Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel died Aug. 30, 2015 at the age of 95. We dug into the Baltimore Sun archives and picked out notable front pages that highlighted his gubernatorial tenure (from 1969 to 1979) and beyond.
Baltimore street photographer Kanayo Adibe takes an artistic approach to photography. Armed with his Nikon Df — a full-frame body with no video capabilities, or, as he puts it, “a photographer’s camera” — Adibe travels around Baltimore and Washington capturing street scenes. Using lines and layers, he seeks to find emotion his work.
Take a look at the next installment in our series, Baltimore Street Photographer. And if you’re viewing this post on a mobile device, enjoy the vertically-optimized edition.
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.
Baltimore street photographer Mark Phillips is a frequent patron of the city’s farmers’ markets, particularly the ones in Waverly and under the JFX. Candid shots of vendors, visitors and street performers are where he finds inspiration.
Take a look at the next installment in our series, Baltimore Street Photographer.
Four years ago, Kate Rowe would have never thought she’d be canceling phone calls or changing work appointments for turtle photo shoots and catfish counting.
Baltimore Sun Media Group multimedia journalist Jen Rynda spent 24 hours with a 4-H family during the first day of the Howard County Fair, which is celebrating its 70th year this week. Rynda followed the King family, of Woodbine — Teresa and her daughters Rachel, 16, and Nicole, 15. The King family sleeps in a camper at the fair in order to take care of their animals late at night and early in the morning. They participate in several contests as well, including the Miss Howard County Farm Bureau pageant. Flip through the photos for an detailed account of the family’s day, and check out the video below.
The Howard County Fair upped its game this year, moving from the ‘Bull Blast’ to a full on rodeo. Participants competed in several competitions, including bareback bronco riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle riding and bull riding. Spectators were treated to seemingly off-the-cuff performances from the rodeo clown. (Photos by Jon Sham / Video by Jen Rynda)
The past week had some greatly significant moments in world history, including the resignation of President Richard Nixon, the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan and the jailing of Nelson Mandela. Those stories and more in the latest edition of This week in history…
It all started with a simple question we asked readers: “Who gets you in the best shape, Baltimore?”
We immediately realized it wasn’t as simple as we thought. Response — via Twitter, email, Facebook — was immediate and staggering. We received close to 600 nominations for your favorite workout leaders in just a matter of days, from big-name fitness centers and boutique gyms to yoga instructors and personal trainers.
And these people were much more than just someone telling you to get down and give them 20. Your responses were heartfelt and passionate — the nominees helped you lose 40 pounds, became personal friends who visited you in the hospital when you were ill. They inspire you, brighten your mood, make you feel like you can accomplish anything. And they make you sweat — a lot.
It was a difficult task narrowing down the men and women, your fitness heroes, we chose to profile. But it wasn’t difficult to see a clear answer to our original question. Who gets you in the best shape, Baltimore? It’s these devoted and passionate people. Read more about the fitness heroes.