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Christmas

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  • After a deployment, a Marine meets his match

    After a deployment, a Marine meets his match
    It wasn't until my husband held our son Aaron for the first time that I realized I'd been holding my breath — for months. In August, Judah had hugged me, 20-something-weeks' pregnant, and our 3-year-old goodbye before leaving for a tour in...
  • A bond forged in a Towson orphanage

    A bond forged in a Towson orphanage
    Relaxing in an easy chair in her Parkville apartment, Maybelle Burns Boone, 81, recalled the lessons she learned growing up in an orphanage. "It taught me how to cope with life. You never knew what was going to happen to you," she said. Seated nearby on...
  • Engaged: Cori Seedenburg and Chris Gschwendtner

    Engaged: Cori Seedenburg and Chris Gschwendtner
    Her story: Cori Seedenburg, 25, grew up in Altoona, Penn., and now lives in Annapolis. She is a radiation therapist at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Her mother, Kim Shirley, is a salesperson at Ford Courtesy in Altoona and her stepfather, Peter Shirley, is...
  • How common is your birthday?

    How common is your birthday?
    A friend of mine just posted a link on Facebook to this interactive "heat map" that shows how common different birthdays are. You should check it out -- it's pretty interesting, and the interface is cool too. (Just hover over a birthday to see its rank.)...
  • Baltimore man sentenced for Christmas carjacking

    A 24-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday for a Christmas-Day carjacking, the Maryland U.S. attorney’s office announced. Tyrone Royster and an accomplice were on the 3300 block of West Coldspring Lane on Dec....
  • Two sons born without hearing get the gift of sound

    Two sons born without hearing get the gift of sound
    Shannon Duick brushed away tears as a technician fixed electrodes onto the head of her infant son, but as a machine sent beeps and clicks into his ears, the baby slept in her arms, unaware. He slept as the machine came up empty, as it showed his brain...
  • Engaged: Cortlyn Weinkam and Joshua Krull

    Engaged: Cortlyn Weinkam and Joshua Krull
    Wedding Date: August 4, 2012 Her Story: Cortlyn Weinkam, 21, grew up in Catonsville. She lives in Catonsville and works as a waitress at Ships Cafe while getting her degree in elementary education at Towson University. Her father is Louis Weinkam, a...
  • You know the holiday cliches. Shun them

    The repetitions of ritual are the point. They establish continuity and reassurance through familiarity. So you can be sure that you will hear "O Come, All Ye Faithful" at the late-night service on Christmas Eve, that you will eat the same holiday dinners,...
  • From Sun Magazine: Welcome to a Voltaggio Christmas

    From Sun Magazine: Welcome to a Voltaggio Christmas
    For Bryan Voltaggio, this holiday season is about beginnings. His latest restaurant venture — and the first outside Frederick — is slated to open. It will be his family's first Christmas in their new Urbana home. And with a son age 5 and a...
  • From Sun Magazine: Four unforgettable holiday parties

    From Sun Magazine: Four unforgettable holiday parties
    Ted Frankel and Bill Gilmore It would be difficult for even the smartest holiday decorations to compete with the artwork that fills every corner of Ted Frankel's North Calvert Street four-story brownstone. So he and his partner, Bill Gilmore, don't...
  • At Shrine of St. Anthony, a taste of history and a sense of peace

    At Shrine of St. Anthony, a taste of history and a sense of peace
    Beyond the verdant crops flourishing in this summer's 100-degree heat and regular rainstorms, a guesthouse from long ago sits near the northeastern edge of the 236-acre property that is home to the Shrine of St. Anthony in western Ellicott City....
  • E. William Scriba, former T. Rowe Price vice president

    E. William Scriba, former T. Rowe Price vice president
    E. William "Bill" Scriba, a former T. Rowe Price treasurer and vice president who dedicated himself to supporting the Johns Hopkins University, died Aug. 28 at his residence in an assisted-living community in Sunnyvale, Calif., of undetermined causes....