| Jul 27, 2011
| 3:10 PM
The Rev. Edward Bernard Hemler, a former educator who had been pastor of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Fallston, died Sunday of internal bleeding at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 74.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, Father Hemler...
| Oct 26, 2011
The year Doris Russell swam in her first meet, Franklin D. Roosevelt was in his first term as president, John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd were slain by FBI agents and F. Scott Fitzgerald published "Tender is the Night."
Seventy-seven years later,...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 12:00 PM
The signs of summer's end are everywhere. Kids are descending on stores to buy their school supplies. School bus drivers are memorizing their stops and practicing their routes. Teachers are putting up creative bulletin boards and getting their first pop...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Catholic school enrollment continued to decline this year, although at a slower pace than in recent years, according to the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
The archdiocese said the number of its students declined 4.3 percent this year. However, the latest...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 2:26 PM
Margaret C. Ptaszynski, a homemaker and former clothing store sales associate, died July 25 of dementia at Riverview Nursing Home in Essex.
She was 93.
Margaret Catherine Stanislawa, one of eight children, was born in Baltimore and spent the remainder...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 8:11 PM
Jane Everett Devlin, a former journalist who became a hospital publicist, died Oct. 22 of heart failure at her daughter's Kingsville home.
The former longtime Towson resident was 88.
Helen Jane Holehan was born and raised in Utica, N.Y., where she...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 3:27 PM
A panel of Roman Catholic priests and others in church life faced an audience of lively fifth graders Thursday, offering snippets of their personal history histories and the motivation for their career choices. But many children were so unfamiliar with...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 7:48 PM
St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, a Jesuit middle school for boys housed in a small space between the parish church and Center Stage on Calvert Street, will be moving to new digs in Federal Hill.
The move won't happen until the summer of 2013, but school...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Marian Shriver McSherry, long-time devotee of Maryland's Catholic aristocracy and mother of 12 children, died on July 24 of breast cancer at her home in Frederick. She was 85.
A second cousin of R. Sargent Shriver, Marian Macsherry was born in...
| Nov 4, 2011
For the last four years since I moved to the condominium where I live in Forest Hill, Halloween has been somewhat of an underwhelming affair.
I have never had a single trick-or-treater. Not one.
This is primarily due my development being comprised...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Acting like a kid is never as easy as it looks. For adult actors, that is. So Silhouette Stages' production of the hit Broadway musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" manages to be both amusing and poignant largely because of the way a...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 1:42 PM
Congratulations to the newly-elected officers at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, who were selected by their peers.
All of the candidates gave campaign speeches before the election and the winners will represent classmates at the student council...