| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:27 PM
From the dentils that punctuate the roofline to the wide staircase leading upstairs, the home of Gretchen and A. Denis Clift is a classic.
And it's in an Annapolis community where architecture is distinctive, gardens are gracious and century-old trees...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:22 PM
"Small trees had attacked my parents' house at the foundation,” begins “The Round House,” Louise Erdrich's wise and suspenseful new novel. Bazil and Joe, a tribal judge and his 13-year-old son, work to pry loose the stalky shoots...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 3:37 PM
The visual impact of solar panels can be minimized, according to a report presented by the Environmental Sustainability Committee reported at the Oct. 2 City Council meeting.
The committee, tasked by the council to research the availability of...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 10:18 AM
A major Connecticut insurance company continues to be a political lightning rod in one of the nation's most closely watched U.S. Senate races — the one in Massachusetts.
Television advertisements for both candidates, incumbent Republican Scott...
| Oct 21, 2012
CUATRO MILPAS, MEXICO— In this hardscrabble farming village, an American teenager like Luis Martinez was bound to stand out.
Raised on Little Caesars pizzas and Big Gulps, Luis, 13, was portly. The village kids, subsisting on bowls of chicken...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down, damaging several homes and sending a gazebo up onto a roof, in Jarrettsville during the storms that passed through the Baltimore metro area Friday evening.
"An EF-0 tornado with...
| Nov 1, 2012
When it comes to the relationship between Southern Californians and massive storms like Sandy, the conventional wisdom is that such weather (“such” meaning the kind not commonly found in Southern California) can give rise to just a tiny bit of...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Jean E. Breiner, a registered nurse who had been the school nurse at Padonia Elementary School for more than two decades, died Friday of myleoid leukemia at her Timonium home. She was 77.
The daughter of a truck driver and a homemaker, the former Jean...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:47 PM
It wasn't just any raking job; it was dethatching to get all the old, dead grass out. That's hard work. You have to dig in and put some real muscle into it.
The pain in my rib cage started the day after the dead grass was bagged and bound for the...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:48 PM
A light breeze swished through the 6-foot-tall grass as a bumblebee delicately worked the pollen from the purple head of a clover. A dragonfly balanced briefly on top of a bent stalk of grass before buzzing off. A wild turkey, spooked from its hiding...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 6:29 PM
Heavy branches from a neighbor's silver maple snapped off during Friday's violent storm and plunged onto power lines connected to Tom MacDougall's house in Northeast Baltimore.
The wires ripped from the dwelling, damaging its vinyl siding. The branches...