| Oct 17, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Julie Bowen was on the set of the television show "Boston Legal" four years ago when she got the call from her husband, who was on his way to the hospital with their then-infant son Oliver.
While hanging out in the backyard of their California home,...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Hours after a ribbon-cutting ceremony 50 years ago, the Jones Falls Expressway had its first pileup and subsequent traffic snarl.
Some things never change.
The JFX is the road we love to hate but can't live without, the city's Main Street where everyone...
| May 22, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Every year, new restaurants, stores and other attractions pop up on the Delaware shore. This year is no exception. The list below is a sampling of some of the more interesting places that have recently opened their doors, as wel as some beach standbys....
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Wolfgang Oehme, a renowned landscape architect and a founder of the New American Garden movement, which incorporated windblown ornamental grasses and massed perennial plantings, died of cancer Thursday at his Towson home. He was 81.
"He was a...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 2:15 PM
An overgrown graveyard downtown, where some of Baltimore's early historical figures rest in walled isolation, buzzes now with new life.
Just inside the locked gate of Old St. Paul's Cemetery on Martin Luther King Boulevard, honeybees zip in and out of...
| Sep 9, 2011
Sunday, Sept. 11
Memorial walk The Freestate Happy Wanderers Volksmarching Club will sponsor a "9/11 Memorial Walk" at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Walk starts between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and ends by 4 p.m. Commemorative signs and...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:19 AM
Tropicals will be hot this gardening season.
Forgive the pun, but growers and garden centers are responding to a demand from homeowners for the luxurious foliage and lipstick colors of plants more suited to the South.
And they are offering much more...
| Sep 20, 2012
Mayan legend that explains how these beautiful
birds were created from spare parts left over when the
other birds were created by the Mayan sun god.
The plumage of a ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus
colubris) shimmered in the early-morning...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 11:18 AM
My apples looked good until recently. Now they have tiny black spots and gray blotches that look like mildew but are dry. Are they ruined?
Rains last month created conditions for two fungi: flyspeck and sooty blotch. Both of these fungi can be washed...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:57 PM
My friend and I both saw a bright red fuzzy insect on the ground. Never saw anything like it before! She thinks it's an ant, but I think it's a wasp. What say you?
Red velvet ants are wasps, but the females are wingless and that's why they look like ants...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 7:02 AM
I see that this is the time to start a lot of fall vegetables, but they like it cool and my yard is like an oven in the summer. How can I do this?
One way is to start them indoors, even leaf crops like endive. A cool basement works well. When they're a...
| May 12, 2010
| 4:22 AM
There's an interesting Google group out there called Baltimore Food Makers where the discussion is mostly about ambitious home-cooking projects. There was a guy on there a while back explaining how he made duck breast prosciutto. During the blizzards,...