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Discoveries Continue to Unfold After Pluto Flyby »

Families and space exploration enthusiasts filled the Kossiakoff Center auditorium at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in North Laurel, on the morning of July 18. The crowd spilled out into the adjacent dining area and overflow viewing tent, and the scene repeated itself in the afternoon.


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BizWeekly August 25, 2015

Maryland Live! Generates 60% of State’s Fiscal ’15 Casino Revenue
Revenue generated from The Cordish Companies’ Maryland Live! Casino was responsible for 60% of the fiscal 2015 casino revenue contribution to the state of Maryland.

According to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, Maryland casinos contributed $487 million in revenues to the state in fiscal 2015. Of this total, $301,168,736 was contributed by Maryland Live!, the state’s largest and top-performing casino, which averages $50 million in gaming revenue per month – more than double that of its closest regional competitor.

In addition, the state receives approximately $1 million per day in taxes from Maryland Live!, including gaming, property,

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Guest Article

Enchanted Forest Comes Back to Life at Clark’s Elioak Farm

As a child, Martha Clark visited the Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City, Md., at least once a year — but she would have gone more often if she had her childhood wishes. “I always wanted to have a birthday party there but my birthday was in December,” said Clark.

The Enchanted Forest opened in 1955. At that time, admission was $1 for adults and 50¢ for children. When the Enchanted Forest first opened, the park featured fairy tale buildings and characters, but no mechanical rides originally. Track rides were added later, including an “Alice in Wonderland” ride with teacup-shaped cars, and a Cinderella’s castle ride with mice for the cars.

As the years went by and the park closed —

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