| Jul 19, 2012
| 10:15 AM
The old-but-reliable Westinghouse oven in the historic Wayside Inn, where George Washington surely must have stayed, fills the kitchen with the aroma of freshly baking pastries most mornings, as six-cheese omelets bubble and spatter on the stove.
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:01 PM
Dr. H. Berton McCauley, former chief of the dental division of the Baltimore Health Department, who led the controversial battle that resulted in the city's water supply being fluoridated nearly 60 years ago, died Oct. 23 of prostate cancer at his...
| May 18, 2012
| 8:58 PM
Kenneth O'Donnell, aide to President John F. Kennedy, stepped into a small cubicle at Parkland Hospital, where Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson nervously waited with his wife and several aides to learn the condition of the president. Kennedy had...
| Jul 28, 2012
A little more than a decade ago, a group of business executives and civic leaders envisioned a moment when the world's eyes would be riveted by events in the Baltimore-Washington area: the lighting of a cauldron followed by two weeks of elite athletic...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:29 AM
Commencement season is the college equivalent of the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Institutions from the Ivy League to the local community college scramble to lure the shiniest star they can to their podiums on graduation day. And the match-ups...
| May 30, 2012
| 11:19 AM
By Louise Vest
100 Years Ago
A journey: Zion to Belmont
From a 20-year look back column in the Times (1892):
W.F. Iager of this county, and Miss Maggie Dinkleman, were married in Baltimore, at Zion Independent Lutheran Church."
Zion opened for...
| May 27, 2012
Several readers wrote me about last week's column that told the story of federal Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a Baltimorean who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
| Jun 2, 2012
| 6:30 PM
When the violence in Syria began spinning out of control last year, the Obama administration made the unusual decision to bring its ambassador to the troubled country home.
And for Ambassador Robert Ford, coming home has long meant returning to...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
There is no TV genre more problematic than docudrama. And Sunday's premiere of "SEAL Team Six," which claims to be the true, inside story of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, is as problematic as they come.
The core issues all grow from the...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 10:49 AM
During the Patterson Park pagoda's 120 years of existence, it has been photographed, painted and otherwise rendered too many times to count. But never in all that time did anyone depict the landmark the way Terry and Belinda Kilby just did.
No one zoomed...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 8:08 PM
The Class of 2012, the last class to ever walk the halls of the old Bel Air High School building, graduated Tuesday evening.
Class President Emily Gryglewski referred to this during her speech, as she presented the class gift to the high school, a fund...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 4:08 PM
With the presidential convention season upon us, political and campaign junkies will most likely find Stan Haynes' recently published book, "The First American Political Conventions: Transforming Presidential Nominations, 1832-1872," a fascinating and...