| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:04 PM
The 11th season of the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center's cold-weather shelter program got underway last week and will continue through March 30 at alternating Howard County faith communities.
The shelter program is designed for people who cannot...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Whether it's called the David Bachrach House or the Gertrude Stein House makes no difference to me. This Reservoir Hill landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has finally achieved a striking, permanent restoration. It languished...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:49 PM
With their miniature French poodle, Marcel, in tow, Thomas and Joan Spence start each morning in Mount Vernon Place, walking past the magnolias and cherry trees and Japanese maples, along the sidewalks and around the footprint of the Washington Monument....
| Dec 1, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Symphony Woods in downtown Columbia is a patch of nondescript land used mainly as a pathway for the tens of thousands of people who attend concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion each year.
But a new development plan calls for a dramatic makeover...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Walking into the Inner Arbor Trust's presentation earlier this week on plans for Symphony Woods in downtown Columbia, Hickory Ridge resident Steve Sternheimer said he was a bit skeptical.
After a 90 minute presentation that revealed details of the park'...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The Rev. Mark Stanley loves his work as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church on North Charles Street, but during his first eight years on the job, he had a problem.
The lighting in the historic building was so poor, the color of the walls and ceiling...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 3:36 PM
While Baltimore's development community was focused on the City Council vote on Harbor Point this week, a crew of test-boring workers set up equipment at the corner of Charles and Read streets in Mount Vernon. They fired up a derrick and drilled down...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:45 AM
A news story and a Dan Rodricks' column about the marvels of Baltimore buildings in one day — my cup runneth over ("New colors for old church" and "Let your eyes wander to see city shine," Sept. 12)! I'm not from the city, but the magnificence of...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Though happily settled with her family in their Edgewater house, when Jennifer Bieberich gazed across the yard, she knew something was missing.
"It was just calling for a barn," she says.
The couple, including her husband Karl Bieberich, are no...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:44 AM
On a busy Thursday night, the Ale House Columbia vibrates with energy. At the bar and in the dining area, tables are packed with friends and families chatting away. Servers hustle from table to table delivering drinks and appetizers. And just above eye...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Dean R. Wagner, a retired mathematics teacher who spent his retirement researching Baltimore residential communities, died of cancer Sept. 11 at his Original Northwood home. He was 77.
He was born in Piqua, Ohio, and attended high school there. His...
| Oct 31, 2013
The planning is underway in Baltimore's $1 billion-plus, decade-long effort to bring public schools into the 21st century — in fact, there's a design expo at Morgan State University this weekend — which means we have entered a seminal period...