Video

Midnight ride for Towson’s homeless

Midnight ride for Towson’s homeless

8 Photos, 1 Video

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.

More →

Time Lapse: Laurel synagogue replaces iconic sanctuary dome

Time Lapse: Laurel synagogue replaces iconic sanctuary dome

17 Photos, 1 Video

On an overcast, cold December morning, a group of congregation members of Oseh Shalom synagogue gathered to watch the first pieces of the temple’s sanctuary be removed as part of a replacement of its iconic translucent dome.

The original dome has outlived its useful life and will be replaced by a new dome made in the same configuration and of the same material, said Barry Nove, facility manager at Oseh Shalom. The removal began Tuesday, Dec. 17, after several delays because of wintry weather.

Watch a time lapse of the removal of the old dome below the photo gallery.

More →

Holiday light displays in Baltimore County

Holiday light displays in Baltimore County

12 Photos, 1 Video

Holiday light displays are going up in neighborhoods all around the Baltimore County area. Some are simpler, some are more elaborate and some — like Phil Hoesch’s display at his parents’ Cockeysville home — are coordinated to music played over a low-frequency radio signal. Watch the video below to see Hoesch’s display in action.

More →

Baltimore County Marching Band Showcase

Baltimore County Marching Band Showcase

20 photos, 1 videos

Nine Baltimore County public high school marching bands got to show off their stuff at the Marching Band Showcase held at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium Sunday night. Photos by staff photographer Jen Rynda / Video (below) by multimedia intern Cara LaMaina.

More →

At violent summer’s end, weary city grapples with the toll

At violent summer’s end, weary city grapples with the toll


21 photos

The summer violence in Baltimore has turned husbands into single parents, transformed rookie cops into veterans, left missing verses in half-finished rap songs, forced politicians to personally confront the city’s crime problems, and sent longtime residents to new places and new lives.

More →

‘Masters of the Chainsaw’ at the Maryland State Fair

‘Masters of the Chainsaw’ at the Maryland State Fair

1 video

At the Maryland State Fair — past the midway rides and games, past the 4-H building and past the penned-up goats — a man stands under a tent, netted on all four sides, with a chainsaw.

With that chainsaw, Marty Long slowly slices off pieces of a wooden stump. A few dozen people watch in awe from bleachers surrounding the tent as the stump becomes a statue of two birds, darkened by blow torches and wood stain.

Long will be at the fair making chainsaw sculptures all week that will be auctioned off.

More →