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As Baltimore's diners disappear, owners shift to remain relevant

In its heyday in the 1960s and '70s, the 24-hour Bel-Loc Diner in Parkville was the place to go after high school dances or a night at the now-defunct Club Venus, Rascals or Golden Horn. "Fifty years ago, everybody in the neighborhood came here," said owner Bill Doxanas, 65. "Now, there are a hundred...

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Wedded: Megan Miller and Dave Rosh had a 'romantic and rustic' wedding

Wedded: Megan Miller and Dave Rosh had a 'romantic and rustic' wedding

Date: May 7 Her story: Megan Elizabeth Miller, 28, was born in Baltimore and raised in Bel Air. She works as a CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her parents, Thomas Miller and Nancy Miller, live in Bel Air. His story: David William Rosh, 34, was born in Washington and raised in Reston, Va. He works...

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  • Ponies finish 91st annual island swim

    Ponies finish 91st annual island swim

    — A morning thunderstorm stayed away, but a blanket of suffocating heat did not Wednesday at the 91st annual Chincoteague Pony Swim on this island off the coast of Virginia. Temperatures hit the high 80s, but the heat index was 104 by 10:17 a.m., when about 200 of the famous ponies began their...

  • Man-made oyster reefs in Choptank creek meeting benchmarks, NOAA report finds

    Man-made oyster reefs in Choptank creek meeting benchmarks, NOAA report finds

    As a Maryland panel prepares to decide whether to restart a stalled oyster restoration project, a similar effort in another Choptank River tributary is meeting early goals, a survey has found. A dozen oyster reefs planted in the Harris Creek in 2011 and 2012 are all meeting a baseline target, hosting...

  • Tornado spotted in Worcester County near Assateague Island

    Tornado spotted in Worcester County near Assateague Island

    Southeastern Worcester County was under a tornado warning early Wednesday afternoon after a waterspout was spotted moving onshore near Assateague Island. The National Weather Service issued the warning at 12:47 p.m., until 1:15 p.m., saying "a confirmed waterspout" was seen near Snow Hill moving...

  • Wild ponies will make annual swim to Chincoteague Wednesday

    Wild ponies will make annual swim to Chincoteague Wednesday

    Wild ponies on Assateague Island will splash into the water to make the annual swim to Chincoteague on Wednesday. It's the 91st year of the roundup of wild ponies, which are led by a team called the Saltwater Cowboys for the brief morning swim across the Assateague Channel to Chincoteague Island....

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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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  • 5 tips to keep your cellphone running smoothly

    5 tips to keep your cellphone running smoothly

    We all love the convenience of modern cellphones. They're so much more than just phones — they've become our cameras, calendars, mailboxes, entertainment consoles and internet browsers. But all those apps, photos, videos and games compete for a limited amount of room in which to operate. If you're...

  • Backpack season: 7 tips toward a comfortable pack

    Backpack season: 7 tips toward a comfortable pack

    Racks of colorful backpacks are hitting the shelves at retailers nationwide, reminding us it’s time for students of all ages to start picking out their school supply packs for the coming year. It’s tempting to simply let your child pick out the model emblazoned with his favorite superhero, but ergonomics...

  • Is Generation Z solely digital? How today's students learn best

    Is Generation Z solely digital? How today's students learn best

    All students heading back to school this year are part of the new generation known as Gen Z. Born in the years of 1995-2012, this group is defined by the fact that they grew up with a widespread usage of technology from a very young age. Laptops, software, apps and digital devices have granted...

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