Dr. Stanley Roy Platman, a retired psychiatrist and health administrator recalled as a champion of community-based mental health services, died after heart surgery May 7 at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. The Guilford resident was 79.
She's the name and face of the Amanda Hichkad CCA Celebration Walk coming up this weekend at Ripken Stadium. It benefits the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance and the Cancer LifeNet program at the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.
University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan, who in 12 years on the job helped oversee the rise of some of the state's public universities to national prominence, announced Tuesday he will step down from his position as soon as a successor is found.
By By Carrie Wells and Liz Bowie and The Baltimore Sun
Harford County's high schools are conspicuously absent from U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings for 2014, despite some of them seemingly having higher scores than the three high schools in neighboring Cecil County that qualified for the national lists.
Dr. Otis B. Michael, a retired physician and former chairman of the city's Commission on Aging, died of cancer May 2 at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital Center. The Pikesville and Inner Harbor resident was 82.
Local Leos under the mentoring of Larry Orwig, a member of the Glenwood Lions Club, are on the receiving end of examples of those three character building attributes. The Glenwood Leos are currently seeking bicycles for a container load the middle school students are readying for shipment to needy communities throughout the global village.
In 2010, Laurel resident Beverly Hunt and friend and business partner Sylvia Baffour traveled to Ghana to distribute water filters they had purchased for villagers living without access to clean drinking water. In February, reporter Gwendolyn Glenn returned to the Ghanaian village to report on the health benefits residents experienced by having water filters.
Bike riders who were part of the Police Unity Tour stopped at the Harford County Sheriff's Office Southern Precinct in Edgewood Sunday morning as part nationwide ride that culminated in Washington, D.C., Monday at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Towson area state and local officials have written to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance asking for assurances that the Loch Raven Elementary School building, which operates as a community center, will not be demolished make room for a new school.
Congratulations to Ally Schito! The Centennial High School senior won a silver medal for her mixed media painting titled, "Adding a Dimension" in the renowned Scholastic Art and Writing competition, a national art contest sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.
The Darlington library will host a book and tree sale on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's time for trees! Allegheny Chinkapins, Douglas fir and serviceberry saplings will be available for a suggested $2 donation
Balloon meister Ron Broderick is working on keeping a lot of balloons in the air. The West Friendship hot-air balloon pilot is organizing the Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival to be held at Turf Valley May 15 and 16, with an Armed Forces Day observance on Saturday, May 17.
University of Maryland, College Park President Wallace Loh has made it his top priority to remake the college into a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship, pushing the strategy not just in the business school but in almost every corner.
Timonium poet Ann Kolakowski writes about lost town of Warren where her grandmother grew up and which is now the site of Loch Raven Reservoir in new collection, "Persistence: Poems of Warren, Maryland."
SARC, Harford County's resource for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking is undertaking a campaign to design and build a model facility based on research that dignifies survivors and provides them with a welcoming, secure environment. The new facility will allow them the ability to regain their independence with self-determination.
In a program unique among the service academies, young people from the Naval Academy, on the threshold of their military careers, are visiting veterans at the end of their lives to acknowledge their service as only another member of the military can.
The Temple for World Peace, Baltimore's first Buddhist temple, will open Friday after more than a year of construction and a week of flurried preparations. The nearly two-acre property, east of Belvedere Square on Northern Parkway, includes an orchard, playground, cafe and bookstore, as well as a central worship and meditation space.
After learning his son did not survive being shot while serving a warrant at a Catonsville home, Officer Jason Schneider's father found comfort in knowing his son had died doing his job, doing something that mattered.
Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., a retired Eastern Shore vegetable farmer who was a 11th-generation member of the family that settled a farm that is now Todd's Inheritance Historic Site in North Point, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 92.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun