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(July 23, 2021) If you spend anytime at the beach and listen to local television or radio at this time of the year, you will hear about the dangers of rip currents, often confused as riptides.

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(July 23, 2021) Today, 80 years ago, the Germans finally captured Maj. Pyotr Mikhaylovich Gavrilov of the Red Army during the fight for the Brest fortress. Maj. Gavrilov was an officer in the 44th Motor Rifle Regiment, one of the units tasked with defending Brest. This was the second time in…

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(July 23, 2021) Earlier this week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will eliminate the Adverse Market Refinance Fee for loan deliveries effective Aug. 1.

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(July 16, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the 29th Motorized Infantry Division, commanded by Walter von Boltenstern, from Gen. Heinz Guderian’s Second Panzergruppe, entered the 1,000-year-old city of Smolensk, and captured it after three days of house-to-house fighting. The Soviets did not co…

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(July 16, 2021) I have come to realize that most people have no idea that digging deep holes in the sand can be dangerous. Even a small deep hole can break a leg if not seen by someone jogging or casually walking along the crowded beach.

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(July 16, 2021) Perfection is a precise pedagogical standard that is based on knowledge and perseverance. Although flawlessness may not grace the path of attainment, the mere attempt is what distinguishes one cook from another.

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(July 16, 2021) Industry experts are still communicating that now is a great time to sell your house. Yes, it’s still a sellers’ market.

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(July 2, 2021) The appraisal of a home is an important step in the real estate process, one that can certainly make or break a deal.

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(July 2, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, Hungarian and Finnish soldiers joined German, Slovakian and Romanian soldiers in their assault on the Soviet Union. Finland had a score to settle with the USSR. and Hungary owed a debt to the German Reich.

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(June 25, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, Minsk, the capital of Belarus, fell to the onrushing German Wehrmacht. When hostilities opened, Minsk had a population of 300,000. By the time the Red Army liberated the city in 1944, its population had shrunk to 50,000. Today it has a population of m…

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(June 25, 2021) Buyers usually pay most of the closing costs associated with a purchase, of which, transfer and recordation taxes are one piece of the total closing costs.

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(June 18, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, German dictator Adolf Hitler declared, “When Barbarossa is launched, the whole world will hold its breath.” On the morning of June 22, 1941, exactly one year after the French armistice, more than 150 divisions with 3.2 million men, 500,000 horses, 3,5…

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(June 18, 2021) The Eastern Shore is notorious for its fresh seafood. Shrimp, scallops and rockfish are just a sampling of the delectable treasures.

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(June 4, 2021) As a conclusion to the previous weeks’ articles, below is a final reporting of the Maryland State Legislature, which convened on Jan. 13 and adjourned on April 12.

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(June 4, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, Allied forces invaded the French Mandates of Syria and Lebanon, in “Operation Exporter.” The Allied forces did not believe that they would face serious resistance from the French forces stationed there, or their colonial Arab units. They were wrong.

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(May 28, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the Royal Navy began evacuating Allied forces from the Greek island of Crete, after having failed to stanch the German airborne invasion.

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(May 14, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, Commonwealth forces in North Africa launched a limited offensive against Erwin Rommel’s Axis forces. Before delving into the particulars of that operation, let’s reacquaint ourselves with the history.