Canton's homes of good taste Think the hot and hip...


May 28, 2000|By Tamara Ikenberg | Tamara Ikenberg,Sun Staff

Canton's homes of good taste

Think the hot and hip neighborhood of Canton is all trendy bars and restaurants? The Canton Home and Garden Tour, taking place next Sunday, should change that impression. Fourteen of the area's most fetching homes are included on the tour. Don't miss 3209 Hudson St. The home, modeled after a 1903 rowhouse, recently won a first place award for historic residential renovation from the Maryland chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the tour begins at the Signature Building of the Can Company on Boston Street.

In the days before the event, tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Razorbacks Raw Bar and Grill, 2903 O'Donnell St. in Canton, or at Long & Foster offices. On the day of the event, tickets are $15 and can be picked up at the Signature Building.

Call 410-342-8881 or go to for more information.

Tooling around

Owning a new home can be a pretty wild proposition. To help you swing through the trials of first-time home ownership with the greatest of ease, Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse has compiled this list of essentials. With these 10 tools, you'll be king of your home in no time.

1. Hammer

2. Wrench

3. Screwdrivers (both standard and Phillips-head)

4. Hand-held power drill

5. Hacksaw

6. Utility knife

7. Pliers

8. Tape measure

9. Stud and joist locator

10. Level

No more boring floors

Armstrong makes flooring fabulous and fun with its "New Generations ... Classics Contemporized" collection. These new options in vinyl flooring are vibrantly colored and combine modern and vintage designs. The four varieties, available in 14 colors, are easy to clean and retail for $21.99 per square yard or $2.44 per square foot.

For more information, check out www. or call 717-397-0611. -- T.I.


The Maryland Rose Society presents Rose Show 2000 on Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave. Experts will be available to answer questions and provide advice. Some plants will be for sale. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-367-2217.

Check out what's new at Brookside Gardens with a free walk and chat with director David Vismara on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. or Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. No registration is required. Just bring your questions, comments and requests. The walk begins at the Visitors Center Adult Classroom in Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave. in Wheaton. For more information, call 301-949-8230.

Home Front welcomes interesting home and garden news. Please send suggestions to Mary Corey, Home Front, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278, or fax to 410-783-2519. Information must be received at least four weeks in advance to be considered.

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