Friday, September 14, 2012
Events of 200 years ago come alive with the touch of a stylus on a smart board.
With local school names like General John Stricker Middle School and Battle Monument School, it made perfect sense to celebrate Defenders Day and the 198th anniversary of the successful defense of Fort McHenry at Charlesmont Elementary School. The poignant flag-raising ceremony held on the school's lawn Friday morning was followed by a demonstration of the newly-launched War of 1812 virtual education resource center, warof1812.thinkport.org. Fifth-grade students, in creating a timeline of the Battle of North Point, were among the first students in Maryland to take advantage of the resource offered by Maryland Public Television. A Star-Spangled Banner Day Under a bright blue sky, National Park Service representatives from Fort McHenry, …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Michael Phelps and six other Maryland athletes were celebrated at the Inner Harbor on Monday.
What better ride for the pride of Baltimore than The Pride of Baltimore? The Pride of Baltimore II delivered Olympians and dignitaries to the amphitheater of Baltimore's Inner Harbor as Baltimore and Maryland saluted its Olympic and Paralympic athletes in a ceremony Monday afternoon. Though all seven athletes in attendance—including pentathlete Suzanne Stettinius of Parkton, rower David Banks of Potomac, windsurfer Farrah Hall of Annapolis, cyclist Bobby Lea of Easton, former University of Maryland field hockey player Katie O'Donnell and kayaker Scott Parsons of Bethesda—were recognized, the day belonged largely to Michael Phelps, the Rodgers Forge swimmer who, with his six medals from London, is now the most decorated Olympian of all time…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
International parade of ships kicks off Star-Spangled 200, a celebration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
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- Marge Neal
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Baltimore's Inner Harbor is the place to be this week as Star-Spangled 200, a commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, kicks off with an international parade of tall ships and other vessels. Star-Spangled Sailabration 2012, a week-long event organized by the U.S. Navy and Operation Sail in partnership with the State of Maryland and City of Baltimore, will run through June 19. The Sailabration will feature free public tours of participating ships, including U.S., British and Canadian naval vessels, waterside festivities and an air show featuring the Blue Angels, according to Sailabration literature. The ships will be docked in the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and Locust Point. The outbound Parade of Sail is scheduled for June 19. …