north side of the 200 block of Milton Avenue, just off Belair Road, where what several witnesses say was a tornado swept through around 6 p.m. Friday, shearing or uprooting trees and damaging homes and businesses.
Three years after his death of leukemia former Friends School student Graham Harrison, who would have graduated this month, will be memorialized by the senior class. The class raised $90,000 for a "picnic glade" with seating on the Friends campus, and the glade will be named for Harrison, who lived in north Baltimore. The glade will be dedicated June 10 during the annual senior day.
The Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company is looking into a complaint about a series of Facebook postings in which people wrote disparaging comments about a local business and suggestions were allegedly made that firefighters should not respond to any calls there.
Steering committee forming to discuss curriculum for new Waverly school. To some extent this is being seen as appeasing white parents in our coverage area who are nervous about sending their kids to a school in Waverly, no matter how new and state of the art
A Lake Evesham girl is raising money to help her former teacher at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen School. The teacher's arms and legs were amputated due to a serious medical problem and she is unable to drive because her car must be retrofitted, which is expensive
Directed by Venus Theatre founder Deborah Randall, "Punk Rock Mom" is premiering at the Venus Theatre Play Shack on C Street this month. As hard-edged as the breakneck music that spills from the black box theater during performances, the script's theme focuses clearly on a very human rite of passage.