By the time you read this, Highland will have lost one of its iconic residents. Bill Dailey, Vietnam veteran, a U.S. Marine and retired postmaster of the Highland Post Office, has sold his home on Brown's Bridge Road and has moved to Dagsboro, Del.,to begin his next great adventure.
The Towson Times took home nine awards Friday in the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association editorial contest, including a "Best of Show," meaning it was superior to the first-place winners from other circulation divisions.
Employees at the Aberdeen Proving Ground office of New Jersey-based information technology firm Symbolic Systems Inc. – many who have ties to the Garden State – have helped raise $11,000 for Superstorm Sandy relief programs in New Jersey.
Retailers who deal in candy, from the specialty shops such as Rheb's to the mass discounters, are benefiting from the growing Valentine's candy trend and from increased spending on Valentine's in general.
Late last month, Tom Cruise heroically came to Sara Lindsey's rescue. More recently, Matt Damon offered the Howard County native a boatload of money to allow his corporation to lease her land. Granted, these events happen in the movies and not in real life, but it's all pretty exciting just the same.
Starting at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on May 20, Doug Masiuk finished his cross-country journey last Sunday when he dipped his tired and blistered feet into the Atlantic Ocean off Brooklyn's Coney Island. There was no significance to the finishing point except its accessibility.
The Mt. Washington Fire Department will open its annual train garden Dec. 1. After station lost truck to another station, morale was so low, no one wanted to erect the garden, which has been around since 1955. But now the newly rebuilg display is brightening a half-empty bay at the station at 2700 Glen Ave. and lifting the spirits of firefighters during the holiday season.
This Thanksgiving week, something all of us have to be thankful for – even if we're unable to participate in any of the community meals – is the wonderful realization that we live in a community whose members can look beyond a dismal economic situation and share the good things they have with folks who are less fortunate.
Since I'm reflecting and since this column will be published the day before Thanksgiving (happy, Turkey Day!), I'm going to go the corny route and say what I'm thankful for because, well, how is that a bad thing?
With approval of the Civil Marriage Protection Act referendum on Election Day, Baltimore gays and lesbians, including Homeland residents Lisa Polyak and Gita Deane, the lead plaintiffs in an unsuccessful lawsuit against the city to have a marriage license issue to them, say passage of Question 6 is "good for the dignity" of same sex couples.