| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Several thousand city residents got an early wake-up call Friday from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake when a robocall for a back-to-school rally went out by mistake before 6 a.m.
"Just awoken by my own voice," Rawlings-Blake tweeted at 5:57 a.m. Friday....
| Aug 17, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Inez Taylor of Belair-Edison sat in the midst of the city's bustling back-to-school rally Saturday afternoon, waiting patiently for the backpacks with school supplies to be handed out for free.
She wasn't about to miss it. She has five kids, all school-...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Though there a number of teachers I think of fairly often, it occurs to me as this academic year draws near that I passed a personal milestone a quite a few years back. Around the turn of the millennium, I had been out of school for more years than I...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Long before he became a Grammy-winning songwriter and hip-hop music mogul, before he reached millionaire status and before he began to hobnob with the likes of Oprah, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, Kevin Liles was a kid growing up in a West Baltimore...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:50 AM
It's the time again! Schools open their doors on Monday, Aug. 26. Join your PTAs and Boosters. Get to know your children's teachers and other school staff. Encourage your children to get involved in afterschool activities.
Reservoir High School PTSA...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Laurel-area schools in Howard, Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties have all scheduled back-to-school nights for parents and students. Students in Prince George's County began school Monday, Aug. 19. Students in Howard and Anne Arundel begin school...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:21 AM
Tens of thousands of Harford County Public Schools students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be heading back to school Monday for the 2013-2014 school year.
Students in grades one to 12 in Cecil County Public Schools went back Thursday.
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:39 AM
The old adage is that the happiest time of the year for moms and dads is the day the yellow bus takes their darlings off for their first day of school. It's not altogether true in my house (which felt too quiet by mid-morning yesterday), though I'll admit...
| Sep 14, 2012
Animal Welfare Council
The council seeks new members for a citizen panel to promote the sensitive and humane treatment of domestic animals and wildlife in the county. The council is particularly interested in adding members with legal, educational and...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Dr. Kenneth B. Kochmann, a former social worker who became a physician later in life, died March 8 of multiple myeloma at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 63.
The son of German immigrant parents — his father was a traveling salesman and his mother a...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When the Major League Baseball season starts March 31, Brett Harman won't be on a pitcher's mound. Instead, the 23-year-old Westminster resident will be preparing for a career as a physician assistant.
But Harman, who had a standout career at...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 11:19 AM
Donald Shields may not be in the running for father of the year, but I'm not sure he should be sitting in jail either.
Shields allegedly grabbed an 11-year-old who was said to have been in a fight with his son, threw him in his car and drove around for a...