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  • Educational or recreational? With these road trips, it's the best of both worlds

    Educational or recreational? With these road trips, it's the best of both worlds
    No matter how hard parents try, it seems like educational ground gained during the school year is lost a bit in the summer. And no wonder: Kids want to put the stress on fun ? not that moms and dads mind a little vacation-time frolic. But what's wrong...
  • Police to increase St. Patrick's Day patrols after mayhem of 2012

    Police to increase St. Patrick's Day patrols after mayhem of 2012
    Eager to avoid a repeat of the violence last St. Patrick's Day, when youths fought in downtown streets and a tourist was beaten unconscious, Baltimore police are stepping up patrols in nightlife centers starting this weekend. Commanders will add extra...
  • Author to Speak at HCC

    The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College will welcome Dr. Alan Taylor on April 8 as part of the College's commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Taylor will offer a public lecture at the Chesapeake Center at 10 a.m. His talk,...
  • Baltimore lobbies for tall ships, naval vessels to fill Inner Harbor

    Baltimore lobbies for tall ships, naval vessels to fill Inner Harbor
    The sales pitch to 46 uniformed men was simple: Welcome to Baltimore. Next time, bring a tall ship. City and state officials and the nautical community have begun a marketing drive aimed at filling the Inner Harbor with majestic sailing vessels and...
  • Bob Turley, former Orioles pitcher, dies

    Bob Turley, former Orioles pitcher, dies
    Bob Turley, a hard-throwing right-hander who won the Orioles’ first home game, died of liver cancer early Saturday morning, according to his son Terry Turley. He was 82. Turley pitched one season for the Orioles in 1954, their first in Baltimore,...
  • Philipp Meyer on "The Son"

    Philipp Meyer on "The Son"
    In "The Son," Philipp Meyer's sprawling multigenerational saga about a powerful Texas family, the author harvests the state's sad, passionate, often violent history, from its origins as an embattled republic to its present-day condition as an arid...
  • A British trophy from the 1813 sack of Hampton

    A British trophy from the 1813 sack of Hampton
    Among the most evocative artifacts I've seen while preparing an upcoming series of stories on Hampton Roads and the War of 1812 is a rifle left behind by an American sharpshooter fleeing the field of a hopeless battle. Not only does this rare marked...
  • War of 1812: A bloody battle rages on the York

    Like any other savvy skipper on the Chesapeake Bay, Capt. Samuel Travis took extra care when he moored his ship in the York River on the windless evening of June 12, 1813. For more than four months, the sailors and marines of a relentless Royal Navy...
  • Discovering Hampton Roads' forgotten war

    Discovering Hampton Roads' forgotten war
    In a place that has been fought over for as long and as many times as Hampton Roads, you should probably expect a few stray raids or battles to fall off the radar. But in more than two decades of exploring the history of the region, I've only seen one...
  • A newly discovered map of the War of 1812 Battle of Craney Island

     A newly discovered map of the War of 1812 Battle of Craney Island
    Unlike the Civil War, the War of 1812 in Hampton Roads left such a dearth of artifacts and records that it's been tough finding ways to illustrate what are some pretty dramatic but strangely invisible stories. That scarcity of documents is what makes...
  • War of 1812: Gunboats attack off Newport News Point

    Two centuries after prowling into Hampton Roads, the size and power of the British fleet sent to punish the Chesapeake Bay region during the War of 1812 can be hard to imagine. Just one of the Royal Navy's massive ships of the line boasted 74 guns,...