Assateague Island National Seashore is home to about 101 wild ponies. The herd in the northern area of Assateague can be seen around the island, from parking lots to the beach to the salt marshes. On hot afternoons they often wander to the beach, where there’s always a warm breeze that acts, along with their fluffy tails, like a fly swatter.
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Jeannie Walden has been performing all of her life. At least since age 4, when she stood on the counter doing an impression of Mae West at a Piggly Wiggly store in her hometown of Lenoir NC, she has held many roles. From “Showboat” to Shakespeare, Jeannie Walden has a rich theatrical history.
The city of Baltimore is peppered with historic national sites. One the most important is the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House located on Pratt Street near Little Italy. Founded in 1927 the museum is the home of Mary Pickersgill, who sewed the 30 X 42 foot American flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the September 1814 Battle of Baltimore.
The Patterson Park Pagoda, built in 1891, was originally known as the Observatory because of its excellent vistas. From its upper balconies on a clear day, visitors can see Baltimore’s downtown, the Key Bridge and Fort McHenry.
The 1747 Manor House at Ladew Gardens, located in Monkton, Md., was recently transformed with a holiday theme of “Christmas Through the Ages.” Garden clubs and volunteers worked to decorate each room to give the lower level of the historic building a festive feel.
Chuck Gennuso has been cutting hair since 1958. He opened his own shop on York Road, just south of Towson, in 1975. Since then it’s become a local institution, serving several generations of area families. “Between our five barbers,” Chuck says, “we have 250 years of experience.”
Dancers dressed in splendid regalia march into the Patterson high school gym to the thundering beat of drums. They represent more than forty Native American tribes, some from as far away as Washington state, Arizona, South Dakota, Maine and Florida, who were represented in last weekend’s 38th annual Baltimore American Indian Center Powwow. The two-day event brought together Indians and non-Indians alike for a celebration in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month.