Entertainment, Obituaries

James Uhrin, Perry Hall resident known as ‘Traffic Jam Jimmy,’ dies at 65

PERRY HALL, MD—A local icon has passed. James Uhrin, known by many as “Traffic Jam Jimmy,” has died at 65 years of age. The Perry Hall resident died of a heart attack, his family says. Uhrin was also the voice of Mondy the Seamonster on the “Captain Chesapeake” show on WBFF-TV in the ‘70 & ‘80s. Uhrin frequently guided commuters …


Education, Entertainment

BCPS Food and Nutrition Services supervisor to compete on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef Amateurs’ this Thursday

TOWSON, MD—A Baltimore County Public Schools employee will compete on a reality cooking show on the Bravo network this week. Bettina Applewhite, senior operations supervisor in the Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Food and Nutrition, will compete on the “Top Chef Amateurs” episode airing this Thursday, August 12, at 9 p.m. Produced by Magical Elves, “Top Chef Amateurs” gives …


Baltimore County Public Library announces free streaming partnership via Hoopla

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library has announced a new streaming partnership. Library card holders can now stream free movies, TV shows, comic books, and music via Hoopla. Register for an account at hoopladigital.com or download the free app from the App Store or Google Play. Be sure to have all pertinent library account information ready. Hoopla is the new …

Baltimore County Public Schools employee to compete on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef Amateurs’

UPDATE: Bettina Applewhite’s episode will air on Thursday, August 12th. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—A Baltimore County Public Schools employee will compete on a reality cooking show on the Bravo network. Bettina Applewhite, a senior operations supervisor in the BCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services, will appear on the network’s “Top Chef Amateurs” series. “Top Chef Amateurs,” hosted …

SHOWTIME to film pilot for ‘The President is Missing’ in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan announced on Tuesday that cable network SHOWTIME will shoot the pilot episode for its potential new series “The President is Missing” in Maryland. The pilot is based on the 2018 novel by the same title, which tells the story of an American president and a secret, world-threatening crisis. Filming is expected to begin in the state …

County officials to reach out to Orioles over broadcast TV blackout

The Baltimore Orioles have incurred the wrath of local fans after it was recently revealed that none of the team’s games would air on broadcast TV this season. All Orioles games will only be aired on MASN via cable television. The Orioles are also only one of three MLB teams who do not allow their games to be streamed in-market, …

BCPS-TV to air animated series by Parkville High grad

TOWSON, MD. – Purple-faced Aster carries a flower and wears a big white spacesuit. Larry, who is blue and triangular, seems to live in a tree stump. Orange Mike, with his long arms and legs, loves to have fun. And you will want to spend time with all three of them and their friends. Aster, Larry, and Mike are the …

WATCH: Perry Hall students compete on ‘It’s Academic’

On Saturday morning, March 19th, students from Frederick, Chesapeake and Perry Hall High School competed on the popular TV quiz show, It’s Academic. The final score was… Frederick: 605 Perry Hall: 495 Chesapeake: 400 The Guinness Book of World Records has recognized It’s Academic as the world’s longest-running TV quiz show. Started in 1961 on NBC4 in Washington D.C., the …