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  • Eagle Scout cleans up city cemetery in disrepair

    Eagle Scout cleans up city cemetery in disrepair
    Not quite four years ago, I began some trips to St. Vincent Cemetery, an old and abandoned burying ground largely surrounded by the Clifton Park Golf Course in Northeast Baltimore. In that summer of 2010, a small group of descendants of those buried there...
  • Eva P. Brooks, educator

    Eva P. Brooks, educator
    Eva P. Brooks, a retired Baltimore County public schools educator who with other family members successfully traced their ancestry to Colonial Virginia, died June 21 of heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital. The longtime Catonsville resident was 101. "You...
  • Aberdeen: It all depends upon the weather

    It all depends upon the weather. How often do we say that? Especially this winter. Our holiday celebrations were altered this year. Dinners were held later or earlier because of bad weather predicted. Meetings were canceled. Schools delayed or canceled....
  • Another Tilghman involved in a historic moment

    Another Tilghman involved in a historic moment
    Several readers wrote me about last week's column that told the story of federal Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a Baltimorean who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. They...
  • Recalling the 1967 re-enactment of Tilghman's historic dash from Yorktown to Philadelphia

    Recalling the 1967 re-enactment of Tilghman's historic dash from Yorktown to Philadelphia
    In a recent column, I wrote about Gen. George Washington's aide-de-camp, Tench Tilghman, Maryland's version of Paul Revere, whose historic ride in October 1781 from Virginia to Philadelphia brought news to the Continental Congress of the British surrender...
  • Catonsville family traces roots to Virginia settlers in 1600s

    Catonsville family traces roots to Virginia settlers in 1600s
    A century ago, the Page family settled in Catonsville, founded a church and operated the neighborhood grocery out of the front rooms of a home on Winters Lane. Still, the family's 99-year-old matriarch, Eva Page Brooks — whose living room was...
  • Robert W. 'Bob' Summers, C&P manager

    Robert W. "Bob" Summers, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. manager, died Thursday of heart failure at Oak Crest Village retirement community. He was 82. Robert Wendell Summers was born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park. He was a 1947...
  • Men's lacrosse Player of the Week: John Ranagan, Johns Hopkins

    Men's lacrosse Player of the Week: John Ranagan, Johns Hopkins
    John Ranagan, Johns Hopkins Junior, Yorktown, N.Y., midfielder Ranagan's only goal of the day proved to be the most pivotal, lifting the Blue Jays to an 11-10 overtime win at reigning national champion Virginia on Saturday. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound...
  • From coast to coast, local bike riders raise awareness for eating disorders

    From coast to coast, local bike riders raise awareness for eating disorders
    With an impending graduation and no job lined up, John Windsor sat in his apartment at St. Mary's College and listened to his old high school friend pitch him an idea of traveling across the country on a bike.' Hours later that January night, Windsor and...
  • Choral Society raises scholarship funds at comedy night

    Choral Society raises scholarship funds at comedy night
    It's "comedy tonight" this week when the Virginia Choral Society presents its music scholarship fundraiser at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Cozzy's Comedy Club, 9700 Warwick Blvd., in Newport News. Virginia Beach comedian and magician Joseph De Paul...
  • York-Poquoson Sheriff defends armored vehicle, talks militarization of police

    The following message was posted to the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office Facebook page Thursday following an interview the Daily Press had with Sheriff Danny Diggs about the ongoing conflicts in Ferguson, Mo., the department's recent acquisition of an...
  • Aug. 21 Letters:Ethics reform, vendor locations

    Time for reform I have been reading for three weeks now about the court proceedings in the ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell case; it has been covered well by the Daily Press. I guess I am surprised that people making $170,000 a year could be in the financial...