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.
Seven months after it was thrust into the spotlight as a haven for corruption, corrections officials opened up the 150-year-old Baltimore City Detention Center to show improvements that they say are making the facility safer. Read the story
Photos by Lloyd Fox/The Baltimore Sun
You could drive Maryland’s highways to get a sense of expansion over the last six decades, or you could sit and look at photos in Tim Hyman’s tiny office in Hanover. Hyman has been the State Highway Administration photographer since 1949, when he lied about his age to get the job. He documented construction of the original span of the Bay Bridge and JFK’s last official appearance, when he dedicated I-95 north of Baltimore days before the assassination.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Isabel caused havoc along the East Coast. The hurricane’s winds topped out at 165 miles per hour and clocked at 105 as the storm reached shore at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The storm was the worst in 2003 in terms of its costly damage.
Local photographer capturing portraits of everyday Baltimore with aspirations of one day becoming a wire photojournalist: Meet Noah Scialom aka NoahCalm on Instagram.