| 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...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Arthur Jones III could easily take his answer in a somber direction.
The Ravens defensive end has just been asked to imagine how his mother, blind from diabetes the last three years, will experience Sunday's game against the New England Patriots....
| 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...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:58 AM
It sounds strange to say out loud, but the idea for this column was not mine. It was offered to me by my mother, whose birthday was last week, and whom I took out for a birthday brunch on Sunday. The poor woman, her birthday is always so close to Mother's...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Kate Joyce detests running. She has since she was in high school. But the prospect of trotting through vibrant clouds of yellow, blue, orange and pink has prompted her to make an exception this weekend.
Joyce will be among 25,000 people participating in...
| 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 6, 2013
There is a whole world growing behind Laurel Presbyterian Church these days.
In the lot about the size of a football field, local residents are growing together as they tend their plots in the City of Laurel Community Garden. On Saturday, June 1, the...
| 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 22, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Lisa and Eric Grevin's southern Anne Arundel County home bustles with activity, with six children playing, doing homework and getting ready for dinner.
With three adopted children and three foster children, it's not exactly what the Grevins pictured when...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:18 PM
I wrote a similar letter a number of years ago, but I think it's time that I once again thanked the women who helped raised my brothers and myself.
My mother died at the age of 39 in 1969 after a longer battle with cancer. I was then 16 years...
| May 12, 2013
| 7:09 AM
As a mother, Howard Community College student Sonia Halboni believes she always has her children's best interests at heart, yet she can remember once when her peers didn't concur.
When her daughter, Daliah, graduated from Marriotts Ridge High School two...