As February gives way to March, the ice on the frozen Chesapeake begins to break and the snow starts to melt. Baltimore Sun photographer Lloyd Fox flies in a small airplane over the Maryland landscape to make aerial pictures of the whitewashed views.
Every Tuesday and Friday after school at Mt. Hebron, a small group of students gathers in the cafeteria. The lunch tables are sidelined and the floor is covered in rubber tarp. It’s Mt. Hebron Break Dance practice.
The team has been getting more attention lately for performing during halftime at school sporting events, surprising many of their classmates with their impressive movements and routines.
But as the great LeVar Burton often said, “You don’t have to take my word for it…”
By day they are gallery curators, massage therapists, graduate students, administrative assistants and scientific illustrators. But on Monday nights, they were salsa dancers. On a frigid February evening, they came for the last time to the weekly salsa party at the Harbor East restaurant Talara, The nuevo-Latino is scheduled to close on Saturday. More than 100 dancers showed up. Most were veterans, but some had come for the first time. They twirled, spun, twisted with careful foot movements. Most did anyway. Some slow-danced like they were at the prom. There’s talk of relocating the weekly salsa party elsewhere, but for now, this was it.
For more information about salsa go to www.facebook.com/SentimientoDanceTeam
In late January 2015, a Prince George’s County family narrowly escaped from their car before it was swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a water main break, according to the Associated Press.
To explore this geological phenomenon, we took a look at some of the more notable sinkholes to form worldwide, as well as a few that made headlines in Maryland in the last 10 years.
It’s been one year since the shooting at Zumiez at The Mall in Columbia that left three people dead —- two store employees and the shooter. Follow the events on the day of the shooting and the days following, and read more about how the community has coped since here.
As winter grips the Baltimore region, backyard birds that normally would rely on insects change their diet and will search for berries and other types of nourishment. The winter can make it hard for birds to find sources as snow blankets the area hiding natural food.
Hollins Market, which dates back to 1846, is the oldest of the surviving five neighborhood public markets in Baltimore. It is also the least changed. The two-story brick structure and the adjoining long shed that run along Hollins Street betweenSouth Arlington and North Carrollton Avenues were built in 1877. The old-fashioned market is a stone’s throw from H.L. Mencken’s house near Union Square.
On the longest night of the year, National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day is commemorated in Baltimore by a memorial service at the Inner Harbor Amphitheatre. One hundred and sixteen people died in Baltimore as a result of homelessness, according to organizations which sponsored the event: Healthcare for the Homeless, Inc.; Baltimore’s Stop Homelessness and Reduce Poverty (SHARP) Coalition, the Coalition for Homeless Children and Families, and the Baltimore Homeless Youth Initiative (BHYI).