| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:24 AM
Wedding date: May 4, 2013
Her story: Ashley Valis, 31, grew up in Baltimore. She is the assistant chief of staff for Gov. Martin O'Malley. Her mother, Beth Russell, is a director of marketing and sales, and her father, Jim Valis, is a sales director....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Costa Mesa fire stations are accepting donations for firefighters' 21st annual Spark of Love toy drive for kids in need, the city announced Friday.
Residents can drop off new and unwrapped toys, sports equipment or gift cards.
The donations will go to...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The federal government has ordered Baltimore to pay back $3.7 million from a homeless services grant, saying the city and its subcontractors cannot sufficiently account for how the money was spent.
But anti-poverty organizations say a federal audit...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
A coalition of religious leaders joined Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at a rally Monday to call for a higher minimum wage, saying Maryland lawmakers shouldn't wait for the economy to make a full recovery before taking action....
| Feb 19, 2014
Fifth-grade students at Cromwell Valley Elementary are working with Towson artist Kathy Fick (www.kathyfickdesigns.com) in a genuine act of community giving by painting bowls for the Empty Bowls Baltimore Project. The painting party was scheduled to...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 9:13 PM
A good deal of blood was spilled on both sides. … It was one battle from the President Street Depo —- to the Camden Street depot — I can say no more.
Baltimorean Catherine N. Smith, April 1861
One week after the bloodless...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:50 PM
William Donald Schaefer — the former mayor, governor and comptroller who left an indelible mark on Baltimore — is back in the city for one last tour Monday afternoon.
His body was being driven by motorcade past old haunts and spots...
| May 14, 2011
| 1:19 PM
The process of donating used clothing used to be pretty straightforward, with most of it going to big charities like the Salvation Army, Goodwill and St. Vincent de Paul.
In recent years, however, clothing donation has become more confusing —...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 7:59 PM
Ukulele player Bill Tapia, who was a regular participant in the OASIS Senior Center's ukulele club, died Friday in his Westminster home. He was 103 and died peacefully in his sleep, his website states.
"With a career that spanned over 90 years, he was...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Grant Sevdayan has a one-day opening for an anvil player with the Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra. No experience is necessary, and no audition will be required.
Sevdayan, the musical director of the nonprofit orchestra that launched two years ago,...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Gardening held little appeal to Stacey Watkins, a Baltimore special-education teacher, until an organization that helps keep her classroom in books put out a call for help with an urban planting project. She soon found her manicured hands could do wonders...