| Jun 25, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Dr. Joseph Charles Matchar, a retired internist who practiced for decades in Pikesville, died of congestive heart failure Sunday at his home in Deerfield Beach, Fla. He was 94.
Born in Baltimore and raised on East Baltimore Street, he was the son of a...
| Apr 20, 2013
The most famous, roof-rattling passage in Giuseppe Verdi's "Requiem" describes the "day of wrath" for the guilty as they face their eternal fate: "How great will be the terror when the Judge comes who will smash everything completely … Whatever...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Leon Samuel Idas, who owned a commercial used clothing business and fought the German occupation of his native Greece during World War II, died of a cerebral ailment April 12 at his home in Lauderhill, Fla. He was 87 years old and formerly lived in Bolton...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Local author Rosalia Scalia kindly offered to review "The Tide King," a new novel by Jen Michalski, and Read Street took her up on it. She has high praise for the latest from Michalski, a Baltimore resident who has been nominated for Pushcart Prize, is...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:50 AM
I had always wished that my great-grandmother, who lived in Maryland during the Civil War, had written some personal notes as to what it was like for her at the time. They would be especially interesting for us now. With that thought in mind, I wrote some...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett began his unsuccessful campaign for another term with an unusual meeting: a one-on-one chat over dinner with his Democratic rival.
Bartlett and his challenger, John Delaney, met alone for two hours in a Frederick restaurant...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Today, dear readers,
Is World No-Tobacco Day (May 31) but June is on the horizon. "Come on June" is the chant at schools and colleges to end the academic year. Congratulations to the Class of 2013.
June brings graduates, June bugs and June brides....
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:14 AM
For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385.
The Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213.
•Acting Up! Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club....
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Sometimes the only barrier separating a pastoral paradise from hell on earth is a thin line of birch trees.
Before she died in 2001 at age 74, Frederick dressmaker Esther Krinitz created 36 oversized fabric panels that provide persuasive proof that...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:49 PM
A Bel Air man, who allegedly had dozens of illegal weapons and was accused in 2011 of being a Nazi, was back in court last Wednesday on different charges.
During a bail review for Alfonse Petrus Kelz on forgery and theft charges, District Court Judge...
| Mar 7, 2013
One thing nearly everybody agrees upon is that the "sequester" is a silly sideshow to the real challenge facing America: unsustainable spending on entitlements. Ironies abound. Democrats, with large support from young people, tend to believe that we...
| Feb 9, 2013
It takes little effort to find severe problems with the character of Richard Wagner, the man who was born two centuries ago and, as he was the first to acknowledge, became one of history's greatest composers.
It's much harder to dismiss his music, which...