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Recent articles by Jacques:

Robert T. Manfuso, Maryland thoroughbred breeder and former Pimlico and Laurel Park co-owner, dies

Robert Tyree “Bob” Manfuso, who helped revitalize Maryland thoroughbred racing and who was a past co-owner of the Pimlico and Laurel Park racecourses, died Thursday at his West Friendship home in Howard County. He was 82. → Read More

Phyllis Plevyak, active at Mount Saint Joseph High School, dies

Phyllis Plevyak, a longtime supporter of Mount Saint Joseph High School, has died at age 95. → Read More

Frank Bond Jr., former WBAL-TV reporter and Newseum staff member, dies

Frank Bond Jr., a former WBAL-TV reporter who later was a producer at The Newseum in Washington, D.C., died Friday at his Mount Washington home. He was 68. → Read More

'Fresh air is a great antidote’: Maryland Zoo in Baltimore serves as welcome departure for life amid coronavirus fears

By mid-morning Saturday, some 650 persons were visiting the lions and penguins at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore on a day when so many area attractions were closed as a precaution of spreading the coronavirus. → Read More

Brent Crothers, plumber turned prize-winning sculptor, dies

Brent Crothers, who started in his family's plumbing business and became an award-winning sculptor, has died at age 64. → Read More

Louis M. Sardella, corrugated packaging patent holder and business owner, dies

Louis M. Sardella, who held patents in the corrugated-box industry, has died at age 73. → Read More

Msgr. Lloyd Aiken, retired Glyndon pastor, dies

Monsignor John Lloyd Elbert Aiken, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Glyndon for 32 years, has died at age 75. → Read More

What lies below Baltimore’s reservoirs?

Authors Ann Royston Blouse and Cynthia Schafer Mann have a new book out that addresses the question of “What Lies Beneath - the farms, mills and towns under our reservoirs.” → Read More

Maria Luisa Thomas, schools volunteer and socialite, dies

Maria Luisa Thomas, a community volunteer recalled for her fashion sense and musical style, died of complications from flu and pneumonia Jan. 28 at Seasons Hospice at Sinai Hospital. The Greenspring Valley resident was 86. → Read More

Solomon Taylor, World War II veteran, volunteer barber and refinery worker, dies at 98

Solomon Taylor, a retired copper refinery worker, World War II veteran and barber, died of heart disease Jan. 17 at a Baltimore Veterans Assisted Living facility. The former West Baltimore resident was 98. → Read More

Baltimore was thirsty during Prohibition, and the Kavanaghs stepped up

The metalsmithing Kavanagh family found new income during Prohibition, easing Baltimore's thirst. → Read More

The Baltimore spy who beat the Nazis

The story of Virginia Hall, a spy who eluded capture in France by the Nazis during World War II, is remarkable and compelling. Her story begins in Baltimore. → Read More

John F. Wilhide, commercial real estate executive and a founder of Nick’s Fish House, dies

John Frederick Wilhide, a commercial real estate executive who was a founder of Nick’s Fish House in Baltimore, died of cancer Dec. 23 at Gilchrist Center Towson. → Read More

Dr. Charles Shubin, pediatrician who fought child abuse, dies

Dr. Charles Shubin, a Mercy Medical Center pediatrician who fought child abuse and neglect, died of an obstruction Dec. 28 at Sinai Hospital. He was 79. → Read More

Joan Bereska, top aide to former Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer, dies

Joan Bereska, the senior aide to then-Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer, died in her sleep of respiratory failure Jan. 2 at her Roland Avenue home. She was 87. → Read More

The delicious history of old, beloved Baltimore restaurants

Writers Suzanne Loudermilk and Kit Waskom Pollard revisit old Charm City eating destinations in their new book “Lost Restaurants of Baltimore." → Read More

Leon I. Snyder, debt collection official, dies

Leon I. Snyder, who operated a debt collection business, has died at age 95. → Read More

The House where H.L. Mencken wrote, restored, opens for a Union Square tour

After a lengthy renovation, the H.L. Mencken House opens it doors to visitors on the annual Union Square Cookie Tour → Read More

The B&O’s Baltimore empire left its imprint throughout the city

Though not as dominant as it once was, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad leaves its mark on its native city. → Read More

Carlos P. Avery, retired CIA physicist who loved Baltimore’s architecture, dies

Carlos Avery, a retired CIA worker who loved Baltimore's architecture, has died at age 81. → Read More