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  • Orlando Ridout V, architectural historian

    Orlando Ridout V, architectural historian
    Orlando Ridout V, a historian of early Maryland buildings who explored crawl spaces and attics for their social and architectural details, died of pancreatic cancer complications April 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The lifelong Annapolis resident...
  • Rodney G. Stieff

    Rodney G. Stieff
    Rodney G. Stieff, former chairman of the board and CEO of Kirk-Stieff Co., which was the oldest silversmith firm in the country, died Tuesday of kidney cancer at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The former longtime Orchards resident was 87....
  • Vote no on Baltimore's Question H

    Every few years, Baltimore City residents are called upon to vote on any number of bond initiatives, wherein the city uses its credit card to fund any number of projects. The city then repays the money with interest at some future date. This is common...
  • Health department works with water company to solve issues

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, February 21, 1963: The Harford County Health Department met with the Maryland Water Works Company in an attempt to find solutions to the turbidity, taste and odor problems with the Bel Air water...
  • It takes a team of artisans to make the trophies Preakness winners take home

    It takes a team of artisans to make the trophies Preakness winners take home
    No one gets to take the Woodlawn Vase home anymore. Jeanne Murray Vanderbilt made sure of that in 1953 after her husband's horse, Native Dancer, won the Preakness by a neck. She was not going to be responsible for the three-foot-tall, 30 pound solid...
  • While the iron is hot: Nick Vincent built a business from his love of blacksmithing

    While the iron is hot: Nick Vincent built a business from his love of blacksmithing
    Master blacksmith Nick Vincent, founder and past president of the Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland, says he started out modestly 29 years ago — a hammer, an anvil and very little idea of what he was doing. "The first things I ever made I...
  • Baltimore's true identity: black history

    Baltimore's true identity: black history
    A new vision for our city in the 21st century is sorely lacking from the discourse in the Baltimore City mayor's race. Sure, lowering property taxes is a good idea, but it is not a game changer — even if it could be done without slashing city...
  • Baltimore: A great destination for African-American tourism

    J.B. Salganik's suggestion that Baltimore City celebrate and promote its unique connection to black culture and history is exactly what the late Thelma Banks Cox had in mind when she founded the African-American Heritage Society and the Black Landmarks...
  • 50 picture-perfect fall getaways

    50 picture-perfect fall getaways
    As summer's fleeting charms begin to fade, fall swirls into view in a burst of kaleidoscopic color. Relish autumn's arrival with 50 nifty travel ideas for the Mid-Atlantic region: from leaf peeping and leisurely drives, to museum-hopping, fall-inspired...
  • Brewery tours: From the grain to the glass

    Brewery tours: From the grain to the glass
    On a recent Saturday afternoon, a man addressed a crowd of about 50 at a brewery right outside Baltimore and said, "Let us pray." He raised his arm, looked over his flock and solemnly intoned: "Our lager which art in barrels, thy will be drunk, at the...
  • Day Trip: Run For the Dream at Colonial Williamsburg

    Day Trip: Run For the Dream at Colonial Williamsburg
    Williamsburg, Va., which already has parks and attractions galore for Baltimore day-trippers, has added a half-marathon and 8K race, taking place Saturday and Sunday. Participating runners get the usual T-shirts and protein bars, but also receive free...
  • Day trip: Philadelphia's 4th of July celebrations

    Day trip: Philadelphia's 4th of July celebrations
    The Fourth of July is more than fireworks and picnics. It's a celebration of the day the Continental Congress took the bold step of declaring independence, vowing to "dissolve the political bands" connecting England and the colonies in order to start an...