Thursday, February 7, 2013
A state senator wants a new state bird; one man's technolgical fortress is his castle; and the Senate president feels snubbed by Obama.
It's not a statue in front of the office building that bares his name but Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller did receive a bust of himself this week courtesy of the Regional Manufacturing Institute. Sen. Kathy Klausmeier, a Perry Hall Democrat, gave a sneak preview of the small, light-weight bust of Miller moments before presenting it to the Senate's top dog. "You can't have too much Mike Miller," Klausmeier said. The technology is similar to what was used in a scene of Jurassic Park 3 where a copy of a velociraptor's larynx was recreated. The institute offered legislators in Annapolis the opportunity to have themselves scanned into a computer and get busts of themselves. Miller seemed impressed with the petite bust but joked that it …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens come home from New Orleans as Super Bowl champs and will parade from City Hall to M&T Bank Stadium.
Want to welcome home the Baltimore Ravens after Sunday night's Super Bowl victory? Around 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, team members will parade from Baltimore's City Hall (100 N. Holliday St.) to M&T Bank Stadium, according to a post from the official Ravens website. To check out the parade route, see the interactive map above. Beginning around 12:30 p.m., fans are invited to join the team at M&T Bank Stadium for a celebration featuring the team and live entertainment, the website says. Free parking will be available in stadium lots F, G, H, and J; but no tailgating is allowed, according to the site. Fans can start entering the stadium at 9 a.m. Will you attend the Ravens victory parade/celebration? Tell us in the comments.
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Monday, February 4
By Patch Staff Ravens Win Over 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII In one of the most unusual games in Super Bowl history -- one that included a power outage in the New Orleans Super Dome -- the Baltimore Ravens took the Super Bowl 34-31 over the San Francisco 49ers. Check out all the Maryland Patch coverage, including profiles of the Harbaugh family, here. O'Malley Pushes for Wind, Gun Legislation In his seventh State of the State speech, Gov. Martin O'Malley urged lawmakers to pass his offshore wind bill and find more money for transportation projects—an address seen by many as a prelude to an expected run for president in 2016. Leopold Resigns, Acknowledges 'Serious Errors in Judgment' The Anne Arundel County Council no longer needs to vote on …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Find out when and where to watch the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Fransisco 49ers, and check out other Super Bowl XLVII coverage.
Are you ready? Kickoff for Super Bowl XLVII (that's 47, for you non-Romans) is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 3. The Baltimore Ravens—the Team of Destiny—will look to upset the slightly favored San Fransisco 49ers (-3.5) en route to a second Super Bowl championship in the team's history. Watch the game on CBS. The Super Bowl pre-game Kick Off Show starts at 6 p.m. Trying to get an earlier fix on all the February football frenzy? Tune into CBS starting at 11 a.m. for Road to the Super Bowl, NFL Films' annual season review. Then, skip the huddle and go right into Let the Good Times Roll, where we'll take a closer look at New Orleans, the Crescent City, "offering a look at its people, music, traditions and love of football," …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Fans gathered at the Inner Harbor to cheer on the Ravens as they left for New Orleans on Monday.
The ice and rain Monday morning didn't stop the Baltimore faithful from crowding the Inner Harbor to rally around the Ravens as they departed for New Orleans and Super Bowl XLVII. Lucky kids who got off school sat on shoulders, 20-somethings belted Ravens chants and several of the football players themselves were seen snapping photos and video of the send-off. Future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis gave credit to the fans, without whom the franchise would not exist. "Baltimore, Baltimore—there is no Ravens without you guys," said Lewis, who announced his retirement at the beginning of the postseason. "We did this in 2000, and we're not going to New Orleans for nothing else but to bring back another ring to Baltimore." Gov. Martin O'…
Friday, January 25, 2013
We want to see how you're sporting your Ravens gear this week!
Happy Purple Friday, Ravens fans! We want to see how you're in the Super Bowl spirit this week. Share your Ravens photos on Patch—click the upload button and let us see how you, your family, your classmates or your coworkers are geared up for Purple Friday.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Patch is looking for fans in west Anne Arundel County heading to New Orleans to support the Ravens.
Well, the Baltimore Ravens are now one win away from glory. Two straight playoff road wins means a date in New Orleans to face the San Francisco 49ers. We want to find people from west Anne Arundel County heading to the Super Bowl. We know many fans will make the trip, because Ravens fans have shown they can travel. Sunday's AFC Championship game was played in Foxborough, but you could hear the "Seven Nation Army" chant through the TV screen. Ravens players and coaches took notice. "We might have had one-eighth of the crowd, which is really a high number for a visiting AFC Championship game. That speaks so much about our fans," Harbaugh said when talking to the media Monday in Owings Mills. "For all of those people to make that trip up …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Use Instagram to share photos of you in a jersey, your pets in purple, what you're cooking today or scenes from watching the game.
We want to see what you're up to for today's Ravens game, so why not tag your Instagram photos so they appear on Patch? Patch sites throughout the Baltimore Ravens market will host this article, which pulls all Instagram images tagged with #PatchRavens into this nifty photo grid. Simple: use the hashtag with you post images of your dressed up pets, your living room full of purple-clad friends, your gameday recipe or whatever else Ravens-related you're putting on Instagram today. You can also post your photos right on Patch by clicking the "Pics & Clips" tab at the top of the page. Why not write about the Ravens on Patch? Share your gameday recipe, post stories of your favorite player or offer your thoughts on the game right here.
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens won their opening playoff game Sunday. Show off your purple!
The Baltimore Ravens kept their season going Sunday with a playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts and take on the Denver Broncos Saturday afternoon. It's a great time to be a Baltimore football fan, and we're seeing a lot of purple pride around the area. Patch took these photos last week as the Ravens Purple Friday Caravan stopped by Annapolis Elementary School. Are you pumped about the Ravens? Share your Ravens pride by uploading photos directly here.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Both local teams have opening-round playoff games Sunday. Here's where to watch in west Anne Arundel County.
Local sports fans have been pretty spoiled in recent months. After the Nationals and Orioles each made the baseball playoffs last fall, the Redskins and Ravens have followed with postseason berths of their own. We are right in the middle of Ravens and Redskins country, and thankfully there is no shortage of places to watch the games. The Ravens will play Sunday at 1 p.m. against the Indianapolis Colts, in what may be Ray Lewis' final game. The surging Redskins will take on the Seattle Seahawks at 4:30 p.m. In theory, you could park yourself at a local joint and watch football all afternoon. (But do the owners a favor and actually order some food while you're there.) Here's a look at some local places with great environments to watch …