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Baltimore, MD, United States

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Recent articles by Amy:

The Festival of Trees kicked off at the Maryland State Fairgrounds on Friday

The Festival of Trees—a three-day holiday celebration—kicked off at the Maryland State Fairgrounds on Friday. → Read More

Bea Gaddy Center feeds around 15,000 for Thanksgiving in Baltimore

For the past 41 years, staff members and volunteers have spent the holiday providing hot meals for people in the community. → Read More

Fun and Fundraising: Running Festival draws nearly 11,000 participants to Baltimore

The 21st annual Baltimore Running Festival kicked off at Camden Yards on Saturday. → Read More

New sensory room unveiled for children during Halloween party at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital unveiled its new Sensory Room on Wednesday. → Read More

Lexington Market's East building gets celebratory sendoff

Baltimore is officially saying goodbye to one of its longtime features: the East Market at Lexington Market. → Read More

It's all hands on deck as organizers prepare for Maryland Fleet Week and Flyover

"It's important to us to share our message and make sure the public has a clear understanding of what we do as part of our day-to-day operations," said Rob Shaffer, director of operations of Naval District of Washington. → Read More

New Harford County center offers resources for teens who are impacted by substance use disorder

The Clubhouse provides after school activities for young people who are impacted by, or at risk of, substance use disorder, and a safe space for teens in the county to have fun. → Read More

Sen. Van Hollen discusses recovery from minor stroke

"I think the lesson for all of us is you've got to look out for your health," he said. → Read More

East Baltimore school gets renovations that benefit students

One lucky Baltimore school is undergoing renovations thanks to a partnership between Revival Baltimore and Lowe's. → Read More

Howard County Restaurant Weeks Offers Foodies Creative Cuisine And Craft Beverages

Get hungry because Howard County Restaurant Weeks is back. → Read More

Redesigned Druid Hill Park Pool Officially Open For Summer Season

Swimmers dived into their summer activities at one of the most popular park pools in the city, which reopened on Saturday after a major overhaul. → Read More

Camp For Seriously Ill Children To Build Second Location On Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp announced plans Tuesday to open its second location in Queenstown, Md. at the Aspen Institute’s former 166-acre Wye River Conference Center. → Read More

Making An Imprint: Loyola University Maryland Home To Apprentice House Press, Nation’s First Student-Run Book Publisher

For the past 15 years, Loyola University Maryland has been home to the Apprentice House Press, the nation’s first student-run publishing company. → Read More

Two Local Teens Awarded $40K Future Engineer Scholarship By Amazon

Not only do the winners receive a $40,000 scholarship, but also a one-of-a-kind paid internship at the e-commerce giant. → Read More

Man Killed & Woman Hospitalized After Tree Crashes Into Annapolis Home

A large oak tree toppled over onto an Annapolis home Monday night, killing a man inside and sending a woman to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, authorities said. → Read More

Grace Period Begins For Speed Cameras Along Jones Falls Expressway In Baltimore

Speed cameras installed on the Jones Falls expressway began clocking speeding drivers on Thursday. The activated speed cameras will be along both northbound and southbound at West 41st St. → Read More

Speed Cameras Activated Along Jones Falls Expressway

Speed cameras installed on the Jones Falls expressway began clocking speeding drivers on Thursday. The activated speed cameras will be along both northbound and southbound at West 41st St. → Read More

Sister Of Woman Killed In Her Baltimore Home Focused On Helping Children Left Behind

As police continue to search for whoever is responsible for the brazen act, Sophia Wilks' family is asking for support. → Read More

1 Dead, 2 Injured In U.S. Navy Plane Crash Near Eastern Shore

One person is dead and 2 others injured after a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed into the water near Wallops Island in Virginia on the Eastern Shore, Wednesday evening. → Read More

Maryland Native Who Revolutionized Women’s Fashion Honored In New Exhibit – CBS Baltimore

A Frederick County native is credited with revolutionizing women's fashion and is known as the creator of the "American look." Claire McCardell continues to make a mark in the fashion world today. → Read More