Tour de Port will cover the waterfront by bike

August 14, 1994|By SYLVIA BADGER

I had a nice note from Capt. Bill Eggert, who wants us to mark our fall calendars to remind us of a new cycling event, Tour de Port, which he created. It will be a family-oriented bicycle tour of Baltimore's working port Oct. 30 and will be a part of Portfest.

Eggert is hoping 1,000 riders will assemble that Sunday morning for the eight- to 18-mile route, which, at its longest, will circle the Inner Harbor, traverse the cobblestones of Fells Point and loop around the Dundalk Marine Terminal.

The event is sponsored by Baltimore Operation Sail; the League of American Wheelmen, a national organization of cyclists formed more than 100 years ago and headquartered in Baltimore; and Flight Systems, which brings cable television to Baltimore marinas and waterfront residents.

Eggert, in addition to being a cyclist, wears other hats -- as a special-education department chairman with the Anne Arundel County Schools, a water-taxi captain with Ed Kane's Harbor Boating, a sales manager for Flight Systems Cablevision and as Baltimore's marrying skipper.

For more information, give him a call, (410) 647-5128.

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Be sure to check out the Aug. 15 Newsweek magazine. On page 8, there's a headline "Goofy Goods," over a column that features some of the delightful Japanese products mentioned in the book "Japanese Jive."

This caught my eye because the book was written by Baltimorean Caroline McKeldin, whose grandfather was mayor of Baltimore and governor of Maryland, and whose parents, Courtney and Ted, are well-known members of our community.

Caroline writes in this book about the names of some of Japan's wacky and wonderful products. I bet we'll hear more from this clever, young author.

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"Top Brass," the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's newest volunteer leadership sales force, is off to a great start. How can it miss with Pierce Dunn as president of a group that includes Lenny Kaplan, Lainy LeBow-Sachs, Joseph Lewin, Julie Mercer and Bruce Williams as committee members?

The goal is that each member sell 320 subscriber seats for the 1994-'95 season, and it was Williams, manager of the Integrated Marketing Services, who has proven to be a real dynamo: he sold his quota in a little more than a month.

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Carroll Hynson, deputy director of public affairs for the Maryland State Lottery, came up with a clever invitation for the promotion folks at area radio stations. He sent them a personalized cassette, with "Hot Fun in the Summertime" as background music, inviting them to a luncheon at the Bay Cafe.

He uses these luncheon formats all over the state to update radio personnel on lottery activities and to thank them for participating in promos.

Among those at the luncheon were Laurie Fleishman Walowitz and Bob Cecil, WBAL; Kelly Swift and Susan Purtell, WLIF; Kole Porter and Terri Avery, WWIN; Sheila Silverstein, Mimi Baker and Amie Maas, WPOC; Bill Hopkinson and Tracy Brandys, WXYV; Kristi Wallace, WXCY; Roger Goss, WAMD; Brian Constantin, WCBM; and Jennifer Kilby, WASA.

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Tomorrow promises to be a slam and jam day for the Maryland Food Committee. At 6 p.m., you're invited to stop by Ridgely Middle School, where a group of area musicians and bartenders will play in a charity softball game.

Immediately after the game, everyone will be heading to Graffiti's, formerly Christopher's, in the Padonia Village Shopping Center. For $5, you can listen as Baltimore's best bands perform until the wee hours, while raising money for the Food Committee.

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