Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Potentially more fees in store at BWI, Reagan National and Dulles airports for summer travel.
In 2012, airlines raked in more than $6 billion in baggage and change fees, solely accounting for a 3.7 percent profit margin, according to WTOP. The practice of collecting additional fees for the once-free baggage began in 2008, when prices for jet fuel rose nearly 50 percent as oil hit an all-time high. Since then, the fees have increased and are typically in the range of $25 for the first checked bag and $35 for the second. These baggage fees added $3.5 billion to airline coffers in 2012, 3.8 percent more than in 2011. While some commercials make light of the anger and frustration caused by the additional fees, a J.D. Power & Associates survey cited by the Los Angeles Times shows that a greater percentage of passengers who pay to …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Community wonders why longtime Main Street business closed its doors.
During lunchtime at Tonino’s on Thursday, there was no smell of freshly baked pizza or pasta, no chatter of locals on their lunch breaks. A sign taped inside the entrance in the back of the building simply read “Sorry Closed.” The longtime Main Street restaurant had quietly closed its doors. A block south on Main Street, two workers were fixing up Memphis on Main Street, which closed after a two-alarm fire on Sept. 16, 2011. They deferred comments to Jesse Issa, who owns Tonino’s and Memphis on Main Street, and was not available Thursday. Local residents reacted to the news with mixed reviews. Some said they blame the economy, others didn't like the food and some were truly upset. "This breaks my heart [because] in my opinion, there is …
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Seeking a one-of-a-kind place to settle down in Baltimore County? Look no further. Check out this home on Timberpark Court in Lutherville-Timonium. » For more photos, visit the listing and view more Baltimore County real estate listings on Zillow. The 7,921 square-foot waterfront home has six bedrooms and five baths on a 4.5-acre lot, and has been on the market for two days as of Thursday. It's located in the Dulaney High School district. The house is listed for $3,200,000 by Krauss Real Property Brokerage. TELL US: Know of another phenomenal home for sale in the area? Leave a comment. — View more of our Baltimore County Dream Home series. Check out local real estate by clicking on the Real Estate tab at the top of your local Patch page. …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Volunteers from Reisterstown’s Main Street Committee started a monthly Main Street cleanup in May as part of its effort to beautify and revitalize Reisterstown’s historic district.
Reisterstown’s Main Street Committee recently kicked off a monthly effort to clean up the area. On Saturday, May 4, about 40 volunteers filled more than an entire dumpster with trash. “We expected at least 20-25 people and we ended up getting 40-45, so that was awesome,” said Kinsey Gill. She is a member of the Clean, Safe, and Green subcommittee, one of five groups in the Main Street Committee. The volunteers spent three hours picking up trash and pulling weeds on Main Street from Chartley Drive to Butler Road. Materials for the cleanup effort were donated by Furguson Enterprises, HD Supply, Northeastern Supply and Live Green Landscape Associates. The effort will continue on every first Saturday through September, and Gill hopes to …
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Monday, May 13, 2013
Bloomin' Artfest, Reisterstown's annual spring festival, took over the grounds at Franklin Middle on Saturday, May 11.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Art, music and community groups take over the grounds at Franklin Middle School for Reisterstown’s spring art festival.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Reisterstown’s Main Street will hold a farmers market on Sundays in June through October.
Reisterstown residents will be able to purchase farm-fresh goods in town starting in June. Vegetables, fruit, flowers, eggs, meat and other homegrown and homemade foods will be available at the market. It will be held on Sundays, starting June 2 and running until October 6, in the parking lot between Compassionate Tax Service and Hailey’s Hair Studio (360 and 356 Main Street). Vendors and their products include: The market will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Living Central MD in cooperation with the Reisterstown Improvement Association, the Main Street Committee and the ROMG Chamber of Commerce.