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  • Day trips: Chuck Berry at D.C.'s Howard Theatre and more

    Day trips: Chuck Berry at D.C.'s Howard Theatre and more
    Washington Chuck Berry at the Howard Theatre The legendary Chuck Berry is part of the lineup of performers celebrating the reopening of Washington's historic Howard Theatre. The Howard began a $29 million renovation in 2010 and reopened this month....
  • Squarely on the front porch

    Squarely on the front porch
    Seven decades later, retired Baltimore Circuit Judge Thomas Ward still remembers the details of his Baltimore Sun paper route, calling the Windsor Hills terrain "horrible." For $2.40 a week, 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday, he walked. His...
  • Daytrip Nov. 4: From 'Hairspray' to punkin chunkin

    Lancaster County, Pa. 'Poe Evermore' Take a journey to the 1800s and spend some time with Baltimore's favorite bard at 'Poe Evermore.' Guests are greeted at the Mount Hope Estate and Winery by Frederick Rauch and led to a series of small theater rooms,...
  • Howard County schools use filmmaking as classroom tool

    Howard County schools use filmmaking as classroom tool
    When a group of Betsy Adelman's students at Ellicott Mills Middle School learned that a low-pressure air zone created by wind turbines could kill endangered bats by causing their lungs to burst, they set about making a 41/2 -minute documentary instead...
  • Choo-choo Christmas

    Choo-choo Christmas
    My model train paraded around the living room floor of our Silver Spring home when I was 7 or 8 years old. I think we could put a little pellet in the engine to create the steam. It wasn't very big and I'm pretty sure we didn't have any buildings or...
  • Meet the Recruit: Terps defensive line commitment Roman Braglio

    Meet the Recruit: Terps defensive line commitment Roman Braglio
    This is part of a series of 2012 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 1. All answers are provided by the featured player. Name: Roman Braglio Birthdate: June 28, 1993 Birthplace: Woodstock, Md. Hometown: Woodstock, Md....
  • Local actor, stunt man hits the big time

    Local actor, stunt man hits the big time
    On a recent afternoon, Rick Kain stood on a homemade wooden platform 30 feet above a leafy hill in the woods behind his Woodbine home, grinning as he strapped himself into rappelling gear. Then he turned his back to the platform's edge, skipped off...
  • Catonsville native has escaped death twice while filming sharks

    Catonsville native has escaped death twice while filming sharks
    Nick Caloyianis has cheated death by shark at least twice in his career as an award-winning underwater videographer. Somewhere in his basement are the jaws of a bull shark that almost tore off his foot in 1993. And sitting in his neatly manicured...
  • Last week, debt; this week sharks … what else is new?

    Last week, debt; this week sharks … what else is new?
    The beginning of August is a strange time in America. Children become sick of the activities that their helicopter parents have forced them into, the attention span for Major League Baseball drops off — especially in Baltimore — before playoff...
  • Golden quirks

    When the whole world is writing about someone like Michael Phelps, you tend to get a lot of overlap. If you've been following the Olympics, by now, you probably know the basics. Phelps grew up just outside of Baltimore and battled ADHD as a kid. He was...
  • Uprooting a mystery

    Uprooting  a mystery
    At first, he thought it must be a hoax. The man in the picture didn't have hands at the ends of his arms; he had what looked like tree branches - two masses of tangled, overgrown bark. In more than 20 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Anthony Gaspari,...
  • Maryland's lost

    Sept. 19, 2001 Still more Maryland residents are dead or missing in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Amelia Fields Amelia Fields, 38, a clerical worker who had been transferred to the Pentagon on Sept. 10, is listed as missing. Mrs. Fields grew up...