| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The igloo-like snow globe in the middle of the Annapolis mall caught the eye of James Soni.
The three-year-old darted inside, pulling his mother and father along.
The family, told they could dress up and appear in a short, slow-motion video, was...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:25 AM
The Chesapeake Bay. That was the winning answer for Mount View Middle School sixth grader Julia Andrews, who took first place during a Geography Bee on Dec. 4.
Julia's winning response included specifics about the Chesapeake Bay. Julia now qualifies...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:47 AM
My wife thinks I'm incredibly rude because I never introduce her to anyone I'm talking to. She comes up, listens in, waits on the introduce-me square — and I know what she's waiting for, what they're both waiting for — but there's nothing I...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:29 AM
The Christmas season is (er, should be) all about giving to your fellow man. Amber Gaines, 28, helps others give back every day of the year.
The Dundalk native, who now lives in Bel Air, is the volunteer manager at the Ronald McDonald House of...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:10 AM
Ever wonder how, exactly, Santa traverses the globe?
Certainly he works by time zone, but does he work his way up the Atlantic coast, or is he coming into Maryland by crossing the Mason-Dixon Line?
Ponder no longer.
This Christmas Eve, share in the...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Such is the nature of Internet culture that when the general public has the opportunity to weigh in on what qualities a new superintendent of schools for Harford County are most important, the results are being collected and tabulated by a website with...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:50 PM
An Ellicott City man was convicted last week in the armed robbery of a convenience store located at an Exxon gas station in Ellicott City.
Peair Montevon Turner, 26, of the 5500 block of Waterloo Road, was found guilty on Thursday, Jan. 30 by a jury...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:15 PM
A new app from the publishers of "The Handy Answer Book for Kids" is a great resource for curious kids (and their parents, who — gasp — actually don’t know everything). Why do dogs bark? Why is the sky blue? Why do people have to grow...
| Feb 16, 2014
The Olympics have begun, and it's clear already that one sport is still flourishing — Russia bashing. Or more precisely, awkward American back flips over exactly how to depict Russia. Only a few days in, NBC committed factual errors, gross...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Johns Hopkins researchers are well on their way to building a digital library of children's brain images, which they say eventually will give doctors around the world access to a free Google-like search engine that could help diagnose and treat...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:25 AM
Since screening the Season 2 premiere of “House of Cards” almost two weeks ago, I have been dying to talk about a showstopper of a moment in it.
But even though Netflix made all 13 episodes of the second season available to the public Friday,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Scams are on my mind again. I hope you aren't getting tired of me passing on this kind of information but scams are constantly evolving. If I can prevent just one person from being scammed, it's worth doing.
I mentioned in a previous column that I...