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  • Civil War sites in Maryland

    Civil War sites in Maryland
    While the first shots of the Civil War were fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, the first blood spilled in fighting occurred in Baltimore on April 19, 1861, when a mob of Southern sympathizers clashed with Massachusetts soldiers...
  • Table Talk: Six was one Liberatore's too many for family owners

    Table Talk: Six was one Liberatore's too many for family owners
    The Owings Mills Liberatore's closed March 7 after a 15-year run. Well, folks started to worry, Dante Liberatore told me, so he called to set the situation straight. He told me that the Owings Mills closing was the result of "bad math." "We believe in...
  • Dining with the 'Masters'

    Dining with the 'Masters'
    Want a recipe for weekend fun that blends food, wine and philanthropy? Head to Wilmington, Del., and join acclaimed chefs and dining trendsetters for the "Meals From the Masters" foodie extravaganza. The annual fundraiser benefits Meals on Wheels food...
  • Don't give up on septic

    When columnist Erma Bombeck published her book "The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank" in the mid-1970s, she was trafficking in suburban, comedic gold. Septic systems were universal — iconic, even — and as close as a waste...
  • Good news on rockfish: we can eat more of it

    Good news on rockfish: we can eat more of it
    Tomorrow, boatloads of fishermen will be testing their luck trying to catch what is arguably the most delectable fish in the Chesapeake Bay: the striped bass. Just as the recreational fishing season was about to open Saturday, the Maryland Department...
  • Hazards of fracking deserve closer look

    In an article about natural gas drilling ("Md. environment chief wants more U.S. oversight of fracking," April 13), The Sun's John Fritze reports that to "extract natural gas through fracking, companies use millions of gallons of liquids," but that...
  • Potomac named America's most endangered river

    Potomac named America's most endangered river
    The Potomac River, which flows between Maryland and Virginia, was named the nation's "most endangered" waterway today by a Washington-based environmental group. American Rivers put the Potomac atop its annual list of endangered rivers.  Though cleaner...
  • Pennsylvanians debate declaring Susquehanna "impaired"

    Pennsylvanians debate declaring Susquehanna "impaired"
    Pennsylvanians are debating whether the Susquehanna River - the Chesapeake Bay's leading source of fresh water - should be declared "impaired" because of mysterious illnesses and declines in its fish. Lancaster Online reports that the Pennsylvania Fish...
  • Bernie goes deep in 25th Patuxent wade-in

    Bernie goes deep in 25th Patuxent wade-in
    Bernie Fowler evidently found the faintest glimmer of hope Sunday in his 25th annual Patuxent River wade-in.  The Associated Press reports the former Calvert County state senator and friends made it 35 inches deep into the river at Jefferson-Patterson...
  • Forecast: Morning fog advisory; mostly cloudy, high near 56

    The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be mostly cloudy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 56 and light winds becoming northwesterly of 12 to 15 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A dense fog advisory is in...
  • Eat or be eaten!

    If you spent any time around the Susquehanna River below the Conowingo Dam over the summer, you probably noticed some of the same wanted posters that caught my eye. On those posters is the likeness of a fish, with a warning to anyone who catches one not...
  • Catch limits debated for 'most important fish in sea'

    Catch limits debated for 'most important fish in sea'
    A big fight is brewing over a little fish — a fish that no one wants to eat but that many regard as the most important in the sea. Catch restrictions loom on menhaden, which is too unsavory to grace a dinner plate but much sought by commercial...