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  • Why no outside food and drink at Star-Spangled Spectacular? [Letter]

    Why no outside food and drink at Star-Spangled Spectacular? [Letter]
    We eagerly look forward to this September's Star-Spangled Spectacular commemorating the end of the War of 1812 ("More details announced for Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration," Aug. 12). If it is only half as good as the 2012 Star-Spangled...
  • Man charged with stealing Battle Acre Monument Park gates

    Man charged with stealing Battle Acre Monument Park gates
    A Dundalk man has been charged with stealing and scrapping the historic wrought-iron gates at Battle Acre Monument Park that were reported missing in June, Baltimore County Police said. Detectives have charged George Elias Sotirakis, 34, in the theft,...
  • A place of tribute to Francis Scott Key, west of Ft. McHenry

    A place of tribute to Francis Scott Key, west of Ft. McHenry
    Francis Scott Key is so closely identified with Ft. McHenry that the south Baltimore landmark is considered the go-to place to learn how the 15-starred American flag that flew after the fort's bombardment 200 years ago inspired him to write the poem...
  • Bumpy ride into history

    Bumpy ride into history
    Baltimore, home to the first received telegraph message (Samuel Morse, 1844, sent from Washington), the first umbrella factory in America (1828), the first Ouija board (1892) and — to note what really matters — the first baseball player to win...
  • Leading from behind -- way behind

    Only now, after the latest offshoot of al-Qaida has emerged out of the desert in fanatical strength, cut through whatever is left of the Iraqi "army," and allowed to advance in all directions, has the supposed commander in chief of this country's armed...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Mystic Seaport's Senior Historian Leads Illustrated Talk At Killingworth Library

    Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier will discuss Connecticut and the War of 1812 on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Killingworth Library. The illustrated talk "The Rocket' Red Glare, Connecticut, and the War of 1812" will examine how that oft forgotten war...
  • Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive

    Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive
    If you've decided to take a car trip outside the Allentown area, you're in good company. Over the Independence Day weekend, AAA estimates almost 35 million Americans hit the road, the most since 2007. So if you've packed the car, filled the tank and...
  • 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...
  • Patriotic feelings inspired by anthem

    The meaning of "The Star-Spangled Banner" has really changed for the American people since its inception. It was an ode to our resilience against the British in the War of 1812. Over the 200 years, I'm sure it has taken on different meanings. Today it is...
  • Lyrics symbolize resilience, strength

    "The Star-Spangled Banner" is a symbol of America's resilience and strength. During the War of 1812, when Francis Scott Key watched the British ships open fire on Fort McHenry, he could see the American flag waving in the "rockets red glare." The...
  • Words remain as relevant today as in 1814

    The time is the evening of Sept. 13, 1814, during the War of 1812. The place is the American Fort McHenry on the Chesapeake Bay. The British naval fleet, anchored in the bay, in its attempt to capture the fort begins the attack, continuing the bombardment...