| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Edward Trail Mathias, a retired banker and longtime denizen of Bolton Hill, died June 17 from complications of a stroke at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 85.
The son of Charles McCurdy Mathias, a lawyer, and Theresa Mcelfresh Trail...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 3:15 AM
The inspiration for this column came from a local newspaper article I read about a "girl" with whom I went to high school for two years at St. Cecilia's Academy in Washington, D.C.
This woman, whom I haven't seen since then, has always kept a low...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The Library of Congress released today the list of speakers for the fall National Book Festival, and, as usual, the event is studded with prominent writers and poets.
Among the headliners: Margaret Atwood, Baltimore's own Taylor Branch, Don DeLillo,...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Nowadays, the "bink" of metal softball bats from the softball diamond is about the loudest noise heard near American Legion Post 60 in Laurel.
But it wasn't always that way.
Around 150 years ago, it was commonplace for residents to hear the "boom"...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Friday, June 14, is Flag Day. It's a day in which we not only honor the flag of our nation, but also the freedom and the way of life it symbolizes.
It was the Second Continental Congress, which sat in session from May 10, 1775 to March 1, 1781, which...
| May 30, 2013
| 2:07 PM
My colleague, Candy Thomson, recently reported that a study will soon evaluate the structural condition and projected life left in the Bay Bridge, while also considering the possible addition of a third span to accommodate traffic demands that will soar...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 11:03 AM
On Feb. 25, 17-year-old Nathaniel Joseph Paradis earned the highest rank to be attained in the Boy Scouts of America.
He became the 29th Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 899 in Fallston. Nathaniel's Eagle Scout service project entailed leading interview...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 12:18 PM
If there is a single work that captures the essence of America in sound and movement, it's "Appalachian Spring," the ballet with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Martha Graham that premiered in 1944 at the Library of Congress.
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Norman Henley, a retired Russian-language and world literature teacher and academic editor, died of congestive heart failure at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. He was 96 and had earlier lived in Remington and Charles Village.
| Nov 28, 2012
| 1:34 PM
The Library of Congress is full of wonderful treasures, and today it released a new chestful: a collection of interviews on topics such as sex, drugs and rock and roll.
Included is Paul McCartney relating how pot and other drugs boosted the Beatles'...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 2:00 PM
You can make the effort to go to a music school either as a student or at least to attend a concert, but how sweet it is when the music school comes to you.
That's pretty much the case with the "Curtis on Tour" concert program coming to the...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 4:30 PM
A geographical blessing we in Maryland share is our proximity to our nation's capital.
Regardless of politics,Washington, D.C., is a majestic city whose stature in national and world history is on par with the likes of London, Rome, Tokyo, Madrid,...