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Memorial Day

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  • What Labor Day needs is an official meal

    What Labor Day needs is an official meal
    Like Thanksgiving, Labor Day is a national holiday. Unlike Thanksgiving, it does not have an official meal. One-hundred-and-twenty years on, it's time we had one. I'm nominating the peppers-and-eggs sandwich as the official meal of Labor Day, and I'll...
  • Columbia DogPark becomes a social scene for canines and their humans

    Columbia DogPark becomes a social scene for canines and their humans
    Renee Rosenblum-Lowden likes to go to the new Columbia DogPark — to people-watch. “It’s fascinating to watch people interact with their dogs,” says the retired teacher and author who lives in Hobbits Glen.  Zeke, a white mutt,...
  • Students spend summer break by the pool in Arbutus

    Students spend summer break by the pool in Arbutus
    On a sunny summer afternoon, Brooke Towns, 17, kept an alert gaze on two young girls splashing in the Wynnewood Pool as their mother and grandmother relaxed in two plastic lounge chairs nearby. Towns, a 2014 graduate of Catonsville High School, has been...
  • Hammond pool receives private pool grant, installs chair lifts

    Hammond Park Pool, one of just a handful of private pools in the area, recently made good on its word to install two pool lifts compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The installation came after Howard County granted about $16,000 to Hammond...
  • Ruxton standout gears up for World Junior Squash championships in Namibia

    Ruxton standout gears up for World Junior Squash championships in Namibia
    You could almost say Casey Wong was born to play squash. The sport is a tie that binds the Wong family. Her mother, Pat Wong, a player for three decades and currently the squash coach at Roland Park Country School, used to put 3-month-old Wong in a...
  • Chicago violence and the spiritual bankruptcy of America

    Chicago violence and the spiritual bankruptcy of America
    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...
  • Many gave all to ensure freedom [Editorial]

    Many gave all to ensure freedom [Editorial]
    This July will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the event that would come to define the world as it exists today. In modern times, it has come to be called World War I, but prior to the larger conflagration it spawned a scant two decades after...
  • Ladies, get your surfboard on with surfing lessons in Ocean City

    Ladies, get your surfboard on with surfing lessons in Ocean City
    If the Dew Tour has put you in the mood to try something a little more extreme than your usual beach routine, Michelle Sommers has just the thing. Sommers is giving women the opportunity to check off learning how to surf from their bucket list with...
  • Three people killed, two others wounded in Baltimore

    Three people killed, two others wounded in Baltimore
    Baltimore homicide detectives were investigating two killings late Sunday night and a third that occurred Monday, while two other people were reported shot and wounded. The violence continued a recent uptick for the city, with four people killed over...
  • Bike thefts curb optimism about Baltimore

    Bike thefts curb optimism about Baltimore
    It was one of those rare June days in Baltimore — warm and sunny, not yet hot and humid — so you could take a good, long walk through the city without shvitzing or getting terribly distressed. I mean, you could actually feel good about the...
  • Scouts help with Memorial Day observances [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

    As a bugle played "To the Colors", members of Boy Scout Troop 72 raised the American flag at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Marriottsville May 23 to start the Memorial Day weekend. While some people were sitting in traffic jams trying to get to the...
  • What Elliot Rodger didn't know [Commentary]

    What Elliot Rodger didn't know [Commentary]
    As my 9-year-old son and I were enjoying a meal at a Lebanese cafe last month, I overheard a middle aged woman say to the server: "This is my first Memorial Day weekend alone. I'm separated, and the kids are with their dad." The way in which she wore...