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  • Does Baltimore think trash cans cause litter?

    Does Baltimore think trash cans cause litter?
    On Oct. 22, the Baltimore City Council passed a bill confirming my long-held belief that people in Baltimore actually think trash cans cause litter. Though the bill appears simply to criminalize the dumping of excess quantities of noxious waste in...
  • Orioles Friday morning odds and ends

    Orioles Friday morning odds and ends
    With FanFest just around the corner next Saturday, the Orioles caravan will make four visits across the state that will include appearances by Orioles team representatives and players. On Wednesday, pitchers Brian Matusz and Kevin Gausman will visit the...
  • Richard Bock of Bel Air takes helm of FranNet of Maryland

    Bel Air resident Richard Bock has been named president of FranNet of Maryland, which assists individuals interested in exploring self-employment as a career option through franchised business ownership. Bock knows firsthand about franchise ownership....
  • Maryland Family Readers' Choice 2012 WINNERS

    Maryland Family Readers' Choice 2012 WINNERS
    Best Story Time   WINNER: Howard County Library Central, East Columbia, Elkridge, Glenwood, Miller, Savage Hclibrary.org   Best Museum for Families WINNER: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum 600 Independence Ave. Southwest...
  • Pact with neighbors on Towson Y plan averts appeals hearing

    Pact with neighbors on Towson Y plan averts appeals hearing
    The Towson Family Center Y on Friday reached an agreement with a set of neighbors who opposed the Y's redevelopment plan, an agreement that saw the Y make concessions on its new design but allows for construction for the new $11 million building to begin....
  • Charitable deduction a boon for society

    Charitable deduction a boon for society
    On his 19th century travels through the United States, the French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville marveled at the American experience of a diversity of civic organizations formed through gifts of time and money. "Wherever at the head of some new...
  • How we work out: Cardio dancing at the Towson Y

    How we work out: Cardio dancing at the Towson Y
    Meet Donna Wasserman and the self-proclaimed "Y Ladies" (and some male participants, too) who meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at the Towson YMCA for cardio dancing. The class, divided into eight-week sessions, matches choreographed routines...
  • Local Paralympic swimmers headed to London

    Local Paralympic swimmers headed to London
    Loyola University Maryland swimming coach Brian Loeffler said he "opened the door" for Becca Meyers, a Loyola Blakefield Aquatics member, and North Baltimore Aquatic Club's Ian Silverman to join the U.S. team in the Paralympic Games in London beginning...
  • Arthur E. Petersen Sr., educator

    Arthur E. Petersen Sr., educator
    Arthur Everett Petersen Sr., a pioneering African-American educator whose career with Baltimore County public schools spanned four decades and the era of segregated schools, died July 6 of a heart attack at his West Baltimore home. He was 94. "Arthur...
  • Shape Up! Five fun ways to stay on the road to fitness

    Shape Up! Five fun ways to stay on the road to fitness
    Fall is near and our incentive to have bikini-fit bodies may be coming to an end. Or is it? Most experts would agree that the importance of year-round fitness is essential. So with big holiday meals looming in the distance, you might want to get motivated...
  • Walter & Betty Ward Family Center Y in Abingdon celebrates fifth anniversary

    On June 15, the Y of Central Maryland celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Walter & Betty Ward Family Center Y in Abingdon. YMCA officials also introduced expansion plans for the family center. Betty Ward along with Y volunteers, members, staff and...
  • Making child protection a higher priority

    Making child protection a higher priority
    The earthquake struck without warning during children's naptime. Fortunately, Judy Tribby and her fellow staff members at the YMCA-Arc child care center in Bowie knew exactly what to do last August, when the ground started to shake. Within seconds, well...