| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:50 AM
It was the most important night of the competition.
The Swon Brothers, Michelle Chamuel and Danielle Bradbery had one last chance to make America fall in love with them all over again, and perform for their chance to become The Voice. After making it...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Laurel's Main Street in 1911 was a dirt road with vacant lots between businesses and houses, and the pace of traffic was slow. People on foot far outnumbered sputtering automobiles and pungent horse wagons, and walkers had to step lively to avoid piles of...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 9:10 PM
Ray Lewis' Ravens held on for dear life, a seemingly certain Super Bowl victory only a few yards from slipping away.
In the end, however, Lewis got the finale he wanted to his decorated 17-year career, a world championship secured by one last...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Bonnie Bessor's job can take its toll after a while. As executive director of Rebuilding Together, she's responsible for finding ways to help low-income Baltimore residents with home repair, maintenance projects and money to pay for the heat.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 8:22 AM
It's frigid January, dear readers,
Cold enough? If not, join the Polar Bear Plunge Havre de Grace-style, the Susquehanna Hose Company Duck Dunk, a fundraiser for the volunteer fire department. It will be Saturday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to noon at the Havre de...
| May 6, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Tom Booth the businessman would have appreciated the flurry of purchases by customers as the Sunday Catonsville Farmers Market opened for business May 5.
Tom Booth the Catonsville resident would have liked the activity on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 5:47 AM
“Grammarnoir 5: The Shame of the Prose” is a four-part serial, running on Mondays from February 11 until the thrilling conclusion on March 4, National Grammar Day. Grammarnoir is a work of fiction. Any resemblance of characters to any...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Jenny stepped quickly off the trailer into her new home, striding over to Jack, who seemed interested in the fresh arrival.
The two donkeys leaned their gray faces toward each other for an instant, then Jack followed her around a bit before Jenny trotted...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 7:01 AM
By request, and because in a few days I will be at the American Copy Editors Society's national conference with several people who, by the uncanniest of coincidences, bear the same names as certain characters, here is the fifth Grammarnoir serial in one...
| Apr 3, 2013
Rochester Hills, Mich.-based Leader Dogs for the Blind has given 14,500 guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired since it was founded in 1939.
With financial support from Lions Club International groups around the United States and other...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 7:30 AM
When Christopher Booher opens his email at work, a robotic voice rapidly reads the words to him.
As a blind employee at the National Institute of Mental Health in Rockville, Booher relies on the screen-reading software. But the 33-year-old says it's...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Clearly, brick and steel age more gracefully than the rest of us, because Oriole Park is about to celebrate its 20th birthday on Opening Day Friday and who can believe it is already the 10th-oldest ballpark in the major leagues?
Time does fly, in this...