Candy is a family affair for Paul Wockenfuss, owner and president of Wockenfuss Candies. Over a dozen of his family members are employed making chocolate confections and selling candy in eight stores in Maryland. It’s been Paul’s family’s livelihood for almost 100 years and five generations. In 1915, Wockenfuss’ grandfather Herman Charles opened the first store under the name “Wockenfuss Candy Company.”
Sun videographer Kevin Richardson takes us behind the scenes at the new Blacktip exhibit at the National Aquarium.
The time has come to bid a fond farewell to my friends and colleagues at The Sun, to the readers of The Darkroom and to “The Greatest City in America.” And with only a year and a half of Charm City living under my belt, I’m amazed at how many quirky photos I uploaded to Instagram and Twitter.
Thanks for the memories, Baltimore, and stay quirky!
On August 28, 1963, 11-month-old Sharon Langley made history, becoming the first African-American child to ride the merry-go-round at Gwynn Oak Amusement Park. But it took years for the park to be desegregated after countless protests.
For four years in high school, and a brief stint in college (until I got tired of being tired all the time), I was a rower. I spent three months every fall and another three every spring on the water, but never gave much thought to how majestic the sport can be when photographed.
The president of the Baltimore Rowing Club, Jeff Ditter, let me hitch a ride in the motor boat – often called a launch – on Friday, June 28, the day before the Row Like A Mother crew raced in the Charm City Sprints.
From there, I was able to shoot the team’s warm-ups, race starts, technique drills and an odd moment involving crab traps slung over the side of a bridge. At the Sprints the next day, I arrived to the race site at Middle Branch Park just as the team began to show up. The women – seven from Catonsville, two from Baltimore and all nine mothers – raced another women’s novice eight from Capital Rowing Club.
The first in our series taking readers behind the scenes of Maryland places features Baltimore’s iconic Domino Sugars sign. Watch the sun set over Baltimore in a time lapse video, view the sign from angles only the birds — and a select few people — can see, and take in the city, for the first time, from one of its most famous backdrops.
Whether up in Hampden or downtown at Camden Yards, Baltimore residents were greeted on Friday by a particularly distinct rainbow. Might it have been a sign from Mother Nature about the return of same-sex marriage to California, or just an omen signaling an exciting Orioles win?
Okay, okay, it was probably just a climate-caused optical phenomenon. Still pretty cool. We’ve collected photographs from Baltimore Sun staff and Darkroom readers. Share yours using @baltimoresun on Twitter or Instagram, and it could be featured here!
Screen painting continues to bring charm to residences and commercial properties alike in neighborhoods in Baltimore as a new group of artists learns this art form.
Pop-punk group Say Anything came through Baltimore on Sunday, June 16, at Rams Head Live! as part of a tour celebrating their early work. The set included many songs written when frontman/songwriter Max Bemis was still in high school, and long before they signed with a record label.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake officiated at a mass same-sex wedding ceremony Sunday in Druid Hill Park during the Baltimore Pride Festival.