| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Katherine E. Rafalko, a retired Stella Maris nursing supervisor who had been a World War II Army nurse and treated Battle of the Bulge casualties, died of heart disease Monday at her Timonium home. She was 91.
Born Katherine Kinney in Rochester, N.Y.,...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Sgt. James Albright - Frederick, Md.
James Albright received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during the invasion of France in June 1944. After the war he worked at Fort Detrick in Frederick for more than 30 years. He died at age 70 in 1986....
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Helga "Lollo" Lieselotte Pennewell, who escaped Soviet-occupied East Germany with her family for Maryland's Eastern Shore, where she spent 52 years as an educator and nationally acclaimed activist, died last week. She was 84.
Ms. Pennewell was born to...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:10 AM
It's almost time for Scouting for Food, the Boy Scouts of America's annual food drive that has collected over 47 million items since the program began in 1985.
On Saturday, March 8, Howard County Scouting units — Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 3:58 PM
She is 71 years old, and she has no memory of his voice. But that was her father on the recording, and he called her his "Margaret Ann."
She was glad she was alone when she heard him speak, she said. It was just such a surprise. His voice was so clear,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:37 AM
The Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company announced in a news release Thursday that it will receive $10,000 through the BG&E Emergency Responder Safety Grant.
The fire department has been notified that it will receive the grant Jan. 30 at the American Red...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Two adults and five children were displaced by a kitchen fire that caused at least $30,000 in damage to their house in Columbia Sunday night, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
Firefighters were called to the two-...
| Feb 28, 2014
Can it be March already, dear readers?
Laissez les bons temps roulez!
Brigitte Peters, at the Office of Tourism, and I are making the parade list for the March 4 Mardi Gras parade at 6:30 p.m. down Bourbon Street from the high school, to Washington...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Harford County firefighters helped fight a two-alarm fire that destroyed a farmhouse in Fawn Grove, just across the state line in Pennsylvania, early Thursday afternoon.
No one was injured in the incident, which occurred at an "old, two-story, stone-...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When Patricia Sanders packed a Batman doodle pad into her purse Saturday morning, she couldn't have known it would provide anything more than a brief distraction for her 5-year-old son, Aidan, as he waited to get his hair cut at The Mall in Columbia....
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:26 AM
A three-alarm fire broke out in a garden apartment complex in Pikesville early Thursday morning, sending two people to the hospital with minor injuries, Baltimore County fire officials said.
Several people were inside their homes as the fire was...
| Jan 31, 2014
February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org.
Tobacco-free kids week
February 9 to 15, kids...