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  • Visit Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's other Virginia home

    — 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...
  • Morgan student charged in dismemberment of man left disturbing online trail

    Morgan student charged in dismemberment of man left disturbing online trail
    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...
  • Havre de Grace: Kick off summer with walk on North Park Trail

    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...
  • Mary D. Tilghman, Wye House owner

    Mary D. Tilghman, Wye House owner
    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...
  • In a different light, African American women tell their stories

    "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...
  • Emancipation Day provides tax filing delay

    Emancipation Day provides tax filing delay
    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...
  • Ellicott City author Jerdine Nolen taps into children's 'sense of wonder'

    Ellicott City author Jerdine Nolen taps into children's 'sense of wonder'
    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,...
  • Girls, boys are sold on the streets within 48 hours of running away

    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."...
  • A night different from all other nights at Center Stage

    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...
  • Baltimore Sun in the news

    Baltimore Sun in the news
    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. Nonetheless,...
  • Tapestries of Annapolis history to go on display

    Tapestries of Annapolis history to go on display
    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...
  • Police seek help in finding quilt stolen from Banneker museum

    Police seek help in finding quilt stolen from Banneker museum
    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...