| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Alexa Haymen says she has always been a fan of "The Sound of Music." Now, she will have the opportunity to visit Austria this summer as a member of the Children's Chorus of Carroll County.
Voce Viaggio, which means "Traveling Voices" in Italian, is a...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Helga "Lollo" Lieselotte Pennewell, who escaped Soviet-occupied East Germany with her family for Maryland's Eastern Shore, where she spent 52 years as an educator and nationally acclaimed activist, died last week. She was 84.
Ms. Pennewell was born to...
| 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...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 7:09 PM
That "glamorous pirate" Lord Gillingham is working on some sort of Guinness World Record of pursuit here.
I'd be weirded out a bit if Tony wasn't more likeable. He's proper, but not insufferable. And doesn't get drunk easily like Sir John "Dimples"...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:00 PM
I appreciated Dan Rodricks recent column about American "exceptionalism" ("Expecting the horrible is the American way," Jan. 25).
Some years ago when I conducted student travel-study semesters in various European countries with, among other things,...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 3:58 PM
She is 71 years old, and she has no memory of his voice. But that was her father on the recording, and he called her his "Margaret Ann."
She was glad she was alone when she heard him speak, she said. It was just such a surprise. His voice was so clear,...
| 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...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 12:44 PM
In his recently published "1913: The Year Before The Storm," German journalist Florian Illies compiles a fascinating and exhaustively researched month-by-month compendium of the events, personalities, culture, politics, technology and fashions that shaped...
| 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...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:47 AM
North County High School junior Jack Andraka is versed enough in the sciences to have created a cancer-detection method that has garnered him worldwide acclaim. But when it comes to knowing Latin and Italian, the Crownsville student isn't quite as...
| Nov 25, 2013
There are plenty of people around with names like Adams, Johnson, Harrison, Jefferson, Jackson, Washington and any number of others that, by coincidence, are shared with people elected to the office of U.S. president.
It stands to reason that in a...