Tax day has turned festive, and it's not just the cookies and the people dressed as the Statue of Liberty doing a lively wave-dance outside Liberty Tax Services offices. Some gyms and chiropractic offices are giving away free rides in a massage bed if you have a coupon, Office Depot offers free or discounted paper shredding, and the Hard Rock Café will let customers sing for their supper between 5 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday was Baltimore's coldest day in three decades, with temperatures cold enough to shatter two records, strain the region's electricity supply, fill homeless shelters and even render fire hydrants near a South Baltimore blaze useless.
Virginia Bates, a poet and artist who opposed the Vietnam War and was a founder of the Howard County Peace Action Community, died of flu complications Dec. 9 at Bridgepoint of Los Altos, an assisted-living facility in California. The former Woodbine resident was 88.
The Baltimore office in which federal officials grant citizenship to immigrants is moving to its own building on the city's outskirts, where it will no longer be housed with the agency that deports people.
Historians and architects have a $5 million plan to repair the pillar that was closed to the public three years ago for safety reasons. They expect it to reopen for tours — and a panoramic view of the city from 178 feet above Charles Street — for its bicentennial on Independence Day, 2015. By January, scaffolding will begin to enclose the monument for repairs from decades of water damage to the marble, stones and bricks..
Geese Police of Maryland is in the first week of their new year-long $19,020 contract at Fort McHenry, as the historic site fights a continuing battle with Canada geese — both migratory and Maryland populations — or more specifically, their droppings.
I hope everyone had a Happy Fourth of July as America celebrated her 237th birthday. As families enjoyed cookouts and fireworks, here's hoping they remembered America's past, including our Founding Fathers with the vision for a free country, and all the immigrants who sacrificed everything to travel to a new country for a better way of life.
It's time for the 135th St. Louis Parish Clarksville Picnic on the church grounds June 28 from noon until 9 p.m. The popular family-style chicken and ham dinner with all the trimmings begins at noon under the big tent.
Development proposals, both public and private, have fallen through over the years, and the island has been overrun by thousands of birds. But members of the family that owns Fort Carroll and they still have hopes for it.
If every picture tells a story, there are dozens of stories being told in the current exhibit at the Howard County Arts Council. "Visual Storyteller: Narrative in Art" features artwork in various media by students in the Howard County Public School system.
President Barack Obama on Monday set aside 480 acres on the Eastern Shore for a federal park to honor Harriet Tubman — a victory for advocates who have long sought to memorialize the abolitionist's role in leading dozens of slaves to freedom.
Caroline Shea studied for months before performing in local productions of shows such as "Oliver," "Phantom of the Opera" and "Babes in Toyland," but her performance before her largest audience yet — more than 50 million — came with just three days of prep time.
The French want international recognition of their signature use of the term "climat," and have petitioned the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for World Heritage Status for their long-standing use of the term "climat" and everything that it represents.
Dozens of Independence Day parades were held Wednesday in Maryland, from do-it-yourself affairs consisting of three kids on bikes and a little red wagon to larger events popular enough to cause traffic jams.
The U.S. Mint unveiled the designs Wednesday for two limited-issue coins that will be issued in March to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The $5 gold piece and the silver dollar pay homage to the National Anthem, Fort McHenry and the Battle of Baltimore.
Two New York City men have been charged with stealing documents from the Maryland Historical Society. One of the men arrested Saturday is Barry Landau, 63, a renowned collector of presidential artifacts.