| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:27 PM
With its triangular, armored head, bulging eyes and serrated forearms, the predator attacking its prey is a menacing sight.
The Transformer-like creature on the computer screen in George Grall's home office is actually a Carolina mantis chowing down on a...
| 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....
| Apr 8, 2013
| 9:27 AM
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War, Harford County Public Library is hosting Civil War 150, a series of events including visits from bestselling authors of books about the Civil War, book discussion...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Because of budget cuts mandated by the federal sequestration, the Smithsonian Institution will begin closing galleries in some art museums to the public.
Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough said Tuesday in a news release that the temporary closings would...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Carol G. Hjortsberg, former head of Grace Episcopal Day School and author of a history of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis, died March 27 from complications of diabetes at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was 69.
"Carol was very...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:56 PM
After Jon Spelman got the bad news, he found himself thinking often and at odd moments about "Moby-Dick."
Perhaps that's because the behemoth that was attacking the Baltimore storyteller was as submerged, unreasoning and unpredictable as any great white...
| Mar 10, 2013
Ginseng, one of the most sought-after medicinal herbs in the world, once flourished across much of Maryland. It has nearly vanished now, though, from all but the westernmost counties, prompting officials to ponder banning commercial harvest of the...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Sharpen your claws, cat owners: NPR caused a bit of a catfight this week with its story on killer kitties, which wasn’t about about lions and tigers.
No one is surprised that bird lovers and outside cat owners are often at odds -- the debate crops...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Ephrem Kouakou prefers to work while the world sleeps. The artist says that in the dead of night, absent the sound of any human voice or music, he can best hear the "spirits" talking.
He says he's been hearing the spirits steer his brush since he...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:10 PM
"Ethical implications of 3-D Printing" is a topic around which there has been much conversation, debate and concern. Trial lawyer and business litigator Tom Rechen, partner in McCarter & English in Hartford, will discuss the legal, regulatory and...