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  • Bilingual Laurel city employee helps bridge language gap

    Bilingual Laurel city employee helps bridge language gap
    City employee Ana Navarro is not an ordinary administrative specialist. In addition to performing her daily duties in the office of Laurel City Council Clerk Kim Rau, which includes performing social media tasks and administrative support, Navarro,...
  • Towson prostitution arrest leads government to try to seize assets

    Towson prostitution arrest leads government to try to seize assets
    Even before local and federal agents raided Jade Heart Health in Towson in March and charged its operators with prostitution and human trafficking, what went on at the massage parlor at 1404 E. Joppa Road was hardly a secret. Men arrived day and night...
  • HallowRead: New book convention calls Ellicott City home

    HallowRead: New book convention calls Ellicott City home
    Authors and fans of novels of the spooky variety will gather in Historic Ellicott City this month for a new “mini-convention” dubbed HallowRead. Organized by author Rachel Rawlings, of Aberdeen, the event is designed to appeal to authors and...
  • What is expected of students under Common Core

    What is expected of students under Common Core
    The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a uniform set of benchmarks children across the country must meet. Here's a sampling of what students must master at a certain age. A complete list of standards is available at corestandards.org....
  • I only have this to say

    A reader of The Baltimore Sun helpfully offers to point out a lapse in syntax:  Your statement “…only bring in files..” should read “…bring in only files..” should it not?   Rarely should the modifier “only&...
  • Look out, 'Dracula' is in your neck of the woods [Review]

    Look out, 'Dracula' is in your neck of the woods [Review]
    "Dracula" seems right at home among the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute high above Ellicott City. Thanks to the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's outdoor staging, the vampire has taken up residence at this wooded site. It makes for the perfect...
  • Vaddey Ratner's novel brings new perspective on the Cambodian killing fields

    Vaddey Ratner's novel brings new perspective on the Cambodian killing fields
    Vaddey Ratner didn't expect much when she first took on the project of writing a novel about a young Cambodian girl and her family who are forced into the countryside by the Khmer Rouge as part of the communist group's program of genocide that began in...
  • What is expected of students under Common Core

    What is expected of students under Common Core
    What is expected of students under Common Core The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a uniform set of benchmarks children across the country must meet. Here's a sampling of what students must master at a certain age. A complete list of standards...
  • Man Booker Prize gets youngest winner: Eleanor Catton

    Man Booker Prize gets youngest winner: Eleanor Catton
    The Man Booker Prize was awarded to 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton for her novel "The Luminaries." Catton's novel -- only her second -- beat works from literary heavyweights such as Colm Tóibín ("The Testament of Mary") and Jhumpa Lahiri ("The...
  • Columbia Orchestra's Jason Love plugs in his electric guitar

    The Columbia Orchestra gets to do a lot of big pieces during the season, but it also has a free chamber music concert series that puts the focus on smaller pieces. Its next chamber concert is on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 3 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church in...
  • Baltimore native Justin Kramon publishes thriller 'The Preservationist'

    Baltimore native Justin Kramon publishes thriller 'The Preservationist'
    The Baltimore-born author Justin Kramon's supporting characters are so quirky and funny, you'd swear they were drawn from real life. There's the landfill operator who shows a visitor a photograph of a hatchet-faced woman in her 60s and then complains that...
  • Just Write. Writers Conference draws large crowd to Bel Air library

    Seventy-five writers and would-be writers gathered at the Bel Air library to participate in the first Just Write. Writers Conference. Put on by the library, this all-day event included a stellar line-up of workshop leaders and topics. Presenters included...