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  • $32 million Leith Walk Elementary addition kicks off schools' facilities campaign

    Leith Walk Elementary School kicked off the Baltimore city school system's "21st Century Buildings for Our Children" campaign, a billion-dollar borrowing plan that will require a funding commitment from the state, in order to overhaul the system's aging...
  • 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...
  • Dr. Kenneth B. Kochmann, family physician

    Dr. Kenneth B. Kochmann, family physician
    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...
  • Former Westminster High ace prepares for career in medical field

    Former Westminster High ace prepares for career in medical field
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...