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How Joe Flacco buys a Christmas tree

When you're a Super Bowl champion, millionaire NFL quarterback, you can pick out a pretty awesome Christmas tree — elite, even.

So where did Joe Flacco go to get the evergreen to adorn his home? A Baltimore County fire house.

The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday posted on its Facebook page a photo of the Ravens quarterback and his son visiting the fire house to purchase a tree.

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South Baltimore resident's bench design wins 'Next Great Baltimore Bench' contest

Once Port Covington is complete, Baltimoreans can sit in style when they visit the waterfront development thanks to one local designer.

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Beaver knocks over St. Mary's County store's Christmas decorations

CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. (AP) — Even beavers are getting in the holiday spirit.

That's what one sheriff's office discovered this week when it spotted a curious beaver checking out Christmas decorations at a dollar store in Charlotte Hall.

The St.

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UMD's transportation department honors Rosa Parks with reserved bus seats

Sixty-one years ago today, Rosa Parks was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger while riding on a bus in Montgomery, Ala. Today — at the University of Maryland, College Park — "the first lady of civil rights" has a reserved seat at the front of the bus.

The university’s Department of Transportation Services is honoring the activist and close ally of Dr.

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When asked to change 'Black Lives Matter' shirt on Thanksgiving, Maryland student's response goes viral

One Baltimore County resident has gone viral for her social activist-themed fashion choices this past Thanksgiving.

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Ravens' Steve Smith Sr. to kick off annual Washington Monument lighting in Mount Vernon Thursday

Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. will kick off the 45th annual Washington Monument lighting in Mount Vernon this week, which will feature a host of food, vendors and activities.

The Baltimore holiday celebration, hosted by Downtown Partnership, will commence at 5 p.m.

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