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Memorial Day

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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Towson teen, with help from Legion Post 22, builds gazebo at vets medical center in Perry Point

    Towson teen, with help from Legion Post 22, builds gazebo at vets medical center in Perry Point
    After two years of planning, fundraising and actual construction, the veterans living at Perry Point Veterans Medical Center now have a gazebo to shelter them during summer picnics. For James Heuser, 18, of Towson, the project served as a way to show...
  • Local standouts primed for Under Armour Lacrosse Classic

    Local standouts primed for Under Armour Lacrosse Classic
    The 2014 edition of the Under Armour Lacrosse Classic appears as if it will have a little something for every lacrosse fan. At least it should since 55 games are scheduled when the showcase begins Friday, July 11 at Towson University and concludes on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coffee Companion (7/7): Orioles-Red Sox war of words in Boston

    Coffee Companion (7/7): Orioles-Red Sox war of words in Boston
    I'd say it can't get much worse than today -- the first day after a long July 4 weekend -- but that's insulting to Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. This is going to be such a tough day though, so don't be surprised if it takes an extra shot...
  • Two people rescued near Conowingo Dam on Memorial Day

    Two people rescued near Conowingo Dam on Memorial Day
    Water rescue teams pulled two people out of the Susquehanna River near Conowingo Dam after reports of a missing kayaker early afternoon on Memorial Day. Rescue personnel and watercraft were staged along the river south of the dam near the Rock Run...
  • Government, college programs test beach water quality in Arundel

    Before going for a dip in the bay or hopping on water skis this summer, there's a way to know how much bacteria is in the water. The Maryland Department of the Environment posts swimming advisories on an interactive online map at marylandhealthybeaches....
  • Throwing a summer party that's both hot and cool

    Throwing a summer party that's both hot and cool
    On sunny Saturday in mid-May, Caitlin Moran kicked off summer early, with friends, cocktails, and a busy grill. Moran, an Annapolis-based stylist and editorial director of the lifestyle website The Glitter Guide, is an expert party hostess – so...