Two loose llamas were lassoed after running amok in Sun City, Ariz., today, captivating Twitter and other social media platforms. But we’re no strangers to animals-on-the-run in Baltimore. In June 2014, a steer escaped from a Baltimore butcher, ran down North Ave. and was shot and killed by city police. In the pre-Twitter era, nine bison escaped from a Stevenson farm before being captured on a tennis court in Pikesville.
The Baltimore Sun
Every Tuesday and Friday after school at Mt. Hebron, a small group of students gathers in the cafeteria. The lunch tables are sidelined and the floor is covered in rubber tarp. It’s Mt. Hebron Break Dance practice.
The team has been getting more attention lately for performing during halftime at school sporting events, surprising many of their classmates with their impressive movements and routines.
But as the great LeVar Burton often said, “You don’t have to take my word for it…”
2015 Chinese New Years celebrates the Year of the Sheep. This past Sunday the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe paid tribute to the event at the Walters Art Museum in Mount Vernon. They donned paper maché Southern style lion heads and thrilled their audience as they juked and jumped and brought the costumes to life as they danced to warn off bad spirits. There were several dance demonstrations from the Baltimore Chinese School from the cultural dance group and the school’s ballet class.
The Hoen Lithograph property was one of six awarded by the city last month, after a push to market notable buildings owned by the city for private development.
The 85,000-square-foot property, where some of the first maps were produced for National Geographic, has been vacant since 1981.
Here’s a look at a few of the prints produced back when A. Hoen & Co. was a printing hub in the city, courtesy of the Library of Congress.
When he was a teenager, Len Pojunas Jr., now in his 60’s, and his brother were talking with their mother about how they wanted to know somebody in a famous battle.
Their mother, Bee, explained that their father was — serving as a Marine on Iwo Jima.
A glance through the World Book Encyclopedia showed a half-inch photo from the battle, which he showed to his father when he was home.
“Honest to God, he put his hand on his forehead. ‘That’s my troop,'” Pojunas Jr. recalled his father saying. The elder Pojunas then started naming some names and a life of research about that photo began.
Peyton Goretsas, 3, made a new friend over the weekend — a 14-foot snowman that his family constructed at their Manchester home. Thanks to Kelsey Franklin for sharing these pictures.