Anne Arundel Council weighs resolution on BWI flight patterns

Anne Arundel County Council members could join federal, state and local officials debating new flight patterns at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The council is considering a resolution that would urge the Federal Aviation Administration, which oversees air traffic control at the airport, to revert to routes used before implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System in 2015. The $35 billion system, NextGen, was developed to cut down on flight delays and carbon emissions. But residents of communities surrounding the airport in Anne Arundel and Howard counties say it has also led to persistent noise from planes that disrupts their daily life. (Capital)

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New Under Armour campaign celebrates Misty Copeland and other women athletes

Set to poetry, Under Armour has released short videos of five women athletes as part of a new global marketing campaign it calls “Unlike Any.” The featured athletes include ballerina Misty Copeland, long-distance runner Alison Désir, sprinter Natasha Hastings, professional stuntwoman Jessie Graff, and Chinese taekwondo champion and actress Zoe Zhang. In the campaign, the women dance, run or work out in mostly barren settings. (Balt. Sun)

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Wary of low income housing, neighbors express opposition to Rock Spring retail, apartment complex

A mixed-use residential and retail project proposed for Forest Hill drew a standing-room only crowd opposed to it during a Harford County Development Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday. Osprey Property Companies, of Annapolis, is seeking Harford County approval to build Rock Spring Station, a three-story structure at 2000 Rock Spring Road in Forest Hill. The first story would be reserved for retail, while the second and third stories would be for apartments, according to Brian Lopez, executive vice president for Osprey. (Aegis)

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Carroll-backed product fighting it out in the 'Funderdome'

Local fans of Court Grabbers will have to tune in to ABC's new show "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" on Sunday night, July 23, to see if the product designed to give players' shoes better grip on the court was able to gain traction with the studio audience. Dave Pruitt and Justin King are both Carroll investors who sit on the board of the company, and they, too, will watch as the product's inventor, Steve McLaughlin, goes head-to-head against another entrepreneur, pitching the product for the chance to win $20,000. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Evermore Farm's lamb featured at Governor's Buy Local Cookout

Lamb produced by Evermore Farm in Westminster will be an ingredient in the grilled Persian-style kofta barbecue with tomato shirazi and mujaddara salads offered during Gov. Larry Hogan's annual invitation-only Buy Local Cookout on Thursday, July 20. According to a Maryland Department of Agriculture news release, 21 recipes were selected based on availability of ingredients, geographic representation, maximum use of local ingredients and creativity. "It is a wonderful opportunity to support and celebrate local food and meet our kindred spirits while learning innovation in this effort from our peers," said John Myers, who co-owns Evermore Farm with his wife, Ginger. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Planet Fitness to open Towson-area location in September

Planet Fitness will open its first Towson-area location this fall, a company representative said Tuesday. If all goes as planned, the fitness chain, which offers monthly memberships, will open a gym in the Hillendale Shopping Center, at Loch Raven Boulevard and Taylor Avenue, in September, according to Planet Fitness Towson general manager Ron Ray. Planet Fitness Towson will be at 6879 Loch Raven Blvd. The building was formerly a Salvo Auto Parts, which moved across Taylor Avenue earlier this summer, an employee of the store said Tuesday. (Balt. Sun)

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July 19 // Baltimore health department gets $150,000 grant to expand healthy local stores program

The Baltimore City Health Department has received a $150,000 grant to work with the owners of local “corner stores” to stock and sell healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grain foods and low-fat milk.The two-year grant from the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission will be used to add 40 stores to the Baltimarket Healthy Stores Program, which now has 17 retailers participating. (Balt. Sun)

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CareFirst dispute could affect Anne Arundel government, school employees

More than 20,000 current and retired Anne Arundel government and public school employees would be limited to out-of-network coverage at medical practices affiliated with Anne Arundel Medical Center if the hospital makes good on a threat to drop health insurance provider CareFirst. Plans through the insurer, one of the state's largest, are the only option available to a majority of the county's government and school system employees, officials confirmed Tuesday. (Capital)

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