| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Joan A. Spurrier, a retired legal secretary and family matriarch, died of kidney failure Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Idlewylde resident was 80.
Born Joan Anita Adams in Baltimore and raised on Beaumont Avenue in Govans, she was the...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 2:54 PM
On Jan. 9, 2003, Rick Conrad, a career firefighter in Hagerstown, proposed a plan to his union's charitable foundation.
The union, founded in 1966, had a long history of supporting local charities. But Conrad, who lives in Clear Spring, had something...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Bill Gant says asking him to choose a favorite plant or a favorite season in his garden is like asking him to choose "among my children."
When Gant and his wife, Nancy, bought their home in 2004, the previous owner had created a place for a large flower...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 2:12 PM
The path from Baltimore to the National Basketball Association is dotted with big names and busts, with perennial All-Stars like Carmelo Anthony, heartwarming reclamation projects like Gary Neal and whatever-happened-to former first-round draft picks like...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 12:27 PM
For Sean Hearn, there was no better way to spend Father's Day than sweating through a hilly 5K road race in Towson, pushing sons Shane and Wyatt in a double-wide stroller.
A little more than four years ago, Shane spent 10 days in the neonatal...
| Jun 11, 2013
Maryland Wine Week is back. The 11-day celebration of the state's wine industry begins Friday and runs through June 24.
Organized by the Maryland Wineries Association, the third annual promotional event has restaurants and wine shops throughout the state...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:14 AM
After 11 years at Westowne Elementary School, Principal Patricia Vogel will retire at the end of this school year.
Vogel has been a teacher and administrator for 25 years, with previous experience at Arbutus Elementary School and Ascension Catholic...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
There was a terrible incident on Mothers Day in New Orleans, where many people were injured at a parade by an addle-headed gunman ("19, including 2 kids, shot at New Orleans parade," May 13).
As usual, many people witnessed the incident, but no one came...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:26 AM
A "go home" Raw (the last episode before a pay-per-view event) is always watched with extra attention, mostly because critics have the same question -- did this particular show do anything to increase my interest in buying the pay-per-view on Sunday?...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:47 PM
The losing became so persistent that Martha Macgill pulled herself from the rotation of Episcopal clergy who regularly attended ball games at Camden Yards.
She remembers one defeat in particular; it was Mother's Day 2007 and Jeremy Guthrie pitched eight...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Danielle's "gift" to me on Mother's Day weekend was calling it quits on nursing.
Mornings were the final frontier and she politely declined me both mornings. (Sniff, sniff.) So, I guess I get my body back, and at least it happened gradually and...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The sixth annual Daffodil Days celebration at Whipps Cemetery Garden is coming up on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The garden is at 3651 St. John's Lane.
The event features a special sale of daffodils, hyacinths, tulips and bluebells....