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  • New proposal for Columbia

    Decades ago, developer James W. Rouse looked at a rundown industrial waterfront in downtown Baltimore and saw the makings of an attraction called Harborplace at the Inner Harbor. Now a former Rouse employee looks at an expanse of woods in downtown...
  • Varsity roundup: Loyola rally at Face-Off Classic falls short, 6-5

    A high school boys lacrosse game that was supposed to be a warm-up act for the two college games that followed played more like a main event at the seventh annual Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday. Justin Guterding scored...
  • Obama establishes Tubman park on Eastern Shore

    Obama establishes Tubman park on Eastern Shore
    President Barack Obama set aside 480 acres on the Eastern Shore on Monday as a national monument to honor Harriet Tubman — a victory for advocates who have long sought to memorialize the abolitionist's role in leading dozens of slaves to freedom....
  • Bel Air officials discuss possible improvements to Shamrock Park

    Bel Air officials discuss possible improvements to Shamrock Park
    Possible improvements to Bel Air's popular Shamrock Park are being discussed preliminarily by town officials. Some concepts for the park improvements, including new walkways, better handicapped access to the William Humbert Amphitheater, additional...
  • Volunteers help rebuild playground for formerly homeless children

    A team of 90 volunteers painted and cleaned the playground at the Pratt House this week to prepare the site for an overhaul next month. College students, part of Students Today Leaders Forever, joined Volunteers of America Chesapeake to enhance the...
  • Harford delegates, senators to push for school construction, fight gun control in General Assembly

    Harford delegates, senators to push for school construction, fight gun control in General Assembly
    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....
  • Roland Park Country School students to sing at presidential Inaugural Festival

    Roland Park Country School students to sing at presidential Inaugural Festival
    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...
  • First Day Out hikes return for 2013

    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...
  • Pie, breakfast, bingo and chili for charity [Perryville]

    A soup and pie sale will be held at Hopewell United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note that the Perryville United Methodist Church has canceled its chicken pot pie sale until further notice. An all you can eat...
  • In Pleasant Valley, it's not hard to gauge train garden's attraction

    In Pleasant Valley, it's not hard to gauge train garden's attraction
    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...
  • Commentary: Ah, Fallston is a wild(life) place, indeed

    Commentary: Ah, Fallston is a wild(life) place, indeed
    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...
  • Cycling advocates find a lot to like in state, local bikeway plans

    Cycling advocates find a lot to like in state, local bikeway plans
    Proponents of pedaling Maryland's streets and trails say they've covered a lot of ground in their efforts to increase bicycling opportunities, but there's also much more to do. "I'd give the city a B-plus and the state a B," said Carol Silldorff,...