| Aug 23, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Remaining ready for potential evacuation during a teaching assignment in the Middle East meant wearing liquid cash — along with a passport and international visa photos — around my neck, and keeping "go bags" packed in both my apartment and...
| Dec 31, 2011
With 2011 winding down, there's still time for some smart moves to keep your finances in order. Here are some tips that will help you in 2011 and next year:
Make charitable donations. Make a donation today by credit card and you'll get the deduction on...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 4:52 AM
It's Friday and that means it's time for our fabulous freebie free-for-all! Check out our mailbox-busting list of free product samples and coupons for savings at stores and restaurants and entertainment venues where you can supersave on summer fun.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Every home project begins with an idea and ends with the culmination of the job. In between, there are three main components of an improvement project that can mean the difference between success and frustration: Planning, permits and protection.
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:51 PM
When it comes to booking a specialized camp for your special child, the earlier the better. Some schedules are already filled, such as the unique camp for those with MSUD, a rare metabolic problem known as maple syrup urinary disease, at Vee Bar Ranch...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 4:15 AM
For Baltimore's emergency workers, the Baltimore Grand Prix Festival of Speed is more than a three-day party surrounded by shrieking Indy cars.
It's 40,000 to 80,000 people a day — many with medical issues, bad judgment or evil intent —...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:04 PM
When Adam Corder arrived at Camden Yards on Friday night, he expected just another evening at the ballpark.
He got the night of his life.
Corder, a 15-year-old Millersville native currently living with his family in the United Arab Emirates, caught both...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:14 PM
While Vic was on a pelagic trip with Sea and Sage Audubon on Saturday, I attended a three-hour disaster preparedness seminar put on by Huntington Beach. I learned so many important things that it is impossible to put them all into one column....
| Oct 5, 2011
| 2:51 PM
Fall in the Mid-Atlantic region offers a break from the summer humidity, a pause before the cold, gray winter, and lots of great scenery. It's a perfect opportunity to get outdoors for some exercise that doesn't feel like a chore. Whether it is a peaceful...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 5:06 AM
An article in the Sept. 30, 1911, edition of The Argus reported that an area all-boys Catholic high school decided to drop its football program after the death of one of the players on the team.
One of the first of Maryland colleges to cut out American...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:12 PM
Preparing for emergencies is so important that Vic and I are devoting another column to the topic. After sitting in on the city's disaster preparedness seminar two weeks ago, I am more ready for emergencies.
Vic and I have put many of the things that I...