| Jun 17, 2012
| 7:20 PM
With a giant flag of 15 stars and stripes as a backdrop inside Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, a celebratory concert Sunday night drew a packed house to cap the weekend's commemoration of the War of 1812 bicentennial.
As if to underline that there are no hard...
| May 27, 2012
Money may be tight, but not enough for most of us to forgo a summer vacation.
A recent survey by travel site Orbitz.com found that nearly eight of 10 respondents will be taking a vacation this summer. Some plan to spend more than last year, but nearly...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 6:17 AM
It’s a much-battered part of the Baltimore Harbor scenery, bobbing in the water just above the Key Bridge on the way to the Inner Harbor.
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of boats—including Tall Ships and Navy warships--will pass by the Francis...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 3:25 PM
The white-haired Bosnian grabbed his certificate of citizenship with two hands, held it over his head and smiled broadly. A South Korean woman bowed. A long-haired woman from Ecuador posed like a beauty queen.
They were some of the 40 immigrants (from 31...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 5:55 PM
It didn't take Canadian seaman Richard Thompson long to get quite a bit of Baltimore under his shiny gold belt. Tapas at Harborplace. Shopping for sunglasses. And a beery romp with some American sailors at Power Plant Live that left him with a different...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 9:18 PM
Shrieking children covered their ears and adults flinched as the Blue Angels made a low pass over Fort McHenry, only to stretch their necks and shade their eyes to track the Navy jet fighters as they soared into the sun.
At the Inner Harbor, crowds lined...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:06 PM
A century and a half ago — and a drive of about two and a half hours from Harford County in modern times — Union and Confederate forces were in the midst of positioning themselves to become the masters of Harpers Ferry at the confluence of the...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:26 AM
In this bicentennial year of the start of the War of 1812, the StarSpangledBaltimore.com website tells us:
"The War of 1812 represents what many see as the definitive end of the American Revolution. A new nation, widely regarded as an upstart,...
| May 27, 2012
| 1:15 PM
On a grassy hill a mile west of the Patuxent River, historian Ralph Eshelman can see the same bucolic view of fields and placid water anxious British soldiers likely saw when they landed in the summer of 1814 — the first stop in their campaign to...
| May 28, 2012
| 12:25 PM
"Today is a somber day of reflection," reminded Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne Dougherty on Monday morning, standing before a crowd assembled at Millard Tydings Memorial Park for the city's annual Memorial Day observance.
Dougherty and city other officials...
| May 31, 2012
As David Swanson points out in his recent article, the War of 1812 was indeed senseless, born of wanton stupidity ("America's first war of choice: 1812). It served no useful purpose, local battle glories notwithstanding.
Not all wars are like that,...
| May 31, 2012
| 4:52 PM
A group of youths attacked a federal office worker and a BGE employee Thursday morning in downtown Baltimore in random assaults that police said were related.
The workers suffered injuries described as minor in the latest in a series of violent incidents...