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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2012
Howard County doesn't have the sailing tradition of Annapolis, the boardwalk of Ocean City or the storied battlefields of Gettysburg. But it does have a prime spot between two big cities, a historic downtown, miles of mountain biking trails and plenty of money to lure tourists. Over the past year, county leaders have dramatically increased spending to promote Howard as a convenient destination between Baltimore and Washington, seeking a regional niche to help draw visitors from around the Mid-Atlantic.
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August 24, 2014
First, let me say that I am not opposed to rental units in Ocean City . I live on a canal in Montego Bay and directly across from my home is a huge home rented every week during the season. I have seen some horrific antics but have never complained. They only stay for one week. I agree that either the real estate agents or the owners should enforce whatever rules apply to that unit or neighborhood. My problem with The Sun's editorial ( " Ocean City 's rental rage," Aug. 19)
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BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff writer | February 28, 1995
Pennsylvanians, Virginians, Delawareans, New Jerseyites. Maryland has a message for you: We're nearby, packed with attractions and easy to navigate.The state begins a new tourism advertising campaign next month with spots in regional editions of American Heritage, Better Homes & Gardens, Southern Living and other magazines.Aimed at people who live within 200 miles of Maryland, the print ads emphasize the state's smallness and diversity."We knew we were talking to people that are driving. We know a lot of people are coming here for long weekends," said Tom O'Connor, vice president and group creative director for W. B. Doner & Co., the agency that produced the spots.
NEWS
March 7, 2014
We were pleased to see your recent report on visitation to Maryland's national parks ( "Almost 7 million visit Maryland National Parks," March 4). However, we were dismayed that the article overlooked the largest and most visited national park in Maryland: The C&O Canal National Historical Park. In 2012, the C&O Canal hosted 4.7 million visitors and increased that number to over 5 million in 2013. Although a portion of our park lies in Washington, D.C., most of it is located in Maryland, and these sections host approximately 75 percent of our total yearly tourists.
NEWS
By Jean-Michel Cousteau | October 22, 1990
PERHAPS it is human nature that compels us to press our footprints into a bank of freshly fallen snow. Perhaps it is our instinct to want to savor something entirely new and leave a marker behind. Perhaps, as we leave our footprints throughout the world, we satisfy an inner urge to declare our presence where few have ventured before.But untouched places are increasingly difficult to find. Exploration has evolved into tourism, and tourism into crowds. Many tourists today complain that the paradise they sought was "spoiled" by too many people, too many cars, too much of what they had hoped to leave behind.
NEWS
By Mike Clary | August 19, 1999
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Pollution has closed the beaches. Conchs have all but vanished from local waters. And some residents of the Florida Keys are still reeling from last year's Hurricane Georges, which inflicted more than $30 million in damage to parts of the island chain.Now the problem is tourists: There are too many, some locals say.With the Overseas Highway jammed with traffic and the streets of Key West clogged with sightseers, residents complain that both they and the fragile environment of this subtropical archipelago are being overrun.
NEWS
By Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | April 10, 1995
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Thanks for coming. Glad you could make it. But now. . .But now many South Florida natives say they're ready for the annual four-month crush known as "The Season" to end and for the guests to go home."
NEWS
By Joel McCord and Joel McCord,Staff writer | April 26, 1992
They shot pictures up and down Main street and around Church Circle.They posed in front of the bell from the USS Maryland on the State House lawn and leaning against pilings at the City Dock.You could supply a good-sized camera store with the equipment strapped around the necks of those wandering around State Circle and down Francis Street over the last few days.The tourists have returned to Annapolis, as certain a harbinger of summer as the watermen who tie up their wooden workboats at City Dock late in October are warnings of the winter to come.
NEWS
By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Sun Staff Writer | October 31, 1994
Ken Davis of Hagerstown made his first trip to the nation's capital on Saturday, hoping to spend the day touring the monuments with his out-of-town buddy, Lee Brooks.They bypassed the crowded Washington Monument and headed to the White House -- just in time for Mr. Davis to help tackle a man who opened fire on the president's home with a semiautomatic rifle.Together with another tourist, Harry Rakosky, Mr. Davis lunged at a 26-year-old Colorado man shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday after he unloaded a clip from his Chinese-made assault rifle through the wrought iron fence of the White House.
SPORTS
By From Staff Reports | August 3, 1993
HAGERSTOWN -- Greg Elliott hit a two-run home run in the third inning to lead the Asheville Tourists past the Hagerstown Suns, 4-1, in a Single-A South Atlantic League game last night at Municipal Stadium.
NEWS
By Mitchell MacNaughton | February 10, 2014
A used diaper, a half-eaten banana and a ripped shirt. The significance of these three items could be anything, depending on the person. But for me, these random objects represent a glimpse of the trash that could be littering my neighborhood at any given moment. Putting it simply: Baltimore is filthy. It's the type of filth so impressive that Travel + Leisure awarded it the 3rd dirtiest American city in 2012 (behind No. 1 New York and No. 2 New Orleans). To put it in perspective - if grime were an Olympic sport, Baltimore would be a medalist.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | November 23, 2013
Be honest: You don't go to the Inner Harbor as much as you think you do. You go when you have visitors from out of town. You go when there's a big event, such as last year's Star-Spangled Sailabration, with all those tall ships and the Blue Angels. You might go during the holidays, or when your company springs for a dinner cruise. Even people who live or work within easy walking distance of the harbor don't get there as much as they think they do. Have I got that about right?
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts and John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
On his first trip to Washington, Austin Jarvis most wanted to visit the Lincoln Memorial, so the 11-year-old from Georgia was displeased when he and his family had to settle for an obstructed view. Five preservationists stood on three tiers of scaffolding erected around the legs of the statue of the 16th U.S. president, using paint brushes to apply a white, foamy substance made in Hanover that they hoped would remove the last of the defiling green paint. "I wasn't very happy," Jarvis said about the vandalism.
NEWS
May 3, 2013
Uh, oh, dear readers, the British are coming! Planned for many months, the War of 1812 re-enactment will reoccur this weekend (May 3-5) all over Havre de Grace. Unlike the surprise British attack on the city, May 3, 1813, during which it was sacked and burned, this attack will be coordinated through the Office of Tourism, 1-800-851-7756 or visit http://www.hdgtourism.com . Start Saturday, May 4: join the United Methodist Men for breakfast, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. at the church, 101 South Union Avenue.
NEWS
By Joel Brinkley | April 20, 2013
A plague of locusts swept through Egypt a few weeks ago, an estimated 30 million of the critters. Egyptian officials tried to downplay the phenomenon, hoping to quash any biblical analogies. They noted that locust swarms show up in the spring every now and then. But more earthly indicators suggest that the blighted Egyptian government is in such deep political and economic trouble that perhaps the analogy is apt. Experts and senior government officials worldwide are warning that Egypt's economy is hurtling toward collapse.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2013
The National Aquarium's new $12.5 million "Blacktip Reef" exhibit, a replica of an Indo-Pacific coral reef that replaces the "Wings in the Water" exhibit, will open July 10, officials announced Monday. Once it is completed, visitors will be able to view the 260,000-gallon self-contained ecosystem through a 27-foot viewing window, as well as from platforms above the water. Visitors also will be able to observe diver demonstrations and feedings. "You're sort of transferred into their world," Jack Cover, the aquarium's general curator, said.
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY | July 7, 1994
Will someone explain to me why tourists love Baltimore so much?Just look at the visual evidence. Tour buses line the parking lots off Central Avenue. There are queues in front of the National Aquarium and other Inner Harbor attractions. Some days Harborplace looks as if the glass walls are going to explode from the crush of tourists.Listen to the verbal evidence, which is often more convincing than the numbers of tourists who visit here. Tourists go out of their way to say how much they enjoy Baltimore.
NEWS
August 24, 2014
First, let me say that I am not opposed to rental units in Ocean City . I live on a canal in Montego Bay and directly across from my home is a huge home rented every week during the season. I have seen some horrific antics but have never complained. They only stay for one week. I agree that either the real estate agents or the owners should enforce whatever rules apply to that unit or neighborhood. My problem with The Sun's editorial ( " Ocean City 's rental rage," Aug. 19)
NEWS
February 19, 2013
Hardly a month goes by that The Sun does not further document how Chesapeake Bay pollution is eroding the livelihoods of our watermen. In a cynical moment, I once wrote in my book, "Bay Country," of a day when "we will memorialize the vanished watermen in a Colonial Williamsburg - Watermens' World, we'd call it ... tourists could view actors tonging Fiberglas oysters from the comfort of underwater viewing lounges.... " Now I'm encouraged to report that the Chesapeake Conservancy has an innovative program up and running that trains real life watermen to share their skills with tourists, supplementing their incomes while we work to restore the Chesapeake's seafood bounty.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
In past summers, Rodney, the fictional Ocean City lifeguard in the resort town's advertising campaign, has ventured to rescue New Yorkers and New Jerseyites from summer boredom. After Hurricane Sandy, Rodney may have less convincing to do. While Sandy affected a large swath of the East Coast, it made landfall on the Jersey shore and caused nearly $37 billion in damage to that state, according to recent estimates. In the beach town of Seaside Heights, a roller coaster knocked into the Atlantic Ocean has become a symbol of the destruction wrought by the storm.
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