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  • Future use of Catonsville site to be discussed at community meeting

    Future use of Catonsville site to be discussed at community meeting
    The future of an 11.01-acre wooded parcel of land at the end of Maple Avenue in Catonsville, the site of a historic mill that dates back to 1850, will move a step closer to being determined next week at a community meeting. The meeting will be held in...
  • Canadians discover wreck of 19th-century ship that may have fought in Battle of Baltimore

    Canadians discover wreck of 19th-century ship that may have fought in Battle of Baltimore
    A Royal Navy ship whose "bombs bursting in air" inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" two centuries ago may have been discovered Sunday in Arctic waters. Canadian officials found what they believe is either HMS Erebus or HMS...
  • Ruxton author relishes facts, trivia about Charm City

    Don't cut down Baltimore in front of Ruxton author Evan L. Balkan, whose latest book is "Walking Baltimore: An Insider's Guide to 33 Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, and Hidden Treasures in Charm City." For him, Defenders Day takes on a new...
  • Stabler's UMC marks 200 years of worship and service

    Stabler's UMC marks 200 years of worship and service
    While Americans commemorate the 200th anniversary of the writing of the "Star Spangled Banner" on Sept. 14, members at Stabler's United Methodist Church will have their own party that day to celebrate their church's 200th birthday. A special...
  • Relay's history topic of talk at Arbutus Senior Center

    Relay's history topic of talk at Arbutus Senior Center
    When Ray Chism, 74, bought the Relay Hotel in 1972 with his wife, Diana, he wanted to learn more about the history of the building, where he has lived with his family for more than 30 years. The couple began sorting through archives and talking to older...
  • Retirement community plans for future with expansion

    Retirement community plans for future with expansion
    If the development plan receives zoning approval on Monday, Aug. 25, four buildings that serve as residences on the campus of the Charlestown Retirement Community will be razed and replaced with two updated buildings along with a parking lot expansion....
  • 'Struck by a Freight Train' [History Matters]

    'Struck by a Freight Train' [History Matters]
    August 1965 SOS for Institute "Patapsco Institute Museum Proposed "The 128-year-old Patapsco Female Institute may be saved for posterity and not be torn down as feared. For the past couple of weeks, the Times has been in contact with historical...
  • Plans for Winters Run property development on September DAC agenda

    Plans for Winters Run property development on September DAC agenda
    Plans to create five residential lots on land owned by the Winters Run Golf Club in Bel Air are scheduled to go before the members of Harford County's Development Advisory Committee next month. Gemcraft Homes of Forest Hill has a contract to purchase...
  • Fight for civil rights played out along U.S. 40 in Maryland

    Fight for civil rights played out along U.S. 40 in Maryland
    Tucked inside the files at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston are State Department notes from the 1960s detailing racial discrimination along U.S. 40 in Maryland — and warning the president of its implications for the Cold War. One...
  • Towson's new theater protects a somber link to town's past

    Towson's new theater protects a somber link to town's past
    Towson's brand-new movie palace comes with all the accouterments of modern filmgoing: 15 tiered auditoriums, floor-to-ceiling screens, leather seats, even a choice of wines. But the Cinemark theater, which opened July 10, also offers guests an...
  • Harford and 'The World War,' then and now

    Harford and 'The World War,' then and now
    Every day, hundreds of people walk or drive by an impressive, if somewhat understated, bronze tablet mounted on a large rock, "sacred to the men of Harford County who made the supreme sacrifice during The World War," that sits in front of the Gen....
  • Resident unearths forgotten historic site in Catonsville

    Resident unearths forgotten historic site in Catonsville
    If Joe Gochar, president of the Hilltop/Maple Community Association hadn't been curious about the origins of a stone mill tucked away on a dirt path near his Catonsville community 13 years ago, the land forgotten for 90 years may have gone unnoticed for...