A 'sense of spa' wins $5,000 awardNicholas Ciara of...


September 11, 1994|By Elizabeth Large

A 'sense of spa' wins $5,000 award

Nicholas Ciara of Hampstead says he designed his new bath to have a "sense of spa," with whirlpool, separate his-and-hers vanities, arched and octagonal windows, glass block around the bathtub and white ceramic tile.

The result has won him a $5,000 award and a story in the October issue of American HomeStyle as one of four winners in the magazine's kitchen and bath design contest. (Over 5,500 entries were received.) Look for the issue on newsstands now.

Radio Shack does repairs

Looking for a place to get that broken VCR fixed? Without much fanfare, your local Radio Shack has branched out into the repair business. The Tandy chain now fixes over 40 makes of electronics that are out of warranty.

It's not always easy to find the small, independent shop that can repair your audio equipment or computer, but there are so many Radio Shacks around you probably have one convenient to you. Work done by the Repair Shop at Radio Shack, as it's called, takes on an average 14 to 17 days to complete.

Home-oriented classes

This fall Goucher College is offering several noncredit home-oriented courses in its Center for Continuing Studies. "Basic Interior Design" ($95) will be held on four Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., starting Wednesday. "Basic Book Repair" ($195) starts Sept. 28 and goes through Nov. 16, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. "Faux Finishes" ($70) and "Stenciling" ($95) will be given on two Thursdays, Oct. 13 and 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., respectively. "Tile and China Painting" ($95) will be held Nov. 3 and 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call (410) 337-6200.

Another Out of Africa

Don't confuse the Out of Africa store at 900 Cathedral Street with the two other businesses of the same name in Baltimore. The new gift and accessories shop isn't associated with either of them.

Proprietor Dale Madison has stocked his Out of Africa with all sorts of decorative accessories and collectibles -- both native African and African-American. Look for wall hangings and sculpture, reproductions of black memorabilia and Mr. Madison's own line of African cloth dolls, as well as many other crafts, fashion and jewelry. The store is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 12 noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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