| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:52 AM
Vacation means warm beaches, breezy campgrounds, posh spas — a break from daily stress and a great way to unwind and leave our cares behind.
Unless you have a pet.
Fido or Fluffy, beloved as they are, can throw a wrench into the best-laid...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Common Core, a controversial newly adopted set of education standards nationwide, has become a major concern of educators, school administrators and parents in Harford County and across Maryland.
One state delegate from Harford hopes to stop the program...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Detractors of the Baltimore Grand Prix (or most things) typically speak in broad terms using "no one liked" or "everyone was glad to see it go." These are typically false misnomers which apply only to their disgruntled clique of friends. I have friends...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:26 AM
1. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. The Historic Homes Contest (the "Contest") is sponsored by The Baltimore Sun Company, LLC ("Baltimore Sun"), Bella Kitchen and Bath and Hotel Monaco Baltimore. Contest is offered only in the counties in...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:25 AM
When the 137th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show arrives in New York City next week, even the small breeds will be living large.
That's because pet travel is booming across the United States, with more travelers than ever taking along their four-...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:11 AM
Oh boy. Tonight's the night we get Paula Abdul as a guest judge. She always annoyed me on American Idol - will I find her less tiresome here? I don't doubt her credibility, she's arguably more a dancer than a singer.
During the staircase introductions:...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Welcome to Dancing with the Stars, minus an intro! At first I thought it was my DVR messing up, but then it was revealed to be all their fault. Tom says, "That was the MOST amazing intro ever - especially when the space shuttle landed." I have to get my...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:39 AM
It's the last all-performance show of the season and it's only an hour long. Let's hit it.
Tom says they've been battling for a grueling nine weeks — feels so much longer doesn't it? This season has felt weird overall, with skipped weeks, non-...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:26 PM
The gay couples who've booked Rouge Fine Catering in Hunt Valley for their weddings have appreciated not only good food and stylish events, but something less tangible.
"They don't want to be with a caterer that is going to be judgmental," said Jonathan...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:46 AM
So, here we are. Big finale night.
At the beginning of the season I was pretty sure we'd be seeing Shawn tonight, but Melissa and Kelly are somewhat of a surprise. I'm also surprised by how much I've turned around on Kelly Monaco -- I would've ranked...
| Nov 4, 2012
General Motors' manufacturing plant in White Marsh lost about a day and a half to Cyclone Sandy. But it sustained no damage, missed no shipping deadlines and expected to quickly make up for lost time.
Though that's just about the best-case scenario, it's...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 1:33 PM
In June, when Sade was preparing to kick off her first tour in more than a decade, the husky-voiced crooner tweeted about her love of Baltimore and entertained reporters while relaxing in her 2,100-square-foot suite at the Hotel Monaco. When in town,...