| Mar 9, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Abolitionist Harriet Tubman's struggle to help roughly 70 slaves escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad was remembered on Saturday at the groundbreaking of a Maryland state park in her honor.
An escaped slave herself, Tubman toiled in bondage...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 7:57 PM
Elementary school students in some Anne Arundel County public schools are learning how good they've got it — in other words, how many wake up in comfy beds to a ready-made breakfast, instead of beginning their day with daunting physical chores or,...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:24 AM
For his first full season as Center Stage artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah focused on works that could spark conversation about a variety of heady issues. Midway through that season, he has unveiled a very different theme for the next one.
| Jan 18, 2013
| 9:11 AM
As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, we are reminded that equality is unconditional, something we basically knew from the start. And it wasn't born out of the Great Charter of the Liberties of England, or the Magna Carta; the...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Annapolis Opera opened its 40th season with Giuseppe Verdi's 26th opera, "Aida," a performance that emphasized the music of this grand opera in an intimate setting that made a full staging impossible.
Marking his 30th season as artistic director,...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 2:46 PM
She'd never seen a presidential inauguration in her life, or wanted to, but on Jan. 20, 2009, Nathasa Werts braved bone-chilling weather and a crowd of more than a million people for a trip to Washington.
The nation had just elected its first black...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Politics have been top-of-mind. And for obvious reasons. Seemingly benign public policies have been proven to have a far-reaching and often unanticipated impact on the future. Yes, history is full of lessons no one has learned. Take South Africa as a...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Mary Lynn Harvey, former director of the Baltimore County Office of Community Conservation who had led a wide array of efforts to preserve and improve communities, died Aug. 26 of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
The Perry Hall resident was...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:24 PM
— The fighting that killed or wounded 21,000 Americans in the rolling hills of Western Maryland was over in about 12 grisly hours.
But a century and a half after the bloodiest day in American military history, the struggle to preserve the ground...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Columbia Association's 12th annual BikeAbout will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, and take participants through much of Columbia.
The tour will include Town Center, Oakland Mills and the Long Reach neighborhoods.
Riders can start the self-paced event...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 3:41 AM
When she was a child growing up in Lothian, Lyndra Pratt loved spending time with her grandmother, Margaret Ann Easton, at Easton's nearby farm.
Naturally, Pratt was curious about this woman she loved so dearly. What, she wondered, had her grandma's life...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 12:12 PM
If it's a new day, there's probably at least one new Michele Bachmann gaffe. Today's comes courtesy of an interview Bachmann did with ABC News, in which she categorized John Quincy Adams (who was the sixth president) as a "founding father" when it was his...