| 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....
| Oct 26, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Thomas Talbott Bond, founder of the T. Talbott Bond Co., a Baltimore-Washington photocopier dealership, died Friday of complications from dementia and a broken hip at Keswick Multicare Center.
The longtime Ruxton resident was 85.
The son of Henry M....
| Nov 11, 2011
Sunday, Nov. 13
Meet the authors Louis Bayard, Jane Leavy and Lynne Olson take the stage at 4 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Admission is $35. The presentation will be followed by a reception and...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 12:41 PM
The Havre de Grace Arts Commission held our annual Children's Art Festival Oct. 1 at Tydings Park. John Smack of the Vulcan Corporation serves on the Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce Board. I asked John if some of his men would volunteer to...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 3:29 PM
Andre Scott sat at a wooden table fingering tattered documents — certificates from drug-treatment and job-training programs, a booklet from his girlfriend's funeral. With two dozen other very poor people, he was waiting to see a counselor at Beans...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 3:28 PM
While many of their classmates were enjoying the benefit of a three-hour early dismissal Monday, Nov. 21, a group of Centennial High School students remained at the Ellicott City school, sorting canned goods and packing bags of Thanksgiving food for...
| 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...