| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:54 AM
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...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The Gwynn Oak Park I visited this week, as maintained by the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks, looks pretty much like what you would expect of a 64-acre grassy picnic area. There's a set of playground equipment, playing fields, a...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 6:58 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Gardening in Havre de Grace no longer has to be a lonely affair.
Residents who want to grow tomatoes, cucumbers or even just flowers can buy a 10-by-10 plot on a sunny piece of land at one of four community gardens created by the city's Green Team....
| Jun 20, 2013
On a picture-perfect Saturday in June, the blue sky alive with puffy clouds, the temperature in the mid-70s, Lynda Mischler and Michael Sunderland sat under a tree in Centennial Park playing rummy and explaining why they had traveled so far (her from...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The playground at the Salvation Army was in sad shape: 50 years old, falling apart and infested with bees. It was so shabby that kids were no longer allowed to play in it.
That changed this month with a daylong construction blitz that ended with a new...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:36 AM
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...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Abolitionist Harriet Tubman's struggle to help roughly 70 slaves escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad was remembered on Saturday at the groundbreaking of a Maryland state park in her honor.
An escaped slave herself, Tubman toiled in bondage...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 3:05 AM
The Perryville Lions Club will be taking pictures of children, adults or pets on March 23 and 30 at the Perryville Outlet, Store 39, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donation of $5 each.
All you can eat breakfast is served at Harmony Lodge on Jacob Tome Highway...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Ed Parvis, president of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church's St Vincent Society, informed me that the church hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Harrison Hall.
To schedule an appointment, contact Lori Merl at 410-...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 12:59 PM
In its Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan, Harford County hopes to add recreational opportunities and facilities to meet the needs of the public, provide and healthy opportunities for county residents, acquire additional land for recreation...