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Nov 17, 2011

Thanksgiving travel expected to jump 4 percent

NEW YORK — This Thanksgiving, 42.5 million people in the United States are expected to hit the road to visit family and friends — the highest number of holiday travelers since the start of the recession. Travel tracker AAA says that 4 percent more Americans than last year will journey at least 50 miles from […]

Nov 16, 2011

Retail employees lash out at early Black Friday openings

MINNEAPOLIS — Count your blessings, then get to work. That may be Thanksgiving for more retail workers this year, as stores desperate to pull in buyers on the first weekend of the holiday shopping season push their openings earlier and earlier. Unhappy workers who say it ruins their Thanksgiving celebrations are trying to persuade companies […]

Jun 1, 2011

Ocean City sees record number of visitors

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City officials say a record number of people visited the resort over the Memorial Day weekend. Officials estimate that 281,895 people came to Ocean City. Ocean City Communications Director Donna Abbott says there has not been a crowd that big since 1993 when an estimated 278,468 people visited the town. Abbott […]

May 26, 2011

Getaways: Memorial Day weekend

In light of all the news about plans to change up the Inner Harbor that came out Wednesday, there are definitely some great things going on this holiday weekend worth checking out. My colleague Melody wrote Tuesday about concerts that are kicking off this weekend at Harborplace. The free, 44-event summer concert series will be rocking […]

May 24, 2011

Big soccer tourney translates into big dollars for Howard County

Starting Friday, a youth soccer tournament will invade Columbia for the holiday weekend and bring in money for the area’s hotels and restaurants. The 36th annual Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament will host 462 teams, bringing about 6,200 hotel room nights to the area’s lodging industry and untold dollars to restaurants and other attractions. “We’re looking […]

May 24, 2011

Fewer Marylanders will travel for Memorial Day holiday weekend

About 719,400 Marylanders are expected to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend, a drop of about 500 travelers from last year’s number, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. Despite rising airfares and tightened security procedures, air travel is expected to increase by 11 percent, with 60,800 Marylanders likely traveling trough airports to their holiday destinations. Those traveling […]

Apr 21, 2011

Getaways: Easter weekend and a Bunny Bonanzoo

This weekend the weather should be a bit better than last weekend’s, and more suitable for letting the kiddies loose on the lawn for Easter egg hunting. But if you’re looking for a more fun venue this year, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is having their Bunny Bonanzoo. Free with zoo admission, children can go egg […]

Apr 18, 2011

S’long salami sandwich

As many Baltimoreans who have been trying to place phone calls on Monday would know, it is Passover eve. And many are taking off early to celebrate and to rid their homes of leavened bread for the next eight days. Interestingly enough, Lenny’s Deli opened in Harborplace in the Pratt Street Pavilion last week, probably […]

Apr 14, 2011

Getaways: the 1860s

This weekend, Baltimore will commemorate 150 years since the Pratt Street Riot in 1861. Friday will kick off with a symposium by the Maryland Historical Society titled, “Land of the Free? The Fate of Civil Liberties in Baltimore in 1861.” It’s free to the public. Exhibitions at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum and Sports […]

Apr 13, 2011

DC holiday delays federal tax filing deadline

Taxpayers get an extra three days to file their federal tax returns this year, and they can thank the nation’s capital for the extra time. The filing deadline is delayed until midnight Monday because the District of Columbia will observe Emancipation Day Friday. By law, local holidays in the nation’s capital impact tax deadlines the […]

Feb 13, 2011

For socially conscious, Valentine’s Day poses problems

Valentine’s Day, with estimated sales of $15.7 billion, is a huge boon for retailers in an otherwise bleak economy, but if you’re a socially conscious consumer, finding one of the top-selling items — chocolate, jewelry or flowers — that fits your ideology may pose significant challenges. From environmental concerns to labor rights to civil wars, […]

Jan 18, 2011

Photo of the Day – Serving it up

Check out a slideshow of our past Photos of the Day from The Daily Record’s staff photographers. We also have a SmugMug page, where you can purchase photos taken by The Daily Record staff.

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