| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Samantha Armacost, 27, grew up a country girl in Hereford.
"There's not even sidewalks where my parents live," said Armacost, nicknamed Sam.
But she was always thrilled when her mother took her on the light rail to Baltimore City to see Orioles...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:19 AM
For 32 years after noted artist Grace Turnbull died in 1976, the house that she built in Guilford in 1928 sat empty, except for a few erstwhile renters — and some squirrels in the roof.
Then, in 2008, manufacturing executive Douglas Hamilton III...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:29 PM
On sparkling spring days, Ann Goldman Giroux enjoys tending her garden, planting vegetables and nurturing the lush roses and rare azaleas that adorn her family's home in Guilford.
Giroux, who typically plants 800 white tulips along the front walkway and...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:16 PM
When hearth and home — together with a growing family and an onsite family business — are at the center of day-to-day living, a small and dated one-story farmhouse in Ellicott City begins to burst at the seams. To keep their extended family...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 3:30 PM
People driving down a two-lane road in Jacksonville often slow down at a large Maryland Historical Society marker with the heading "Quinn."
It reads: "500-acre grant in 1704 to Thomas Mac Nemara. Later called Sweet Air. Charles and Daniel Carroll, Mac...
| Mar 29, 2013
Chloe A. Gudmundsson is a senior at Eastern Technical High School in Essex, and at the suggestion of her English teacher, she decided to research a paper on Maximilian Godefroy, the quirky architect who designed Baltimore's Battle Monument to...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:18 AM
VIENNA, March 29 -- Vienna's opulent Habsburg-era coffee houses, architecture, palaces, operas, and other cultural institutions give the city an air of imperial grandeur.
Yet the Austrian capital with 1.7 million residents is not stuck in the past,...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Gregory J. Alexander and Paul Kelsey Williams have combed through photo archives, and the result of their labors is "Lost Baltimore," which is a painful reminder of notable buildings that fell victim, for the most part, to fire or urban renewal.
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:14 PM
A vision for the "greening" of downtown Baltimore is taking shape after city leaders proposed ambitious steps to keep and attract businesses and residents by making public areas more inviting.
An open-space plan unveiled last February by the Downtown...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 5:40 PM
For almost two decades, Baltimore was mainly seen by the TV industry as a place to make shows about cops and crime. But now, the city is looking more like the nation's capital to some of Hollywood's top producers.
On Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 10:46 AM
A decade ago, artisan Mark Melonas was piecing together a living teaching sculpture at the Baltimore School for the Arts, doing some freelance graphic design and staging exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
And he was fooling around with...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:15 AM
When Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff first saw the old stone farmhouse in northern Baltimore County, it had holes in the walls and raccoons in the basement.
But it stood in the middle of 85 acres of farmland, with cows grazing in the distance and...