Saturday, November 24, 2012
The annual parade set off just after sunset on Saturday.
Saturday's annual lighted boat parade in Middle River started just after sunset as more than 40 boats set off from Stansbury Yacht Basin. Dozens watched the parade from Wilson Point Park. Check out our shots of the preparations and the parade, and add your photos and videos by clicking the upload button above.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
How will your finances affect your holiday spending?
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Two-thirds of respondents to a recent poll by the NPD Group said they “plan to spend about the same” as last year, while 10 percent planned to “spend more.” With the economy and job situation still in flux for many families, we want to know what families in Essex and Middle River plan to do for Christmas, Hanukah or Kwanzaa gifts in 2012. Will you be more creative with your gifting? Use sites like Groupon, Living Social, etc? Brave Black Friday sales? Cook or bake for familty and friends?
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The American Automobile Association estimates that 882,700 Marylanders will travel 50 miles or more Thanksgiving weekend.
Hitting the road this Thanksgiving? You're not the only one. The American Automobile Association estimates that 882,700 Marylanders will travel 50 miles or more Thanksgiving weekend—less than a half-percent increase from last year. Over 90 percent of travelers will travel by automobile. And what do they plan to do after reaching their destination? You guessed it—visiting friends and family, eating and shopping, according to the AAA. This could add congestion to the major roadways serving Perry Hall residents, namely Interstate 95 and Interstate 695. Check this article for traffic updates or follow the map on the Patch Commute page. Also, if you feel like pulling over for a bite early in your trip north, remember that Maryland House is …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We spoke with organizer Jim High about the annual tradition and some key vantage points.
It's not the Griswolds on the Chesapeake, but it's close. Middle River's ninth annual lighted boat parade takes to the water on Saturday. The holiday tradition will inclue as many as 55 boats decked out with lights and music. One boat, organizer Jim High said, once came with flaming dragons along for the ride. "Propane?" High suggested when asked how the dragons operated. "I don't know how they got it to work but they did work." Pyrotechnics, however, are far from unusual in some of the more elaborate holiday-themed displays. High, general manager of Baltimore Boating Center, said the annual event was first modeled off similar parades in "prestigious neighborhoods" like Annapolis, Solomons Island, Kent Narrows and the Inner Harbor. "It was…