| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:01 PM
The crying of a little girl filled the silence in the pause between song and narration during Saturday evening's annual live Nativity presentation at Christ United Methodist Church in Baltimore Highlands.
Admonished to be quiet as she was carried away,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:22 AM
In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian-Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian-Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Helen M. Finnegan, a homemaker and former Hutzler's department store sales associate, died Monday of congestive heart failure at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 93.
The daughter of a cabinetmaker and a homemaker, Helen...
| Dec 14, 2012
Sunday, Dec. 16
'Amazing Nativity' This gospel musical, based on Langston Hughes' "Black Nativity," takes place at 7 p.m. at Celebration Church, 6080 Foreland Garth in Columbia. The musical is the retelling of the birth of Jesus Christ, featuring...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Dr. Robert E. Stroble, a former Maryland state senator who later retired as a Baltimore County elementary school principal, died Nov. 22 from complications of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease at Arden Courts in Riderwood.
The former Timonium...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Joseph E. Welsh, a retired Baltimore County public school educator who was also a hospice volunteer and Eucharistic minister, died Monday of melanoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The Oak Crest Village resident was 80.
"He was both my teacher and...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:02 PM
William R. Dachille Sr., a retired insurance executive who owned a Baltimore County liquor store, died Monday of heart failure at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 88.
William Robert Dachille Sr. was born and raised in Baltimore....
| Nov 22, 2012
| 1:49 PM
Edwin P. Post II, a retired federal housing inspector and veteran of two wars, died Oct. 25 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Sunrise Assisted-Living in Columbia.
The former Mays Chapel resident was 89.
The son of a Con-Ed lineman and a...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Santa Claus dons a jaunty red suit while "Santa" Okonski sports a purple Ravens jersey. Both have the same goal: ensuring that every child receives toys and sugarplums on Christmas Day.
For Betty Okonski, of Southwest Emergency Services, the work to...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Dr. William R. Law, a retired Baltimore internist whose career at Bon Secours Hospital spanned more than three decades, died Feb. 20 of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime West Towson resident was 77.
The son of an electrical engineer and a...
| Feb 13, 2013
For Harford County's Catholic residents, the annual Lenten season is a time to reflect on how they can improve as people.
"It's a much more intense look than just our daily routines," said Father Bill O'Brien, pastor of the Church of St. Patrick in...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 10:21 AM
Of the 44 U.S. presidents, all but a handful have been affiliated with a relatively narrow list of traditional Protestant denominations.
Eleven were Episcopalians (12 if you count Thomas Jefferson, whose adult beliefs are a subject of debate), eight were...