| Jun 4, 2012
It's graduation time again. Our local high school seniors have just completed one phase of their lives and are now getting ready to embark on their next great adventure: a summer job, college, the military, etc.
On the other hand, some folks are...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 8:03 AM
Here's an interesting idea that Northern Virginia startup BizGravity is tackling: Enabling busy executives to auction off meeting times with people who want to meet for business development, and then donate the proceeds to charity.
Think EBay meets...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:38 PM
Baltimore County Superintendent Joe A. Hairston looked out this week at 700 elementary students spread out on their school's lawn to celebrate the groundbreaking for a long-awaited new wing.
The ceremony was like dozens before it, but for Hairston the...
| Sep 16, 2012
Monica Barlow hates being asked whether she is a former smoker. To her it doesn't matter. To the people she meets who hear she is battling Stage 4 lung cancer, it seems the only possible explanation.
"The answer is no, but that kind of frustrates me,...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Treat people fairly. Deal with issues honestly. Help kids reach their full potential. Those are the philosophies Sydney Cousin said have helped guide his career in education — a career that has spanned more than four decades — and they are...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 8:49 PM
With the death of Vernon Seibert on Jan. 26 after a battle with lymphoma, the county lost one of the true great athletes, coaches and teachers of young people that we have ever had here.
He was, in fact, one of a disappearing breed. Early on in a life...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 10:30 AM
A relentless 10-week fundraising campaign has led to Doug Miller being named 2012 Maryland Man of the Year by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The Catonsville resident raised more than $70,000 in that span through his Relentless for a Cure campaign....
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Kevin Hennessey of Bel Air started running four years ago, just so he could qualify for the Boston Marathon. Monday's race was his first.
"It's the only race you have to qualify for. It's very prestigious," he said Tuesday. "It's probably as close to...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Abe Bortz, the Social Security Administration's first historian and a voracious book collector and reviewer, died Tuesday of lymphoma at his home in Pikesville. He was 93.
Dr. Bortz grew up in Cincinnati, graduating from high school there in 1937 and...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Mary J. Corey, whose personal warmth was matched by a drive that led her to become the first woman in The Baltimore Sun's 176-year history to head its newsroom, died Tuesday of breast cancer.
The Sun's senior vice president and director of content, who...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Melody A. Cronin, a Baltimore attorney who was known for her pro bono work with the Wills for Heroes Foundation, died Sunday of acute myelocytic leukemia at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The Fells Point resident was 35.
"Mel was a quick-witted,...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Bollman Bridge Elementary takes bullying and community outreach seriously. The school started a group called Students for Safe Schools to help build a nurturing environment while helping others learn to stop bullying.
The students volunteer during their...