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  • Grace S. Rand, school librarian

    Grace S. Rand, school librarian
    Grace S. Rand, a retired Baltimore County public school librarian and former Reisterstown resident, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. She was 94. The daughter of Edmund S. Scull, a Bethlehem Steel Corp....
  • In Old Line Society, a new generation of philanthropists

    In Old Line Society, a new generation of philanthropists
    Brothers Justin and Jeremy Batoff are about to trade in their condominium overlooking the lacrosse fields at Johns Hopkins, their alma mater, for a Greenspring Valley farmhouse. They share a real estate portfolio. They work together at the family law...
  • Head of Maryland Mayflower Society, of Lutherville, traces roots to Pilgrims

    Head of Maryland Mayflower Society, of Lutherville, traces roots to Pilgrims
    Benjamin Proctor Jr. has records. He's got documents. He flips through a loose-leaf notebook filled with genealogy charts and historical data about the Mayflower, the Compact, the Native American Indians. The genial retiree from Lutherville with blue eyes...
  • Baltimore author Wil Hylton to discuss book about MIA recovery mission

    Baltimore author Wil Hylton to discuss book about MIA recovery mission
    For the Baltimore journalist Wil Hylton, some ugly numbers help represent the painful legacy of American armed forces members who remain missing in action. One statistic is 83,000 — the number of Americans who have disappeared in battle since...
  • MacArthur-winning author and Columbia resident writes novel about race in America

    MacArthur-winning author and Columbia resident writes novel about race in America
    It's fair to say that very few novels that devote 496 pages to such weighty themes as race in America ever crack The New York Times best-seller list. But sure enough, there on the June 2 list for hardcover fiction was Columbia resident Chimamanda...
  • Santoni's closing Highlandtown store

    Santoni's closing Highlandtown store
    Santoni's Supermarket, an institution in southeast Baltimore since the 1930s, will close by the end of the month and lay off more than 80 employees, its owner said Sunday, citing Baltimore's bottled-beverage tax as "the sole reason" for the store's...
  • Premiere night is smash hit for refurbished Senator Theatre

    Premiere night is smash hit for refurbished Senator Theatre
    The searchlights shone, the crowds teemed and a movie unspooled again Thursday night at North Baltimore's Senator Theatre, as the city's most beloved cinema house, refreshed and expanded, reopened after 18 months of darkness. And the crowd loved it,...
  • Harry H. Boublitz, librarian

    Harry H. Boublitz, librarian
    Harry H. Boublitz, a retired Enoch Pratt librarian and bibliophile who filled his Medfield Heights home with books, died Saturday of Parkinson's disease at Manor Care Ruxton. He was 83. The son of a plumber and a homemaker, Harry Hamilton Boublitz was...
  • 'Fight Club' author Chuck Palahniuk returns with 'Doomed'

    'Fight Club' author Chuck Palahniuk returns with 'Doomed'
    "If you hold the door for someone and they don't say, 'Thank you,' that person deserves to be in hell," Chuck Palahniuk rails — in the most mild-mannered way possible. "It also ticks me off when someone pushes the button on the elevator more...
  • Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe house reopens for October

    Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe house reopens for October
    Good news for fans of Edgar Allan Poe. The west Baltimore house where the great author lived as a young man is reopening -- at least for the month of October. The house, beset by financial trouble, has been closed since September 2012. It is now under...
  • Weinberg Foundation gives $3 million to Pratt library

    Weinberg Foundation gives $3 million to Pratt library
    The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is giving $3 million to the Enoch Pratt Free Library as part of a $107 million renovation project at the central branch on Cathedral Street. "This is a truly a generous and meaningful gift from the Weinberg...
  • Weinberg Foundation school library project to double in size

    Weinberg Foundation school library project to double in size
    Community, education and political leaders gathered Monday at Arlington Elementary/Middle School to celebrate a partnership that is providing thousands of city students new libraries — an effort that could eventually transform learning spaces at two...