The brand-new Baltimore Beltway gave the 1964 Bel-Loc Diner the front-half of its name. The “Loc” comes from Loch Raven Boulevard, where the stainless-steel diner remains at the intersection with Joppa Road fifty-one years later. Today the Beltway is more congested, but less traffic finds its way to the diner. The jumbo neon sign is not working, and besides, the restaurant closes after the lunch shift. Yet the Bel-Loc perseveres as a Towson landmark, with the boldness of the space-age sixties expressed by its sky-piercing zig-zag roofline.
As the regular season comes to a close, here’s the best in high school photos from Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers in week 7.
The best photos from Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers in week 2 of the fall high school sports season.
Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers got around to most of the Independence Day fireworks displays this weekend. Take a look through to see images from displays around the region, with helpful information about the equipment and settings used to take each shot.
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.
The Baltimore Lutheran girls lacrosse team, which struggled last season and earned only a 1-9 record, has seen major improvements this year under the team’s new coach, former pro John Tucker.
Players say Coach Tucker, a former professional lacrosse player and coach for several Major League Lacrosse and National Lacrosse League teams, has stressed fundamentals to put the team back in winning form.
Nearly a year of construction and renovation come to an end this Valentine’s Day weekend when Torrent Lounge, the nightclub replacing the Recher Theatre on York Road in Towson, opens to provide a thumping heartbeat for Baltimore’s electronic music scene. Read more here, and see BSMG photographer Jen Rynda’s photos and video below.
As the temperatures dipped down to record lows this week, Rob Williams was getting worried about the homeless people in his area. So, he and his friend John Falconer began collecting blankets, food, foot warmers and other donated items from their Rodgers Forge neighbors in an effort to help the homeless during the cold snap.