| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:55 AM
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...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 3:47 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:45 AM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 12:32 AM
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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 1:48 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:21 AM
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.
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:47 PM
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...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:39 AM
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...