| Nov 13, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Friends and descendants of Benjamin Banneker gathered Nov. 10 to mark the 281st birthday of the famed African-American astronomer and mathematician who is also known for his work surveying the land that eventually became Washington, D.C.
But this time...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:43 PM
If Vietnam was the nation's first televised war, then the Civil War was the country's first photographed war, dramatically and vividly bringing into American homes the horrors and carnage their husbands, brothers and sons faced on the battlefield.
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:19 PM
On the day that the Howard County school board apologized for the system's treatment of African-American students during segregation, Dottie Cook thought back to her middle school days, when she received a hand-me-down education that included tattered...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:25 PM
The uniqueness of Harford County lies within the people who strive to make it great. So many residents reach out daily to improve the lives of others. We have chosen six extraordinary individuals who have chosen causes that support the success of the...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Columbus Day passed, and we were forced to celebrate a half-truth. As a 10th grader, I appreciate honoring extraordinary individuals to look up to, and it's undeniable that Christopher Columbus connected the Old World with a new one. However, society...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Visitors to Maryland -- and those wanting to explore more of the state they already call home -- can consult a new book showcasing the state’s scenic byways and a mobile application that serves as a guide to the area’s Civil War trails....
| Jun 3, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Four-year-old Hylah Haynes had an hourlong car ride each day this past school year to get to her Head Start program in Ellicott City. Franora Gray said the ride was worth it.
"The program has so much," Gray said, noting that her daughter has received...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:15 PM
City convention officials booked the third-highest number of convention room nights ever over the past fiscal year, Visit Baltimore, the city's tourism and convention bureau, announced Thursday. The room nights are reserved for future years.
| Jun 9, 2012
As always, Howard County has come up with another great idea. Howard County residents will be able to participate in community-supported agriculture programs (CSA) at six local farms.
CSA allows a group of individuals to support local farms by purchasing...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 11:16 AM
You might expect winter on the Eastern Shore to be slow. I know I did. So even though it was Presidents Day weekend, I told my husband that the holiday wouldn't be a hindrance to a quick two-day trip to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, a resort I've been...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 11:41 AM
First lady Michelle Obama sets the tone in trends with what she wears — and the way she gardens.
The president's wife, who planted vegetables on the south lawn of the White House shortly after the family moved in, has revamped this year's garden by...
| May 16, 2011
| 11:10 AM
Few historical figures are deserving of greater public recognition and tribute than Maryland's own Harriet Tubman. Although typically mentioned in history books as a conductor of the Underground Railroad, the many accomplishments over her long life ...