Every year, Games and Stuff—a tabletop gaming store and event center in Glen Burnie—holds a “Game-A-Thon” to raise money for a special cause. More than 90 people showed up for this year’s gaming that benefited House of Ruth and raised over $1,900.
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Famed landscape photographer Ansel Adams once said there are two people in every photograph, the photographer and the viewer. The Sun’s photo staff effort to bring compelling images that draw the viewer to the pages of the newspaper and baltimoresun.com. Be it humor or tragedy, their images elicit emotion. The pictures in this blog post are samples of their work in 2014.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. This week, photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron and Kenneth K. Lam photographed the Ravens’ as they defeated the Jaguars 20 to 12 at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Baltimore Museum of Art recently celebrated its 100th birthday. In addition the museum reopened its American art galleries after a two-year, $7.9 million restoration. The museum incorporated in November of 1914 and held its first exhibitions in a townhouse off Mount Vernon Square. The current museum was designed by John Russell Pope, who also designed the Jefferson Memorial and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
Tributes to veterans took place around the world as countries paid tribute to the those who have served and those currently serving in the military. Veterans Day has its roots in World War I. November 11th was originally set aside as a day to commemorate the end of “The Great War” in 1918. The U.S. Congress, in 1954, voted to change the name to Veterans Day to pay tribute to all servicemen and women. In many countries November 11th is still know as Armistice Day.
Astronaut Reid Wiseman, born and raised in the Baltimore area, is currently stationed aboard the International Space Station (ISS). He literally has a window on the world as the space station circles in low orbit around Earth. Wiseman has been taking hundreds of pictures of Earth and posting amazing images on his Twitter account @astro_reid.
From November to February the Conowingo Dam attracts over a hundred species of birds, but the bald eagles are the star of the show. What draws them to the giant hydroelectric dam, which located on the Susquehanna River, is the way it makes energy. As the dam produces electricity, a large volume of water and fish are sucked through the generators stunning the fish into “floaters” as they exit the dam downstream. The easy prey becomes an excellent food source for bald eagles and other birds.
Last Saturday, Thoroughbred enthusiasts of all ages from the Three Diamond Club made their way to Sagamore Farm, a Thoroughbred training and breeding farm in Glyndon, Md. The morning was cold, but the fall colors decorating the farm and the early sunlight created something serene. With lovely light and warm jackets, the group set off.
The New York City Comic Con convention continued as thousands of costumed fans poured into the Jacob Javits Center again today. The four day event which runs October 9-12 is the largest pop culture event on the East Coast. [Warning: Contains some nudity]