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  • Grandeur returns to Baltimore after fire damage cancels six trips

    Grandeur returns to Baltimore after fire damage cancels six trips
    The port of Baltimore's cruise business was made whole Friday morning, when Grandeur of the Seas began loading passengers for its first ocean voyage since a fire put the vessel in dry dock more than six weeks ago. Despite gray skies and precipitation...
  • 3 Doors Down brings the hits to Pier Six

    3 Doors Down brings the hits to Pier Six
    While writing the song "When You're Young," 3 Doors Down lead singer Brad Arnold didn't know if it would be a hit, but felt someone in the world needed to hear it. The song, about the pressures and insecurities of being a teenager, became the band's...
  • Shame on Carnival for putting profits ahead of the planet's well-being

    Shame on Carnival for putting profits ahead of the planet's well-being
    As travelers who enjoy a cruise as one kind of lovely vacation, my family is certain now never to cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines — not because the line will move to Tampa, Fla., in 2014, but because of its leadership's sadly narrow perspective on...
  • Playground makeover complete at Bel Air's Plumtree Park

    Playground makeover complete at Bel Air's Plumtree Park
    The resident hawks in Bel Air's Plumtree Park have had plenty of unusual human activity to gaze upon the past few weeks, as the park's two playgrounds each received a significant makeover. The lower playground closest to downtown got a new swingset...
  • Fuel prices are the least of Carnival's worries

    Fuel prices are the least of Carnival's worries
    The days when people bragged about taking a cruise to the Caribbean are long gone. The afterglow from a week at sea with all-you-can-eat amenities topped off with a tan is gone as well. And the EPA has nothing to do with it ("Carnival has plans to ship...
  • Maryland Life magazine to cease publication

    Maryland Life magazine to cease publication
    Maryland Life's June issue will be its last because of insufficient advertising sales, the publisher of the Frederick-based tourism magazine said Monday. "The current economic environment required a level of sales that was difficult to achieve with our...
  • 50 years later, desegregation of Gwynn Oak Amusement Park celebrated

    50 years later, desegregation of Gwynn Oak Amusement Park celebrated
    The wooden roller coaster and the Dixie Ballroom are long gone. Gone, too, from Gwynn Oak Park is the merry-go-round where a toddler in a pink dress took a historic spin on a summer afternoon a half-century ago. That simple pleasure, a first for a...
  • Young Vic sails into new season and home with 'HMS Pinafore'

    Young Vic sails into new season and home with 'HMS Pinafore'
    Gilbert and Sullivan's classic comic opera, "H.M.S. Pinafore," opens with the ship anchored in a British harbor and its sailors hard at work, scrubbing the decks for an expected, high-ranking visitor. The Young Victorian Theatre Company, which is...
  • Harpers Ferry, W. Va.

    Harpers Ferry, W. Va.
    Go here: This is where the Shenandoah meets the Potomac, where the Appalachian Trail joins the C&O Canal path, where past and present converge as well. A lot of things come together in the misty, mystic hamlet of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. - often, in its...
  • Anne Arundel County Digest

    Hamer reception The annual "Fannie Lou Hamer Reception" will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. The event celebrates the birthday of the late feminist and civil rights...
  • 5 questions on Park Quest with Maryland Park Service's Barbara Knisely

    5 questions on Park Quest with Maryland Park Service's Barbara Knisely
    On Saturday, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources celebrated its fifth annual Park Quest event with Rendevous activities for the teams that completed at least 10 quests. Knisely, who helps run the popular event, discussed its origins and goals....
  • A new, 99-foot Raven alights in the Inner Harbor

    A new, 99-foot Raven alights in the Inner Harbor
    Talk about being in Baltimore's wheelhouse. The newest sightseeing vessel in the Inner Harbor sports a certain shade of regal purple, and its bow is emblazoned with a name near and dear to the local fan base: Raven. But that's not all. Docked on tour...