| Aug 2, 2013
Have a hot time in ol' Havre de Grace tonight, dear readers:
It's First Fridays (Friday, Aug. 2) from 5-9 p.m. in downtown. Enjoy fun and frolicking-after all, the first week of August is National Clown Week. No fooling!
Saturday (Aug. 3) is...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Hello dear readers,
The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House will conduct a historic, nature walk on the North Park Trail, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Lockhouse for this free, one hour, informative tour. Phone 410-939-5780, email lockhouse@gmail....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:35 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:27 PM
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,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:12 PM
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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The water thunders down — 700,000 gallons per second, in fact — as we stand underneath Niagara Falls on the famous Hurricane Deck, part of the Cave of the Winds tour. We're totally soaked, but we don't care.
The sheer power of the water...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 7:35 AM
STANFORD — Around 200 years ago, the U.S. was at war with Great Britain and Lincoln County citizens were leaving prominent marks in history.
In order to commemorate the contributions to the War of 1812 by Lincoln County natives like William...
| Aug 26, 2012
Scholastic's newest multimedia adventure for middle-grade readers, "The Infinity Ring," launches Tuesday with "A Mutiny in Time." The new series follows three young characters who are tasked with traveling back through history in order to fix it and...
| Jun 30, 2013
Not long after British assault troops stormed past the outnumbered defenders of Hampton — leaving a trail of pillage, murder and rape in their wake — the alarm began to sound along the James River.
The day after the June 25, 1813 attack, the...
| Jun 19, 2013
Two centuries after prowling into Hampton Roads, the size and power of the British fleet sent to punish the Chesapeake Bay region during the War of 1812 can be hard to imagine.
Just one of the Royal Navy's massive ships of the line boasted 74 guns,...
| Jul 2, 2013
Soon after Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia started marching from Fredericksburg toward the fateful July 1-3, 1863, Battle of Gettysburg, the telegraph line to Fort Monroe starting humming.
"Lee's Army is in motion toward the...