Saturday, September 29, 2012

Harvest Moon

Harvest moon tonight and tomorrow night.  What is a "harvest moon"?  According to Wikipedia, "The Full Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox."




And what's a harvest moon without Neil Young?






Friday, September 28, 2012

Get Your Wine On!

Starts today!

OCEAN CITY -- The 17th Annual “Wine Festival on the Beach” will be held Sept. 28-29 at the Inlet Park in Ocean City, featuring wineries from all over the East Coast.
The festival will be open Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

In addition to the vast array of wine offerings, there will be several vendors offering an array of international cuisine. There will also be several arts and craft vendors, several micro-brewed beers for purchase. Popular local recording artists including “Bird Dog and The Road Kings” will provide music conductive to relaxation during the days of the festival.
While strolling from winery to winery with your complimentary Wine Fest tasting glass you will receive upon entering, you can mingle with your friends while sipping fine wine, marveling at the fine arts and crafts along the way and still be enjoying the live entertainment with our sand stage setting. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy the entertainment.
Tickets for the festival are $25 (general admission) at the gate. The cost includes a commemorative wine glass and sample coupons. For those who don’t drink, general admission includes commemorative wine glass and unlimited soft drinks from the designated driver location. Under-21 guests are $5 and must be accompanied by a parent. Children under 7 years of age admitted free. No one under 21 years of age is admitted without a parent.

http://www.mdcoastdispatch.com/articles/2012/09/28/Top-Stories/Wine-Festival-On-The-Beach-Begins-Today-In-Resort

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Weekl Poop 9/26/12


Roost #44 Poop
  • Dates to Remember:
    • Tonight - No Ravens Rap Show, 7pm; it was on Monday - read below. This is the 10th season of Ravens Rap, and through all of the changes over the years, the one constant has been Ravens Roost #44. Let’s make the 10th season the best ever!
From Eileen: Yes, we are having a Ravens Jersey giveaway every show. Except last week, it was missed. So Steve will be giving away an extra one if not this week in the next couple shows. Reschedule Reminders: (1) because of the Thursday game 9/27, that week's show will be taped next Monday, Sept 24, same time. (2) Another reschedule because of conflict w/ Comcast is show prior to Oct. 14th, Cowboys game. The show can't be on Wed., Oct. 10th. As it stands now, we made it Tues 10/9. (3) Then because of Thanksgiving, we'll film on Tuesday, Nov. 20th not Wed, the 21st. And instead of just 1 set of tickets to a game some distance away, this year we've made a sponsorship deal with JCTickets.net about giving us a few home game sets plus a close trip!!! So we're HAPPY to say we have to giveaway a set to the Raiders game Nov. 11th and a set to the Broncos game, Dec. 16th!! We'll have 1 more set for a home game, as yet to be announced. PLUS Big GAME this year w/ bus trip & couple other perks will be the Game in DC against the Redskins, Dec. 9th!! Bruce Laird will be doing a few special guest appearances and hope to give you those dates soon. We're happy to say John Corsi, owner of JCTickets.net will be coming to show! It'll be great to have Billy Carder of BJ's back, who told Steve he'd be happy to come for his 1st visit since we went to TV! Others will be announced soon! Specifics on your chances of winning tickets giveaways will be made clear at this week's show. Thanks, Eileen.
    • RAVENS RAP Show 2011 - 2012
Be Part of the Taping in the RAVENS Room of The Blue Ox, 127th St.,
Every Wednesday, starts @ 7pm
1 HOUR television show divided into Four (4) - 15 minute segments
      • Show is on Fridays, Saturdays & Sunday
      • Schedule on BTV (Beach Television) is as follows
      • Segment A
        • 2:30am
        • 8:30am
        • 2:30pm
        • 8:30pm 
      • Segment B
        • 3:30am
        • 9:30am
        • 3:30pm
        • 9:30pm
      • Segment C
        • 5:30am
        • 11:30am
        • 5:30pm
        • 11:30pm
      • Segment D
        • 12:30am
        • 6:30am
        • 12:30pm
        • 6:30pm
    • Friday, – Water Conservation Group Meeting @ ...
    • Saturday, October 27 – Ravens Roost #44 Crab Feast, 1-5 p.m., Crab Bag (upstairs) 13005 Coastal Hwy.
      • Menu: All you can eat crabs, BBQ ribs, wings, corn on the cob, french fries, cole slaw, coors light, miller light on tap, and soda.
      • Cost: $40 per person and this includes tax and gratuity.
      • Contact: Marian Cicero at 410-250-2501 Home, 443-880-0862 Cell or sign up at the September or October meeting.
      • At this time, a member may bring a guest but based on response this event could be opened up for more guests. The cut off date is October 13th for the sign up and payment. Checks are to be made payable to RR44. No refunds can be made after October 13th.
    • Tuesday, November 13 - HARRINGTON BUS TRIP is on Tuesday November 13th, 2012. Cost is $20.OO per person which includes $15.00 free play, a lunch buffet, and your bus seat. The 49 passenger bus departs Montego Bay (130th street, Bayside) at 8:30 am with a second stop at the Millsboro’s Roses Store on Route 113. Bus departs Harrington at 3pm. Guests are welcome. To Sign Up, Call Paul and Trish at H# 302-436-9017. You will need to give Paul or Trish either your Harrington Player Card Number or your Birthday Date. Mail a check immediately after you sign up to 36977 Laws Points Rd, Selbyville, DE 19975. Check is made out to Raven Roost #44. You can also sign up and pay at the October meeting. We expect a waiting list. So Sign Up early and spread the word for those folks without a computer.
    • Saturday, December 15 – Ravens Roost #44 Christmas Party. Details soon.
    • Tuesday, January 1 - It is time to form the RR44 Penguin Swim Team once again! The AGH web site is up and Gary has set up the RR44 team page. Just go to "join a team" and click on RR44 to get registered.
    • Saturday, April 13, 2013 – Ravens Roost #44 Dance. Details soon.
    • ROAD TRIP 2012-KANSAS CITY, MO – Our road trip this year will be Kansas City, MO-The Cue (as is barbeque) Capital of the World. The game is on 10/7. Mike finally received the booking contract signed by the hotel rep. You can now call in to reserve your rooms. You will need your credit card to reserve your room. Their hours for reservations are 8:30am to 5 pm. Call or contact Mike for further details at 410.250.3020 or at montegomike@verizon.net.
    • From Kenny Taras: I am selling Tickets for the Browns game. Sec 540, Row 10, Seats 11 and 12 for 180.00 dollars. Please post this when you get a chance PS includes bus seats. Thank you, Kenny Taras PHONE 443-235-3437

Ravens Poop
  • The Ravens defeated New England Sunday night 31-30 to take possession of first place in the division. Next, a short turnaround as The Cleveland Browns come to town for Thursday Night Football, 8:20 pm. The bus leaves Ocean City @ 2:30 pm.
  • Good news notes and nuggets from Sarah Ellison’s Blog here. It’s getting to the point where I can hardly stand ESPN, but I do go Jamison Hensley’s Blog here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.
  • Looking for an Orioles Blog? Go to Britt’s Bird Watch for the latest Orioles news!

Local Poop
  • Friday & Saturday - Winefest on the Beach, Inlet Parking Lot. Wineries from across the Mid-Atlantic region as well as micro-brew beer. Arts & crafts, live music, food available & more. Admission. Located at the Inlet Parking Lot in Downtown Ocean City. Friday & Saturday from 11am - 7pm. For more information, contact Christina Nokes. 410-280-3306.
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay. 14k, sterling jewelry, beads, precious & semi-precious stones, crystals, classic & contemporary designs and more. Admission. Convention Center on 40th Street. Friday, 12 noon - 7pm; Saturday, 10am - 6pm; Sunday, 11am - 5pm. For more information, contact Barbara Haney at 804-746-7663 or tote1523@treasuresoftheearth.net.
  • Saturday - Say I Do in Berlin: An Outdoor Wedding Event, Main Street in Berlin. Say I Do in Berlin is the town's premier wedding event. The event, will take place along Main Street in the historic town of Berlin, Maryland. The outdoor wedding show will include approximately 25 vendors and offer displays of wedding-related products, services, and previews. Event is Rain or Shine.
  • Saturday - Sweatin' For Pets - Benefit for the Ocean City Humane Society, Northside Park - 125th Street. This Zumba Style Benefit for the Ocean City Human Society will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012
    • Raffles and Door Prizes, too!!
    • $10.00 Entrance Fee
    • 10:30am Registration
    • 10:45am Introduction to the Basics
    • 11:00 - 12:30 pm Fun, Zumba Workout!!
    • All Levels Welcome!
    • To Pre - Register or Ask questions, Contact us at 410-723-9495 or ochszumba@gmail.com
  • Saturday - Ayers Creek Pink Paddle & Post Paddle Party, Ayers Creek Adventures. Help us in our journey towards a world free of breast cancer and in providing support to those affected by breast cancer.
    • Saturday September 29th, 8:30 AM – 11:30
    • Post Paddle Party 11:30 – 2:00
    • Put on your favorite pink attire and join us as for a calm water paddle through the pristine salt marshes of Ayers Creek, observe the abundant wildlife, while raising awareness and funds towards the fight against breast cancer.
    • Donations/Pledge Requirements
    • $ 60 Ayers Creek Single Kayak $150 Ayers Creek Canoe (2/3 persons)
    • $100 Ayers Creek Tandem Kayak (2 persons) $ 50 Bring your own Kayak or Canoe
    • Pre‐registration Required for Ayers Creek Equipment
    • Call 443‐513‐0889 or email info@ayerscreekadventures.com
    • Post Paddle Party
    • Featuring Live Music by Troy Mawyer
    • J&J’s Brick Oven Pizza
    • Pink Ribbon Cupcakes from Baked Desserts CafĂ©
    • Music – Games – Prizes
    • Pink Kayak Raffle ‐ $5 per chance
    • Invite your friends and family to join our post paddle party
    • $15 donation adults
    • $5 donation children (5 – 12)
    • * under 5 free


Funny Poop

Etcetera
  • Got poop? Let me know! I’m going to try to get this out every Wednesday so if you get it to me by Tuesday I’ll try to include it. Your input is appreciated.
  • Be sure to visit our website @ www.ravensroost44.com or our blog @ http://ravensroost44.blogspot.com/ for the latest news, notes and nuggets.
  • Life is short. Focus on the good.



Frank

Baltimore Ravens, let’s go
And put that ball across the line
So fly with talons spread wide
Go in and strike with Ravens pride
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Ravens dark wings take flight
Dive in and show them your might
For Baltimore and Maryland
You will fly on to victory

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Weekly Poop 9/19/12


Roost #44 Poop
  • Dates to Remember:


  • Tonight - The Ravens Rap Show, 7pm.  This is the 10th season of Ravens Rap, and through all of the changes over the years, the one constant has been Ravens Roost #44.  Let’s make the 10th season the best ever!
From Gary:  This week our own Steve Szlasa will be one of the commentators on the show. And this should be a good one as the discussions about what the hell happened on Sunday and who was calling the plays should be informative and entertaining. Lets guess how long it takes John to say "I told you so" about Joe. Last week was a busy one with the game on Monday and the meeting on Thursday so a lot of people did not make the show. For those of you who did not make it, one of the changes this year is a segment where anyone from the audience can come up and ask the panel questions about the games or the Ravens in general. For those of you that went to the shows several years ago, this was particularly fun and informative.  The show is at 7pm this Wednesday. Come down to get a chance to win one of the prizes that are raffled off and ask those burning questions we all have about the game. ALSO starting in Oct., there will be game tickets given away at the show as well. I hope to see you all at the show this week to support Steve in his new career as a sports commentator:) Gary.  
From Eileen: Yes, we are having a Ravens Jersey giveaway every show. Except last week, it was missed. So Steve will be giving away an extra one if not this week in the next couple shows.  Reschedule Reminders: (1) because of the Thursday game 9/27, that week's show will be taped next Monday, Sept 24, same time.  (2) Another reschedule because of conflict w/ Comcast is show prior to Oct. 14th, Cowboys game. The show can't be on Wed., Oct. 10th. As it stands now, we made it Tues 10/9.  (3) Then because of Thanksgiving, we'll film on Tuesday, Nov. 20th not Wed, the 21st.  And instead of just 1 set of tickets to a game some distance away, this year we've made a sponsorship deal with JCTickets.net about giving us a few home game sets plus a close trip!!! So we're HAPPY to say we have to giveaway a set to the Raiders game Nov. 11th and a set to the Broncos game, Dec. 16th!! We'll have 1 more set for a home game, as yet to be announced. PLUS Big GAME this year w/ bus trip & couple other perks will be the Game in DC against the Redskins, Dec. 9th!!  Bruce Laird will be doing a few special guest appearances and hope to give you those dates soon. We're happy to say John Corsi, owner of JCTickets.net will be coming to show! It'll be great to have Billy Carder of BJ's back, who told Steve he'd be happy to come for his 1st visit since we went to TV! Others will be announced soon! Specifics on your chances of winning tickets giveaways will be made clear at this week's show.  Thanks, Eileen.

  • RAVENS RAP Show 2011 - 2012
Be Part of the Taping in the RAVENS Room of The Blue Ox, 127th St.,
Every Wednesday, starts @ 7pm
1 HOUR television show divided into Four (4) - 15 minute segments

  • Show is on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

  • Schedule on BTV (Beach Television) is as follows:

  • Segment A
    • 2:30am
    • 8:30am
    • 2:30pm
    • 8:30pm

  • Segment B
    • 3:30am
    • 9:30am
    • 3:30pm
    • 9:30pm

  • Segment C
    • 5:30am
    • 11:30am
    • 5:30pm
    • 11:30pm

  • Segment D
    • 12:30am
    • 6:30am
    • 12:30pm
    • 6:30pm  
 
  • Friday, – Water Conservation Group Meeting @ ...
  • Saturday - The final Summer Raft-up of the year.  Admiral Bill Cordwell, of the RR44 Navy has selected the dates for the fleet exercises:  Meeting time and location will be announced later.  You can contact Bill at billycords558@gmail.com or 443-669-4129.
  • Saturday, October 27 – Ravens Roost #44 Crab Feast, 1-5 p.m., Crab Bag (upstairs) 13005 Coastal Hwy.  
    • Menu: All you can eat crabs, BBQ ribs, wings, corn on the cob, french fries, cole slaw, coors light, miller light on tap, and soda.  
    • Cost: $40 per person and this includes tax and gratuity.  
    • Contact: Marian Cicero at 410-250-2501 Home, 443-880-0862 Cell or sign up at the September or October meeting.  
    • At this time, a member may bring a guest but based on response this event could be opened up for more guests.  The cut off date is October 13th for the sign up and payment.  Checks are to be made payable to RR44.  No refunds can be made after October 13th.
  • Saturday, December 15 – Ravens Roost #44 Christmas Party.  Details soon.
  • Tuesday, January 1 - It is time to form the RR44 Penguin Swim Team once again!  The AGH web site is up and Gary has set up the RR44 team page.  Just go to "join a team" and click on RR44 to get registered.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2013 – Ravens Roost #44 Dance.  Details soon.
  • ROAD TRIP 2012-KANSAS CITY, MO – Our road trip this year will be Kansas City, MO-The Cue (as is barbeque) Capital of the World.  The game is on 10/7.  Mike finally received the booking contract signed by the hotel rep.  You can now call in to reserve your rooms.  You will need your credit card to reserve your room.  Their hours for reservations are 8:30am to 5 pm.  Call or contact Mike for further details at 410.250.3020 or at montegomike@verizon.net.
  • From Kenny Taras: I am selling Tickets for the New Eng and Browns games. Sec 540, Row 10, Seats 11 and 12 for 180.00 dollars. Please post this when you get a chance PS includes bus seats. Thank you, Kenny Taras PHONE 443-235-3437


Ravens Poop
  • For the third season in a row, the Ravens followed up a rousing week one win with a week two stinker, losing to the Eagles 24-23.  Despite forcing the Eagles to turn the ball over four times, the Ravens could not pull out a victory.  Next up, the New England Patriots travel to Baltimore for Sunday Night Football, 8:20 pm.  The bus leaves 5 ½ hours before gametime (which I think will be 2:50 pm).
  • Good news notes and nuggets from Sarah Ellison’s Blog here.  It’s getting to the point where I can hardly stand ESPN, but I do go Jamison Hensley’s Blog here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.  
  • Looking for an Orioles Blog?  Go to Britt’s Bird Watch for the latest Orioles news!

Local Poop
  • Thursday thru Sunday - Sunfest, Inlet Parking Area.  Ocean City’s most popular festival! Popular entertainers highlight four days of fall fun with arts & crafts, big-top tents, food vendors & more. All entertainment is free with the exception of evening headline acts. Nothing delights the eye more than our artisans’ unique designs of fine art & distinctive crafts. Try the bold taste of the Eastern Shore with fabulous food. Children's activities are available on Saturday & Sunday. Located at the Inlet Parking Lot in Downtown Ocean City. Festival hours: Thursday - Saturday, 10am - 10pm and Sunday 10am - 6pm. For more information, call 800-626-2326.
Free parking is available at the West Ocean City Park & Ride. Park free & ride shuttle bus to Sunfest for $1. Ride the Boardwalk Tram to the Inlet for $3 each way. Express trolley shuttles will depart from the south lot of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center at 40th Street; ride all day for $2. Prices subject to change.
  • Thursday thru Sunday - Sunfest Kite Festival, On the Beach between 1st and 6th Streets.  Bring the family & let your spirits soar! Enjoy three days filled with spectacular kite flying. Thousands of spectators travel to see master kite flyers from around the world showcase their aerial displays of art. Located on the beach between 1st and 6th Streets; Thursday - Sunday from 9am - 9pm. For more information, contact Jay Knerr at 410-289-7855 or visit www.kiteloft.com.
  • Friday thrui Sunday - Berlin Fiddler's Convention, Main Street, Berlin.  Three days of free, live, Bluegrass music on Main Street in Downtown Berlin. Music lovers of all ages travel from across the region to hear competitors vie for thousands in cash prizes. The event kicks off with a concert on Friday night, followed by an Acoustic Music Competition all day Saturday and closing with a free Bluegrass Gospel Jam on Sunday morning. Friday, 6pm - 10pm; Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 11am - 2pm. For more information, contact Olive Mawyer at 410-641-4775 or visit www.berlinchamber.org.
  • Saturday & Sunday - Park Place Jewelers Annual Treasure Hunt at the Beach, 2nd & 3rd Street at the Park Place Hotel on boardwalk.  Location is in front of Park Place Jewelers on the Boardwalk (2nd and 3rd Street at the Park Place Hotel). The first 100 people registered for each day will be able to participate. A $10.00 entry fee/donation is required to a local Ocean City charity yet to be determined. Rain or Shine. Saturday at 4 p.m. & Sunday at 1pm. Contact Jill Ferrante at 410-289-6500 or visit www.parkplacejewelers.com.

Funny Poop
  • An annoyingly self-righteous man went to the doctor for a check-up.

He said, "I feel terrible. Please examine me and tell me what's wrong with me."

"Let's begin with a few questions," said the doctor. "Do you drink much?"

"Alcohol?" said the man. "I'm a teetotaler. Never touch a drop."

"How about smoking?" asked the doctor.

"Never," replied the man. "Tobacco is bad, and I have strong principles against it."

"Well, uh," said the doctor, "do you have much sex life?"

"Oh, no!" said the man. "Sex is sin. I'm in bed by 10:30 every night, and I always have been."

The doctor paused, looked hard at the man, and asked, "Well, do you have pains in your head?"

"Yes," said the man. "I have terrible pains in my head."

"OK," said the doctor. "That's your trouble. Your halo is on too tight!"

Etcetera
  • Got poop?  Let me know!  I’m going to try to get this out every Wednesday so if you get it to me by Tuesday I’ll try to include it.  Your input is appreciated.
  • Be sure to visit our website @ www.ravensroost44.com or our blog @ http://ravensroost44.blogspot.com/ for the latest news, notes and nuggets.
  • Life is short.  Focus on the good.



Frank

Baltimore Ravens, let’s go
And put that ball across the line
So fly with talons spread wide
Go in and strike with Ravens pride
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Ravens dark wings take flight
Dive in and show them your might
For Baltimore and Maryland
You will fly on to victory