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  • Philanthropy comes full circle for Harford County women

    Philanthropy comes full circle for Harford County women
    In its second year awarding grants, the Women's Giving Circle of Harford County gave 11 nonprofit organizations nearly $36,000 in 2012 to help women and girls in the county. Four thousand dollars went to the local Arc chapter to help single parents; $2,...
  • Food pantry in Lansdowne fulfilling for volunteers and those in need

    Food pantry in Lansdowne fulfilling for volunteers and those in need
    It all started in a hall closet six years ago. Members of St. Clement Catholic Church would fill a small coat closet with individual grocery bags containing food staples to be distributed twice a week at their food pantry. Extra boxes and cans of food...
  • Commentary: Thinking about those affected by Sandy

    Commentary: Thinking about those affected by Sandy
    "I keep thinking what would have happened if that was us, so I have to help somehow." My very dear friend just texted me this, and I think it perfectly sums up how I've been feeling since last week. How a lot of people around the country are feeling....
  • Man critically injured in Crownsville fire

    One man was critically injured and three others were displaced from their homes after a two-alarm fire burned through a Crownsville home that had been converted into separate apartment units, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department....
  • National Aquarium sees first attendance increase since recession

    National Aquarium sees first attendance increase since recession
    Attendance at the National Aquarium's Inner Harbor and Washington venues rose 2.4 percent last year, the first increase since the recession, thanks to an improving economy and a more interactive aquarium experience, CEO John Racanelli said. The...
  • Bloomberg donates $350 million to Johns Hopkins for research, scholarships

    Bloomberg donates $350 million to Johns Hopkins for research, scholarships
    New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is donating $350 million to the Johns Hopkins University for student financial aid and research addressing "complex global challenges," one of the largest-ever gifts to a university, bringing Bloomberg's support of...
  • Howard County health briefs

    Caregivers and seniors Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland has received an 18-month, $500,000 challenge grant from the Maryland Home and Community Care Foundation and additional funding from the Howard County Department of Citizen...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Great American Smokeout The Learn To Live program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health offers quit-smoking and power-to-quit-smoking kits for the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 15. Kits are available from the Learn To Live Line, 410-222-...
  • Arbutus Ravens Roost ready for AFC Championship

    Arbutus Ravens Roost ready for AFC Championship
    In light of the Ravens' double-overtime playoff win over Denver Jan. 11, Ravens Roost 97 in Arbutus is gearing up for another week of celebration. Jim McCain, president of Roost 97, said he can't wait to watch the Jan. 20 game against the New England...
  • Making volunteerism a family priority

    Making volunteerism a family priority
    Twelve-year-old twins Brynn and Ella Peddy sit beside a display table bedecked with colorful bows, which they have meticulously handcrafted from duct tape. Inspired by a hobby, the girls are fundraising for the Maryland chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes...
  • Charitable deduction a boon for society

    Charitable deduction a boon for society
    On his 19th century travels through the United States, the French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville marveled at the American experience of a diversity of civic organizations formed through gifts of time and money. "Wherever at the head of some new...
  • Bloomberg's marathon apology falls short

    Bloomberg's marathon apology falls short
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg came to his senses and canceled the NYC marathon. But he didn't sound very happy about it. He can take credit for finally doing the right thing even if he had little choice. The visual juxtaposition of runners waiting...