| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:17 PM
Baltimore, your next fill-up could well be on Brent Ashley.
Don't know the man? Not a problem. All you need to know is that the 59-year-old retired motel owner wants people to come to http://www.baltimoresun.com/travel/beaches/ this summer, and he's...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:26 PM
Woodward Reese "Wood" Smith, a retired ironworker who during his nearly 50-year career worked on some of the nation's most notable bridges, died July 13 of pneumonia at his Loch Raven Village home.
He was 93.
The son of a construction superintendent and...
| May 13, 2011
| 11:10 AM
Breathtaking sunsets, sweet salt air, boardwalk confections and fun in the sun — Ocean City has it all.
Long regarded by those in the know as a best bet when it comes to taking the family to the beach, Ocean City, recently received the...
| Jul 6, 2011
Happy 100th birthday to great-grandma Bee (Catherine Morsberger Bellis), a lifelong Catonsvillian who will celebrate the milestone July 31.
She now lives with her son Tim, off Edmondson Avenue, near Academy Heights.
A grandmother to 24 and great-...
| 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....
| Jan 1, 2011
You made me cry.
Of course I made myself cry, too.
Knife wounds, insect attacks and tandoori-hot temperatures aside, my favorite story involved me and you and the outdoors. In July, during one of the hottest stretches in a summer of hot stretches, I...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:15 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is blowing into B'more Thursday to announce the Obama administration's latest move to boost development of industrial-scale wind energy projects off the mid-Atlantic coast. He'll be joined at the World Trade Center in the...
| May 12, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Powerboat racing has been compared with NASCAR or Indy car racing.
It's not only wetter, but it can be wilder, according to Ed Smith, president of the New Jersey-based Offshore Powerboat Association.
"You're dealing with Mother Nature," Smith said....
| Aug 4, 2011
| 2:36 PM
As the fifth named storm of the season fell apart in the Caribbean Thursday, federal hurricane forecasters rolled out an update their predictions for the rest of what they still say will be an "active" season.
The August outlook calls for a slight...
| May 22, 2012
| 2:44 PM
In anticipation of a busy summer, fresh boutiques, eateries and activities are popping up all over Cape May County. Still just as appealing are some of the region's perennial favorites. Here's a look at some of the newest, along with some of the most...
| May 22, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Each month during the bustling summer season, upwards of 300,000 tourists make their way through Ocean City. While some are regulars who've vacationed here, forever, just as many are newbies who are eagerly discovering the charms of this resort town....
| Aug 5, 2011
| 5:02 PM
A federal judge rejected Friday a last-ditch effort by prosecutors to keep Barry H. Landau behind bars while the New York collector awaits trial on charges he pulled off one of the country's biggest theft of national memorabilia over a span of years.