| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Get ready: Next Thursday is Halloween!
Celebrated in much of the western world for centuries, its observance in the United States is celebrated as a part of pop culture.
Carroll County oral and written traditions are full of references to ghouls and...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Flying 125 Harford County students to Germany would be quite pricey, so instead McDaniel College opened its doors Oct. 15 for its annual German-American Day.
During the day-long event, about 1,000 middle and high school students from the Maryland and...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Since we're on the cusp of Halloween, better beware of the possible return of the dreaded snallygaster, which has periodically been scaring the dickens out of Marylanders since the mid-1700s.
The snallygaster is a half-bird, half-reptile...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:59 AM
The latest program from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is as safe as it comes — an old-fashioned mix of 19th-century fare.
But with one of the BSO's regular guests, German-born conductor Jun Markl, back on the podium, you can count on...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:50 AM
After the main event at WWE's Live Event on Saturday night in Munich, Germany, John Cena got on the microphone and asked for Antonio Cesaro to return to the ring. There, he asked the German-speaking superstar to translate his words to the audience.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:13 PM
President Obama has been busy this week taking calls from European leaders who seem really upset thatáthe United Statesáhas been spying on them, perhaps to the point of tapping their cellphones.
First Obama heard from French President Francois Hollande....
| Sep 14, 2013
| 3:56 PM
James Callear flipped back and forth between his laptop and a fat stack of books as he tried to assign a value to a set of Hull pottery for Bonnie Crabbs at an American Legion post in Westminster.
Crabbs was among dozens who brought their antiques to be...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Government employees and local businesses may not be the only ones affected by Tuesday's federal government shutdown. Students at some Harford County schools may lose the most fun part of their educational enrichment — field trips to Washington, D....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Regarding your recent article on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, I was living in the small East Prussian town of Osterode at the time and recall that infamous day as if it were yesterday ("Germany marks Kristallnacht's 75th anniversary asking: What tips...
| Oct 2, 2013
Tonight (Friday) is First Fridays, dear readers,
From 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Havre de Grace, the theme is "Harvest in Havre de Grace." Phone 410-939-1811 for details. Live music will be there, too. Dance in the streets!
See the fall harvest and buy a...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:52 PM
If the falling leaves, shorter days and the return of traffic jams on the JFX have you pining for those lost, carefree days of summer, we commiserate — especially after we tried to drown our end-of-summer blues in a sunny strawberries-and-creme...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Germany won't be coming to Aberdeen this weekend, as the second annual Oktoberfest scheduled for this weekend, Oct.11-13, has been canceled.
The festival, hosted by Aberdeen Proving Ground, has been rescheduled for Oct. 25 to 27 in light of the...