NEW YORK — Americans plan to hit the road this Labor Day weekend despite rising gas prices. Thirty three million people will travel 50 miles or more, a 2.9 percent increase from last year, according to AAA, a federation of auto clubs which sell vacations, insurance and lobby on behalf of car owners. That’s the […]
OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Town Council has decided to shop around for other advertising agencies after the November election. The resort city has for years been using the Baltimore-based agency MGH, which created a campaign starring a lifeguard named Rodney who rescued people from their daily lives and took them to the beach. […]
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FENWICK ISLAND, Del. — Environmental leaders in Fenwick Island are pushing for a smoking ban on the town’s beaches. Marry Ellen Langan, chairwoman of the Fenwick Island Environmental Committee, says cigarettes are the No. 1 polluter on beaches worldwide. She says she thinks there will be a lot of support for a ban. The Daily […]
Mahan Rykiel creates plan for Children’s Inn playground Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc., a Baltimore-based landscape architecture, urban design and planning firm, designed a new playground/park for children seeking treatment at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda. The first phase of the Children’s Inn playground was completed Monday by more than 150 volunteers from […]
DELAWARE CITY, Del. — When Joan Smith bikes from St. Georges to Chesapeake City along the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, she’s forced onto roadways and away from a waterfront view as the path becomes unaccommodating. But with construction beginning on a trail along the north side of the canal, bikers, hikers, runners, horseback riders and […]
FREDERICK — The National Park Service says it’s too hot for a Civil War anniversary event at the Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick. The agency said Friday it’s cancelling a living-history encampment and three artillery demonstrations that were set for Sunday. The National Weather Service is predicting a high of 96 degrees in Frederick on […]
HAGERSTOWN — When about 20,000 people spread out over Antietam National Battlefield on July 7, many staking out a spot with a blue tarp or blanket, the park will be transformed in a way that only happens during the annual Independence Day celebration. “It’ll look like a sea of blue out there,” Chief Park Ranger […]
AAA says more Marylanders are expected to travel away from home next week for the July 4th holiday. The projection for a 5.3 percent increase in travel over last year would be the highest volume of travel by Maryland residents in more than a decade. AAA says declining gas prices and a mid-week holiday seems […]
ANNAPOLIS — Tours of the historic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse in Maryland will be resuming this month. The tours will take place on six Saturdays this summer. The first tour will be on June 30. Over the past five years, the Annapolis Maritime Museum has taken nearly 2,000 visitors on guided tours of the lighthouse […]