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  • Shutdown closes Catoctin Mountain Park

    Shutdown closes Catoctin Mountain Park
    Maryland's Catoctin Mountain Park is closed to the public and 30 park employees have been furloughed as part of the federal government shutdown that began on Tuesday, National Park officials said. The park closed at noon with just a few roads...
  • Robinson Nature Center wins state green tourism award

    Robinson Nature Center wins state green tourism award
    Howard County's James & Anne Robinson Nature Center has won the Maryland Office of Tourism's 2013 Green/Sustainable Tourism Award. State officials announced the win late last week at the annual Maryland Tourism and Travel summit.  The award recognizes a...
  • Book opens a new chapter of nostalgia for Enchanted Forest

    Book opens a new chapter of nostalgia for Enchanted Forest
    It was a fantasyland created to celebrate innocent storybook tales, yet it was integrated nearly a decade before civil rights laws demanded it. That was the unusual mix of sweetness and humanity that could be found for decades at the Enchanted Forest in...
  • Cruise mapping wind prospects off Maryland

    Cruise mapping wind prospects off Maryland
    OCEAN CITY — The high-rise towers of Maryland's Atlantic beach resort were blips on the horizon from 13 miles offshore. Except for a distant container ship coming out of Delaware Bay, the Scarlett Isabella was practically alone as it cruised...
  • Havre de Grace officials want to form economic development department

    With Havre de Grace's economic development leader about to step down, the city council is hoping to establish a separate department for economic development. Economic Development Manager Meghan Simmons will leave her position at the end of August,...
  • Cramm remembered as Howard County's 'unofficial historian'

    Cramm remembered as Howard County's 'unofficial historian'
    Though she knew more than most people about Howard County's history, Joetta Cramm always considered herself to be an amateur historian. "I really look at local history as my hobby," Cramm said in a Baltimore Sun feature about her work in 1996. "I...
  • No department needed for economic development manager [Editorial]

    It's time for a bit of a reality check in Havre de Grace with regard to the resources the city government needs to be allocating to tourism, marketing and economic development. All are important aspects of ensuring the city has a vibrant economy, but it...
  • Like chili and beer? Sykesville has a festival for you [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

    Sykesville Main Street is gearing up for its fall activities. Registration has ended for the contest portion of the Sykesville Chili Cook-Off and Beer Festival, but the event needs participants to enjoy the fun! Come out between noon and 4 p.m. on...
  • Year-round school would benefit kids, economy

    Year-round school would benefit kids, economy
    The office of Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot recently released a report suggesting that Maryland students start school after Labor Day so that families can take one last summer-fling vacation, thereby giving the state a nearly $75 million economic...
  • Carnival, EPA reach pact to curb cruise ship air pollution

    Carnival, EPA reach pact to curb cruise ship air pollution
    Federal regulators have reached a tentative deal with Carnival Corp. on a plan to reduce air pollution from nearly a third of its cruise ships, but the accord comes too late to reverse at least a temporary loss of lucrative cruise business for Baltimore....
  • Grand Prix 2014? Not so fast

    Grand Prix 2014? Not so fast
    The Baltimore Grand Prix has certainly come a long way since its first year, when the event drew a reported 160,000 fans to the Inner Harbor but organizers were unable to pay millions of dollars they owed to the city and to assorted private vendors. New,...
  • Perryville farmers market open every Friday through Oct. 25

    Happy Friday the 13th Perryville!! Here are some dates to remember: Basket Bingo tonight (Friday) is $12 a ticket, extra $5, to benefit Harford Crime Solvers. To be held at the Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main St., Bel Air. Parking is nearby. Tickets are...