| May 7, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has once again looked outside Baltimore government for a chief of staff, tapping Maryland Labor Secretary Alexander M. Sanchez for the position.
"I want to build on the strength of her vision," Sanchez, 43, said in an...
| May 26, 2012
| 7:51 PM
WESTMINSTER — The Carroll County Human Relations Commission will hold a 20th anniversary celebration reception honoring Chairwoman Virginia Harrison, of Sykesville, on Tuesday, May 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Non-Profit Center in...
| May 29, 2012
| 11:18 AM
Summer may be bad for your child's health.
Research compiled by the National Summer Learning Association and released Monday found that kids are at risk for gaining weight and not eating healthfully during the summer vacation.
When kids are unhealthy it...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Charles E. McManus Jr., a retired Crown Cork and Seal Co. executive and longtime Towson resident, died Thursday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center.
He was 98.
The son of the chairman of Crown Cork and Seal Co. and a homemaker, Charles...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The families of nearly 400 children in Baltimore Head Start classes received boxes packed with healthy food items Thursday from Feed the Children and the United Way of Central Maryland.
Another 400 boxes will be distributed to low-income families this...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| 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....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:33 PM
For years, Jeff Mikula collected United Way donations from his fellow steelworkers at Sparrows Point. On Thursday, he — and 500 former co-workers from the now-closed plant — stood in line to receive them.
The Dundalk man, who worked as an...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 2:06 PM
A few months ago, things were looking bleak for Brooklyn Homes resident Christina Stocks.
The 27-year-old single mother of two took a pay cut at work and fell behind in her rent payments. She was facing eviction — and a Christmas on the streets....
| Feb 27, 2013
The top five finalists for the 2013 Harford County Teacher of the Year Award were announced by Harford County Public Schools Monday: Tara N. Buecker, Jarrettsville Elementary School physical education/health teacher; J. Laura Childs, Edgewood High...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:47 AM
Five Carroll County residents, and three others, were recently inducted into the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame at McDaniel College.
The new inductees were formally announced at McDaniel's homecoming game on Nov. 3 against Susquehanna.
The Sports Hall...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The 211 call center for United Way of Central Maryland answered more than 97,000 calls last year from individuals looking for tax assistance, housing, food and health services, officials announced Friday.
The number of calls represents a 6.4 percent...