New UGRR materials available to travelers

BALTIMORE – Earlier this month, Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed September as International Underground Railroad Month in Maryland. The designation recognizes the state as “The Most Powerful Underground Railroad Storytelling Destination in the World.” To assist visitors in identifying the authentic Underground Railroad sites and the freedom seekers whose words and deeds have helped shape our […]

Cambridge firm etches Ravens’ wings at M&T

CAMBRIDGE — When Baltimore Ravens fans attend this year’s first home game, they’ll be greeted by several new enhancements at M&T Bank Stadium that include a series of Cambridge Architectural metal mesh panels etched with a signature ravens wing on the building’s façade. Woven by Cambridge craftsmen on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the durable stainless mesh […]

Maryland to raise minimum legal sales age to 21

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Department of Health applauds the Maryland General Assembly and Governor Larry Hogan for passing legislation (House Bill 1169) increasing the age from 18 to 21 for the sales of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices (ESDs). Over the coming months, MDH will launch a statewide campaign to get the word out […]

State agency town halls scheduled

BALTIMORE — The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Maryland Department of Health (MDH), and the Maryland Department of Human Services (MSDH), in partnership with Ready At Five, will hold a series of regional town hall meetings on the State’s early care and education system. “This is an opportunity for the three state agencies that […]

12th Annual Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards

BALTIMORE – Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is pleased to present the 12th Annual Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards — honors given each year to three of Maryland’s outstanding stewards of folklife or living cultural traditions. The public is cordially invited to attend this free event at UMBC’s Proscenium Theatre, […]

Fentanyl: Fatal ODs increasing

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Department of Health last week released data for unintentional drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths through the second quarter of 2018. During this six-month period, which encompasses January through June of 2018, there were 1,325 total unintentional intoxication deaths, a 12 percent increase over the same period in 2017. Of these, 1,185 […]