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  • As leadership ages, Mountain Club of Maryland looking for new trailblazers

    As leadership ages, Mountain Club of Maryland looking for new trailblazers
    Reuben Dagold wasn't sure what he was going to do when he retired as a bureau director of the Baltimore City Health Department 11 years ago at age 62. He knew one thing. "I told myself that I wasn't going to take on any responsibility," Dagold recalled....
  • Legoland Florida: Miniland USA near completion

    Legoland Florida: Miniland USA near completion
    Legoland Florida has unveiled the bulk of its Miniland USA, the area of the theme park that will represent American locations through the use of a gazillion Lego building blocks. Miniland, previewed to media members Tuesday, includes Florida scenes and...
  • Accident on inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway at I-70

    As of 9 a.m. Monday, traffic was slow on the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway at I-70, due to an accident involving two vehicles. Accidents were slowing traffic on northbound I-95 at Route 295, on Route 10 at Furnace Branch Road, and at 32nd Street...
  • Eating at a Monumental Occasion: Your 40th anniversary food vendors

    Eating at a Monumental Occasion: Your 40th anniversary food vendors
    If you show up early for the Thursday night's lighting of the Washington Monument, say at 5:30 p.m., you'll have couple of hours to spend on Mount Vernon before they actually light the thing. If choral music makes  you hungry, don't worry.  This year'...
  • Monument lighting brings holiday spirit to Mount Vernon

    Monument lighting brings holiday spirit to Mount Vernon
    Fireworks lit up Mount Vernon Place, the sound of choirs echoed off townhouses and laser lights illuminated the chilly air Thursday evening for the 40th annual lighting of Baltimore's Washington Monument. "The fireworks this year were the best. They were...
  • First Thursday Lighting

    The annual lighting of the Washington Monument on Mount Vernon Square took place on Thursday.  It was a perfect December night for it: clear and crisp with a holiday feeling.   Many years my husband and I have gone. This year we stayed put at home and...
  • Loyola graduate lands first job working for John Boehner

    Loyola graduate lands first job working for John Boehner
    Maura Gillespie turns the corner beside her desk and unlocks a door to the balcony. Laid out below her, perfectly symmetrical, is the National Mall, with the Washington Monument rising like an exclamation point at the end of the expanse. "People say it's...
  • Hiking specialist in pursuit of Appalachian Trail record

    Hiking specialist in pursuit of Appalachian Trail record
    When Jennifer Pharr Davis makes her way though Maryland on the Appalachian Trail this summer, don't blink or you'll miss her. The North Carolina hiking specialist is trying to break her own speed record of 57 days, 8 hours, 35 minutes — an...
  • NASA flights could startle Maryland drivers

    NASA flights could startle Maryland drivers
    If you're easily startled by big, low-flying airplanes, you'll need to get a good grip on the steering wheel Monday. NASA will be starting a monthlong campaign of air pollution sampling, using a four-engine turboprop P-3B Orion to skim 1,000 feet over...
  • More bidders needed for Monument fence repair

    This week Watchdog brings you an update on a problem that has yet to be fixed. Update: The fence around the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon has not been repaired. Several months ago, Jean Renalds called Watchdog with concerns about the fence. The...
  • Pair tried to steal historical documents worth millions, police say

    Pair tried to steal historical documents worth millions, police say
    Barry H. Landau has rubbed elbows with presidents, helped plan inaugurations, and claims one of the largest collections of Oval Office memorabilia outside museums and presidential libraries. His Manhattan apartment includes a collection of china from...