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  • Taking the kids to Niagara Falls, and 6 places you didn't know existed

    Taking the kids to Niagara Falls, and 6 places you didn't know existed
    Wow! The water thunders down — 700,000 gallons per second, in fact — as we stand underneath Niagara Falls on the famous Hurricane Deck, part of the Cave of the Winds tour. We're totally soaked, but we don't care. The sheer power of the water...
  • Havre de Grace named a best small town to visit by Smithsonian Magazine

    It what could be truly considered a tourism manager's dream, Havre de Grace has made Smithsonian Magazine's list of "The Best 20 Small Towns to Visit in 2014." The April edition of Smithsonian places Havre de Grace at No. 12 on the list, just behind...
  • Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, retired manager

    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...
  • Find a little Hollywood in Baltimore

    Find a little Hollywood in Baltimore
    If Baltimore is indeed becoming Hollywood east — and who are we to argue the point? — then here's your handy map to the movie stars' homes. Only in this case, it's a map to where movie stars have roamed — sites captured forever on film...
  • William D. Townsend, public works official

    William D. Townsend, public works official
    William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92. "The cause of death was failure to...
  • Star-spangled celebrations planned for anthem's 200th anniversary

    WASHINGTON -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- familiar to football games, military functions and Olympic medal ceremonies -- turns 200 this year and the celebrations have already begun. The Smithsonian Institution has unveiled a U.S. Post Office-issued...
  • Pride of Baltimore II, 'Star-Spangled Banner' replica to help mark Maryland Day

    Pride of Baltimore II, 'Star-Spangled Banner' replica to help mark Maryland Day
    The Pride of Baltimore II and a replica of the flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" will be the focus of Maryland Day celebrations in Baltimore and Annapolis on March 25, according to the Maryland Historical Society. First, the flag, hand-...
  • Pride of Baltimore II carries replica Star-Spangled Banner to Annapolis

    Pride of Baltimore II carries replica Star-Spangled Banner to Annapolis
    The Pride of Baltimore II took its first sail of the season Monday, as it traveled to Annapolis carrying a replica of the flag that inspired the national anthem. The flag has been displayed publicly only once since it was created by Maryland Historical...
  • Researchers bringing Md. Revolutionary War heroes to life

    Researchers bringing Md. Revolutionary War heroes to life
    A month after the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, some 400 Marylanders saved the Continental Army from near-certain annihilation. A superior British force was poised to finish off the Americans at the Battle of Brooklyn —...
  • Super Bowl XLVIII: New Jersey Symphony to accompany Renee Fleming

    Super Bowl XLVIII: New Jersey Symphony to accompany Renee Fleming
    When soprano Renée Fleming takes to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday to perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl, she will sing to music performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. But the accompaniment will be a recording, not a live...
  • Don't forget North Point [Letter]

    Don't forget North Point [Letter]
    Readers of Jonathan Pitts' story about Francis Scott Key's manuscript of "The Star Spangled Banner" being the centerpiece of the Maryland's Star-Spangled Summer celebration of our state's role in the War of 1812 ("Anthem celebration to have rockets' red...