Union Square: Exploring Baltimore’s neighborhoods

Union Square: Exploring Baltimore’s neighborhoods

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From the exterior, the rowhouse at 1524 Hollins Street is indistinguishable from the other grand, three-story Victorians overlooking Union Square. Since 1997, when Baltimore closed its City Life museums, the interior has been left largely unkempt, save for some general maintenance efforts by the Friends of the H.L. Mencken House. But in the backyard blooms a lush urban garden, dutifully maintained by Betsey Waters and the Society to Preserve H.L. Mencken’s Legacy.

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Lansdowne toddler born with rare dwarfism syndrome

Lansdowne toddler born with rare dwarfism syndrome

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Connor Berry, of Landsdowne, Md., has a condition called Robinow Syndrome, an extremely rare type of dwarfism that affects fewer than 250 people worldwide.

“As of right now, he’s doing OK, health-wise. But I worry about how he’s going to see himself when he looks at other kids his age, and how they’re going to see him, and what obstacles he’s going to face being smaller than other kids,” said his mother, Caitie Berry, 26, seated in a swing at the park near the family’s home and keeping a watchful eye on her young sons.

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Catch of the day: Maryland’s famous crustacean from the Bay to the table

Catch of the day: Maryland’s famous crustacean from the Bay to the table

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Tracking down Chesapeake Blue Crabs is easier said than done. These creatures have a mind of their own, and can easily migrate tens of miles a day. So naturally the chase becomes part of the job.

Here’s a look down memory lane at some retro crabbing photos from The Sun’s photo archives.

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Capturing rainbows around the world (and in Baltimore)

Capturing rainbows around the world (and in Baltimore)

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“Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Rainbow Brite. Rain-Blo bubble gum. LGBT pride. Italian peace flag. Double rainbow euphoria. Roy G. Biv. Gateway to gold. No matter the point of reference, rainbows have a way of capturing the imagination and bringing about a sense of wonderment.

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and the rainy season, Baltimore Sun director of photography Robert Hamilton provides a few tips for photographing the meteorological phenomenon. As for finding that pot of gold, we can’t help you there.

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Sports Breakdown: How to shoot three-pointers

Sports Breakdown: How to shoot three-pointers

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With the return of summer also comes the return of the Howard County Times’ video series ‘Sports Breakdown,’ where athletes from across the county teach our reporters and editors how to do what they do best.

Our first installment this year brings together rivals Tori Diggs, of Oakland Mills High, and Rachel Lazris, of Wilde Lake High, who teach girls basketball beat reporter Matt Owings how to sink three-point shots.

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