| May 12, 2011
| 11:27 AM
If your idea of a breezy beach vacation involves a plane or passport, then hold off on the tropics and head instead to Virginia Beach.
This resort city of nearly 438,000 people is a laid-back East Coast destination about a five-hour drive from Baltimore....
| May 28, 2011
| 11:29 AM
Maybe I'll get it right this time. Maybe it won't hurt as much as last year — it couldn't, could it?
Docile bugs, less bloodshed, lower temperatures and a more well-rounded diet, that's what I'm hoping for as I once again take on the Maryland...
| May 30, 2011
| 5:55 PM
Whether you are always on the go or just looking to kick back and relax, the county offers something for everyone — from hiking and biking to bird-watching and golf.
INSIDE AND OUT
Rocky Gorge Golf (301-725-0888) and the Columbia SportsPark (410-...
| May 30, 2011
| 6:10 PM
With easy access to jobs in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., not to mention standout schools that rank among the top in the state, it’s no surprise that Howard County is a magnet for families. But the demands on today’s families often mean free...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 1:57 PM
On the other side of the door, a famished raptor awaited my entrance.
Dinner was served. And in return I got an...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Nine people have died in the waters of the mid-Atlantic in the past two weeks, according to the Coast Guard. The death of the 52-year-old boater in Ocean City last weekend was the latest in a string of drownings and boating accidents so far this summer...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Steve Shinnamon and several other readers of my Outdoors Girl blog noticed that I went hiking during Park Quest 24/7 (my marathon visit of 24 state parks in seven days) with a wonderful companion, Missy, an 11-year-old dog and her owner. Shinnamon, who...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 12:11 PM
The Rocks Road Improvement Advisory Committee is torn between options for dealing with the sinking portions of Route 24 where the road goes through Rocks State Park.
Robert Taylor, member of the Whiteford/Cardiff/Pylesville/Street Community Council,...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 7:56 AM
Harford County, situated 25 miles north of Baltimore and nestled against the northwestern shores of the Chesapeake Bay, boasts an eclectic blend of history and modern living.
Spanning across 440 square miles of the Baltimore/Washington Metro area, it...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:15 AM
People in Harford County have access to thousands of acres of state and local parklands, with attractions ranging from sliding boards, to the lower end of the longest U.S. river east of the Mississippi.
Trails and Walkways
Aberdeen Festival Park
| Jun 25, 2011
| 6:05 PM
Joe Heldmann writes: My son, and his friends and I were riding at our place downstream from Paw Paw and they were saying how they thought it would be fun to ride in the sand. Do you know if there is a place around Assateague Island where ATV riding near...
| Jun 29, 2011
In 1921, the Baltimore County Water and Electric Co. deeded an 11-acre lot the southern end of Maple Avenue to the city of Baltimore, according to a release from NeighborSpace, a Baltimore County nonprofit.
Ninety years later, that property may...