Aimee O'Neill, co-chair of the Harford County farm fair board reports day after day of rainy weather took its toll on attendance at this year's fair, as organizers had to cancel many key events. She invites the public to weigh in at the fair board's September meeting as it plans next year's fair.
The Laurel jazz festivals, held at Laurel Race Course in 1967, 1968 and 1969, attracted big-name bands including Dizzy Gillespie, Etta Jones, Woody Herman and his Big Band, Thelonious Monk, Gloria Lynne and Herbie Mann Octet,
Marriotts Ridge High School PTSA awarded four seniors a $1,500 scholarship in recognition of their commitment to the mission of Marriotts Ridge High School – exemplifying honor and excellence in all that we do. These students were chosen based on their essays describing their challenges and successes.
By the time they got to Woodstock, they weren't exactly half a million strong. More like 300. But it was still a party. And musician John Sebastian, who played at the original Woodstock in 1969, was the headliner.
If people had a good time, organizers feel like things went well and it didn't become a money pit, then it was a success. Building on that, and lessons learned, next year's can be an even bigger success.
The delay of the Keystone XL pipeline is one in a long series of decisions that has strangled the nation's economy, tied our fortunes to Middle East oil and ceded the advantage to China and other Asian economies.