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  • Summer of '57 ties Westminster man to Pennsylvania Railroad

    Summer of '57 ties Westminster man to Pennsylvania Railroad
    Westminster resident Jack Norris had a long, full 50-year career as a business owner in the sales industry. He is the father of two and grandfather of five. But when he talks about what's closest to his heart, you quickly realize that nothing has ever...
  • Decoy Carver and B&O Signalman Remembered

    How we do value B&O Railroad memorabilia at the Aberdeen Room Museum? The rich history connected to that railroad and station in Aberdeen is so valuable when we trace the development of the community. When Shirley Graves called and asked if we would be...
  • Harriet Tubman descendants gather for forthcoming centennial of her death

    Harriet Tubman descendants gather for forthcoming centennial of her death
    After Ernestine Martin Wyatt helped stage a walkout decades ago over a lack of African-American history lessons at her high school, a teacher pulled her aside to ask about Wyatt's family ties to Harriet Tubman. The Maryland-born slave and famed conductor...
  • Back Story: Examining the history of the working-class Remington

    Back Story: Examining the history of the working-class Remington
    "You know when you see John Ellsberry's painted alligator at the end of the 28th Street Bridge that you're in Remington," said Kathleen C. Ambrose, who is researching and writing a history of the more than 200-year-old Baltimore neighborhood that she...
  • Aberdeen: Aberdeen Room's 25th anniversary continues

    We continue with the story of the Aberdeen Room Archives and Museum's 25 years: The nine years at the 58 N. Parke St. location were very rewarding ones. The volunteers received more and more donations of historical items, and conducted more and more...
  • Elkridge: Hanker for pasta? Grace Episcopal is there for you

    Is it really November already? Well, then I guess it's that time of year, meaning you are cordially invited to the Grace Episcopal Church annual spaghetti dinner, Nov. 3, 5-7:30 p.m., at the Parish Hall, 6725 Montgomery Road, Elkridge. The menu will...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Daffodil Days again in bloom at Whipps Cemetery Garden [Mostly Main Street]

    Daffodil Days again in bloom at Whipps Cemetery Garden [Mostly Main Street]
    The sixth annual Daffodil Days celebration at Whipps Cemetery Garden is coming up on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The garden is at 3651 St. John's Lane. The event features a special sale of daffodils, hyacinths, tulips and bluebells....
  • Derailed train buries Ellicott City in coal, crushing two teen girls

    Derailed train buries Ellicott City in coal, crushing two teen girls
    Ellicott City's historic center braced for a difficult, days-long cleanup of coal, overturned train cars and smashed vehicles after a Tuesday train derailment that crushed two 19-year-old women to death on a bridge. Investigators said the town's uneven...
  • Top-of-the-line tourist attraction

    Top-of-the-line tourist attraction
    — Is it any wonder that a city renowned for its lofty skyscrapers has created a stunning park in the sky? The High Line Park, a 1930s-era elevated rail line, has been transformed into vibrant green space, perched some 30 feet above Manhattan. There...
  • Danger on the rails

     Danger on the rails
    This week, we mourn for the loss of Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr, the 19-year-old college students who died on a downtown Ellicott City train trestle, victims of a coal train derailment late Monday night. Theirs were promising lives cut short in a truly...
  • Ellicott City has been the site of many disasters over the years

    Ellicott City has been the site of many disasters over the years
    It seems like Ellicott City has come in for an inordinate amount of disasters from floods, fires and railroad wrecks since its founding in 1772. The latest incident occurred this week when a CSX train bound for Baltimore derailed, spilling coal from...