Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, in conjunction with the Howard County Marine Corps League Detachment 1084, is inviting everyone to celebrate Veterans Day and the Marine Corps birthday on Sunday, Nov. 9, The last Old Town Farmers' Market for the season will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8. Banneker Park over in Oella is offering an after-school explorer series. Howard County Historical Society has scheduled several new programs in their "Music at the Museum" series. Howard County Historical Society
On Monday, the average price per gallon in Maryland stood at $3.08, 11 cents down from a week ago and 24 cents below a month ago, according to driver advocacy group AAA Mid-Atlantic. The last time Maryland's average gas price was this low was in January 2011.
Nearly 35 million Americans are expected to travel for Labor Day weekend this year, a slight increase over last year and the most since recession-driven declines began in 2008, according to driver advocacy organization AAA Mid-Atlantic.
The wet threat of Hurricane Arthur may have forced changes to many local Fourth of July celebrations, but it's impact on travel in Maryland during the long holiday weekend was limited, transportation and vacation resort officials said Monday.
As one of summer's busiest weeks for holiday travel approaches, officials in Baltimore are warning visitors and commuters of multiple construction projects causing major congestion on several city thoroughfares.
By By Kevin Rector and Will Fesperman and The Baltimore Sun
Normalcy remains elusive for the residents of the Charles Village block that collapsed in April, as an active construction site still hums outside the doors that they only this week have been allowed to come back to.
In more than 30 years in corporate America I have worked with — and learned from — many talented women (and men). Now it's my turn to mentor. I believe the messages for today's professional women are immensely positive, and I intend to write more about them in coming weeks. We did not get here quickly or quietly, but through the hard work and sacrifices of our mothers, aunts and grandmothers. The debt we owe them we can only try to pay forward.
For many making and/or trafficking in illegal booze, the convenience of having Route nearby connecting Baltimore and Washington made rum running to the big cities during Prohibition easier, as long as they remembered to slow down along Dead Man's Curve, even after its rehabilitation.
Senior Alyssa Thomas scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed her 1,000th rebound as No. 8 Maryland routed the visiting College of Charleston, 103-51, on Sunday in the Terrapin Classic championship game in College Park.
From now until New Year's Day, nearly 2 million Marylanders are expected to hit the road, catch flights and settle into train cars en route to holiday destinations, about the same number as made trips last year, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. But who is traveling and where they are headed is changing, officials say, along with America's evolving demographics.
Cold temperatures, sleet and snow did not stop the nearly 200 people who came out for the Laurel Historical Society's Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 14. Warmly dressed people braved the cold weather to tour brightly lit homes and buildings, elegantly decorated for the Christmas holiday season. The event attracted newcomers and those who regularly take the self-guided house tours.
Although the previous weekend's snowy weather forced organizers of the 35th Annual Delta Christmas Fair to cancel the home tour portion of the event, participating homeowners still campaigned for the event to be held Sunday, allowing visitors to northern Harford County and southern York County, Pa., to see a variety of homes and historic sites that were decorated for Christmas.
Take a Holiday Candlelight Tour of Montpelier Mansion Friday, Dec. 13 and Sat., Dec. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., at 9650 Muirkirk Road. Local garden clubs display creative skills throughout the house with holiday greens and candlelight.
The 2013 Delta-Cardiff-Whiteford Holiday House Tour, which has been rescheduled to Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1-5 p.m., will offer visitors four area houses and a historic Welsh cottage, all decorated for the holidays.
Temperatures were forecast to rise into the mid-40s by Wednesday morning in the Baltimore area as rain continues, but gusty winds and possible snowflakes could still blow in by the afternoon to again slow those traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.
As most Americans doze off in front of the TV after a few too many helpings of turkey and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, some 20 million others will be heading out to work. Called on by their employers to work on the holiday, most feel they cannot say no — they need the money or fear reprisal.
While the number of Marylanders traveling for Thanksgiving this year is expected to be slightly lower this year compared to last year, there will still be hundreds of thousands of people on the roads, rails and in the air.
Forecasters are keeping an eye on storms in several regions of the U.S. that could dump cold rain or even some snow in the Baltimore-Washington area in the days just before Thanksgiving, potentially complicating plans during the busiest travel time of the year.