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  • Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell

    Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell
    It's practically impossible for Americans to learn much about the country of Haiti without running into the works of Goucher College's creative writing professor and award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell. Along with a dozen or so published pieces,...
  • Richard P. Healy, environmental engineer

    Richard P. Healy, environmental engineer
    Richard P. Healy, an environmental engineer whose career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spanned more than three decades, died Saturday of esophageal cancer at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The longtime Hamilton...
  • Art of discovery takes MICA president to Guatemala

    Art of discovery takes MICA president to Guatemala
    Who knew that a man renowned for his progressive-minded accomplishments in advancing an educational institution would prefer to spend his leisure exploring underdeveloped lands and ancient civilizations? That, in a nutshell, describes Maryland Institute...
  • Summer camp guide 2014

    Summer camp guide 2014
    Anne Arundel County Abrakadoodle Art Education Various locations 410-381-5566 lmarianelli@abrakadoodle.com abrakadoodle.com/md04 June 23-Aug. 22 Ages 2-11 Art camps for children at local convenient locations. The most comprehensive art program that...
  • In cinco surprises in Puerto Rico

    In cinco surprises in Puerto Rico
    With glamorous resorts, ramped-up cuisine and high adventure, this no-passport-needed Caribbean isle has new allure for U.S. tourists. Not since the Cuban exodus precipitated by the rise of Fidel Castro has Puerto Rico been so flush. In the late 1950s...
  • Maryland eyes expanding wildlands

    Maryland eyes expanding wildlands
    The call for the wild is being heard again across Maryland — though not everyone welcomes it. More than a decade after the last addition to the state's network of wildlands, Department of Natural Resources officials have proposed a major expansion...
  • Rainy days in Balto. Co.

    Rainy days in Balto. Co.
    There's a certain irony that only days after several Baltimore County beaches had to be closed as unsafe, some Baltimore County businesses and politicians were complaining about a tax on stormwater runoff. After all, it wasn't the presence of a great...
  • Summer brings waves of water testing for bacteria in Anne Arundel

    Summer brings waves of water testing for bacteria in Anne Arundel
    The start of summer lures many Marylanders to the Chesapeake Bay and area rivers for a dip along the shoreline. It also brings increased monitoring of beach and water quality, and sometimes dire warnings about bacteria levels. This week, South...
  • July 11: The Cool Down Issue

    An inside look at Baltimore party boat culture You probably shouldn't be reading this right now. According to my husband, I should be telling you that the idea of a Baltimore Boating Culture is a myth. A lie. Who would want to swim in that dirty,...
  • Ocean City looks ahead to summer -- and tourists up for grabs

    Ocean City looks ahead to summer -- and tourists up for grabs
    In past summers, Rodney, the fictional Ocean City lifeguard in the resort town's advertising campaign, has ventured to rescue New Yorkers and New Jerseyites from summer boredom. After Hurricane Sandy, Rodney may have less convincing to do. While Sandy...
  • Rising seas challenge shore dwellers

    Rising seas challenge shore dwellers
    Sea level rise along the mid-Atlantic coast made headlines over the weekend, as Gannett newspapers on the Delmarva Peninsula and in New Jersey launched a series of stories examining how climate change could swamp shorefront homes and resort communities,...
  • Constellation's three coal plants to find new owner by year's end

    Constellation's three coal plants to find new owner by year's end
    While Constellation Energy Group has a new owner in Exelon Corp., 450 workers at three coal-fired plants once owned by the Baltimore company are in limbo. As a condition of its purchase of Constellation last month, the Chicago energy giant has...