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  • Peninsula pool guide: Cheap spots to take a dip

    With summer heat and humidity on the way, a dip in the water sounds like a real treat. But a family membership to a private pool can be costly. There are some cheaper options around the region. Here's where you can find a spot to soak in the sun. Free...
  • Memorial Day ceremony salutes Glencoe's efforts in wartime

    Memorial Day ceremony salutes Glencoe's efforts in wartime
    Memorial Day observances are a time of reflection for veterans and families. Glencoe resident Susan Temple knows that firsthand, as her late father, Jim, fought in France in World War II. "He was always very sentimental, and it brought back a lot of...
  • Hobart wins inaugural blood drive challenge with Hammond

    Hobart wins inaugural blood drive challenge with Hammond
    The city and school district in Hobart took home trophies, but the real winners of the inaugural Nancy Snider Memorial Challenge blood drive were the more than 400 individuals whose lives were positively impacted by the donated blood, organizers say....
  • Memorial Day 1919: 'What shall be for memory?'

    Memorial Day 1919: 'What shall be for memory?'
    As a history buff, I like browsing through old newspapers (not to mention archives) seeking links to the present, which led me to dust off the Times' editorial from Memorial Day 1919 - the first commemoration following the end of World War One. It's a...
  • Odenton/Gambrills: Wildcats Class of 2015 includes at least five Eagles

    Odenton/Gambrills: Wildcats Class of 2015 includes at least five Eagles
    There are plenty of numbers bandied about during the graduation season. For a select group of seniors at Arundel High School, one number would be 5. There are at least five Eagle Scouts -- Zevel E. Berman, Daniel L. Dean, Shawn D. Hardesty, John L....
  • Around Broadneck: Broadneck students volunteer to aid causes near and far

    Around Broadneck: Broadneck students volunteer to aid causes near and far
    The devastating earthquakes on April 25 and May 12 in Nepal together killed over 8,613 people. Though the country is more than 7,600 miles from Anne Arundel County, some local groups are mobilizing to raise funds to aid the hundreds of thousands of...
  • Nepalese scientist at NASA uses satellite expertise to help guide quake relief efforts

    Nepalese scientist at NASA uses satellite expertise to help guide quake relief efforts
    At 5 a.m. one Saturday in April, Alok Shrestha and his wife were fast asleep in bed in Yorktown when the phone began to ring. They decided to ignore it. Minutes later, an alert came through on their cell: A shattering 7.8 magnitude earthquake had just...
  • Reader Report: Trip to Everest becomes more than Newport Beach trekkers planned

    First of three parts. KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 5, just before sunrise. -- The rooster crows as if it's going to be just another day. Far from it. My trekking partner, April Thompson Egbert, is sleeping in, jet-lagged, no doubt, from having just flown...
  • My Word: Instead of giving $100 to a candidate, split contribution with a worthy cause

    A few weeks ago I was musing about the upcoming election cycle, thinking which likely local and national candidates that I would be supporting and how much I would consider contributing. And then it hit me like a brick. Why? Not that supporting a...
  • Don't take a vacation from giving blood [Editorial]

    Don't take a vacation from giving blood [Editorial]
    For many, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and vacation season. For the American Red Cross, Memorial Day weekend is the beginning of a seasonal decline and blood and platelet donations. As people travel and take vacation...
  • Glastonbury Saying Goodbye To Retiring Teachers, Administrators

    Glastonbury Saying Goodbye To Retiring Teachers, Administrators
    GLASTONBURY — Each year during the board of education's meeting in May, Superintendent Alan B. Bookman honors educators and administrators who are leaving at the end of the school year. This year's recognition ceremony was no different with longtime...