May 13, 2014
The buy local movement is growing roots in North County as the Hereford Farm Market is back for its second year. The market, at the intersection of York and Mt. Carmel roads, opened May 10 and will run every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon through the Oct. 25. It features local farmers selling fruits, vegetables, eggs, herbs, honey, chicken, lamb, pork and turkey, as well as homemade bread, chocolate and olive oil. Shoppers can also buy vegetables, herbs,...
May 2, 2014
In the usual course of life's events, most people go to school. Very few people, however, buy a schoolhouse and call it home. In the usual course of life's events, most people go to school. Very few people, however, buy a schoolhouse and call it home. "It's old and unusual, but wears its age so well," said Heather Wirth, who along with her husband, Steve Bogucki, purchased the circa-1888, two-room schoolhouse in Parkton on St. Patrick's Day 1990. "It's fun living in a building with a past that's had so many other uses - first as a school, then as a duplex, then as an antiques shop [and]
April 11, 2014
As a newborn, Elyssa Baxter was brought home to her family's restored log house in McLean, Va. Seventy-two years later, not only would she and her husband own a similar restored log home in Parkton, but they would be invited to take part in the 77th annual Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage, whose 2014 theme is "extraordinary historic properties. " "This home carries on a family tradition and the interest of my mother and father to own and maintain a log cabin," said Baxter, a former art teacher.
February 15, 2014
On April 1, with only a few changes of clothes, a tent, a hammock, a cellphone and a bicycle, Payne will embark on the greatest journey of his young life: a 9,000-mile bike ride across the country and back - alone. While plenty of people pedal coast to coast each year, not many set out with a mission as noble as the Parkton native's. In honor of his older brother, Jacob, who was diagnosed with Williams syndrome in 1995, Payne will trek the country raising awareness for the genetic condition also known as WS. "I wouldn't be the person I am without Jake in my life," Payne, 18, said.
January 27, 2014
I absolutely support unions when it is appropriate, and I would fight for union representation when it's appropriate. What I disagree with is the concept of "union shops" where all employees must pay dues whether they belong to the union or not ( "Paying one's dues," Jan. 23). Free enterprise should be on both sides of the economy. If a union is appropriate, then let there be a union. But that doesn't mean that it is appropriate for all the workers within the designated work force.
January 17, 2014
Bob and Maureen Finley of Bel Air announce the marriage of their son, Ryan Michael, to Jaclyn Ann Jacobsen, of Frederick on Aug. 3, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Parkton. Finley is a graduate of the John Carroll School and the University of Baltimore, where he earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. A veteran of the War on Terror, Finley is a loadmaster on the C-5A cargo aircraft in the West Virginia Air National Guard. Jacobsen is the daughter of Rich and Julie Jacobsen of Ocean Pines.