| May 23, 2014
| 9:35 AM
At noon on Saturday, a group of activists is scheduled to gather outside the National Aquarium in Baltimore as part of a world-wide "Empty the Tanks" protest against what organizers decry as the exploitation of dolphins for public entertainment. The...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:59 PM
A 65-year-old steam locomotive will be restored and transferred from the B&O Railroad Museum to the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.
The restoration will bring the locomotive back to full service. Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in September 1949...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:44 AM
"This started a year ago," Ann Giroux said, surrounded by gift bags and silent auction items in her Greenway mansion with its tulip-lined walkway overlooking Sherwood Gardens.
Giroux was referring to the planning for the Champagne and Tulips Gala on...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:58 PM
As a big fan of nature myself, I can appreciate how Ranier Munns fell in love with Cypress Lake.
A feature story on the front page of the Sentinel this Sunday explains how Munns, founder of Orlando law firm Bogin Munns & Munns, started a new tourist...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A reader recently asked about cruising close to home, and if you're interested, you'll find quite a few options. The big mass-market cruise lines, with their mega-ships, offer a few stay-near-home itineraries, at prices close to rates in the Caribbean and...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:47 AM
At last, a place in Chicago that pays attention to sports!
Not buying it? A little overwhelmed at times — especially during the playoffs — by all the city's sports chatter? Tired of the seemingly unceasing hum that forces even the most...
| Apr 29, 2014
When Patricia McConkey's sister ends up in the intensive care unit, she has to cancel her cruise. Royal Caribbean offers a full refund, but her airline pockets all of her money. Can it do that?
Q: My husband and I booked a Royal Caribbean cruise for last...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:18 PM
SPRINGFIELD — This time there was no doubt that Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan officially won approval on a vote Wednesday for his legislation to put $100 million toward a Barack Obama presidential library.
Two weeks ago, Republicans...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:29 PM
A custom-made, $10,000 guitar stolen in March from heavy metal rocker Zakk Wylde's tour bus outside The Chicago Theatre has been recovered after being sold to a Chicago pawn shop, Wylde's manager confirmed Saturday.
The owners of Royal Pawn Shop, 428 S....
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:32 AM
For anyone who enjoys bike riding or hiking, the path along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is special.
Riding there on a recent chilly spring morning, I see the Potomac River to my left, serene in some spots, roaring with foamy fury in others. To my right,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The Santa Fe Farmers Market sits parallel to the tracks of the historic railroad depot. As you approach, the sweet smell of chilies wafts through the air. A man is turning the crank of a metal drum of bright green Hatch peppers roasting over an open...