Beyond the Bell: Catholic High robotics team raises the bar

Five young women at The Catholic High School of Baltimore are part of a budding robotics program.

Members of the Robotics Team at The Catholic High School in Baltimore Emily Schallmo, Abby Timmel, Maria Esteban, Madeline Donnelly and Josephine Privett use last year’s robot to test ideas Sept. 15 as they start to plan the design for this year’s robot. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

Retired Sisters on the move to support Marian House

Religious Sister of Mercy Paula Marie Phelan is still very much on the go.

Religious Sister of Mercy Paula Marie Phelan takes the lead in the charity 1K walk for Marian House at the Villa, a retirement home for Sisters, Sept. 17. At 100 years old, Sister Paula Marie was the oldest participant, noting that it made sense for her to finish first since she was born first. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

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)


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Sep 30, 2014
When a much-loved teacher leaves
As I was dropping Daniel off at preschool this morning, I noticed a note hanging on his cubby.One of his teachers had left. It was sudden and there was no explanation.I was immediately upset. And my first thought was our son. Did he know?So I asked the other teachers. Yes, they

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Sep 30, 2014
Breaking barriers
My house is a maze of gates and obstacles so complex that the CIA should be stopping by for security tips. I have contrived the perfect geometrical configuration with my ottoman and double stroller to keep Leo from climbing upstairs. There is a complicated system of locks for just about


Healing Garden at Stella Maris

The Healing Garden in Timonium offers a sacred space. 


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