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  • West Friendship Elementary fifth-graders raise and release trout into wild

    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...
  • John Richard 'Dick' Irwin, Sun 'police blotter' reporter, dies

    John Richard 'Dick' Irwin, Sun 'police blotter' reporter, dies
    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...
  • Assaults on staff are focus of scathing report at Catonsville psychiatric hospital

    Assaults on staff are focus of scathing report at Catonsville psychiatric hospital
    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. The chaos...
  • Formal dining rooms fading into history

    Formal dining rooms fading into history
    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...
  • On stage at Chapelgate, a man and his big rabbit

    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. In...
  • Warm air deflates likely last chance for winter weather

    Warm air deflates likely last chance for winter weather
    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...
  • Sykesville couple to display metal artwork at annual craft show Feb. 22-24 in Baltimore

    Sykesville couple to display metal artwork at annual craft show Feb. 22-24 in Baltimore
    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...
  • An Irish folk tale's lesson for Joe Flacco

    An Irish folk tale's lesson for Joe Flacco
    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...
  • History Matters: Russians ready to take on any Japanese threat 75 years ago

    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...
  • Author of book on odd animal pals coming to Conservancy [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

    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....
  • Spelling aces get their letters in a row at two schools [West Friendship]

    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...
  • John R. Freas, manufacturers' representative

    John R. Freas, manufacturers' representative
    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...