| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Part data collectors, part tour guides — with a dash of personality for good measure — the 10 yellow navigational markers that make up the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System have been a hit with the public and weather forecasters since...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:55 PM
"On June 14, 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19-year-old teacher at Stony Hill School, placed a 10-inch, 38-star flag in a bottle on his desk then assigned essays on the flag and its significance," says the National Flag Day Foundation on its website.
| May 23, 2013
Although there's still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Barack Obama's bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 8:03 AM
100 Years Ago
Washington in winter
From the social columns:
"Miss Elizabeth White, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. White, was stricken with infantile paralysis, a few days ago, and is slightly improved at this writing.
| May 17, 2013
| 6:05 AM
It has been a rough week or so for the Obama administration. From Benghazi to the tapping of reporters' phones to the IRS admitting that it targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny, the press is in a frenzy, and many are questioning President...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:11 PM
President Barack Obama's forthcoming trip to Israel affords him a special opportunity to mend political fences and guarantee a warm popular reception in that country, while at the same time ensuring that justice is served here at home. These are goals...
| May 18, 2013
Although Maryland has handed out five casino operating licenses, the state is entering uncharted territory with the allocation of its sixth.
For the first time, there's real competition. Three serious operators submitted bids to run a casino in Prince...
| May 8, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Happy Mother's Day, dear readers,
If you are a mom or a grandmother, you hopefully will celebrate Sunday surrounded by loved ones. Mother's Day is the single most popular day to dine out – how about a Havre de Grace restaurant – or make long...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Wave it proudly, dear readers, today (Friday) is Flag Day. "Flag Birthday" was originally observed June 14, 1885, by school teacher B. J. Cigrand and the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisc., Public School District 6. The year 1885 was the 108th anniversary of...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Situated in the city's Bolton Hill neighborhood is a relatively new development of brick townhouses solidly placed among the late Victorian and early-20th-century structures that once housed the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Woodrow Wilson and, more...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 9:00 AM
As Maryland's governor, I was privileged to be part of some of the state's largest transportation projects including the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Big projects like these receive a lot of press, but I know from my time in office that for many Marylanders...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:31 PM
Alice C. Steinbach, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for The Baltimore Sun, whose work captured the wonder and grace of people and places around the world, died Tuesday of cancer at her Roland Park Place home. She was 78.
In her more than two-...