| Aug 26, 2011
| 10:23 AM
As Hurricane Irene moves closer to Maryland, Annapolis MayorJoshua J. Cohen declared a State of Emergency within the city limits, effective 10 a.m. Friday, urging residents in low-lying areas to evacuate by Saturday afternoon.
Worcester County also...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 3:37 PM
The Carnival Pride cruise ship will arrive back at the Port of Baltimore on Saturday, a day earlier than scheduled, in an effort to avoid Hurricane Irene.
Passengers will begin debarkation from the ship at 7 a.m. Afterwards, the cruise ship will be...
| Jun 2, 2011
Ah, the quintessential time-honored family road trip. Maui's Road to Hana? Sure, a nice family drive. The breathtaking Mount Blanc circuit of France, Italy and Switzerland? Without doubt, a family bucket list candidate.
But for my tastes nothing can hold...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 11:08 AM
Jim Rouse's "festival market place" concept for the Inner Harbor, with retail pavilions and entertainment venues, brought with it the retail industry's pattern of re-branding and call for entertaining with ever new "attractions." This put the harbor...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 2:08 PM
John Polyniak, a World War II veteran who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day and later was severely wounded during the battle for St. Lo, died June 7 of heart failure at the Encore at Turf Valley assisted-living facility in Ellicott City.
| Jan 29, 2011
Michael Pesi may have met the woman of his dreams in the modest surroundings of a Merchant's Tire waiting room, but when it came time to propose marriage, he thought big.
He considered whisking girlfriend Aletta Muzila off to New York and popping the...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 12:22 PM
It's an island that measures only 21 square miles, about the size of Manhattan.
But instead of skyscrapers packed in like sardines, imagine miles and miles of sparkling cerulean water and pink-glittered sand.
Replace the honking yellow cabs with...
| Sep 1, 2011
Bermuda is in the Atlantic Ocean, about 650 miles east of North Carolina. Although the island is only 21 square miles, it has nine parishes and about 75 miles of coastline.
From Baltimore, travelers can visit Bermuda by plane or cruise...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 3:56 PM
On the evening of Feb. 2, 1942, an unarmed tanker with 66,000 barrels of crude oil on board was steaming in the Atlantic, about 90 miles off Ocean City. Without warning, it was struck by German torpedoes. The attack set the W.L. Steed ablaze, and sank it;...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 7:09 AM
The last time Donald Halverson was on a Liberty ship, he was heading across the Atlantic Ocean, a fresh-faced draftee who would spend the next 21/2 years fighting his way across Germany, France, Italy and North Africa during World War II.
A more recent...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 9:42 AM
A statewide event will once again shine a light on Havre de Grace's historic Concord Point Lighthouse.
Hundreds of lighthouse enthusiasts will descend on the prominent monument at the tip of the city's Promenade, which will be spotlighted during the...
| May 7, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Gleaming white with twin black smokestacks and a 23-ton red paddle wheel at its stern, the Queen of the Mississippi is an apparition rising more than five stories above the Wicomico River.
Before the month is out, the lines holding it dockside at...