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  • Civil War sites in Maryland

    Civil War sites in Maryland
    While the first shots of the Civil War were fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, the first blood spilled in fighting occurred in Baltimore on April 19, 1861, when a mob of Southern sympathizers clashed with Massachusetts soldiers who'd debarked from a train on their way to Washington. Eight rioters, one bystander and three soldiers were killed, while dozens were wounded.
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    SATURDAY Derby Day The Therapeutic Riding Center hosts its third annual Derby Day in the Red Horse Barn at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, 18381 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. The event is from 2 to 6 p.m. and includes riding...

    Sharing, caring and cooking for 25 years

    Sharing, caring and cooking for 25 years
    COSTA MESA — There was no money to buy a ladle large enough to stir a 30-gallon pot in the beginning years of Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, so founder Merle Hatleberg used a boat oar. People were hungry, and the late Hatleberg wasn't one to back down...

    'Living history' is making a comeback at some Maryland museums

    'Living history' is making a comeback at some Maryland museums
    In the shadow of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, John Wilkes Booth will tell anyone who'll listen just why that tyrant had to be assassinated. Supporting himself on a wooden crutch, a decidedly agitated Booth, his voice rising to match the fierceness in his...

    Christine A. Evans, legal secretary, dies

    Christine A. Evans, a former legal secretary and homemaker, died Wednesday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at her Mays Chapel home. She was 90 and formerly lived in Ellicott City. Christine A. Knaak was born in Baltimore and raised in Canton....