| May 20, 2013
| 7:21 AM
In middle school, I went to a camp that was probably similar to a lot of other camps in that it focused on "wilderness" skills.
We lived in a cabin in the middle of the woods, with a toilet in a distant building and very little electricity.
| Apr 6, 2013
| 7:20 AM
The word was tristeza. It's a disease of citrus trees, but more importantly, for Tobey Roland, it once scored 228 points for him in a game of Scrabble, he said.
Roland, 52, of Mount Washington, loves Scrabble and estimates he has played in 120...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
At 101, John Nutter likes things plain and simple. Which is why his daughter, Betty Fulton, drives him to Slye's Barber Shop on Montgomery Street. Once there, he can get his monthly haircut for $8 while taking in the relaxed, old-style atmosphere.
| May 1, 2013
| 3:10 AM
Caring for people with Alzheimer's and dementia is no easy task, but neurologist Anne Lipton believes there are plenty of ways to make life a little easier for both patients and caregivers.
"Dementia might not be curable, but it is, generally speaking,...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 7:01 AM
By request, and because in a few days I will be at the American Copy Editors Society's national conference with several people who, by the uncanniest of coincidences, bear the same names as certain characters, here is the fifth Grammarnoir serial in one...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Doris W. Wagner, a former registered nurse who helped plan and design Carroll County's first adult day care center, died Sept. 11 of meningioma at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
The longtime Mount Airy resident was 86.
The daughter of a wallpaper...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Clarence Edward Beard, a retired Baltimore County public schools vocal music teacher, died of kidney failure Sept. 28 at his Pikesville home. He was 97.
Born in Westminster, he was raised on his parents' dairy farm. He was a 1932 graduate of...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 7:21 AM
Last week at Ragan's PR Daily, Steve Vittorioso published a little article, "20 (more) signs you're a word nerd," which neatly encapsulates the combination of sound counsel, ineffective generality, and downright error that marks much of the current...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:41 AM
His great sin is that he never looked the part:
The ruddy complexion and the insubordinate hair and that godawful mustache that should never have belonged to anyone with more solemnity and poise than an East Baltimore Street pimp, drunk and luckless,...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Arriving aboard the Pride of Baltimore II and hailed by a cannon blast from the Constellation, Michael Phelps and Maryland's other Olympic athletes were celebrated in true local style Monday afternoon by elected officials and an Inner Harbor crowd.
| Aug 5, 2012
| 10:54 AM
As the Olympic fever spread throughout the state and nation, the Baltimore Paralympic Sport Club Mid-Atlantic, located in Cockeysville, recently received a $15,000 grant donation from BP and its Baltimore marketer, Carroll Independent Fuels.
| Sep 15, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Janice C. Beck, an advertising sales representative and grammarian who enjoyed word games, died Sept. 9 of a bladder infection and pneumonia at Brighton Gardens of Columbia, a senior-living facility.
The former Mount Washington resident was 92.