| May 4, 2012
| 4:31 PM
Flowermart, the official start of spring in Baltimore, is as much about food as it is about flowers. So it makes sense that among the women wearing hats covered in blooms there would be a guy dressed as a slice of pizza.
Antoine Hays of Baltimore —...
| May 14, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore's Washington Monument in Mount Vernon Square is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, a classical Doric column towering 178 feet above its elegant surroundings. But nearly 200 years after its completion in 1829, the building and its...
| May 24, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Your editorial on the restoration of historic Mt. Vernon revealed The Sun's lack intimacy with this issue ("Restoring Mount Vernon," May 14). The Mount Vernon Conservancy's plan for removing the site's trees is out of touch and ignores the environmental...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 4:08 PM
With the presidential convention season upon us, political and campaign junkies will most likely find Stan Haynes' recently published book, "The First American Political Conventions: Transforming Presidential Nominations, 1832-1872," a fascinating and...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 6:09 AM
A year ago, life paused for a minute in Baltimore and across a wide swath of the country as the ground shook beneath us. Buildings emptied, text messages flew and everyone asked each other, "Did you just feel that?"
The U.S. Geological Surveyconfirmed...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Tracy Marcotte scanned a hand-held metal detector across various spots on the base of the Washington Monument as if she were searching for gold.
But it was iron she was after. Specifically, she was searching for iron cramps that hold together stones that...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:30 PM
I died and went to heaven.
No wait, it's just Camden Yards, easily mistaken Thursday night as the place where all good Orioles fans who have spent the last 15 years in purgatory go to get their just rewards.
The O's were not just back in town, they were...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:31 PM
William Boulton "Bo" Kelly Jr., a Baltimore architect, preservationist and civic leader who founded Baltimore Heritage and helped establish the Baltimore's Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation, died Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice in...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 7:16 PM
Many of the hundreds gathered Tuesday at Mount Vernon's Washington Monument had their perceptions of safety shaken last week, after a double shooting that critically wounded a gregarious neighborhood ambassador and claimed the life of a recent...
| Aug 17, 2012
William Boulton "Bo" Kelly Jr., the Baltimore architect, preservationist and raconteur, led a study in the late 1970s of the Washington Monument, the first civic monument erected to the nation's first president, and perhaps the most emblematic symbol of...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 5:55 PM
It didn't take Canadian seaman Richard Thompson long to get quite a bit of Baltimore under his shiny gold belt. Tapas at Harborplace. Shopping for sunglasses. And a beery romp with some American sailors at Power Plant Live that left him with a different...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:59 PM
The five-story Park Plaza building in Mount Vernon is bustling again, less than two years after a five-alarm fire destroyed the historic structure's interior and displaced tenants — including Donna's, a popular cafe and coffee shop that will not...