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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...
  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Frederick

    Neighborhood Spotlight: Frederick
    Location: The central region of Frederick County. Mount Airy is to the east, Middletown is to the west and Emmitsburg lies to the north. Average property listing price: Frederick properties run $227,443 for attached homes and $304,304 for detached homes...
  • Clifton Mansion transformed in $7 million restoration

    In the summer of 2013, I visited the Clifton Mansion, which sits atop the little hill in the Northeast Baltimore park and golf course, as a $7 million restoration effort got underway. And while the place looked much improved — at least the grim...
  • Neighborhood Spotlight: St. Michaels

    Neighborhood Spotlight: St. Michaels
    Location: Talbot County’s Eastern Shore, about 10 miles west of Easton. Kent Island and Chester are to the north, and Cambridge is to the south. Average property listing price: $361,000, according to Babette Farrell, a Realtor at Long & Foster Real...
  • A.J. Langguth dies at 81; foreign correspondent and historian of wars

    A.J. (Jack) Langguth, a former foreign correspondent, longtime USC professor and historian of wars whose book on the Vietnam conflict was widely admired for a narrative sweep that gave serious weight to the perspectives of ordinary North Vietnamese and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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)....
  • BSO gala program includes rare Grofe score, unusual 'Rhapsody in Blue'

    BSO gala program includes rare Grofe score, unusual 'Rhapsody in Blue'
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has been showing a lot of love for the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore and the poem Francis Scott Key was inspired to write after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry. The BSO celebrated that anniversary...
  • Two centuries later, Battle of Caulk's Field brought to light

    Two centuries later, Battle of Caulk's Field brought to light
    — The Battle of Caulk's Field, the engagement at which the local soldiers of the Kent County militia stood up to the highly trained British Royal Navy and Marines, unfolded in the darkness of the early morning of Aug. 31, 1814. The only light came...
  • 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,...