| 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 3, 2013
| 6:03 AM
Due to the government shutdown, progress on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) -- which would ban discrimination in hiring based on gender identity or sexual orientation -- has stalled. But when things get back to normal in Washington, LGBT...
| 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 1, 2013
| 7:03 AM
It's "Hollywood Night" which of course means an opening number to a Bjork song. Bill Nye has a "badly torn tendon" in his leg. I bet that's him out.
Leah Remini & Tony Dovolani
"Skyfall," from the James Bond film of the same name, originally...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:41 AM
For Baltimore author Jen Michalski, 2013 is shaping up to be the Year of the Book Party.
In a nine-month period, the 41-year-old freelance medical copywriter is having three works of fiction in different genres come out with three small, independent...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:36 PM
President Barack Obama's vacillation on Syria — first delaying military action and then booting the decision to Congress — poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity.
Imminent military action, especially in the Middle East, instigates fears of...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Harry Blumenthal, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who became an engineer and an ardent opera fan, died Aug. 12 of a stroke at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 89.
The son of shopkeepers, Harry Blumenthal was born in Limburg, Germany, and was...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:56 AM
It turns out that I really like sauerbraten. At least I like the sauerbraten at the Old Stein Inn, where I really liked just about everything that I ate, drank and otherwise soaked in on a sunny Sunday afternoon on the restaurant's back patio.