| Dec 27, 2011
| 4:38 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word:
We are well into Yuletide now. But the...
| Jan 28, 2012
Golden wishes to Carol and Don Miles who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October 2011. The Miles were married in Baltimore in October of 1961.
Last fall, the couple renewed their vows during a Mass at St. Michael's Catholic Church in...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:59 AM
One of our specimen trees is nearly kaput, so I've been looking for a suitable replacement that I can transplant this spring in full sun and in soil that drains freely.
Any new tree should also be short enough to fit into the designated space —no...
| Jul 31, 2012
The backstop fence still sits in his family's deep backyard in Guilford, with a sign that reads, "Monsterball. Commissioner Bradley Kolodner."
Kolodner, who is 22 now and prefers Brad, was a teenager at Friends School when he invented the game...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Sunshine is in the forecast again today. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Tuesday is the last day of the year with more daylight than darkness -- by about 30 seconds. The sun rose at 6:57 a.m. and will set at about 6:58 p.m., for a total of about 12 hours and 30...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:31 AM
It's winter; brrr, dear readers,
Old Man Winter and Jack Frost are teaming up to blast us this winter. Get prepared for a possible snowy, blowy, cold, white winter. The winter solstice and the shortest/darkest day of the year is Saturday, Dec. 22.
| Dec 21, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Well, 12:01 a.m. came and went (even in Mayan Time, otherwise known as Central Time) and nothing really happened. Although Annapolis was plunged into darkness and bathed in an eerie blue light, BGE assures us it wasn't apocalypse-related. Pessimists are...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Winter officially arrived with the solstice at 6:12 Friday morning, and along with it came a brisk wind in the Baltimore area and snow in Western Maryland.
The day's high at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport came at midnight,...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Wally Vait has a good eye for such things, so I'm not surprised that during a hike Saturday on the North Central Railroad Trail in Freeland, he spotted an Eastern garter snake on a sun-splashed rock. The question: What was it doing there, after one of the...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 5:00 AM
How the days and months seem to have melted away — melted away from dawns to darkest evenings that arrive earlier each day.
We are now approaching "the darkest evening of the year," as one of our favorite American poets, Robert Frost, mentioned at...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:51 AM
We are still about two weeks away from the shortest day of the year, but after Friday night, the early winter sunsets will start shifting later again.
The difference between sunset times from Dec. 2 through Dec. 11 is a matter of seconds, all at about...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:35 AM
Temperatures dipped into the upper 50s both Sunday and Monday mornings at BWI Marshall Airport for the first time in more than two months. Is it beginning to feel like fall?
BWI reached 59 for a second day in a row from 6-7 a.m. The last time that...