Julie Scharper

Writer

Julie Scharper is a freelance writer and a former features reporter at The Sun. Since joining the Baltimore Sun in 2006, she covered City Hall, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County. 

Recent Articles

  • You better watch out: Krampus is coming to town

    You better watch out: Krampus is coming to town

    The Krampus storms through winter streets on hairy haunches, rattling chains and brandishing a bundle of birch sticks. And if you've been naughty, he might just whisk you away in his sack. The mythological creature — a sort of anti-Claus — originated centuries ago in the Alpine region. But Krampus...

  • Stacy Keibler shares first photo of her infant daughter, Ava Grace

    Stacy Keibler shares first photo of her infant daughter, Ava Grace

    Stacy Keibler finally posted a photo of her infant daughter. We've been wondering when we would catch a glimpse of little Ava Grace, who was born in August to the former WWE star and her husband. "Ava has graced us with such joy, such light and such love – we never saw it coming," Keibler wrote...

  • Heard the latest episode of 'Serial'? Now check out this great parody

    Heard the latest episode of 'Serial'? Now check out this great parody

    It's finally here. After two weeks, we have another episode of "Serial." If you find the true-crime podcast as gripping as I do, you have probably already listened to the new episode. You've checked the Reddit discussion group, read about the "Serial" backlash and the backlash against the backlash...

  • Who stole Thomas Dolby's bicycle?

    Who stole Thomas Dolby's bicycle?

    Remember how excited we were when British musician Thomas Dolby moved to Baltimore? Well, it seems Charm City hasn't been so charming to the creator of "She Blinded Me with Science." Dolby posted to Facebook and YouTube that his bike was stolen last week. Dolby, you might recall, had traded his...

  • Baltimore ranked fourth ugliest city by Travel and Leisure readers

    Baltimore ranked fourth ugliest city by Travel and Leisure readers

    Let me start by saying that I think you're beautiful, Baltimore. But maybe that's because I love you. It seems that many people don't feel the same way. The readers of Travel and Leisure ranked Baltimoreans the fourth most unattractive people in the United States. We trailed Detroit, Memphis and...

  • Facing cancer, and finding heaven on earth

    Facing cancer, and finding heaven on earth

    Oren Miller's children — 6-year-old Liam and 4-year-old Madeline — lean in close as they play Chutes and Ladders with their dad. "OK, Madeline, you're at 42. Count forward six," he says, his voice gentle. He is wearing three layers despite the warmth of the kitchen of his Owings Mills home. He...

  • Seeding a forest for eating in Clifton Park

    Seeding a forest for eating in Clifton Park

    Once it was a garden, then a bramble-choked thicket of invasive trees. And soon, Eric Kelly hopes, this plot in Clifton Park will become a forest full of edible plants — fruit trees, vegetables and tubers, berries and herbs. The project, known as the Baltimore Food Forest, is believed to be the...

  • Prominent Baltimoreans reveal the gifts that would make their holidays merry

    Prominent Baltimoreans reveal the gifts that would make their holidays merry

    Spoiler alert! We asked pairs of prominent Baltimoreans — relatives, co-workers and friends — what would make their trees twinkle this holiday season. Here's a peek at what a few of the city's best and brightest would like to receive from each other.  Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin co-founders...

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