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My Baltimore Heroes of 2013

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A lot of absurd and ridiculous things went down in Baltimore this year — but a lot of encouraging, awesome, or otherwise inspirational things happened, too — sometimes in the most surprising places. When I looked back over our posts for 2013, here are the Baltimoreans who inspired me most:

+The Charles Village residents who attempted to single-handedly take on Baltimore’s biggest aesthetic menace:  the man-woman statue.

+The brains behind West Baltimore’s floating isolation tank — an unlikely spot for an unforgettable experience.

+The Ravens, duh. For so many reasons. And Ravens fans, of course.

Baltimore’s Heroes of 2012

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It wasn’t all scandal and outrage in Baltimore this year; there were also plenty of amazing folks doing amazing things — and ordinary folks doing amazing things, too. From science prodigies to singing princesses to the police officer who adopted a “dangerous” dog, here are our Baltimore heroes of 2012:

 

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Charlie, the 10-year-old Calvert School fifth grader, who returned Midshipman Kevin Hillery’s hat following the traditional toss at the Naval Academy commencement ceremony.

 

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 Jaylon Simpson (on the right), the undefeated champion of  the Baltimore Kids Chess League’s citywide tournament.

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