| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:04 PM
An anonymous benefactor planted small bundles of cash around Baltimore on Saturday, posting clues online in a sort of city-wide scavenger hunt.
The man behind the Twitter account @IHidTheCash said he was inspired by a similar philanthropist in California...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Discarded bottles, empty bags of chips and errant playground balls littered the shoreline of the Fort McHenry Wetland, a 7.5-acre hub of biodiversity home to hundreds of plant and animal species.
"Anything that floats ends up downstream," said Laura...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:33 AM
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
Yes, Thursday (March 20) marks World Frog Day. This year, it happens to correspond with Friday's release of "Muppets Most Wanted." Kermit is a powerful guy.
I've been told that the National...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Environmental regulators gave a key approval to Harbor Point developers Thursday, but said they need to review more data before work that would open a currently-closed toxic waste site can start.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland...
| Apr 12, 2014
Bay Bridge Boat Show
Sunday, April 13: The show at the Bay Bridge Marina at 357 Pier 1 Road in Stevensville will feature boats, equipment, electronics, clothing and accessories. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13. Admission is $12; children 12 and...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:14 AM
This schedule will be in effect Friday, April 18:
Closed in Anne Arundel and Carroll counties, and in Baltimore City and Annapolis.
Open in Baltimore, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties.
Open in all jurisdictions....
| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Love 'em, or hate 'em?
No, not the relatives, though the holidays can bring out the worst in everyone. In fact, I had to laugh at a new holiday travel survey from Embassy Suites that found that more than half of Americans confess to misbehaving as a...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Are you ready to reach out and touch a shark?
"They're not scary," said Caroline, 9, an avid New England Aquarium-goer I met recently in Boston.
Maybe you'd prefer a stingray, though they may feel "slimy," offered 9-year-old Owen.
"It's really cool,...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Willard Hackerman held no public office, but he was as much a city father to Baltimore as any mayor or City Council member, delegate or senator. Few, if any, have had a larger impact on this community than the 95-year-old man who died at Johns Hopkins...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Philanthropist Willard Hackerman, who transformed a small construction firm into a national giant with $5 billion in annual billings and was instrumental in erecting Maryland landmarks such as Harborplace, died Monday of unknown causes at Johns Hopkins...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Friends and family remembered philanthropist and Whiting-Turner Co. CEO Willard Hackerman on Tuesday as a loyal and smart businessman who was generous with his time and money.
Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg eulogized Hackerman before hundreds of mourners at...