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TRAVEL
By Stephanie Citron, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2012
Envision escaping to a secluded island destination where even your iPhone doesn't roam. Paradise. Images of idyllic, uninhabited beaches and authentic local fare instantly flood your brain. Then you start thinking about long flights, passports and pricey accommodations, and the idea quickly flees your mind. Wait — come back! Did you know that there are exotic islands just off the coast of Maryland? Yes, really. We've uncovered three remote retreats, all within a three-hour drive from Baltimore, where you can unplug, recharge, and, blessedly, not know a soul.
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NEWS
The Baltimore Sun and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2012
The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be cloudy in the morning, with a high near 91 and northwest winds 6 to 11 miles per hour. There is a 60 percent chance of precipitation. A small craft advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. for the Maryland Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point and for the lower tidal Potomac River. A small craft advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday for the Maryland Chesapeake Bay from north of Pooles Island to Drum Point and for the tidal Potomac River from the Key Bridge to Cobb Island.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | May 15, 2012
The Potomac River, which flows between Maryland and Virginia, was named the nation's "most endangered" waterway today by a Washington-based environmental group. American Rivers put the Potomac atop its annual list of endangered rivers.  Though cleaner than it used to be, the "nation's river," so named because it flows through Washington, D.C., still faces threats from urban and agricultural pollution, the group says, and from cutbacks being pushed in Congress of federal environmental regulations.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2012
On New Year's Eve, Shawn Wetzel went from his home near Gettysburg, Pa., down to his favorite fishing spot on the Potomac River at Fort Washington Marina. Wetzel, who goes there every weekend, has caught around seven catfish weighing more than 60pounds each over the past two years. Then on New Year's Eve he reeled in one that he weighed in at a little more than 79 pounds. It would have broken the Maryland record for blue catfish, except for one small problem. "Being a holiday, there was nobody [from the Department of Natural Resources]
NEWS
The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2011
The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be rainy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 66 degrees and south winds of 8 to 11 miles per hour. Showers will come mainly after 10 a.m. The chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Rainfall amounts of between a quarter of an inch and half an inch are possible. A small craft advisory is in effect for the tidal Potomac River and Maryland Chesapeake Bay Tuesday and Tuesday night. Minor coastal flooding is possible Tuesday evening along the tidal Potomac River and western shore of the Maryland Chesapeake Bay. Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 41 and south winds of 5 to 10 miles per hour.
NEWS
The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2011
The National Weather Service is calling for Thursday to be mostly sunny and breezy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 63 and southwest winds of 16 to 22 miles per hour, gusting up to 33 miles per hour. A coastal flood warning is in effect through late Thursday afternoon for the western shore of the Maryland Chesapeake Bay and counties along the tidal Potomac River. A gale warning is in effect until 8 p.m. for the tidal Potomac River and the Maryland Chesapeake Bay. Thursday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 46 and southwest winds of 11 to 17 miles per hour.
NEWS
The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2011
The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be partly sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 77 and west winds between 6 and 9 miles per hour. A coastal flood advisory is in effect until 2 a.m. Saturday for counties along the tidal Potomac River and the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Friday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 54 and northwest winds between 7 and 10 miles per hour. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation. Saturday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 61 and west winds between 8 and 14 miles per hour.
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