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  • Is Baltimore father a protective parent or kidnapper?

    Is Baltimore father a protective parent or kidnapper?
    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...
  • City firefighters face new education requirements for promotion

    City firefighters face new education requirements for promotion
    Hundreds of firefighters may have to go back to school to be promoted to top positions in Baltimore's department, as part of a broader effort to impose professionalism in a department where tenure often trumped education when rising through the ranks....
  • With Dream Act approved, students look to the future

    With Dream Act approved, students look to the future
    Kevin Hernandez was 11 when he left his grandmother's home in El Salvador, traveling by bus and on foot — alone — to Maryland to meet his mother, whom he had not seen since he was 6. Shortly after the boy waded through chest-high water to...
  • Back-to-school checkup

    Back-to-school checkup
    Going back to school, particularly if it's a new school, can be a daunting time for kids and their parents. There's a lot to consider, from sleep schedules to proper nutrition and immunizations. Much can be accomplished by establishing good habits, says...
  • Centennial High School alum takes fundraising bike trip across United States

    Centennial High School alum takes fundraising bike trip across United States
    Calling recent Virginia Tech graduate Chris Wachtman a man on the move is an understatement considering he uses a bicycle as his primary form of transportation. "Movement has always been important to me. I have been riding bikes for as long as I can...
  • Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

    Alzheimer's Association Volunteer opportunities include office and clerical assistance including data entry and mailings, community outreach representatives including those to attend health fairs and speakers, help line specialists, and family support...
  • Poplar Springs United Methodist Church Thrift Shop having back-to-school sale

    The Poplar Springs United Methodist Church's Thrift Shop, 919 East Watersville Road, is having a back-to-school sale through the month of August. All kinds of school supplies and clothing are available to purchase, as well as regular clothing for the...
  • Retailers hope back-to-school season will boost spending

    Retailers hope back-to-school season will boost spending
    It's the height of summer, but inside many Baltimore-area stores, fall has arrived. While shoppers sorted through racks of discounted shorts and tank tops, retailers at White Marsh Mall began displaying school backpacks and uniforms. Area Target stores...
  • Important school calendar dates are just around the corner

    Recently, I read an anonymous back-to-school poem that began, "'Twas the night before school started, when all through the town, the parents were cheering … It was a riotous sound!" Most parents I have surveyed do not share quite the same elation...
  • Plenty of cultural activities are just a stone's throw away in West Friendship

    It never ceases to amaze me how folks in the West Friendship area have access to so many cultural activities within just minutes of home. As much as our area prides itself in its original rural and agricultural roots, in recent years, this area has been...
  • Back-to-school nights a good time to meet, greet education professionals

    Back-to-school nights provide an invaluable opportunity for parents to meet their children's teachers, administrators and PTA representatives, and to get a feel for the students' daily routine. In our area, Marriotts Ridge High School will get an early...
  • Montessori program set to open at St. Pius X School

    St. Pius X School will herald its 2011-2012 academic year with great fanfare — a ribbon cutting for the school's new Primary Montessori Program, on Friday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. St. Pius X is the first school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore to...