| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:39 PM
John Ostrowski, a renowned Southeast Baltimore sausage maker who refused to sell his product to supermarkets for wider distribution, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Wednesday at Somerford Place Assisted Living in Columbia. The Lutherville...
| Apr 20, 2014
On Sunday morning, as Christians in the region and around the world take part in the Easter traditions they enjoy, an observer might be tempted to ask: How do the ways they celebrate the holiday reflect its meaning?
Children pet bunnies and gobble jelly...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Last weekend's celebration of Easter brought to life the tradition of coloring Easter eggs once again. The brightly-colored eggs decorated many households as we celebrated new life in the traditions familiar to our families. This weekend, you can also...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 6:35 PM
On the anniversary of the Newtown schoolhouse massacre, dozens of people stood in a Baltimore church Saturday and solemnly shook bells, an audible symbol of their enduring concern about gun violence in America.
A year ago, 20 children and six adults...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:55 AM
If you happened to visit Hiss United Methodist Church over the last ten years, chances are you were greeted by Dianne Thompson, director of evangelism and communications. For most of those years, she has handed out welcome packets loaded with goodies...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:58 AM
On Tuesday, Americans were able to gather around their TVs to watch the State of the Union Address given by President Obama as he outlines his legislative agenda for 2014, and beyond.
Based upon Obama's current approval polls, the choice may...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:21 AM
The future of sex toys is high tech.
A recent New York Times story (yes, they cover sex toys now), highlighted items such as the RealTouch, a "USB-connected sex toy said to have been designed by a NASA engineer that promises 'interactive sex' with...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:53 AM
For a lot of years now, I've been convinced that somewhere between Halloween and the week before Thanksgiving, American society largely grinds to a halt for the holiday season.
Aside from essential activities, just about every waking hour is consumed...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Smoking will be banned in parts of Baltimore County parks under legislation approved Tuesday by the County Council.
The measure, which passed 6-0 with one member absent, bans smoking at playgrounds, tot lots, dog parks and athletic fields, and also...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Harford County Public Schools are out of planned inclement weather make-up days, and school officials say will they need clarification from the state if they need to request a waiver of excused absence for at least two or, possibly, three days.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Yet another day has been taken away from spring break for students in Harford County Public Schools.
The Harford County Public Schools Board of Education members voted unanimously at their meeting Monday night to send students to school on April 17...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Eddy Whitely loads a blanket-wrapped item of furniture into his the van on a chilly weekday morning, but the co-owner of Orions Objects, a furniture dealer that specializes in midcentury modern design, isn't taking the piece for delivery.
He's taking it...