| Nov 1, 2011
| 10:29 AM
When the Woman's Club of Westminster recently unveiled its 2011 holiday ornament, I pondered that this creative fundraising idea is just one more example of the ways the club has supported our community over the years.
For the past eight years, the...
| Nov 9, 2011
The Community Feast held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will be Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $9 per person and $30 for a family.
St. Andrew's will also be welcoming St. Nick for breakfast Dec. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost for breakfast is $7...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Though the temperature hovered no more than a few degrees above freezing the morning of Nov. 5, the ground was still soft enough for more than 100 volunteers to plant native vegetation along Thistle Run in western Catonsville.
The effort, organized by...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 11:53 AM
There was no loss of life in north Baltimore from Hurricane Irene, but the loss of limbs, as in trees, is another story.
The power will eventually come back on to homes still without electricity, and the damage to property can be repaired. But Irene took...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 11:14 AM
Wood is, without a doubt, one of most desirable residential flooring materials around.
It's a hard, sturdy surface that, when well sealed, will resist spills, stains and surface scratching. Natural wood grains and tones that range from hay and honey...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 7:00 AM
The Ravens open the 2011 season right where they left off: against vaunted rival the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Here's a look at the elements of the game that could cause it to tilt.
Three things that need to go right for the Ravens …
| Jul 7, 2011
| 7:58 PM
John Mackey changed the game of football on and off the field. The former Baltimore Colt brought grace to a position that had been known for its brutality, and he made the first real headway in the NFL players' fight to earn a more equal share of the pie....
| Sep 22, 2011
| 8:50 AM
Julie McAllister was feeling serene as she lounged in her room with the window view, enjoying a quiet, kid-free afternoon.
It was almost as if she were on vacation.
But in fact the 37-year-old from Owings Mills had just delivered an 8-pound baby girl...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 12:41 PM
When Gerrie Okwesa moved to Reservoir Hill five years ago, she had no intention of staying long. Vacant rowhouses marred the block, and a fence obstructed one end of the street where she lived — put there by police, she was told, to disrupt the drug...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 5:15 AM
I am a Baltimore resident who is saddened every year to watch so many city trees die needlessly due to lack of water. The city often does a poor job of planting trees, and I've observed trees being left near the planting sites for days to dry out before...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 3:14 PM
In October 2006, Maryland linebacker Erin Henderson intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown in a comeback win over Virginia.
After that came a pronounced drought. Forty-one games — more than three years — elapsed before...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Planning is complicated, especially as those who make the decisions are rarely the same as those whose lives are affected. I wonder, though, if a little less government planning and a little more of citizens building solutions might do us all (and...