| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:08 PM
The state's first confirmed flu case this season was detected Thursday in a child living in the Washington suburbs, state health officials said.
The child, who was not identified, was hospitalized briefly, but is recovering.
The flu strain detected...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Fall is a beautiful season, and a wonderful way to celebrate is at Fall Fest, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 4-8 p.m., hosted by Grace Episcopal Church, 6720 Montgomery Road, in Elkridge.
This is fun for the whole family, and it also sounds like a great way to...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Last week at dinner with friends, we got on the subject of those pesky robocalls, which we seniors have been bombarded with and have complained so much about. Remember, I wrote about the subject in Senior Circles ("Telephone scams target senior citizens...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Where: Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia
When: Friday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Details: Admission is free; 160 venders, workshops, health screenings, flu shots, entertainment and more; parking at Columbia mall,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Unrelenting rains last Thursday canceled the weekly bike ride for seniors, a 20-mile jaunt from Columbia to Ellicott City and back again. But elsewhere in Howard County, the rain didn't stop the county's growing senior population.
At the Elkridge Senior...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:27 AM
Some episodes of "The Walking Dead" inspire discussion by killing off main characters and twisting the plot; others, like Sunday night's episode, "Infection," pique fan interest by raising questions about the nature of the disease that has turned the...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Pullout the sweaters, jackets and umbrellas if need be, but don't miss all the wonderful events coming up soon.
The choir from Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church will be performing in a benefit concert for the American Cancer Society at Bethany...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:42 PM
As he has done in three recent trials, the attorney for convicted sex offender Nelson Bernard Clifford told jurors Wednesday that he had a "consensual encounter" with a woman who says he broke into her home and attacked her.
Baltimore prosecutors told...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:51 AM
The beginning of the school year is a time when allergy symptoms in children may flare up. Dr. Manav Singla, a specialist at the Asthma Allergy & Sinus Center in Baltimore, said the change in fall temperature, allergens and environment during this time...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:08 PM
The beautiful fall weather we have been experiencing is enhanced by the lovely color of the leaves on our street trees and in our yards. Another venue for enjoying the fall season is the grounds of Montpelier Mansion. There are paths for strolling among...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Scientists with the University of Maryland School of Medicine are helping to test a vaccine to fight a lethal strain of bird flu that has killed 44 people in China.
The H7N9 strain has not yet been found in the United States, but the medical school's...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:45 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – When the Orioles acquired right-hander Scott Feldman from the Chicago Cubs in early July, the rationale was obvious.
Team management believed Feldman, who pitched for the Texas Rangers in the 2011 postseason, would help...