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  • Daylight savings wasn't always the norm

    It took a few tries to get daylight savings time to stick in the U.S. Benjamin Franklin estimated the idea would have saved 1 million francs per year in candles as a French diplomat in 1784, according to a report in the Library of Congress. The U.S....
  • Norman Henley, teacher

    Norman Henley, teacher
    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. Born in...
  • John E. Sparks

    John E. Sparks
    John E. Sparks, an artist, educator and a nationally known printmaker who developed and chaired the department of printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art for nearly 40 years, died Aug. 2 of prostate cancer and pneumonia at Meritus Health...
  • Maryland House's historic art to be preserved, but won't return

    Maryland House's historic art to be preserved, but won't return
    The Maryland House on I-95 near Aberdeen may be known more for its fast food and bevy of bathrooms than for fine artwork, but its murals portraying Maryland history, that have adorned the travel plaza for more than 40 years, have a significant history...
  • Korean education administrators visit area schools

    Korean education administrators visit area schools
    Jina Shin, a South Korean schools budget analyst in the U.S. for three weeks of study, stood in a schoolyard among a boisterous crowd of children, teachers and parents at dismissal. The end of the school day at St. Mark's School in Catonsville is fairly...
  • The butcher's bill at Antietam

    On Twitter the Library of Congress has retweeted this morsel from the WorldDigitalLibrary: "Battle of #Antietam was #OnThisDay in 1862. 23,000 killed. ..." The Libraryof Congress should know better. The butcher's bill* for Antietam, the 23,000, is the...
  • Letter: 'Shades' available through other outlets

    Editor: Regarding SHADES OF GREY/Harford County Public Library As a Harford County taxpayer and the holder of a Masters in Library Science I would like to offer the following observations: HCPL has, through its intelligent and sensitive selection...
  • Editorial: Good stories

    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,...
  • Ellicott City: Burleigh Manor student wins first place in state contest

    Ellicott City resident Jisoo Choi won top honors in her category at the state level of the Letters About Literature contest — a national contest that encourages young readers to write a letter to an author expressing how the author and book...
  • Classical music: Ethel puts music to historic EPA photos

    Classical music: Ethel puts music to historic EPA photos
    Who else but the eclectic, occasionally electronic, string quartet Ethel could find inspiration to create a major multimedia project from documentary images amassed by the Environmental Protection Agency back in the 1970s? Ethel opens the Williams...
  • Michael Feinstein meets the challenge

    Michael Feinstein meets the challenge
    Noted singer-pianist Michael Feinstein remembers what he was thinking just before he took the stage last year for his inaugural performance as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops. “It was a moment of truth,” said Feinstein, who had...
  • Announcements

    Volunteers sought Hospice of the Chesapeake has numerous volunteer opportunities available in Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties. Become a hospice volunteer if you are age 18 and up and willing to complete volunteer training. Areas of need...