| Aug 11, 2013
| 8:54 AM
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...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:00 AM
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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:00 AM
From Michigan comes the news that the Willow Run bomber factory outside Detroit is to be demolished. One of the best-known factories that transformed the United States into "the Arsenal of Democracy" during World War II, Willow Run is also said to be...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:14 AM
On a breezy, sunny day, the waters of the Chesapeake Bay are a beautiful, wild place. White-capped waves hide the teeming life below the surface as shifting winds keep boaters on their toes. Sailboats keel over with each gust of wind, and powerboats...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Some would say that Philip Krach is just a gardener, a man whose existence revolves around the seasons, the emergence of hundreds of iris blooms and roses in the spring, the relentless growth of weeds and grass in the summer, the quick disappearance of...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:05 AM
The arrival of this year's Harford County Farm Fair got me to thinking about the event and its future and my own view of fairs and carnivals and the like.
Growing up in the suburbs, any early exposure to a true "country fair" was pretty illusionary....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:12 AM
There's no magic machine that sends kids on a time warp trip at Montpelier's Blast in the Past playground, but the hands-on history fun, with dress ups, tools and toys from the 18th century, comes pretty close to time traveling.
"We want history to be...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Sammi Nelson-Saunders stood in a crowd of blue and purple shirts, dirt on her hands and a smile on her face. Behind her, music was blasting and flowers were being planted as more than 300 volunteers built a new playground for students at KIPP Baltimore....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:45 PM
I was not prepared for the dramatic and clear view of the Bay Bridge that I had on my recent visit to Edgemere.
I went in search of the old Bay Shore amusement park, where Baltimore families once traveled by streetcar to spend the day, and I found a...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Calling all Enchanted Forest Little Bo Peeps, Cinderellas and Little Red Riding Hoods!
The sixth annual Enchanted Forest Employee Reunion will be held Aug. 17, noon to 4 p.m, at Clark's Elioak Farm. Help spread the word to anyone you think worked at the...
| Jul 26, 2013
Three heritage tourism projects in the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway area have been awarded nearly $140,000 in matching grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, the Greenway organization announced.
A $20,000 grant was awarded to the City...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:32 PM
For passengers waiting to catch a plane or folks waiting for someone on a plane, the surroundings at BWI Marshall Airport improved Friday morning with the opening of the two-story observation gallery near Concourse C.
The waiting area, part of the $100...