Republicans celebrate local election sweep with “thank you” party
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 14:01

U.S. Rep Andy Harris, 7th District Councilman-elect Todd Crandell, 5th District Councilman David Marks, 6th District Del.-elect Robin Grammer, 6th District state Sen.-elect Johnny Ray Salling, 7th District Del. Kathy Szelgia, 7th District state Sen. J. B. Jennings, along with 6th District delegate-elects Bob Long and Ric Metzgar (not pictured) held a “thank you” celebration at Commodore Hall in Essex last week for volunteers and Republican supporters in the 6th District. photos by Ben Boehl 

Boy Scout Troop 427 holds fall Court of Honor to recognize achievements
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 13:56

Boy Scout Troop 427, chartered with Hughes Memorial Presbyterian church in Edgemere, recently held its fall Court of Honor to recognize Scouts for their achievements this year.  Twenty-four rank advancements were completed ranging from Scout to Life Scout (one step before Eagle).  Scouts were recognized for their work with the Scouting for Food program, attending Seabase in the Florida Keys and attending Philmont in New Mexico. In addition, 132 merit badges were awarded to Scouts for their efforts at summer camp and at troop meetings. Pictured (front, from left) are Chad Korman, Marshall Hammond, Nick Dernoga, Nathan Holt, Jay Marcum, Matthew Saunders, Ethan Lockemy and Colby Cox; (second row) Matthew Schwartz, Will Naylor, Nick Duncan, Carson Frey, Oscar Vilche, Nelson Vilche, Nathan Schoene and Zane Bosserman; (third row) Cody Smith, assistant scoutmaster Bob Francis, scoutmaster John McConnell, Kyle Christensen, Jerrett Wisniewski, Max Hammond, Jeffrey Spencer, Jacob Lure, John Reid, Bengamin Wray, Mitch Hammond, assistant scoutmaster Chris Dernoga and assistant scoutmaster Skip Hammond; (fourth row) Wyatt Hartman, assistant scoutmaster Paul Sikorski, assistant scoutmaster Justin Schoeberlein, Jeff Spencer, Dylan Motta, Gavin Chambers, Brenden Schoeberlein, assistant scoutmaster Mark Lure, Brandon Lure, Jake Francis, Teddy Dawson, Jake Sikorski, Jeremiah Sikorski, Kyle McConnell, TJ Saunders, Brice Thon and Jake Duncan. For more information on scouting, visit

Angels’ supply drive for U.S. troops now under way
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 13:50
    Angels Supporting Your Troops, Inc. is collecting the following supplies for U.S personnel serving overseas: new or used shower shoes or flip-flops, squeeze pop packs (for frozen push-up pops), individually wrapped tooth brushes, toothpaste, hand wipes, hand sanitizer, packets of facial tissue, foot powder, deodorant and disposable razors. Reading material, including paperback nonfiction books, comic books and other magazines that are no more than three months old, is also being collected. Note: No hardback books will be collected.  
    Donated supplies can be dropped off at 7914 Diehlwood Road, on the picnic table under the side porch. Or, to arrange for a pick-up, contributors can call Irene Spatafore at 410-284-5275.
Spivey helps Central Florida advance in NCAAs
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 13:47
    Ashley Spivey scored the winning goal as the University of Central Florida’s women’s soccer team defeated the University of Georgia 2-1 in the first round of the NCAA Championship Tournament on Saturday.
    Spivey is a Dundalk resident who graduated from McDonogh School.
    With the score tied at 1-1, Spivey scored in the 69th minute to send the Knights into the second round of the NCAA tournament.
    It was the fourth game-winning goal of the year for Spivey, a junior forward.
    Spivey has nine goals and six assists for Central Florida and is the second-leading scorer on the team.
    The Knights are ranked 21st in the nation and are in the NCAA tournament for the eighth year in a row and 19th overall.
    Spivey was named to the All-American Athletic Conference second team.
    Central Florida (17-4) will face Wisconsin (19-2-2) in the second round on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Tallahassee, Fla.
    Spivey transferred to Central Florida this season after two years at the University of Maryland.
    She had an immediate impact, assisting on the game-winning goal in the season-opening win over Miami, scoring the game-winning goal against Mississippi, the game-winning goal against East Carolina to help the Knights clinch the AAC regular-season title, and had two goals, including the game-winner, against Southern Methodist University in the AAC Tournament quarterfinals.
    She also assisted on the game-winning goal against then 23-ranked Long Beach State in September.

Registrations being accepted for Gingerbread 5k
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 13:46
    There’s a new Dundalk-titled race that doesn’t exactly takes place in Dundalk, but does benefit the community.
    The Dundalk Gingerbread 5K run is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 7 at 8:30 a.m. in the Hammerman Area of Gunpowder State Park.
    The park is on Graces Quarters Road off Ebenezer Road and Route 40.
    The race is intended to benefit the CenterPiece Family Arts Center, which is in partnership with the Dundalk Youth Service Center on Dundalk Avenue.
    Plans to hold the race in Dundalk were changed due to the Baltimore County Police Department being unable to supply officers for the event due to a heavy holiday schedule and officers being away on vacation.
    The course covers some of the most scenic areas of the state park system.
    To register for the race, visit Registration can be done online, or an application form can be downloaded and submitted by mail.
    The registration fee is $35. There will also be a one-mile walk accompanying the 5k race, for which the registration fee is $20.
    All registered runners will receive a race t-shirt.
    The top finishers in each age group will receive awards, and refreshments will be available after the race.
    The CenterPiece Family Arts Center  offers children, teens and families a free or low-cost cultural resource and outlet in their community.
    The Gingerbread 5k completes a trio of Dundalk-based road races which also included the Dundalk Challenge 5k in the spring and the Dundalk Heritage 6k on July 4.
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