Over 100 volunteers from BGE, Monarch Academy Baltimore, The Children’s Guild, organizers from KaBOOM!, and local residents came together to help transform an asphalt play area into a new playground that is bursting with color.
The Baltimore Sun
I admit I didn’t know what I was getting into last May when I started working on a historical documentary of Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville. It started as a view from the cupola — the small dome atop the school — then it became a look at the architecture. Finally, it was decided that it should cover the full scope of the history of the Catholic all-girls school.
From there, several interviews were conducted, footage was shot, the school’s archivist was consulted, photos were repurposed and editing commenced. Read on below for some of the specifics of how the documentary was produced.
Prosecutors are preparing a news conference to announce the decision of the grand jury weighing whether to bring charges against a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, officials said on Friday.
The grand jury was still in session on Friday and no date or time for the decision announcement was known, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said. Officials have said a decision by the grand jury is expected by the end of the month.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged police to show restraint in dealing with any protests that may follow the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the officer, Darren Wilson, in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Legal experts say the grand jury can consider charges ranging from first-degree murder to criminal negligence.
Baltimore reached record-breaking cold temperatures, but we’ve got nothing on Buffalo and western New York. Due to a November 18-19 lake effect snowstorm, the region could experience six feet or more of snow. Suddenly, things aren’t looking so bad here in Charm City.
Baltimore’s young upstart bloggers, veteran tweeters and others came out in style to the Mobbies 2014 celebration at Creative Alliance.
All photos taken by Steve Ruark.
The Uros islands are a group of 70 man-made totora reed islands floating on the lake, which according to Peru’s tourism board is the world’s highest navigable lake at over 4,000 meters above sea level. The Uros fish and hunt, but tourism is their main source of income.
Rolando Pujol Rodriguez photographed the Cuban raft exodus in 1994, and 20 years later Enrique de la Osa took portraits of some of the people who made it to the United States. Cuba lifted restrictions on rafters in 1994, opening the flood gates for anyone who wanted to leave the communist-led island. Some 31,000 Cubans were detained at sea by U.S. ships that summer in the largest exodus since the 1980 Mariel boatlift, which brought 120,000 Cubans to Miami. The 1994 crisis led to a major shift in U.S.-Cuba policy and an accord under which Washington agreed to grant visas to 20,000 Cuban migrants a year. Rafters have kept coming in smaller numbers, though these days they make few political or media waves. Photos and text by Reuters.
The Natural History Society of Maryland had a recent meetup lead by biologist Nick Spero in Herring Run Park. They were searching for wild mushrooms, but with the warning not to eat any mushroom that you cannot identify. They found many like Pleurotus pulmonarius, also called oyster mushroom, Phellinus linteus, or black hoof mushroom, and Lenzites betulinus. I later returned on my own to see what visual treasures I could find hidden in the woods of Herring Run Park.