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  • On a Canton corner, The Chasseur is at a culinary crossroads

    On a Canton corner, The Chasseur is at a culinary crossroads
    The Chasseur is a likable enough tavern. Think of it as the kind of place where you can sit down for a good square meal of well-prepared comfort food and then, if you're feeling perky, spend some time at the adjacent bar with your friends and neighbors....
  • Winston Churchill bust headed for U.S. Capitol

    Winston Churchill bust headed for U.S. Capitol
    WASHINGTON — So what if the British burned the U.S. Capitol? That was way back during the War of 1812. A bust of Winston Churchill is headed there, 50 years after the legendary British statesman was granted honorary U.S. citizenship. The bust...
  • Washington Monument set to undergo $5 million in repairs

    Washington Monument set to undergo $5 million in repairs
    From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years. Plaster chips and crumbles to the touch. Mortar sealing together thousands of bricks and stones is deteriorating into sand. A mildewy odor fills...
  • More than $1 million in new grants announced for War of 1812 commemoration

    More than $1 million in new grants announced for War of 1812 commemoration
    The state of Maryland announced $1.2 million in new matching grants Monday to support events and projects commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Fifteen Maryland non-profit and government entities will get the grants for projects or events,...
  • Blue Angels to return to Annapolis, Baltimore skies

    Blue Angels to return to Annapolis, Baltimore skies
    For the first time since 2010, it appears the Blue Angels will be back in full formation above graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis this spring. They'll also show up above Baltimore next fall. The U.S. Navy announced funding on...
  • Completed on Nov. 1, 1834, historic Fort Monroe became much more than a national military landmark

    Completed on Nov. 1, 1834, historic Fort Monroe became much more than a national military landmark
    Robert E. Lee was many years removed from fame when -- as a young officer in the Army Corps of Engineers --he packed up and left his quarters at Fort Monroe in late October 1834. But the report he gave when he reported for his new job at the office of...
  • Hilton's brighter future

    Hilton's brighter future
    A downtown convention center with a publicly-funded Hilton hotel is not a circumstance unique to Baltimore. Cleveland will have its own large-scale Hilton opening for business in 2016, it was announced last month. Why? Because without a convention...
  • Papenfuse ends 38-year run as Maryland's memory keeper

    Papenfuse ends 38-year run as Maryland's memory keeper
    For the first time in almost 40 years, someone other than Edward C. Papenfuse is the keeper of Maryland's memories. Papenfuse, 70, retired last week as state archivist after a career spanning seven governors. Over that time he brought Maryland's...
  • Baltimore dining calendar for the week ahead

    Baltimore dining calendar for the week ahead
    Baltimore Restaurant Week is less than three weeks away. That won't  come soon enough for Baltimore restaurants, who took a beating from a slow and sultry holiday week. See: Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week 2013 [Pictures] Silo.5% Wine Bar in Locust...
  • Ohio island prepares for battle — in a good way

     Ohio island prepares for battle — in a good way
    PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — Midwesterners aren't likely to consider northern Ohio a war zone, but in the War of 1812 it certainly was. To this day, remnants of the Battle of Lake Erie remain here on South Bass Island, due east of Toledo. In the Perry's...
  • Naval Academy Museum to close Mondays for furloughs

    Naval Academy Museum to close Mondays for furloughs
    The Naval Academy Museum is now a casualty of Defense Department furloughs. The museum in Preble Hall, normally a seven-day operation, will be closed on Mondays through Sept. 29, an academy spokeswoman said Friday. It will remain open Tuesday through...