| 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...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 12:30 PM
I found the recent headline regarding to Maryland National Guard ("Maryland Guard fights on in hope of Afghan peace," Jan. 29) to be Orwellian. It is a simple dictum that you can't wage war for peace. There are no winners in a war, only losers. One side...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:38 PM
As many as 240 AmeriCorps members will relocate to East Baltimore's Graceland Park neighborhood in the coming months, as the domestic version of the Peace Corps establishes an urban campus, the first of its kind.
The classrooms at the former Sacred...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 1:21 PM
As a volunteer with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, Sarah Kennedy, 23, works full-time for Alternative Directions, a Baltimore nonprofit that helps people who are in prison or leaving prison. She runs a program called CHIP, which mentors children of...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 8:19 AM
After living for the last 14 years in what family members considered a coma-like state, Robert Roche, of Columbia, died Jan. 12. He was 61.
His death marks the end of years of compassionate care from his family and friends.
It also marks the end of a...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Robert W. "Bob" Roche, a former Peace Corps volunteer who later worked in Africa with Catholic Relief Services, died Jan. 12 of undetermined causes at Sanctuary at Holy Cross, a Burtonsville senior living community.
The Columbia resident was 61.
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:25 PM
A nonprofit foundation paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the Baltimore Police Department as part of the commissioner's signature training program reported that nearly 40 percent of the foundation's expenditures over two years covered entertainment,...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Roman Catholic bishops convening in Baltimore joined students and volunteers Sunday to transform a Harbor East hotel corridor into a food-packing operation to benefit West African orphans and battered women.
Measuring out thousands of plastic bags of dry...
| Oct 8, 2012
Rita Frances Le Gette, a former teacher and homemaker, died Thursday of liver cancer at her Severna Park home, surrounded by her family. She was 74.
Friends described a woman always willing to put others before herself and lend a helping hand.
| Oct 26, 2012
Inevitably, in all the tributes to former Sen. George McGovern upon his death at 90, his landslide defeat in the 1972 presidential election at the hands of Richard Nixon shared top billing with his fights against America's misguided wars in Vietnam and...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Some may be surprised to learn that tuberculosis is in our midst after reading that a waitress at the Harborplace Hooters has active TB ("Hooters waitress allegedly contracts tuberculosis at Inner Harbor restaurant," June 7).
Although TB may evoke...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Explore Patapsco Valley State Park on a yoga hike with AmeriCorps program volunteer Maria Reusing. The 90-minute hike covers a little more than two miles and “has yoga, exercise, meditation, hiking with strength training and balancing stops along...