| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:38 PM
The Sergeant also works here, across the room in the features department, and often she writes about food. Naturally she wrote something about fastnachts, because Feb. 17 is fastnacht day — Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, or whatever you prefer to...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:02 PM
When is Christmas over? Perhaps at 6:30 in the morning when the children have torn the wrappings off all their gifts and have begun quarreling over the inequities in their Christmas stash.
When is Christmas over? Perhaps at 6:30 in the evening after...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Elaine L. Thorpe, a longtime church organist and choir director at Dundalk United Methodist Church, died Oct. 16 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was 87.
The daughter of Henry Rudolph Pfeiffer, a...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Shortly after dawn, I pulled into this tiny town and studied a mural on the side of the post office. It was more than a painting; it was an illustrated map of Los Caminos Antiguos — the Ancient Roads.
This was the fall road trip I had been looking...
| Nov 5, 2014
Volunteer Delray promises to align folks with a mission they can wholeheartedly support. Its Nov. 14 expo features 30 nonprofit organizations so the public can freely peruse local opportunities.
"Delray has so many nonprofits that do such great work,"...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Newington officials caused a stir recently by eliminating all remaining Halloween celebrations from elementary schools.
The justification for the decision — that Halloween parties and costume parades exclude children whose religion prohibits...
| May 18, 2014
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the national cooperative extension system — a fitting time to spotlight the master gardeners who play a large role in the organization's goals to assist and educate gardeners everywhere, especially in...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I, too, have followed with some interest the Carroll County commissioners' escalating debate over Christian prayer at their meetings. However, I have a different opinion than Commissioner Robin Frazier and Bruce and David Holstein ("Free speech challenged...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:39 PM
John Ostrowski, a renowned Southeast Baltimore sausage maker who refused to sell his product to supermarkets for wider distribution, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Wednesday at Somerford Place Assisted Living in Columbia. The Lutherville...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 6:03 PM
St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church continued the tradition of holding its Good Friday Way of the Cross celebration throughout Little Italy.
Francene Bradford has attended the procession since it began in 2002. The Eastwood resident, who grew up...
| Apr 20, 2014
On Sunday morning, as Christians in the region and around the world take part in the Easter traditions they enjoy, an observer might be tempted to ask: How do the ways they celebrate the holiday reflect its meaning?
Children pet bunnies and gobble jelly...