| Dec 16, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Rick and Carol Bernstein started gardening with their three children on a third of an acre at their former home in Parkton, selling the produce at a roadside stand and taking extras to their local food bank.
That was two decades ago, and the food bank...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, October 24, 1963:
Herbert Fritz, chief of the Division of Hospital Services of Maryland, announced 50 years ago this week at the Bel Air Chamber of Commerce that he did not think a hospital should...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Chile peppers top McCormick & Co. Inc's annual list of emerging food trends and flavors for 2014, the Sparks-based spice maker said Tuesday.
The flavoring company, marking its 125th year in business next year, unveiled an anniversary edition of its...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Tana Poff ran out of cash soon after arriving in Baltimore County from York, Pa., hoping to start a new life. The pregnant 23-year-old was working at the checkout lane at Food Lion, but her part-time wages weren't enough.
"It didn't work out the way I...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Janice Scott works hard at KFC and stretches her budget to care for her 12-year-old son and her 1-year-old godson, whom she adopted this month.
So she was grateful to be in a church basement in Essex on Tuesday, accepting a 14-pound turkey and a box full...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:17 AM
To be without a roof over one's head — homelessness — is usually considered the nadir of poverty in America. To many, it implies not only a lack of money, but the exhaustion of options, the end of the rope, dereliction.
But there's another...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Furloughed government workers in need of social services and individuals with questions about Obamacare can call the United Way of Central Maryland's 211 hotline to get help.
The free hotline is available to connect those in need to connect to food...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The United Way of Central Maryland ensured that 100 Carroll County families will have a hearty Thanksgiving meal next week.
Volunteers on Friday distributed 100 Thanksgiving meals, including a 14-pound turkey and a variety of side dishes, outside of the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Beginning Tuesday, radio and TV ads will encourage residents to call 211 and get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
With technical difficulties still frustrating efforts to enroll in health plans through online exchanges — and...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Bryonna Parker, of Laurel, who is studying criminal justice at Stevenson University, volunteered with the United Way's Project Homeless Connect on Sept. 19 at the Baltimore Connection Center-Inner Harbor.
More than 2,200 homeless individuals attended the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Homeless and financial unstable individuals can receive dental care, housing information and identification cards at Project Homeless Connect, an event expected to draw more than a thousand to the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The local United Way has named a former CEO of Legg Mason Inc. to lead its effort to raise more than $24 million for programs to improve education, financial stability and health for central Marylanders.
Mark Fetting, who left his position at the...