Baltimore population falls, nearing a 100-year low, Census says

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Ellicott City's Eric Energy makes science exciting for children

Creating fog clouds, bubbling potions and laser light shows are some of Eric Krupkin’s favorite hobbies. With the right chemicals, a white lab coat and a simple flick of the wrist, Krupkin, 42, uses these skills to transform from an Ellicott City husband and father of two into Eric Energy, a science...

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Officials vote to ban tents, canopies from Rehoboth Beach

Visitors will soon no longer be allowed to bring tents and canopies to Rehoboth Beach. The Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance Friday banning those temporary structures from the beach, starting May 15. It also bans campfires and grills. City officials say umbrellas no larger...

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Retro roller-skating and skateboarding

Retro roller-skating and skateboarding

Remember those days hanging out at the roller rink? Or those hours and hours spent practicing on the skateboard? Those were the days. We've delved into our archive and found an array of pictures from yesteryear of folks roller-skating at the rink and skateboarding around town.

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Addams Family actor lends voice to Maryland fracking opposition

Addams Family actor lends voice to Maryland fracking opposition

The actor who played the patriarch of the Addams Family says the gas drilling process known as fracking is no joke. John Astin, a Baltimore native and comedian who played Gomez Addams, is the voice of a radio ad that supporters of a ban are broadcasting Thursday morning. Astin says in the ad there's...

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  • Wedded: Karley Colter and Samuel Graham had a union through spirits

    Wedded: Karley Colter and Samuel Graham had a union through spirits

    Date: Jan. 28 Her story: Karley Colter, 31, was born in Columbia and grew up in Crofton. She works as the Mid-Atlantic field manager for Jägermeister. Her parents, Tony and Doreen Colter, reside in Crofton. His story: Samuel "Sam" Graham, 30, was born in Silver Spring and grew up in Bowie. He works...

  • Wedded: Courtney Geanetta and Steve Van Shura had their first date at MedStar's cafeteria

    Wedded: Courtney Geanetta and Steve Van Shura had their first date at MedStar's cafeteria

    Date: Dec. 31 Her story: Courtney Geanetta, 29, was born in Colorado Springs, Co. She works as a manager of philanthropy programs at MedStar Health in Columbia. Her parents, Joe and Teri Geanetta, live in Colorado Springs. His story: Steve Van Shura, 31, was born and raised in Bel Air. He is a...

  • Wedded: Samantha Halstead and David Santez's romance in the stars

    Wedded: Samantha Halstead and David Santez's romance in the stars

    Date: Jan. 7 Her story: Samantha "Sam" Halstead, 29, was born in Evanston, Ill., and moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio, at age 13. She works as an assistant registrar at Glenstone, a small, contemporary art museum in Potomac. Her parents, David and Cameon Halstead, live in Raleigh, N.C. His story:...

  • Wedded: Erin Shannon and Mike Renaud met on Christian Mingle

    Wedded: Erin Shannon and Mike Renaud met on Christian Mingle

    Date: Dec. 3 Her story: Erin Shannon, 28, was born and raised in Baltimore. She works as a registered nurse at Baltimore Washington Medical Center at St. Agnes Hospital. Her parents, Shawn and Debbie Shannon, live in Falston. His story: Mike Renaud, 39, was born and raised in Hightstown, N.J. He...

  • Wedded: Victoria Parshley and Juan Ramirez made a long-distance relationship work

    Wedded: Victoria Parshley and Juan Ramirez made a long-distance relationship work

    Date: Nov. 12 Her story: Victoria "Tori" Elizabeth Parshley, 23, was born in Montclair, N.J. She works as an elementary school teacher. Her parents, Tom and Seanna Parshley, live in in Baltimore. His story: Juan David Ramirez, 25, was born in Pereira, Colombia. He works as a mechanical engineer....

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  • How to pick crabs

    How to pick crabs

    A step-by-step guide to getting the most from your steamed crab. -- Kit Pollard Waskom

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    Maryland crabs

  • Soft-shell crabs

    Soft-shell crabs

    There's no denying that soft-shell crabs are a little weird. They're slimy and slippery when raw. Cooked in a sandwich, their spindly legs and grabby claws poke out from the slices of bread and make some people wonder, "Do you seriously think I'm going to eat that?" Soft crabs are simply blue crabs...

  • Top 10 Baltimore crab decks

    Top 10 Baltimore crab decks

    Traditionally, Baltimoreans don't have their first crab feast until Memorial Day, when they can move the meal outside. The days are longer, and the crabs are fatter. Get to know our favorite Baltimore-area crab decks and patios. Because crabs just taste better when you're sitting outside.  

  • Maryland dishes that feature Old Bay

    Maryland dishes that feature Old Bay

    Three cheers for the yellow, blue and red. Old Bay is celebrating its home-town pride with the Summer of Baytriotism, a summer-long celebration including restaurant promotions, a search for the Voice of Baltimore and the introduction of Blippar, an engaging technology that will allow Baltimoreans...

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  • Key retirement milestones everyone should know about

    Retirement can seem like a very distant destination in your early working years. However, as you age, that once distant destination starts to become more real. As you enter your 50s you can really start to think about how much you have saved and how that will translate into retirement income. You...

  • Secrets smart investors use year-round to save on their taxes

    Secrets smart investors use year-round to save on their taxes

    Come tax time, many people work to locate tax breaks. While this is always a smart financial move, a little-known way to help build your net worth is to keep taxes top of mind throughout the entire year. Reducing taxes means you keep more of what you earn, according to Nick Holeman, a financial...

  • Recycle what? 5 tips for recycling bathroom products

    Recycle what? 5 tips for recycling bathroom products

    Most of us are used to recycling at home, but specifically in the bathroom? Not so much. However, your bathroom is home to a number of recyclable products, from shampoo and mouthwash bottles to bandage and tissue boxes. With families as busy as they are, it's no wonder bathroom recycling is far...

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