| Jul 21, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Like any construction firm hoping to break into government contracting, Linwood Scott's company needed to obtain a surety bond — a type of insurance — in order to win its first job.
But getting the bond, which is required for contracts...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Melvin B. Lowe Jr., a floral designer and funeral home attendant who was also a partner in a special-events and decorating company, died Sept. 27 of renal failure at his Washington home. The one-time Northeast Baltimore resident was 47.
"Melvin was a...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Sometimes the only barrier separating a pastoral paradise from hell on earth is a thin line of birch trees.
Before she died in 2001 at age 74, Frederick dressmaker Esther Krinitz created 36 oversized fabric panels that provide persuasive proof that...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:45 PM
Rodney G. Stieff, former chairman of the board and CEO of Kirk-Stieff Co., which was the oldest silversmith firm in the country, died Tuesday of kidney cancer at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson.
The former longtime Orchards resident was 87....
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:24 PM
From the front steps of its large manor house, the Belmont estate in Elkridge looks the same as it has for more than two centuries, with rolling pastures and woodlands as far as the eye can see.
Inside, the house retains much of its character from when...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Benjamin H. Passey, assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Nature of Research: Passey was part of an international team that analyzed the diet of Australopithecus sediba, a human-like primate that...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 9:08 PM
For sale: painstakingly restored Vietnam War-era Marine helicopter. Records missing, but mounts, gun replicas and rocket pods included. The blades spin, but the 1965 UH-1E Huey gunship is not flyable.
To view, visit Cevon McLean's backyard in Lothian....
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:35 PM
As excitement builds for this week's opening of the Summer Olympics, many an armchair athlete may yearn to hop a transcontinental flight to London.
But if a trip overseas isn't in the cards right now, why not discover a taste of jolly olde England closer...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 11:31 AM
As Journey Stories comes to a close, I would like to thank the Harford County community for its support and participation as we explored our heritage and enjoyed the Smithsonian Exhibit at the Abingdon Library.
There was something for everyone...
| 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,...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 3:19 PM
Dylan Guest's elementary school world was full of frustration and embarrassment. Everything about his special education classes was a struggle. He came home each day demoralized and asked his mother why people called him a "retard."
And then in fifth...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Richard D. Pickens, owner of a Crofton interior design firm who lived in Union Square, where he served as president of the Friends of the H.L. Mencken House, died Tuesday of stomach cancer at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
He was 50.
"I was dumbfounded...