Tuesday, October 2, 2012
At Jones Falls and Stevenson Road, the stream was near its crest point, a resident reported.
By noon Tuesday—a day of nearly constant rain and drizzle—1.69 inches of rain had fallen at Jones Falls and Stevenson Road, according to Pikesville Patch reader Marty Sharrow. "Additional heavy rain throughout the day may cause the stream to crest," he said. By 6 p.m., however, the stream had not crested, Sharrow said. Thanks for sending in the photo! Do you have photos of the rains Tuesday? You can upload them directly to this artice.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Shell station at Greenspring Shopping Center is open again.
New gasoline pumps are operating at the Shell Station on Smith Avenue in the Greenspring area. The station, which is the sole station in the neighborhood, is open again after about a month of renovations. It's located at 2859 Smith Ave., and also offers a service bay. The site also sports a new, digital sign. What do you think of the renovations at Shell, and how about those prices in the photo taken Friday?
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
After a cold front brought thunderstorms and high winds Monday, there were glistening signs of autumn.
Foliage along Hunt Drive and Diana Road showed some signs of approaching autumn. Squirrels are everywhere, but the ones I saw were not eager to have their photo taken, and scampered away quickly. Here's your photo assignment, Pikesville Patch readers (and you don't have to be in Pikesville): Snap a photo of something that shows the full colors of autumn developing. Five minutes of fame will be awarded to those who can who can get photos of a squirrel or squirrels. Can you sneak up on them before they run? Hopefully your photos are better than mine: I got one leaping, and a photo of only a tail. Show off any of your fall photos by uploading your own to this article. Click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button at the top of this article.
Friday, August 3, 2012
The president of the NAACP's Baltimore chapter told Patch that the Jewish neighborhood watch group should use better judgment.
The president of NAACP's Baltimore chapter on Friday called Shomrim of Baltimore's Facebook page "disgusting" and said its depiction of black people displays a "prejudice" that she believes was also seen during a criminal trial this summer involving a member of the Jewish neighborhood watch group. However, a Shomrim leader said that the group's Facebook postings are only meant to help police solve crimes. On Tuesday Shomrim published a photo of a young, black male riding a bicycle in Upper Park Heights while towing another, riderless bike beside him. It was posted without an explanation as to why it was posted between Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Some of Shomrim's Facebook readers' comments joked or implied that the male had stolen the …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Within the same hour that Pikesville Patch published an article about a controversial photo posted on Shomrim's Facebook page, the group posted an explanation about why the picture was posted.
The Shomrim of Baltimore neighborhood watch group published an explanation on Thursday about why it has been featuring a photo on its Facebook page since Tuesday that shows a black male riding a bike and towing another. The photo garned several critical comments on Facebook that the picture implied that the man was stealing the bike—a racially charged accusation by a group that recently was the center of an incident that heightened tensions between Jews and blacks in Northwest Baltimore. The explanation on the group's Facebook page—whose stated mission is to "gather intelligence on security and safety issues affecting our community"—said the photo is not meant to indicate the man is involved in wrongdoing. "As always all photos are taken …
Photo of an African American male riding a bike, with another in tow, was posted on the site of the Shomrim of Baltimore's Facebook page. Most commentors were critical of the group's posting of the photo for implying he is stealing the bike.
The Jewish neighborhood watch group at the center of an incident that had inflamed black-Jewish tensions in Northwest Baltimore posted a photo of an African American man this week on its Facebook page that led many commenters to criticize the picture's implication of wrongdoing. The photo, posted on Shomrim of Baltimore's publicly-accessible Facebook page, is simple enough: it shows a young, black male riding a bicycle and towing along another, riderless bike. The photo—posted without a caption, credit or explanation (see clarification below)—drew nearly 20 comments, some of which implied the unidentified black youth was a thief. The photo, like most on the page, was posted by someone with administrative privileges to the site—and not by a…
Friday, May 11, 2012
"Time" magazine's new issue explores a trend in attachment parenting, including breastfeeding beyond babyhood, but a pediatrician at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore warns against creating codependencies in both parent and child.
Time magazine has glommed onto a trend called attachment parenting, which includes "extended breastfeeding," when a mother breastfeeds her child past infancy, babyhood, and into toddlerdom and older. The cover of its May 21 issue features a controversial photo of a mother who has one breast partially exposed as she breastfeeds her toddler. And the cover article focuses on Dr. Bill Sears who, along with his wife, Martha, wrote The Baby Book that has spawned a trend in attachment parenting. The trend includes co-sleeping and "baby wearing"—wearing your baby on your body in a sling, according to a "Behind the Cover" article by Karen Pickert in Time. "Some parents subscribe to his theory that attachment parenting ... is the best way to raise …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Get out the menorahs and lights. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools or $500 toward your December electric bill.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to your public schools. Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed holiday home in its network of Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Enter your Pikesville house here. Here’s how the contest works: Beginning on Dec. 8 and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
This photo was taken somewhere in Pikesville. Can you guess where?