| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:48 AM
If I had to distill into one image the experience of growing up gay in America, it would be that of the angry right-wing protester brandishing a handmade sign with "GOD HATES FAGS!" menacingly scrawled across it in capital letters. I was born in 1960, and...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:56 AM
The Rev. Richard Sheffield didn't know much about Bethel Presbyterian Church when he was hired two years ago as interim pastor, except that it seemed to him to be in the middle of nowhere.
In the last few years, as he's been preparing for the 125th...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:04 PM
A garage near a home in the 4100 block of Madonna Road in Jarrettsville caught fire Thursday afternoon, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage.
No injuries were reported.
The cause was listed as accidental "due to electrical malfunction within wiring...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:27 PM
A man walked into the BB&T Bank branch in Upper Cross Roads Wednesday afternoon, displayed a weapon and made off with an undisclosed amount of money, according to Maryland State Police.
Police are asking for the public's help identifying the person who...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Guitars still line the red walls at the Hard Rock Cafe in Baltimore, sharing space with rock stars' jackets, autographed records, suede boots worn by Prince and Madonna's purple sequined shorts.
But 16 years after the themed restaurant's Inner Harbor...
| May 8, 2012
| 5:41 PM
They remembered Mary-Marguerite Kohn's enthusiasm and service, even her style — one mourner recalled "a large, bright yellow brimmed hat, terrific dangling earrings."
There was hardly an empty seat Tuesday inside the Cathedral of the Incarnation in...
| May 20, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Do you like Madonna? No, no, not the religious one, the pop icon one. If so, be sure to check out Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Road, on Friday, May 25 as Laura Barcella, the editor of "Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop," hosts readings from...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:14 AM
If Justin Bieber or the Rolling Stones suddenly decided to stage an impromptu concert in a public place somewhere in America without a permit, would the authorities ignore it and shrug it off? Doubtful. Even buskers performing in the New York Citysubway...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 1:51 PM
The question as to whether the leadership of the Harford County Public Library was justified in its decision not to stock the popular "Fifty Shades of Grey" remains an open one.
From one perspective, it's worth noting that even the Library of Congress,...
| Oct 19, 2012
There goes Madonna, classing up the joint again. To show her support of Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot and critically wounded by the Taliban because of her advocacy for girls' education, the Material Girl (a.k.a. Madge, Esther,...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:24 AM
The Homeschool Heart in Hand 4-H Club met recently at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Madonna. Club members were presented with 2013 4-H calendars sponsored by Walter G. Coale Inc. of Churchville. Walter G. Coale has been providing calendars to all...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 6:32 PM
It's "Diva Week" at William McKinley High School, where we learn a diva is "not a trick ass hoe," according to Urban Dictionary. Please read that quote in Emma Pillsbury's voice. Thank you. So first up is Beyoncé's "Diva." After this week's epic Super...