Thursday, December 27, 2012
A series on local breweries around the state, Capital News Service reports.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Reporting by Capital News Service's Matthieu Drotar, Sydney Carter, Anna Weaver and Greg Kohn. Despite being traditionally dominated by states like Colorado and California, craft brewing has become an increasingly important industry for Maryland. With 31 microbreweries and brewpubs currently recognized by the Brewers Association and another 15 in the planning stages, Maryland is beginning to gain national recognition as a new hotspot of beer. From Franklin's Brewery in Hyattsville to Union Craft Brewing and Pratt Street Ale House in Baltimore to those along the Eastern Shore and in Frederick, MD, the craft beer business is not only growing in Maryland, but becoming profitable. Patch's Nick Gestido has covered Maryland's breweries in his …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
AccuWeather is warning of a storm possibly bringing snow, power outages and coastal flooding next week.
A "substantial" winter storm could blow its way through Maryland by the middle of next week, according to the weather website AccuWeather. The website’s current forecast predicts a potential for rain that could turn into snow, with coastal flooding and power outages. “While the details are still uncertain, a larger, slower-moving and more powerful storm could slam the mid-Atlantic and New England with heavy precipitation, strong winds and above-normal tides Tuesday (Dec. 18) into Thursday (Dec. 20),” according to an email from AccuWeather. The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a chance of rain through the early part of next week, but doesn’t currently predict any snow for the area.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The next gubernatorial election in 2014 could draw a crowded primary field.
Comptroller Peter Franchot, who was expected to run for governor in 2014, announced Tuesday he would not seek the post. Franchot, whose criticism of Gov. Martin O’Malley lead many to believe he would run, instead announced he would seek to retain his current position. But just because Franchot won’t run, doesn’t mean there won’t be a crowded primary field. Other Democrats who may seek the office include: Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur, Attorney General Doug Gansler and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. What Democrat would you like to see make a run for the state’s top office? Tell us in the comments why you would like to see that person campaign for the office.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Training is taking place in the National Capital Region between midnight and 2 a.m. this week.
You might hear sounds from air defense exercises this week. The North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Continental United States NORAD Region will hold exercises Tuesday through Thursday, according to a news release. They're for training purposes, and are set to take place on those nights between midnight and 2 a.m. in the National Capital Region, the release states. You could hear the following: Civil Air Patrol aircraft, Air Force F-16 fighters and a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, it states. This training, known as Exercise Falcon Virgo, is between the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region Coordination Center, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center, the Civil Air Patrol and the US Coast Guard…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing was $587.5 million.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
If you bought your Powerball ticket in Maryland, you did not win last night's $587.5 million jackpot. Two winning tickets were sold in the Nov. 28 Powerball lottery according to the Maryland Lottery website. The tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri. The winning numbers were 5-16-22-23-29 with a Powerball of 6. However, the luck was not all bad for Maryland Powerball players. A $1 million winning ticket was sold in Maryland, and ten $10,000 prize tickets were sold. The lucky player won $1 million by matching all five white balls. The Maryland players who won $10,000 matched four of the white balls plus the Powerball number. Each Powerball ticket cost $2. Players choose five numbers plus a sixth Powerball number. Players matching all …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
A few recipes and a cooking demo for some fun and delicious hors d'ouevres for your holiday and New Years parties.
You've done the Thanksgiving feast. The fine china from Christmas dinner has been washed and put away. You're about to kick the tree to the curb. And now you think you have to make another huge meal for New Years? Well, think again. A great way to allow your friends, family and guests to mingle and be entertained and fed is by serving some quality hors d'ouevres. While the options of hummus and pita chips, the old standard vegetable tray and the many and various options of dips is certainly available, I want to suggest a few alternatives. Food can and should be exciting. It should inspire conversation and emotions; these recipes are no exception. I wish you and your family the best during the New Year. And as always, live deeply and happy …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Additionally, bridges will close and early voting tomorrow is canceled, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday afternoon.
As Hurricane Sandy arrives in Maryland, more than 24,000 state residents are without power, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced in a press briefing Monday afternoon. “This is a very, very dangerous storm and she is intensifying at her center,” he said. O'Malley reiterated that trees, poles and power lines will be knocked down. “The main message of the day is to hunker down and to stay inside,” he said. In the half-hour prior the briefing, which began just after 2 p.m., the number of Marylanders without power rose from around 1,000 to more than 24,000, O'Malley said at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown. One person died in a weather-related car crash in Montgomery County around 11:30 a.m. Monday, The Washington …
Maryland has released a list of shelters from throughout the state.
Source: Maryland Emergency Management Agency State Shelters Anne Arundel County Baltimore City Baltimore County Calvert County Caroline County Carroll County Cecil County Dorchester County Harford County Howard County Queen Anne’s County Somerset County St.Mary’s County Talbot County Wicomico Worcester County
Gov. Martin O’Malley urged Marylanders to stay inside for the next 36 hours and said the storm will take lives as it moves through Maryland.
Gov. Martin O’Malley said Marylanders will die as Hurricane Sandy moves through the state. “The days ahead are going to be very difficult,” he said in a press conference at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown Monday morning. “There will be people who will die and are killed in the storm.” He urged residents to stay off the roads and stay inside for the next 24 to 36 hours. High winds are anticipated for the Baltimore-Washington area by the early afternoon, O’Malley said. He expects power outages to start this afternoon and this evening. “There will be many trees that will go down and there will be many power lines that will go down,” he said. The storm has intensified in the past 12 hours, the governor said. “…