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  • Smithsonian, national monuments set to reopen as shutdown ends

    The Smithsonian museums and national monuments will begin reopening Thursday as the federal government resumes operations after a late-night Wednesday congressional deal to end the 16-day shutdown. On its website, the Smithsonian said all of its museums...
  • Washington Monument set to undergo $5 million in repairs

    Washington Monument set to undergo $5 million in repairs
    From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years. Plaster chips and crumbles to the touch. Mortar sealing together thousands of bricks and stones is deteriorating into sand. A mildewy odor fills...
  • U.S. Capitol dome set for first renovations in more than 50 years

    U.S. Capitol dome set for first renovations in more than 50 years
    WASHINGTON -- Visitors to Washington have seen the iconic Washington Monument don a blanket of scaffolding while it undergoes repairs from an earthquake. Soon they will see a similar look at the opposite end of the National Mall. For about two years the...
  • Oddball Washington, D.C., monuments give quirky history lesson

    Oddball Washington, D.C., monuments give quirky history lesson
    Sure, the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument are must stops for visitors touring the nation's capital. But what about Sonny Bono Park? Or the Maine Lobsterman Memorial? Or the Cuban Friendship Urn? They're all here, as are scores of bronzes,...
  • Capitol dome to be restored; effect on visitors seen as minimal

    WASHINGTON — Visitors to Washington have seen the iconic Washington Monument don a blanket of scaffolding while it undergoes repairs from an earthquake. Soon they will see a similar look at the opposite end of the National Mall. For about two...
  • HHS Warrior Pride marching band to play Cherry Blossom Parade

    HHS Warrior Pride marching band to play Cherry Blossom Parade
    The Havre de Grace High School Warrior Pride Marching Band was chosen to perform in the prestigious Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C., Saturday, April 13. The marching band auditioned for the parade for the first time and was selected to be a...
  • Liquor board not renewing license for The Museum

    Liquor board not renewing license for The Museum
    Citing numerous accounts of neighborhood disturbances, the Baltimore Board of Liquor License Commissioners ruled not to renew the license of the Museum Restaurant and Lounge in Mount Vernon after four hours of deliberation Thursday night. Liquor board...
  • Weekend road closures for FlowerMart

    Weekend road closures for FlowerMart
    Roads at Mount Vernon Place in and around this weekend's FlowerMart event will be closed from Thursday at 3 p.m. to Saturday at 11 p.m., FlowerMart officials said on their website. The event is held at Mount Vernon Place, at the Washington Monument, and...
  • The Baltimore Bike Party is taking over the streets in style

    The Baltimore Bike Party is taking over the streets in style
    On a recent Friday evening, a carnival on wheels took to the streets of Baltimore. Women decked out in chandelier earrings juggled floor-length or knee-high dresses on bicycles. Men wearing bow ties and blazers peddled mountain bikes, while one young...
  • MGM proposes $925 million casino for P.G. County

    MGM proposes $925 million casino for P.G. County
    Playing the last hand of the week in a round of bidding for the rights to build a casino in Prince George's County, MGM Resorts said Friday that the merits of its $925 million resort next to the Capital Beltway trump the others. Its ace in the hole is...
  • Joan A. Spurrier, legal secretary

    Joan A. Spurrier, legal secretary
    Joan A. Spurrier, a retired legal secretary and family matriarch, died of kidney failure Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Idlewylde resident was 80. Born Joan Anita Adams in Baltimore and raised on Beaumont Avenue in Govans, she was the...