Friday, July 6, 2012
Soccer field sprinkler system went off like clockwork--during 4th of July fireworks.
Everybody has their favorite spot for watching the 4th of July fireworks at Catonsville High School. People who gathered at University of Maryland, Baltimore County's soccer field behind the Alumni House on Hilltop Circle were in for an unexpected surprise. Just before the fireworks began, as the crowd settled into lawn chairs and relaxed on spread-out blankets, the athletic field sprinkler system started up--just like clockwork. "We were sitting on the soccer field with many other folks with kids when we were taken by surprise by water spraying on us," said Arbutus Patch reader Karen Cave. Oops, said UMBC spokesperson Elyse Ashburn. "We're obviously very sorry that it happened," she said. Ashburn explained that the watering of UMBC …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Nine entrants participated in the 46th annual Arbutus Soap Box Derby
Nine entrants in the 46th annual Arbutus Soap Box Derby did their best with gravity, racing down Elm Road in homemade vehicles on the 4th of July. For complete race results, see the Arbutus Times.
Annual tribute at Arbutus community flag by Dewey Lowman American Legion Post 109.
Residents lined Oregon Drive as the Dewey Lowman American Legion Post 109, along with elected officials and the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department, paid tribute to American men and women who have served the country. Aside from the Original 27 Flags unit, the occasion included the post's newest unit, the Legion Riders motorcycle group. After Post 109 chaplain Ed Godman's led a prayer, Pat Miller recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Cass Schreiner sang the National Anthem. Brief speeches were given by Post Commander Roberty Haney and councilman Tom Quirk, who spoke on behalf of local elected officials including state Sen. Ed Kasemeyer and Dels. James Malone and Steven DeBoy.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
560 runners registered for 2012 event, according to Charm City Run
Overall Winners, Male Overall Winners, Female Male, 1 to 19 Male 20-29 Male 30-39 Male 40-49 Male 50-59 Male 60 and Over Female 1-19 Female 20-29 Female, 30-39 Female, 40-49 Female, 50-59 Female, 60 and Over Results courtesy of Charm City Run.
Almost two-thirds of annual fireworks-related injuries happen in the 30 days centered on the 4th of July, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Fireworks are a traditional part of 4th of July festivities—but can also be dangerous. A recently released study from the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed that last year, 65 percent of all fireworks-related injuries in the U.S. occurred in the 30 day period centered on the 4th of July. About 46 percent of those injuries involved the hands, and 34 percent affected the head, face or eyes, the agency reported. Injuries to the eyes are particularly serious. According to Dr. Michael P. Grant, director of Oculoplastic Surgery and of the Eye and Orbital Trauma Center at Johns Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute, about 70 percent of fireworks-related serious eye injuries are caused by bottle rockets, and two-thirds of these cases …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Here are some fun things to do around town with the family this weekend and a link to local firework demonstrations to check out for Independence Day.
This Patch article lists Firework celebrations taking place this Wednesday, July 4th all around Maryland. Where/When: Various Locations Why to go: Celebrate Independence Day in the traditional way, with friends, family and Fireworks! Pricing: FREE Where/When: Frederick Road Veterinary Hospital, 816 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD, Friday, June 29, 2012, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Every Friday - June 15 to August 31). Why to go: Great fun for the whole family. Spend your Fridays in the heart of Catonsville 2012 Concert Schedule: June 29..........Appaloosa July 6..........Marquis Soul July 13..........The Klassix July 20..........One Flight Up July 27..........The Gigs August 3..........Revolver August 10..........Against the Grain August …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
July 4 parade and celebration costs approach $37,000.
Paula Wolf, of the Arbutus Business and Professional Association, reports that donations are sought to support the Arbutus 4th of July parade and festivities. The Fourth of July Committee chairman, George Kendrick, is celebrating his 90th birthday this year, and hopes to make this Independence Day bigger and better than ever. According to Wolf, Kendrick estimates that the cost of this year’s July 4th celebration will reach $37,000. Every donation is appreciated, Wolf said. Mail checks to: Arbutus Fourth of July Committee Arbutus Recreation and Parks Council P. O. Box 7437 Halethorpe, MD 21227 Donations are tax deductible (federal tax ID 52-1071138). If you would like to volunteer with the committee or have questions, contact Kendrick at …