| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:20 PM
United Way was named an "all-star" charity by Forbes magazine for the high percentage of its donations that go toward direct services.
The magazine ranked the U.S. charities that received the most in private donations according to financial efficiency....
| Nov 10, 2012
| 3:20 PM
The two Baptist pastors didn't know a soul at Gov. Martin O'Malley's big breakfast for supporters of his same-sex marriage bill back in January.
Neither had ever been in a room with so many openly gay people.
"It was a different moment," said the Rev....
| Dec 21, 2012
| 9:30 AM
If it's already better to give than to receive, technology has made giving even better by making donating to charity more accessible and participatory.
Or, as Bill and Melinda Gates put it last week, "easier and more fun." The combination is...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:44 PM
A large, two-alarm fire tore through an Odenton apartment building near Fort Meade on Wednesday afternoon, damaging 12 units and displacing about 30 people, according to the Anne Arundel Fire Department.
The fire occurred in the same Seven Oaks complex...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:25 PM
The uniqueness of Harford County lies within the people who strive to make it great. So many residents reach out daily to improve the lives of others. We have chosen six extraordinary individuals who have chosen causes that support the success of the...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Anthony Hucker became president of Giant Food just over a year ago, taking the reins of the Baltimore area's biggest supermarket chain.
Since then he has overseen construction of several new stores; negotiated on behalf of the company to reach...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Lance Armstrong won the Revolution 3 Half-Full Triathlon at Centennial Park in Howard County on Sunday, finishing the 70-mile race in just under 4 hours, 11 minutes.
The effort by the famous cyclist and embattled seven-time Tour de France winner in the...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 2:45 PM
When Wes Moore swings a sledgehammer, he does it with his whole body, with the easy confidence of someone who's used to manual labor.
It's early on a Saturday morning, and Wes is one of a couple dozen volunteers who have gathered in the Oliver...
| Oct 12, 2012
Sunday, Oct. 14
Festival The Department of Recreation and Parks' annual Arts and Music Festival concludes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. The event features various exhibitors offering goods in...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 6:09 AM
Three artists, two of them octogenarians and the other half their age, were among a group of artists sharing a booth on a cool fall Sunday afternoon at the annual Abell Street Fair
Paul Moscatt, 81, who lives in the 3100 block of Abell Avenue, where...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Shawnice Singletary was driving in Northeast Baltimore in May when someone pulled up next to her car at an intersection and fired a gun at her. Bullets slammed into her face and neck.
At the Johns Hopkins Hospital emergency department, doctors saved...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:56 PM
No question, it's been a tough economy for many nonprofits to raise money. But Marriottsville-based DonorSearch, launched the same year the economy plunged into the latest recession, has developed a database to help nonprofits identify which of their...