A Photographic Tour of Baltimore's Star-Spangled Sailabration

by Stacy Tharp 2. July 2012
The Star-Spangled Sailabration celebrated the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner. From 1st Mariner Bank's Canton branch and headquarters, we had a fantastic view of the tall ships and naval vessels sailing into the Inner Harbor, as well as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels practicing their aviation acts. Here are some shots taken by a few of our talented employees.             One of the first naval ships sails its way into the har... [More]

Heat, Storms and Power Outages: Were You Prepared?

by Stacy Tharp 2. July 2012
With local temperatures blazing into the three-digit range, this large-scale power outage couldn't have come at a worse time. Now, three days after the storms that caused the outages, many are still without power, and it could be several days before power is restored. The freak storm winds knocked trees not only into power lines, but also into cars, homes and other buildings. This isn't the first time we've seen a natural disaster cause such damage and distress, and unfortunately, it won't be th... [More]

Tricks to Throwing a Budget-friendly Barbeque

by Renee' Anderson 29. June 2012
I love entertaining at my house, but it can be expensive to feed my clan! That doesn't stop me from having a great summertime BBQ; I just find creative ways to keep the costs low. With Independence Day just around the corner, here are some tips on throwing a backyard bash without breaking the bank: 1. If someone asks to bring something, LET THEM (sodas, side salad, dessert or their signature dish)! 2. Buy in bulk and buy at the right places. First get organized and make a list of exactly what yo... [More]


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