Thursday, January 17, 2013
The White House and State Highway Administration offer tips and information on planning a day at President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
President Barack Obama's public inauguration is Monday. Here's information from the White House on how to get tickets, and from the Maryland State Highway Administration on how to navigate the traffic. If you want to watch the event from the National Mall, it is completely open to the public starting at 4th Street NW, according to a news release from the White House. Areas closer to the Capitol are ticketed, it states. To get tickets for Obama's swearing-in or other events, visit the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies information page. Tickets are not needed for the inaugural parade after the swearing-in. But you need them if you want to access the bleachers, the release states. Public access points to the parade are …
Here are some events happening around town during the holiday weekend.
Here's what's going on around town this weekend. Want to get out the word about your event or see what's happening near you? Just click Events at the top of this page. Friday Motown icon Smokey Robinson performs at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. The pen is mightier than the sword, you say? Try out the latter with fencing lessons in Catonsville. Saturday Baltimore hosts its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. We're still more than two months off from the first pitch at Camden Yards, but help satisfy your hunger from some Orioles magic at the team's annual FanFest at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event includes demonstrations, discussion panels, merchandise and even a tour of the Orioles …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Baltimore County and City and seven other counties are affected by declaration.
President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Maryland Saturday afternoon as the first rain bands of Hurricane Irene reached the Baltimore metropolitan area. The declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts in the state. Baltimore, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester and Baltimore City are affected by the declaration, which brings with it federal money to help pay for local responses to the storm.
Monday, February 14, 2011
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12:44 p.m. Parkville Patch reader Tonika Garibaldi submitted a great photograph of President Obama as he waved to onlookers who lined Hiss Avenue. If you waited outside, but missed the moment—Tonika captures it here perfectly. Thanks, Tonika! 11 a.m. Talk about a whirlwind visit. President Obama departed Parkville as quickly as he arrived. Some 50 minutes after his motorcade arrived along Hiss Avenue—with just a brief glimpse of the president waving behind his limousine's tinted windows—Obama was leaving the same way he came in. Well, at least it was an excuse to be outside in the nearly spring-like temperatures. The local media was not allowed inside the school, but Obama was scheduled to meet with eighth-grade science students. He was…