| 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.
| Jan 2, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Now that the holidays are over, expect some changes in the parking situation in the historic district that should make the experience much better.
First, there is now a new app for your smartphone called Parker, which will allow you to locate...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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.
| Mar 7, 2013
| 4:15 AM
Winning twice is "twice as nice". And so it is for Patrick Norris, an eighth-grader at St. Joseph School in Cockeysville. Patrick recently won a gold medal for his first-place essay in the Optimist Club of Timonium's annual essay contest . "How Can I Help...
| 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...