Annapolitan Joel Machak’s Crash Test Dummies break into the Smithsonian


Grants from Maryland Heritage Areas Authority
makes two groups flush (with cash)


At Great Grapes Wine Festival, sample wines from around the world or around the corner


Maryland chefs show you how to keep your cool when the mercury bubbles


Marine Corps Viet Nam veteran Karlin shows us finely detailed frames of what most of us never knew about that war, while reminding us what we perhaps have always known about wars


... to free summer vacation breakfast in Southern Anne Arundel County


Acting team Anna and Alan Ostroff find a Fantastick way to express their love


How Calvert’s biggest party brings in the bucks


You don’t have to travel out of state to meet a dinosaur

Hot enough for you? The steamy weather we’ve been having might better suit coastal Maryland’s previous residents — considerably previous, some 100 million years ago back in the Cretaceous Era, when dinosaurs such as the predator Acrocanthosaurus, armored Priconodon, herbivorous Tenontosaurus and our official state dinosaur Astrodon johnstoni, a 70-foot-long plant-eater weighing 20 tons, roamed and roared hereabouts.

September’s low humidity feels good, but it can spark fires

Was the Sunday shower of .66 inches of rain enough to extinguish the “critical fire weather conditions” blanketing over half of Maryland? The rain “wasn’t enough to alleviate the drought conditions,” according to Monte Mitchell, the State Fire Supervisor with the Maryland Fire Service. “Until we start getting in a regular pattern of rainfall,” drought — and with it the danger of wildfires — is here to stay.