Saturday, May 25, 2013
See what bargains you can find at the following yard sales, moving sales, estate sales and flea markets in Baltimore County this weekend. (May 24-26)
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local sales coming up over the weekend. Are you having a yard sale? Make sure you go to Events at the top of the page and click "Add an Event" to list your yard sale in the Patch for free. Check back weekly for additional bargain opportunities. Yard Sale Big Moving Sale Moving Sale (Owings Mills) Multi-Family Garage Sale (Reisterstown) Towson University Community Sale (Towson University) Yard Sale (Pikesville/Randallstown) Yard Sale (Catonsville) Rollingwood Multi-Family Yard Sale (Catonsville) Multi-family yard sale (Owings Mills) Check back next week for more sales.
Friday, May 24, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore City Police Department. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.
Abell Stolen Auto: 400 block of E. 31st Street, between 6:30 and 10:42 p.m., May 15. A 2001 Chevy Malibu was stolen. Better Waverly Burglary Residential: 800 block of Exeter Hall Avenue, between 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., May 14. A burglar stole a 32-inch Vizio television. Larceny from Auto: 900 block of E. 30th Street, between 5:30 p.m., May 12 and 5:30 a.m., May 13. iPhones, a MacBook and a PlayStation were stolen from a 2010 Dodge Caliber. Burglary Residential: 700 block of Belle Terre Avenue, between 8 a.m. and noon, May 15. A PlayStation, games and various clothing were stolen from a home. Larceny Shoplifting: 601 Homestead St., 6:52 p.m., May 14. A shoplifter stole three bottles of detergent from ACE Hardware. Charles Village Burglary …
Baltimore residents are reminded to stay safe during the holiday weekend.
Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot reminded Baltimore residents to be careful in the sun and water this holiday weekend. "It is important for everyone to remember to stay healthy and safe under the sun and in the water," Barbot said in a news release. "Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the deadliest kind of skin cancer. Just a few serious sunburns at any age can increase a person’s risk of skin cancer regardless of their race or baseline skin color." The health department released the following tips: Sun Safety Tips: • Seek shade—especially during midday hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight are the greatest during the late spring and early summer in North America. • …
AAA: Despite lower gas prices, sequestration is affecting family travel budgets.
Fewer Maryland motorists are expected to travel this year, but Memorial Day weekend 2013 will still be one of the busiest of the past 12 years, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. "It appears changing current economic conditions as a result of sequestration, which has impacted the wallets of many, may be influencing some residents’ uneasiness to travel this Memorial Day holiday," said Ragina C. Averella, manager of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. More than 718,000 Marylanders are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home this weekend—down 1.2 percent from Memorial Day weekend 2012. AAA estimates 91 percent of those traveling will go by motor vehicle, with the average roundtrip totaling 737 miles—up from 570 miles last …
National Melanoma Awareness Month highlights the dangers of sun exposure.
The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be more than 76,000 cases of malignant melanoma—the most serious form of skin cancer—diagnosed in the U.S. in 2013 alone. One American dies every hour from skin cancer, according to ACS estimates. Friday marks the beginning of Memorial Day Weekend 2013 and the unofficial beginning of summer days of fun in the sun. In an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of overexposure to ultraviolet rays, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has declared Friday "Don’t Fry Day." People with lighter-toned skin, a family history of skin cancer, abundant moles/freckles and/or those who experienced severe sunburns early in their lives, are at a higher risk for skin cancer, according to the …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Ma Petite Shoe owners open café next door.
Susannah Siger and her wife Amanda Pellerin were inspired to open a new café in part because of all of the food they’ve discovered in their travels. In fact one of the offerings at Choux, l’hot dog, was discovered when the pair spotted it at an eatery in Paris’ museum district. "Look there’s a hot dog!" Siger remembered exclaiming. And on Friday they will celebrate the official opening of the café, located at 832 W. 36th St., which is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Choux offers a wide variety of goods ranging from savory teas and baked goods to beef jerky. "We’re definitely not a conventional coffee and sandwich shop," Siger said.
Students at the school performed skits about the news and its role in historical events.
Students at the GreenMount School in Remington have studied how the news media works and how it has developed throughout American history. On Thursday students in kindergarten through eighth grade performed skits demonstrating for their family and friends how the media works, explored seminal events in American history and then engaged in breakout groups to discuss the issues. Skits:
Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts told residents their help is needed in neighborhoods where residents many not “speak,” “dress” or "smell" like them.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts asked Roland Park residents to avoid thinking about how they can improve just their neighborhood, and to consider how they can boost the city has a whole. Batts made his pitch for the community’s help during the Roland Park Civic League’s annual meeting on Wednesday night, at the Roland Park Elementary and Middle School. "In some of our communities, maybe in the Eastern and the Western [districts] those people that have the sophistication and the knowledge of how to build the infrastructure are no longer there," Batts said. "So when you go into that community and say ‘Pick yourself up by the bootstraps. Get yourself together. Get this community together. Build neighborhood watch’ they don’t …
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't …
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on North Baltimore area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck if your leaving Baltimore!