| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:04 AM
When it came time for me to cast my vote today, I knew I faced an important decision: to bring the kids or not?
It was an easy choice: Since I had a little flexibility in my work schedule today, definitely yes. Isaac came with me as an infant to vote...
| Aug 29, 2012
I write this column a week before it appears in the paper, so right now I am still reeling from the terrible train crash that took the lives of two young Mt. Hebron graduates. My heart goes out to their families and friends.
I feel bad for our little...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Hundreds of families living in some of Baltimore's most impoverished neighborhoods will get to move to better conditions under a proposed settlement that could finally resolve a fair housing case dating back to 1995.
Attorneys representing current and...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Howard Community College's Board of Trustees has unanimously chosen a new chairman and vice chairman, the college announced Friday.
Kevin Doyle, who has been a member of the board since 2007, has been named chairman. Since July 2011, Doyle had served...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Musicians have been tuning up and are ready to perform for you during a classical music season that heats up as the weather cools down. There's a lot going on, so you may want to make some musical notations of your own as you plan your cultural calendar....
| Sep 4, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Dust off the tuxedos, pull out the pearls and get ready to celebrate a new dance season with anniversaries, reunions, holiday performances and a masked ball here in Howard County.
Around this time of year, Kathi Ferguson puts on a seasonal dance show for...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:22 AM
Construction of the first segment of a multiuse pathway that will connect Howard County General Hospital to Blandair Park is expected to begin early next year.
Howard Hughes Corp. is required to build the path as a part of the downtown Columbia...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Dawn Lindsay was walking across the Anne Arundel Community College campus on the first day of classes when she approached a student who appeared lost.
"Can you tell me where the Florestano Building is?" asked the student, explaining that she was en route...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Greg Merson has been known to dedicate 60 or 70 hours a week to his job. He's traveled all around the world for work and taken very little vacation time. And in just five years in his profession, he's become one of the best in the business.
Merson, a 24-...
| Sep 8, 2012
During Jon Marans' "The Temperamentals," the season-opening play by Rep Stage about the gay rights movement, a woman raises the subject of marriage.
"I definitely do not believe in homosexuals marrying," she says.
She isn't talking about same-sex...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 2:18 PM
There is reason to be concerned that a didactic drama will be too, er, didactic, but John Marans' "The Temperamentals" explores the early history of the gay rights movement with a generally winning blend of pathos and humor.
It helps that the play's many...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 3:32 PM
County Executive Ken Ulman created the county Office of Transportation to elevate transportation as a priority. On Monday, transportation administrator John Powell, who started work in April, told the County Council what he's done so far to accomplish...