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  • History Matters: Essay on Ireland lands Ellicott City 12-year-old second prize in newspaper contest

    100 Years Ago Irish eyed Ellicott City Boy Gets A Prize In the Baltimore News contest for the best essays by children, 12-year old Noble Watkins, of Ellicott City, was awarded the second prize for the following essay. "Essay On Ireland: Ireland is a...
  • Center Stage's Kwame Kwei-Armah is finally putting his vision on stage

    Center Stage's Kwame Kwei-Armah is finally putting his vision on stage
    Kwame Kwei-Armah is doing his utmost to speed up the transitions. Center Stage's new artistic director strides back and forth along the stage where the troupe's production of "The Whipping Man" is being rehearsed, scrutinizing the set from all angles....
  • Havre de Grace: Celebrate Arbor Day in Havre de Grace – a Tree City USA

    Today, dear readers, is National Arbor Day (April 27). Plant a tree. HdG has been designated Tree City USA for more than the past 10 years by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Great! Happy birthday wishes to Shannon Taylor (April 27); Bayou Restaurant...
  • Your papers, please: Arizona, immigration and the welfare state

    Your papers, please: Arizona, immigration and the welfare state
    With the Supreme Court taking up Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law, we're once again thrust into a useful debate over the role of the government and the obligations of the citizen -- and non-citizen. Rather than come at it from the usual...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why Europe's double dip could lead to one here

    Robert B. Reich: Why Europe's double dip could lead to one here
    Europe is in recession. Portugal, Italy and Greece are basket cases. The British and Spanish economies have contracted for the last two quarters. It seems highly likely that France and Germany are in a double dip as well. Why should we care? Because a...
  • Wine, dine your mom in HdG Sunday

    Happy  Mother's Day  dear readers, If you are a mom or a grandmother, you hopefully will celebrate Sunday surrounded by loved ones. Mother's Day  is the single most popular day to dine out – how about a Havre de Grace restaurant – or make...
  • History Maters: Spring was the time for social calls in 1912

    100 Years Ago Sunday best From the county social column: Miss Carrie Hewitt of Sykesville is visiting her brother, Mr. David Hewitt of Portland Oregon. Mr. Herbert Hausenfluck of Virginia is visiting his uncle, Mr. Simon Hausenfluck of Savage. Mr....
  • Libyan oil: To the victor go the spoils, but not when you 'lead from behind'

    Libyan oil: To the victor go the spoils, but not when you 'lead from behind'
    Because it's the U.S. Army's Energy Awareness Month, it may be a good time to remind President Obama of oil's importance to economic security and the role that wartime leadership and image play in getting your hands on it post-victory. He can't just...
  • Carroll name has been on state's VIP list for years

    100 Years Ago Signatures, please A Times political story included a picture of John Carroll with the caption, "John Lee Carroll, Doughregon, Governor 1876." The story also mentioned the 1912 presidential election and the "Honorable Blair Lee of...
  • 1812: Our first war of choice

    In this bicentennial year of the start of the War of 1812, the StarSpangledBaltimore.com website tells us: "The War of 1812 represents what many see as the definitive end of the American Revolution. A new nation, widely regarded as an upstart,...
  • Unmourned: The Queen's English Society

    Suddenly, in Britain, of attenuated interest, the Queen's English Society. The organization of crotchet collectors was forty. After the failure of the society's much-ridiculed project for an Academy of English, will waned quickly. The Independent...
  • London calling?

    London calling?
    As excitement builds for this week's opening of the Summer Olympics, many an armchair athlete may yearn to hop a transcontinental flight to London. But if a trip overseas isn't in the cards right now, why not discover a taste of jolly olde England closer...