| 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.
| 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,...
| 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,...
| 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 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.
| 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.
| Jun 25, 2012
| 1:49 PM
For a few moments this weekend, the world thought they had a chance to go head to head with Michael Phelps -- on Words With Friends, that is.
The Olympian accidentally revealed his screen name for the game, sending it out to his nearly 200,000 Twitter...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:46 AM
Watch out London -- the much-anticipated vacation has arrived and the first half of the trip seems to be going a lot smoother than we expected.
The London crew
LuAnn, Carole, and Sonja arrive in London only to be greeted by a lovely British gentleman...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 5:47 AM
“Grammarnoir 5: The Shame of the Prose” is a four-part serial, running on Mondays from February 11 until the thrilling conclusion on March 4, National Grammar Day. Grammarnoir is a work of fiction. Any resemblance of characters to any...