| Mar 18, 2011
| 12:36 PM
If you've been to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, you've probably seen the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory — that big glass building with a curvilinear roof and cupola. So has Alan Stein.
Stein, the director of architecture, founder and...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Joice and Bunny, two chimpanzees at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, are expecting, officials announced Wednesday morning.
It would mark the first chimps born at the zoo in six years and would increase the chimp count to 13.
"We are cautiously...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Samson, the Maryland Zoo's young elephant, made quick work of his vegetarian cake while a hillside of children and parents serenaded the birthday boy who is turning 4.
His arching and nimble trunk first went for the prize, one of four big carrot...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:41 PM
He stands on a grassy slope, right arm extended upward with an alfalfa treat, addressing his 4-ton companion in the tones of a tender friend.
"You're a sweetie, aren't you? You're special," Mike McClure says. And Dolly plucks the treat from his hand,...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Montrease Lamback of Gwynn Oak stood on the sidelines and snapped photos as her 2-year-old son, Tyler, slipped plastic Easter eggs into his green felt basket.
The eggs secured, Tyler pulled them back out, tossed some on the ground, handed a few to...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 6:01 AM
Hot air balloons will be the center of a two-day festival over Labor Day Weekend in Bel Air.
The second Annual Rising Above It Balloon Festival is a fundraiser for SARC, a Harford County nonprofit that provides hope and resources to victims of domestic...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 11:54 AM
This schedule will be in effect Monday:
Government offices and courts: Closed in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties.
Libraries: Closed in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford and...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 8:12 PM
A frightening earthquake jolted Baltimore and much of the East Coast on Tuesday, shaking buildings and rattling nerves. Thousands of people streamed from offices and homes into the afternoon sunshine, stunned by a phenomenon more commonly associated...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 12:56 PM
UPDATED: They say that animals can sense an earthquake. Now that the Baltimore area -- the whole East Coast -- just experienced one this afternoon, there seems to be proof that at least some dogs and cats knew something was up.
Officials at the...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:58 AM
It must have been the construction site across the street. Or maybe it was a tractor-trailer lumbering by, a train rumbling underground or even a pesky friend shaking one's beach chair.
Everything, that is, but what it actually was: an earthquake, so...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 6:53 PM
Friends School fourth-grader Mary Charlotte Mortimer is getting her ears pierced, and naturally, she wanted her American Girl doll to have its ears pierced, too.
Her cousins, twins Tessa and Cara Collins, also wanted their dolls' ears pierced.
| Aug 31, 2011
| 2:36 PM
Patricia D. Shearer, a retired medical administrator and a pilot who flew for the Maryland Civil Air Patrol, died Aug. 23 of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
She was 76.
Patricia D. McVay was born in Baltimore and raised on Camp Meade...