| May 10, 2012
| 3:29 AM
The National Weather Service is calling for Thursday to be mostly sunny and breezy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 69 and northwest winds between 14 and 20 miles an hour.
A small craft advisory is in effect for the Maryland Chesapeake Bay and the...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:47 AM
Many destinations are within easy driving distance of Hampton Roads. Pack a cooler, fill up the tank and hit the road.
1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox
The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army are still a...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:16 PM
It's hard work catching soft crabs, a fickle livelihood in an increasingly precarious part of the world.
Starting before sunup, Smith Island waterman Mark Kitching spends hours repeatedly "scraping" the submerged grass beds that grow abundantly around...
| Jun 9, 2012
In a recent column, I wrote about Gen. George Washington's aide-de-camp, Tench Tilghman, Maryland's version of Paul Revere, whose historic ride in October 1781 from Virginia to Philadelphia brought news to the Continental Congress of the British surrender...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Kevin Marshall and Buddy Evans, like many cousins, are close. They keep in touch regularly and enjoy talking over a cup of coffee when they can get together.
The two, who have spent much of their lives on the Chesapeake Bay as watermen, even took their...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 10:43 AM
The first step to being successful at fly fishing is tying a fly creatively enough to make it seem real to the fish you're trying to catch.
Considered by many to be something of an art form, tying flies is an acquired skill. With hopes of learning how...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 6:06 PM
— Hazel Cropper, for years the fastest crab picker in this city built on its seafood industry, worries about the storm drain a few feet from her living room.
As volunteers assessed the damage Superstorm Sandy caused to her home, the 74-year-old...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:07 PM
If you were choosing an official Maryland sandwich based on popularity, there'd be no contest. The crab cake would beat the soft-shell crab sandwich every time.
So, if the General Assembly enacts a bill this session that makes the soft-shell crab...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Six people have been charged since the start of this month with illegally catching striped bass in federal waters more than three miles off the coast of Ocean City, according to the Maryland Natural Resources Police.
Police said the recreational fishers...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Some people are content to work all their lives and never enjoy the many wonders of the world. I’m not one of those folks. I enjoy fishing.
Late fall had arrived and it was time for the dogs (my fishing buddies) to head down to Smith Island.
| Nov 21, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Superstorm Sandy has left the small town of Crisfield reeling from floods that destroyed homes and power outages that persist three weeks after the deluge. But the storm hasn't dampened the community spirit in this Eastern Shore enclave.