Sunday, April 14, 2013
A ‘Day Out With Thomas Ticket’ includes train rides, crafts and more.
Are your kids obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine? They have a chance to meet and ride on the chipper little engine April 26-28 and May 3-5 at the B & O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Click here to buy tickets for a “Day Out With Thomas Ticket” and find out ride and event times. Tickets are $19. Advance purchase is recommended. Each event includes storytelling, arts and crafts, a 25-minute ride behind Thomas and more. Tickets also include all-day admission to the museum.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens come home from New Orleans as Super Bowl champs and will parade from City Hall to M&T Bank Stadium.
If you still haven't gotten the celebration out of your system after Sunday night's Super Bowl victory by the Baltimore Ravens, you might be interested to know that the team is holding a victory parade downtown. Around 10:45 a.m. Feb. 5, members of the Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens will parade from Baltimore's City Hall (100 N. Holliday St.) to M&T Bank Stadium, according to a post on the Ravens' website. To check out the parade route, see the interactive map above. Beginning around 12:30 p.m., fans are invited to join the team at M&T Bank Stadium for a celebration featuring the team and live entertainment, the website says. Free parking will be available in stadium lots F, G, H, and J; but no tailgating is allowed, according to the…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
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Thursday, January 31, 2013
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
The volunteer group hopes its animals will bring some solace to those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Volunteers from Pets on Wheels, a Baltimore area nonprofit that provides therapy visits with pets, will be heading to Connecticut Friday to help those affected by the school shooting in Newtown. "The dogs are a great outlet for people and children, and we hope that they can bring them some comfort," said Barb Wasaieicz, a Pets on Wheels volunteer. The caravan of two vans and passenger cars will be leaving the Baltimore area and headed for Newtown at 3 a.m. Friday and will return the same day. According to the group's website, Pets on Wheels was founded in 1982 by Dr. Frank Folke Furstenberg, a retired Sinai physician, to study the effect of animal visits on "shut-ins." "Visits are most often to nursing homes; however, assisted living …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Lawmakers from Baltimore City and Montgomery County call for stricter gun laws.
In the aftermath of the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut last week, leaders from Baltimore City and Montgomery County are calling for stricter gun laws in the state of Maryland. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Sen. Brian Frosh and Sen. Jamie Raskin were among those who attended a press conference at the Episcopal Ecumenical Council Center in Baltimore on Wednesday to announce support for legislation aimed at curbing access to firearms. "[This] legislation is intended to address the epidemic of gun violence that has swept the country. The mass killings that we’ve experienced in theaters, in places of worship and most recently and most horribly in an elementary school," Frosh said. "We have a public health crisis that stems …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The two county executives have a lot riding on Sunday's game.
Ladies and gentlemen of the Baltimore-Washington corridor: it is on. That's the message out from Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman ahead of Sunday's Ravens-Redskins matchup at FedEx Field. The two sparred on Fox 5 Thursday night, agreeing to a friendly wager over the game, which Ulman first posed to Baker earlier in the week in a YouTube video. Baker upped the ante even more during their on-air interview, suggesting that Ulman would have to pick up trash along Prince George's County roads while singing "Hail to the Redskins" should the Ravens lose. Ulman, apparently confident of a win, accepted. Ulman, a proud Ravens fan, had thrown down the gauntlet earlier by offering to wear the …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Keith Levasseur may claim a world record.
Keith Levasseur ran the Baltimore Marathon on Saturday in flip flops and finished with a time of 2:46:58, good enough for 29th overall. Levasseur, a member of the Howard County Striders, was hoping to claim a Guinness World Record in the process—for fastest marathon run in flip flops, according to an article in Runners World. Levasseur, 34, who listed his residence in Glen Burnie in the race registration, told Runner's World he was initially hoping to get under 3 hours in the flip flops, but after a few miles he quickened his pace, becoming comfortable in the sandals. He ended up running the 26.2 mile course with an average mile time of about 6 minutes and 37 seconds. The day after the marathon, Levasseur said his feet were quite sore, …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The Orioles play the New York Yankees on Sunday in the first game of the ALDS.
With an impressive 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers in the one-game wildcard playoff on Friday evening, the Orioles are now set to take on the New York Yankees in the five game American League Division Series. The ALDS begins Sunday at Baltimore at 6:07 p.m. on TBS. Meanwhile, the Nats wrapped up the top seed in the National League yesterday with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, taking them to 98-64 on the season. They'll go on the road Sunday to face the winner of Friday's one-game wild card playoff between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves. The best-of-five National League Division Series will then come to Washington Wednesday for one to three games, depending on how many wins each team racks up. The winner of that …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Survey ranks Baltimore among nation’s grimiest.
Charm City is inching closer to becoming America’s dirtiest metropolitan area. An annual survey conducted by Travel and Leisure ranked Baltimore as the nation’s third dirtiest city; up three spots from No. 6 in last year’s survey. The magazine’s annual America’s Favorite Cities survey ranks 35 metropolitan areas based on culture, dining and shopping — not to mention cleanliness. Baltimore received low marks due to a reported onslaught of rats over the last year. Only New Orleans and New York ranked higher on the dirt list at No. 2 and No. 1 respectively. Still, readers shouldn't think too poorly of Baltimore. Travel and Leisure gave it high marks on its classical music and quirky residents. Do you think Baltimore earned its rank among the…