• Walters Art Museum raises $30 million for endowment

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Walters Art Museum has raised $30 million in its Sharing the Gift fundraising campaign. Walters board of trustees president Ellen N. Bernard said in a news release Tuesday that the campaign was launched in 2008 and raised money for endowment and operations....

  • This spring, consider adopting over shopping when it comes to rabbits

    By Georgiana Hall, Special to PETacular
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Two weeks ago, a good friend of mine passed away. He had long, silky, black fur and big eyes that reminded me of shiny licorice jelly beans. He was a rabbit named Pepper that I had found running around my neighborhood on a particularly rainy morning.

  • AROUND TOWN: Heart Ball: Gatsby goes Western

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    It was a "Howdy, m'am" and "Hey there, cowboy" black-tie kind of night. No oxymoron this. The 32nd annual Heart Ball, traditionally a formal affair, drew 340 people to a Black Tie & Boots Gala Feb. 28 at the Broadmoor International Center, raising $240,000 for the American...

  • Books here, there, everywhere: Area children, educators and service men and women celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday

    The Gazette
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Monday was National Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day. Dr. Seuss characters were greeted enthusiastically by young readers across the country, including at many area schools like Mountain Vista Community School (see photo). Even service men and women got invovled...

  • Teachers charged with giving cocaine to students during trip

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two teachers have been charged with having sex with students and providing alcohol and cocaine to them during an overnight beach camping trip in Southern California. Thirty-eight-year-old Melody Lippert and 30-year-old Michelle Ghirelli are each charged with...

  • Serenity Now: Apalachicola offers flavors of Florida's past

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) —  Tiny Apalachicola is often overlooked by Florida visitors lured by the state's bigger tourist draws such as Disney World, South Beach and Key West. Getting here isn't as easy as getting to the tourist hotspots. The closest commercial airports are a two-hour...

  • US first lady plans mid-March visit to Japan, Cambodia

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-March visit to U.S. ally Japan, and to Cambodia, a place where the government's record on human rights gave her husband pause during a reluctant visit a few years ago. She will visit Tokyo and...

  • Guide offers tips, resources to avoid senior hospitalizations

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Family members can play a pivotal role in maintaining the health and independence of senior loved ones by taking steps ahead of time to recognize and address major risk factors in the aging adult's home or lifestyle. Forty-seven percent of aging adults have put their health at risk...

  • Ruining the athlete: Parents, coaches err by forcing children into just one sports

    By Milo F. Bryant Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Soapbox in place. Stepping onto it. We should be ashamed of ourselves. Early specialization among our young sports enthusiasts is bordering on an epidemic. Call it the systematic killing of the great athlete. And we are the culprits. "We" refers to the adults among us who force...

  • Greece poised for recession as uncertainty takes its toll

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Barely a year after emerging from a savage recession comparable in its intensity to the Great Depression in the U.S., Greece's economy is shrinking again. The uncertainty generated by January's general election and the drama over extending Greece's financial lifeline is...