| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:08 AM
The Havre de Grace City Council had no official business on its last meeting before Independence Day, but council members did use the approaching holiday to remind residents about the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the famous speech...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Wave it proudly, dear readers, today (Friday) is Flag Day. "Flag Birthday" was originally observed June 14, 1885, by school teacher B. J. Cigrand and the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisc., Public School District 6. The year 1885 was the 108th anniversary of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:37 PM
For quite some time now, enthusiastic volunteers have been whacking brush, clearing debris and replacing ties and rails on the old Pennsylvania Railroad's Northern Central Division, one of the nation's most historic stretches of railroad, which courses 10...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Residents of Baltimore were naturally jittery as news swept through the city 150 years ago that Confederate and Union forces were about to meet in an epic battle unfolding in Gettysburg, a small Pennsylvania farming village.
And when it was over, it...
| Jun 8, 2013
The annual ritual known as the Scripps National Spelling Bee came and went last week, with kids spelling words that, I suspect, many with graduate degrees couldn't spell.
The winner was Arvind Mahankali, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from Bayside Hills,...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 5:11 PM
The Enoch Pratt Free Library's only document signed by Abraham Lincoln will be on display Tuesday for one day only, in honor of the Great Emancipator's 204th birthday.
The document — the appointment of Walter Graham of New Jersey as the American...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 10:21 AM
To mark the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, the Enoch Pratt Free Library is offering a look at a bit of history today.
The Pratt will have a presidential appointment signed by Lincoln on display in the main hall of the Central Library...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Although no battles were fought in Laurel during the Civil War, the city's railroad was a strategic resource for the Union Army, numerous units of Union soldiers were stationed here and the military's presence added a different element to the city's...
| Feb 6, 2013
Laissez les bons temps roulez, dear readers,
Join me Tuesday, Feb. 12 for the Havre de Grace Mardi Gras Parade at 6:30 p.m. down Bourbon Street from the high school, to Washington Street into downtown, ending on St. John and Warren streets at Legion...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The diversity of the military and of Harford County at large is a sign of how far the country has come since Martin Luther King Jr. made his "I have a dream" speech in 1963, Aberdeen Proving Ground's new commanding general said Thursday.
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Marguerite Theresa Petersen, a retired Baltimore elementary school teacher, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 11 at Union Memorial Hospital. The West Baltimore resident was 89.
Born Marguerite Theresa Page, she was the daughter of Dr. George C. Page,...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 9:11 AM
As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, we are reminded that equality is unconditional, something we basically knew from the start. And it wasn't born out of the Great Charter of the Liberties of England, or the Magna Carta; the...