| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:14 PM
In this age of PVC pipe and space age metal alloys, it seems odd that lead is used in plumbing at all.
Lead poisoning causes brain damage, a reality that came to the forefront as a public health threat more than a generation ago because children were...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 7:24 AM
Allison and Stephen DeVito
Andrew and Cheryl Maimona, of Hudson, Ohio, announce the marriage of their daughter, Allison Anne Maimona, to Stephen Roy DeVito, son on Richard and Judith DeVito, of Columbia, on May 14, 2011.
The bride is a 1999...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:46 PM
Beginning next summer, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will host Condor Airlines, a German carrier offering service to continental Europe and adding some needed heft to the airport's "international" stock.
Condor will provide...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 1:24 AM
Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien flies to Rome next month for a new job leading a global order of Catholic knights, a post that likely will lead to his elevation to cardinal, but which also begins his departure from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
| Jun 16, 2011
Just 15 short miles outside of Rome lies the Frascati wine district, whose vantage point midst the Castelli Romani (hills) overlook the "Eternal City."
Urban sprawl is a constant pressure and many would like to see the vineyards fall to upscale housing...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 2:48 PM
The Rev. Walter John Paulits, a long-time Baltimore-area priest and theology scholar, died June 4 from natural causes at an assisted living residence in the Pasadena area. He was 88.
In a career that spanned decades as an educator, religious scholar...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 4:03 AM
In 1992, Paula Butturini and her husband, John Tagliabue, moved back to Rome, where they'd met, gotten engaged and were married in the '80s.
Each morning she would walk from their apartment near the Tiber River to Campo dei Fiori, where everyone from the...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 12:42 PM
If you want a little mid-summer escape via TV the next three Sunday nights, check out the new PBS mystery series, "Zen," starring Rufus Sewell.
I watched all three that were made available for preview, but I love TV mysteries.
And I have to say that...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 1:38 PM
Rome wasn't built in a day, so Washington has given Italy five months. La Dolce D.C. is a celebration of all things Italian with arts, architecture, culture and food, running March through July. Honoring the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy,...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Cardinal Edwin F. O'Brien, speaking Sunday at a Mass of Thanksgiving in Baltimore after his recent elevation ceremony in Rome, alluded to political battles in Maryland as he said the church must always stand up for its values.
Noting that Pope Benedict...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Kevin Puts, a composer who teaches at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, won the Pulitzer Prize in music Monday for his first opera.
Puts, a member of the Peabody faculty since 2006, was honored for "Silent Night," a two-act work commissioned by the...
| May 2, 2012
| 2:16 PM
If the crime rate spikes in Howard County, blame Shakespeare. The Bard's most violent play, "Titus Andronicus," is being staged by the Laurel-based theater company Rude Mechanicals at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City.