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Baltimore’s craft hot sauce makers are on fire

A few years ago, Station North resident Harrison Long found himself with piles of habanero peppers. A backyard plant had flourished, and he needed a use for his impressive harvest. The peppers' extreme heat makes habaneros tough to eat raw, but Long discovered they make a great base for hot sauce....

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Harriet Tubman National Historical Park becomes reality

New York lawmakers and federal parks officials are gathering in Washington, D.C. to formally establish the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in New York. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will preside over an official signing ceremony Tuesday that will make the park part of the National...

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Retro Baltimore

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This Week in History: Jan. 15-21: The police drama series 'Hill Street Blues' premiered on NBC

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Weddings & Engagements

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Wedded: Katie Falter and Tony Peck found love in Hawaii

Wedded: Katie Falter and Tony Peck found love in Hawaii

Date: Nov. 12 Her story: Katherine Falter, 30, was born in Baltimore and grew up in Bel Air. Her parents, Patricia and Robert Falter, live in Jarrettsville. She is a sonographer at The Queen's Medical Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. His story: Anthony "Tony" Peck, 34, was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii,...

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Bay, Beach and Crabs

Maryland Crabs

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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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  • Americans have less tolerance for power outages in a digital world

    Americans have less tolerance for power outages in a digital world

    A flash of lighting, a loud clap of thunder and BOOM! Suddenly everything goes dark and you know the power in your home is officially out. Just about everyone has experienced a power outage due to a seasonal storm in their lifetime and it is a trend that continues to grow between super storms and...

  • Paying for college: Options reduce need for student loans

    While only a fortunate few students can expect a free college education by winning full academic or athletic scholarships, everyone can take advantage of a combination of academic aid, grants, fellowships, work-study and student loans to pay for a four-year degree, says Peter Gayle, a vice president...

  • Bred for purpose: History behind the show dog, and what makes your breed unique today

    Bred for purpose: History behind the show dog, and what makes your breed unique today

    It's easy enough for any dog lover to fall for the silky coat of the Golden Retriever, a Siberian Husky's striking blue eyes or a Dalmatian's spots. In fact, most dog owners say it was the look of a breed that drew them to bring home that puppy in the first place. "As beautiful as these dogs are,...

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