Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Santiago López was killed while working at a Broadneck home following Hurricane Sandy.
A memorial service for the Annapolis man killed by a tree during the cleanup from Hurricane Sandy will be held in Annapolis on Friday. Lopez, 50, a 20-year resident of Annapolis and formerly of Constitución Mexicana in the town of San Juan Mazatlán, died on Oct. 31 when a tree fell on him during the cleanup of a Broadneck home after Hurricane Sandy. He was the husband of Bertha Gonzalez Olea of Mexico and father of Miguel Angel López Gonzalez of Annapolis. With the help of donations from the community and the Mexican Consulate, his remains were returned to Mexico last month where he was buried. The memorial service will be at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis located at 710 Ridgely Ave starting at 6:30 p.m. Friends are …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Twenty-four Naval Academy midshipmen help with Hurricane Sandy relief in New Jersey.
Twenty-four U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen gave up their Thanksgiving holiday to help with Hurricane Sandy relief in New Jersey. The Midshipman Action Group, which volunteers more than 20,000 hours a year to local and national community service efforts, organized the NJ trip. They worked with the American Red Cross to remove debris and load trucks with supplies for delivery to communities along the shore. Here's what some of the midshipmen had to say about why they volunteered. Midshipman First Class Chris Reed— "This is the first Thanksgiving for which I won’t be home; however, I thought about the people in New Jersey that don’t have homes to return to right now. I’m thankful for the fact that I will be able to return home in a few weeks …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A crew of Annapolis' first responders spent the day helping Staten Island residents clean out their homes in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Annapolis police and firefighters hauled more than 250 bags of winter clothes and blankets to Staten Island where they spent all Monday helping residents clean up from Hurricane Sandy. "It was something you had to see to believe," Detective Ben Keck said. "It was overwhelming when we got down into the residential areas and saw how much was left and how much hadn’t even been started." Lt. Caroll Spriggs, an Annapolis firefighter, and Kurt Beall, the owner of Heroes Pub hatched the idea for the trip a few weeks ago. Spriggs' family donated a coach bus and Beall provided the lunch. Staten Island was one of the hardest hit communities in New York City, and firefighters there suggested the location to Annapolis' first responders. Keck and 24 …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The departments will travel to Staten Island, NY, on Monday to work for the day and deliver coats and winter blankets.
Some Annapolis firefighters and police officers will travel to Staten Island, NY, on Monday to deliver goods and spend the day helping with the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. "We're not exactly sure what we are going to be do doing quite yet," said Sgt. Beth Nelson, the coordinator for Annapolis police. "They have asked us to bring tools and generators and be ready to work." The idea for the trip came about during a lunchtime conversation between Lt. Caroll Spriggs, an Annapolis firefighter, and Kurt Beall, the owner of Heroes Pub. "I was asking Spriggs about donating some items. I thought maybe they would have a nonprofit or something that we could donate to," Beall said. "His family owns a bus company, and he said he wanted to get a …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Sean Welsh
Monday, November 5, 2012
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could help…
A National Weather Service forecaster said Maryland is unlikely to get much of a hit from the nor'easter developing to the southeast, one that could hit areas still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
Here we go again? Just a week after Superstorm Sandy rumbled up the eastern seaboard, a powerful nor'easter appears set to do the same, with the outside chance to dump a wintry mix on parts of Maryland. In an advisory Monday, the National Weather Service said the storm is expected to develop off the Carolina coast on Tuesday before moving north. Ken Widelski, a forecaster with the NWS in Sterling, VA, said in a phone interview that how much precipitiation the Baltimore area gets—if any—depends on how far west the storm forms. "The exact track of the system is very uncertain right now," Widelski said. "There is a chance for some precipitation that would be generally Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. If that were the case, it could …
Anyone wishing to donate can visit any branch of M&T Bank, where there is a Santiago Lopez Family Fund.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Along the Jersey shore and near New York City, Patch has covered the impact of the superstorm.
Here in Maryland, we were fortunate to get through the storm known as Sandy with little loss of life or property. Further north, residents weren't as lucky. Sandy hit hard in many parts of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut with dozen of lives lost and billions of dollars in damage. More than 300 Patch sites were impacted by Sandy. Many of those sites are in areas where residents are dealing with massive devastation. Patch editors there have been working hard to provide updates, often without the luxury of electricity, cell phone service or other services. Some have been displaced from their own homes, yet continue to work in order to keep their communities informed. Check out these Patch sites for great coverage of the storm, and go …
Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.
No. 1—PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Strikes Annapolis A look at how Hurricane Sandy affected Annapolis through pictures—including down trees and the flooding on City Dock. No. 2—Annapolis Firefighters Help With Hurricane Sandy Recovery Two Annapolis firefighters were sent to Garrett County Thursday to help recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Scott Keninitz and David Dushkin are members of an Urban Search and Rescue team, known as Maryland Taskforce 2. The team specializes in search and rescue operations, trench and collapse rescues and high-angle rescues. No. 3—Donation Fund Established for Man Killed On Job Residents of the Amberley community have established donation fund the family of the contractor who was killed while removing a tree from their …
Patch runs down some of the images of Superstorm Sandy's impact on Maryland
Instead of bringing you our regular "Weird News" feature, Maryland's Patch sites compiled a series of photos from before, during and after Sandy. Check out the slideshow with this post for some of the images of the superstorm. And then click through some of these links for the lead stories throughout the storm: Looking for more? Follow our new Maryland Patch Facebook page.