Wedding was a home run

SYLVIA BADGER

November 15, 1992|By SYLVIA BADGER

The marriage of Orioles vice president Janet Marie Smith and F. Barton Harvey III, Enterprise Foundation CEO/vice chair, took place at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Nov. 7.

After the ceremony, 400 wedding guests were invited to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a home away from home for the new Mrs. Harvey, who has been called the architect of the new stadium.

The percussion music of the Mighty Eastside Rockers of Greenmount West greeted Nellie and Thomas Smith, the bride's parents, and Grace and F. Barton Harvey Jr., the groom's parents, and others, who seemed amused to see their names flashed on Jumbotron, while sipping champagne and eating strawberries.

O's president Larry Lucchino, and front office hierarchy Tom Daffron, Bob and Betsy Aylward, Evelyn Ehlers, Laura Delaney, Jim and Dale Harvison, Ron and Ann Lange and Chrissie Werzinsky were there to cheer on one of their favorite players.

Merrymakers including Jim and Patty Rouse, Herb and Joanne Belgrad, Bill and Anne Struever, Bruce and Suzanne Hoffman, Sally McGraw, Kirby Nelson, Geordie French, Susan and Stephen Perrin, Suzanne Forte, Charlotte and David Ashton, Zana Watson, Meredith and Marty Millspaugh, Stephanie and Jay Wilson, Kyle and Ben Legg, Gay and Chris Legg, Locke and Jack Harvey, Tommy Caplan, Mark Sissman and Barbara Squires, gathered in the Camden Club for dinner and dancing.

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Doug Hanks has had a busy year, running his real estate business in Easton and writing his latest book, "Driven by the Stars." The biography is about the life of Durward Knowles, the first Bahamian to win an Olympic gold medal.

Hanks and his wife, Xan, are in Nassau until Nov. 21 for a whirlwind of television, radio and newspaper interviews in connection with the release of the book about Knowles, who won his medal in the star class sailing competition.

It was one year ago that Knowles and Hanks first met. Hanks came to Knowles' attention via a mutual friend, who sent him a copy of Hanks' novel, "Muskrat, A Surprise Bid for the America's Cup." He liked it and invited Hanks to Nassau, and they went to work.

Knowles has selected the Cheshire Home, the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled and the Girl Guides Association as the beneficiaries of the book's proceeds. Check local bookstores for a copy or send $15 plus $3 postage to Hanks, 32 E. Dover St., Easton 21601.

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Friday the 13th was a lucky day for Vicki Mabrey, a WBAL-TV general assignment reporter for nine years. That was the day she left Television Hill to become a CBS News correspondent reporting on the Midwest and Southwest.

Mabrey's big break came when WBAL sent her to New York six months ago to cover Mayor Kurt Schmoke's Clinton campaign visit. She was in the CBS studios editing her story when she met Eric Ober, president of the CBS News Division. He must have been impressed because several weeks ago she was asked to send a demo tape and then whisked to the Big Apple for interviews -- one with Dan Rather, of course.

She begins work in Dallas Dec. 21. Oh yes, the day after the contract was signed, Ober sent a dozen red roses to welcome her aboard.

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Around town: Again this year, the Grant-A-Wish Foundation is taking orders for its attractive holiday cards inscribed with "A donation has been made in your honor to the Grant-A-Wish Foundation in celebration of the Holiday Season." There are 25 cards in a box, and you can personalize them with your name or company logo. Call (410) 242-1549 for more information . . . Greater Baltimore Medical Center has begun selling $100 raffle tickets for its Feb. 20 drawing for a '93 BMW 325i convertible or $40,000; second prize, $5,000; third prize, a New York weekend for two. Only 1,600 tickets will be sold, and they are available at the hospital's gift shop, Brooks BMW Towson or from the GBMC Foundation at (410) 828-2773.

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