This was the court of honor for Ryan Rippeon, 17, of Westminster, and it was held to formally mark his attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. It may have been a cold afternoon outside the doors, but it was warm in that room, and not just due to the heating, but the warmth of feeling, like a family gathering, of those that had come out to witness something special.
While growing up in San Diego, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones idolized Tony Gwynn as a player, then later gained greater admiration for him after getting to know the Padres Hall of Famer as a person.
The Orioles dropped their Sunday matchup with the division-leading Blue Jays, 5-2. The O's are 5-5 in their past 10 games, all of which have been at home, and now head on a six-game road trip to Tampa and New York.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was featured in my Father's Day column, but he had more to say about the way the birth of his new daughter Ella has impacted his life and career as a major league ballplayer.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones had a lot to say about his responsibilities as a new dad in my Father's Day column, but he didn't stop there. So, here's a little more from No. 10 on fatherhood and the future.
The main theme running through the conversation with Torrey Smith was his commitment to make sure his infant son T.J. (Torrey Jeremiah) has all the love and fatherly attention possible from someone who could not take that for granted during his own childhood.
In the early days of the AIDS epidemic, when nobody knew what HIV was or how it was spread, few people in Baltimore were willing to go out of their way to help those dying of the disease. Tom Patrick was one of the willing.
On the last weekend in May, Prost German Restaurant, at 1195 Jacob Tome Highway, held its 3rd Annual Spring Fest complete with big tent in the back, vendors, games and, naturally, lots of authentic German food. Visitors on Friday and Saturday enjoyed live German music, activities for the kids and plenty of food and fun.
Logan McDonough is finishing her junior year at Glenelg High School and is in the process of completing her Girl Scout Gold Award involving peer tutoring in the HCPSS Comprehensive Summer School Program.
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., likely a few weeks away from finalizing a $1.8 billion deal to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse, posted a $37.1 million first quarter loss stemming from merger-related expenses.