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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'Astoria' by Peter Stark

    Review: 'Astoria' by Peter Stark
    Storms at sea play a key role in the tale of John Jacob Astor's attempt to establish a pivotal trading center on the unsettled, little-known northern Pacific Coast in the early 19th century. Yet few modern readers have ever been in a fragile wooden...
  • 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...
  • The virtue of video

    The virtue of video
    Demonstrators in Baltimore are planning to return to the streets tonight in support of residents of Ferguson, Mo., where marchers have been protesting the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager since Aug. 9. The death of Michael Brown, 18,...
  • More details announced for Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration

    More details announced for Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration
    Ships from six foreign countries and all over the East Coast, plus Texas, will be coming to Baltimore in September for the city's Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday morning. As part of the Battle of...
  • 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...