What Karl Kissner and his cousin, Karla Hench, stumbled upon on that gray February day was a real-life bonanza of about 700 baseball cards from the early 1900s with a total estimated value of about $3 million, according to some experts.
On Friday, July 20, Lynne Zink of Joppa was named 2012 International Auctioneer Champion in the Women's Division. The competition took place at the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Conference and Show at the Spokane Convention Center in Spokane, Wash.
It was standing room only during Saturday night's 4-H livestock auction in the large 4-H pavilion at the Harford County Farm Fair. Spectators, families and potential buyers flocked to one of the fair's most popular events, as auctioneers spouted off prices looking for the highest bidder.
Thouands of people watched the annual pony swim depicted in Marguerite Henry's novel, "Misty of Chincoteague," which immortalized the ponies' trek and lodged the image of wild horses into the hearts of generations of readers.
The Laurel Regional Hospital Foundation is looking for businesses to donate items or services for the silent auction at its fundraiser "September Soiree," to be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., at the Riggs Alumni Hall at the University of Maryland in College Park. Gifts to the silent auction qualify as a business tax deduction.
It's late July and it's hot and in Harford County that can mean only one thing: Farm Fair Week is coming soon. The 25th Harford County Farm Fair runs next Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 26-29, at the Harford County Equestrian Center on Tollgate Road.
Last week two lawsuits led by the city against banks — one that came to an end, another that's gaining speed — raised City Hall's global profile as an aggressive watchdog for financial companies' misdeeds.
Make plans to stop by the center of town Saturday for the next Port Palooza. It will be held July 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the town square. Look for music and maybe a display in the Bank Building then choose one of the town's seven eateries for lunch or dinner
It's that time again to mark your calendars for the 2012 Cecil County Fair to be held July 20 to 28 in Fair Hill. A variety quarter auction will be held today (Friday) at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at 201 Mount Royal Ave. in Aberdeen. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games starting at 7. Food and drinks will be available. Paddles are $2 each with a two-paddle limit. Homemade and handmade gifts, gift cards, vendor items and more will be available. This event will benefit the National
Billy Turner will be in the stands at Belmont Park on Saturday, a shock of silver hair — and a slew of memories — tucked beneath his familiar Irish-peaked cap. At 72, he is the only living trainer of a Triple Crown champion.
With his six-year, $85.5 million contract extension official, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones sat between his two bosses — manager Buck Showalter and club executive vice president Dan Duquette — on Sunday and said Baltimore is where he belongs.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has donated use of her office's skybox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards to 27 nonprofit or charitable organizations this year, including her daughter's school, according to a list provided by the mayor's office.