| Jul 22, 2011
| 4:32 PM
For most of the year, Alex Gray can't skateboard anywhere in Ocean City. Not on sidewalks, alleys or on the streets. Definitely not on the famous boardwalk. A town ordinance forbids it from April to October.
You get caught, as the 17-year-old Ocean...
| Nov 2, 2010
The Nissan Leaf isn't for everybody. I could say the same of any car I review, yet for some reason it seems necessary to remind consumers of this fact when detailing electric cars like the Leaf and Chevrolet Volt.
Reactions to the nascent EV (electric...
| Oct 26, 2010
This summer, new health insurance programs aimed at people with preexisting medical conditions began accepting applications around the country. The plans target one of the key promises of the health-care overhaul: Everyone, even people with checkered...
| Nov 25, 2010
| 6:00 AM
Wham! Bam! Ka-Pow!
A bruising brawl involving comic-book superheroes, Saturday morning cartoon characters and extreme sports icons will change the ride and roller coaster landscape of Six Flags' 11 U.S. amusement parks in 2011.
| Sep 6, 2010
Overwhelmed by the grief of widowhood in the early 1980s, Helen Krogh placed an advertisement in a newspaper seeking others in the same situation in Sacramento who might want to gather to talk.
Six days later, she was exhausted from answering the phone...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 5:02 AM
Reporting from Philadelphia --
The movies' Rocky Balboa may be Philadelphia's most celebrated fighter, but this city's greatest rivalry is between two South Philly cheese-steak joints that may rival the Liberty Bell for iconic status: Pat's and Geno's....
| Aug 11, 2011
Beneath an old diving helmet straight out of Jules Verne, a couple seated at a corner of the raw bar feed each other oysters, clams, bites of lobster. They eat slowly, luxuriously, between sips of wine. He whispers in her ear. She laughs and pops a shrimp...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 10:03 AM
From the sidewalk in front of the Butchers Hill home of Jay Rubin and Frank Mondimore, a reminder unique to Maryland sport gives passers-by pause. Stubby and banged-up duckpins, alongside shiny bowling trophies, line the sills inside of two street-level...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 12:14 PM
In 1988, with only three months to relocate from Fort Monmouth, N.J., to Aberdeen, Stephen Hoffman and his wife, Sharon, set out to find a house in Maryland.
The couple started their search with a historic house in Harford County that had been recorded...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Where the salt air blends with the smell of tropical flowers, and the bay beyond the deck blooms with the masts and rigging of fishing and leisure boats, you will find the leader of Maryland's summertime playground.
"You know, Harbor Island is the home...
| Dec 26, 2010
Almost 300 years ago, Rachael Howard and her betrothed, Charles Ridgely, were given a large tract of land in Southwest Baltimore as a wedding gift from her father.
Decades later in 1798, Michael Warner, a politician from a wealthy local family, built a...