| Jul 10, 2011
| 9:49 PM
For many Harry Potter fans, this week marks the end of an era.
Fanatics will begin queuing outside movie theaters on Thursday, July 14, for midnight showings of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II," the final chapter in an eight-film series...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:41 PM
It's difficult to imagine an animal less likely to draw admiring crowds at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
A homely giant salamander that hides under rocks, slimes its enemies when threatened, and goes by such aliases as snot otter, devil dog and...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Nancy R. Frenkil, a horsewoman and avid gardener who enjoyed entertaining family and friends, died Saturday of cancer at Nancy Lee Farms, her Worthington Valley home.
Mrs. Frenkil was 75.
The daughter of a carpenter/home builder and a homemaker, Nancy...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Harford County Public Library's Summer Reading Program has been in full swing since June 11 at all 11 branches and more than 15,500 children of all ages have already signed up to spend the summer reading and celebrating this year's theme, Dream Big, READ....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 1:08 PM
For years, Linda Stewart has spotted erroneous city water bills and posted them online, where she is known as WaterBillWoman. She has lodged complaints with City Hall about the widespread problems. She has attended hearings. She has demanded...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Much like I spent the months up to Christmas counting down the days, I am now wishing away each 30-degree day and clinging to our sporadic 50-degree ones. Don't get me wrong, winter is typically my favorite season, but a winter without snow is kind of...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 2:54 PM
There's a new champion in Baltimore. Not a sports team, a tree. Tucked amid a clump of loblolly pines in Druid Hill Park stands Maryland's largest striped maple.
Acer pensylvanicum, as scientists know it, looks striking in winter, when its bare...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Sophie, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's resident snowy owl, died Saturday during surgery, zoo officials announced Thursday.
In death, Sophie, 4, joins her companion at the zoo, a 13-year-old male snowy owl named Wesley, who died in November.
| Mar 14, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Joice and Bunny, two chimpanzees at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, are expecting, officials announced Wednesday morning.
It would mark the first chimps born at the zoo in six years and would increase the chimp count to 13.
"We are cautiously...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Samson, the Maryland Zoo's young elephant, made quick work of his vegetarian cake while a hillside of children and parents serenaded the birthday boy who is turning 4.
His arching and nimble trunk first went for the prize, one of four big carrot...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:41 PM
He stands on a grassy slope, right arm extended upward with an alfalfa treat, addressing his 4-ton companion in the tones of a tender friend.
"You're a sweetie, aren't you? You're special," Mike McClure says. And Dolly plucks the treat from his hand,...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 10:41 AM
Bunny, a 22-year-old chimpanzee at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, gave birth to a stillborn baby Thursday, the Zoo announced today.
The Zoo's chimpanzees were given "mourning time" with the stillborn baby, according to Zoo officials.
"This was Bunny's...