| Mar 20, 2011
| 1:08 PM
They say wine gets better with age, and although Virginia Wine Week is only two years old, it is an event worth waiting for.
The event continues throughout this week and weekend, and celebrates "Love by the Glass," a statewide promotion that features...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Sesquicentennial events abound as the four-year observance of the Civil War begins this week. Here's a sampler of those upcoming in the next few months:
Baltimore, April 15-17: Commemorative events, living-history exhibits and a grand...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 5:42 AM
Think amusement parks are just for kids? Think again.
There's nothing like screaming aboard a careening roller coaster, gorging on funnel cake and popcorn, or splashing in a spray of water to bring out your inner child.
The advent of spring means...
| Jul 21, 2011
"X-tink-shun" exhibit at the Philadelphia Zoo
Featuring puppets by the Jim Henson Company, "X-tink-shun" has characters of endangered or extinct species stationed throughout the zoo, educating visitors about the plight of their particular...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Dr. John Leake Pitts, a retired pediatrician who during a long career in public health had been the acting Anne Arundel County health officer, died of cancer Wednesday at his Annapolis Roads home. He was 85.
Born in Roanoke, Va., he was the son of John...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 6:41 AM
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site.
Mark Turgeon's efforts to strengthen his backcourt took him to Raleigh, N.C., last week, when he...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Tony Ray Hicks, a theatrical costume director, died of a heart attack March 17 at Maryland General Hospital. The Hamilton resident was 45.
Born in Bristol, Tenn., he was the son of Linda Faye Hicks, a homemaker, and Raymond Haskell Hicks, a farmer. He...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 6:21 PM
When S. Dallas Dance was searching for his first teaching job out of college, he was hired by a Virginia high school principal nearly twice his age.
Just a decade later, after a meteoric career rise that impresses some and worries others, Dance has ended...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 3:47 PM
In the crowded glass and steel lobby of the Houston school headquarters, Principal Susan Monaghan paused briefly to touch the shoulder of her boss, a man with far less experience in the education field and young enough to have been her student.
"I am OK,...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:27 PM
If Maryland lawmakers needed greater evidence that the time has come to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, they need look no further than the 51 percent increase in same-sex couples reported this week by the U.S. Census.
This isn't a population...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 10:23 AM
Frances Wellford Mason, of Ellicott City, dedicated her life to causes she was passionate about — animals and education. So it was perhaps not surprising that, with no prior experience, she raised a flock of sheep on a farm and helped found the...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:00 PM
The worst time to throw a junk food social for your colleagues is during an earthquake.
In her farewell column, Laura Vozzella mentioned that I was setting up for a Junk Food Social when the earthquake hit. Stupid planet ruined my party.