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July 11, 2013
Caribbean is the musical fare featured by I & I Riddim, Friday, July 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road. Listen to reggae, soca and calypso and enjoy the outdoor performance brought to you by the South Laurel Recreation Council volunteers. Bring a friend, picnic, blanket and/or chair. Free public and handicapped parking are available. If heavy rain at the time of the concert, the performance will be canceled. Call 301-953-7882 for verification after 5 p.m.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - The scene played out on a sun-soaked afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium last week with Orioles manager Buck Showalter watching intently and chuckling. Atlanta Braves budding superstar shortstop Andrelton Simmons was on second base, trying to get the attention of Orioles rookie infielder Jonathan Schoop. Simmons was hoping to mess with the kid, distract him, make him laugh. But Schoop, who had spent several minutes before the game chatting with Simmons, wanted no parts of the potential frivolity.
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SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | March 18, 2011
In my three years covering Baltimore sports, I've been able to do plenty of fun things, such as covering three Ravens playoff runs, occasionally watching the Orioles win baseball games, lacing up the skates with the Charm City Roller Girls and going one-on-one with the Baltimore Blast's leading scorer, Pat Healey. I have yet to take a legitimate vacation until now (sports bloggers typically don't have six-figure salaries and a lot of downtime). So on Sunday morning, I'm off to the Caribbean where I will be floating from island to island for seven days, showing off my beer belly and watching the NCAA tournament while drinking some frozen beverages with umbrellas in them.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2013
The highlight of the Coppin State men's basketball team's slate of games this weekend is that it's in the Virgin Islands. The bad news is that it's not a vacation. The Eagles (4-5) will face Southern Miss (9-1) on Friday and then play either Arkansas-Little Rock (3-6) or Jacksonville State (4-8) on Saturday in the British Virgin Island Tropical Shootout at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, Tortola. It will be the program's first visit to the Caribbean since the 1993-94 season, when the Eagles took part in the San Juan Shootout in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
TRAVEL
By Richard P. Carpenter and Richard P. Carpenter,Boston Globe | June 10, 2007
As the weather warms up across the United States, the Caribbean begins to offer its hottest deals, reminding travelers that even in summer the weather is pleasant on the islands. Dominica has everything from natural beauty to great snorkeling and diving. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was filmed on this West Indian island, which is the location for the new CBS reality series, Pirate Master. The Tamarind Tree has a six-night Pirates Package, including a visit to all the movie sites, meals, tax and airport transfers.
FEATURES
By Knight-Ridder News Service | September 16, 1990
Caribbean leaders are bracing for a tourism slump and say that a protracted crisis in the Persian Gulf could throw the region into a deep recession.Growth in island tourism peaked in 1987. Since then, the growth rate has declined as the economy of the Northeastern United States, its most important market, slowed and entered what some experts consider a recession.Now the islands face other daunting challenges to their most important industry: rising air fares, which they fear will discourage vacationers, higher fuel bills and shipping costs on imported goods used by hotels and restaurants.
FEATURES
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | January 8, 1995
All year long, the Fosters juggle two jobs and three busy children. The last thing they want on vacation is more schedules to keep."We need unstructured time together," explains Linda Foster, a suburban Chicago executive. "The kids need the break as much as we do."Manhattan magazine editor Kathy Henderson, meanwhile, wanted a vacation that would allow for some couple time as well as family time. She looked for a place that offered organized children's activities to afford her and her husband the break from the children they wanted, as well as plenty of time with them.
TRAVEL
By Richard P. Carpenter and Richard P. Carpenter,The Boston Globe | February 18, 2007
Wintertime may not be bargain time in the Caribbean, but the recent cold spell no doubt has many travelers thinking of how sweet it would be to visit one of those sunny islands. Here are some defrosting possibilities: The Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas is featuring a five-night Hibiscus Package for $2,235 per couple through April 15. Guests get beachfront accommodations with balcony views of the Caribbean; champagne and two souvenir flutes; chocolate-dipped fruit and tropical flowers; a $50 resort credit; a his-and-hers half-hour massage; a three-course dinner for two; a sunset cocktail cruise; a scuba lesson; and unlimited use of windsurfers, Sunfish sailboats, kayaks, aqua tricycles and snorkel equipment.
FEATURES
By Luaine Lee and Luaine Lee,Knight-Ridder Tribune News Service | November 8, 1992
C You don't need to fly the Atlantic for a flavor of Europe. The 37-square-mile Caribbean island of St. Martin/St. Maarten offers two countries for the price of one.It is the smallest island in the Caribbean that is occupied by two different nations -- France and the Netherlands.Divided into a northern and southern half, legend claims that a walking contest between a Frenchman and a Dutchman determined the dividing line. But the salt beds, greatly prized in older times, probably encouraged the Dutch to annex the southern half.
TRAVEL
June 22, 2008
The Caribbean in summer? It's a more appealing option than you might think, especially if you're looking for a bargain vacation this year. Here are a few reasons: 1. Prices are lower, with some hotels and resorts cutting as much as 60 percent off their winter rates. 2. Temperatures are typically only a few degrees higher than they are in the peak travel months of January through March. And they can be even lower than you'll find at popular beach spots back in the United States. 3. The threat of hurricanes is certainly real, but perhaps not as great as you might imagine.
NEWS
July 11, 2013
Caribbean is the musical fare featured by I & I Riddim, Friday, July 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road. Listen to reggae, soca and calypso and enjoy the outdoor performance brought to you by the South Laurel Recreation Council volunteers. Bring a friend, picnic, blanket and/or chair. Free public and handicapped parking are available. If heavy rain at the time of the concert, the performance will be canceled. Call 301-953-7882 for verification after 5 p.m.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
5 P.M. UPDATE: Chantal has dissipated into a tropical wave southeast of Jamaica, expected to bring rain to that nation, eastern Cuba and Florida by Friday. The system is still packing some tropical storm-force 45 mph winds. ORIGINAL POST, 10:23 A.M.: A lot can change in five days, but hurricane forecasters are calling for a weakened Tropical Storm Chantal to track northwestward into the Southeast U.S. after passing through the Caribbean Sea. The storm was showing poor organization early Wednesday as it heads toward Hispaniola, about 150 miles away, according to the National Hurricane Center.
NEWS
By Adam Tiffen | June 3, 2013
On May 24, my wife and I embarked on our first cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Grandeur of the Seas to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. Having deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the Maryland Army National Guard, I had been overseas for our fifth anniversary, and this year I booked a cruise out of Baltimore to help make up for it. I was a little hesitant to do so. Last year, while deployed to Afghanistan, I booked a cruise for my two weeks' leave. I planned to meet my wife in Barcelona, Spain, and we would embark on our first cruise aboard the Costa Concordia for a one-week tour of the Mediterranean.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector and Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2013
They left Baltimore on Friday by cruise ship and came back Tuesday by charter jet. The passengers from the Grandeur of the Seas arrived safely and with sea stories to last a lifetime. A fire near the stern of the 917-foot Royal Caribbean International ship early Monday morning forced it to make an emergency detour to Freeport, Bahamas, and cut short the vacations of 2,224 passengers. It's the latest in a string of mishaps that have besmirched the reputation of the cruise industry.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2013
Bang Warren dismissed the pounding on her cabin door early Monday morning as "children playing a prank. " Then a horn blared and she heard people running through the halls of the Grandeur of the Seas A fire had broken out in the early morning hours aboard the Royal Caribbean International cruise ship that sailed from Baltimore for the Bahamas on Friday. "Crew members told us to get our life vest on," recalled Warren, a White Marsh resident. "We asked if we could throw on clothes real quick.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2013
As 20 Harley-Davidsons growled across the asphalt at the Maryland Cruise terminal Monday morning, "Easy Rider" met "The Love Boat. " After a briefing from their tour leader, the bikers inched their machines up the ramp and into the yawning hold of the 2,200-passenger Enchantment of the Seas. Next stop: Labadee, a private port resort on the north coast of Haiti. Motorcycle cruising might be the ultimate surf-and-turf dream, a chance for bikers to ride off a passenger ship and onto sun-drenched Caribbean back roads.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Higgins and Michelle Higgins,New York Times | January 13, 2008
You returned the crystal candy bowl from your mother-in-law, put the sweater from Aunt Ethel on eBay and now, as the cold, grim winter sets in and with no more festivities to distract you from the bleakness, you need a vacation somewhere hot and sunny. Looking for a Caribbean getaway? You're not alone. Many resorts say bookings are ahead of last year, and strong demand is giving them little cause to discount. What's a sun-starved, post-holiday traveler to do? You can forget about the Presidents' Day Weekend, when most warm-weather resorts are packed to the brim and outrageously priced.
FEATURES
By Judi Dash and Judi Dash,Special to The Sun | December 4, 1994
Caribbean vacationers break down into two types: those who like to vegetate and those who like the vegetation. While the former are frying in their chaises and sipping pina coladas, the latter are hiking through rain forests, canteens strapped to their waists. While the former are lined up for seats at hotel "native" shows, the latter are out and about, sampling authentic community life and mingling with local folks who never dipped below a limbo stick.Having had my share of both experiences, I've emerged a vigorous proponent of the get-off-your-duff approach to island appreciation.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2013
Baltimore might have missed out on hosting World Cup matches when the U.S. lost its bid for the quadrennial event in 2022, but M&T Stadium will be part of another prestigious international soccer tournament when the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup comes to the city in July. M&T Bank Stadium is one of 13 venues that were announced Wednesday as hosts for the regional championship event. CONCACAF is the governing body for association soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2012
Royal Caribbean International will bring the newly renovated Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship back to Baltimore next year, officials said Tuesday. The ship, which is undergoing a $48 million modernization, will replace another cruise vessel early in 2013, according to a statement from the Maryland Port Administration. The refurbished ship will have new dining options, a new nursery and technology upgrades, including ship-wide wireless Internet service, the port administration said.
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