| 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 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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Ruut was destined to become a singer/songwriter.
One of four daughters born in Finland to parents who were classical musicians, Ruut DeMeo — who goes professionally by her first name, Finnish for Ruth, pronounced "Root" — spent her childhood...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:45 PM
A Washington state man found guilty of first-degree murder and other charges in September stemming from a 2012 Eldersburg shooting was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility for parole Tuesday in Carroll County Circuit Court.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Two men charged in connection with a string of daytime burglaries that occurred across the county last March were sentenced to serve 20 years in prison in Howard County Circuit Court last week.
Christopher Michael Kelly, 40, of the 10700 block of...
| 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 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 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 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
| 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 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
| 11:40 AM
How does Marriotts Ridge High School end up with so many award-winning vocalists and vocal ensembles? One explanation may lie in the partnership between the high school and its feeder schools (Burleigh Manor Middle, Mt. View Middle, Manor Woods...