| 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...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 1:07 PM
Maryland Natural Resources Police will be stepping up patrols this weekend in an attempt to curb drunken boating and the number of maritime fatalities, which threatens to exceed a 10-year high reached in 2009.
Eleven boaters have died in Maryland...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 4:32 PM
It took shipyard workers 38 months to build the Arthur W. Radford, but only four hours Wednesday for a marine salvage crew to send it to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
With little of the drama depicted in maritime disaster movies, the 563-foot...
| 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...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:10 AM
Geologists say Tuesday's magnitude-5.8 earthquake in Central Virginia released forces that have probably been building for tens of thousands, perhaps millions, of years.
And the event may not be over.
"Aftershocks are always a possibility, and they're...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 7:40 PM
As Hurricane Irene advanced toward Harford County Saturday evening, firefighters and other emergency responders were being kept busy responding to calls of wires down, utility poles on fire, at least one electric transformer knocked out and several...
| 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-...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 11:15 AM
I am glad to see that The Sun finally printed a factual response to so called man-made global warming ("Get past alarmism on global warming," Oct. 26). Writer Richard Haddad has it right and every one who has studied high school physics or chemistry...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Hesston, Ka., population 4,000, is just one small town among others on America's Midwestern plains.
But the town left an indelible impression on John Windsor and Jonathan Zorn after their short stay there during a recently completed 73-day...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Let's say you have a product that people automatically associate with you.
Except for one hiccup in the timeline, it's been on the market since before Capt. John Smith rowed a boat around the Chesapeake. And it's so popular that people will do crazy...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 8:35 AM
The governor has announced the 17 dishes that will be featured at his (invitation-only) July 21 cookout, the launch event for Maryland's Buy Local Challenge Week, July 23-31.
Recipes were submitted by chef/producer teams and selected for their...