Aging artfully: Three retirement community residents still testing talents

Three Baltimore-area artists – a vocalist, painter and writer – are still sharpening skills in their 80s and 90s.

Eugene Langbehn and his wife Charlotte Clem-Langbehn perform the song “Unchained Melody” in the Fireside Restaurant at Charlestown, a retirement community in Catonsville, Sept. 2. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

A model that works: Sisters Academy celebrates 10 years

For Sister Debbie Liesen, empowerment is the secret to the success of Sisters Academy of Baltimore.

Students pass in the halls carrying bags with the school year’s moto “ Great attitude; great results” as they switch classes on first full day of school Aug. 26 at Sisters Academy of Baltimore. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

School News: Lemonade for charity, ice bucket challenge, a new wing and more

From Overlea to Cockeysville, check out school news in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Seven-year-old St. Michael the Archangel School, Overlea, student Abigali Marinari and Lily Marinari, 4, will host a lemonade stand at the Parkville Towne Center Sept. 6 to help raise funds for the nonprofit charity, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Last year, they raised $600. (Courtesy St. Michael the Archangel School)


Rita Buettner
Sep 16, 2014
Make new friends, but keep the old
On one of the first days of Pre-K, I asked Daniel about his day.“It was not good,” he said. “Marco wasn’t at school again today.”Uh-oh, I thought. Marco has graduated and gone to kindergarten. Daniel listened as I explained that Marco wouldn’t be coming back to school.Then Daniel turned to

Maria Wiering
Sep 13, 2014
First Nun Run draws 4X expected crowd for Little Sisters of the Poor
Rain fell steadily on Baltimore City for most of Saturday, but mercifully held off until after the Nun Run, the Little Sisters of the Poor’s inaugural 5K race – a fundraiser they said was more of a “friend-raiser.” Under overcast skies, more than 800 people gathered in the early morning under the spires of the

Wendy Stewart
Sep 11, 2014
Ray Rice's firing draws attention to how we value humanity
That's right, how we value humanity. What Ray Rice did was reprehensible and criminal. His use of domestic violence and the resulting consequences underscore what I often say in this blog: We need to value human life.I won't judge his wife, Janay, for staying with him or marrying him. Domestic


Healing Garden at Stella Maris

The Healing Garden in Timonium offers a sacred space. 


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