Jim Brochin joins race for Baltimore County executive

As Jim Brochin considered where to announce his campaign for Baltimore County executive, he settled on a place with symbolism: Towson Manor Park. The community park in east Towson was almost replaced by a fire station, which was necessary because the county government was selling off the old one...

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    Summer is a great time to get healthy and enjoy yourself

    The days are getting longer, the sun is getting brighter, the temperature is getting hotter, and life is getting just a little sweeter—all of this could mean only one thing: Summer is here! Summer is a great time to focus on your health and remember to take good care of your mind and body. Your...

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  • County could be key to Republican status in Maryland

    County could be key to Republican status in Maryland

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  • Bill to ban circuses in county was ill-advised from the get-go

    If it were up to Councilwoman Cathy Bevins, never again would a circus perform in Owings Mills, Reisterstown or anywhere else in Baltimore County. Bevins jumped on the anti-circus bandwagon by introducing a bill aimed at banning from the county any circus containing wild or exotic animals — even...

  • Here's a chance to weigh in on new words for Maryland's state song

    If you attended school in Maryland, be it in Owings Mills, Glyndon, Reisterstown or in the city, chances are you were taught the first verse of the National Anthem and also a stanza of “Maryland My Maryland.” The rest of Francis Scott Key’s poetic words to the National Anthem are thrilling and...

  • Raising their voices: Hymn sings remain a summer tradition at Emory Grove

    Raising their voices: Hymn sings remain a summer tradition at Emory Grove

    A bell peals calling the faithful to gather under an open-air Tabernacle in front of a stage bedecked with green bunting. Thick green hymn books are passed out to attendees seated on sturdy wooden benches. Volunteers place lemonade and snacks on long tables. Every summer for 43 years, this scene...

  • County libraries launch on-demand video streaming

    County libraries launch on-demand video streaming

    Movie lovers in Baltimore County — who also are library patrons — now have a place from which to access movies and other video entertainment on demand for free. The Baltimore County Public Library system announced last week that it has added a new video streaming service called Kanopy to its digital...

  • Hogan visits Stevenson University to tout transfer of former Rosewood Center property

    Hogan visits Stevenson University to tout transfer of former Rosewood Center property

    Gov. Larry Hogan visited Stevenson University in Owings Mills Thursday to mark the planned transfer of the state-owned Rosewood Center property to the growing school. "It's been a long time coming," Hogan told Stevenson employees and students who gathered on campus to celebrate the deal, which will...

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