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Parade picks

For the past two years, my family has headed to Havre de Grace for its Fourth of July parade because we found it an easy parade to navigate with small children and grandparents. (This year Havre de Grace's parade...
Today's Aegis newspaper reports that during lunchtime Saturday, two men in black hooded sweatshirts used crowbars to smash the display cases at Kay Jewelers in the Harford Mall and ran away with nearly $100,000 worth of jewelry. Ironically,...

Feeling pruney

There's nothing like four straight days of heavy rain to prove your home's weather-worthiness. I have to say I'm quite proud of my sturdy 18-year-old. So far, (and I know I'm in danger of speaking too soon), I...

Counting raindrops

I give up. I'm going to build an ark4.38: the number inches of rain the National Weather Service recorded as having fallen in Harford County during the past 24 hours 3: The number of inches of rain expected...
Whew. With only four days until the BGE rate hike kicks in, we finally know what we're going to have to pay. I was getting worried. See, I don't have the “average” BGE bill of $83 a month. I'm...
I've never understood why on any given night, there is a line of people waiting to get into Outback Steakhouse (615 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air) as if it was the newest hottest nightclub – which of course it isn't...
I shopped Bel Air's Main Street with my mother, who was visiting today, and discovered some changes. My favorite store for gifts – Tiger Lily, 52 N. Main St. – changed ownership 10 weeks ago. It retains its girlish...
I visited the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (formerly the Baltimore Zoo) for the first time yesterday with my family and found it to be well worth the trip. I'd been curious about it because whenever my children attended a...
School's out and birthday party invitations are shooting out of the mailbox like Hogwarts' letters out of Harry Potter's uncle's fireplace. Since my son just hosted one of these parties and I heard the question “What is he into?”...
The Aegis jumped back on the road rage murder story today and included just one detail that wasn't in the Baltimore Sun's account of Tuesday's indictment of Michael Razzio Simmons. Simmons, 19, of Fallston, was indicted in Harford County...