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Fireworks can cause your dog to bolt, so follow these tips from Petfinder to keep Rover safe and sound at home. File|Patch
Michael Gronsky July 4, 2014 at 01:05 pm
I can tell you that soothing classical music does work. WETA 90.5 FM calmed both my dogs down. WeRead More never got close, close to the fireworks but you could hear them from the house, and remember that animals hear differently frequencies than us.
tammy July 4, 2014 at 01:47 pm
How about just obeying the law!!! No air-bourne fireworks, not loud fire crackers ie: mortorsRead More nothing that can scare our pets, livestock and wildlife. We also have to be considerate of our veterans, many who suffer from PTSD. The loud explosions can also be traumatic to them. Last, the debris ends up on roofs, dry leaf piles, or in ponds and streams that can kill or make sick fish, frogs, turtles, and other small animals. Lots of places offering professional shows, please go see them there.
The Independence Day celebrations in downtown Annapolis are just days away—are you ready? File| Patch
Kat July 3, 2014 at 11:44 am
Can you add the Severna Park Community Center's Pancake Breakfast? We have the Bay Winds BandRead More playing right along the Severna Park Parade Route! Pancakes start at 8am! Our pool is also open following the parade!
Maryland residents will pay more for their July 4 road trip this year when an increase in the state's gas tax takes effect July 1. File|Patch
J Leland June 30, 2014 at 11:57 am
If you're driving 95 north to Philly do whatever you can to avoid the 95/495 split in Christiana.Read More 495 is at least partially closed and it is a mess. There will be multi-hour delays there this weekend.
What traditions do you take part in on Memorial Day? Credit: Patch File
Rosebud May 26, 2014 at 09:10 am
A day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. I always attend the Arbutus Memorial DayRead More ceremony of American Legions 27 Original Flags. It is the very least I can do to show my respect and deep appreciation for all those brave men & women who gave their very lives for my freedoms and the freedom of so many all over the world. Their deaths meant that I can practice my religion, speak without fear, honor my country how I want, vote in a democratic republic, bear arms, and so on and so on.... Thank God for all the men & women who gave their lives for this country and for me. Amen
katherinesaba May 26, 2014 at 10:16 am
Honor all those who served our country! Show remembrance and respect for them an our country.Read More Display the American Flag!!!!!
PH May 26, 2014 at 10:57 am
I proudly fly my American flag and I treat it with respect when handling it. It represents freedomRead More and the sacrifice of American blood in order to keep that freedom. I now live in a new home where there is a condo association with all kinds of inane 'rules'. I dare one of these condo nazis to order me to take down my flag.
Pam Wissman May 11, 2014 at 08:23 am
If someone were to ask me who I admire most I would immediately say my mother. She has been soRead More sincerely outgoing, pleasant, hardworking and dedicated. She raised a very large family under some pretty difficult conditions yet kept her pleasant social personality through it all and did a very good job of it too. My mother is an amazing person. I wish I were more like her.
Missing Mom and Dad on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is natural. Credit: Patch user contributed
Katherine Bloom May 5, 2014 at 04:11 pm
I agree with the advice given for those who have lost a parent. Another group who are also facing aRead More difficult Mother and/or Father's day are bereaved parents. When one loses a child, the question often asked is, " am I still a mother/father?" The answer is a resounding yes. Whether or not a parent has surviving children or not, we are always still a mother/father. A card, flowers, a phone call from a relative or friend, or best of all, a hug, goes a long way to help a bereaved parent through these difficult holidays. Some bereaved parents go out of their way to avoid noticing the day, so even an email saying " thinking of you" helps. Losing a child is a grief which never goes away, though we do our best to navigate what so many others take for granted - that our children will always be there physically for us to cherish. For bereaved parents, we can only cherish their memories and the love we will always have for our lost children. For those bereaved parents having difficult time, please go to WWW.CompassionateFriends.org for help and information about a support group in your area.
Youtube screen shot of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Leslie Ackerman April 20, 2014 at 08:26 am
Absoutely!... Mahler's Resurrection Symphony (No 2): a deep. spiritual journeythat ends in trueRead More heaven... and composed by a Jew (this is my take as one, sorry)
jMichael April 20, 2014 at 08:59 am
Good one, Leslie. No one should let this day pass without sounding this symphony throughout hisRead More home. It is my understanding, however, that "The Resurrection" compassed by Mahler is not that of Jesus of Nazareth, but rather of us... The vision of our resurrection to the afterlife. It is not an affirmation of Christianity but of a sacred Humanity. If I am wrong about this please correct me. Regards, jMichael
jMichael April 20, 2014 at 10:26 am
Good one, Leslie. No one should let this day pass without resolving to know this symphony. It is myRead More understanding that "The Resurrection" compassed by Mahler is not that of Jesus of Nazareth, but rather of us... A vision of our resurrection to an afterlife. It is the affirmation of a resilient and sacred Humanity. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong about this. Regards, jMichael
Todd Richissin April 19, 2014 at 09:59 am
I agree, Barbara. A wedding is for celebrating, and from the reaction of the newlyweds andRead More congregation, this looks like a good start to any marriage.
Lewis Tagliaferre April 20, 2014 at 11:46 am
It must all be god's will or it would be different..his singing and the reactions to it...ergoRead More theofatalism...google for details
Tom Higgins April 20, 2014 at 06:37 pm
I think it's most appropriate. The church house is not a graveyard.
Easter egg hunts in Maryland.
Martha Clark April 19, 2014 at 08:03 am
There is a great EGG HUNT in HOWARD COUNTY this weekend, too at CLARK'S ELIOAK FARM. Children inRead More different age groups (ages 1 to 3 and 4 to 6) will have a chance to hunt for eggs throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday. *Please bring your own Easter baskets and we'll provide the fun! Admission charge for farm applies, but no extra charge for the egg hunt or the weekend crafts making. Also,enjoy the fun of GEM MINING. Purchase a bucket full of enriched ore and use the water flume to discover gems to take home with you. Open EASTER MONDAY, too.
Easter Sunrise Services at Lincoln Memorial, National Cemetery. Source:army.mil
cindy April 19, 2014 at 10:36 am
"We want to provide some sweet relief to our  customers," the Great American Cookies vice president said. (Credit: Great American Cookies)
MG42 April 15, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Feels like these private businesses offer me more on tax day than the services I get from ourRead More worthless federal, state and local governments that actually take my tax money (at gunpoint, to boot).
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