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  • 24 riders rescued from roller coaster at Six Flags in Maryland

    24 riders rescued from roller coaster at Six Flags in Maryland
    Two dozen people who got stuck near the top of a roller coaster at a Six Flags theme park in Maryland have all safely reached the ground, officials said Sunday after a rescue operation that lasted about five hours. "All 24 patrons on the ground being...
  • Attraction makeovers risk drawing ire of loyal fans

    Attraction makeovers risk drawing ire of loyal fans
    Lee and Donna Jenkot never tire of SeaWorld's "Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island." The Orlando retirees have watched the sea lions' antics at least 50 times since the nautical-themed show debuted 15 years ago. The goofy gags are always the same,...
  • Powder Ridge Owner Hopes To Resurrect Music Festival

     Powder Ridge Owner Hopes To Resurrect Music Festival
    MIDDLEFIELD — They say you can't go home again, but Sean Hayes wants to ride the magic bus back to 1970, when 30,000 young people invaded the Powder Ridge ski area for what became known as "the greatest rock concert that never happened." Hayes...
  • Block grants get tighter for area nonprofits

    As a city committee charged with guiding federal grant funding to community organizations laid out its plans this week to begin working on next year’s disbursements, they received some bad news. Once again, officials are expecting less money to...
  • Orlando hotel occupancy highest since June 2005

    Orlando hotel occupancy highest since June 2005
    Orlando's hotel industry has been having a strong year as evidenced by solid occupancy rates and average daily room rates that are generally higher than last year's. But Visit Orlando, the region's chief tourism-marketing agency, points out that June'...
  • 'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years

     'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years
    When her phone rang that day in 1963, Alice Davis was working as a seamstress, stitching bras and girdles in the downtown Los Angeles garment district. Walt Disney, the caller said, wanted to see her. When she arrived at Disney's office, the theme...
  • Tips for saving money at the amusement park

    Tips for saving money at the amusement park
    It seems we are smack in the middle of amusement park season. I've heard from readers heading to Cedar Point, Holiday World, Disney, Universal and of course, Six Flags. But trips to theme parks can be hard on the family budget. Here are some tips for...
  • Kamenetz trumps Dance on Towson-area overcrowding [Editorial]

    Kamenetz trumps Dance on Towson-area overcrowding  [Editorial]
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has shown no shyness in the past about standing behind the school system's construction and renovation plans in the face of community opposition — case in point, his infamous "my job to talk, yours to...
  • Great blue heron at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area

    Great blue heron at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
    Kathy Degner was at Legg Lake in the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area on July 29 looking for juvenile American coots. At the lake's edge, she spotted a great blue heron standing motionless. She approached it, and it began preening itself. "I loved how...
  • National Night Out events against crime scheduled throughout Baltimore region

    National Night Out events against crime scheduled throughout Baltimore region
    Communities throughout the Baltimore region are scheduled to host events Tuesday to mark the annual National Night Out against crime. In Waverly, though, the gathering designed to be a deterrent to criminal activity is also being billed as a “...
  • Lower Macungie seeks input on community center, parks

    Lower Macungie Township has posted on its website an online questionnaire to gather residents' input for improving the community center and parks and recreation program offerings. From new educational programs including health and fitness, cooking,...