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  • Living Here: Nearby attractions

    Living Here: Nearby attractions
    From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
  • Sally G. Willis, homemaker

    Sally G. Willis, homemaker
    Sally G. Willis, a homemaker who served on various boards, died May 10 of hepatitis C at her home in the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. She was 82. The daughter of Gibson Gardner, a lawyer, and Josephine Plumb Gardner, a homemaker, Sally...
  • Adding a historical note to Memorial Day celebrations

    Adding a historical note to Memorial Day celebrations
    With his fife's high-pitched notes soaring over the enthusiastic throngs that gather each year at historic sites to celebrate Memorial Day, Dave Embrey is an attention-getter. Clad in historically accurate attire, the longtime Savage resident performs...
  • New Pride rules dampen celebration for some

    New Pride rules dampen celebration for some
    Baltimore Pride kicked off Saturday at a new location and with new drinking rules leaving some longtime revelers like Damian Hatchett feeling a little nostalgic for the old days when he said the event was much livelier. The state's largest annual...
  • Judge Robert L. Karwacki, city school board president

    Judge Robert L. Karwacki, city school board president
    Robert L. Karwacki, a retired Maryland Court of Appeals judge who was president of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners during the troubled early 1970s, died of kidney failure Monday at his Chester home. The former Mount Vernon resident was...
  • Bull Market: Graphic designer creates homage to Baltimore's runaway steer

    Bull Market: Graphic designer creates homage to Baltimore's runaway steer
    You've seen the photos and the crazy video. Maybe you even caught a glimpse of that poor, doomed steer prancing through the streets of Baltimore. Now the iconic image of a steer* walking under a sign for "Lake Trout Fried Chicken" can live on in your...
  • Mayor, candidate for governor to join Baltimore Pride Parade

    Mayor, candidate for governor to join Baltimore Pride Parade
    Among the participants in this year's Baltimore Pride Parade will be Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur and Ken Ulman, who is gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's running mate. The politicians say they...
  • In shift from tradition, Pride events to be held in Artscape location

    In shift from tradition, Pride events to be held in Artscape location
    For years, Baltimore Pride tradition has held that the Saturday parade turns into a rowdy block party in the heart of Mount Vernon, while the Sunday festival in Druid Hill Park attracts families and kids. This year will be different, with the lines...
  • Guitar bought by Beatle at discount in Illinois could fetch $600K at auction

    Guitar bought by Beatle at discount in Illinois could fetch $600K at auction
    Back in 1963, Gabe McCarty was living in downstate Benton and playing bass for the Four Vests when he got a call from a woman whose younger brother was visiting after scoring a hit in England. The woman was Louise Harrison and her younger brother,...
  • In a pop-up, Dylan's Oyster Cellar deserves permanence

    In a pop-up, Dylan's Oyster Cellar deserves permanence
    Pop-up shops — businesses that open temporarily to present new concepts before hopefully graduating to a permanent location — make sense, especially in Baltimore. We can be a capricious group to impress, so a business that chooses to refine...
  • Opportunity, adjustment in the air for Md. Film Festival

    Opportunity, adjustment in the air for Md. Film Festival
    Kevin Brown knows opportunity when it shows up at his front door. When news broke this year that the annual Maryland Film Festival would be leaving its home at the Charles Theatre for a series of venues, including several near the restaurant he runs...