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  • Happy birthday and National Puzzle Day, HdG

    Happy January birthdays, dear readers, Welcome to the time of Aquarius with birthdays for: Bill Kietzman, my brother, Robert A. Browning (today, Jan. 24); Ron Mathias, Kerry Biondo, Evelyn Brendle and Emily McClaskey (Jan. 25); Carol Petrosino and Don...
  • Researchers bringing Md. Revolutionary War heroes to life

    Researchers bringing Md. Revolutionary War heroes to life
    A month after the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, some 400 Marylanders saved the Continental Army from near-certain annihilation. A superior British force was poised to finish off the Americans at the Battle of Brooklyn —...
  • Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, retired manager

    Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, retired manager
    Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, a retired branch manager for BSI Temporaries and a former longtime Ruxton resident, died Jan. 28 of complications from a stroke at the Life Care Center of Acton in Massachusetts. She was 88. The daughter of William A. McLaren...
  • Websites offer virtual visit to area's War of 1812 sites

    Websites offer virtual visit to area's War of 1812 sites
    The runup to this year's celebration of the "Star-Spangled Banner" bicentennial took a leap forward Tuesday with the rollout of a pair of websites — one of which shows live video of Fort McHenry offering views similar to what Francis Scott Key would...
  • Find a little Hollywood in Baltimore

    Find a little Hollywood in Baltimore
    If Baltimore is indeed becoming Hollywood east — and who are we to argue the point? — then here's your handy map to the movie stars' homes. Only in this case, it's a map to where movie stars have roamed — sites captured forever on film...
  • Havre de Grace mayor recommends 15 percent water, sewer rate hike

    Havre de Grace mayor recommends 15 percent water, sewer rate hike
    With significantly less development and growth recently than anticipated in Havre de Grace, Mayor Wayne Dougherty is recommending a minimum increase of 15 percent in water and sewer rates to ensure the financial health of the city's water and sewer fund...
  • HdG geared up for Mardi Gras parade, Fat Tuesday

    Can it be March already, dear readers? Laissez les bons temps roulez! Brigitte Peters, at the Office of Tourism, and I are making the parade list for the March 4 Mardi Gras parade at 6:30 p.m. down Bourbon Street from the high school, to Washington...
  • William D. Townsend, public works official

    William D. Townsend, public works official
    William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92. "The cause of death was failure to...
  • Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps reviews a year of service

    Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps reviews a year of service
    A radiation scare at last May's War of 1812 celebration and more than 20 heat-related illnesses at the July 4th parade kept Havre de Grace's Ambulance Corps busy during the warmer months of 2013, among many calls members answered last year. At Saturday's...
  • Havre de Grace mayor warns of 'challenging budget' for 2015

    Havre de Grace mayor warns of 'challenging budget' for 2015
    Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne Dougherty warned of "the most challenging budget of my administration" for fiscal year 2015 and said he expects to raise water and sewer rates by 20 percent, as suggested by a city commission. With home building still stagnant...
  • Pride of Baltimore II, 'Star-Spangled Banner' replica to help mark Maryland Day

    Pride of Baltimore II, 'Star-Spangled Banner' replica to help mark Maryland Day
    The Pride of Baltimore II and a replica of the flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" will be the focus of Maryland Day celebrations in Baltimore and Annapolis on March 25, according to the Maryland Historical Society. First, the flag, hand-...
  • Coolidge proclaims Nov. 24 as Thanksgiving Day in 1927 [History Matters]

    50 Years Ago St. John's College, etc.  "American Legion Talk At Jessup Woman's Club "Featured speaker at the October meeting of the Jessup Woman's Club was 1st Sgt. Russell Walters, State Police, Waterloo Barracks, who gave a talk on the American...