For Bill and Sharon Reuter, buying a house in Ridgely’s Delight 25 years ago was a relatively easy decision. The graphic designers, who were transferred to Baltimore from Connecticut, wanted a home downtown where they could get “more bang for your buck.” In the historic neighborhood where Babe Ruth was born, the Reuters found just what they were looking for. And then came a surprise.
A big red shoe, the Vatican’s elite Swiss Guard, Earthquake in Thailand, Israeli Independence Day | May 6
A big red shoe, the Vatican’s elite Swiss Guard, Earthquake in Thailand, Israeli Independence Day and more in today’s daily brief.
From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Monday, April 28 through Sunday, May 4.
The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia once housed mobster Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton. The 980-cell Gothic-style prison, where massive gargoyles sit menacingly above its high-walled stone entrance, closed in 1971 after 142 years. On April 30, 2014, former inmates reunited to tour the facility and answer questions about their time behind bars.
The annual Towsontown Spring Festival was held over the weekend in downtown Towson, and the Baltimore Sun Media Group had photographers there on both days. One of the artists at the festival was also featured in a Towson Times video, which can be seen below.
Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, a group of Indians attempt to break a world record of the largest gathering of laughing senior citizens, teams of four in England race by rolling wooden “cheese,” and more in today’s daily brief.
Take a behind-the-scenes look into the Howard High School softball program, usually one of the top teams in the county. Head coach Chuck Rice and several players give insight into this year’s team as they practice for and face rival Mt. Hebron – who ended their 2013 playoff run – in a rainy, scrappy battle for first place on April 25.