| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Julia T. Kappler, an insurance agent who won awards for her handmade hooked rugs, died of cancer Feb. 2 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 74.
Born Julia Scott Todd in Orange, Va., she was the daughter of James T. Todd, a longtime Orange...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 3:10 AM
Hare Raisers 4-H Club reporter Rebecca Miller finishes out 2013 with a feeling of gratitude for all the accomplishments of her fellow club members.
Miller, a sophomore at Glenelg High, recalls the pride the club felt when member Kirsten Clark won the...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 3:00 AM
An Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity asked the Kiwanis Club to call off the annual turtle derby to be held as a part of the Fourth of July celebration in Bel Air. The issue was raised because of an increase in ranaviruses among amphibians in...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:15 AM
When Josh Christina starts playing "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" with his band Good Old Stuff, he usually sees a whole lotta young people in the crowd get excited.
Kids who were born decades after Jerry Lee Lewis made the song popular in 1957 —...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Workers for Giant Food and Safeway stores in the Baltimore-Washington region voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to ratify a three-year labor contract that preserves health benefits and raises wages over three years.
Leaders with the United Food and...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Union leaders representing 28,000 Giant Food and Safeway workers reached a tentative agreement with both supermarket chains on a new labor contract, which will be presented to members Dec. 17 for a vote.
A collective bargaining agreement for Local 400...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Today's 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is getting a lot of attention. Here are five things you probably didn't know about the speech:
1. The speech was not delivered at the battle of Gettysburg, which was fought in July. It marked the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:39 PM
One of the staples of Maryland eating is pit beef. There's something special about the flavor produced when cooking a beef roast over fire. It's not the most common sandwich to see at the stadium, but when done correctly, it makes for an easy and...
| Sep 11, 2013
Who says people in the suburban neighborhoods in our area can't grow prize-winning vegetables? Rose Marie Fury walked away with 27 ribbons from the Maryland State Fair this year. Nine of the ribbons were for her homegrown vegetables including purple...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Congratulations to the art students from the Parkville Senior Center's painting and drawing classes who were awarded prize ribbons in different media categories at the Maryland State Fair:
The winners are Linda Brown, first place for mixed media, and...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
This year's Harford County Farm Fair promises to be a little more than the usual farm fair.
After a quarter-century of distinguishing itself as the area's headquarters for all things agricultural, the fair, which runs July 25 through 28, will have one...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:05 AM
100 Years Ago
Lost and found
In the For Sale column:
"Farm of 108 acres located on the Triadelphia pike and Sykesville road, 4 miles from state road to Sykesville, fine dwelling, six rooms, good water, never failing spring 30 yards from house, 10...