The powers that be here at WNST told me to be "emotive" when doing the blogging. Be careful what you wish for Nasty — let the blabber-mouthing begin!
Last week, I ventured up to Harford County to meet the GM of the Bonefish Grill, located in the New Lifestyle Center at the Harford Mall. Other media types, including WJZ-TV’s Tim Williams, Mister Media and social contributor to the Bob Haynie show, Eddie Applefeld, and yours truly were treated to some pretty tasty seafood. Maybe it’s because of what I do for a living that I don’t go "OUT" to restaurants very often, so I had never been to a Bonefish. The restaurant’s GM Erickson Hill schooled me on their committment not only to serving up great meals, but to the community as well. They have raised well over $11,000 so far in August for the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation who’s programs help cancer patients in Harford County. Maybe they should change their name to Angelfish.
With an upcoming fundrasier, on Sunday August 26, at the ESPN Zone, where it will cost you $200 for big kids, and $150 for those 12 and under, I have two words for BRob … Shut up … Seems to me if you want folks to cough up that kinda cash for "An Evening With Brian" benefit, then taking a shot at the fans recently was not a good idea.
Sitting at my desk Tuesday on deadline when my pal, Mel Tansill, from Erickson’s Charlestown Retirment Community in Catonsville shared with me that one of his residents, 92-year-old Sam Porpora had blurted out that he was the mystery man behind the bottle of cognac left annually at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe. WHAT, no way! I passed the information to our beat reporter Sara Michaels who scooped the story. Funny thing about all this is Porpora started doing this on Poe’s birthday as a way to bring attention to the church that was suffering finacially. After the story appeared, I was contacted by a few longtime media members, Rudy Miller and Marty Bass, both expessing "I knew it was him all along." — Yeah, sure ya did …