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  • Cruising Through History, A 3-State Tour From Watch Hill

    Cruising Through History, A 3-State Tour From Watch Hill
    This timeless trip begins with a classic ride. "The car is a 1913 Model T," says Captain Jack Spratt, as he greets his guests at Rhode Island's famed Ocean House. His old Ford takes folks on a scenic drive through Watch Hill, but that's not all.  At...
  • Hildebrand & Co. concert a rare treat [Letter]

    Hildebrand & Co. concert a rare treat [Letter]
    David and Ginger Hildebrand, founders of the Colonial Music Institute, have a rare but obvious talent that facilitated a musical program that includes historical information about our city and state ("'Banner' a hit song with staying power," Sept. 8)....
  • Police shutdown of '1814' event draws criticism

    Police shutdown of '1814' event draws criticism
    Could the police have waited 10 more minutes before pulling the plug? That's the question that was being asked this week by some of the people who attended Sunday's Hampstead Hill Festival at Patterson Park. The daylong commemoration of the bicentennial...
  • Kudos to Creative Alliance [Letter]

    Kudos to Creative Alliance [Letter]
    Much has been written about the War of 1812 bicentennial events, but I would like kudos to go to the Creative Alliance for putting on a wonderful event in Patterson Park on Sunday. After spending the afternoon in the park on Boston Street watching the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Middlesex County Historical Society To Honor Hero Of The Battle Of Lake Champlain

    The life and career of Thomas Macdonough will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. at the General Mansfield House as Society Director Debby Shapiro and Vice President Pat Tully give an illustrated lecture highlighting this storied life. They will be...
  • A rock opera interrupted [Commentary]

    A rock opera interrupted [Commentary]
    Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Billie Holiday's name. The Sun regrets the error.  I traveled back to my hometown of Baltimore last weekend to reprise my role as that important historical figure, The Devil,...
  • A great weekend — if you were in the right place [Letter]

    A great weekend — if you were in the right place [Letter]
    Sunday was a beautiful day for enjoying the Star-Spangled Spectacular anniversary of our national anthem and the great battle waged against the British at Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 ("A spectacular weekend for Baltimore," Sept. 15). Tall ships,...
  • Next Virginia-class submarine will honor Vermont

    The Navy broke with tradition when it named a Virginia-class submarine for a person: former senator John Warner. Having recently christened the Warner, the service has returned to its practice of naming Virginia-class boats for states. Vermont gets...
  • Words remain as relevant today as in 1814

    The time is the evening of Sept. 13, 1814, during the War of 1812. The place is the American Fort McHenry on the Chesapeake Bay. The British naval fleet, anchored in the bay, in its attempt to capture the fort begins the attack, continuing the bombardment...
  • MPT salutes all who made Baltimore spectacular [Letter]

    MPT salutes all who made Baltimore spectacular [Letter]
    Our words weren't exactly, "Let's put on a show," but they could have been. Maryland Public Television is forever grateful to PBS, the "Great Performances" series and our colleagues at WNET in New York for responding to our 2012 invitation to join us in...
  • Now that Baltimore has celebrated the National Anthem, perhaps we can stop desecrating it at Orioles games [Letter]

    Now that Baltimore has celebrated the National Anthem, perhaps we can stop desecrating it at Orioles games [Letter]
    "The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics come from "Defense of Fort McHenry," a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by...