| Jul 10, 2014
It's just one of about 100 costumes that band leader Kenley Shortmus John of Baltimore makes from scratch each year, when his designs will be showcased in the annual Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival, held this weekend.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Maryland’s largest theme park is about to take a new roller coaster for a spin.
Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro on Saturday launches Ragin' Cajun, a ride that is billed as the first of its kind at the park.
At just over 40 feet, the ride...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:28 AM
The Laurel Board of Trade is beckoning Mardi Gras to Main Street as the theme of its 34th annual Main Street Festival, scheduled rain or shine on Saturday, May 10.
The event promises a greater variety of arts and crafts, more food choices than in...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:14 PM
The Prince George's County Board of License Commissioners, otherwise known as the Liquor Board, on Tuesday denied a request by the owner of Rio Bar & Grill to transfer the now-defunct sports bar's liquor license to owners of The Original Kilimanjaro, a...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Out of the frying pan and into the fire, I'm switching from one dance show to another, with barely a week between the "Dancing with the Stars" finale and the "So You Think You Can Dance "premiere.
Audition episodes are often my least favorite, primarily...
| Jan 24, 2014
Happy January birthdays, dear readers,
Welcome to the time of Aquarius with birthdays for: Bill Kietzman, my brother, Robert A. Browning (today, Jan. 24); Ron Mathias, Kerry Biondo, Evelyn Brendle and Emily McClaskey (Jan. 25); Carol Petrosino and Don...
| Jan 31, 2014
What? Is it already February, dear readers?
February introduces African-American History (Black History) month.
Feb. 1 is National Freedom Day.
Happy Groundhog Day on Feb. 2. At 7:30 a.m. Punxsatawney Phil will emerge from a simulated tree trunk on...
| Feb 7, 2014
Let the music play, dear readers!
Mary Boehly informed me about a free, open to the public concert by the USAF Heritage Ramblers Saturday at 3 p.m. in Havre de Grace United Methodist Church, 101 S. Union Ave., Havre de Grace. Sponsored by the Havre de...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:35 AM
Denise Geiger thought it was important to celebrate the life of her fiancee, Dennis Lane, on what would have been his 59th birthday. "His birthday is the best day to do that," Geiger said.
And so she spent an emotional evening at Clyde's in Columbia...
| Feb 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day today (Feb. 14). Don't forget your sweetie! For last minute sweets, visit Bomboy's Home Made Candies, (322 Market St., 410-939-2924) and Lyon's Pharmacy (328 St. John St., 410-939-4545). Both are embellished with red and pink hearts,...
| Feb 21, 2014
Hello dear readers,
February is Snack Food Month. Anyone in need may snack at Grace Place Serving Center at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave., 410-939-2107, for its regular Tuesday luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Feb. 25....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:40 PM
What is nearly as remarkable as Jenny Campbell's costumes — the glittering swirls of ribbon and whirling snow globe headdresses — is the path that led to her second career as a costume maker.
The Baltimore native taught herself to make...