Monday, January 28, 2013
Fans gathered at the Inner Harbor to cheer on the Ravens as they left for New Orleans on Monday. The Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers meet at the Superdome on Sunday.
The ice and rain Monday morning didn't stop the Baltimore faithful from crowding the Inner Harbor to rally around the Ravens as they departed for New Orleans and Super Bowl XLVII. Lucky kids who got off school sat on shoulders, 20-somethings belted Ravens chants and several of the football players themselves were seen snapping photos and video of the send-off. Future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis gave credit to the fans, without whom the franchise would not exist. "Baltimore, Baltimore—there is no Ravens without you guys," said Lewis, who announced his retirement at the beginning of the postseason. "We did this in 2000, and we're not going to New Orleans for nothing else but to bring back another ring to Baltimore." Gov. Martin O'…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The event will feature current and former players.
Baltimore will hold a "send off rally" for the Ravens at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater on Monday before the team heads out for the Super Bowl. The rally with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, former and current Ravens Players and WBAL broadcaster Gerry Sandusky will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the amphitheater. The Ravens will take on the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans on Feb. 2.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Baltimore Bill, the weather predicting crab, calls for an early winter.
Baltimore’s answer to Punxsutawney Phil is calling for an early winter. On Wednesday morning Baltimore Bill, a weather predicting blue crab, walked up a specially designed ramp at the Inner Harbor and headed right into the warmer Chesapeake Bay waters indicating an early winter, according to a news release. According to the release: Ever since Bill was spawned in the lower Chesapeake Bay, he was different from other crabs. When he was hatched, Bill is said to have raised a claw in the water, felt a warm current and headed off to share his special power with the world. Baltimore Bill takes his job very seriously, and in a total claw-biter, he took his time making his prediction this morning. The event was put on by Old Bay and the Maryland …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Baltimore Bill will predict a warm fall or long winter by plunging into the Inner Harbor.
Baltimore couldn’t let the rodent from up north have all the weather predicting glory. In a news release, Old Bay and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that a Blue Crab dubbed Baltimore Bill will be predicting either a warm fall or early winter in the Inner Harbor on Wednesday. Apparently this crustacean will make his prediction "by walking off a specially designed crab plank and plunging back into the Chesapeake until he makes another appearance." Larry Collmus, the official caller of the Preakness Stakes, will give the play-by-play of the event at 10:30 a.m., Sept. 26 at the Light Street Pavilion, 301 Light St. What are your initial thoughts about this event? Tell us in comments.
Friday, June 15, 2012
International parade of ships kicks off Star-Spangled 200, a celebration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
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. …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Baltimore County Republican calls for State Police patrols and to declare tourist area "a no travel zone."
The Inner Harbor area of Baltimore City is being terrorized by "black youth mobs" and city and state officials are "covering it up," according to one Baltimore County Republican. "This has been going on for years," said Del. Pat McDonough, a Middle River Republican who also represents part of Harford County. "I have a responsibility as an elected official to bring this to the public's attention," the delegate said, adding that "roving mobs of black youth are responsible for the attacks." A spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake declined to comment directly to McDonough's remarks. "Del. McDonough's sad and racially-charged publicity stunt is not deserving of a response and Mayor Rawlings-Blake is proud of the men and women of the …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
A proposal to build a new trolley line connecting the Inner Harbor and North Baltimore has stalled.
Five years ago, the prospects that there would be a trolley line from the Inner Harbor to University Parkway by 2012 appeared to be gaining traction. But since then, momentum for a Charles Street Corridor Trolley has slowed to a near halt. The most significant recent development is an economic impact study that is supposed to be completed this spring. Kristin Speaker, of the Charles Street Development Corp., which has backed the trolley proposal, said the study will show possible benefits of the trolley. But even the report's findings may not generate any renewed push for the project. “We’re aware that (Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake) doesn’t support the project,” Speaker said. A proposal for a trolley running from the Inner Harbor to …