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  • State Fair horse racing meet runs Friday to Labor Day

    State Fair horse racing meet runs Friday to Labor Day
    Horse racing State Fair meet runs Friday to Labor Day The second season of horse racing in Maryland begins Friday with nine races at the Maryland State Fair, the only fair east of the Mississippi that still conducts a sanctioned thoroughbred meeting....
  • Franchot launches petition drive to start school after Labor Day

    Franchot launches petition drive to start school after Labor Day
    OCEAN CITY — Squinting into the August sun at Ocean City’s boardwalk Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot formally launched his petition drive to require Maryland schools to start after Labor Day. Franchot wants to deliver 10,000...
  • 'Record-breaking sale' at Harford Farm Fair livestock auction

    'Record-breaking sale' at Harford Farm Fair livestock auction
    The Grimmel family of Jarrettsville continued its winning tradition at this year's Harford County Farm Fair Saturday, as 9-year-old Madelyn Grimmel sold three Grand Champion animals she raised during the 47th annual 4-H Livestock Sale. The livestock...
  • Harford Farm Fair continues to entertain on overcast Friday

    Harford Farm Fair continues to entertain on overcast Friday
    Despite a gloomy forecast, rain held off for most of the day Friday, leaving a cool breeze and overcast skies for visitors to enjoy the afternoon of Harford County's 27th annual Farm Fair. The waterworks finally kicked in closer to sunset. Crowds stayed...
  • Emmy Dallam named Miss Harford Farm Bureau 2014

    Emmy Dallam named Miss Harford Farm Bureau 2014
    Emmy Dallam of the Bel Air area was named Miss Harford County Farm Bureau for 2014 Thursday evening at the Harford County Farm Fair. "It was a very good contest," Emmy, 17, said after the contest, which was held in the pavilion at the Harford County...
  • Fielder's is a hot choice for jams, jellies and salsas

    Fielder's is a hot choice for jams, jellies and salsas
    G. Edward and Kathy Fielder, of Creswell, are in their second year of selling their homemade jams, jellies, salsas and hot sauces at the Bel Air Farmers' Market, and they have branched out this year to sell their award-winning products at farmers...
  • Toni R. Killefer, preschool teacher

    Toni R. Killefer, preschool teacher
    Toni L. Killefer, a former preschool teacher who mentored cancer patients and participated in breast cancer research, died Monday of metastatic breast cancer at her Stevenson home. She was 49. "I took care of Toni for a number of years, and she had her...
  • Mary B. Neale, nurse and sailor

    Mary B. Neale, nurse and sailor
    Mary Bracken Neale, a retired natal intensive care nurse and ocean sailor, died of cancer May 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 74. Born Mary Elizabeth Bracken in Baltimore and raised on Atwood Road, she was the daughter of Thomas...
  • Julia Kappler, rug artisan

    Julia Kappler, rug artisan
    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...
  • Grocery workers union reach agreement with Giant and Safeway

    Grocery workers union reach agreement with Giant and Safeway
    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...
  • Giant and Safeway workers ratify three-year contract

    Giant and Safeway workers ratify three-year contract
    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...
  • Hare Raisers 4-H Club looks back on successful year [West Friendship]

    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...