January 31, 2009

Catonsville Presbyterian Church Music Series

You are invited to a special Concert which will be presented February 8th - 3 PM at the Catonsville Presbyterian Church - 1400 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228 410-747-6180
David Hardy, and his National Symphony colleague, Lambert Orkis are presenting a very unusual and interesting concert as part of the Church’s Music Series. Admission is free and tickets are not required.
Of special interest: The first half of the program will be performed using a fortepiano and a specially prepared cello - this to simulate the instruments and sounds of music as it was heard during Beethoven's lifetime.
The second half of the concert will use the modern piano and cello.

Below is the program and URLs which you may use to learn more about the performers and the Fortepiano.

Hardy-Orkis Duo
An all Ludwig van Beethoven Program
Twelve Variations for Piano and Violoncello on a Theme from Händel's Oratorio Judas Maccabäus - "See the Conquering Hero Come" (1796)
Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1 (1796)
Adagio sostenuto, Allegro
Rondo: Allegro vivace
Seven Variations for Piano and Violoncello on a Mozart theme from his Opera Magic Flute - "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" (1801)
Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in C Major, Op.102, No.1 (1815)
Andante, Allegro vivace
Adagio, Tempo d'Andante, Allegro vivace
Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in D Major, Op.102, No. 2 (1815)
Allegro con brio
Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto, Allegro, Allegro fugato
About the Fortepiano
Lambert Orkis
Also be sure to check out Lambert’s website - especially his impressive list of recordings.
David Hardy
Location Catonsville Presbyterian Church - 1400 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228

January 29, 2009

Catonsville Baby Sitter Service

I was just in AWOL Skateshop and met a local woman that has a great website and a great business to go with it.
Sitters Connect.
Sitters Connect LLC founder, Barbara Miller, has been where you are today. As a college student, she spent many afternoons picking up kids from school, giving them snacks and helping them with homework. Many years later, as a mother of three boys, Barbara faced the challenge of finding good child care for her sons. Five years ago, when living in Athens, Ohio, Barbara and her friend, Meg, came up with the idea of matching the college students and parents through old-fashioned set-ups (thanks Meg)! The idea has matured a bit, and Sitters Connect LLC was started in 2008. Barbara uses her years of experience in sales, marketing and networking to help make others’ lives become easier and better. For Barbara, happy moms and happy kids equals happy sitters. Connecting all three for a perfect match…or with Sitters Connect LLC, the happy moms and the happy sitters may find several connections!
Barbara is committed to helping non-profits who help others as well. At registration for Connect Events, $5 of your registration fee will go to Success in Style, an organization which helps women in crisis by providing suits, hair and makeup consultation and interviewing counseling. By providing these services, Success in Style boosts self-confidence for many women and helps them succeed and get back into the workforce.
When registering for Summer Sitters, $5 from your registration fee will go to the newly developed Jeremy’s Rays of Sunshine, a non-profit helping families of critically ill children. Jeremy’s Rays of Sunshine was founded in memory of a baby whose short life impacted many.

Here is the link http://www.sittersconnect.com/ you can also access the site by clicking on the headline of post

January 28, 2009

Welcome To 'ALL GOLF CATONSVILLE' - Now On Frederick Avenue

721 Frederick Road (Main Street Catonsville)

It is cold outside, but, it is never too cold to think about golf!

All Golf Catonsville 410-788-GOLF

Columbia Golf Is A Golf Boutique With 'Olde Main Street' Values And Service.
'ALL GOLF CATONSVILLE' - Now On Frederick Avenue (Main Street) Sometimes, the old approach may be the best, new approach! The mammoth golf stores are becoming dinosaurs - extinct.
Tony Paek and Matt Spence, opened Columbia Golf with one goal - to help make you become a better golfer and to enjoy the process of improving while you learn about this great game. They talk golf, live golf and love golf. Do you want to discuss handicaps? Learn the newest Rules & Decisions on the rules by the USGA? Debate why the Europeans have been winning the Ryder Cups? Stop in.

Here are a few "Links" that you can play with on these days when it is too icy to play on your favorite "Links"

(Cut and Paste in your Browser)

Casino Night

The Casino Night sponsored by the Shed Guys to benefit Comet Park scheduled for this Saturday, January 31st - has been CANCELLED.

January 26, 2009

4th of July Dance

Don't miss the Catonsville Celebrations Committee Annual Dance on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 8 to 12pm at the Catonsville Amory located on Mellor Avenue. Tickets are available at Opie's Snowballs located at Edmondson and Dutton Avenues on Saturday, January 31 and February 7 from 12-3pm. The cost of each ticket is $35.00. This event sells out fast, so get your tickets soon.

School House Rock

Mount de Sales Academy Players

proudly present
School House Rock Live!
Friday, January 30 and Sat, January 31 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 1 at 2 p.m. Performances are held at the Mount St. Joseph auditorium.
$8 General Admission.
Please, call Mount de Sales Academy at 410-744-8498 for more info or group tickets

January 20, 2009

The Sugar Shack

The Sugar Shack has closed the shop on Frederick Rd.

January 8, 2009

Wall To Wall

Local construction firm honored
Catonsville business receives seven awards
Posted 1/07/09
Wall to Wall Construction, 9 Newburg Ave., recently received seven awards from the Home Builders Association of Maryland in the 18th annual Remodeling Awards of Excellence competition.
Wall to Wall earned awards in categories including additions and alterations, bathroom renovations, front porches, outdoor living and master suites.
Awards were based on quality of construction, degree of a project's difficulty, value and cost-effectiveness, unique and creative approach, and sensitivity to existing structures.
Catonsville resident Greg Wall owns the Catonsville-based home improvement company.

Upcoming Catonsville Events

The Shed Guys are sponsoring CASINO NIGHT
to benefit Comet Park at CHS
Saturday, January 31st
7 pm at the Knights of Columbus, Patapsco Council next to the Library
$20 ticket includes entry, beer, wine, soda and food
Buy chips inside to play games and win great prizes!
$5/100 chips
$20/500 chips
Texas Hold'em begins at 7:45 and is $30 additional

for tickets call
Bob 443-690-1647
Jack 443-610-7240
Billy 410-404-5210
Greg 410-926-0052

Catonsville Celebrations Committee is holding their
4th of July Dance
March 14th at the Armory
Tickets are $35 and will be on sale at Opie's
1/31 from 12-3
2/7 from 12-3
First come - first served - and this is always a sell out!!

Mark Your Calendars for the Comet Booster Clubs
Saturday, April 18th at the Lodge on Frederick Ave.
Tickets are $35 and will be available the end of January
check out the website for additional info - www.cometboosterclub.com

January 7, 2009

Catonsville Available Real Estate

All of these properties are located on Frederick Rd. in the heart of the Catonsville Business District.

This is one of Baltimore County's Revitalization Areas - there are many County Incentives to locate in this Area. Catonsville offers several restaurants and stores within walking distance of these properties as well as a Post Office & Library. This area is a natural extension of UMBC and the UMBC shuttle stops nearby twice every hour.

Close proximity to: Baltimore / Washington Thurogood Marshall Airport, St. Agnes Hospital, Univeristy of Maryland Baltimore Campus, Community College of Baltimore Catonsville Campus {CCBC}, Social Security and HICFA Headquarters are just minutes away!

Just outside of 695 Beltway Exit 12

Available Commercial Space for Lease:
300 Sq ft Retail Store Front -
600 Sq ft 2nd Floor Office Space - Very Recent Construction!
800 Sq ft Retail Space - Ready for Build Out
Free Standing Building - Currently Used as a Bank Has Drive Though

Available Residential Space:
1 Bedroom Newly Renovated Loft Apartment

Each of these Properties offer High Visiblity and Off Street Parking for Customers/ Employees.
Contact Craig 443.830.0310 cw3151@Yahoo.com

Maryland Schools Rank #1

Maryland schools rank 1st in nation in analysis by 'Education Week'
By Liz Bowie

January 7, 2009

Maryland's schools rank first in the nation in an analysis of factors such as high school graduation rates, student achievement, academic standards and accountability done by Education Week, a publication based in Bethesda.Maryland, ranked third last year, edged out Massachusetts by one-tenth of 1 percent. Both states were given a B grade overall, but the national average was a C.

Maryland scored well on the standards for early childhood education and preparing students for college.The report is likely to be widely quoted in the next year by state officials, particularly Gov. Martin O'Malley and Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick. They have noted previous reports as evidence that Maryland has been moving in the right direction by providing more than $1.3 billion annually in funding over the past several years as well as requiring high-stakes testing at the high school level.The state received A and B grades for establishing financial equity among school districts and B's for student achievement from kindergarten through 12th grade.
"School reform doesn't happen overnight. It takes a long-term commitment to high standards and collaboration, always keeping in mind the students and the families we serve," said Grasmick in a statement. She said the report affirms Maryland's "status as one of the nation's most desirable places to live, work and raise a family."The state's worst scores came for its failure to support beginning teachers. Maryland does not fund mentoring programs or give funds to reduce the workloads of first-year teachers. In addition, the state does not require school districts to set aside time for teachers to receive additional training. Maryland also got low grades for teacher salaries and incentives.

On the Lighter Side!