| May 29, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Fifth-graders at West Friendship Elementary School recently completed two hands-on projects that emphasized the importance of maintaining a healthy ecosystem in our area.
For the first undertaking, 19 members of the school's Trout Club received a...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:37 AM
John Richard "Dick" Irwin, a tough, accurate veteran police reporter with a heart of gold whose signature Police Blotter became required reading for both crime aficionados and the just plain curious, died Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:00 PM
In-patient units at Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville have become troubled environments where serious assaults on hospital staff are common, according to a scathing new report from a consultant for the Maryland health department.
| Apr 4, 2013
| 2:54 PM
When it came time for Stephanie Blatchley and her husband, Tyler, to buy their first house, the young couple knew exactly what they wanted.
Having grown up in western Howard County, she was most comfortable in a country setting. Both of them wanted to...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:29 AM
When taking note of local high school plays, remember that several private schools also offer spring productions. This year at Chapelgate Academy, students will perform "Harvey," a comedy best-known for its 1950 film adaptation starring Jimmy Stewart.
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
It was supposed to be both winter's last blast and Baltimore's first significant snowfall in two years, but stubbornly warm air took the "snow" out of Wednesday's snow day for many Marylanders.
While weather forecasts had the region preparing for the...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
When Ken and Julie Giradini work side by side, sparks fly. Literally.
In their studio located in the woods off a winding road in Sykesville, the Giradinis create works of art from metal.
The couple, who have been married 26 years, met in a pottery...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Letter writer Ruth Fleishman's fear that quarterback Joe Flacco may not renew his contract with the Ravens reminded me of an old Irish folk tale ("Flacco holding out? Say it ain't so, Joe," Feb. 16).
In a small town in the west of Ireland along the...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:47 AM
100 Years Ago
The iceman cameth
From the social notes: "Prof. Charles Kolb of Westminster was the guest Saturday and Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Barnes.
"Mr. Washington Ridgley spent several day last week with Mr. and Mrs. Charles...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Lions and tigers and bears — oh my! We have probably all seen videos or heard stories about amazing animal friendships. A heartwarming tale of animal bonding proves hard to resist and offers hope for similarly unlikely human friendships....
| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:35 AM
This is a love story about words. For it was nothing less than a sumptuous feast of verbiage when the superb spellers of West Friendship Elementary and Mount View Middle School wowed the judges with their love of words.
Twenty-nine 6th, 7th and 8th...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 1:57 PM
John R. Freas, a retired manufacturers' representative who coached youth football, died Wednesday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 73.
The son of an insurance adjuster and a secretary, John Robert Freas was born in Philadelphia and...