| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Maryland will help sponsor eight festivals this year commemorating the War of 1812, an effort officials hope will boost tourism and economic development.
The state would put up $2.1 million in matching grants to various non-profits for 23 War of 1812...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:29 PM
On sparkling spring days, Ann Goldman Giroux enjoys tending her garden, planting vegetables and nurturing the lush roses and rare azaleas that adorn her family's home in Guilford.
Giroux, who typically plants 800 white tulips along the front walkway and...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Wave it proudly, dear readers, today (Friday) is Flag Day. "Flag Birthday" was originally observed June 14, 1885, by school teacher B. J. Cigrand and the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisc., Public School District 6. The year 1885 was the 108th anniversary of...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Havre de Grace has played host to major events in the past, but with many taking place on the outskirts of town, municipal leaders have been challenged to find ways to bring visitors into the heart of the city.
That won't be an issue in early May,...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:47 AM
The small wooden trunk is covered with red leather, painted with an ocher floral embroidery and studded with brass nails — and it couldn't have announced its owner's intention more clearly.
The 19-year-old Baltimore beauty who packed the trunk...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:17 AM
When she thinks of Fort Carroll, the abandoned 19th-century military installation in the Patapsco River, Beverly Eisenberg thinks of her grandfather — and of duckpin bowling balls.
She visited the six-sided artificial island as a little girl, just...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:39 PM
The sales pitch to 46 uniformed men was simple: Welcome to Baltimore. Next time, bring a tall ship.
City and state officials and the nautical community have begun a marketing drive aimed at filling the Inner Harbor with majestic sailing vessels and...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Bob Turley, a hard-throwing right-hander who won the Orioles’ first home game, died of liver cancer early Saturday morning, according to his son Terry Turley. He was 82.
Turley pitched one season for the Orioles in 1954, their first in Baltimore,...
| May 15, 2013
| 11:15 AM
It's Armed Forces weekend, dear readers,
May 18 is Armed Forces Day, a tribute to those who have served or are serving in any of our military branches. We salute them for their courage and dedication.
Saturday is also the running of the 138th...
| May 15, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Wow, what a week it was in Havre de Grace!
The city was pillaged by the British for the second time in 200 years. Decoys, ducks and all things fowl from the water made their 32nd annual three-day visit. And the voters not only chose all incumbents (we...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Runners from Bel Air raced to runner-up finishes in the Maryland Half Marathon Saturday in Howard County. Erika Stasakova placed second in the women's race, and Adam Bosley, second in the men's.
Stasakova, who was an outstanding runner at John Carroll...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:45 AM
After reading this week's criticism of how the National Park Service and the Fort McHenry administration have been dealing with the constraints of sequestration, I would remind critics that despite the site's obvious attraction to runners, walkers and...