| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:00 AM
During a forced march from Belgium to southern Germany in the closing months of fighting in Europe in World War II, U.S. Army prisoner of war Cpl. Michael Romanelli said he thought often of getting home — to any sort of life he could make....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:37 PM
A global company that manufactures spice concoctions for the food industry is building a new North American headquarters in Hampstead, relocating its operations from Baltimore County.
The German-based Fuchs Group, which bought Old Bay creator Baltimore...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Calvary Lutheran Church will present a Christmas service in German on Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Traditional German Christmas carols will be sung, and the Christmas gospel will be read in German. A brass choir will also be providing some of the music.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:21 AM
Disney World is fine, but at Christmastime it's Maria Springer's home that is the happiest place on earth.
Throughout the month of December, Springer hosts gingerbread-decorating workshops in her lovely Phoenix home. Her kitchen — transformed into...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The big foreign policy story over the weekend was the Obama administration's agreement, along with five other nations, of a sweeping arms deal with Iran that involved Iran agreeing to a freeze of its nuclear program in exchange for relief from U.S....
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:13 PM
President Obama has been busy this week taking calls from European leaders who seem really upset that the United States has been spying on them, perhaps to the point of tapping their cellphones.
First Obama heard from French President Francois Hollande....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The workmen who built the Great Wall of China ate it for strength. Sailors on early American clipper ships consumed it for health during long voyages.
It has tickled Teutonic taste buds and made its way across France, England and the New World. It has...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. recently reminded us of Winston Churchill's prescient warning of the dangers of European socialism ("The challenges Churchill faced nearly 70 years ago mirror those of today," Nov. 24).
I admired and liked Mr. Ehrlich...