On Sept. 30, each of the Maryland Food Bank's three facilities, representatives from the Maryland State Police and the Maryland Department of Transportation joined food bank executives in welcoming a donation of 33,405 pounds of donated food.
Baltimore's National Great Blacks in Wax Museum moves forward slowly, but steadily with plans for a $75 million expansion that would quadruple its footprint, erecting a new state-of-the art institution in one of the city's more challenged communities.
USA Swimming has suspended Michael Phelps from competition for six months and removed him from its 2015 World Championship team in response to the record-setting Olympian¿s drunken-driving arrest in Baltimore last week.
I traveled back to my hometown of Baltimore last weekend to reprise my role as that important historical figure, The Devil, in a rock opera about the Battle of Baltimore. This was the long-anticipated bicentennial performance of "1814!: The War of 1812 Rock Opera." General Smith had just driven the despot's heel offstage when the Baltimore City Police cut our mikes off and turned the lights up. We'd started late and gone 15 minutes over the time allotted by permit to use the park. It seemed
More than 6,600 Maryland students, teachers and chaperones – including about 200 from Ebb Valley Elementary – donned red, white and blue ponchos Sept. 9 as part of the largest 15 stars and 15 stripes Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag ever assembled at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historical Shrine in Baltimore.
We wonder, how many of us remember that before Baltimore on the Patapsco existed, there was a Baltimore Town right her in our part of Harford County, the Aberdeen Proving Ground to be exact. Old Baltimore was actually the county seat of Baltimore County for a few years, when Harford County was part of Baltimore County
Exploding cannon fire lit the sky and reflected off the water as rain poured down on American soldiers struggling to defend Fort McHenry against a British attack. It was September 1814 and during what's now known as the Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key penned the work that became out national anthem, "Star Spangled Banner." It's been the job of Annapolis-based artist Greg Harlin to bring that scene to life ... on a postage stamp.
Down, 2-1, in the bottom of the ninth after Darren O'Day served up a homer to Brian McCann in the top of the inning, the Orioles rallied with two runs on three doubles against Yankees closer David Robertson.
The Baltimore Running Festival consistently generates about $40 million in economic impact each year, according to official estimates, and at its peak, the Grand Prix of Baltimore pumped $47 million into area hotels, restaurants and stores. But city officials say this week's Star-Spangled Spectacular — which marks 200 years since troops in Baltimore beat back a British invasion in 1814 — could surpass all those totals.
The gunners at Fort McHenry readied the cannon known as Messenger, heaving it into position behind a wooden wall with a block-and-rope pulley system and loading it with gunpowder and a substitute cannonball of peat moss. Saturday's re-enactment at Fort McHenry, complete with soldiers, sailors and citizens dressed as they would have in 1814, was part of the "Living History" events for the Star Spangled Spectacular bicentennial celebration of the national anthem.
Meet Mrs. and Mrs. Francis Scott Key, in reality both unmarried, who have been portraying the Star-Spagled Banner writer and his wife for some 20 years at functions ranging from battle re-creations to Under Armour annual meetings. This week, they are participating in Sailabration.
Few political events in Iowa are more important to an aspiring Democratic presidential candidate than the Harkin Steak Fry. And this year's fundraiser — the 37th and final for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin — is drawing some of its biggest names yet, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
President Barack Obama laid out a sobering view of the international crises that have beset his administration this year — and tried to make the case for returning Democrats to the Senate majority — at a small gathering of political donors in Baltimore on Friday.
Sue North wrote me about the Havre de Grace United Methodist Church's 4th annual blessing of the animals and pet expo Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. in Tydings Park in Havre de Grace. Free admission; pets must be leashed; other activities. Phone Tammy, 410-939-6105, for details or vendor spaces.
By By Ron Browning and 410-939-6562; fax 410-939-1833
Amid festive celebrations marking the weeklong 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, Maryland's leaders are hammering home the point that if it weren't for Baltimore, American history might have turned out much differently.
Residents of Federal Hill and Locust Point say they've grown used to the gridlocked traffic, elusive parking and other effects that come with the big weekend events in their neighborhood. Many say it's a small price to pay for their front-row seats to the festivities.