Friday, April 4, 2008

Andy Narell Solo

Here's your opportunity to see Andy Narell, world-famous steel pan composer/performer, right here in Catonsville! Andy, who currently resides in France, will perform with the CHS Steel Band on Thursday, April 17th, in the high school auditorium at 7:30 pm. Tickets will be available at the door. If your ony experience with our talented steel drum band has been the 4th of July parade, you won't believe the range and talent of these musicians. Trivia: did you know the steel pan is the only acoustic instrument invented in the 20th century? All other acoustic instruments were invented much earlier. So hope to see you at the concert!

Community News

Seems the trick to attract more readers is simply for me to stop writing! Welcome new readers in Hong Kong, China; Auckland, New Zealand; Athens, Greece; Bath, England; 's-hertogenbosch, Noord-brabant, Netherlands; Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Tacoma, WA; Ft. Myers, FL; Clinton, ME; Girard, KS; Kenner, LA; Dodge City, KS; Nashville, TN; Ft. Worth, TX; Hayneville, AL; Chester, SC; Hampton, VA; Columbus, OH; Canton, MI; Sterling, VA; Havre de Grace, MD; Herndon, VA; Westminster, MD; Mt. Laurel, NJ; and Philadelphia, PA.

What a busy week! Hope everyone is well. Bill reported that his wife, Barbara, is home from the hospital. Birthday greetings go out to our friend, Gerhard, in Germany.

The news report today stated that a bagel is a healthy source of protein. Below if the nutritional info on our favorite treat:

Serving Size: 1 medium, 4" diameter
Protein: 9 g
Calories: 247
Fat: 2 g
Saturated Fat: Less than 1 g

Several customers have noticed a change in the bagels' texture and taste in recent weeks. Andrea reported that the dough is now prepared by a Kosher bakery and a different flour is being used.

Scott is taking orders for Fisher's Popcorn. He will pick orders up in Ocean City next weeked. Proceeds benefit his daughter's basketball team. (Here's Scott sticking his tongue out :P )

Don't forget that you can get tickets at the door next Saturday for a delicious pancake breakfast at the Catonsville Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 8:30 am. Proceeds benefit Jeff's son's boy scout troop. (See info on a previous post).

There will be a community yard sale sponsored by Five Oaks Swim Club on Saturday, April 26th. Table space goes for $20. Don has posted a flyer on Sam's bulletin board for more info.

I am off to Hersheypark for the weekend. Hope someone takes good notes on the weekend's gossip and posts them on the blog!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Funny People Fail Video

Nice to see what could go wrong on another Monday morning!

Map of Recent Blog Readers

Love those little balloons! New readers in British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta, Canada; San Diego, CA; Cockeysville and Severna Park, MD; Virginia Beach, Va; Destrehan, LA; Janesville, WI; Miami, FL; Naperville, IL; and the Bronx and Brooklyn, NY.

Recycle Your Old Computers!

I don't know about the rest of you, but we have more than one old computer and stereo stored in the basement. I am so glad to have an opportunity to get rid of them safely and with a tax deduction to boot! Thanks to Pat R. fo finding this info for us.

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2008
Location: Immaculate Conception Parish
Organizer: Immaculate Conception Parish, Boy Scout Troop 750, CDM Inc.
Contact name: Mike Fannon
Contact email:
Contact address: 200 Ware AvenueTowson, MD 21204
Description: ONE DAY ONLY (Rain or shine)
This event will be hosted by Immaculate Conception Parish at 200 Ware Avenue in Towson, MD 21204
Boy Scout Troop 750 is organizing and operating this event.
Computer Donation Management (CDM) is the licensed Maryland recycling company performing the electronics reuse/recycling work. (website is at )

Background: computers contain hazardous but valuable materials and should be donated for reuse, dropped off at the county landfill or a recycling company, or picked up as a special bulk item with a waste hauler for a fee.

Cost: CPU's, speakers, fax machines, scanners, printers, keyboards, stereos, cell phones, mice & microwaves accepted free of charge, $10 contribution for monitors rqst'd; no TVs please. The event supports a youth service project/fund raiser; tax deductible donation receipts provided.
Sorry, no TVs are accepted during these collections.

Tax Donation: all donations support a non-profit youth service project and fund raiser. Donation receipts will be provided for tax deduction purposes. (consult an accountant for more info)

Additional information can be provided by sending an email to or by calling 410-525-1400.

Directions to Immaculate Conception parish can be found at the following website:

Memory and Disposal: erasure of data prior to donation will provide additional peace of mind, but all hard drives are either erased in compliance with the Dept of Defense 5220.22-M disk sanitizing standard or are physically destroyed during recycling operations. Collected materials are handled in an environmentally and socially responsible manner with virtually no material being land filled.

Please try to dispose of your packaging and cardboard with your normal recycling pickup program as much as possible. Thank You!

Opening Day Tickets

4 tix, sec 3, row G, seats 1-4, $150 for all 4

possibly 2 tix club level, sec 244, row DD, seats 9-10. $150 for both

pass on to anyone you think may want tix

also may have access to up to 20 more tix
See Glenn if you are interested!