| Mar 24, 2011
Animal bites can be serious. They can injure the skin and bones and joints, and the damage could have lasting impacts. Dr. Tanveer Giaibi, chief of emergency medicine at Northwest Hospitals, answers questions about the dangers of and treatments for all...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Steve Shinnamon and several other readers of my Outdoors Girl blog noticed that I went hiking during Park Quest 24/7 (my marathon visit of 24 state parks in seven days) with a wonderful companion, Missy, an 11-year-old dog and her owner. Shinnamon, who...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Patrick Reid O'Brien knew at the age of 6 that he wanted to be an artist — art flows through his family tree — but everybody warned him he'd never be able to pay his bills with his art. And for a long time, everybody was right.
| Jul 1, 2011
Volunteers are needed at branches for cleaning and recasing books, CD and DVD collections, assembly of Story-Time projects, copying, data processing or other computer projects, and file maintenance. Also, daily morning shifts include...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Starving and freezing on a garbage dump behind her owner's home, Sophia was only able to walk on her hind legs when she was rescued. Next week, she will star in the Shakespearan play "Macbeth," assuming the role of "Man's Best Friend."
Thanks to the...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 3:30 AM
Want to hear something really scary for Halloween?
According to the Pet Poison Hotline, the average cost to treat a pet for chocolate ingestion exceeds $1,000.
Halloween is the most dangerous holiday for pets, the hotline...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 6:44 PM
After a recent hike through Patapsco Valley State Park, Baltimore teacher Greg Schnitzlein's jaw dropped as he watched his two dogs emerge from the woods looking, as he says, like Chia Pets, every inch of their fur slathered in sproutlike seeds....
| May 19, 2012
| 4:35 PM
As I was admiring a dogwood tree, I noticed that a dog being walked by its owner was taking an interest in the tree, too, though probably for a different reason, since the canine appeared preoccupied by the scent of something that had recently passed...
| May 21, 2012
| 5:59 AM
Maryland dog lovers are upset by a ruling in the highest court in the state that says pit bulls are “inherently dangerous,” which means owners and landlords can be liable for the first bite a pit bull makes.
But dog bites of all breeds turn...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Melvin G. "Mel" Trimble Sr., a colorful and loquacious character I got to know some years ago, had one of the more interesting and necessary jobs with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and with its successor company, Chessie System. It relied upon his...
| May 22, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Each month during the bustling summer season, upwards of 300,000 tourists make their way through Ocean City. While some are regulars who've vacationed here, forever, just as many are newbies who are eagerly discovering the charms of this resort town....
| May 26, 2012
| 11:49 AM
George Edward "Hunky" Sauerhoff, a political aide and fundraiser who was the founder and president of the Loyal Sons of Pigtown, died May 12 of heart failure at FutureCare Cherrywood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre in Reisterstown.