Friday, January 18, 2013
Post a patriotic photo from your Patch using the hashtag #PatchInauguration on Instagram.
We're starting something new here at Patch, borrowing an idea from social media networks. We're calling it the Weekend PatchTag Project. It's simple. Using your Instagram account, post a photo of patriotism in your community—you know, getting into the spirit of a presidential inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tag it with #PatchInauguration and it'll appear in our grid of images on every Patch site in Maryland. It's your chance to show off how patriotic your community is to the rest of the state. Now get to it! Oh, and while you're at it, what's your Instagram handle? Post it in a comment below, and let us know what Patch you live in, and we'll follow you!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
It's your turn to share your thoughts on the media's coverage of the nation's latest mass shooting.
In the immediate aftermath of the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, CT some people thought the news media coverage of the event was overkill, if not completely invasive. There was criticism of cable TV networks for interviewing kids coming out of the school following the massacre, and incorrect information was reported in the hours immediately following the news breaking. But others argue that it’s the job of the news media to be aggressive in telling these stories, and that the misinformation was only the results of erroneous information provide by officials. How would you rate the media coverage of the of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings? Tell us in comments.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Who will win the battle of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., regional foes?
The brawl between the beltways takes place Sunday in Landover. We can only hope it takes place on the field and not in the stands or at your local bar. But speaking of which, check out the scripted banter between the two fans in the YouTube video we've included. Where do your allegiances lie? Are you an RGIII fanatic, too? Or do you view the Redskins "as the other team from Maryland," like the Ravens fan said? TELL US: Who are you pulling for on Sunday and why? Give us a score prediction and a key for the game in the comments. — At the game or watching it with friends? Add your fan photos to this post to show your true colors.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Patch wants to know what greeting you prefer this time of year.
'Tis the season when you may not know how to greet people and you're not alone—many stores aren't sure whether to have signs with "Christmas" or "holidays," which can apply to multiple celebrations. A recent poll of 1,000 people nationwide by Rasmussen Reports found that 68 percent prefer signs in stores that say “Merry Christmas.” Only 23 percent of those surveyed prefered signs that say “Happy Holidays.” Patch wants to know what you prefer: Vote in our poll below and leave a comment to explain your answer.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The key to making the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert.
Pie is the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert. In our family, we usually have two different kinds: pumpkin and apple. We usually also have pecan and mincemeat as well, but as bite-sized tarts instead of whole pies, since not everyone is fond of mincemeat and a big ol' slab of pecan pie can be cloying. I know, it's crazy to offer so many desserts but Thanksgiving dinner is all about the pies! If you like making your own pie but just can't make good pie crust, you can always use the frozen pie crusts already in the pan or the rolled up premade pie crusts, such as Pillsbury. If you use the frozen pie crusts already in their own pan, I strongly advise removing the frozen crusts from their wimpy aluminum pie tins and putting the crusts in your …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Arundel and Old Mill already have clinched playoff spots in the 4A East Region, but the final two spots are up for grabs.
There are still playoff spots to be earned as we enter high school football's final week of regular season play. Arundel and Old Mill have already clinched spots in the Class 4A East Region, but Broadneck, Meade and South River all enter this week at 7-2. Only two of these teams can earn a playoff spot. Let's take a look at the matchups. 1. Arundel (9-0): The undefeated Wildcats travel to Southern (3-6) Friday evening with a perfect regular season on the line. While Arundel may look like the easy favorite, it's important to remember that the Wildcats lost to Southern on the final day in 2010 despite entering the game with a perfect record. The team will look to avoid a repeat of history Friday night. However, no matter what happens, …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
If the "Frankenstorm" turns west at the Chesapeake Bay, storm surges would rise.
Residents along the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland are hoping the Frankenstorm starts its trick-or-treating to the east—and stays there. A westerly turn for the storm could prove catostrophic, as the counterclockwise rotation of Hurricane Sandy would pull water into the Bay, creating destructive storm surges for the waterfront communities. But if the storm stays to the east—as projection models early Saturday are beginning to favor—the Bay communities could be spared, while ocean-front communities along the East Coast could be hammered. » Follow Maryland Patch on Facebook for constant statewide updates on the Frankenstorm. In many early models, Havre de Grace would be under the eye of the storm at some point or another. "It looks right now …
Friday, October 26, 2012
A Baltimore Gas & Electric official shares tips on preparing for Hurricane Sandy.
Editor's Note: The following letter to the editor is from Jeannette M. Mills, Baltimore Gas & Electric's vice president of customer operations and chief customer officer, encourages residents to actively prepare for impending storms and anticipated power outages. While the exact path of Hurricane Sandy continues to fluctuate, as soon as it became apparent there could be a possible East Coast landfall, BGE began the process of pre-mobilizing employees, calling in assistance from out-of-state crews and preparing for a hurricane impact. This is expected to be a very dangerous storm with high winds, heavy rain and possible flooding – all of which can cause whole trees, tree limbs and water to damage our electric equipment, resulting in outages…
With two weeks remaining in the regular season, see how the Anne Arundel County football teams fair.
High school football teams in Anne Arundel County will begin their ninth week of play on Friday night. Patch has rounded up the records and schedules for each team and produced some power rankings. Much like last week, Arundel, Old Mill, Broadneck, and South River would clinch playoff spots for the Class 4A East Region if the season ended today, according to the MPSSAA website. However, despite having just two weeks of play left, there are a few key matchups remaining. Here's a look at what's ahead for the whole county. 1. Arundel (8-0): The Wildcats still rank the highest in the county and in the 4A East Region in terms of wins—and will most likely stay that way. In its two remaining games, Arundel will host Chesapeake (5-3) on Friday and…
Monday, October 22, 2012
The third presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney focused on foreign policy. Who dominated? We want to know what Maryland thinks.
Monday, October 22, 2012
After President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney sparred aggressively last week, the candidates dug into foreign policy at Monday night's third and final presidential debate. News organizations cited instant polls that showed voters believed both candidates did well in a face-off that was less contentious than past debates this season but offered up a few verbal highlights. The two candidates had extensive exchanges on Iran and Syria, and the importance of the U.S.-Israel alliance. Obama responded to a charge by Romney that the Navy had fewer ships than it did in 1916. “We also have fewer horses and bayonets,” said Obama. Whom do you think won the debate? Tell us in comments. -- TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, …