The Maryland High School Rodeo Association at the Howard County Fair.
(Photos by Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
From videographer Anastasia Champ: The Maryland Summer Center for the Arts is a program for gifted and talented students involved in the arts. It began nearly 50 years ago, and now offers students personal training in fields such as acting, musical theater, orchestra, visual arts, creative writing and digital video production. However, due to recent state budget cuts, funding has made it harder for MSCA to operate at its fullest potential.
Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, who held leadership positions at Aberdeen Proving Ground, is to be laid to rest Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Greene was shot to death last week as he visited Afghanistan’s national military academy in Kabul. He was the highest-ranking U.S. Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War.
For Maryland’s two largest cities on the Chesapeake, flooding that once occurred just a day or two in any given year is increasingly common — more so than anywhere else in the country, according to a recent federal study.
The rainfall total at BWI, the point of record for Baltimore, smashed a record of 4.91 inches for Tuesday’s date, and it ranked as the second-rainiest single day in Baltimore, after Aug. 23, 1933, when 7.62 inches fell.
The 2014 Howard County Fair was enjoyed by many at the fairgrounds in West Friendship. The fair featured animals, rides, food, monster trucks and more.
It doesn’t draw crowds like the Bull Blast or Monster Truck Madness, but the Howard County Fair’s Miniature Horse Show, held on Wednesday, Aug. 6, is quite unique.
There are competitions for adults and youths (the humans, not the horses), that include various types of showmanship, jumping small hurdles and maneuvering an obstacle course.
“There’s no injured reserve for bull riders,” said Chip Ridgely, the owner of Rockin’ R Western Productions, which put on the Bull Blast at the Howard County Fair Monday night, and will again on Thursday.
We took look into the life of rodeo cowboys, who travel around the country in groups for weeks on end to entertain crowds at fairs and other events. Most people are aware of how dangerous the sport can be, but few may realize what bull riders go through from day to day.
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.
Our latest installment of the Howard County Times’ series, Sports Breakdown features River Hill soccer goalie Tomas Potts, who brought along some of his teammates and county rivals to teach how to defend against breakaways. Then, he and sports editor Brent Kennedy defend the goal in a breakaway shootout.
Adam Lambert took over leading singing duties as he joined up with Queen to rock Merriweather Post Pavilion Sunday night.