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

  • Artist wraps Baltimore bus station in bubble wrap

    Artist wraps Baltimore bus station in bubble wrap

    How did you celebrate Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day? What? Don't tell me you missed it again.   Artist Mary England spent Jan. 26 wrapping a Station North bus shelter in 125 feet of blue bubble wrap for passersby to pop. "The reactions varied between disbelief, lack of understanding, and total amusement,"...

  • Publicist: Christian Siriano break-up 'not confirmed'

    Publicist: Christian Siriano break-up "not confirmed"

    A publicist for Annapolis-born fashion designer Christian Siriano said Monday that reports that he had broken off his engagement are "not confirmed." Citing anonymous sources, US Weekly reports that Siriano and musician Brad Walsh have split.  Siriano and Walsh got engaged in 2013 after dating...

  • What makes a great Super Bowl ad? A story

    What makes a great Super Bowl ad? A story

    What makes a great Super Bowl ad? Sexy celebrities? A great soundtrack? Slapstick humor? Puppies? The answer, according to Johns Hopkins University professor Keith A. Quesenberry, is a good story. Quesenberry published a study that looked at more than 100 Super Bowl ads and determined that those...

  • Baltimore transgender woman on WE tv reality show 'Love Thy Sister'

    Baltimore transgender woman on WE tv reality show "Love Thy Sister"

    Baltimore resident Londyn Smith de Richelieu hopes her appearance Thursday evening on the WE tv reality show, "Love Thy Sister," will clear up some misperceptions about transgender people.  Smith de Richelieu visits an old friend from her college days -- Ione Rucker, who stars in the show with...

  • Bald eagles fight, tangle and fall out of the sky

    Bald eagles fight, tangle and fall out of the sky

    Sam Longfellow spotted a furious cluster of gray and white feathers shrieking high in a tree outside his home in Southern Maryland. "It's a bald eagle," he called to his wife, Jaime. "Wait — two bald eagles." The birds were hanging upside down, talons locked together over a branch, glaring at each...

  • Obsession with FitBit, other fitness trackers prompts users to take steps

    Obsession with FitBit, other fitness trackers prompts users to take steps

    Tung Trinh has taught himself to push the grocery cart with one hand — his right. The Garrison Forest middle school dean refuses to tuck his left hand in his pocket, even when hurrying between campus buildings on bitter days. His left hand must swing freely so the activity-tracking device he wears...

  • Thousands celebrate Hogan inauguration at gala

    Thousands celebrate Hogan inauguration at gala

    Thousands streamed into the Baltimore Convention Center on Wednesday evening for a gala celebrating the inauguration of Gov. Larry Hogan. They shrugged off heavy fur coats, stamped road salt off high heels and straightened bow ties emblazoned with the flag of Maryland. This was their night to celebrate....

  • O'Malley, family move to $549,000 home in Homeland, Baltimore

    O'Malley, family move to $549,000 home in Homeland, Baltimore

    It's moving time for the O'Malley family. Outgoing Gov. Martin O'Malley and his family are moving out of the governor's mansion in Annapolis this week into a four-bedroom home in the Homeland section of North Baltimore. The governor and his wife, Judge Katie Curran O'Malley, purchased the home...

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