| Nov 4, 2011
| 12:53 PM
— Poplar Forest is Thomas Jefferson's other house.
Everyone knows about Monticello, Jefferson's stunning 33-room home at Charlottesville at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western Virginia.
But most people have never heard of Jefferson's...
| May 30, 2012
| 9:02 PM
Alexander Kinyua, a 21-year-old Morgan State University student, has been charged in the killing and dismemberment in Harford County of a 37-year-old man, and while not much was immediately known about the circumstances of the crime, Kinyua's online trail...
| Jun 13, 2012
Happy summer, dear readers!
Summer officially begins with the summer solstice on June 21 at 2:46 a.m. in Havre de Grace (and all along the East Coast, USA, of course). I double dare you to stay awake and welcome summer's arrival. Visit Susquehanna...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Mary D. Tilghman, who spent the past two decades preserving Talbot County's historic Wye House plantation, which has been occupied by her family since 1659, died there Friday of heart failure.
She was 93.
"She was quite a lady and the great steward of...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 7:48 AM
"The best thing about aging is to be able to exhale," a beaming Loretta Burgess told author Dorothy Bailey, whose task at age 76 was to write a book about the beauty of women, the musings of women, all of whom were born in 1940 or before. Burgess graced...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Thanks to a quirk in this year's income tax filing deadline, many Americans are getting a lesson in Civil War history today. The IRS pushed back the filing deadline because April 15 landed on Sunday and today is Emancipation Day, which marks the...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The idea for Jerdine Nolen’s first book sprang from an uneventful summer afternoon almost 25 years ago spent scrubbing the toilet.
“I was cleaning my bathroom, and this little voice said, ‘Harvey Potter was a very strange fellow indeed,...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:49 AM
It's low risk and high yield, picking up girls at the mall or at the bus stop who had words with their parents before storming out of the house. An outreached hand offers to help. "Poor thing," says the friendly girl, "let me buy you something to eat."...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 2:35 PM
The three Jewish characters preparing for a Passover Seder spend a night different from all other nights in "The Whipping Man," and Matthew Lopez's drama is also an unusual night for the audience at Center Stage. Although the three men adhere to the...
| May 8, 2012
| 8:22 AM
There's a fallacy that reporters detest being in the spotlight. If that were really true, articles would be published without bylines. But print journalists have found that it's easier and more fun to ask questions than it is to answer them.
| Dec 29, 2011
| 11:04 AM
They sit hunched over a single needlepoint canvas that is bathed in astoundingly bright light, fingers flying.
"Where am I? My needle is under here," Joy Wiley of Lothian says to herself as she stops to examine her work while feeling around beneath the...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 3:16 PM
A quilt made by a prominent African-American textile artist and teacher was stolen during a burglary this month from the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, where it was on loan.
The red-and-gold quilt owned by Joan M.E. Gaither, a...