February 20, 2013
An article in the Feb. 22, 1913, edition of The Argus the return of an unwanted visitor. The dog poisoner who has been causing considerable alarm among the owners of valuable canines in Catonsville for some time is again at work. The pretty collie dog of Patrolman August Peters , living on Mellor avenue, was found Thursday morning the victim of poison in her master's yard. The dog was considered the prettiest of its kind in this part of Baltimore county. ***** After keeping their wedding a secret for eight months, Miss Ethel Dykes , of Oella, daughter of James Dykes, and Benjamin Peters , eldest son of Patrolman August Peters , announced to their friends several days ago their wedding which took place in Wilmington, Del., on June 19 last.
February 13, 2013
An article in the Feb. 15, 1913, edition of The Argus reported on the culmination of a long-distance romance sparked by a meeting during a tour of Canadian gold mines. Three thousand miles across the continent to Tacoma, Wash., Miss Ethel Patterson, of Ingleside avenue, will travel to wed Donald McCallun, of Keremeos, B.C., and the Patterson home is now in the throes of preparation for her westward trip. Miss Patterson will leave Baltimore next Thursday, and will be accompanied on her long trip by her brother, Frederick V. Patterson , who will act as best man at the wedding.
January 23, 2013
An article in the Jan. 24, 1963, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported the heroics of a school custodian in rescuing a student. Fourteen-year-old Norman G. Gaither , an eighth grade student at Our Lady of Victory Catholic school on Wilkins avenue, was rushed to St. Agnes hospital in the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department ambulance on Jan. 16 after a cinder block wall collapsed in the school room, knocking him into a chair, injuring his chest and fracturing ribs.
January 21, 2013
With serious fiscal issues facing the nation and a governor who is contemplating repealing the death penalty, among other things, it's remarkable that The Sun chose to devote a third of its front page to a story about a video of an enthusiastic Ravens fan that went viral on YouTube ("Bel Air resident's freakout over the Ravens is a hit on YouTube," Jan. 16). Perhaps this would have been an appropriate fit in the sports or entertainment sections, but on the front page? No wonder we have such a proliferation of low-information voters.
January 21, 2013
Anna Burns Welker, wife of New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker , posted some not-so-nice things about Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis on her Facebook page after last night's AFC championship game, according to a post on TheBigLead.com today . On her Facebook page Sunday night, Burns Welker said: "Proud of my husband and the Pats. By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis' Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay. What a hall of fame player!
January 18, 2013
Wednesday must have been a terribly slow news day. Just above the front-page fold in The Sun was an article about a rabid (deranged) Ravens fan who loses all bodily control when the Ravens go to the playoffs ("Crazed & viral," Jan. 16). How despicably juvenile. I am all in for being a devout Ravens fan, but I surely didn't find this to be humorous. His wife threatened to videotape him and make the tantrum viral. She followed through on her threat. Why would I want to watch a video of a man acting like an six-year-old?
January 17, 2013
A meeting of Morgan State University's Board of Regents planned for Thursday afternoon has been cancelled, university officials said. The meeting had been announced on the board's web page, but the notice was later removed. The purpose of the meeting had not been made public. Morgan was plunged into turmoil last month when the board voted 8-7 to seek a replacement for president David J. Wilson when his contract expires at the end of the academic year. Students, faculty and alumni rallied to support Wilson.
December 29, 2012
Five Carroll County Public Schools students have been selected to serve as student pages for the 2013 General Assembly session, which starts Jan. 9. Each year, the Legislature chooses high school students from throughout the state to serve as pages on the floor of the House of Delegates and Senate. Carroll County is eligible to select four representatives and one alternate. Seniors from all eight public high schools in the county were eligible to apply. The following were selected: • Bobby Crumbaugh, of North Carroll High School; • Susan Price, of Westminster High; • Abigail Shriver, of Westminster High; • Maya Spaur, of South Carroll High; • Cole Holocker, of Century High (alternate)
December 20, 2012
Over the years, many Christmas traditions have taken root in our community that are for the most part unique to Harford County. Today and Friday, we take a look at 12 Harford Christmas Traditions in photos and reminisce about a few others that have sadly left us. Today's take includes: Aberdeen's Christmas Street Parade The Bel Air Lions Club Christmas tree sale The Festival of Trees at the Bel Air Reckord Armory The Bel Air...
December 17, 2012
When Southern Living magazine asked Baltimore botanical artist Meg Page to create dinnerware that can bridge the fall and winter entertaining seasons, she asked them to send her clippings from branches in their own backyards so she could get it right. Page then arranged the nandina, boxwood, holly and mistletoe on the edges of white china, as she would a natural garnish, and began to create. The result: dinnerware and serving pieces that have the same effect "as you would have if you ran out and clipped some holly for your cheese plate," said Page.