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  • 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...
  • Learn from a Chesapeake Bay waterman

    Learn from a Chesapeake Bay waterman
    Hardly a month goes by that The Sun does not further document how Chesapeake Bay pollution is eroding the livelihoods of our watermen. In a cynical moment, I once wrote in my book, "Bay Country," of a day when "we will memorialize the vanished...
  • Fine arts curator takes a look at Montpelier's treasures

    Fine arts curator takes a look at Montpelier's treasures
    Fine arts curator Sumpter Priddy III gave a talk at Montpelier Mansion Sept. 15 about the rich history of antique furniture in Washington and its neighboring communities, in addition to highlighting what makes the mansion's furniture collection so...
  • Getaway for love

    Getaway for love
    Want to escape with your sweetie for Valentine's Day? Packages abound, both near and far, for married soul mates or those who are single and want to mingle. (Taxes and gratuities are not included unless noted.) Here are just a few. Romantic inns Glen...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Living history' is making a comeback at some Maryland museums

    'Living history' is making a comeback at some Maryland museums
    In the shadow of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, John Wilkes Booth will tell anyone who'll listen just why that tyrant had to be assassinated. Supporting himself on a wooden crutch, a decidedly agitated Booth, his voice rising to match the fierceness in his...
  • Spring break hotel deals in the Mid-Atlantic region

    Spring break hotel deals in the Mid-Atlantic region
    The more hotel deals I write about the more I get. So my inbox will never be empty. But maybe your pockets will be a little less empty with these deals. (Maybe. I'm not guaranteeing anything. Doing your research and checking the small print is always...
  • TripAdvisor names Ocean City to list of top family vacations

    TripAdvisor names Ocean City to list of top family vacations
    TripAdvisor this week announced the winners of its first Travelers Choice Family award-winning best destinations. The travel guide has divded the winners into two groups: Top 10 Great Places to Discover and Top 10 Amusement Parks and Boardwalks. Ocean...
  • 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...
  • WBFF leads Baltimore stations in regional Emmys - Ron Smith honored

    WBFF leads Baltimore stations in regional Emmys - Ron Smith honored
    WBFF-Fox45 led Baltimore stations in winning eight regional Emmys announced Saturday night at the Newseum in Washington. But overall, that was only good for a fifth place finish behind one Virginia and three Washington stations in the competition for the...