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The Mystery Bench and the Walmart Lady
A very mean lady at Walmart, and a bench in a waterfall at Warfield? What's going on?
The Dead Lady and the Butter Dish
What does an old blue butter dish in Sykesville have to do with a lady who threw herself in fron...
Hairy Monday
Just the hint of a possibility that his hair might be thinning launches Jack on a long sad lament ab...
Real Men Eat Quiche
For her 40th Wedding Anniversary, Barb got the only thing she really wanted. The garden of her dream...
Holiday Gatherings
This year Barb will have a big family gathering in her house on the hill overlooking Sykesville....
Christmas Stirrings
There's a window decorating contest on Main Street. What's your favorite? Jack picks the severed he...
Pumpkin Time
Barb's got Fall on her mind, clear blue skies, and pumpkins. Plus a recipe. Barb Fogg's Chocolate ...
The Squirrel Hunter and the Lotion Girl
Separated by the storm, Jack and Andrea face peril alone.
After the Storm, Life Goes On
Norm and Barb, safe on their hill over town, know how to survive a hurricane.
Danger in the Suburbs
Wolf spiders, blue tailed skinks, gladiator squirrels, swarming bats, killer wasps, an invisible...
A Near Death Experience on the Freedom Trail
No flat tire this time. Just a near death experience, as once again Jack takes his amazing bike ...
Narrow Beds in the Kirkyard
Last week Jack took a bike ride and ended up with a flat tire and a bad mood, contemplating the grav...
My Family Fun Ride
Jack survived the Freedom Trail Family Fun Ride. But just barely. A flat tire, a swarm of gnats, an...
Origami Girl Turns 16
Happy Monday. And it's a special one. Today is the day Origami Girl turns 16. Do you believe it?...
Making Things Last
Barb Fogg remembers different, maybe better, times when people made things from what they had, enj...
Death in the Age of Uncertainty
Happy late Monday. Springfield Cemetery is covered in snow, and Jack recalls a fight and blood in th...
Happy Monday: February 7, 2011
A dog, a dead mouse and a walk through history. Read the latest "Happy Monday" from Jack White.
Happy Monday, January 31, 2011
Do stinking stink bugs really stink? And will they ever go away? Jack White wants to know.
The View From the Hill - Tales of Winter's Cold
When they left the cold of upstate New York eight years ago, they left their winter equipment behind...
A Reluctant Cold-Warrior’s Thoughts on Veterans Day
NEW! It's Veteran's Day, and columnist Jack White reflects on his own incredibly successful, brave, ...
The Cat Who Lived Outdoors
Has Fuzzy Britches finally come home? Or after recovering from surgery, will Barb Fogg's wild outdoo...
Summer's End
The squirrels are getting ready, and so's Barb Fogg. Summer's nearly over, and now comes her favorit...
Roots and Cuttings
NEW! Cutting lavender and baking raspberry coffee cake, Barb Fogg takes advantage of a lush spring. ...
Crazy in the Way of Gardeners
While Sykesville Online slept, columnist Barb Fogg worked. Here's a tale of spring and gardens and ...
Stories  >>
Outspent, outsleazed, but hardly outclassed, Barbara Biller fights to liberate Carroll County from R...
Barb Fogg puts together a sauce, a grandmom, and a story to remind us of the power of education.
Warren Dorsey is 93, but he remembers being a boy in Sykesville and the strange magic of the Patap...
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The View from the Hill by Barbara Fogg  >>
The Stuff of Memories
Stuff, so much stuff. The goat milking stand and...
Woodstoves
We see them all around us, but most of us have n...
Small Town Christmases
Well, we've already had our December snow dustin...
Jeannie Nichols  >>
Respecting the Process
Former Town Council President, Jeanne Nichols, tal...
Don't Want a Speeding Ticket? Don't Speed
Jeannie Nichols thinks it's simple. If you don't...
Dawn Montgomery  >>

Dawn Montgomery is a stylist at Makin' Waves

Say Boo to Scary Hair
Straightening your hair doesn't have to harm it....
Wiley Purkey  >>
Building a Platform the Wiley Way
If your trains aren't set up yet, or if you're thi...
Sykesville - the End of an Era
With Thelma Wimmer's death, an era of rebirth and ...
Editorial  >>
The New Herald
Welcome to Sykesville Online. We're not sure what ...
Alisa Holmes  >>
The Cul-de-sac Around the Corner
Some of us get to know our neighbors really well, ...
All's We Want for Christmas is Some Toilets that Flush!
For a growing town like Eldersburg, stocking up wi...