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  • Remembering Old Baltimore when it was near Aberdeen

    In today's news, we read of the 200th anniversary of Baltimore's historical Fort McHenry and the origin of our "Star Spangled Banner." We wonder, how many of us remember that before Baltimore on the Patapsco existed, there was a Baltimore Town right...
  • A great weekend — if you were in the right place [Letter]

    A great weekend — if you were in the right place [Letter]
    Sunday was a beautiful day for enjoying the Star-Spangled Spectacular anniversary of our national anthem and the great battle waged against the British at Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 ("A spectacular weekend for Baltimore," Sept. 15). Tall ships,...
  • Frequently asked questions about the Star-Spangled Spectacular

    Frequently asked questions about the Star-Spangled Spectacular
    One of the biggest events in Baltimore history is going down this weekend. Here's what you need to know to make the most of the Star-Spangled Spectacular.  What is it? Star-Spangled Spectacular is a 10-day festival to celebrate the 200th birthday of...
  • Five questions for hotel sales director Renee Uhlman

    Five questions for hotel sales director Renee Uhlman
    More than a million visitors were expected to land in Baltimore this past week to commemorate the bicentennial of the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner," many of them from out of state and in need of a place to stay. Across the city, hotels have...
  • Author Hampton Sides on the call of the wild

    Author Hampton Sides on the call of the wild
    For two years, the crew of the USS Jeannette was trapped in ice north of the Bering Sea. The sailors staged musicals, played football, ate seal meat (which they dubbed "arctic turkey") and even performed surgery on the eye of a crew member afflicted...
  • Blue Angels need a clear harbor to perform

    Blue Angels need a clear harbor to perform
    For six straight hours for four straight afternoons during one of the largest ship-hosting events in Baltimore history, all water traffic within a large rectangle in the middle of the harbor is being completely restricted by a cadre of law enforcement...
  • Traffic, noise part of the program for 'Star-Spangled 200' neighbors

    Traffic, noise part of the program for 'Star-Spangled 200' neighbors
    While hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Baltimore this weekend to see the ships, fireworks and cannon fire of the "Star-Spangled Spectacular," Jessica Damen is staying home. The festivities are happening outside Damen's door,...
  • Tall ships arrive in Baltimore as excitement for Star-Spangled bicentennial grows

    Tall ships arrive in Baltimore as excitement for Star-Spangled bicentennial grows
    The tall ships — old showboats that they are — danced into Baltimore looking regal and festooned, the stateliest of guests at an affair expected to bring President Barack Obama to Baltimore. "It's a ballet, with a couple hard-rock pieces...
  • Canadians discover wreck of 19th-century ship that may have fought in Battle of Baltimore

    Canadians discover wreck of 19th-century ship that may have fought in Battle of Baltimore
    A Royal Navy ship whose "bombs bursting in air" inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" two centuries ago may have been discovered Sunday in Arctic waters. Canadian officials found what they believe is either HMS Erebus or HMS...
  • Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular

    Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular
    As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 next week, city leaders hope to capitalize on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and the chance to showcase the city in...
  • Take a historic paddle along the Monocacy River trail

    Take a historic paddle along the Monocacy River trail
    "Monocacy" is an Americanized version of the Shawnee word "Monnockkesy," which means "river of many bends," and the Monocacy River lives up to its name. Though my kayak glides calmly under my kayak through the opaque green water, I struggle to keep up...
  • Ahead of Star Spangled Spectacular, Baltimore zeros in on security, traffic logistics

    Ahead of Star Spangled Spectacular, Baltimore zeros in on security, traffic logistics
    The buzz will start downtown early next week before growing to a roar a few days later as the harbor fills with tall ships, the skies with flashy jet formations and the city's largest tourist attractions with massive crowds. More than a million visitors...