Laurel held its annual Relay for Life at McCullough Field on June 7. Held in hundreds of communities all over the world, the Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s most successful fundraiser.
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Since 1994, Hampden’s Honfest has been celebrating the archetypal Baltimore hon. Women — and even some men — have flocked to 36th Street (if you’re a local, you know it as the Avenue) for the sole purpose of winning the title of Baltimore’s Best Hon.
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Dave Engledow, Takoma Park, Md. photographer/first-time and self-proclaimed “World’s Best” father, knew that he wanted to be as creative as possible in documenting his daughter, Alice Bee’s, childhood. Now, three years in, he’s published a book — “CONFESSIONS OF THE WORLD’S BEST FATHER” — out May 2014.
The city of Baltimore is peppered with historic national sites. One the most important is the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House located on Pratt Street near Little Italy. Founded in 1927 the museum is the home of Mary Pickersgill, who sewed the 30 X 42 foot American flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the September 1814 Battle of Baltimore.
As it approaches its 20th anniversary, take a look back through the years at Hampden’s annual HonFest, celebrating the style and culture unique to Baltimore. In the video below, Cafe Hon founder and HonFest creator Denise Whiting talks about the history of the event.
Brazil has beefed up security ahead of the World Cup, with troops deployed at borders and stadiums. Brazilian authorities say the risk of a terrorist attack is low because the country has no enemies but the most serious threat will likely come from street demonstrations.
As fans around the world tune in to World Cup 2014, a few fans out of this world will be watching, too. United States astronauts Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson and German astronaut Alexander Gerst will be cheering on their teams from some 230 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station, NASA reports.
Kathryne and Essam Shomali adopted Little Joe from a shelter in Dallas, Pa., in 2012, thinking they would enjoy several years with him. But earlier this year, LJ was diagnosed with a form of cancer called adenocarcinoma, and the Shomalis were told he may only have six to 12 months to live. The couple, who live in the Rodgers Forge neighborhood of Towson, then decided to make a bucket list for LJ to create some fond memories with him before he passes.
Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practice the “beautiful game.”
In April, an avalanche killed 16 Nepali Sherpa guides who were fixing ropes and ferrying supplies for their foreign clients to climb the 29,035-foot peak. The accident – the deadliest in the history of Mount Everest – triggered a dispute between sherpa guides who wanted a climbing ban in honor of their colleagues and the Nepali government that refused to close the mountain. The sherpas staged a boycott, forcing hundreds of foreign climbers to call off their bids to climb Everest.