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  • Washington Monument wears its scaffolding well

    WASHINGTON — The soaring white obelisk is a defining feature of the capital's architectural landscape, so visitors to the Washington Monument this summer may be disappointed that the view of the iconic memorial has been obscured by its renovation....
  • 50th anniversary March on Washington reunites two-thirds of Peter, Paul and Mary

    50th anniversary March on Washington reunites two-thirds of Peter, Paul and Mary
    Observations about the vital role that music played at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, in the civil rights movement and even on social and political life in the U.S. could fill books, far more than there was room to address in...
  • Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race

    Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race
    The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains...
  • Hidden Maryland: State House dome

    Hidden Maryland: State House dome
    A two-inch-thick steel door secured by a padlock hides an exclusive gem of Maryland history. Only 10 people have keys. Nine of them work to protect the governor. Behind that door, more than 140 narrow wooden steps wind upward to a spectaular vista...
  • Paul H. Trattner, art educator and magician

    Paul H. Trattner, art educator and magician
    Paul H. Trattner, a retired Baltimore public schools art educator and webmaster who was also a noted prestidigitator and popular Santa Claus, died Aug. 28 of heart failure at his Coldspring Newtown home. He was 70. "Paul was a kind, gentle person who was...
  • 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...
  • 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...