May 24, 2013
Ocean City, Md., is the fourth most-searched location among Americans looking for vacation homes online, according to website traffic from Trulia collected over a 12-month period ending March 31, 2013. Cape May, N.J., the county encompassing that state's Ocean City and North Wildwood, and Kissimmee, Fla., were the only places that were more sought out than Maryland's leading summer destination. The median price of a home in Ocean City, Md., is $275,000, according to Trulia, about $250,000 less than the median price for a home in Ocean City, N.J. “Most people search for vacation areas close to home, rather than across the country,” said Jed Kolko, Trulia's chief economist and vice president of analytics.
May 22, 2013
A Vacation Bible School with the joint ministries of Friendship United Methodist Church, Mount Zion United Methodist Church and St. James Parrish will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 23-27 at 5757 Solomons Island Road in Lothian. Bible school is for children age 3 through the fifth grade. The fee is $10. Register by June 1 and receive a T-shirt. Information: 408-867-2838 or tinyurl.com/vbsinsouthcounty.
May 14, 2013
Morgan State University President David Wilson makes a compelling argument that "receiving a quality education at the elementary and secondary level is a civil and moral right" ("Why education should be considered a civil right," May 13). I applaud his altruism, but elementary education is too late to solve this achievement gap. Sadly, kindergartners from low-income homes have an approximate vocabulary of 5,000 words while their peers from high-income homes have a 20,000 word vocabulary.
April 8, 2013
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Baltimore National Pike, 5900 block, between 6 p.m. March 15, and 11:03 a.m. March 29. Fence and spool of fiber optic cable cut at Maryland State Highway Administration building. Bellegrove Road, unit block, between noon.
April 1, 2013
While I'm too controlling and Type-A for a destination wedding I do sometimes think about what it would be like to just hop on a plane and get married on a beach or island somewhere. That daydream got me thinking about where I would actually go. I've been on vacation in Mexico and Jamaica where I saw couples getting married on the beach at our all-inclusive resort and then celebrate the rest of the week with their close family and friends. But then I wonder, does that mean you are spending your honeymoon with others, or do you have another vacation on top of your vacation?
March 14, 2013
Winter skiing, springtime on the links, summer sailing and autumn leaf-peeping - the weather forecast is the driving force behind the planning of many vacations. But when it comes to predicting the weather, WBAL meteorologist Tony Pann takes it all in stride. Pann grew up in the blustery, changeable climate of Chicago, and has since delivered the weather report for television stations in New York and Washington, as well as Baltimore. "I've seen it all," he says good-naturedly.