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  • Bel Air's election ought to be bigger than it is for most folks

    Here's an attention-grabbing headline for you: It's election time in Bel Air! Seriously, folks, don't yawn or turn the page. This is big stuff. Of course, you wouldn't know it to judge from the few people who bother to vote in these elections, generally...
  • Celebrity traveler: Suzi Cordish shares her valley fever

    Celebrity traveler: Suzi Cordish shares her valley fever
    Maryland Art Place chairwoman and fundraiser Suzi Cordish doesn't like to sit still for very long. Along with her husband, developer David Cordish, she travels to exotic settings around the world, wherever work and interests take the couple. They...
  • If you go: Visiting the Hudson River Valley

    Getting there Although trains travel to the region (Amtrak to New York, then Metro North to Peekskill), the best way to see the expansive Hudson Valley region is via car. From Baltimore, West Point is about 270 miles. The five-hour drive up Interstate...
  • Bits & Pieces: Glenelg girls track coach goes from electrician to the book-signing circuit

    Mike Selmer, an electrician by trade, always wanted to be a writer. Even during his 10 years as the girls track coach at Glenelg High School, he had writing in the back of his mind. But he had two jobs, a family to support and a mortgage to pay. Mike...
  • Induction Day at Naval Academy a blur of commands, requirements

    Induction Day at Naval Academy a blur of commands, requirements
    The plebes looked stunned. Under a relentless barrage of commands, most of them bellowed, some 1,200 members of the U.S. Naval Academy's Class of 2015 ran the gantlet of induction Thursday, a process that by any definition appeared to be an ordeal. In...
  • A much-respected, and conflicted, general of the Confederacy

    Former Confederate Gen. Joseph Eggleston Johnston caught a cold while attending the funeral in New York City for his former Civil War adversary, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, in 1891. A month later, he died in Washington and was buried in a non-...
  • Russell & MacKenna Furniture: Maryland's cottage industry

    Russell & MacKenna Furniture: Maryland's cottage industry
    For a little over a century, starting with the end of the Revolutionary War, Maryland craftsmen were producing some of the finest home furnishings anywhere. Inlaid bellflower furniture, painted furniture, repousse silver, case clocks and other goods...
  • Best medicine for veterans: prevention

    Best medicine for veterans: prevention
    Veterans Day, and once again I'm shouting in my head: You people want to honor veterans? How about we dump the patriotic tinsel and give them something they can use — like all the effort it's going to take to heal their wounds for years to come....
  • New commander takes over Aberdeen Proving Ground's CECOM

    New commander takes over Aberdeen Proving Ground's CECOM
    The U.S. ArmyCommunication-Electronics Command officially welcomed its 20th commander, Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, Feb. 9 in a ceremony on the campus of the C4ISR Center of Excellence at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Ferrell took over one of the major...
  • Thanksgiving Day for running as well as eating

    The popularity of Thanksgiving Day running events was apparent on Williams Street in Bel Air Nov. 24. Runners in the 16th annual YMCA of Central Maryland Turkey Trot packed the starting line from curb to curb and 150 meters deep. A half-hour later,...
  • Home from war, still on a mission

    Home from war, still on a mission
    This holiday season, thousands of families are welcoming home children, siblings, spouses and parents from the Middle East. For family members and service members alike, this return marks a long-anticipated and joyful reunion. But for the soldiers,...
  • Sexual assault reports double at the Naval Academy

    The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy doubled during the 2010-2011 academic year, as did the percentage of female midshipmen reporting unwanted sexual contact, according to a report released Tuesday by the Defense Department. The...