| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:32 PM
At a time of amped-up competitions like cage matches and extreme obstacle-course races, there's something downright retro about a good old-fashioned arm-wrestle.
A couple of combatants, usually at a bar, usually egged on by onlookers, plant their elbows,...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:45 AM
They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
That is the quintessential understatement when you take stock of the recent Howard County Fair ribbons won by Brooke McDonnell, the talented 10-year-old daughter of Elkridge resident Cindy Perry...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Between Egypt and disgraced politicians, August has proven itself a more robust month for news than usual this year, yet there's always room in the summer doldrums for the wacky and off-beat. And for generations, few individuals have proven themselves...
| 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 6, 2013
| 4:50 AM
The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible.
Three residences in the 900 block of Southerly Road were...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:02 AM
A 150-pound watermelon was reported stolen Friday from the garden of a northern Harford County family known for growing prize-winning oversized watermelons.
The Harford County Sheriff's Office reported the theft on its Facebook page Saturday afternoon....
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 5:06 AM
For the siblings of the Mississippi trio the Band Perry, there's always been something special about the fair.
On "Walk Me Down the Middle," a love song from the group's 2010 self-titled album, lead singer Kimberly Perry instructs a boyfriend to "walk me...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:32 AM
A gold-medal-winning Olympic swimmer is going to be appearing this weekend at the Maryland State Fair.
No, sigh, it's not Michael Phelps.
It's Matt Grevers, who's no slouch when it comes to prowess in the pool. And hey, let's face it, Phelps would be...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:32 AM
The Maryland State Fair begins on Friday, and the Midway will again be the place for perennial favorites such as funnel cake and Italian sausage.
But there are a few new twists for 2012, according to Jim Ingram of Deggeller Attractions, the Stuart, Fla.-...