| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:20 PM
It was July 21, 1918 and World War I was in its final year.
The Perth Amboy, a tugboat owned by the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co., and four barges were traveling off the coast of Cape Cod when a German submarine surfaced.
The U-boat attacked the...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:05 AM
America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," turns 200 this year.
In honor of this momentous bicentennial, film composer John Williams will conduct a new arrangement of the notoriously hard-to-sing song during the annual Fourth of July...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:39 PM
As about 50 eighth-graders from New Jersey gathered around, Elizabeth White unzipped a large duffel bag.
"It's coiled like a big snake in there," said White, a park ranger.
The students helped remove the object. It was indeed moving but not in a scary...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:55 PM
For the first time, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will provide accompaniment to the city's traditional "Fireworks at the Fountain" in downtown's Lake Eola Park this July 4.
"When the Downtown Development Board approached us, we were deeply...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Wrought-iron gates erected to preserve Battle Acre Monument Park, one of Dundalk's War of 1812 sites, have been stolen, police said, even as they were being restored in time for September's celebration of the war's bicentennial.
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Two years ago, Baltimore rolled out the red carpet, and then some, for the War of 1812 bicentennial celebration, welcoming tens of thousands of visitors to commemorate what some have called the second war for American independence.
This year, they'll be...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Two years ago, during bicentennial commemorations for the War of 1812, I was struck by how important the waterfront is to Baltimore. That might seem like an odd thing for a Baltimorean to say, but unless you own waterfront property, work near it or...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:08 PM
This week brought another nugget of good economic news for the U.S. economy. Gross domestic product expanded at a healthy annual rate of 4.2% in the second quarter — a slight upward revision from the earlier reading by the Bureau of Economic...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 holds special significance for Baltimore in the next few weeks ("More details announced for Star-Spangled Spectacular Celebration Aug. 12). On Aug. 25, 1814, President James Madison, and his wife Dolly were...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 4:43 AM
A decade ago, David and Betsy Sams built a retaining wall to stop erosion they feared was threatening the backyard and patio of their lovely and very expensive Old Saybrook summer home overlooking the Connecticut River. They assumed they were simply...
| Aug 22, 2014
Sunday, Aug. 24
School open house Beth Shalom Congregation will host an open house for its religious school at 4 p.m. at 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane in Columbia. Information: 410-531-5115.
Monday, Aug. 25
Ask the Pharmacist Don Hamilton, pharmacist,...