Baltimore's inaugural Festival of Speed was like the first day of school for a city that seems ready to embrace a new sport — if the nearly sell-out crowd at Sunday's main event is any indication. Tens of thousands of spectators attended, drawn by fast cars, a party atmosphere and the idea of supporting their hometown.
Among the tens of thousands of fans who came this weekend for the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix were a large number of racing rookies. They were attracted for a variety of reasons - fast cars, a party atmosphere and the idea of supporting their hometown.
By By Don Markus, Peter Hermann and Julie Scharper and The Baltimore Sun
Among the tens of thousands of fans who came this weekend for the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix were a large number of racing rookies. They were attracted for a variety of reasons — fast cars, a party atmosphere and the idea of supporting their hometown.
During the IZOD IndyCar drivers meeting this afternoon, drivers were advised to be "extremely smart" when approaching Turn 1 at the start of the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix and on restarts during the race.
As Hurricane Irene moved out, work crews from Davey Tree moved it — on Sunday starting what is likely to be a long week of cleaning up storm damage. Kevin Mullinary, district manager for Davey Tree's Baltimore office, said his phone hadn't stopped ringing since midnight in the wake of Hurricane Irene, and he doesn't anticipate it to stop any time soon.
Police have sought the public's help in identifying the driver who struck a 14 year old girl who was attempting to cross Washington Boulevard in Lansdowne. The girl sustained serious injuries. The driver of the car did not stop.
With their bikes' pipes roaring and chrome shining in the morning sun, thousands of motorcyclists and riders traveled through Harford and Cecil counties Saturday in a convoy to honor the memory of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against America.
With Maryland facing a projected $1 billion shortfall, budget debates in Washington putting future federal contributions in question and Wall Street rating agencies re-evaluating the state's creditworthiness, state leaders could consider new taxes.
At the recent 18th annual Employee and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon — hosted by Health Facilities Association of Maryland — the Timonium Optimist Club and longtime member Jim Righter were honored for years of volunteer service at the Genesis Cromwell Center, and specifically for contributions to the mental, social and emotional well-being of residents there.
Eight Calvert Hall students, along with nine Notre Dame Prep students and three chaperones, traveled to Franktown, Va., in July, where they spent five days building a house and creating memories that will last a lifetime.