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  • Holiday gifts

    For a fun holiday gift, consider a bridge book. David Bird's series about the bridge-playing monks of St. Titus and Victor Mollo's "Menagerie" books are sheer delights. For a stocking stuffer, try the brilliant Jeff Chen's "Bridge Crosswords," 52 bridge-...
  • Life On The Grid: Celebrating 100 Years Of Crossword Puzzles

    Life On The Grid: Celebrating 100 Years Of Crossword Puzzles
    At the age of 6, Merl Reagle could spell the names of every kid in his first-grade class. For some reason, he still doesn't know why, he started linking them together. "Maybe somebody gave me a piece of graph paper. I don't know," Reagle said. "I was...
  • Rose Vassallo, bookkeeper

    Rose Vassallo, bookkeeper
    Rose G. Vassallo, a retired construction firm bookkeeper, died of complications of renal failure Thursday at the Ellicott City Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84 and lived in Ellicott City. Born Rose Grace Mignone in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the...
  • Making deadly games of thrones with "The Lion in Winter"

    Making deadly games of thrones with "The Lion in Winter"
    “Try; you can hear the thinking through the walls,” King Henry II says in the solid-as-a-rock Palm Beach Dramaworks production of “The Lion in Winter” playing through Jan. 5 in West Palm Beach. We almost feel that we can. For...
  • Google celebrates 100 years of crossword puzzles with doodle

    Google celebrates 100 years of crossword puzzles with doodle
    What's a 10-letter word for the 100th anniversary of something, in this case crossword puzzles? Google is celebrating the centennial of crossword puzzles Friday with an interactive doodle on its home page. Users can head to Google.com to play the...
  • The Clue Is 'Centennial'

    When it comes to rewarding distraction — we would never suggest it was a waste of time — there's nothing quite like grabbing the crossword puzzle, retreating to a comfortable chair and battling it out with Mr. Shortz, Mr. Reagle or whoever...
  • Wii bowling at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acupuncture. Thursdays, 9 a.m. $20 group...
  • The dangers cats face outdoors can lead to tragedy

    Q: I know you advocate keeping pets indoors, and I'm writing to urge your readers to do so, as dangers exist that we don't even realize. Dakota the cat came into our lives eight years ago. He was about 6 months old, with an infected toe that our vet...
  • Review: Kneehigh's 'Brief Encounter' a playful, inventive homage

     Review: Kneehigh's 'Brief Encounter' a playful, inventive homage
    Some of you, upon hearing that "Brief Encounter" has been adapted to the stage, will immediately roll your eyes and ask, "Why would anyone be foolish enough to compete with the memory of David Lean's classic film?" Well, the British company Kneehigh has...
  • Betty Scher, nurse and lifelong Baltimore resident, 87

    Betty Scher, nurse and lifelong Baltimore resident, 87
    Betty B. Scher, a nurse who was known to family and friends as having boundless energy and a lifelong thirst for knowledge, died Nov. 13 at her home. The Baltimore resident was 87. When her children told extended family members she had died, few...
  • Five Questions for Ed Sloman

    Five Questions for Ed Sloman
    Ed Sloman spends a lot of time at work playing games. Sloman, the owner of Games and Stuff in Glen Burnie, says he's probably played thousands of the board, card and storytelling tabletop games he sells, but his all time favorite is Magic: The Gathering...