| Dec 31, 2012
| 8:03 PM
Thousands of people streamed into Baltimore's Inner Harbor on New Year's Eve night to welcome 2013 with a bang of fireworks expected at midnight — a tradition for some and a new experience for others — as police scanned the crowds for threats....
| Jan 6, 2013
| 1:33 PM
After taking a vacation from much of the mid-Atlantic coast last winter, migrating seals have been spotted making a return to Ocean City's bays and beaches.
Two or three gray or harbor seals have been spotted so far, according to reports relayed to the...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 8:16 AM
The National Aquarium has announced the lineup for the fifth season of the Fresh Thoughts Sustainable Seafood Dining Series.
This year, chefs from Laurrapin Grille (Havre de Grace), the Oregon Grille and Fleet Street Kitchen are headlining the series,...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Christopher C. Hartman, known as Baltimore's P.T. Barnum when he staged flamboyant media events as press spokesman for Mayor William Donald Schaefer, died of heart failure Thursday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 67 and lived in Cockeysville....
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:35 PM
She had won a string of beauty pageants — and was the original St. Pauli Girl of beer advertising fame — so Debbie Walker, a blond model from Washington, D.C., was accustomed to her fair share of attention.
But she'd never seen anything like...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 7:30 AM
As the 2012 Summer Olympics drew to a close, so did the career of the most decorated Olympian in history, Michael Phelps, Baltimorean extraordinaire. We've watched Michael grow from a gangly 15-year-old Olympic rookie into a 27-year-old Olympic champion....
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital recently completed a $9 million expansion that includes a new lobby and renovations to its center for premature babies.
The upgrades to the Center for Neonatal Transitional Care will allow the hospital to treat 20...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 1:19 PM
Osborne A. Payne, a former educator who became a trailblazing Baltimore businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia.
He was 87.
"He was one of Baltimore's great unsung heroes,...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Attendance at the National Aquarium this year is expected to tick up a little more than 1 percent to 1.33 million, but remains significantly below levels experienced several years ago before the recession.
Still, an economic impact report to be released...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:30 AM
A recent article described so clearly the value of the Inner Harbor and how it is a 365-day experience ("Ships or cars?" Sept. 8). No trees to cut down, no road closures, no barriers to put up — and no sorting out the finances (or lack thereof)...
| May 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore used to be a town of colorful public characters.
One of them, my father, passed away 40 years ago today. Sam Shapiro was often described as a "perennial" candidate — for mayor in 1967 and 1971 and House of Representatives in 1968 and...
| May 11, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The obituary for Richard E. Hug (May 7) fell far short of honoring the legacy of a man who dedicated so many years to helping make Baltimore's non-profits better able to fulfill their missions.
While the obit focused on Dick's political fundraising,...