| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:18 AM
In a cheery room in Cockeysville, two dozen people sit with their heads down, focused on the papers in front of them. The only sound is the scratching of pencils on paper.
The sight triggers memories of school days, but this is no group of middle...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:35 AM
Andrew Zheng, a fifth grader at Pointers Run, may be riding on cloud nine these days. Andrew defeated Bendeguz Offertaler on Board 1 of Round 4 of a chess tournament to become the 2013 Maryland Sweet-16 Champion.
He had a score of 3.5. Along with the...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Catonsville High School freshman Emma Connelly was awarded a Comet Leader Award Tuesday for her work in designing a weekly crossword puzzle to help students study vocabulary for the SATs.
"We have this new motto that we've been doing," said Tracy...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Catherine DiMaggio is finishing her kindergarten classes this week at Veterans Elementary School in Ellicott City. She loves the school — the teachers, the building and especially the mascot, Spirit the Eagle.
But when school resumes in August,...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, commander of Aberdeen Proving Ground, arrived unannounced at an animated gathering of soldiers and veterans at Perry Point Veterans Affairs Hospital in Cecil County.
He immediately mingled with the crowd. During what was...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:02 PM
The Rev. James R. LeVeque, a retired Episcopal priest and mathematics instructor, died of kidney failure Saturday at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Charles Village resident was 81.
Born in Cassopolis, Mich., he attended the Howe Military School in Howe,...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Deb Tillett has been around the world, pursuing a career in technology that started a few decades ago in the suburbs of Baltimore. She learned the ropes of the video game world while working at one of the local companies — MicroProse — that...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 8:02 PM
Muriel Frances Gerdom was born on Sept. 9, 1912 in Highlands, N.J. She moved to Havre de Grace in 1919. Her family was one of the first families to make the move from Sandy Hook Proving Ground in New Jersey to Aberdeen Proving Ground, where her father...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Virginia H. Griffin, a retired registered nurse and former Roland Park resident, died Sunday of a heart attack at Towsongate Condominiums.
Mrs. Griffin would have celebrated her 80th birthday in two weeks, family members said.
The daughter of an...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 6:20 AM
It's been two days since the news of Amy Winehouse's death, and I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all. While Twitter and Facebook feeds filled with appreciations and ugly jokes (did you hear the one about "Rehab"?), I returned to Back to Black,...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:34 AM
From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel:
It hasn't been a great era for haunted-house movies. The third version of "House of Wax," in 2005, was awful enough to kill off the form, at least as far as big American studios were concerned. The day my review...
| Mar 20, 2011
| 2:24 AM
The Senator Theatre's operators want to scrap plans for a small-plate restaurant and add more screens to the neighborhood theater that has become "Baltimore's movie palace."
James "Buzz" Cusack and Kathleen Cusack announced their new layout at a public...