Yule sale in Chestertown

SYLVIA BADGER

October 11, 1992|By SYLVIA BADGER

It's beginning to look and feel like Christmas in Chestertown, thanks to the Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital Auxiliary. On Wednesday, the members will open their 25th Christmas Shop with a preview party for patrons at Emmanuel Church Parish House. The 14 shops will be open to the public Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you've never visited this sale you should, because it's a nice day trip and the Canada geese are everywhere. Mary Jane Schanno is chairing this year's committee, with a lot of help from Marian Gildersleeve, Roger Brown, Nancy Schmidt, Bill Hupfeldt, Tina Baldwin, Holly Bramble, Kim Barroll, Ellie Gale, Mackey Dutton, Patty Hopkins, Lois Smith and many others. See you there!

More than 200 Founders of Western Maryland College were honored for their generous support of the 125-year-old liberal arts college at a party at Walters Art Gallery Pavilion. (Founders are those who give $1,000 or more to the college.)

Among the prominent guests were Western Maryland president Robert H. Chambers; Dr. Samuel Hoover, a retired Dundalk dentist and a major benefactor to the Hoover Library; Ann Burnside Love, president of a Frederick-based graphics firm; Marjorie Lippy, Carroll County community leader; Dr. Larry Blumberg, major supporter of the school's Life Fitness Center; and Robert Schaefer, First National Bank executive vice president.

Bright and early the next day, Alonzo Decker Jr., former chairman of Black & Decker, was honored for his many years of service to the college.

Former Channel 2 news anchor Susan White Bowden has written a delightful new book, "Moonbeams Come at Dark Times," subtitled "Turning 50 in the '90s." This is entirely different from her first two books, "Everything to Live For" and "From a Healing Heart." She writes, with humor and reflection, about issues and problems people in mid-life face -- grandparenting, care of elderly parents, grown children, career changes and their own mortality.

Although Simon & Schuster published her last book, this time she used Gateway Press, a local company owned by Ann Hughes. There are copies in most of the independent book stores, and pretty soon Waldenbooks will be carrying it locally. Cost is $9.95.

Two of Baltimore's best-known senators have a part in a Barry Levinson production on Oct. 14. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is having a fund raising at the Senator Theater, where guests ($250 a ticket) will eat diner food, chat with the senator and Levinson before seeing "Diner," which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Before the movie, Levinson will show guests a segment of a documentary he has been working on, titled "What Happened to the Diner Guys 30 Years Later." I'm told it is very funny, and this is the first time he's shown any part of the film to the public.

No one has been happy at Top Branch Farm in Harford County since their favorite horse, Iseverybodyhappy, had to be put down after breaking a leg at Delaware Park. The 5-year-old allowance horse, who was a pet of Tolly Albert's family, was also a track favorite with Laurel and Pimlico fans. You can imagine how much fun track announcers had with his name . . .

Oldies but goodies not only refers to the music WITH-AM radio plays, but also to the people who play the music. WITH general manager Jim Ward has put together a very familiar lineup. Alan Field, former WCAOer, hosts the morning show; Ken Jackson, former WBAL newsman and big band guru, mid-days; Wayne Gruen, longtime WFBR personality, has just signed on for the 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. show; and Fred Robinson, better known as Rockin' Robin, takes care of the hours from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. WITH is indeed nostalgia personified.

AROUND TOWN: Owners of the Brass Elephant restaurant have made a commitment to 26 area museums. On the first Monday of each month, they will donate 10 percent of the dinner receipts to the Baltimore History Alliance.

Mayors Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem and Kurt Schmoke of Baltimore will receive the coveted Menorah Award at the 77th annual Simcha Dinner of B'nai B'rith Menorah Lodge, Oct. 22. Lt. Gov. Mickey Steinberg will emcee the gala Simcha event, which is being chaired by William Goodman. Call the Menorah Lodge, (410) 484-6200 for ticket information . . .

HarborView has hired Brian Boston as its new chef at Pier 500 Restaurant. Boston is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and held positions with Peerce's Plantation, the Brass Elephant and the Chestnut Ridge Country Club. Check him out . . .

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