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  • At your liberty: Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4

    At your liberty: Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4
    On a sun-splashed afternoon that marked the second day of summer, I joined a diverse throng of men, women and children, all waiting to board the Staten Island Ferry — a hulking orange vessel that provides free commuter service between Manhattan...
  • Journey to 'Jubilee' leads to peaceful place in the woods

    Journey to 'Jubilee' leads to peaceful place in the woods
    Falling within the ZIP code for the town of Kingsville in northern Baltimore County is the pre-Revolution mill village of Jerusalem on the banks of Little Gunpowder Falls. It is relatively unknown except to its few lucky residents, a handful of visitors...
  • Hopes for abandoned mill site to become part of Patapsco Valley State Park

    Hopes for abandoned mill site to become part of Patapsco Valley State Park
    Over the past few months, the Simkins Paper Mill on River Road has been reduced to a skeleton of its original, massive structure. When driving past the 70,000-square-foot mill six months ago, one could see the expansive concrete building — much of...
  • Here's how to be an activist protecting the Patapsco River Valley [Elkridge]

    The Patapsco Heritage Greenway Inc. is dedicated to preserving, protecting, interpreting and restoring the environment, history and culture of the Patapsco River Valley. If you are interested in becoming an environmental activist, here are a few of...
  • Built in 1865, Jericho bridge in Kingsville to get $2 million overhaul

    Built in 1865, Jericho bridge in Kingsville to get $2 million overhaul
    As a low-slung car traveling about 40 mph clanked and clattered over the worn wooden deck timbers of the Jericho Covered Bridge in Kingsville, Chris Scovill noted wryly about how often the posted speed limit is observed on the structure that connects...
  • DNR's Park Quest brings out the best of the outdoors

    Susquehanna State Park was a muddy mess. A heavy thunderstorm had brought a downpour to its trails, and Richard Smith had not brought the right pair of shoes for such a hike. It didn't help that it was still raining, if only lightly. The shoes he had...
  • Patapsco Valley State Park provides variety of offerings for fall activities

    Patapsco Valley State Park provides variety of offerings for fall activities
    As the temperatures begin to fall and the foliage begins to turn from green to deep reds and oranges, people are flocking to Patapsco Valley State Park in Catonsville. About 18,000 people visited the park during the last weekend in September, a number...
  • Recreation and Outdoors calendar

    Fish with electronics Tuesday, July 9: Captain Tom Hughes of Tom Hughes Guide Service will speak at the July meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. He'll discuss how to set up and read your electronics to...
  • Great Amazing Race brings adults, children together for physical activity

    Great Amazing Race brings adults, children together for physical activity
    One thing kept Jocelyn Wheeler going June 30 as she sped to hop through laundry baskets, mummify her teammate in cloth and haul that teammate on her shoulders through a mile-long stretch. It was her daughter, and her teammate for the day, 10-year-old...
  • Swimmer goes missing in Patapsco Valley State Park

    Swimmer goes missing in Patapsco Valley State Park
    Search crews with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are scheduled to return to the Bloede Dam in Patapsco Valley State Park this morning to resume a search for a swimmer who went missing Sunday night, according to a DNR spokesman. The swimmer...
  • Park lifeguards maintain serious focus at annual competition

    Park lifeguards maintain serious focus at annual competition
    Lifeguards, Cullin Brown will have you know, do not laze around beaches, lakes and pools. "There's a stereotype that we sit in the sun and tan," said Brown, a 19-year-old lifeguard at Rocky Gap State Park in Western Maryland. State park lifeguards...
  • County plans to increase tree canopy matches Catonsville goal of more shade

    County plans to increase tree canopy matches Catonsville goal of more shade
    Last week's Baltimore County Council resolution to evaluate ways to increase and improve tree canopy in the county was encouraging news for Catonsville residents working to add trees to the area. The Aug. 5 resolution, co-sponsored by 1st District...