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Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021

Seashell the Mermaid entertains the crowd as they wait for the confetti drop at noon at Port Discovery’s New Year’s Eve celebration today.
(Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)

Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021

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Picturing Maryland is a visual feature that showcases faces, places and events happening around us.
New Year’s Eve At Port Discovery
Seashell the Mermaid entertains the crowd as they wait for the confetti drop at noon at Port Discovery’s New Year’s Eve celebration today.
Seashell the Mermaid entertains the crowd as they wait for the confetti drop at noon at Port Discovery’s New Year’s Eve celebration today. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
Patterson Park dog park.
Molly Gough, of Federal Hill, is greeted with jumping enthusiasm from her dog left, as she brings in two of her mother's three golden retrievers to play at the Patterson Park dog park.
Molly Gough, of Federal Hill, is greeted with jumping enthusiasm from her dog left, as she brings in two of her mother's three golden retrievers to play at the Patterson Park dog park. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun)
Belair-Edison celebration
The community celebrates 365 days without a killing in the neighborhood at Safe Streets Belair-Edison.
The community celebrates 365 days without a killing in the neighborhood at Safe Streets Belair-Edison. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Inner Harbor Ice Rink
Pete Kohlach ice skates with his son Christian, 4, at the Inner Harbor Ice Rink.
Pete Kohlach ice skates with his son Christian, 4, at the Inner Harbor Ice Rink. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Window Washing
A man washes windows at the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Baltimore.
A man washes windows at the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Baltimore. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
snow in Harford
Michael Miller and his young son Maverick have some fun playing in the snow after building a small snowman in the yard of their Jarrettsville home as mom Shelby and baby sister look on.
Michael Miller and his young son Maverick have some fun playing in the snow after building a small snowman in the yard of their Jarrettsville home as mom Shelby and baby sister look on. (Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media)
First Day of Kwanzaa
Baba Ausar, an Elder at TNAT Holistic Wellness Center, does a demonstration of Tai Chi with his students as part of the center's Kwanzaa Festival. Today is Umoja, the first day of the 7 day Kwanzaa celebration.
Baba Ausar, an Elder at TNAT Holistic Wellness Center, does a demonstration of Tai Chi with his students as part of the center's Kwanzaa Festival. Today is Umoja, the first day of the 7 day Kwanzaa celebration. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
Rodgers Forge lights
Christmas lights stretch across Dunkirk Road in Rodgers Forge. What began with one neighbor’s kind gesture to brighten another’s world during the height of the pandemic last year quickly grew to the entire neighborhood.
Christmas lights stretch across Dunkirk Road in Rodgers Forge. What began with one neighbor’s kind gesture to brighten another’s world during the height of the pandemic last year quickly grew to the entire neighborhood. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Santa At Mondawmin Mall
Tailah Young, 7 of Baltimore, visits with “Santa Luke” Durant, who has been the Santa at Mondawmin Mall for 38 years.
Tailah Young, 7 of Baltimore, visits with “Santa Luke” Durant, who has been the Santa at Mondawmin Mall for 38 years. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
Baltimore's Christmas Village
Owen O'Neill, 4, of Rockville, shops for a tree ornament with his mother at Baltimore Inner Harbor's Christmas Village.
Owen O'Neill, 4, of Rockville, shops for a tree ornament with his mother at Baltimore Inner Harbor's Christmas Village. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun)
Seated scooter test run
After testing out a new seated scooter on Federal Hill, Yeison Muñoz reports that is more comfortable than a standing scooter because the seat height is adjustable. Superpedestrian, a transportation robotics company based in Cambridge, which entered the Baltimore market last July, chose Baltimore for its launch of seated scooters because the city has the highest scooter ridership of all the cities it serves nationwide. The company hopes the seated scooters will be an option for people who are unable to ride a standing scooter safely. 150 seated scooters by Superpedestrian now available around the city can be found through the LINK app. Riders in lower-income communities may also qualify for a 70% discount.
After testing out a new seated scooter on Federal Hill, Yeison Muñoz reports that is more comfortable than a standing scooter because the seat height is adjustable. Superpedestrian, a transportation robotics company based in Cambridge, which entered the Baltimore market last July, chose Baltimore for its launch of seated scooters because the city has the highest scooter ridership of all the cities it serves nationwide. The company hopes the seated scooters will be an option for people who are unable to ride a standing scooter safely. 150 seated scooters by Superpedestrian now available around the city can be found through the LINK app. Riders in lower-income communities may also qualify for a 70% discount. (Amy Davis/Amy Davis)
Snowflake Station
Michelle Urzynicok of Abingdon selects toys at the Snowflake Station at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center for her son Nicholas, 14, who is recovering from surgery in the oncology unit. The free toy shop, presented by Macy’s, is available for parents and caregivers to shop for free gifts for hospitalized children and their siblings. Urzynicok said she is especially grateful for the safe shopping environment because her son is severely immunocompromised.
Michelle Urzynicok of Abingdon selects toys at the Snowflake Station at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center for her son Nicholas, 14, who is recovering from surgery in the oncology unit. The free toy shop, presented by Macy’s, is available for parents and caregivers to shop for free gifts for hospitalized children and their siblings. Urzynicok said she is especially grateful for the safe shopping environment because her son is severely immunocompromised. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
Holiday Drive Thru Toy Shop
Kaleb Holmes, 7, of Baltimore, high fives Iron Man, played by Danny Soriano, who was part of a team of super hero characters greeting families during the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital Holiday Drive Thru Toy Shop. About 200 patient families, as well as families from the neighboring communities, pre-registered to receive free toys, diapers, holiday wrap and other treats in the annual event held in the parking lot of the hospital. Santa and his elves and the Oriole Bird also joined the hospital volunteers to deliver the gifts.
Kaleb Holmes, 7, of Baltimore, high fives Iron Man, played by Danny Soriano, who was part of a team of super hero characters greeting families during the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital Holiday Drive Thru Toy Shop. About 200 patient families, as well as families from the neighboring communities, pre-registered to receive free toys, diapers, holiday wrap and other treats in the annual event held in the parking lot of the hospital. Santa and his elves and the Oriole Bird also joined the hospital volunteers to deliver the gifts. (Amy Davis/Amy Davis)
Holiday Gift Giving
Chalise Latimer, left, development manager for Arc of the Chesapeake Region, checks a bag of gifts with volunteer Andy Noel of M&T Bank. Volunteers from M&T Bank joined employees of The Arc Central Chesapeake Region to organize holiday gifts for children with intellectual disabilities and their siblings, from 7 different area counties. Around $10,000 in gifts and clothing items were donated, as well as grocery gift cards for families. 17 volunteers from M&T participated.
Chalise Latimer, left, development manager for Arc of the Chesapeake Region, checks a bag of gifts with volunteer Andy Noel of M&T Bank. Volunteers from M&T Bank joined employees of The Arc Central Chesapeake Region to organize holiday gifts for children with intellectual disabilities and their siblings, from 7 different area counties. Around $10,000 in gifts and clothing items were donated, as well as grocery gift cards for families. 17 volunteers from M&T participated. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
St. John's
St. John's freshman, Georgia Green from Portland Oregon, enjoys the pleasant weather reading a book on campus before semester break.
St. John's freshman, Georgia Green from Portland Oregon, enjoys the pleasant weather reading a book on campus before semester break. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Capital Gazette)
Santa visits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maryland
Santa Claus gives a present to Sackley Botchway-Anang, 9, during his visit to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maryland.
Santa Claus gives a present to Sackley Botchway-Anang, 9, during his visit to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maryland. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Belmont Elementary Students Receive Gifts
Belmont Elementary School students receive a bag of food and gifts in the school during the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Fresh Food Mobile Event. CareFirst, the Baltimore Ravens, Maryland Food Bank, Baltimore City Public Schools, and local nonprofit Leveling the Playing Field join in the effort.
Belmont Elementary School students receive a bag of food and gifts in the school during the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Fresh Food Mobile Event. CareFirst, the Baltimore Ravens, Maryland Food Bank, Baltimore City Public Schools, and local nonprofit Leveling the Playing Field join in the effort. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Santa visits children at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Santa Claus confidentially asks nine-year old Alijah Wright of Severn if he and his siblings have been good this year, during his visit to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Children’s Center. Santa opted for a helicopter instead of a sleigh during his visit and gave each child encouragement and a stuffed animal.
Santa Claus confidentially asks nine-year old Alijah Wright of Severn if he and his siblings have been good this year, during his visit to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Children’s Center. Santa opted for a helicopter instead of a sleigh during his visit and gave each child encouragement and a stuffed animal. (Amy Davis/Amy Davis)
Holiday Lights
From left, Kerrington Lott, 3, her mother, Wendi Lott, and her friend, Aziz Smith, 4, all of Reservoir Hill, marvel at the holiday light display on 34th Street in Hampden.
From left, Kerrington Lott, 3, her mother, Wendi Lott, and her friend, Aziz Smith, 4, all of Reservoir Hill, marvel at the holiday light display on 34th Street in Hampden. (Amy Davis/Amy Davis)
Baltimore Symphony Musicians urge for toy donations at Towson Library
Baltimore Symphony Musicians (from left) violinist Ellen Pendleton Troyer, oboist Michael Lisicky, clarinetist Vitor Trindade and bassoonist Schuyler Jackson perform at the rotunda at Baltimore County Public Library's Towson location while encouraging people to donate holiday toys for children.
Baltimore Symphony Musicians (from left) violinist Ellen Pendleton Troyer, oboist Michael Lisicky, clarinetist Vitor Trindade and bassoonist Schuyler Jackson perform at the rotunda at Baltimore County Public Library's Towson location while encouraging people to donate holiday toys for children. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
“Tree of Remembrance.”
Mike Zerhusen, a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bel Air, Md., takes down old strands of lights to be replace by new LEDs on the “Tree of Remembrance.” These are probably the last of the more than 100,000 lights to be put up for the church’s 9th Annual Christmas Festival of Lights. The light displays synchronized to holiday music can be viewed nightly from 6-9 pm until end of the year.
Mike Zerhusen, a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bel Air, Md., takes down old strands of lights to be replace by new LEDs on the “Tree of Remembrance.” These are probably the last of the more than 100,000 lights to be put up for the church’s 9th Annual Christmas Festival of Lights. The light displays synchronized to holiday music can be viewed nightly from 6-9 pm until end of the year. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun)
80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day
St. Andrew’s Society of Baltimore members Bill Kommalan, right, with William E. Brandt Sr., left, and Ed McFarland, center, honor the fallen during the 80th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony held aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WHEC-37. The ship, formerly known as the USCGC Taney is the last warship still afloat that was at Pearl Harbor on the day of the attack.
St. Andrew’s Society of Baltimore members Bill Kommalan, right, with William E. Brandt Sr., left, and Ed McFarland, center, honor the fallen during the 80th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony held aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WHEC-37. The ship, formerly known as the USCGC Taney is the last warship still afloat that was at Pearl Harbor on the day of the attack. (Amy Davis/Amy Davis)
Poinsettia Show At H.P. Rawlings Conservatory
Matt Baker of Freeland walks through the Palm House at the Poinsettia Show at the Howard Pete Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park.
Matt Baker of Freeland walks through the Palm House at the Poinsettia Show at the Howard Pete Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
48th Mayor's Christmas Parade
A member of the Hillbilly Degree Clan No. 67 of the Boumi Temple in Baltimore, rides a motorized big wheel in the 48th Mayor's Christmas Parade march along 36th Street in Hampden.
A member of the Hillbilly Degree Clan No. 67 of the Boumi Temple in Baltimore, rides a motorized big wheel in the 48th Mayor's Christmas Parade march along 36th Street in Hampden. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun)
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