| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:23 PM
The Pride of Baltimore II took its first sail of the season Monday, as it traveled to Annapolis carrying a replica of the flag that inspired the national anthem.
The flag has been displayed publicly only once since it was created by Maryland Historical...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Today it's best known for the pagoda, summertime jazz concerts and some of the city's best sledding. But an archaeological dig planned for Patterson Park's Hampstead Hill seeks to revive a largely forgotten 200-year-old story.
While most know Fort...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:41 PM
In the shadow of Baltimore's City Hall is a 200-year-old building that has been the seat of city government, a school for African-American children and a museum that displayed a mastodon skeleton and the embalmed head of a New Zealand native.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Readers of Jonathan Pitts' story about Francis Scott Key's manuscript of "The Star Spangled Banner" being the centerpiece of the Maryland's Star-Spangled Summer celebration of our state's role in the War of 1812 ("Anthem celebration to have rockets' red...
| Jan 24, 2014
Happy January birthdays, dear readers,
Welcome to the time of Aquarius with birthdays for: Bill Kietzman, my brother, Robert A. Browning (today, Jan. 24); Ron Mathias, Kerry Biondo, Evelyn Brendle and Emily McClaskey (Jan. 25); Carol Petrosino and Don...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:00 AM
A month after the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, some 400 Marylanders saved the Continental Army from near-certain annihilation.
A superior British force was poised to finish off the Americans at the Battle of Brooklyn —...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, a retired branch manager for BSI Temporaries and a former longtime Ruxton resident, died Jan. 28 of complications from a stroke at the Life Care Center of Acton in Massachusetts. She was 88.
The daughter of William A. McLaren...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The runup to this year's celebration of the "Star-Spangled Banner" bicentennial took a leap forward Tuesday with the rollout of a pair of websites — one of which shows live video of Fort McHenry offering views similar to what Francis Scott Key would...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:05 PM
If Baltimore is indeed becoming Hollywood east — and who are we to argue the point? — then here's your handy map to the movie stars' homes. Only in this case, it's a map to where movie stars have roamed — sites captured forever on film...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:41 AM
With significantly less development and growth recently than anticipated in Havre de Grace, Mayor Wayne Dougherty is recommending a minimum increase of 15 percent in water and sewer rates to ensure the financial health of the city's water and sewer fund...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:44 PM
It's a mere yellowing piece of paper with a few hundred words scrawled on it, a document that once sat forgotten in a drawer for three-quarters of a century.
But this summer, the original manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the poem Francis...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:28 PM
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture has released an ambitious financial turnaround plan designed to resolve within 19 months long-standing problems with attendance and fundraising.
The fixes outlined in the 11-...