New immigrants to a Maryland county are veterans of the land

This photo taken Jan. 9, 2020, shows, Olaniyi Balogun pulling back leaves on some Brussels sprouts he grew on the land he farms in Brookeville, MD. Balogun is a native of Nigeria who farms cabbage, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and collard greens on Agricultural Reserve land near Brookeville. As Montgomery county's demographics change, more immigrants are seeking land in the agricultural reserve to farm and rear animals, often bringing crops and farming practices from their home countries. The program connects landowners with aspiring farmers who cannot afford to buy their own land. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via AP) (Michael S. Williamson/AP)

January 26th, 2020|

Hopkins surgeon, gun violence prevention advocate takes to Twitter to report ‘death threat’ left on his car

The rally spurred Gov. Ralph Northam to declare a temporary state of emergency, citing what he said were credible threats of violence. Extremist groups had posted ominous messages online, and the FBI had arrested three men the week before, two from Maryland, whom it said were white supremacists. The men, the federal authorities alleged, had a machine gun and planned to attend the rally.

January 26th, 2020|

Here’s a look at upcoming community meetings on development in Anne Arundel County

7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Pip Moyer Recreation Center at Truxtun Park in Annapolis: Lidl U.S. Operations, LLC., is having a meeting to discuss a proposed Lidl Grocery Store and a modification that requests permission to disturb environmentally sensitive areas. The grocery store would be built near the intersection of Bay Ridge Road and Georgetown Road in Annapolis. The project, which is in Council District 6, is in the preliminary plan phase.

January 26th, 2020|

Sykesville yoga studio hoping to offer 'a safe space’ for veterans and first-responders

“Everybody can benefit from yoga. All of the benefits stretch across all demographics, all groups, but the main reason we’re offering the promotion is a way to give back to people who serve," Cook said. "When you break it down, and you look at the first-responders and veterans, you have people who have physically demanding jobs, the physical aspect of it, so focusing on stretches that would help them.

January 26th, 2020|

A Best Picture showcase, a Chocolate Affair, a Groundhog Day party and more things to do in Baltimore this week

An die Musik Live, 409 N. Charles St., kicks off a year-long celebration of Latin music and dance, featuring the Cuaba Latin jazz trio of percussionist Joel Santiago, pianist Bienvenido Dinzey-Peralta and bassist Jose “Chuco” Mendoza, with a performance featuring guest percussionist Rene Ibañez. 8 p.m. Jan. 30. $10-$15. Future concerts in the series are scheduled for Feb 27, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19 and Dec. 30.

January 26th, 2020|

State basketball roundup: Towson tops William & Mary for sixth straight men’s basketball victory

Loyola Maryland 60, Bucknell 50: Alexis Gray scored a team-high 16 points and went 7-for-8 from the free-throw line in the closing minutes as the host Greyhounds (5-14, 2-6 Patriot League) upset the defending league champion Bison (14-5, 7-1). Stephanie Karcz had 12 points and 11 rebounds, her 27th career double double, for Loyola, which opened with a 21-10 run. The Greyhounds will host Boston University Wednesday at 6 p.m.

January 25th, 2020|