| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
On Wednesday, April 24, the students at Mount View Middle School will participate in their third annual Green Field Day.
Adults may remember traditional field days filled with outdoor games and competitions, but what makes a field day green? Well, the...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The young male elephant that fell ill with a deadly virus at the Maryland Zoo has been taken off medication and is expected to make a full recovery, zoo officials said Wednesday.
"We know from other elephant experts that he will have up and down days, as...
| 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 4, 2012
| 3:25 PM
This schedule will be in effect Friday:
Closed in Anne Arundel and Carroll counties, and in Baltimore City and Annapolis.
Open in Baltimore, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties.
Open in all jurisdictions.
| 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...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 5:37 AM
This schedule will be in effect Monday:
Open in Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties.
Closed in Baltimore City; Baltimore and Carroll counties.
Closed in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll,...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Steve Dombroskie has always been devoted to animals — alive and extinct.
"I wanted to be a zookeeper since I was about 4 years old," the 26-year-old Mount Washington resident said. "My back-up plan was to work at Jurassic Park, but that kind of...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 5:24 AM
Wedding day: Oct. 14, 2012
Her story: Lauren Webb, 26, grew up in Glen Burnie. She is the grants manager for Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland. Her father, Gary Webb, works for Verizon, and her mother, Renee Webb, is a neonatal nurse at the...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:59 AM
Baltimore City residents will vote next week on whether to elect city officials at the same time they cast their ballots for president — but their choice could be merely symbolic.
State lawmakers passed a measure this year to align city elections...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:56 AM
The following cancellations and closures have been announced in anticipation of severe weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy:
* Public schools are closed in Baltimore and in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties,...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:40 PM
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore now welcomes Oscar, Niles and Sandy from their winter home in North Carolina. Visitors to the zoo can take an exhilarating ride on one of Maryland's summer resident camels.
Until July 31 and throughout the month of...