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Star-Spangled Banner Flies Above M&T Bank Stadium During Ravens Playoff Game

Star-Spangled Banner Flies Above M&T Bank Stadium During Ravens Playoff Game

The following information was sent to us by the Maryland Stadium Authority's, Jan Hardesty:

 

In preparation for the Ravens playoff game on Sunday, M&T Bank Stadium is flying for the first time the commemorative 15-star, 15-stripe American flag – a replica of the Star-Spangled Banner that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the National Anthem following the all-night British bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814.

 

Athlete Spotlight: Local Figure Skater and Olympian Kimmie Meissner

Athlete Spotlight: Local Figure Skater and Olympian Kimmie Meissner

Born in Towson, Maryland, Kimmie Meissner is a figure skater that became a World Champion in 2006 and a National Champion in 2007. She also competed in the U.S. Olympic games in 2006 where she finished 6th place.

We caught up with Meissner at an outdoor ice skating event in Rockville where she performed and signed autographs for hundreds of fans.

 

How was it to compete in the U.S. Olympics at such a young age?

To get to the Olympics in 2006 was difficult. You had to place in the top two at nationals because there were only two spots and the talent was pretty tough. I competed against people that I looked up to as a child such as Sasha Cohen, Michelle Kwan, and Emily Hughes. It was the best thing that has happened to me.

Volunteers Needed to Lead Free Bone Builders Classes Throughout Montgomery County

 

Free Bone Builders classes to prevent and slow development of osteoporosis are offered at nine Montgomery County sites.  Osteoporosis causes bones to become thin and easily broken. Although osteoporosis can strike at any age, it affects one in three women and one in eight men over the age of 60. One out of every two women and one in four men over 50 will have an osteoporosis related fracture in their lifetime. The daytime Bone Builders classes help regular participants increase bone density naturally.

Workout For Free At Washington Sports Club

Workout For Free At Washington Sports Club

 

With temperatures in the area expecting to soar in the high 90’s and 100's once again this week, Washington Sports Clubs is encouraging Washingtonians to take their workouts indoors to escape the heat. Clubs citywide will open their doors to the public for free workouts every time the thermometer hits 90 degrees through August.

Beginning this month you can work out for free in any WSC facility on days where the temperature tops 90 degrees.

Work Out For Free at Washington Sports Club

Work Out For Free at Washington Sports Club

The following was sent to us by Staci Bloom:

 

With temperatures in the  area expecting to soar in the high 90’s and 100's once again this week, Washington Sports Clubs is encouraging Washingtonians to take their workouts indoors to escape the heat. Clubs citywide will open their doors to the public for free workouts every time the thermometer hits 90 degrees through August. 

Beginning this month you can work out for free in any WSC facility on days where the temperature tops 90 degrees.