March 7, 2014
Port Discovery is celebrating its 15th birthday on March 15 with discounted admission ($5 instead of the usual $13.95 per person ages 2 and up) and a variety of activities including Pop Up Science demonstrations, yoga, face painting, interactive storytelling, music with Mr. Norman and more. "Our Birthday Bonanza is our opportunity to thank our visitors and the greater Baltimore community for helping Port Discovery to become not just one of Maryland's most popular destinations for families, but one of the highest-rated children's museums in the country," said Bryn Parchman, Port Discovery's president and CEO. For more information, call 410-727-8120 or visit portdiscovery.org .
March 4, 2014
Today, I came across a box we hadn't unpacked when we moved. I tore off the packing tape and cautiously looked inside. I say cautiously because, knowing me, there could have been a three-year-old bag of Peanut M&Ms in there. Not that their age would have deterred me from eating them. Once, I found a yellow Peanut M&M at the bottom of a messenger bag I'd lugged to and from work for three years - at a previous job. I just wiped it on my shirt and ate it. Sadly, there were no M&Ms lurking in the box, I had come across.
February 12, 2014
Who knew that a man renowned for his progressive-minded accomplishments in advancing an educational institution would prefer to spend his leisure exploring underdeveloped lands and ancient civilizations? That, in a nutshell, describes Maryland Institute College of Art President Fred Lazarus. The Harvard graduate, widely acclaimed for launching Baltimore's once-local art college onto the world stage, is recognized as a leader in art and design education for more than three decades.
February 7, 2014
Who exactly J.W. Hogg was to Baltimore's Washington Monument may be a question left for the ages. Master craftsman who helped build it? Or vandal who defaced it? Hogg's name, written in block letters with a pencil next to the date 1829, was among dozens of 19th-century signatures and drawings discovered this week by a restoration crew using hand tools to delicately remove loose plaster from the monument's subterranean vaults. "They could be craftsmen They could be carpenters.
January 22, 2014
After a 2-7 start, the Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team has gone 4-4 since then, and a critical factor in the squad's progress has been its improved accuracy. Over the last eight games, the Mountaineers (6-11 overall and 2-2 in the Northeast Conference) connected on 47.9 percent (218-of-455) of their shots and 42.5 percent (79-of-186) of their three-point attempts. Those numbers are a sizable difference from their 39.7 percent (209-of-527) from the floor and 31.0 percent (76-of-245)
November 21, 2013
The Washington Spirit acquired midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) from the Seattle Reign on Wednesday in exchange for the discovery rights to forward Kim Little. This trade is the final piece of a larger trade in which the Spirit acquired Nairn, forward Renae Cuellar and the discovery rights for forward Jodie Taylor. Seattle received the discovery rights to Kim Little, Nikki Marshall and Alina Garciamendez. Nairn, 23, was selected by the Reign with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NWSL college draft.