Over the years, John Von Paris and the Savage-based moving company he now heads have had their share of Orioles' highlights. This week, the 122-year-old Von Paris Moving and Storage will add one more highlight to the reel when Von Paris and his company are honored before an Orioles game at a celebration recognizing long-time season ticket-holders.
The Ravens will be at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Monday for a 7 p.m. practice that's free and open to the public. Events include post-practice player autograph signings for children, activities for younger fans, giveaways and cheerleader and mascot meet-and-greets.
Ernest L. Caldwell Jr., a retired senior city planner and urban designer who did early studies for what became Oriole Park at Camden Yards, died of complications of Parkinson's disease July 8. The Stoneleigh resident was 74.
Bob Callahan had a voice for radio, but he also had a face and, most importantly, a personality for television. The former Bel Air resident was honored Thursday for his pioneering work with Maryland Public Television, which presented him with a star on the Walk of Fame at the main entrance to the MPT headquarters in Owings Mills.
Early this week Rick Anthony, director of Anne Arundel County Park and Recreation, went to see the new synthetic turf at Wiley H. Bates Heritage Park in Annapolis in advance of the formal ribbon-cutting held Thursday.
Having the All-Star Game in Baltimore would give the Orioles a chance to tout the team's turnaround from years of dismal results, as well as give an incentive with season-ticket packages for 2015 and 2016 if the club ties access to the event to longer season plans. And it would pump millions into the local economy, while giving Peter G. Angelos one of his biggest moments as Orioles owner on a national stage.
Each team was looking to get back on track by ending a losing streak, and the Ohio Machine emerged as the team to do so, defeating Chesapeake Bayhawks, 15-11, to improve to 2-3 and pick up its first win since the season opener April 26.
For the past three years, there have been no diamond rolls or sneak passes in the skies above Annapolis, as the Navy's Blue Angels air team has canceled its Naval Academy shows for a variety of reasons. Now they're back for the 2014 Commissioning Week.
Bill Stetka, a resident of Columbia who grew up in Bel Air, is a treasure trove of Orioles' baseball history. A former public relations director with the team, Stetka has been the director of Orioles Alumni since 2008 and in that role has been able to rub shoulders -- and became friends -- with several of the legends and lesser-known players who have worn the Birds' uniform.
William Kenneth "Mac" McCardell, a retired United States Fidelity and Guaranty insurance executive and World War II veteran, died of congestive heart failure March 31 at the Stella Maris Rehabilitation Center. The Mays Chapel resident was 92.
Former WBAL WMAR television and radio broadcaster Ted Patterson's entire life has been consumed by sports — and that goes for his Towson residence, too, which is overflowing with baseball, football and boxing memorabilia — some of which that dates back to the 19th century. Patterson will attend his 41st consecutive Orioles Opening Day March 31.
Toddlers to more mature fans sporting more-salt-than-pepper hair waited patiently in the Abingdon library Monday night for a visit from Harford County's own "Iron Man," former Orioles player and Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.