| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:55 AM
The towns of Marriottsville, Sykesville and Woodstock all span the Patapsco River and thus are in two or more counties. Although this column focuses on Howard County, our day-to-day lives do not stop at the county line. Sometimes I like to include...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Baltimore's harbor earned a failing grade for water quality in the latest assessment of its ecological health, despite fewer reported sewage overflows last year.
Though the harbor's overall grade for 2013, to be released Wednesday, is down from a C-...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Among the generations of fine ancestors Dennis Ayers discovered while climbing through the branches of his family tree are a "witch" and an "Indian-slayer." Then there's the 11th-century tale of the origin of his family name with William the Conqueror's...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Carol and Woody Hearn, longtime residents of Howard County, are retiring and moving to homes in Chincoteague, Va., where they'll spend winters, and Vermont, where they'll spend summers.
Their friends recently held a "Retirement and Moving On" party at...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 1:26 PM
The threat of rain that hovered over the area in the morning had dissipated by the time the annual Fourth of July Parade through Arbutus was to begin Friday.
"This was the best," said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, one of many politicians in...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:48 AM
The body of a swimmer who had gone missing at Patapsco State Valley Park on Friday was recovered on Saturday, officials said.
Baltimore County Fire Lt. Paul Massarelli said the man was last seen at about 3 p.m. while swimming near the dam. Family members...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:22 AM
If Joe Gochar, president of the Hilltop/Maple Community Association hadn't been curious about the origins of a stone mill tucked away on a dirt path near his Catonsville community 13 years ago, the land forgotten for 90 years may have gone unnoticed for...
| Jun 6, 2014
Captain Avery Museum
Volunteers are needed to serve as docents and escort visitors through the Museum from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays and at special functions. On some occasions, they would be dressed in a costume typical of the 1860s. Training is...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Like many artists before her, Lisa Su has found inspiration from the intricate patterns and textures found in nature: the red seeds from the inside of a pomegranate, barnacles adhering to a rock.
Yet the materials she uses are not beautiful or intricate....
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:14 PM
State Highway Administration bridge inspectors closed the westbound Interstate 70 between I-695 and Route 29 on Friday at 4 p.m. shortly after finding the beginning of a small crack in a steel girder under the I-70 bridge over the Patapsco River,...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Four people were rescued when their boat overheated, caught fire and began to sink on the Patapsco River Sunday morning.
Petty Officer Ryan Ketchum, spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard's Baltimore office, said crews received a distress call at 11:08 a.m....
| Jun 4, 2014
An article in the June 6, 1914 edition of The Argus remarked on a Catonsville resident's birthday celebration."
Elias Livezey, Catonsville's oldest living resident, Wednesday observed his ninety-fifth birthday at Elkton Park, his home on Ingleside...