When WYPR on-air personality Diane Finlayson and her husband, Maarten Calon, return from their island vacation in the Caribbean on Tuesday, they will be met by an unusual welcome committee ¿ a friend armed with boots, gloves, brooms and a heavy-duty snow shovel. Calon and Finlayson had been scheduled to return to Baltimore from Curacao on Saturday on American Airlines.
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As you read this, I'm finishing up my packing and making all of the final preparations for my flight later this evening. I'll be off to the usually snowy north country of Michigan to spend a week of togetherness with my children and some other extended family.
Temperatures pushing 70 may not have been in tune with the season Saturday afternoon, but the mild weather conjured a pleasant day for those attending the Laurel Historical Society's biennial Holiday House Tour. Pat Higgins, of Silver Spring, said she was "born and raised" in Laurel and still attends St. Philip's Episcopal Church on Main Street. Members of her family have resided in Laurel since 1889.
In response to the pending verdict in the trial of Officer William Porter, the first of the six officers to be tried in the death of Freddie Gray, Carroll County Public Schools has cancelled one field trip leaving from Robert Moton Elementary School Wednesday to Baltimore City, according to CCPS Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Steve Johnson.
Carroll County Public Schools has cancelled one field trip leaving from Robert Moton Elementary School Wednesday to Baltimore City, according to CCPS Assistant Superintendent of Administration Steve Johnson.
Nearly 2.2 million Marylanders are expected to travel this holiday season — which would represent a new record if fulfilled, despite being the smallest annual growth since 2011, according to a new annual report from AAA Mid-Atlantic.
To help get in the holiday mood, holiday tours are scheduled for Montpelier Mansion through Dec. 31. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel-Bowie Road (Route 197), is hosting a Christmas concert featuring carols and anthems for choirs, orchestra, organ and handbells, and sing along carols
This Saturday, members of the National History Honors Society at Centennial High School will take visitors to the Mt. Ida historic mansion in Ellicott City back in time to find out how Christmas was celebrated in the Victorian era.
Santa may arrive on Dec. 24 in a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer, but on Dec. 12, he's more likely to arrive in Clarksville by fire truck. Santa will be welcoming children to visit and chat in the engine bay of the Fifth District fire station on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to come share pizza with Santa. The cost is $6 for ages 6 and up and free for ages 5 and under. It's a great photo op.
For about two weeks every summer, Jarred, a 6-foot-7 forward at Loyola Maryland; Brionna, a 6-3 center at Maryland; Stephanie, a 6-2 forward at Aberdeen who will play for the Terps next season; and Jordon, a 6-6 sophomore forward at Aberdeen, make daily trips to the courts outside Havre de Grace High School seeking basketball supremacy.
Maryland men¿s basketball coach Mark Turgeon knew that the start of Diamond Stone¿s college career was going to be the equivalent of an amusement park thrill ride: highs and lows, and more than a few bumps along the way.
The Maryland men's basketball team couldn't fly out immediately after Tuesday's 89-81 loss at North Carolina because its private plane got grounded due to fog. The nearly five-hour drive was spent decompressing after the loss to the No. 9 Tar Heels, catching up on sleep and studies, as well as doing some early preparation for Friday's game against Saint Francis (Pa.) at Xfinity Center.
Laurel Historical Society member and Holiday House Tour Chairman Clayton Cooper Jr. helped broker a collaboration between this year's house tour and another local group he has membership with, the Laurel Arts District Committee, which promotes local artists and the establishment of the arts district in the Main Street neighborhood. In a joint effort, an empty home has been turned into an art gallery tour stop, The Gallery at 515.