Family and friends of Immanuel Quickley gathered earlier this week in his hometown of Havre de Grace to celebrate his gold medal from the United States team representing basketball players in the 17 and under age group in Spain this summer.
A few weeks ago, a Texas school teacher named Brandy Young went viral on the Internet when a parent shared a letter she sent home announcing her new homework policy: There wouldn't be any assigned, unless it was work your child was unable to complete in class. She instead asked parents and students spend their time after school doing things like eating together as a family, reading to and with your children and getting kids to bed early, all of which have a proven impact on student success.
In deep blue Maryland, it's the white Republican running for governor who has a direct message for black voters. Larry Hogan argues his job-creating economic policies are just what's needed to address the community's high jobless rate. Democrat Anthony Brown studiously avoids talking about minority voters, saying his policies are designed to make life better for everyone.
Children lacking summer enrichment can experience learning loss of as much as 30 percent compared to those who do have enrichment-filled summers. These children need to return to school sooner rather than later, because for many families school provides the most constructive enrichment to which they have access.
Dumsers' soft ice cream cones were still twirled perilously high, Thrashers' french fries were still doused in vinegar, and the surf was clear and cold as ever, but there were signs of change in Ocean City this summer.
Rick Snider of Biglerville, Pa., was the top winner of the grand-prize drawing at the Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale last Sunday, walking away with a boat, motor and trailer from Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats.
Hammond and Reservoir got the 2014 Howard County volleyball season started on a successful note, as both teams won on Friday evening. Hammond lost the first set to visiting Northeast of Anne Arundel, 25-23, but rallied back to win, 25-17, 25-14, 25-14. Junior setter Bahar Lakeh had 24 assists, and junior middle Lauryn Terry had 8 solo blocks and 7 kills. Leading the backrow defense, junior co-captain Catie Chervenak made 9 digs.