For Tom Berlin, Friday was one doozy of a birthday. The Sykesville resident turned 70 and his old school, UMBC, pulled a historic upset in defeating Virginia in the NCAA basketball tournament. Moreover, it was Berlin who, 52 years ago, chose the UMBC mascot, the Retriever.
The Glen Rock, Pa., resident and daughter of Baltimore City Fire Department battalion chief Bill Britcher has "never once not loved luge, though there have been times when I’ve gotten pretty mad at it."
Seventy-five years ago, Curtis Bay was a mecca for … ice hockey? Early on in World War II, the Coast Guard station there trotted out a team of American hockey stars. Thus, in November 1942 were the Coast Guard Cutters born.