| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:59 AM
At 16 years old, Girl Scout Emily Abdow may be one of the youngest local history experts around.
The Centennial High School junior's passion for the past began about seven years ago, when she attended the Victorian Dreams camp — a week-long camp...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Most checking accounts pay little or no interest, and fewer and fewer are free.
But at Patapsco Bank in Dundalk, checking customers can earn about 2 percent a year in a free account or choose cash back or even iTunes rewards. And members of Money One...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Thousands of traffic signals on the Chesapeake Bay from the mouth of the Susquehanna River to the entrance of the Atlantic Ocean lead cargo ship captains, commercial fishermen and recreational boaters out of harm's way.
When they go on the blink,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The human eye sees a black-and-white border collie, about 35 pounds, stepping slowly and silently across the lawn at Fort McHenry, its light-brown eyebrows lending its face a most personable expression.
The Canada goose eye apparently sees something...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:42 AM
They say historic Ellicott City is haunted. Maybe it's the granite, the underground water or he flow of electricity.
Things are about to get a little spookier. Howard County Tourism and Promotion offers three different ghost tours, leading visitors...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:05 PM
It might have felt more like summer, but that didn't deter a record-setting crowd from attending the Howard County Conservancy's Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Woodstock.
"The event was a big success," said Meg Schumacher Boyd, executive...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:25 AM
After visitors to this year's Decorator Show House meander along a slate pathway from the parking lot to the front of Mount Ida, it becomes obvious why William Ellicott, grandson of one of the city's founding brothers, chose the site on Sarahs Lane for...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A $400 million gambling complex that will house a "world-class" casino is rising along Baltimore's Russell Street — land that until last year was barred from construction because of the risk of flooding.
City officials' high hopes for casino...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:00 PM
And what, you might ask, kept your favorite football mind from nailing down his second straight week of perfect picks? Only a potential game-winning, overtime field goal being blocked. North Harford, the team I had picked to beat Loyola, had a shot at...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:40 AM
"Dracula" seems right at home among the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute high above Ellicott City. Thanks to the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's outdoor staging, the vampire has taken up residence at this wooded site. It makes for the perfect...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Rich Corkran entered his first political race "kind of on a whim." In 2006, the Ellicott City Democrat decided to run against incumbent Republican state Sen. Allan Kittleman in District 9 when no one else stepped forward "because I felt people needed...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:02 PM
J. George Kropp, an educator whose career at Calvert Hall College High School teaching social studies and history spanned more than 50 years, died Sunday of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.
The longtime Loch...