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  • Public schools to showcase student talent at Manchester Valley High

    Public schools to showcase student talent at Manchester Valley High
    The public school system is joining forces with the Kiwanis Clubs of Carroll County to showcase high school student talent with the sixth annual Sherri-Le Bream Spotlight on Youth event planned for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 11, at Manchester Valley High School.
  • Blood is thicker than traffic as family awaits in Venice

    So, I'm stuck in Saturday traffic, just trying to keep it together. One of the measures in "quality of life" surveys ought to be how much time you spend with your foot on the brake pedal versus the gas. Because right now I'm about to stomp the brake pedal...

    The fierce angel who tends Amir's Garden in Griffith Park

    The fierce angel who tends Amir's Garden in Griffith Park
    "These winds are creeping me out," shouted Kristin Sabo as she tended groves of black walnut atop a Griffith Park peak during a mid-March heat wave. As the no-nonsense volunteer caretaker of Amir's Garden, Sabo battles more than unseasonable Santa Ana...

    Nature's clock will tell you when to spray for crabgrass

    Nature's clock will tell you when to spray for crabgrass
    With all the wacky weather in Maryland this winter, when will be the right time to apply crabgrass pre-emergent [herbicide] this spring? Application dates are based on when crabgrass seed "normally" germinates, but this may be a prime year to rely on...

    A chandelier built of bicycle parts? It makes a statement

    A chandelier built of bicycle parts? It makes a statement
    Artist and designer Carolina Fontoura Alzaga turns unlikely trash into beautiful treasure. She collects used bicycle parts — chains, rims and such — from garbage dumps, junkyards and Dumpsters and from bins she's placed at about 80 bike...