| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Chances are, unless you have a particular interest in the continent of Africa, you may have never heard of the Central African Republic. Even now you would have to be paying attention to international news for this landlocked country of 4.5 million to...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Among the distinguished heads of state and dignitaries at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, one man stood out for the wrong reasons. The event featured a fraudster on stage pretending to be a sign language interpreter.
Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen, the first...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:37 PM
As a blazing sun beat down on the city Tuesday, Rock Island — the moated exhibit at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore where African penguins zip through cool, shallow waters — seemed a good place to be.
But the Druid Hill Park enclosure is...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Sara Walser's column from South Laurel gave a great tribute to our retiring priest friend, Jesuit Frank Gignac. Why would Fr. Frank make the trek to St. Nicholas Church, from Catholic University to Contee Road, nearly every weekend for 35 years? Well, let...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:13 PM
With songs, stirring words and a cake, a group of Baltimoreans joined the worldwide party to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday, an occasion made even happier by news that the health of the hospitalized former South African president was improving....
| Dec 28, 2013
| 3:34 PM
The Eastern Shore-born activist who created Kwanzaa told a standing-room-only crowd the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture on Saturday that the post-Christmas holiday is a celebration of "all that is good in life."...
| Jan 1, 2014
The public outcry against the proposed construction of a $70-million juvenile jail in Baltimore City over the past several years — and the subsequent halting of that plan — sent a strong message to the governor, as well as juvenile services...
| Jan 10, 2014
It's frigid January, dear readers,
Calling all polar bears! Joe Kochenderfer will lead Havre de Grace's polar team to brave frigid temperatures on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a "Frost Bite Walk of the North Park Trail." This guided Ice Age nature and...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Each February, Larry White helps young people transform themselves into Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders to share stories of African-American history with others in Anne Arundel County.
These days, White is busy...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:04 AM
When Baltimore restaurateur Casey Jenkins opens the Birdland Sports Bar & Grill on Belair Road this month, it will be one of a few sit-down restaurants along the commercial strip. But he, and many others, hope it won't be the last.
City, county and...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Pellom McDaniels III, Ph.D. will speak at an Author Luncheon on Oct. 25 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Harford Community College's Chesapeake dining rooms. McDaniels' biography of Isaac Murphy, "The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy," was just...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The state of Maryland announced $1.2 million in new matching grants Monday to support events and projects commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Fifteen Maryland non-profit and government entities will get the grants for projects or events,...