Blog masonry

Background

Events

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth sat by herself at Prince Philip's funeral and now will embark on the next phase of her reign alone. In accordance with strict social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic, the monarch sat by herself Saturday, without the man who had been by her side for 73 years. The monarch's four children and eight grandchildren sat in small groups nearby, during a stripped-back service at Windsor Castle that made their loss somehow more personal […]

today04/19/2021 5

Featured

Bethany Beach bans big beach holes; sand safety cited

BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — A Delaware beach town is banning beachgoers from digging large holes in the sand. The new ordinance passed unanimously Friday at the Bethany Beach town council meeting. It bans holes larger than 1 foot deep and 2 feet wide. Town officials say the ordinance is a safety measure. They cited reports of rescues in nearby towns when large holes unexpectedly collapsed on children. In Ocean City, Maryland, a Texas woman died in 2017 after she […]

today04/19/2021 3

Events

Ocean City seeks to shush the Boardwalk a little

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The Town of Ocean City is considering a new noise ordinance this week to tighten up on loud music and shouting on its iconic boardwalk. The town council will take up discussion at its Monday meeting on the proposal; it limits noise from speakers, radios, or human shouting to between 60 and 75 decibels depending on the time of day and location on the boardwalk. Sixty decibels is a typical conversational level. The ordinance allows […]

today04/19/2021 5

Events

Coast Guard divers hope to reach 12 missing in capsized ship

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Divers searching for oil industry workers on a capsized lift boat prepared to enter the overturned vessel on Friday. The effort to rescue 12 missing people has been complicated by daunting technical challenges and continued bad weather. The hope is that they have found air pockets to survive inside the Seacor Power, most of which is submerged in 50-foot seas about 8 miles off the Louisiana coast. Survival depends on that oxygen, so time is […]

today04/16/2021 6

Events

Maryland schools continue comparatively slow reopening plan

Maryland public school students have had some of the least opportunities in the nation to attend regular in-person instruction despite the state's moderate COVID-19 spread. Roughly half of normal in-person instruction is open in Maryland — the fifth-lowest in the nation as of April 13, according to Burbio, a community event tracker. Maryland ranks toward the middle of states in daily average of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days, at 23, according to The New […]

today04/16/2021 5

Entertainment

J-Rod are done: Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez have split

LOS ANGELES (AP) — J-Lo and A-Rod are no longer J-Rod — officially. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez told the "Today" show Thursday in a joint statement that they are calling off their two-year engagement. "We are better as friends," the statement says. The couple started dating in early 2017. They issued a statement in March that disputed reports they were breaking up. The couple was given the nickname "J-Rod" three years ago after they landed on the cover of […]

today04/15/2021 2

News

Republican Kelly Schulz enters Maryland Governor’s race

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Commerce Department Secretary Kelly Schulz is running for governor. Schulz announced Wednesday she'll seek the Republican nomination in the 2022 election. She's the first Republican and first woman to enter the race. Schulz is a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates. As a delegate, she represented Frederick County. Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford announced he has decided not to run for governor. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who was re-elected in 2018, is term […]

today04/15/2021 5

Events

Local McDonald’s® Owner/Operator Michael Meoli to Award Scholarships Totaling $6,000 to Community College Students

REHOBOTH BEACH, De. (April 14, 2021) — Local McDonald’s® Owner/Operator Michael Meoli and The Meoli Companies announced today they are awarding $6,000 in scholarships to non-traditional community college students pursuing a secondary education at Delaware Technical Community College (Terry and Owens Campuses) and Chesapeake Community College for summer and fall 2021 students respectfully. Scholarships will be awarded in $500 increments to four students at each campus.  The Meoli Companies believes in giving back to the communities in which their restaurants […]

today04/15/2021 3

Artist

Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

NEW YORK (AP) — Global Citizen will push for the world's poorest countries to quickly receive COVID-19 vaccines for their medical workers with an international concert fundraiser hosted by Selena Gomez and headlined by Jennifer Lopez. "VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World" – which hopes to raise $22.1 billion by calling on corporations and philanthropists to fund international vaccination efforts – will air May 8 on ABC, CBS, FOX, as well as iHeartMedia radio stations and YouTube. Foo […]

today04/14/2021 5

0%