Maryland

    Presidential Pet Museum, Maryland: Some Presidents Had Unusual Pets

    1/07/16 •

    …just a few of the surprises I found at the Presidential Pet Museum outside Washington, D.C., in Lothian, Maryland. This quirky little find, run by friendly Claire McLean, who’s a professional dog groomer, breeder and judge, preserves more than 1,500 presidential pet artifacts and photos. I was fascinated to learn that presidents have served as…

    Check Out the Pumpkin Cannon at Lawyer's Winterbrook Farm in Maryland

    4/03/15 •

    …Highways 77 and 550 in north-central Maryland. Lawyer’s Winterbrook Farm (13001 Creagerstown Rd.) is on Highway 550, about 2 miles south of town. The cannon and mazeoperate weekends from late September through Halloween; hours are dusk to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more details, call…

    Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland: Site of the Civil War's Bloodiest Day

    8/19/14 •

    …When I visited Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland, it was hard to imagine that the bloodiest day of the Civil War occurred on these lovely rolling green fields. But battle scars still mar the landscape where more than 23,000 soldiers died on September 17, 1862. The bloody conflict marked the end of General Robert…

    When Drones Use Their Powers for Good

    12/15/14 •

    …plans to deploy drones in all its national parks–throwing a wrench into the efforts of WWF and other anti-poaching programs like that of University of Maryland researcher Tom Snitch in South Africa. Nevertheless, some economic factors can help the fight to save rare animals: both the tourism money at stake as a result of poaching…

    National Road-Zane Grey Museum in Norwich, Ohio

    3/19/14 •

    …The National Road-Zane Grey Museum in Norwich is well worth a stop if you’re in east-central Ohio. In the early 1800s, the 600-mile National Road (now U.S. Highway 40) was the granddaddy of federal highways; it stretched between Cumberland, Maryland and Vandalia, Illinois and was the only thoroughfare that linked the eastern United…

    Feedback from Fellow Project Managers

    2/15/13 •

    …to be ready! Any suggestions? I know this isn’t probably what you expected as a comment or question, but you are obviously very successful at what you do. Can you help this very “Green” project manager out from Maryland. Thank you in advance for your advice… Next up is PM struggling with the challenge of…