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  • Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society

    Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society
    The Maryland Historical Society can thank document thief Barry H. Landau for some recent additions to its collection. Landau's capture at the Baltimore institution sparked a multistate investigation that ended in his conviction for stealing 10,000...
  • Tall ships, Blue Angels to return for bicentennial of national anthem

    Tall ships, Blue Angels to return for bicentennial of national anthem
    It's a mere yellowing piece of paper with a few hundred words scrawled on it, a document that once sat forgotten in a drawer for three-quarters of a century. But this summer, the original manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the poem Francis...
  • 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...
  • 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 —...
  • Patterson Park cannons dated to 17th, 18th centuries

    Patterson Park cannons dated to 17th, 18th centuries
    Today they endure climbing children and have bicycles chained to them, but the cannons that flank Patterson Park's Pagoda were used in wars as much as 350 years ago, park officials have found. A cannon expert surveyed the seven historic weapons last...
  • Running for council in Havre de Grace [Letter]

    I am Dave Glenn and I am really excited for the opportunity to run for re-election for the Havre de Grace City Council. For those that don't know me, I have been a resident of Havre de Grace since 1967. I have been happily married to the former Terri...
  • Canada is penny-less, and the U.S. should be too

    A famous American, Benjamin Franklin, is credited with coining the phrase “A penny saved is a penny earned.” And though no one famous is taking credit for it, in Canada, they’ve turned that around: “A penny destroyed is money in...
  • First Foods of the Chesapeake Bay Region

    First Foods of the Chesapeake Bay Region
    Ever wondered what the first Marylanders ate? Cookbook author Katie Moose will visit Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City this month to share her knowledge of — and a few recipes for — the food and herbs of the Chesapeake up to the War of...
  • Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., farmer

    Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., farmer
    Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., a retired Eastern Shore vegetable farmer who was an 11th-generation member of the family that settled a farm that is now Todd's Inheritance Historic Site in North Point, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist...
  • '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...
  • 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...