Few major events span the multiple layers of a sport like the Penn Relays do. The same Jamaican fans cheering for high school students on day one might watch a University of Maryland relay team on day two before seeing the pros on day three.
The corner store seems innocuous enough; faded signs advertise above the crumbling plaster of a whitewashed exterior, which mask the flavor and heritage of photos, paintings and the warm smile of a man who still has a twinkle in his eye as he shares how proud he feels about having been a cobbler for 37 years.
Malcolm Spaulding, 66, received ten shillings to invest in the shoe repair service, trying to earn a living in his homeland of Kingston, Jamaica. He eventually moved to Baltimore, opening his business 37 years ago.
The storm’s powerful winds and rains were blamed for at least 65 deaths in several Caribbean countries, including 51 in Haiti.