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  • Ellicott City: All kinds of Howard County info in newly published guide

    Howard County Tourism and Promotion has just released the new guide to the area, and I was pleased to see that it is targeted to tourists and residents alike. The publication is a handy reference for shopping, dining and all-around living in Howard...
  • Did McClellan get a bad rap? Debate goes on

    The argument over the performance of the Union commander on the nation's bloodiest day is far from settled. Major Gen. George B. McClellan was sacked by President Abraham Lincoln less than two months after the Battle of Antietam. For more than a...
  • B&O had storied passenger service

    B&O had storied passenger service
    Joseph J. Snyder has more than a passing interest in railroading and especially the venerable Baltimore & Ohio, whose storied passenger service is the subject of his recently published book. The B&O invented the passenger train. On Jan. 7, 1830, a...
  • Carroll County adopts English as official language

    Carroll County adopts English as official language
    After nearly 45 minutes of often impassioned comment from those supporting or opposing a measure to make English the official language of Carroll County, the Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to enact the bill. The ordinance...
  • HBO's 'Game Change' trailer: Gibson vs. Palin brings back memories of 2008

    HBO's 'Game Change' trailer: Gibson vs. Palin brings back memories of 2008
    Seeing HBO's latest trailer for "Game Change," the made-for-TV version of the 2008 GOP presidential campaign with John McCain and Sarah Palin, brought back memories of the early days of Z on TV when I was doing media-and-politics 24/7 -- and loving it....
  • Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award

    Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award
    Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award. The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
  • Civil War buffs hold their fire

    Civil War buffs hold their fire
    Note to all the Civil War reenactors out there who like to run around shooting old guns: The second-annual Civil War Day planned for Saturday in Parkton might not be for you. Redeemer Lutheran Church is putting on the free event from noon to 6:30 p.m. to...
  • 'Witch's Brew' on tap Wednesday night at the Charles

    'Witch's Brew' on tap Wednesday night at the Charles
    "Witch's Brew," the latest effort from horrific Baltimore director Chris LaMartina, gets its world premiere at the Charles Theatre Wednesday night. The movie, filmed in and around Baltimore over the past two years, offers the twisted tale of a couple...
  • Mathilde B. "Mimi" Lee, former acting first lady of Maryland, dies at 91

    Mathilde B. "Mimi" Lee, former acting first lady of Maryland, dies at 91
    Mathilde B. "Mimi" Lee, who as the wife of Lt. Gov. Blair Lee III eschewed the political pomp and circumstance of Annapolis for the fields and woods where she could hike, canoe and swim, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Laurel Regional...
  • Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents

    Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents
    On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
  • All Americans

    It's easy to lose sight of the reality that Harford County —  like the whole of Maryland — is ground zero for U.S. History. A key part of that history was recalled over the weekend at  St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Abingdon, where there...
  • 50 picture-perfect fall getaways

    50 picture-perfect fall getaways
    As summer's fleeting charms begin to fade, fall swirls into view in a burst of kaleidoscopic color. Relish autumn's arrival with 50 nifty travel ideas for the Mid-Atlantic region: from leaf peeping and leisurely drives, to museum-hopping, fall-inspired...