Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It's almost here...

Springfest by the Ocean City Elementary School "OC STARS" from Ocean City Events on Vimeo.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Springfest Entertainment Schedule


Thursday, May 2nd
10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony - Outdoor
10:30 a.m. Rick K & the Allnighters - Indoor
11:30 a.m. Frankie & the Pack  - Outdoor
12:30 p.m. The Recreation Dancers - Indoor
1:30 p.m. The Christopher Dean Band  - Outdoor
2:30 p.m. Wil Gravatt - Indoor
3:30 p.m. Rick K & The Allnighters - Outdoor
4:30 p.m. Frankie & the Pack  - Indoor
5:30 p.m. Wil Gravatt - Outdoor
7:00 p.m.  Beatlemania Again - Indoor
       Tickets are $5 & $10
8:30 p.m. 3rd Annual Local Band Jam  FREE SHOW - Outdoor

Friday, May 3rd
10:00 a.m. Rick K & The Allnighters - Indoor
11:00 a.m. Bob Lougheed & The Mystery Train Band - Outdoor
12:00 p.m. 21 Horses Band - Indoor
1:00 p.m. The Patty Reese Band - Outdoor
2:00 p.m. Bob Lougheed & The Mystery Train Band - Indoor
3:00 p.m. Rick K & The Allnighters - Outdoor
4:00 p.m. The Patty Reese Band - Indoor
5:00 p.m. Front Page News - Outdoor
6:30 p.m. 21 Horses Band - Outdoor
*8:00 p.m. Country Star Justin Moore - Indoor
         Tickets are $25 - $45

Saturday, May 4th
10:00 a.m. Rick K & The Allnighters - Indoor
11:00 a.m.  9 Mile Roots - Outdoor
12:00 p.m. J.R. Booker - Indoor
1:00 p.m. Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys - Outdoor
2:00 p.m. Sir Rod- Indoor
3:00 p.m. 9 Mile Roots - Outdoor
4:00 p.m. Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys - Indoor
5:30 p.m. The Reagan Years - Outdoor
*8:00 p.m. Rock Legends, Foreigner - Indoor
         Tickets are $27 - $59

Sunday, May 5th
10:00 a.m.  Big Cam & The Lifters - Outdoor
11:30 a.m.  J.R. Booker - Indoor
12:30 p.m. Anything Goes - Outdoor
1:30 p.m. Recreation Dancers - Indoor
2:30 p.m. Oh Boy! A Tribute to Buddy Holly- Outdoor
3:30 p.m.  Power Play Band - Indoor
4:30 p.m. 2U: A Tribute to U2 – FREE SHOW- Outdoor

Times and entertainment are subject to change without notice.
*These concerts require the purchase of reserved seat tickets.
Ticketmaster 1-800-551-SEAT / Baltimore Area 410-481-SEAT

Ravens 2013 Draft Recap

Vitals: Junior, 5-foot-10, 208 pounds
2012 Stats: 76 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 forced fumble
NFL.com Overview: A two-year starter in Gators' secondary, Matt Elam boasted one of the best highlight reels of any prospect in this class due to his big hits and personality on the field. Elam entered the college ranks as the top high school safety prospect. His older brother Abe Elam has paved the way for Matt to make it in the NFL. He was a two-way player in high school, but Elam made the transition to safety shortly after focusing on special teams during his freshman season in 2010.
Elam is one of the higher profile prospects at his position due to his onfield emotion and energy when lining up big hits in the open field. The junior thrives when his number is called, and Elam was very visible since he frequently lined up in the box at strong safety. However, when looking beyond the splash plays, Elam lacks urgency and can be seen standing around while others make the play. That combined with his tendency to launch himself at ball carriers rather than make form tackles might have caused some scouts to be a bit apprehensive.
Vitals: Senior, 6-foot-0, 241 pounds
2012 Stats: 100 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 4 pass breakups, 2 interceptions
NFL.com Overview: The brother of the Philadelphia Eagles' 2012 seventh-round draft pick, running back Bryce Brown, transferred from Miami (Fla.) to see the field more regularly. It didn't take long for Arthur to make an impact at Kansas State and became the Wildcats' most consistent force on the defensive side of the ball during his tenure in Manhattan. Some will question his size, but Brown plays much bigger than his frame suggests due to strong hands and a physical attitude on contact. He projects as either an inside linebacker or weak-side prospect in the NFL.
Vitals: Senior, 6-foot-1, 335 pounds
2012 Stats: 59 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks
NFL.com Overview: Three-time All-Americans are rare at any level of football. Williams was one to accomplish that feat. The Associated Press placed Williams on one of their three Little All-American teams (third in 2010, second in 2011, first in 2012) as one of the top players in Division II, III, or NAIA.
Williams showed glimpses of talent while playing every game as a true freshman for the Lions, starting three contests and making 38 tackles, three for loss and 1.5 sacks. He missed the 2009 season due to an injury, but exploded on the scene as a redshirt sophomore, earning those All-American honors and first-team All-MIAA accolades with 50 stops, 17 for loss, and nine sacks despite starting just the final seven games after starting the year coming off the bench. He started nine of the team’s 10 games in 2011, racking up 16 tackles for loss and eight sacks. Williams has also tipped 12 passes at the line during his first three seasons. In 2012, Williams was named the MIAA defensive player of the year with 68 tackles (16.5 for loss), 8.5 sacks, and five forced fumbles.
Vitals: Senior, 6-foot-2, 257 pounds
2012 Stats: 44 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 9 sacks
NFL.com Overview: This two-time All-Big Ten pick and two-time Buckeyes captain lacks the height and length most NFL teams want in a defensive end, but teams with less stringent size requirements will covet his exceptional weight-room work ethic. He's late off the ball, and not an explosive athlete, but he understands pad level and hand usage. He's going to have to prove to teams that he can handle himself effectively enough in coverage.

Vitals: Senior, 6-foot-1, 248 pounds
2012 Stats: 52 receptions, 706 yards, 8 TDs
NFL.com Overview: At Harvard's pro day, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.72 and 4.71 seconds. He had a 37-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-1 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.19 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.93 seconds. He performed 24 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Juszczyk played some tight end and H-back for the Crimson, but worked out at fullback at his pro day.
Vitals: Senior, 6-foot-6, 308 pounds
2012 Stats: 27 consecutive starts
NFL.com Overview: With the Badgers producing first-round offensive linemen in each of the last two drafts, it is doubtful Wagner will continue that streak. He has been a consistent figure on the left side of Wisconsin's offensive line the last two seasons, but expect Wagner to find his home on the right side in the NFL with an outside shot at playing left tackle in a pinch.
Vitals: Fifth-year senior, 6-foot-4, 298 pounds
2012 Stats: 40 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 9 QB hurries, 2 pass break ups, 2 forced fumbles, 2 passes defended
NFL.com Overview: Lewis-Moore improved his production in his senior year, and looked to be a versatile piece that could potentially work in a rotation at 43 DT or 34 DE. However, Lewis-Moore already lacked great athletic ability, and that issue has been compounded by back to back seasons with knee injuries. A team will have to be willing to stash him away for a year as he rehabs a torn ACL he suffered in the BCS National Championship game.
Vitals: Senior, 6-foot-4, 304 pounds
NFLDraftScout.com Overview: Jensen - who was not at the NFL Scouting Combine - ran the 40-yard dash in 5.28, 5.23 and 5.34 seconds. He had a 25 1/2-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-2 broad jump. He had a 4.56-second short shuttle and a 7.69-second three-cone drill. Jensen also performed 30 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Jensen could be drafted as high as the third or fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The last player drafted out of Colorado State-Pueblo - then known as Southern Colorado - was running back Herman Heard, who was selected in the third round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.
READ:Ravens Select Ryan Jensen, To Compete At Center
Inforgraphic: Ryan Jensen
Vitals: Senior, 6-foot-2, 217 pounds
2012 Stats: 97 receptions, 1,398 yards, 18 touchdowns
NFL.com Overview: Mellette was lucky to play in a passing oriented offense, with the majority of his time under current Ball State head coach Pete Lembo. Prior to Mellete, Elon put forth a record breaking receiver in Terrell Hudgins, but Mellette's pro potential is much better. He won't win with long speed or athleticism, but Mellette has displayed the ability to make catches in traffic and win with technical route running. Expect a fourth- or fifth-round selection.
Photo Gallery: Aaron MelletteInfographic: Aaron Mellette (Pending)
Vitals: Senior, 5-foot-11, 196 pounds
2012 Stats: 52 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, 3 pass break ups, 1 forced fumble
NFL.com Overview: A four-star prospect and one of the top 20 cornerback recruits in the country coming out of Chandler, Ariz., Anthony took over a starting role as a redshirt sophomore in 2010 after playing eight games (no statistics) the previous season. He tied for the team lead with two interceptions that season, and broke up six passes while making 48 stops. Anthony started 11 of 13 games as a junior, missing the USC and Utah games with a dislocated left shoulder suffered against Oregon. He intercepted only one pass, but used his length to knock away 12 passes and attacked five plays behind the line of scrimmage during the season. As a senior, Anthony registered 53 tackles (7 for loss), two interceptions, and three passes defended. Possessing the size of a starting outside NFL cornerback, Anthony has potential to be a top-100 prospect as he built upon his senior year in proving his game speed and agility in postseason workouts
VIEW:Photo Gallery: Marc Anthony
Infographic: Marc Anthony (Pending)


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

2013 Draft Begins Tomorrow Night, So...

Owning up: Bisciotti puts his faith in Ozzie
April 24, 2013, 1:30 pm

As the Ravens huddled in their war room during the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft, the two players atop of the board as they prepared to pick at No. 24 were cornerback Lito Sheppard and a safety.
The safety was rated slightly higher by general manager Ozzie Newsome and his staff.
Wait a minute, minority owner Steve Bisciotti basically said. If both of these guys have roughly the same grade, don't we want the cornerback? Isn't that the more important position?
Newsome told Bisciotti he was going to stay true to his board. Instead of taking Sheppard -- Bisciotti's choice -- Newsome selected the safety -- Ed Reed.
Sheppard -- taken two picks later by the Eagles -- had a solid 10-year career. Reed, though, developed into perhaps the greatest safety of all time.
"I kind of learned from that point on that I better not engage too much and try and alter their decision-making,” Bisciotti said earlier this year.
In the days and weeks leading up to the annual NFL Draft -- which this year begins on Thursday with the first round -- Bisciotti, now the team's majority owner, will have his input. He will review film of prospects. He will meet prospects. He will ask questions of Newsome, assistant general manager Eric DeCosta and the personnel staff.
"I love being closer to the decision than all the fans and all the reporters, because I get to hear these guys out and see what they like," Bisciotti said at the team's season-ending news conference. Bisciotti added with a laugh that leading up to the draft, "Eric and I are on the phone all the time, because (Newsome) stops taking my calls."
Bisciotti also gets a front-row seat in the war room -- after all, ownership has its privileges. But when the Ravens are on the clock, it's clear that Bisciotti abides by the mantra of so many Ravens fans: In Ozzie we trust.
DeCosta said that Bisciotti, who amassed his fortune by starting and growing a personnel and staffing firm, has "great instincts in reading people. He's helped us tremendously in terms of interviewing players, which is what he does -- questions to ask, how to ask the questions, what qualities he thinks are important in people in general.
"He loves the draft," DeCosta added. "I think he's fascinated by the process. Personally, he's given me so much great feedback on different things. Some of the things we do now are because of an idea that maybe Steve planted. So he's been a big help. He's competitive, he reads everything, and he has a passion for it which makes it fun for us."

Weekly Poop 4/24/13

Roost #44 Poop
  • Dates to Remember:
    • Friday – Water Conservation Group Meeting @ Harpoon Hanna's Tiki Bar Opening Party.
    • Sunday June 9 – from 3 to 5p.m. for a Fun Afternoon of Wine Tasting. This event is at, and hosted by Costa Ventosa vineyard and winery, in Whaleyville, Md. (www.costaventosa.com). A portion of the cost for this event will go to the RR44 Penguin Swim Team in support of Atlantic General Hospital. $15/pp includes a taste of 9 different wines, a souvenir wine glass, light snacks & horderves. Bottles, cases or individual glasses of wine will be available for purchase. For more info and tickets, contact Gary Miller @ 443-618-9972 or Bill Cordwell @ 443-669-4129.
    • Sunday, July 7 – Ravens Roost #44 Annual Summer Picnic at White Horse Park, 1-6 p.m. Cost is as follows: members $10, guests 21 and over $15, guests 20 and below $10. All adults who attend the picnic will be given a ticket for entrance into a 50-50 raffle which will be drawn at the picnic. The picnic includes food (chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, salads etc.) as well as beer, soda and bottled water. There will also be games played such as horseshoes and any other games folks come up with. Also featured will be "Mister OC" playing tunes and flipping burgers! This event is rain or shine as the community center at White Horse Park has also been secured in case of bad weather. Anyone wishing to attend, please email Bill Cordwell at billycords558@gmail.com or call 443-669-4129. A sign up sheet will also be available at the May and June meetings. All wishing to attend must be signed up and paid by July 1, 2013, so we have an accurate count for food and drinks. Checks can be mailed to me @ 558 Ocean Pkwy, Ocean Pines, MD 21811.
    • October 4 – 7 – The Ravens Roost #44 road trip will be the Ravens/Dolphins game being played on Sunday, October 6th at 1pm. We will be staying at the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Beach. This is the same hotel we stayed at in 2008. The rooms are $149/night, plus 11% room tax, for the intercoastal view rooms. If you want an oceanview room they are $169/night plus the room tax. Once I get the contract from the hotel I will notify you so you can call in and make your reservations with your credit card. I currently have 50 rooms reserved. Do not call the hotel to make your reservations until you are notified by me! The cost of the game-day ticket (we will be sitting in the lower section in the endzone), the bus transportation to the stadium and a commemorative tee shirt and koozie will be $150.00. I will need this entire amount no later than May 3rd. This is non-refundable due to the fact the tickets will be purchased on May 3rd. Please make your check out to Ravens Roost #44 and either mail it to me or drop it off at my residence.
      You are to provide your own transportation to Fort Lauderdale. If you are flying out of Baltimore you might check both Southwest and Air Tran airlines. Both offer non-stop flights from BWI to the Fort Lauderdale airport-which is less than 10 miles from the hotel. Southwest also have flights out of Philly. Thanks, Mike Grimes.
    • Friday, December 6 – Ravens Roost #44 Christmas Party@ the Cove Restaurant @ Bayside. More details soon.
  • Dues due: Dues ($30 per member) were to be paid by the February meeting. Current unpaid members: Nancy Armiger, Nick Armiger, Joan Bartels, Wil Bartels, John Braun, Heather Dennis, Les Dennis, Gary Deutsch, Eileen Deutsch, Donald Dorsey, Linda Dorsey, Ron Ferger, John Feurstein, Matthew Harbaugh, Bob Kanski, Marian Kanski, Colby Kauffman, Peggy Lewis, Gene Marshall, Charlotte Martin, Kathy McCauley, Dan Moran, Shirley Moran, Joe Prematta, June Prematta, Les Purcell, Bill Regan, Bob Sawyer, Toni Sawyer, Paul Schaffer, Karen Schaffer, Hank Schroding, Henry Schroding, Carol Smith, Mark Smith, Linda Stine, Ray Taranto, Mike Ward, Rob Ward, Tom Weiss, Kelly Wilhelm, Jami Winterling, Leo Winterling, Jim Wolf, Vivian Wolf, Susan Wollenweber.
    This is the list of unpaid members that my records show. If your name is on this list in error, please contact me. If you sponsored any of the unpaid members, please contact them to remind them that their dues are payable. If you are not planning to renew your membership this year, please let me know that as well, so you can leave as a member in good standing. Thanks. Jo Ann.
Ravens Poop
  • Good Ravens 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.
  • All the best Orioles news notes and nuggets at Britt's Bird Watch here.
  • The NFL Draft begins Thursday with Round 1, 8 pm. I have a feeling we'll watch all night only to hear Ozzie trade back. But you never know.
Local Poop
  • Friday – Thank the Good Earth I'm Not Allergic to Wine, Fenwick Wine Cellars. Join us for a wholesome happy hour of wine and a selection of Gluten Free, Vegan and delicious appetizers from the Good Earth Market & Organic Farm. Please RSVP to 302.436.1500 for food preparation and cost at the door will be $8 which includes Food provided by Good Earth Market, $1 off all glasses of wine and 5% off all bottles of wine.
  • Friday thru Sunday – Ward World Carving Competition, Roland E. Powell Convention Center. For more Info please contact: Eric Turner. Phone: 410-749-4988; E-mail: lmbottinelli@salisbury.edu. Carvers & visitors from around the world convene for the most prestigious competition of contemporary wildfowl art. Event includes judging, benefit auction, classes & seminars, demonstrations, children's activities and exhibitor booths of artisans & art supplies. Admission. wardevents@salisbury.edu or www.wardmuseum.org. The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, hosts the 43rd Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, in Ocean City, Maryland. View world class bird carvings and sculptures, bid on world class art at the benefit auction. Shop at over 100 exhibitor booths, and enjoy an abundance of kids activities at the Kids Corner.
  • Friday thru Sunday – MD International Kite Expo 2013. Great spectator and participant event! The Maryland International Kite Exposition will feature three fun filled days of kite flying on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. www.kiteloft.com
  • Saturday – Board Walkin' for Pets – 2013. Worcester County Humane Society annual fun event - walk-a-thon on the boards! All proceeds benefit the Ocean City area's no-kill pet shelter. Bring your pet for a fun day on the boards to help the animals or adopt a shelter dog for the day by making arrangements prior to the walk-a-thon. Registration fee. 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine!
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Hard Crab Dinner, Knights of Columbus Council 9053, 9901 Coastal Highway, 5-7 pm., at the Council Hall (behind St; Luke’s Church). Choice of: Fried Hard Crab, Crab Cake Fluff, Broiled Crab Cake, or Baked Flounder. Includes corn on the cob, salad, rolls and dessert. $20 per person. Make reservations by May 14. Called 410-524-7994 Monday through Friday 9 to 4. Walk-ins welcome.
Funny Poop
  • Q: What do you call a bunch of tractors parked in front of a McDonald's on Friday night in Snow Hill?
    A: Prom.
  • 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.


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

Friday, April 19, 2013

Ravens 2013 Schedule

Thurs, Aug. 8at Tampa Bay BuccaneersRaymond James Stadium7:30pmWBAL-TV
Thurs, Aug. 15vs. Atlanta FalconsM&T Bank Stadium7:30pmWBAL-TV
Thurs, Aug. 22vs. Carolina PanthersM&T Bank Stadium8:00pmESPN
Thurs, Aug. 29at St. Louis RamsEdward Jones Dome8:00pmWBAL-TV

Thurs, Sept. 5at Denver BroncosSports Authority Field at Mile High8:30pmWBAL-TV
Sun, Sept. 15vs. Cleveland BrownsM&T Bank Stadium1:00pmWJZ-TV
Sun, Sept. 22vs. Houston TexansM&T Bank Stadium1:00pmWJZ-TV
Sun, Sept. 29at Buffalo BillsRalph Wilson Stadium1:00pmWJZ-TV
Sun, Oct. 6at Miami DolphinsSun Life Stadium1:00pmWJZ-TV
Sun, Oct. 13vs. Green Bay PackersM&T Bank Stadium1:00pmWBFF-TV
Sun, Oct. 20at Pittsburgh SteelersHeinz Field4:25pmWJZ-TV
Sun, Oct. 27BYE
Sun, Nov. 3at Cleveland BrownsFirstEnergy Stadium4:25pmWJZ-TV
Sun, Nov. 10vs. Cincinnati BengalsM&T Bank Stadium1:00pmWJZ-TV
Sun, Nov. 17at Chicago BearsSoldier Field1:00pm*WJZ-TV
Sun, Nov. 24vs. New York JetsM&T Bank Stadium1:00pm*WJZ-TV
Thurs, Nov. 28vs. Pittsburgh SteelersM&T Bank Stadium8:30pmWBAL-TV
Sun, Dec. 8vs. Minnesota VikingsM&T Bank Stadium1:00pm*WBFF-TV
Mon, Dec. 16at Detroit LionsFord Field8:40pmESPN
Sun, Dec. 22vs. New England PatriotsM&T Bank Stadium8:30pm*WJZ-TV
Sun, Dec. 29at Cincinnati BengalsPaul Brown Stadium1:00pm*WJZ-TV

*Flexible Time Schedule
All game times & television networks subject to change.
All times Eastern