| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:35 PM
From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years.
Plaster chips and crumbles to the touch. Mortar sealing together thousands of bricks and stones is deteriorating into sand. A mildewy odor fills...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Life is full of surprises. They make life interesting. The past two weeks have been filled with a mix of good and bad surprises.
On the bright side, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation has been a model of good communication, responsive...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Adventure and fresh air? Sounds like a winner to me. Here's what organizers have to say about Hike & Seek:
"National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America's largest conservation organization, is pleased to announce the Hike & Seek event at Druid Hill...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Leonard J. Kerpelman, a civic iconoclast and legal gadfly who is best known for representing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court case that outlawed prayer in public schools, died Thursday at Sinai Hospital of complications...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Dean R. Wagner, a retired mathematics teacher who spent his retirement researching Baltimore residential communities, died of cancer Sept. 11 at his Original Northwood home. He was 77.
He was born in Piqua, Ohio, and attended high school there. His...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In the recent Dan Rodricks column, "Let your eyes wander to see city shine" (Sept. 12), I could not help but think of all those who drive by the Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore in Druid Hill Park and rarely take the time to even...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Sherlock Swann Gillet, a Baltimore County farmer and water utility owner, died Sept. 9. Family members said that he went out for his daily horseback ride in Glyndon and did not return. He was later found in a field. Family members said he fell from his...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:52 AM
In her signature green sweat shirt, khakis and tennis shoes, Kate Blom doesn't look like a party planner. But you only turn 125 once, and she's determined that this will be a memorable year.
She's the general manager of the Howard Peters Rawlings...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:37 PM
As a blazing sun beat down on the city Tuesday, Rock Island — the moated exhibit at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore where African penguins zip through cool, shallow waters — seemed a good place to be.
But the Druid Hill Park enclosure is...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:26 AM
This Saturday hundreds of people are expected to converge on Druid Hill Park — some pushing strollers, some toddling alongside their moms — to raise awareness about prenatal health.
The second annual Baby Buggy Walk in the Park is an attempt...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Kristina and Anthony Pannone spent eight months looking for a house. The ones they liked kept getting snapped up, until they finally topped three other would-be buyers for a place in Columbia — by offering $5,100 more than the asking price.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Grizell T. Parsons, a retired civilian employee of the Army Intelligence Command and a neighborhood activist, died Sept. 4 of a cerebral hemorrhage at her West Baltimore home. She was 88.
The former Grizell Haynie was born and raised in Heathsville, Va.,...