| Mar 24, 2012
| 8:00 PM
I'm the first child and only son of an energetic Navy engineer and builder.
So by the time I reached 9, I had lots of hands-on experience as a helper in the construction trades — driving nails, carrying bricks and even mixing mortar for a man who...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Like most couples, Artie and Janet Persing have their disagreements.
For instance, Artie would like to store in the bathroom rain water the couple collect from their downspouts to flush the toilet. But Janet just shakes her head and laughs: "We're not...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 2:43 PM
The aftermath of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee are still being felt in our area. That's why volunteers with the Lebanon County Disaster Recovery Group are coming together to help clean up and rebuild homes damaged during floods.
Leaders with the...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 12:37 PM
The County Council last week sent a letter to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Joe Hairston asking him to change a policy that closes school athletic fields from use during school emergency closures — even if the emergencies don't...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The protective underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay have dropped to their lowest levels since 2006, according to the latest report from Maryland and Virginia scientists.
The scientists from the Chesapeake Bay Program, a regional partnership, view the...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:35 AM
The 2012 hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with 10 named storms, including four hurricanes, two major, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray of Colorado State University said on Wednesday.
The average season sees 12 named storms,...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 7:52 PM
Baltimore's Inner Harbor is about to dramatically enlarge one of its newest attractions — one meant to draw crabs and fish as well as tourists.
For weeks now, teams of young and adult volunteers have been assembling what promoters say will be...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Chances are you've had goat cheese. Maybe you've even called it chevre. A staple of gallery reception spreads, of beginner's level savory tarts, and of early-20-something stabs at culinary adulthood, generally speaking, goat cheese makes food nerds and...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:07 PM
Mr. and Mrs. Paws were left in a box Wednesday night outside Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. The black-and-white kittens, just 6 weeks old, aren't ready to be adopted — but through a new program, someone can give the squirmy pair a home...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:00 AM
A bit of good news - the vast, grassy Susquehanna Flats apparently weathered Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in good shape.
Scientists conducting their annual checkup of the bay's underwater grasses found the lush bed at the mouth of the...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 2:09 PM
Sometimes the best news stories inadvertently are underplayed. For example, consider this online headline for a story that received scant attention:
"Drunk and expecting child, man burglarized property."
I'm guessing he didn't climb through a window,...