Brood II cicadas will make an appearance along the East Coast next month after a 17-year hiatus. Sun reporter Scott Dance offers up what you need to know about these mysterious insects.
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Nothing says springtime like the opening day of baseball. On a bright sunny day the Orioles kicked off their home stand in a grand fashion as red-hot Chris Davis hit a grand slam home run to lead his team to a 9 to 5 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The fans arrived donning their best Orioles garb as they strutted orange and black. The standard fare of hot dogs and beer were consumed along with lots of other more exotic consumables. In the end the Orioles and their fans left the park a happy and content lot.
Five elephants, stars of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey’s Circus, had “brunch” at Lexington Market this afternoon after marching up Eutaw Street under a crisp blue sky. They dined on bananas, lettuce and watermelons and were cheered by scores of excited spectators who crowded the market’s parking lot.
The elephants were joined by several circus clowns and an emcee in an effort to promote the “Dragons” circus show which runs through this weekend.
On April 2, 2013, members of the media were granted access to the One World Observatory, a room on the 100th floor of One World Trade Center with 360-degree panorama views. The space will be open to the public in 2015, about a year after the Freedom Tower is expected to be completed.
The annual Blossom Kite Festival, held Saturday, March 30 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was met with spring-like weather, but inconsistent winds. Thousands of people came out with their kites of all shapes, colors and sizes. Some came just to watch.
For years, the old Henryton State Hospital has sat abandoned in rural southeastern Carroll County as officials decide what to do next with the decaying psychiatric facility. Closed since 1985, there have been 70 fires over the past decade, as the complex like others, falls victim to vandalism and deterioration. Long fascinated by urban explorers, take a look inside the Henryton State Hospital.
From Easter bunnies to elegant dresses and over-the-top hats, here’s a look at Easter in Maryland from yesteryear.
Spring may have officially begun over a week ago, but at Mary Sue Candies, it is already summer. The chocolate eggs coming off the line today will be used in this weekend’s Bunny BonanZOO, but the bulk of the Easter treats were made by Valentine’s Day.