| Jul 6, 2011
| 1:31 PM
Rita M. Rutley, a former college bookstore manager and homemaker, died June 24 of heart failure at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson.
She was 91.
Born Rita M. Shea in Baltimore, she was a 1938 graduate of Seton High School.
She worked for the...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 12:01 PM
Christine A. Evans, a former legal secretary and homemaker, died Wednesday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at her Mays Chapel home.
She was 90 and formerly lived in Ellicott City.
Christine A. Knaak was born in Baltimore and raised in Canton....
| Jul 18, 2011
| 6:24 AM
Count to 10, Jose. Hold your breath and absorb the reality. Smile as your name is called and you head to the front of the room, one of 50 this morning at the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Baltimore whose life is about to be changed again....
| Dec 3, 2011
| 1:26 PM
About 900 Carroll County families are waiting for donations of toys, clothing and maybe a holiday dinner, but the county's social services will be able to fulfill the wishes of less than half of them. The deadline for donors to sign up came and went...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 7:33 PM
The holiday spirit was alive Friday evening in downtown Havre de Grace for the city's annual parade and Christmas tree lighting.
People gathered along Washington Street, bundled up in coats, scarves and hats to watch friends and neighbors march in the...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:47 AM
This is my favorite time of year. I love everything Christmas – Santa, carols, TV specials – and the generally happy mood it creates.
I try not to get bogged down with the stress of buying gifts – what for whom, etc. – and just...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 5:44 PM
There was a time Jameel McClain couldn't do this. He'd search for the right words, and they'd never come out. He'd worry about how his thoughts would be perceived and that it would sound like he was making a cry for help.
And where he was from, there was...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:50 PM
Frank Welsh started shucking oysters when he was 13 years old.
"My father taught me and my two brothers. He taught me to shuck a 'pretty' oyster," said Welsh, who has taught his son and grandson the craft.
The 68-year-old Welsh shucks oysters and...
| May 21, 2012
| 3:01 PM
The 2012 summer Olympics is still two months away, but Elkridge resident Frank Collins is getting an early dose of the Olympic spirit to share with residents of Gloucester in England.
Collins, 43, was selected as one of the 8,000 torchbearers who will...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 5:56 AM
It has been a long slow decline for Harold's Market since former owner Ronnal Simpson moved to Florida.
Today, Harold's has been reduced to rubble, and it is uncertain what will happen to the property it occupied now that the new owners are seeking a...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 3:30 PM
There was a time, years ago, when Ravens running back Anthony Allen and his father, Amos, had a regular ritual. They'd close up the martial arts studio where Amos was an instructor, and they'd head to Winn Dixie.
The Winn Dixies in Tampa, Fla., where...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Martha Jane Schneider, a piano teacher and church organist who had been a longtime resident of Cambridge, died June 24 of pneumonia at an assisted-living facility in Clemmons, N.C.
She was 92.
The daughter of a banker and a homemaker, Martha Jane...