| Apr 1, 2012
Catherine Mahan founded a landscape architecture firm in 1983 on the first floor of a Mount Vernon rowhouse. She had four employees and scraped by at first doing jobs for local architects and designing backyards for homeowners.
When she retired from...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 5:55 PM
It didn't take Canadian seaman Richard Thompson long to get quite a bit of Baltimore under his shiny gold belt. Tapas at Harborplace. Shopping for sunglasses. And a beery romp with some American sailors at Power Plant Live that left him with a different...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Kevin Costner, a superstar for two dozen years, hasn't had a big film hit in years. But overseas and out of camera sight, he's been renewing connections with international fans — as a singer.
Releasing CDs in Europe while performing on three...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:16 AM
In the little town of Thurmont (population not quite 6,200), the recession has taken a heavy toll on Main Street, but things are picking up as residents prepare for next month's G8 Summit at nearby Camp David.
The Cozy Country Inn has been busy booking...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Sixteen Japanese youngsters left the Ripken Youth Baseball Academy in Aberdeen Wednesday laden with gifts from their host, Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.
As a U.S. State Department Public Diplomacy Envoy since 2007, Ripken has traveled to China...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 9:38 AM
The former Navy hospital ship USS Sanctuary, which served in the aftermath of World War II and in Vietnam, has been sold and is now under tow from Baltimore to Brownsville, Texas, for recycling.
The move marks the end of a 22-year residence in...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 9:08 AM
As of the end of the week, we've been looking down the barrel of a powerful named storm, the kind that cause flooding, power outages and general mayhem in these parts.
No one can predict what the storm named Irene has in store for Harford County. It may...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 3:01 PM
Gwen Pitcairn drove slowly through the cemetery in Tequesta, the small Florida village where she raised her three children. She stopped in front of her son Stephen's grave.
More than a year after his death, it still was marked by a makeshift memorial,...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 6:19 PM
Have you ever noticed how people just seem to know your business around here? Maybe it's bred into the culture, part of our rowhouse roots or that whole smallest-big-city thing, but no man is an island in Baltimore.
I remember grilling lamb chops in...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 1:26 PM
I've long been a believer in the concept of cause and effect as it relates to shaping our lives. I first learned about it in an eighth grade U.S. history class and it's influenced my thinking, learning and writing since — probably the way I live...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 11:47 AM
The Sept. 11 observances that were the focus of much of the nation last weekend were in marked contrast to the somewhat understated 10th anniversary of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
Perhaps what presaged this change was TV's ascendancy and power,...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:00 AM
How was HFstival this weekend? Were there as many bugs as during FreeFest? Did the Avett Brothers make it at least worthwhile? There are no festivals in Baltimore this weekend, but there are a handful of excellent shows. And Deadmau5 is performing in...