Ocean City has gone and done it, almost. They’ve voted to kinda ban smoking on the beach and boardwalk beginning May 1, 2015.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the new rule will work like this. Upwards of 150 red metal ash cans will be placed on the beach at intersecting streets and “near entry points on the east side of the dune.” Several others will be placed on the boardwalk. You can smoke as long as you are within fifty feet of a receptacle.
The current Ebola outbreak exposed some glaring gaps in the current pharmacological map: Only a handful of drug companies had made any progress at all on developing an Ebola treatment. Only one of those had gotten far enough along in developing an Ebola treatment to provide it to affected patients. Even then, they had a frighteningly small amount of a drug that had never been tested on humans before.
Ready for fall planting? Perfect timing! This weekend, Grist Mill Landscaping will be open to the public, offering one of the best maple tree and rare plant sale of the year. Stop by between 8am – 5pm to take in the area’s largest selection of Red Maples, Japanese Maples, Sugar Maples as well as other gorgeous unusual plants and trees to make your outdoor living space spectacularly unique. Don’t pass up this opportunity to walk 3+ acres of gorgeous landscape while you’re there. Bob Farmer had created a viewing garden oasis, and offers many ways for you to showcase your new trees. And don’t worry, delivery is available!
Situated on 2.6 private acres and built by J. Paul Builders in 2007, this home is truly extra special. Light fills the expansive, open floor plan with extraordinary views of Maryland horse country. French doors lead to an inviting covered flagstone terrace. The gourmet kitchen opens to a family room with a wood-burning fireplace and delightful breakfast room. Remarkable attention to detail — antique maple floors, a distinctive hand-carved mantle, handsome custom moldings, 10 foot ceilings and more – gives an unforgettable impression.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to team owners outlining the league’s brand new policies regarding domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition to expanding programs to educate players and personnel and to provide confidential assistance to those at risk of violence, the NFL has increased the penalties for “assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault that involve physical force” to a six-game suspension without pay for a first offense and “banishment” for a second offense. That might not satisfy the governor of Maine, but it’s something.
As students, teachers and parents get ready for back-to-school, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) is pleased to announce the launch of its third annual Wires Down Video Challenge to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety among elementary school-aged children. From Sept. 8 until Nov. 14, 2014, elementary school students (kindergarten through fifth grade) in public and private elementary schools across BGE’s electric service area are encouraged to submit 30 to 45-second videos of their interpretation of BGE’s popular “Wires Down” electrical safety commercial for the chance to win up to $10,000 to fund a school enrichment program. At least one winning school will be chosen from each participating county.
The Emmy Award winning “Wires Down” commercial was produced in 2000 and with its “do not, do not, do not touch” refrain, the commercial introduced a memorable song that educated young children about the dangers of downed power lines. In 2012, BGE re-introduced “Wires Down” to a new generation of elementary school students with the establishment of the Wires Down Video Challenge to provide educators with a fun and creative way to teach students about electrical safety, while also promoting teamwork and school spirit. The challenge also provides an opportunity for the teachers and students to share important electrical safety information with their families and friends. Since inception of the Wires Down Video Challenge, BGE has awarded $50,000 to fund school enrichment programs at 19 schools throughout the BGE service area. Read More →
Moveable Feast’s annual Dining Out for Life — an annual dining fundraising event raising money for AIDS service organizations — is happening in Baltimore on September 18.
Dining Out For Life, now in its 21st year, is an annual fundraiser that encourages local residents to dine at participating restaurants and eateries who agree to donate at least 20 percent of their check total to Moveable Feast…some even donate 50percent! (LOOK! Gertrude’s, Woodberry Kitchen, Clementine, The Brewer’s Art – love them!) Last year, 57 restaurants participated to raise over $91,500 for Moveable Feast programs and service. This year, the goal is to raise $100,000. Read More →