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  • A season to tie one on, and help others, too [Column]

    Uh, oh, dear readers, It's Friday the 13th. Beware of black cats, broken mirrors and traversing under ladders! December is National Tie Month. Could a tie be lurking in the birthday gifts of: Ella Renee Stratton (Dec. 6); Makayla Hopps (Dec. 9);...
  • Completed on Nov. 1, 1834, historic Fort Monroe became much more than a national military landmark

    Completed on Nov. 1, 1834, historic Fort Monroe became much more than a national military landmark
    Robert E. Lee was many years removed from fame when -- as a young officer in the Army Corps of Engineers --he packed up and left his quarters at Fort Monroe in late October 1834. But the report he gave when he reported for his new job at the office of...
  • Hilton's brighter future

    Hilton's brighter future
    A downtown convention center with a publicly-funded Hilton hotel is not a circumstance unique to Baltimore. Cleveland will have its own large-scale Hilton opening for business in 2016, it was announced last month. Why? Because without a convention...
  • Papenfuse ends 38-year run as Maryland's memory keeper

    Papenfuse ends 38-year run as Maryland's memory keeper
    For the first time in almost 40 years, someone other than Edward C. Papenfuse is the keeper of Maryland's memories. Papenfuse, 70, retired last week as state archivist after a career spanning seven governors. Over that time he brought Maryland's...
  • 'Director's Choice' honors art of dance, and two memorable dancers

    'Director's Choice' honors art of dance, and two memorable dancers
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland concluded its 36th season, and artistic director Dianna Cuatto's 11th, with its "Director's Choice" show last weekend, a performance that took the audience on an excursion to the edge of classic and contemporary dance. The...
  • Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, retired manager

    Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, a retired branch manager for BSI Temporaries and a former longtime Ruxton resident, died Jan. 28 of complications from a stroke at the Life Care Center of Acton in Massachusetts. She was 88. The daughter of William A. McLaren...
  • Archaeologists hosting open house at Patterson Park dig

    Archaeologists hosting open house at Patterson Park dig
    Archaeologists conducting a dig in Patterson Park are holding an open house Saturday to share discoveries with the community. The project, organized by nonprofit Baltimore Heritage, is exploring an area in the northwest corner of the park, near the...
  • Patterson Park dig uncovering traces of War of 1812 militia camp, defenses

    Patterson Park dig uncovering traces of War of 1812 militia camp, defenses
    When Samuel Smith, major general of the Maryland militia, needed a headquarters to plot Baltimore's defense from British invaders in the summer of 1814, archaeologists believe he called on the owner of a shop that gives Butcher's Hill its name. Jacob...
  • New life envisioned for old Peale Museum downtown

    New life envisioned for old Peale Museum downtown
    In the shadow of Baltimore's City Hall is a 200-year-old building that has been the seat of city government, a school for African-American children and a museum that displayed a mastodon skeleton and the embalmed head of a New Zealand native. Now, a...
  • Archaeologists seek War of 1812 remnants buried within Patterson Park

    Archaeologists seek War of 1812 remnants buried within Patterson Park
    Today it's best known for the pagoda, summertime jazz concerts and some of the city's best sledding. But an archaeological dig planned for Patterson Park's Hampstead Hill seeks to revive a largely forgotten 200-year-old story. While most know Fort...
  • 'Star-Spangled Spectacular' celebration to be televised live on PBS

    'Star-Spangled Spectacular' celebration to be televised live on PBS
    Baltimore's celebration of the 200th anniversary of the penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner" will be broadcast live during a two-hour episode of PBS' "Great Performances" series on Sept. 13. The show is set for 8 p.m. and will be broadcast live from...