| 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....
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Discarded bottles, empty bags of chips and errant playground balls littered the shoreline of the Fort McHenry Wetland, a 7.5-acre hub of biodiversity home to hundreds of plant and animal species.
"Anything that floats ends up downstream," said Laura...
| 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.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The votes are in!
Here are the winners of the Maryland Family Readers’ Choice Awards 2013:
Best story time
Irvine Nature Center (Owings Mills)
Howard County Library Miller Branch (Ellicott City)...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Six-year-old Rey Powell sat next to his father, nose pressed against the window on the MARC train Saturday as he headed from Union Station in Washington to Penn Station in Baltimore aboard one of the system's first weekend trains.
The two planned to grab...
| 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,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Endangered sea corals seized several months ago by federal border agents in Florida are now being used as educational tools in the National Aquarium's new blacktip reef shark exhibit.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the illegal shipment...
| 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...