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June 26, 2012
My husband and I live in York County, Pa., and recently we decided to visit the Inner Harbor, which we hadn't been to in some time. We arrived around noon and walked through the first building, where we found some changes but nothing drastic. Sadly, that was not our finding on entering the second building. We used to enjoy the many vendor booths and food stands there, but this time there was very little to see. A clothing store and Bubba Gump had replaced Phillips restaurant, and on the second level all we found was a Hooters and Ripley's Believe It or Not. We were very disappointed and were on our way back on I-83 just two-and-a-half hours later, after paying $19 in parking fees.
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By Karen Nitkin and For The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
On a low-humidity puffy-cloud summer day, 8-year-old Zach Green of Gaithersburg rode a bicycle along the 5-mile Wildlife Drive in the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge with his mother, Becky Green, and his grandmother, Andrea Adler, who lives in Bethesda. The three stopped at the first observation site along the drive, propped their bikes on kickstands and began walking up a short boardwalk to the spot where two sets of binoculars were available for searching the marshy grasses and slow-moving Blackwater River.
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BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2010
Maryland was one of five states nationwide that saw their number of visitors rise in 2009, according to figures released Tuesday by the Maryland Office of Tourism. The report by D.K. Shifflet & Associates of McLean, Va., showed that Baltimore had 29 million visitors last year, 1 million more than in 2008, an increase of 3.5 percent. Nationwide, Shifflet reported, the number of visitors dropped 5.5 percent. Leisure trips to Maryland — those not related to business meetings or conventions — were up 5.2 percent, while the United States as a whole saw a 3.3 percent decrease.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2014
The tall ships - old showboats that they are - danced into Baltimore looking regal and festooned, the stateliest of guests at an affair expected to bring President Barack Obama to Baltimore. "It's a ballet, with a couple hard-rock pieces in the middle," said Mike McGeady, president of Sail Baltimore, of the intense maritime choreography used to welcome dozens of Star-Spangled Spectacular ships into the waters around Baltimore on Wednesday without disrupting commercial port trade.
BUSINESS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2014
Tens of thousands of visitors to Yahoo.com may have been exposed to malicious advertisements that can install malware that gives attackers access to users' computers and online banking activity. Starting Dec. 30, some ads served on Yahoo's ad network redirected users to an "exploit kit" that installed various types of malware, according to Fox IT,  a network security firm based in the Netherlands. The malware incuded  Zeus, a Trojan horse that steals confidential information, and Tinba, which can latch on to legitimate online banking sessions and transfer money in the background.
TRAVEL
By Brooks Welsh, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2012
You're heading out to the shore and you forgot your beach chair. No need to worry because help is already on location at your street's beach stand. These friendly folks are there to help visitors enjoy their stay by providing daily rental of beach chairs for around $6, umbrellas for around $16 and a few even offer body boards for a small fee. For some this job might be only a one-summer gig, but many guys and gals are veterans in the beach-stand game and really enjoy what they do. "It is nice to sit on the beach and enjoy yourself all day," said local Ocean City resident and long time beach stand worker Sophie Townsend.
NEWS
By Shelly Silwick, write2shell@yahoo.com | September 19, 2013
The annual corn maze is now open at Beachmont Christian Camp and ministries in Kingsville. Beachmont hit a home run in itsr choice of a sports theme for its third maze. "The Birds of Baltimore" celebrates Baltimore's home teams, the Orioles and the Ravens! Designed after their bird logos, (with use permission from both teams), the interactive maze takes up six acres with more than two miles of pathways. According to volunteer General Manager Glen Newmann, "A GPS and computer were used to guide the cutting of the logo into the cornfield.
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
For the third year in a row, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore has released a guide of the city for LGBT visitors. The official 2014 LGBT Baltimore Visitors Guide magazine includes a calendar of events, write-ups on local neighborhoods, restaurants and businesses, a wedding guide, and interviews with local members of the LGBT and allied community. In one such interview, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she'd recommend The Hippo for an LGBT-friendly and fun night out, and that she'll be having her birthday party "again this year" at the Mount Vernon club.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
The Laurel Breakfast Chapter of Business Network International Inc. will hold two events in September. A Networking Mixer Monday will be hold Sept. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Will's Home Decorating, 10508 Baltimore Ave., in Beltsville. Guest speaker Alexia Clincy, will speak on using Facebook and social media from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and light refreshments will be provided; Fee for visitors is $5; no fee for Laurel BNI members. The Laurel BNI Chapter will also hold a Visitor's Day, Thursday, Sept.
NEWS
May 1, 2013
Any sovereign nation has the right to exclude any individual who might be considered to be a threat to that country ("Don't let Israel discriminate," April 30). Keeping its citizenry safe is a primary requirement of any country, including the U.S., as well as many other nations that do not accept another country's passport as an automatic granting of entry. Anyone who has indulged in foreign travel knows that a U.S. passport is not sufficient for visiting a country with many nations requiring a visa issued by that nation.
NEWS
By Catherine Rentz, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
David and Susan Herron of Severna Park were having a delightful Labor Day on their 28-foot sailboat until the Chesapeake Bay Bridge got in the way. "Get down!" yelled Susan at her husband as she saw the mast crack against the bridge. The tall aluminum pillar and supporting wires toppled down across their boat, draping into the bay. "That's the last time I'm going boat camping!" she said and began packing their cellphones into plastic bags, worried their boat might capsize with the mast dragging behind.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector and Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Opening night at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore went off without a major hitch despite larger-than-expected crowds, long lines and some early jitters, casino and city officials said Wednesday. About 15,000 people visited the casino Tuesday night, said general manager Chad Barnhill. Officials had only expected about 10,000, and lines stretched around the building from well before the casino's 9 p.m. opening until well after. "I think it's pent-up demand," Barnhill said. "We had everybody in the doors shortly after midnight.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
When the first contestants arrived at Roland Park Place retirement home bearing cards and flowers, residents and staff weren't sure what to make of them. But then it became clear: they were participants in an international scavenger hunt, organized by the grandson of a resident, Mrs. Doris Tippens. Tippens' grandson, Misha Collins, plays the complex angel, Castiel, on the CW show "Supernatural. "  He's also a bit of a real-life angel, organizing the " Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen " (AKA #GISHWHES)
NEWS
August 8, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to beautify the approaches to Baltimore for visitors arriving by rail may seem like a triumph of style over substance in efforts to revitalize the city's image. But first impressions really do count, and the mayor is right that it doesn't have to be the depressing landscape of boarded-up houses and trash-strewn yards that greets rail passengers today. In the grand scheme of things, sprucing up the route along which travelers pass as they enter the city won't by itself transform Baltimore's fortunes.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
A Glen Burnie man was acquitted Friday of charges that he murdered a man who barged into his home last fall. Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge William C. Mulford II ruled that prosecutors had not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Matthew Pinkerton was guilty of either second-degree murder or manslaughter in the September shooting death of Kendall Green. Mulford's ruling came at the conclusion of the prosecution, before Pinkerton's attorneys launched their defense. Green showed up at the Pinkerton home in the early morning hours of Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
It will be business as usual Friday at the Walters Art Museum. The facility closed its doors unexpectedly on Thursday morning after water that seeped in from the overnight storm posed a safety threat to the electrical system. Visitors who were on a tour had to depart prematurely. A BGE crew finished up its work Thursday afternoon and gave the all-clear for the museum to reopen Friday morning. 
NEWS
May 15, 1994
The Wicomico County Tourism Office is planning to build a Convention and Visitors' Bureau and Tourism Office at Leonard's Hill Pond in Salisbury next year, to offer information about vacation spots everywhere in Maryland.Each year, more than 12 million cars arrive in Salisbury and travel down U.S. 13, past Leonard's Mill Pond, so the location is perfect, says Lewis Carman, tourism director."Salisbury is a great day trip from Ocean City," Mr. Carman says. "We are the geographic center of this region, so within 30 or 40 minutes we can offer a variety of trips -- to Ocean City, Smith Island, the Salisbury Zoo or the Ward Foundation," he says.
TRAVEL
By Donna M. Owens, Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2011
Mention Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and for many, it conjures up images of the Amish people and their legendary Old World culture. Yet beyond that community's time-honored heritage, Lancaster County offers more. Visitors will find a vibrant and increasingly diverse population and a downtown bustling with urban appeal. "There are a lot of progressive things happening in the city," says Elizabeth Todd Lambert, a former Baltimore resident who relocated in 2006 and now heads LancasterARTS, a local arts advocacy organization.
NEWS
By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore announced Wednesday that it will no longer permit visitors to smoke on its grounds beginning July 1. The zoo said that it will ask visitors to leave the grounds to smoke or use tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. The zoo had previously prohibited smoking inside buildings under the Clean Indoor Air Act of Maryland, which was passed in 2007. The zoo's decision comes after the City Council voted this year to ban smoking near playgrounds, swimming pools and ball fields.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
Lawyers on both sides of the case agree on this: Kendall Green barged into Matthew Pinkerton's Glen Burnie home, despite being told to leave. Pinkerton fired two shots, killing Green. Prosecutors say the killing of Green in the early morning hours of Sept. 15 was the culmination of a feud between the two men. Pinkerton's defense attorneys argue their client was acting in self-defense, protecting himself, his wife and friends from a man he knew to be violent. Pinkerton's trial on second-degree murder, manslaughter and handgun charges opened in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
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