• Images from the Owls' 21-6 season-opening win over the Lions at Western Regional Park in Woodbine Friday, March 5, 2021.
  • Glenelg and Centennial during a volleyball match at Glenelg High School on Friday, March 5, 2021.
  • Over forty-one volunteer artists are creating a 15,000 square foot mural of mythical creatures for DoodleHATCH Department Store, for Mystical Creatures, Time Travelers, & Galactic Tourists - an interactive art museum. Characters in the mural were inspired by several displays in the store. The mural consists of 35 panels and is 140 feet long. Lee Andersen, owner and creator of DoodleHatch, is hoping it will become a tourist attraction.
  • Howard County chief of police Lisa Myers speaks Thursday, March 4, 2021, about the arrest and charging of a county resident and former local police chief with multiple counts of arson and other charges.
  • After 17 years underground, the next generation of periodic cicadas is set to emerge this spring
  • Volleyball practice at Reservoir High School, Monday March 1, 2021.
  • Can you recognize a Baltimore landmark from a small detail? See how well you know the city.
  • The Howard County Public School System opened doors for limited in-person learning Monday, March 1.
  • Vi Ripken was the mother of Cal and Bill Ripken.
  • As Maryland residents commemorate Black History Month, what’s being called the racial reckoning of 2020 is barely in the rearview mirror. The Baltimore Sun asked residents to respond in short essays: What will it take to move the region ahead in 2021 and beyond?
  • The Woodland Sanctuary at Catonsville Presbyterian Church. Ron Gunderson is one of the congregants at the church who helped build the sanctuary.
  • A lasting memory: Catonsville resident David McShea keeps late grandfather in mind as head of Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Maryland Chapter
  • Monday morning snow came through the area that turned to sleet and then rain as temperatures are expected to reach forty February 22, 2021.
  • Sleet, freezing rain, and snow blanketed Carroll County Thursday morning. The winter storm is expected to be a mixed bag, turning to snow as the day progresses through Friday. (February 18, 2021)
  • Sleet, freezing rain, and snow blanketed Harford County Thursday morning. The winter storm is expected to be a mixed bag, turning to snow as the day progresses through Friday. (February 18, 2021)
  • Sleet and freezing rain blanketed the region this morning. The winter storm is expected to be a mixed bag, turning to snow as the day progresses into Friday morning. (Thursday, February 18, 2021)
  • Snow and ice cover much of the Baltimore area as several inches of snow and ice are expected.

  • The artist Juliet Ames has always loved salt boxes because she has always loved snow. She says she looks forward to the day every fall when the boxes appear on street corners because she thinks “it means that a snow day could be around the corner.”

    She’d always wanted to decorate one, especially the boxes that lacked even the stenciled words “salt box.”

    “They looked sad,” she said. “A naked salt box needs a dress.”

    Fearful of getting into trouble for damaging city property, she restrained herself — until the day in mid-December when she found herself contemplating a criminally unadorned salt box in Hampden. Snow was in the forecast.

    “I knew it had to be this box,” she said. “That night, I Tweeted the picture of the decorated box out ... and said, ‘Somebody vandalized the salt box.”

    The next day, she received an email from the city’s Department of Transportation.

    “We told her that we loved the salt boxes and that we looked forward to seeing more as long as they have a salt theme or highlight something special in the surrounding neighborhood," said German Vigil, communications manager for the DOT. Ames didn’t need more encouragement.

    “That was the best possible outcome,” she said. “At that point, I figured it was ‘Game on.’

    In the past two months, more than 100 of the decorated salt boxes have appeared around Baltimore, including more than 25 adorned by Ames herself. The boxes celebrate such iconic Baltimore figures as the filmmaker John Waters, the Natty Boh logo and the googly-eyed Mr. Trash Wheel.

    Below is a guide to a dozen salt boxes that are making city residents smile.
  • Laurel Elementary School staff distributed over 500 boxes of food to residents who drive up.