Blackpool Dance Festival, West Point graduation, National Spelling Bee, a baby giraffe, a motorized suitcase and more in today’s Daily Brief.
See aerial photos of the landslide scene after part of 26th Street in Charles Village collapsed onto a CSX railroad track Wednesday following heavy rains. About 20 Charles Village residents face up to 40 days away from their homes while city engineers assess the stability of the area. These photos were taken Thursday by Baltimore photography duo Belinda and Terry Kilby of Elevated Element.
1982: It was Sunday in downtown Baltimore, Ireland, and a couple of visitors from Baltimore, Md., the city that got its name from family in the tiny Irish town, couldn’t help making comparisons.
There were some distinct similarities. The habits of the townfolk, for instance. In the harbor, sailboat captains were fussing over their craft. On shore, the locals were paging through the Sunday papers. And in the street, tourists were taking all the legal parking spaces.
Driving on I-95 just north of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, you cannot help but notice the grinning, mustachioed cartoon character that appears to be winking at you. Though National Bohemian hasn’t brewed its beer at the intersection of O’Donnell and Conkling for 35-plus years, the company’s iconic mascot remains a ubiquitous reminder of this city’s industrial past.
The Super Plunge event Friday kicks off the Polar Bear Plunge weekend, and includes plunges for law enforcement and corporate participants, all of whom dash from the shore and into the water. Some entered and immediately retreated; others remained in for a somewhat extended dip. On Friday, 41 “Super Plungers” including Special Olympian Joe Wu, of Rockville, plunge into the ice cold Cheaspeake Bay water every hour for 24 hours.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes a new creamery, a new panda, and a continuation of a diplomatic spat with India.
The first snow storm of 2014 hit not only Maryland, but much of New England, the Midwest and the Atlantic Coast, with some regions receiving as much as two feet of snow. Several airports were closed, while flights elsewhere were delayed. Schools closed up and down the East Coast on Friday, while sub-zero wind chills took effect, leaving many to shovel themselves out in the frigid air, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
More than 50 years ago in 1960, snow fell across Baltimore for the first snow day of the year, one that struck early in the season on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12. The snowfall left about a foot of snow in western Maryland as well as 14 inches at Baltimore and Greenbelt.
The Washington Monument in Baltimore was lit Thursday evening, signifying the beginning of the winter holiday season. Take a look at a few of our favorite photos from the celebration taken by you.