| Jun 2, 2013
| 8:03 PM
Bel Air's Plumtree Park will be getting new equipment for one of its two playgrounds and some other upgrades, according to town officials.
The park, which covers about a square block just west of downtown, has received considerable attention from the...
| Jun 6, 2013
There is a whole world growing behind Laurel Presbyterian Church these days.
In the lot about the size of a football field, local residents are growing together as they tend their plots in the City of Laurel Community Garden. On Saturday, June 1, the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 11:08 AM
New equipment should be installed next week at Bel Air's Plumtree Park, a town official said Monday.
A $29,700 contract with Akehurst Landscape Service of Joppa was unanimously approved by the Bel Air town commissioners at their meeting Monday night for...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Baltimore's park system has slipped from 15th to 21st in an expanded ranking of open space in the nation's 50 largest cities with relatively low funding cited as a continuing problem.
The nonprofit Trust for Public Land gave Baltimore's 4,905 acres of...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For 23 years, the Howard County Conservancy has been a staple in the county's western landscape, a sprawling, 232-acre farm in Woodstock that, on any given day, is teeming with schoolchildren or outdoor enthusiasts.
Yet the eastern portion of Howard...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Throughout its history, Laurel's location between two major metropolitan cities has made the town a target for eager developers. Two super-sized projects were proposed, one in the 1970s and one in the 1990s, and both were ultimately defeated after...
| May 20, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Laurel is one of 217 cities throughout the country that earned recognition as a Playful City USA by the Humana Foundation. This is Laurel's fifth consecutive yearly recognition.
The Humana Foundation's Playful City USA program honors cities and towns...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Harford's delegation to the Maryland General Assembly will be tackling a number of major bills this year, including those dealing with gun control and the death penalty.
Some elected officials, like Sen. Nancy Jacobs, plan to fight those measures....
| Jan 14, 2013
| 5:37 PM
In the otherwise empty Sinex Theatre at Roland Park Country School, 10 middle-school students gathered around a piano onstage Friday to sing "Astonishing," a song from the Broadway musical "Little Women."
The girls, members of a mostly a capella group...
| Dec 30, 2012
The inaugural First Day Out hikes were such a hit across 17 state parks in Maryland last New Year's Day, the state's Department of Natural Resources will be ringing in 2013 with a similar event at 20 different locations.
A year after more than 560...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 4:36 PM
For many Carroll residents, a visit to the Pleasant Valley Christmas Train Garden is a touchstone of the holiday season that brings them back year after year.
And each year for the past 30 years, there have been others who discover the garden's magic...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:15 PM
By far my favorite headline of the year just ended was: "Ah, the wilds of Fallston," written tongue-in-cheek, no doubt, by my colleague Jim Kennedy for our story about Aumar Village developer Mike Euler's plan to put an RV park on one side of the shopping...