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  • Rockets' red glare falls over Hampton Roads

    Rockets' red glare falls over Hampton Roads
    Long before the British launched the rockets made famous in the "Star-Spangled Banner," they were aiming the fiery missiles at the outnumbered Americans defending Craney Island. And three days after that June 22, 1813 attack at the mouth of the...
  • Living on a forgotten battlefield

    Living on a forgotten battlefield
    Few people who live in the Olde Wythe, Merrimac Shores and Little England neighborhoods of Hampton thought twice about the significance of today's date when they got up this morning. But 200 years ago on June 25, a British amphibious force clashed...
  • HdG ready for Independence Day celebration July 6

    Happy Independence Day, dear readers! Flags, banners and bunting throughout Havre de Grace shout red, white and blue as we prepare for our nation's birthday and our Independence Day. The Havre de Grace carnival will operate in Tydings Park July 2 to 6....
  • Conjuring up the lost look of an unremembered war

    Conjuring up the lost look of an unremembered war
    One of the great hurdles so many people face in thinking about the War of 1812 is the simple difficulty of imagining how it looked. Especially compared to the Revolution and the Civil War, which most of us can conjure up from an enduring visual legacy...
  • Remembering a forgotten 1812-13 battle

    One of Hampton Roads' most remarkable if largely forgotten battles will get some long overdue attention when the Hampton History Museum presents a pair of programs exploring the June 25, 1813, Battle and Sack of Hampton. Saturday's 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. program...
  • Memorial Day observances planned [Havre de Grace]

    A pleasant Memorial Day weekend, dear readers! Memorial Day observances will be conducted May 27 at 9 a.m. at Angel Hill Cemetery and then proceed to Tydings Memorial Park by 11 a.m. Contact the American Legion Post 47, 410-939-0234. Memorial Day...
  • Stolen documents return to the Maryland Historical Society

    Stolen documents return to the Maryland Historical Society
    They left the Maryland Historical Society tucked inside the coat pockets and notebooks of Barry Landau and his assistant, but the historical documents returned in manila envelopes, neatly packed inside a gray cardboard file box. Authorities continue...
  • Memorial Day ceremony to honor fallen Marylanders

    Memorial Day ceremony to honor fallen Marylanders
    Seven Maryland service members who have been killed since last May will be honored Monday in a Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium. Cyndi Ryan of the American Red Cross said that even though this is the first Memorial...
  • Wii bowling at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acupuncture. Thursdays, 10 a.m. $20 group...
  • On a Canton corner, The Chasseur is at a culinary crossroads

    On a Canton corner, The Chasseur is at a culinary crossroads
    The Chasseur is a likable enough tavern. Think of it as the kind of place where you can sit down for a good square meal of well-prepared comfort food and then, if you're feeling perky, spend some time at the adjacent bar with your friends and neighbors....
  • Winston Churchill bust headed for U.S. Capitol

    Winston Churchill bust headed for U.S. Capitol
    WASHINGTON — So what if the British burned the U.S. Capitol? That was way back during the War of 1812. A bust of Winston Churchill is headed there, 50 years after the legendary British statesman was granted honorary U.S. citizenship. The bust...