Thursday, May 31, 2012
The show filmed at Southwest counters and terminals in airports across the country—including at BWI Thurgood Marshall Aiport—premiered last Thursday on TLC.
Television viewers get a glimpse into the days of Southwest Airlines employees and passengers at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) with the premiere of On the Fly last Thursday on TLC. The reality show, which airs every Thursday at 9 p.m., will feature portions filmed at BWI's Southwest, as well as other airports across the country. "On the Fly gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the large-scale operations and personal customer stories at Southwest Airlines," according to the show's website. "Each episode introduces viewers to Southwest Airlines employees who must think on their feet as they cope with weather delays, irate passengers and more surprising situations. On the Fly offers a look at the dramatic and uplifting moments that…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Radio station WMZQ, 98.7 FM, is hosting a battle of the bands. To be a contestant submit your band's video by noon on Friday.
The country music station WMZQ, 98.7 FM, is hosting a Battle of the Bands contest that ends at noon on Friday. To enter, submit a YouTube link to a video of your band to the contest site that is no longer than four minutes. Be sure to read the rules. "Six bands will be chosen to perform on May 3rd or May 17th at Growler's in Gaithersburg and compete for the chance to open the day at WMZQ Fest on June 3rd!" according to the contest's website. Read more, including the contest rules at the WMZQ contest page. From the looks of the Facebook comments, a Maryland band called The Sam Grow Band, which frequents such establishments as The Whiskey in Annapolis, seems to be a popular contestant so far. The accompanying video features the 2011 Battle…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Shirley Brewer, a Charles Village poet, is keeping busy and hopes to expand her business based on verse.
Former Pasadena resident and Anne Arundel County educator Shirley Brewer works almost like a journalist when she’s crafting a poem for a client of her business Poetic License. Brewer, a Charles Village resident, will interview a client for about an hour, talking about the subject of the poem. Brewer looks for the details of a person’s story that helps her connect with the subject, which will in turn help her piece resonate with the subject and their loved ones. "I have a lot of empathy for people, and so I think that helps me create these poems. Most of these people I don’t know, but I pretend that I know them because 'this sounds like my aunt so and so,'" Brewer said. Click here to see samples of her poetry. Now Brewer is trying to get …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
In Patch’s final interview about the show, Northeast High School teacher and musical director Sarah Jester shares her thoughts on the performance.
All week Patch has been sharing interviews with the cast of Northeast High School’s Hairspray. In the final interview, Patch sat down with director Sarah Jester to hear what she had to say about the opening night performance, her favorite parts of the show, and her thoughts on it being the last show performed in the Northeast auditorium. Hairspray opened at Northeast on Thursday, March 1 and ran through Saturday, March 3. Don’t forget to watch Monday’s video with senior Jessica Settineri; Tuesday's video with junior Daniele Alexander; and Wednesday's video with junior Erin Brooks.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
As part of their Black History Month program, the North County Area Library hosted an educational South African dance workshop Monday night provided by Lesole's Dance Program.
North County Area Branch Library's meeting room was full of people Monday night ready to celebrate Black History Month with a performance of South African dance. Mount Rainier-based Lesole's Dance Program presented "Dancing Through South Africa," a blend of traditional and historical movement mixed with modern and contemporary dance presented in an educational format, according to their website.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Did you get something for Christmas that you're excited to let everyone know about?
For the last few years my family has decided not to exchange gifts for Christmas, so it's rare that I get anything at all other than the wonderful opportunity to spend the day with loved ones. But this year I received a gift that I'm pretty excited about—and yes, I waited until after midnight on Christmas Day to open the gift I received from a friend on Christmas Eve. I admit I haven't had much of an opportunity to read for pleasure lately, but I'm going to do my very best to read the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. I'm excited to read the book that my friend said is his favorite book of all time. What gift did you receive that you are excited about? Share it with us. Simply upload your photos by…
Friday, December 23, 2011
As we get closer to Christmas, why not snap a photo of your favorite ornament to add to our virtual tree?
Is your Christmas tree all decorated? We want to see! Snap a picture of your favorite ornament and share it with us. Simply upload your photos clicking the “Submit Your Photos” button above the main image.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The open house at Granville Gilbert's house was a 25-year tradition I knew I needed to see for myself.
After writing an article last week on the Christmas open house that Granville Gilbert has held for the past 25 years, I knew I needed stop by. Gilbert, affectionately known by many as Mr. Christmas, was so pleasant during our phone interview and I could hear his excitement and passion for the holiday. When he said I should stop by, I promised I would try my best. Unfortunately schedule conflicts kept me from getting there until the last day of the open house last Sunday, but I knew that I needed to check it out when every time I mentioned Gilbert's Linthicum Heights home, people's faces lit up. So Sunday afternoon I stopped by the house on Darlene Avenue to meet Gilbert face-to-face. And I wasn't disappointed—in the man or his beautiful …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
A wedding dress similar to the one worn by main character Bella in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1" is available at Alfred Angelo in Glen Burnie.
Are you a die-hard Twilight fan? Did you cry when you watched Bella marry Edward in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1? Did you love her dress? Did you dream of looking like Bella on your wedding day? The Washingtonian reported Monday that Alfred Angelo has made that dream possible by releasing its own version of the dress worn by Bella Swan—and it's available at the Glen Burnie location! The dress arrived at the store Monday, said assistant manager Christa Tomas. "No one's come in to try it on yet, but once the buzz gets out there I'm sure we'll get some people in," she said. "I know that a store in New Jersey set up six appointments to try on the dress [on the first day]." The dress, available for $799—which is an average price for…
Sunday, October 23, 2011
A county librarian recommends four entertaining Halloween books for the younger set along with story times, songs and parades at area libraries.
To the delight of little ones, it's the time of year for carving pumpkins and building scarecrows, friendly reminders that autumn has arrived and with it, the anticipation of Halloween. Jack-o-lanterns, costumes, parties, candy corn, trick-or-treating and crafts make it a memorable time of year—and reading a book with your child adds to the experience. Local librarian Heather Leonard provided four top Halloween picks for preschoolers to the early grades, that offer good illustrations, color, and aren't too long—three important factors to consider when choosing a book, Leonard said. Let your child's imagination soar with these top picks: All Anne Arundel County libraries are hosting Halloween events. Here's a list of some Halloween …