| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:11 PM
As soon as Amanda Mages learned through a middle school research project that 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to quality drinking water, she wanted to do something.
But it wasn't until years later that she started talking about her desire...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Like Passover and Easter, it is a cornerstone religious holiday and a movable feast based on the phases of the moon. Like Passover and Easter, the people who celebrate it identify themselves as the spiritual children of Abraham.
The religious observance...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:25 AM
I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to all of you...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:57 AM
Virginia Thorndike strolls through the garden in front of her Monkton home each morning, carefully observing the ways the flowers have changed from the previous day.
She sums up the feeling that overcomes her: "Gratitude."
Thorndike designed her...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or about Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Needing a little inspiration to write my article this week, I went to visit Betty, a dear friend who has been an avid Master Gardener for many years. Betty often sends me interesting gardening articles from magazines and newspapers that would make good...
| May 28, 2013
| 8:00 PM
SCULLTON — Robert Grove, Butch Metz and Neil Pile combined to shoot an 11-under par for first place in the King's Mountain senior golf scramble Tuesday.
Second place (9-under) was nailed down by the team of Mike Jones, Earl Halfhill, Don...
| Apr 15, 2013
Unable to overcome the disgrace of a sexual misconduct accusation, Bishop Matthias, head of the local diocese for the Orthodox Church of America, has announced he will step down Monday, leaving a vacancy in Chicago just weeks before Orthodox Christians...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 12:25 PM
With Catherine “Katie” Stevens’ 99th birthday behind her, the calendar is closing in on her centennial birthday.
March 13 marked the last birthday Stevens’s age could be counted in double digits. She said she received many floral...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Worshipers at a West Baltimore church donated more than 1,000 pieces of clothing to a prison re-entry program as part of their Easter Sunday services.
Members of the Empowerment Temple Church were asked to forgo buying new outfits for Easter in favor...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Easter is seen as a children's holiday. Kids dye eggs, munch chocolate bunnies and scramble to grab the most plastic eggs at the community egg hunt. It's a happy, simple day of candy and bunnies.
Easter can be uplifting. Coming in early spring, it...