| May 22, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Every Memorial Day, John Strumsky goes to a veterans cemetery with his wife, Dawn, listens to the ceremony on the grounds and tours the grave markers.
The tradition leaves him with mixed emotions, he said.
Strumsky's emotional confusion stems from his...
| May 27, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Alexander Ludlum "Lud" Michaux Jr., a decorated career Marine Corps officer who fought in three wars and later presided over the transformation of McDonogh School into a coeducational institution, died May 20 of heart failure at Brightview Mays Chapel...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:38 PM
The first African-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy has died, according to an announcement from the school Wednesday.
Wesley Brown started at the academy in 1945, after the first five black men to attend failed to complete their first year...
| May 28, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Ten years ago, my husband John and I moved into a retirement condo and met our new neighbors. They were a nice, older couple — typical Baltimoreans with a passion for family, Maryland crabs and the Orioles.
I still remember the day my husband...
| May 30, 2012
The Town of Bel Air will be celebrating Flag Day on Saturday, June 2, at 8 a.m. at the William A. Humbert Amphitheater in Shamrock Park.
Traditionally, Flag Day is recognized on June 14; however, the town coordinates the scheduling of this ceremony with...
| May 25, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Not long after the sun comes up on Memorial Day, and hours before Westminster's 145th Memorial Day parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m., Arnold "Skip" Amass will be on site, helping set up the TV cameras and tying up last-minute loose ends.
Most of all, he'll...
| May 26, 2012
| 12:36 PM
On Monday, May 28, Carroll County will mark its 145th annual observance of Memorial Day with an expanded parade and ceremonies at the Westminster Cemetery.
In 1967, our community noted the 100th anniversary of Westminster's Memorial Day observances....
| May 27, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Towson resident Dwaine Garber didn't serve in the military himself, but he comes from a family of veterans. On Sunday, flanked by his wife, Tonya, and son, Matthew, 11, Garber continued a 20-year tradition of attending Memorial Day ceremonies
"I can take...
| May 28, 2012
| 12:25 PM
"Today is a somber day of reflection," reminded Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne Dougherty on Monday morning, standing before a crowd assembled at Millard Tydings Memorial Park for the city's annual Memorial Day observance.
Dougherty and city other officials...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Theodore A. Bork, a retired architect who had worked for the Rouse Co. and later the U.S. State Department, died May 23 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at his Columbia home. He was 83.
The son of a businessman and a homemaker, Theodore Alvin Bork...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:33 AM
As the water rose up Main Street in historic Ellicott City that wet morning in June 1972, creeping ever higher, Roland Bounds took out a piece of chalk and marked a line on the sidewalk, just downhill from his wife's Ellicott's Country Store.
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:26 PM
Woodward Reese "Wood" Smith, a retired ironworker who during his nearly 50-year career worked on some of the nation's most notable bridges, died July 13 of pneumonia at his Loch Raven Village home.
He was 93.
The son of a construction superintendent and...