| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:35 AM
The weather was nippy cold with the promise of snow in the air. Santa, all white beard, red suit and holiday cheer, sat on a folding chair next to a table with hot coffee and cookies. Leaning against the wall of the building, bundled-up Fraser firs...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Sgt. James Albright - Frederick, Md.
James Albright received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during the invasion of France in June 1944. After the war he worked at Fort Detrick in Frederick for more than 30 years. He died at age 70 in 1986....
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:45 PM
The Horizon Foundation, a Columbia-based nonprofit dedicated to health and wellness initiatives in Howard County, announced additions to its board of directors Wednesday.
Janet Currie and Dr. Michael Barr will be added and will serve three-year terms,...
| Jan 31, 2014
What? Is it already February, dear readers?
February introduces African-American History (Black History) month.
Feb. 1 is National Freedom Day.
Happy Groundhog Day on Feb. 2. At 7:30 a.m. Punxsatawney Phil will emerge from a simulated tree trunk on...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:01 AM
A private contractor is launching a NASA mission into space bound for the moon, and it will be visible in the night sky across hundreds of miles of the Northeast on Friday, including all across Maryland.
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:50 AM
More than 60 students, faculty and community members gathered in the barn theater at the Catonsville campus of Community College of Baltimore County on Monday to celebrate Veterans Day.
At the ceremony, it was clear why the college was recently named...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 11:21 AM
A stranger approached a cluster of women laughing and chatting at an Annapolis coffee shop and politely inquired what type of group was having so much fun.
"One that you don't want to join," answered 55-year-old Sally Ring, setting off another wave of...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The automatic distress signal came in to the Coast Guard about 10:30 p.m. Thursday: A D.C. Air National Guard pilot had ejected from a fighter jet some 35 miles off Chincoteague Island in Virginia.
As a rescue team sprang into action, another fighter...
| Jul 26, 2013
The Department of Recreation and Parks' Traveling Bands Concert Series presents rock and pop music by the U.S. Air Force band, Max Impact, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at North Laurel Park, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Admission is free....
| Oct 3, 2012
Happy Columbus Day, dear readers,
This weekend marks a holiday surprise of an extended weekend for some of my readers. Monday is recognized as Columbus Day or Discovers Day (officially Oct. 12), when Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
I would like to thank Randall Leonard for his May 28 commentary, "Punishing honesty at the Naval Academy." Ethics is a subject not to be taken lightly, especially for those who hold coalition, enemy, and civilian lives in the balance. There is, however, a...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Joy Umansky, chief baker at the Dorothea's Breads business she co-owned for a decade, died May 11 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of complications from a fractured hip. She was 85 and lived in Pikesville.
Born Margaret Joy Ward-Walker in Birmingham, England,...