Thursday, March 21, 2013
A graduate of Mount Carmel High School was recognized for leadership at Washington College.
A Middle River resident attending college in Chestertown was recently recognized for his leadership. Brandon Citrano is now a member of Omicron Delta Kappa at Washington College, a liberal arts college on the Eastern Shore. Omicron Delta Kappa is a national honor society recognizing students who have demonstrated leadership. Citrano, who is a member of the class of 2014 at Washington College, has shown leadership in various activities and organizations on campus. According to a press release, he is vice president of development for Kappa Sigma, an international service fraternity; previously, he had been the group's vice president for public relations; and he received the fraternity's award for scholarship and leadership last semester. A …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Christine Olszewski spent Wednesday reading on the roof of the lower school at Mt. Carmel.
Christine Olszewski is a woman of her word. That's what students at the lower school at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel found Wednesday morning when they saw her perched above the school's entrance with a camp chair, children's books, blankets and a propane heater. Olszewski picked the day to spend reading outside as part of a national contest during National Young Readers Week. She considered going up to a higher roof on the building. "Then I got up to this height and I was like, 'This is just fine,'" she quipped. Her reading selections for the day include "Wimpy Kid" books, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and a timely selection lent to her by a student Wednesday morning, "The Principal's On The Roof," an excerpt of which Olszewski read for …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Christine Olszewski will spend Wednesday on the roof of Mt. Carmel as part of a national contest.
What's better than reading a few good stories? How about reading them a few stories up? Christine Olszewski, principal of the lower school at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Essex, will greet students from atop the building on Wednesday, where she'll be from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. reading as part of a bid for a national contest. "I figure I might do some reading for my enjoyment and the kids are welcome to come out," Olszewski said. "They'll be on the ground, of course." The marathon is part of National Yound Readers Week. A challenge sponsored by Pizza Hut dares school principals to pledge a day this week to "read your heart out." Principals who do so get their school entered to win 100 copies of "The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel" for the…
Sunday, June 10, 2012
A new company called Page's Corner is headed by three Baltimore-area women, including a former Mount Carmel teacher, on a mission to bring reading back to the masses.
In a world of televisions, computers, iPads, iPods, busy parents too often aren't able to spend quality time with their kids away from a screen. A group of stay-at-home moms from the Baltimore region is looking to change that by taking the planning and hassle out of reading and crafting with kids through their new company Page's Corner. Just under a month old, Page's Corner offers a product called a Storybox: inside each package is a book, reading comprehension questions and all of the materials to do two crafts related to the story with anywhere from 2 to 10 kids depending on the product. "All of our kids love books, we all love books—they’re all over my house. I think we wanted to make sure that everybody, regardless—everybody is so …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.
A 22-year-old Essex man was arrested after police found stolen lawn care and sports equipment at his home on March 22. Kristopher Summers, of the unit block of Seaford Avenue, was charged with second-degree burglary and related theft charges, according to police reports and court records. Follow Essex-Middle River Patch on Facebook and Twitter. According to police reports, officers received a tip that the equipment, stolen from Our Lady of Mount Carmel, allegedly could be found at Summers’ residence. When police arrived, his mother’s boyfriend informed police that Summers had brought home the equipment—which included a tractor, generator and lacrosse gear—and stored much of it in the shed., the report continued. Police said they questioned…
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Pro wrestling, rock music, chili cook-off highlight events in the area.
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Saturday, February 25, 2012
With the weekend here, check out a few fun ways to spend your days off around town. Bob Ehrlich Book Signing What: Former Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. will participate in a discussion and signing of his 2011 book, Turn This Car Around. Free refreshments will be served. When/Where: 3-5 p.m. Ukazoo Books, 730 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson MCW Anniversary 2012 What: The top local pro wrestlers gather for the latest Maryland Championship Wrestling card. When/Where: 7:30 p.m., Saturday at The New Green Room in Dundalk. Pricing: $20 for general admission Strait Shooter Performs What: Come see local band Strait Shooter play everyone's favorite classic rock, southern rock, blues, modern rock and country tunes. When/Where: 9 p.m. to midnight, …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Place a "hex on your ex," roller derbies and wine tastings highlight events around the area.
With the weekend here, check out a few fun ways to spend your days off around town. Kim's Krypt What/When: Valentine's Bloody Massacre, Feb. 17-19, 7-10:30 p.m. Address: 431 Eastern Blvd. Why Go: Bring a momento of your ex and have a curse placed on them by the high priestess herself, Kim. Atlas Personal Trainers What/When: Atlas Trainers Boot Camp, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. Address: 9621 Harford Road, Parkville Why Go: Classes are usually outdoors, old school style and fun, Instead of a gym setting you can workout outside their studio with a Boot Camp Instructor. Charm City Roller Girls What/When: Roller derby double-header, 5:30 p.m., Feb. 18 Address: 1301 S. Elwood Ave., Baltimore Why Go: Come check out a double-header as the Mobtown Mods tackle …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The Essex Catholic school introduced 30 tablets into various science classes as part of a pilot educational program.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel school 10th grader Kim Single said she’s part of the “technology generation” and that schools need to understand that to best educate students today. “Everything in our lives revolves around technology,” said Single, 15. “For many students they need more interaction to hold their attention instead of just flipping through a text book.” Teachers and administrators at Mt. Carmel agree with that assessment, which is why the Essex Catholic school recently launched a pilot program to introduce digital tablets into a group of classrooms. Beginning last month, the school began using 30 Samsung Galaxy tablets in four science classes with more than 120 students in elementary, middle and high school able to use the technology …
Friday, January 27, 2012
The Mavericks dominate Kenwood, Mount Carmel in Eastside Challenge showdown.
Eastern Tech showed off its dominance over felllow Essex schools Kenwood and Mount Carmel Thursday night as the Mavericks swept a tri-meet. The Mavericks (9-3) started off the night with a 63-9 victory over Mount Carmel before taking care of host-Kenwood, 52-18. The matches are part of the annual Eastside Challege, a year-long competition between the four Essex high schools: Mount Carmel, Eastern Tech, Chesapeake and Kenwood. Eastern Tech next competes on Saturday at the Overlea Invitational. After that, the Mavericks host Milford Mill at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for their senior night celebration before closing out the regular season Thursday at Mount Hebron. Here are the results of Eastern Tech's matches from Thursday: EASTERN TECH 63, MOUNT …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Kenwood, Eastern Tech and Mount Carmel prep for key contests against neighborhood rivals.
Kenwood’s boys basketball team is hoping to end a two-game losing streak when it travels down Mace Avenue to face Essex rival Eastern Tech at 6:30 p.m. Kenwood is 10-3 following a 67-50 loss at Woodlawn on Jan. 13 and a 47-39 loss at Parkville on Jan. 19. Senior guard Travis Jenkins is the Bluebirds leading scorer averaging 10.8 points. He also tops in assists at 4.3 per game. Senior forward Jonathan Richardson is averaging 10.3 points and 6 rebounds while guard Dana Johns is averaging 9.6 points a game and forward James Brogdon grabs a team-high 6.9 rebounds a contest. Eastern Tech has struggled to a 3-10 record this season, which includes losing its last four games. The Mavericks are coming off a 62-39 loss Friday at Hereford. Kenwood, …