| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic season was leaving Puerto Rico and moving toward the northern coast of the Dominican Republic and Haiti Monday morning. And if Hurricane Irene follows the forecast storm track, it can be expected to......
| Aug 16, 2011
| 9:08 AM
How much can one little dress do?
When it's made from a 100 percent cotton pillow case and lovingly trimmed with rick rack and ribbons, it can delight a little girl in Haiti who may never have had a dress.
And it might keep her safe from rape or...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 1:39 PM
A bracelet made of potato chip bags?
As strange as it seems, that's just what a group of people made at a recent Saturday afternoon class at Cromwell Valley Park.
The craft project involved cutting the cleaned chip bag in strips, 1.5 inches by 4 inches,...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Schools, homes, shoes and jobs. Love. Hope. As myriad as the needs of those swept up in poverty, abandonment and disaster are the people who pour out their time and treasure to help.
In Howard County, we have a commendable reputation for helping our own,...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 6:39 PM
I promised myself I was going to give CNN's new weeknight host Erin Burnett a full week of shows before I reviewed her.
It was hard keeping that promise Monday night when I saw her pay a visit to the Occupy Wall Street encampment so she could look down...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Smiths Detection developed the portable emergency room to treat soldiers on the battlefield.
But the tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., last month, executives at the Edgewood manufacturer say, showed another potential use.
The twister, one of the...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 1:32 PM
Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen and Bryan Voltaggio of Volt are lending their support to a benefit for Up From Under, a project for building homes in Hait
The Up From Under benefit dinner and silent acution, which is being held at Washington, D.C.'s...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:19 PM
The USNS Comfort, the white-hulled hospital ship that has been a fixture of the Baltimore waterfront for a quarter-century, is moving next year to Norfolk, Va., the Navy announced Tuesday.
Maryland officials had fought the move of the ship, whose...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 10:45 AM
Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen and Bryan Voltaggio of Volt are lending their support to a Wednesday night benefit for Up From Under, a project for building homes in Haiti.
The Up From Under benefit dinner and silent action, which is being held at...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 11:03 AM
Many people find the holiday season a time to share their blessings with the less fortunate. Local organizations and advocacy groups such as those below would put your gift to good use.
Fish of Laurel/Elizabeth House helps needy neighbors in the...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:57 PM
You can text FOOD to give money to UNICEF or text AFRICA to support the International Rescue Committee. Soon you'll be able to contribute via text to a Maryland politician, state officials say.
Regulations to allow campaign contributions by text...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 8:39 AM
With the sun shining, the music blaring and the students smiling, St. Agnes School hosted its third annual fundraising walk on the school's St. Agnes Lane campus Friday afternoon.
"This is a big event," said first-year program chairwoman Alison Hewitt,...