| Sep 1, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Alan Bisbort, whose name will be familiar to most of our readers (he's a regular contributor to the Advocates), has been cutting and pasting together collages for more than 30 years, mostly, he says, "to amuse friends and frighten neighbors." Bisbort's...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 8:50 AM
Julie McAllister was feeling serene as she lounged in her room with the window view, enjoying a quiet, kid-free afternoon.
It was almost as if she were on vacation.
But in fact the 37-year-old from Owings Mills had just delivered an 8-pound baby girl...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 8:00 AM
October always makes me think of pumpkins. As a kid, I’d make all sorts of pumpkin-themed projects in school and stomp around the neighborhood with a plastic jack-o-lantern to gather Halloween treats. As a grownup, I still get a hankering to do...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 9:48 AM
They have been together for 10 years and they speak in the shorthand of couples who have grown comfortable with each other over time.
"There are just too many choices. When I get overwhelmed, I know I can call him," said Linda Forchheimer of Bel Air....
| Sep 30, 2011
| 7:49 AM
"E! News" host Giuliana Rancic and husband and former "Apprentice" winner Bill Rancic will light Macy's Great Tree at the Macy's on State Street November 5. The stars of Style Network's "Giuliana & Bill" are scheduled to open an Italian restaurant in...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Alexis Stewart, daughter of domestic goddess Martha Stewart, says life growing up with mom was far from idyllic. In a new book, Stewart's daughter details alleged privations and how she was affected by her mother's neuroses for perfection.
| Oct 5, 2011
| 3:52 PM
So I really want to be an Angry Bird for Halloween. The blue bird to be exact. Should be easy to buy in stores or online right? Think again!
I'm having a hard time just finding it anywhere. There's the red bird, yellow bird, even the green pig but no...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 11:31 AM
Jack Ramsey was chugging along in the Baltimore Marathon Saturday when he spotted the penguin by the side of the road.
So he stopped, fished a camera from his pocket and took a picture of Tails, a six-year-old African blackfooted penguin who lives in the...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 7:22 PM
Operating Corona del Mar State Beach cost $414,000 in the 2010-11 fiscal year, but city officials said that revenue was up and expenses were down from the year before.
Every year, the city is required to create a report detailing annual revenues and...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 7:24 AM
The orange pumpkin. The jack-o-lantern pumpkin. Cucurbita pepo. Or, the Connecticut Field pumpkin.
That's right. The same fruits (that's right, pumpkins are fruit) found in so many of Connecticut's fields (from Easton to Guilford to Glastonbury) are...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 12:38 PM
When Martha Stewart recently asked her Twitter followers whether she was "hip," she was deluged with responses to the affirmative. That led us to look up the definition of the word -- just to make sure we were all on the same page. It turns out that...