Posts Tagged ‘Maryland’

Photo: Girl with Stuffed Banana

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, Aug. 10th.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

Photos: J Bar W Ranch Rodeo

Slideshow. Union Bridge, Md. June 1. © 2013 Matt Dunn

Steamed Suburbanites Bring Road Rage to D.C.

Will Washington's streets become a battleground for suburbanites with anger management issues? Consider the Silver Spring woman and Alexandria man who are in legal trouble after allegedly brandishing a knife and gun at each other, the Washington Post reports.
The fight the Post describes as "a dramatic dance of mutual road rage" started Saturday night on the [...]

The Needle: Citizen Swordcane

En Garde: Security screeners at Dulles caught a passenger Monday trying to take a cane with a sword inside it on board. Transportation Security Administration official say the woman didn't realize she was packing a lethal cane. +1
Because Maryland Got High: The Maryland senate's vote to decriminalize pot Tuesday puts the state one step closer [...]

Remembering a Party Monster: Kegasus, 2011-2012

Pour out some Natty Boh, Preakness Stakes fans, because booze-soaked InfieldFest mascot Kegasus is no more:
Kegasus appears destined for the half-human, half-horse farm in the sky, as the Preakness Stakes will likely move away from the party animal brand.
While the centaur's demise isn't certain, the Baltimore Business Journal reports that he probably won't be back [...]

Photos: Polar Bear Plunge

Slideshow.  Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, MD,  January 26th.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

District Line Daily: Wedding Planning

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With Question 6 approved in Maryland, the Times reports that the state's wedding planners are [...]

Place Your Bets on Maryland Gambling

Here we are, a few hours into the 2012 election fracas, and—as of this post—the fate of Maryland's Gaming Expansion Referendum looks to be coming down to a coin flip. (Prince George's and Montgomery Counties are doing their part, favoring the measure at nearly a 60 percent clip.) So let's have some fun, shall we? [...]

Gallaudet Wants Employee Suspended Over Anti-Gay Petition Back

The saga of Gallaudet University Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Angela McCaskill—put on administrative leave last week after her signature to put Maryland's gay marriage law on a ballot—continues, with Gallaudet president T. Alan Hurwitz releasing a statement this morning saying that the school wants McCaskill back.
"Gallaudet University would like to work with its Chief Diversity [...]

Photo: Girls with Tiaras

Labor Day Parade, Gaithersburg, MD.  Sept. 3rd.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Maryland Descends Into Dog-Eat-Dog Chaos

Things are getting pretty grim in the forests of our northern neighbor. From WJLA:
A pack of wild dogs is on the loose in the St. Inigoes community in St. Mary's County and has already killed two beloved pets.
The latest victim was Gizmo the dog and there is real fear for humans as well.
As many as [...]

Prince George’s County Bag Tax Revived

Just when we thought it was dead, the Prince George's County bag tax seems to have come back to life. After three failed votes last month, the legislation was finally approved by the county's House delegation, and has headed to another Maryland House committee for approval. From there it will go to the full House [...]

Photos: Polar Bear Plunge

Slideshow.  Sandy Point State Park, Md., Jan. 28.
Photos © 2012 by Matt Dunn and Mike Hicks

More People Are Moving From D.C. To Maryland And Virginia

D.C seems to be shedding residents, at least locally—23,202 to Maryland and 10,593 to Virginia last year—while the states aren't sending as many back our way. Only about 13,503 moved to D.C. from Maryland, and about 7,915 crossed over from Virginia:
Stronger job growth and a healthier housing market in the region account for much of [...]

Photo: Woman Feeding Baby

Repticon, Timonium, MD, Oct. 9th.   © 2011 Matt Dunn