September 5, 1994
Need a reason to get out the party hats, bake a cake and invite people over? Not to worry -- with a good reference book at your side, you can come up with meaningless milestones every day, just like the professionals in marketing and media.Take, for example, Elvis Presley. Is it possible to find a reason to write about him every year through 2000 A.D.? Is Graceland in Memphis?We were able to do this exercise in 10 minutes, without even referring to "The Ultimate Elvis: Elvis Presley Day By Day" (Simon & Schuster, $30)
September 10, 2012
Kick-start your fall at the annual Oktoberfest at Bob's BMW Motorcycles in Jessup. The festivities last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29, and authentic German foods will be offered. “This is a family-oriented event,” says Hanna Creekmore, marketing manager at Bob's. “And vendors will be on-site to answer any questions (motorcycle) riders may have.” The event attracts riders from all over the region, she says, adding that 2012 is also the year that Bob's BMW celebrates its 30th anniversary.
December 27, 2011
It wouldn't be Christmas in Harford County without a visit to the annual Christmas Train Garden sponsored by the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company. The train garden is up and running at the firehouse at 3825 Federal Hill Road in Jarrettsville. The train garden, celebrating its 30th anniversary, is open to the public. There's no admission charge. There is a scavenger hunt for pieces inside the gardens. If someone can find the snowman with the bird nest hat, then they will receive a voucher for Keyes Creamery.
October 29, 2012
The Believe In Tomorrow annual Benefit & Auction pulled in the largest crowd ever -- some 800 people -- at M&T Bank Stadium Saturday night. Yes, it was the non-profit's 30th anniversary of providing support and housing to critically ill children and their families. But this year the party was also dedicated to the late Patrick "Scunny" McCusker, who was a passionate supporter of the charity. The owner of Canton's Nacho Mama's and Mama's On The Half Shell was killed in an Ocean City accident Aug. 24. "[This turnout]
May 28, 2010
Few live music clubs have been as celebrated for as long as the 9:30 Club. Soon after the Washington club opened in 1980, it became the go-to spot for influential bands of all stripes, from the local dance group Tiny Desk Unit to alt-rockers R.E.M. It's been named the Nightclub of the Year multiple times by the influential trade magazine Pollstar and sells more tickets than any other club of its size. Ask any number of nationally touring musicians to name their favorite clubs, and the 9:30 Club is bound to be near the top of their lists.
March 3, 1998
In marking the 30th anniversary of the riots that left scars on Baltimore that linger today, The Sun will devote its Opinion Commentary page April 3 to firsthand memories of the riots.We are soliciting recollections of about 200 words, which will be subject to editing. A selection will be published.The deadline for receiving these submissions is March 20. They should include the name and address of the writer, along with day and evening telephone numbers.'Send articles by mail to: Opinion Commentary Editor, The Sun, P.O. Box 1377, Baltimore 21278-0001.