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  • Ocean Gallery marks 50 wild-and-wacky years on the boardwalk

    Ocean Gallery marks 50 wild-and-wacky years on the boardwalk
    All summer long, even on the hottest days, a gentleman in a tuxedo stands on the Ocean City boardwalk. Locals and vacationers scurry over to find out what he's up to. The man is Joe Kro-Art, owner of Ocean Gallery, and if he's not playing boardwalk...
  • Through mud, sand and water, kinetic sculpture racers go for glory

    Through mud, sand and water, kinetic sculpture racers go for glory
    It was just after noon Saturday and a large blue-crab-mobile was drifting out into the harbor with four students from Arbutus Middle School aboard and unable to steer. The problem? A thrown sock puppet that had damaged their controls. The absurd moment...
  • A kinetic proposal

    A kinetic proposal
    It's not every day a giant pink poodle assists with a marriage proposal. On May 4, Bob Keefer, 38, proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Erin Alexander, 30, at the 15th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race. Unbeknownst to Alexander, Keefer arranged with...
  • Glimpsed at the "Hope in the Harbor Gala": Maura Imel

    Maura Imel, 22, showed off what she calls her "simple, elegant" style at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's fourth annual Hope in the Harbor Gala at the American Visionary Art Museum. The Rollins College senior wore a navy chiffon Lush shift and a...
  • What's next after Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

    What's next after Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
    After the big shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, nonprofits across the country want you to spend more — on Giving Tuesday. This is a fundraising initiative in which nonprofits and even big corporations will encourage people to make a...
  • Formstone would be banned on new buildings under proposal

    Formstone would be banned on new buildings under proposal
    Frankly fake but authentically Baltimore, the Formstone that swaths many a rowhouse may seem low-brow or even tacky to some. But should it be illegal? A proposed overhaul of the Baltimore's zoning code would do just that, banning the faux stone...
  • Wedded: Salmah Rizvi and Imran Akram

    Wedded: Salmah Rizvi and Imran Akram
    Wedding day: Sept. 29, 2012 The bride: Salmah Y. Rizvi, 26, grew up in Laurel. She works for the Department of Defense. Her father, Anwar H. Rizvi, is a plant pathologist for the United States Department of Agriculture. Her mother, Shamoon H. Rizvi, is a...
  • State awards $1.5 million in bicentennial grants

    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on Thursday announced $1.5 million in state matching grants to 22 government and nonprofit agencies across Maryland. The money will be used to promote projects that mark the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812. "All the...
  • Holocaust tapestries at AVAM help explore the nature of narrative

    Holocaust tapestries at AVAM help explore the nature of narrative
    Sometimes the only barrier separating a pastoral paradise from hell on earth is a thin line of birch trees. Before she died in 2001 at age 74, Frederick dressmaker Esther Krinitz created 36 oversized fabric panels that provide persuasive proof that...
  • Youth turn trash into treasure

    Youth turn trash into treasure
    Teens at the Children's Home in Catonsville say they are recycling their lives and using art to illustrate their journey. After months of workshops where they turned the ordinary into objets d'art, they have put together an exhibit that will raise...
  • A 'classical revolution' is spreading in Baltimore

    A 'classical revolution' is spreading in Baltimore
    It was a quiet night for a revolution. People at the bar in Joe Squared Station North sat huddled over drinks and conversations. Folks occasionally strolled in to pick up pizza orders or headed to dining tables in the back. Few even glanced at the...