| Jul 26, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Grace Gibbons of Mount Airy has worked with horses most of her life, so the rising high school sophomore was fascinated by a Chinese language class at Howard Community College that focused on the development of horse harnesses.
"When harnesses started...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Effa Lee "Effie" Roehrle, a homemaker who earlier had been a secretary, died July 20 of heart failure at the Dove House in Westminster.
She was 77.
Effa Lee "Effie" Saxton was born in Birmingham, Ala., and moved with her family to Baltimore in 1940....
| Jul 26, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Hundreds of swimmers are descending upon London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, but the sport also enjoyed a crowning moment in the local summer season this week in Hampstead.
On Wednesday, July 25, a group of nearly 1,000 swimmers competed in the...
| Aug 4, 2012
Roberta L. Nevitt, a retired social worker who had worked for the Baltimore County Department of Aging, died July 27 of cancer at the Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville, Va. She was 64.
Roberta Lee Nevitt was born in Atlanta and later moved...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Residents of Baltimore were naturally jittery as news swept through the city 150 years ago that Confederate and Union forces were about to meet in an epic battle unfolding in Gettysburg, a small Pennsylvania farming village.
And when it was over, it...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:05 AM
If Mount Airy residents wanted to see fireworks on July 4, they had to drive to Columbia, Frederick or Westminster.
Not this year.
A group of business owners in the town have come together to fund the first Celebrate Independence Day event that will...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Carroll County Commissioner Haven Shoemaker announced his candidacy for state delegate in 2014 Monday in front of about 25 people outside of the Westminster Branch Library.
Shoemaker, a Republican serving his first term on the Board of County...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Haven Shoemaker, a member of the all-Republican Board of Carroll County Commissioners, will announce his intentions for the 2014 election Monday at noon in front of the Westminster Branch Library on Main Street.
In a press release Thursday, Shoemaker...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Patricia E. Sadowski, a retired Baltimore County public schools reading specialist and music lover, died Sunday from congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Oak Crest Village resident was 76.
"Pat worked with children who were...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Steven M. Smith, a respiratory therapist and outdoorsman, died Saturday from cancer at the Golden Living Center in Westminster. He was 56.
The son of a United Methodist minister and a social worker, Steven Montgomery Smith was born in Laurel. He was...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 10:44 PM
The bites were coming for anglers on the Susquehanna Flats in a Bass Federation tournament in September 2010. But they weren't from fish.
“It was so salty, they were catching crabs up in the flats,” Baltimore angler Donald Haskins said....
| Jun 11, 2013
Maryland Wine Week is back. The 11-day celebration of the state's wine industry begins Friday and runs through June 24.
Organized by the Maryland Wineries Association, the third annual promotional event has restaurants and wine shops throughout the state...