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May 31, 2012
Regarding concerns over safety at the Inner Harbor ("Lack of familiarity breeds contempt for Baltimore," May 27), I frequently visit the harbor and have always had a pleasant experience. That being said, there is room for improvement. The uniformed guides from the Downtown Partnership provide a worthwhile service and no doubt provide a deterrent to those who might cause problems. There is, however, a noticeable lack of police patrols. Several years ago, the patrols at the harbor were common and there were also police kiosks along the promenade.
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NEWS
October 13, 2014
Laurie Schwartz's recent letter cheering the Inner Harbor 2.0 Plan after the Star-Spangled Spectacular and the Orioles' victory in the division is a positive note of which Baltimore can be proud ( "Baltimore's winning streak," Sept. 18). Ms. Schwartz has done a marvelous job over the years bringing out the best in Baltimore as president of the Waterfront Partnership. Cloning her would be to our advantage, but her optimism about the Inner Harbor 2.0 Plan needs to be tempered with a concern for how to accomplish it successfully.
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By Kathy Hudsonhudmud@aol.com | February 14, 2012
In childhood, after church then lunch with my grandmother, I went on Sunday drives with my family throughout Baltimore. When we rode around the harbor, it looked nothing like it does today. It was a bunch of ratty docks, beat-up row houses, the Fava Fruit Company, and McCormick & Company, our favorite because of the large vanilla bottle and pepper can that sat on top of the company's Light Street building.   In later years, when the Inner Harborwas redeveloped, my husband and I went down regularly for dinner and a stroll around the promenade.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | October 9, 2014
A new Inner Harbor tower that would be among the tallest in Baltimore received design approval Thursday, with one member of the city's architecture panel describing the project as an “elegant, sophisticated building that's exciting for Baltimore.” Plans call for a roughly 500-foot-tall blue glass tower located at the corner of Light and Conway streets downtown. The $140 million building would rise 44 stories, with 392 luxury apartments, 12,500-square-feet of ground floor shopping and a 477-space parking garage open to the public.
NEWS
December 7, 1991
It was all so simple in the words of the old song: "Let's remember Pearl Harbor as we go to meet the foe; let's remember Pearl Harbor as we did the Alamo." So simple to remember American boys dying, to remember a demonized foe, to remember the humiliation of defeat and the unifying vengeance that was in time to bring victory.But like the Alamo and the Maine, the circumstances that led to war in 1941 were complicated by diplomatic maneuverings and deeply embedded American notions of superiority.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2011
The trash littering Baltimore's harbor might not seem like art to many. But for local artist Eileen Wold, it's an obvious sign of the damaged health of the waterways that define this region. The Inner Harbor and Middle Branch of the Patapsco River — debris and all — are featured subjects of a new multimedia exhibition by Wold that opened this week at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The aim of "Empty Waters," she explained, is to get people to think hard about their role in degrading the Chesapeake Bay, and especially the harbor.
NEWS
March 8, 2004
SATURDAY SEEMED like the perfect afternoon for a boat ride - sunny and warm, with a promise of spring in the air - but the day turned deadly with a quick change of weather. The capsizing of a Seaport Taxi in the water off Fort McHenry serves as a grim reminder of nature's powerful, and sometimes capricious, force. A sudden squall - a "microburst," in the words of one boat captain - brought wind gusts nearing 50 miles an hour barreling through the harbor, roiling the waves and turning an afternoon outing into a nightmare for the 25 people aboard the water taxi, and into a death trap for at least four of them.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2002
The owner wasn't trying to make waves. Just the opposite, even if he did recently cruise into the Inner Harbor for a two-month stay on an eye-popping 120-foot yacht that cost $10 million. The man wanted to keep a low profile, a crewman said. "He's here to have a good time," explained ship's mate Paul Victor, part of a five-member crew that keeps Patti Lou humming. "People bother him a lot." Who was this mystery man Victor referred to as "the owner"? Some tycoon? Obscure royalty? A celebrity?
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May 15, 2013
At the Saturday, Feb. 9 Harbor of Grace Chapter meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the membership was treated to a presentation by Dawn Fairchild, "Image of a Hero - Recreating George Washington's Revolutionary War Uniform. " Fairchild discussed her construction of George Washington's uniform using authentic materials. Her husband, Bill Myers, attended the meeting modeling one of the uniforms.
NEWS
March 17, 2010
A fight among juveniles at the Inner Harbor on Tuesday evening sent a teen to the hospital with a stab wound, police said. The boy, whose age was not immediately available, was among a group of youths fighting in the road near a bus stop at Pratt and Light streets at 5:43 p.m. The boy was stabbed in the chest and taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was reported in serious but stable condition, police said. - Justin Fenton
FEATURES
By Kit Waskom Pollard and For the Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
From its waterfront perch at the corner of Thames Street and Broadway, Barcocina might occupy the most enviable real estate in all of Baltimore. With views of the harbor on one side and historic Fells Point on the other, the restaurant provides a glimpse of Baltimore at its most attractive. With those vistas and that central location, Barcocina's owners would have been forgiven for playing it safe in the kitchen, sticking with crab cakes and bar food. Instead, the restaurant has adopted a modern approach to Mexican food, serving creative twists on familiar dishes like tacos and seviche.
BUSINESS
By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
A few years ago, when Andrew Coy was a teacher at Digital Harbor High School, he offered his students a chance to learn Web design. He quickly realized those sorts of extracurricular activities were lacking, even at the tech-savvy institution in Federal Hill. Now Coy and a team at the Digital Harbor Foundation are working to create more of those opportunities for hundreds of students across the city each year. For the past year and a half, they've been doing it just blocks from Coy's old classroom, at a former city recreation center on Light Street.
FEATURES
By Christianna McCausland and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Peter Bowe and his wife, Barbara Stewart, chose their waterfront townhome for its location. An end unit at the tip of a pier in the HarborView complex, the home soars next to Baltimore's harbor, affording spectacular views, a stellar seat for Pier Six concerts and a quick, five-minute commute to Bowe's job as president of Ellicott Dredges in South Baltimore. “I describe it by saying you can fish out of every room in the house except the kitchen,” quips Bowe. “You look out the window every day, and you're connected to the city and the water,” Stewart continues, “but it's remarkably quiet.” Bowe, 58, and Stewart, 51, a retired executive at JP Morgan, share a life goal of spending more time with friends and family, and this house, which they purchased a year ago, is an idyllic spot.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | October 1, 2014
CVS pharmacy, Chick-fil-A and Nalley Fresh will open locations at the Inner Harbor, joining Shake Shack and M&T Bank in a ground floor retail expansion at 400 East Pratt Street, the building's brokerage firm said today. The office tower's owner started expanding more than a year ago, renovating the lobby and working toward attracting shops and restaurants with outdoor seating. The landlord sought tenants that would be seen as amenities for office tenants as well as Inner Harbor workers and visitors, said David Leibowits, a partner of PDL Pratt Associates, the building's owner for more than 30 years.
NEWS
September 30, 2014
I attended the Baltimore Book Festival on Saturday and was pleased with the Inner Harbor location ( "Book Festival gets positive reviews on Inner Harbor move," Sept. 27). As opposed to the Mt. Vernon area, there was much more room for the crowds to navigate the festival, and being close to the Harborplace restaurants was a definite plus. When the Inner Harbor was first developed there were frequent festivals on the promenade and Rash Field during the summer months. In recent years that has been lacking, and the Book Festival filled that void if only for one weekend.
NEWS
By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
An Inner Harbor ice rink is set to open by Nov. 21, and an ongoing fundraising effort will determine how large it will be, according to the Waterfront Partnership. The organization has hired Virginia-based Rink Management Services Corp. to construct and operate a rink at McKeldin Square, said Laurie Schwartz, president of the partnership. It's scheduled to be open through Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in late January. It will bring ice skating back to the Inner Harbor for the first time in about a decade, though at a different location than its longtime home at Rash Field.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2011
Baltimore rescuers were searching Monday night for a man they think lowered himself into the harbor by the 900 block of Fell St. after a what may have been an argument with his wife. Firefighters, a diver and other rescue workers searched for the missing man, as a city police helicopter scoured the area from above, Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said. They were responding to a call that came in shortly before 10 p.m. Monday. The man, who was described as 30- to 40-year-old white male, ran from his wife after a domestic dispute, and witnesses told police he lowered himself into the water from a pier, Cartwright said.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2011
Fifteen years ago, the Charles River in Boston was so filthy with sewage that if a collegiate rower fell in the water, Bob Zimmerman recalls, he or she would be sent to the hospital for a tetanus shot and treatment with antibiotics. Now, thanks to a massive and continuing cleanup effort, rowers, kayakers and other boaters need not fear for their safety, and swimming is even sanctioned, at least on dry days. "The biggest thing we've done for the city is give the Charles back to the people," says Zimmerman, the executive director of the Charles River Watershed Association, a local citizen watchdog group.
NEWS
By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
The Baltimore Book Festival, once an annual staple in Mount Vernon Square, is smack dab in the touristy Inner Harbor this year, a move that got mostly positive reviews Saturday. Some who took part in the festival in Mount Vernon say they miss the venue and add that it's too early to say which is better. Others thought that featuring the festival at the harbor would give tourists a good impression of the city. "Down here, you have people that are not just coming to the book festival.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was hospitalized Saturday night after complaining of shortness of breath at the Star-Spangled Spectacular festiivities at Ft. McHenry. The mayor delivered her remarks at the event, which included the vice president and the British ambassador, before leaving the stage around 8 p.m., mayoral spokesman Kevin Harris said. She was alert and communicating with staffers and family, he said. Harris said Rawlings-Blake would be kept overnight at the hospital for observation; he declined to name the hospital due to privacy concerns.
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