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FSK Lions install officers, honor Lion of the Year
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:30:00 -0400
The installation of 2016-2017 Francis Scott Key Lions officers was conducted on June 28 by Past District Gov. Gary “Buck” Fisher, Middletown Lions Club, installing officer. Fisher’s installation ceremony briefly enumerated the duties of each office and urged the new…

Japan pledges $2 million for Maryland bullet train feasibility
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:30:00 PDT

The government of Japan has pledged $2 million to help fund studies on the feasibility of a magnetic levitation train that could shuttle passengers from Baltimore to Washington within 15 minutes, state officials said.

On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan signed a trade agreement with Ambassador Kenichiro...

KI mission team brings clean water to Costa Rican village
StarDem.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:00:00 -0400
KENT ISLAND — A team from Kent Island United Methodist Church returned from rural Costa Rica mid-July after spending a week digging trenches and gluing PVC pipe in order to turn on water at the homes of the residents of…

Brady ready after ‘silly accident’ with scissors
StarDem.com / Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:40:00 -0400
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is ready to play after cutting his right thumb with scissors in a “silly accident” before the Patriots’ preseason game against the Bears last week.

No. 3 McDonogh leads six MIAA teams in preseason state football poll
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:04:00 PDT
No. 3 McDonogh leads six MIAA A Conference teams selected in the preseason Maryland High School Football Media State Poll announced Tuesday.

Breshad Perriman pleased with his first practice, expects to be ready for Ravens’ opener
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:59:00 PDT
Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman returned to the practice field Tuesday for the first time since injuring his left knee during organized team activities in June.

Community reaches out to family of mother, daughter killed in Bel Air accident Saturday
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:21:00 PDT

Members of the Boulan family, of Bel Air, have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community since Stacy Pell-Boulan, 47, and her 4-year-old daughter, Caitlyn, died in horrific single-vehicle accident near Harford Mall Saturday afternoon.

"How the community has come together...

Educators help Baltimore County students face their fears at ‘Early Entry Day’
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:07:00 PDT

Starting a new school can be scary and confusing for many students. There are new buses to ride, new lockers and unknown faces in the hallways. Baltimore County Public Schools helped ease a few of those fears Monday, with an "Early Entry Day" that offered incoming sixth- and ninth- grade students...

More than $6,000 raised for WVa flood relief
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:30:00 -0400
On July 9, Front Porch Live, in collaboration with Sammi Brown, generated over $6,000 in donations that will be used to aid in the recovery of the flooding in southern West Virginia. The event was named Flood of Relief and…

Katie Ledecky, Olympic record-smashing swimmer, to toss first pitch at Wednesday’s Nationals game
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:59:21 -0400

Record-setting Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky will throw out the first pitch on Wednesday evening at Nationals Park, NBC Washington reported Tuesday afternoon. 

Ledecky, a resident of Bethesda, Maryland, has thrown out the first pitch at the stadium before, for Game One of the National League Division ...

Lansdowne High renovation plans show classrooms that will ‘look like new’
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:48:00 PDT
Early designs for upgrades presented to school board

Ronda Rousey is back in training, but isn’t talking much
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:00:00 PDT

Ronda Rousey has deserved time to herself, UFC President Dana White has said over and over of the former women’s bantamweight champion.

Rousey, 29, has taken full advantage of that, limiting herself to rare sightings out in public and no interviews.

The Venice fighter, who was as dominant in the...

Maryland students score slightly better in PARCC math exams
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:13:44 PDT

Maryland public school students improved their performance slightly in the second year of tough new state tests, but overall, in every grade and subject, fewer than half the students were able to pass.

The state's new school superintendent, Karen Salmon, put a positive spin on the results, but one...

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