| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:41 AM
A house fire in Westminster Monday afternoon caused about $60,000 in damages and has displaced a family of three, according to a notice of investigation from the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
The fire started in the basement of a two-story home in the...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Neighbors filled three-quarters of the pews at Friendship Baptist Church in Sykesville last week to grill a local contracting company about its proposal to use farmland in the area as a mulching and wood composting facility.
The proposal, from Howard...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 8:55 AM
In January 2013, I wrote about Ellicott City photographer Cary Crocker, who focuses his lens on the small, sometimes overlooked bits of nature — for instance, the intricate features of insects and flowers.
He has found some of his inspiration in...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:57 AM
Though New Year's Eve is less than a week away, even last-minute party planners have time to add a Maryland sparkling wine to their celebrations.
With seven of the state's 56 wineries producing America's version of champagne, the local wine industry has...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:26 PM
A century-old Station North movie theater, an East Baltimore church, a former cotton mill and two downtown office towers are among the renovation projects selected for financing next year under Maryland's historic preservation tax credit program.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Several water main breaks in the city and Baltimore County Wednesday night and Thursday morning shut down roads and are affecting service to hundreds of customers.
A 30-inch, cast iron main that dates back to the 19th century broke in downtown...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Alicia I. Floyd, a homemaker and volunteer, died Dec. 13 of Alzheimer's disease at her home in the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. She was 75.
The daughter of George Dudley Iverson IV and Gertrude Rausch Iverson, the former Alicia Lee...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:05 AM
Calling all artists! The Howard County Conservancy seeks submissions for its fourth annual Art of Stewardship juried art show, which will run from Wednesday, March 12, until Saturday, April 9. During the opening reception on Thursday, March 13, a round...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Andrew Spang, the band director at Folly Quarter Middle School, is proud to announce the selection of several of his student musicians to elite ensembles.
Lance Mercy, playing trumpet, Jeffery Read, trombone, and Sam LeDoux, on bass, were chosen to...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:34 AM
A 91-year-old Pikesville man died in a head-on car crash on U.S. 40 in Howard County Saturday evening, police said.
The man, identified by police Monday as Joseph Kryszpel, 91, of Pikesville, drove a Lincoln Town Car the wrong way on the westbound lanes...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Medicare-eligible retirees in the Howard County Public School System will have a new insurance plan come Jan. 1, but significant concerns have been expressed by some retirees that the plan isn't accepted by their health care providers.
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:54 AM
A fresh blanket of snow fell across the Baltimore area west of Interstate 95 by midday Tuesday, but heavier bands of precipitation that were expected to raise snowfall totals did not materialize.
As much as 6 inches fell, reported in Manchester in...