| Oct 7, 2013
| 5:03 AM
The popular Annie's Playground is the home of a new piece of equipment, fittingly a fire truck, that serves as a tribute to the life of a fallen Fallston volunteer firefighter, who was also a paid firefighter.
Friends and family of Kurt Chenowith, a...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Date: Sept. 1, 2013
Her story: Nadia Ennis, 34, grew up in Freeport, Long Island. She is a veterinary technician at Belvedere Veterinary Center in Baltimore. Her parents are retired and live in Palm Bay, Fla.
His story: Robert Zanotti, 34, was born in...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Harford County wants to buy seven waterfront parcels in Havre de Grace to build the trail head for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.
The County Council introduced bills Tuesday evening that would let the county spend a total of...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Over the past few months, the Simkins Paper Mill on River Road has been reduced to a skeleton of its original, massive structure.
When driving past the 70,000-square-foot mill six months ago, one could see the expansive concrete building — much of...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:13 AM
It was pretty much a given that Joe Vogelpohl's kids would love hiking. As a ranger at Patapsco Valley State Park, Vogelpohl spends most of his days on trails and often takes his children, Isaac, 4, and Cecelia, 1, along on weekends. Cecilia is usually...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Western Regional Park has a new climbing playground for children to enjoy, County Executive Ken Ulman announced last week.
The new playground, for use by older children, comprises a large net climber, two climbing boulders, two climber "sky runners" and...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:30 PM
One of the largest urban woodland parks in the eastern United States appears destined to get less wooded. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. aims to cut a swath up to two miles long through Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park in West Baltimore to replace an aging...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Susquehanna State Park was a muddy mess. A heavy thunderstorm had brought a downpour to its trails, and Richard Smith had not brought the right pair of shoes for such a hike. It didn't help that it was still raining, if only lightly.
The shoes he had...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Supporters of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park are understandably alarmed by a BGE plan to build a new gas pipeline through the area. The pipeline, which serves about 90,000 customers in the city and county, was one of the first such conduits built in the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:45 PM
The shutdown of the federal government means that our national parks -- including Yosemite -- are being closed today. Ironically, the closing of the awe-inspiring California park comes as it celebrates its 123rd anniversary, which is noted in today's...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:41 AM
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...