The best pizza-makers in Baltimore and beyond know how to create charred and chewy crusts in super-hot ovens, which are fueled by wood, coal or gas. They use fresh, flavorful and inventive toppings, often skipping the traditional red sauce or mozzarella. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free pizzas are also in demand, with some Baltimore pizza-makers gamely taking up the challenge while others refuse to dabble in soy cheeses or gluten-free crusts.
As many leave town to head to the shore, or prep for Fourth of July cookouts, law enforcement agencies across the state have been working to beef up patrols — to monitor large crowds at fireworks celebrations to ramping up DUI enforcement today.
Fourth of July parades are so filled with tradition you might not notice changes from year to year. But to participants, each parade is special. They love the cheers from the crowds ¿ and they're ready for the heat of the day.
Thomas M. "Tom" Gibbons, former president and CEO of Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Companies who also served on boards of business and educational institutions, died Sunday of complications from a stroke at The Terraces of Bonita Springs Retirement Community in Bonita Springs, Fla. He was 88.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Dale Austin, a retired Baltimore Sun reporter whose coverage of Maryland horse racing spanned a half-century and took him on assignments as far away as England, died in his sleep Friday at his Bayside Beach home. He was 81.
I had one of those "think it and it happens" moments this winter. On a walk to the post office, I passed the Roland Park Shopping Center. I remembered the old Roland Park Bakery & Deli and the fabulous banana cream pie its owner, Anita Ward, once made there. She moved her deli to Hampden three years ago and closed it in November.
While most people have put away the shamrocks, corned beef recipes and green clothing until next Saint Patrick's Day, two Anne Arundel girls are preparing for a demanding international Irish dance contest that combines athleticism and artistry.
The three recipients of Howie Awards are only called upon to make brief speeches expressing their thanks when the Howard County Arts Council presents its 17th annual "Celebration of the Arts in Howard County" on Saturday, March 29, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.
From Feb. 20-26, three members of St. Isaac Jogues' Haiti Committee — Sean Hackett, Frank Bonomo and Carol Glowacki visited St. Isaac's sister parish, St. Anthony the Hermit, which is in Chenot in the mountainous region of central Haiti.
At 9 a.m., there appear to be few issues remaining related to the morning commute. The Maryland Department of Transportation is still reporting an accident in Baltimore City on I-95 north at Exit 52 with the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, but it's off to the shoulder and not affecting travel lanes.
The public celebration of St. Patrick's Day seems to get bigger every year, with Harford County celebrants both Irish and non coming out in droves to drink, dance or just partake in Gaelic-themed food.