| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:51 AM
A week before the Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park was canceled because of high winds and freezing temperatures, a hardy group of North County folks took their own dip into frigid water.
On Jan. 18, some 15 members of Ravens Roost 99...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Like every other hospice, Arcadia Hospice serves the terminally ill and their families.
But Arcadia Hospice is not like every other hospice, its employees and owners say. Arcadia is exceptional in the efficiency of its operation and the extraordinary...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Over the next two weekends, Maryland Championship Wrestling will be holding two events, their annual Bodyslam Austism event, and Xtreme Measures.
I had a chance to talk to MCW owner Dan McDevitt about these events, as well as his views on the good and...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The journey to a high school diploma for most Maryland students spans four years, 720 days of classes, and a slate of state tests. But for dozens of Baltimore youths, the journey has involved a two-hour trip up Interstate 95, a three-hour exam and a...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:33 PM
The mother had lost her children to foster care after injuring them in a drunk driving crash. Now her kids were back at home and a social worker was sitting at her kitchen table, trying to figure out if they would be safe with her.
Mom was disheveled,...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 12:00 PM
There is little in Andy's appearance or manner that offers a clue as to what he's been through. The arrests, the jailhouse beatings, the commitments. He's soft-spoken and unassuming, so much so that the story of his life doesn't seem to go with the man...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a report released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy comes despite...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Thousands of California students in foster care are suffering from an "invisible achievement gap," with worse academic performance, a higher dropout rate and placement in more failing schools than their statewide peers, according to a study set for...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:02 PM
The Newport Rib Co. will launch its "30 Days of Charity" Program Friday, a representative said.
A portion of restaurant receipts through Nov. 30 will benefit 30 Orange County nonprofits, many of them chosen with the help of customers and staff members....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Ready, set, charge! Stylist to the stars George Kotsiopoulos will head up the “Tour de Fashion” at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 25. Shoppers will have a chance to sip mojitos and shop to benefit a variety...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The life-size sculpture of a homeless man on a bench, with all but his feet shrouded by a blanket, is intended to get the attention of anyone who takes a seat there.
But closer examination reveals the most striking detail in the figure's exposed feet...