| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Jeff Lill is a popular man lately, as captain of the J.C. Widener, one of the state's few ice breakers.
After leaving its Annapolis harbor at 8:30 Wednesday morning, the Widener spent the day criss-crossing the waters off Anne Arundel County —...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:14 AM
This schedule will be in effect Friday, April 18:
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....
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Willard Hackerman held no public office, but he was as much a city father to Baltimore as any mayor or City Council member, delegate or senator. Few, if any, have had a larger impact on this community than the 95-year-old man who died at Johns Hopkins...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Philanthropist Willard Hackerman, who transformed a small construction firm into a national giant with $5 billion in annual billings and was instrumental in erecting Maryland landmarks such as Harborplace, died Monday of unknown causes at Johns Hopkins...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Friends and family remembered philanthropist and Whiting-Turner Co. CEO Willard Hackerman on Tuesday as a loyal and smart businessman who was generous with his time and money.
Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg eulogized Hackerman before hundreds of mourners at...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:16 PM
We'll continue to update this list of cultural and commercial institutions shutting down or opening late. If you know of additional closings or delays, please note in the comments field.
American Visionary Art Museum opens at noon.
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Masonville Cove, a reclaimed stretch of South Baltimore's industrial waterfront, has earned a new distinction -- the nation's first "urban wildlife refuge partnership."
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe was to announce the designation...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore is on the cusp of making once unimaginable progress in modernizing its obsolete public school facilities with more than $1 billion in investment over the next 10 years. Broad coalitions of supporters, feasible financing plans and the adoption of...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The new giant Pacific octopus at the National Aquarium in Baltimore had a rough Monday morning commute.
Before he even got on the road, he turned from pink to dark red as he was placed into a plastic bag full of water, then into a white plastic foam...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Baltimore's harbor may be too funky for swimming or fishing, but maybe a little gardening can help.
Students from two city schools and some adult volunteers gathered at the National Aquarium Tuesday to "plant" some oysters in the Inner Harbor - not...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:40 PM
If you hurry, you can still catch a free wildlife show at the Inner Harbor. The Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River is alive with big, milky jellyfish swimming lazily about.
I'd been hearing from folks about the jellies for the past week or so,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Most days, only a few women joined Betsy Cunningham's "Women in Black" anti-war protests. Sometimes she was all alone.
Through heat, rain and snow, she and her black-clad companions stood silently on the corner of Pratt and Light streets near Baltimore's...