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March 14, 2006
ALEXANDRIA S. WHITTINGTON, 18 months; beloved daughter of Santo F. and Sandra West Whittington; sister of Cortney M. Whittington. Funeral services will be held on March 16, 2006, at 11:00 A.M. at From The Heart Church Ministry, 4207 Norcross St., Temple Hills, MD, where the family may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Easton, MD. Arrangements by the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newman Funeral Home, P.A., Centreville, MD.www.fhnfuneralhome.com
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By Andrea Massaro, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
Dover, Del. Dover Downs Wine & Music Festival If you have a taste for wine and the spooky, join Dover Downs Hotel & Casino at its Halloween-themed 11th annual Wine & Music Festival. Come in costume to compete for prizes while enjoying samples of more than 60 wines from around the world, attending seminars and tasting food prepared by the hotel chefs. A DJ will provide background music while you browse the gift and food marketplace. The festival runs 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.
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April 5, 2006
On April 2, 2006, ALEXANDRIA M. (Ally) HARRIS; cherished daughter of Tyson and Kym Harris; loving sister of Tre Harris; beloved granddaughter of Gerald Madden; Thomas G. Harris, Sr., Delores Harris and the late Ann Madden. Also survived by a host of loving aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Rd (at York Rd) Timonium-Cockeysville on Thursday, 2 to to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier, 13717 Cuba Road, Hunt Valley, on Friday, April 7 at 10 A.M. Interment private.
SPORTS
By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2013
Mount St. Joseph senior guard Kameron Williams will be one of 10 players on the United States All-Stars team at Sunday's 40th annual Capital Classic in Virginia. Williams, a three-time All-Metro first-team selection, averaged 21 points, three rebounds and two assists per game as the Gaels won the Baltimore Catholic League title this season. Headed for Ohio State, the 6-foot-2, 175-pound guard scored more than 2,000 points in three seasons at Mount St. Joseph. Aquille Carr, a two-time All-Metro Player of the Year who played his senior season at Princeton Day, will play on the Capital All-Stars squad in the feature game against the U.S. All-Stars at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. The U.S. All-Stars and Capital All-Stars are scheduled to play in the second game of a doubleheader at 4 p.m. The District All-Stars will play the Suburban All-Stars at 2 p.m. For the complete rosters for both games, click here . For more information, including tickets, click here .
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 8, 2001
GOT an entire day free coming up, and no plans? Don't want to just fritter that precious time away? Hmmm. Recently facing that prospect, I pondered the possibilities. Where could I go? What should I do? Should I take the educational/enriching route, learning something new, expanding my knowledge? Or give in -- once again -- to the self-indulgence of good shopping and good food? Was it possible to do both -- appeasing both conscience and desire? And where was it possible to do both? It had been several years since I had visited Old Town in Alexandria, Va. But I had always liked my sojourns there -- lots of shops and great eateries in a quaint village setting.
FEATURES
By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | June 6, 1993
Oronoco Bay Park, Alexandria's waterfront park, will be the setting for one of Virginia's most popular summer festivals. The Alexandria Red Cross Waterfront Festival will be held next weekend from Friday to Sunday as a tribute to the city's maritime heritage. In 12 years the festival has grown to become Alexandria's single largest public event, and this year it appears on the list of the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 events.The harbor will be filled with nautical craft: sailing ships, power boats, canoes and perhaps even a tall ship or two. Many of the visiting ships will offer tours.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood | June 2, 1991
As a tribute to the city's maritime heritage, the Alexandria Red Cross Waterfront Festival will be held Friday through next Sunday at Oronoco Bay Park in Alexandria, Va. During its 10-year history this family-oriented festival has become the city's largest single event, drawing crowds of over 110,000.Tall ships and other craft will fill Alexandria's harbor, and many of them will be open for tours. Other activities include sailing charters, canoe rentals and nautical exhibits.Continuous live entertainment will offer music to suit tastes from jazz to pop to classical with performances by top musicians.
FEATURES
September 8, 1991
Market Square in Alexandria, Va., will be filled with hawkers and peddlers, merchants, musicians and members of the militia as Gadsby's Tavern Museum re-creates an 18th century fair from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.You can participate in an auction, learn the latest dance steps, attend a court session, watch a militia muster, hear campaign speeches, watch a theater production, buy crafts and enjoy 18th century fare. Children can play old-fashioned games and see an 18th century puppet show.The fair is free, but a donation is suggested.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | November 20, 1994
Alexandria, Va., is gearing up for a bigger-than-ever Christmas celebration this year, and the main event is the 24th annual Scottish Christmas Walk Dec. 3. The walk is a favorite event among city residents and has always been a top tourist attraction, but this year, with expanded activities, it is expected to draw even larger crowds than usual. As a reminder of Alexandria's Scottish heritage, most events will have a Scottish theme."Settings of the Season" opens Friday and runs through Dec. 3 at the Campagna Center, 418 S. Washington St. Interior designers will create 30 vignettes related to holiday decorating and entertaining.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 23, 2001
An Alexandria, Va., schools administrator has been named the chief business officer for Howard County schools, a position recently created by Superintendent John R. O'Rourke. Bruce Venter is the assistant superintendent for financial/administrative services in the suburban Washington school system. He has been involved in the business side of schools operations since 1971, when he held the position of assistant to the federal aid coordinator for Albany, N.Y., schools. Venter has been with the Alexandria school system since 1997.
SPORTS
From Sun news services | September 10, 2012
The Towson University men's and women's lacrosse teams will participate in the Play for Parkinson's tournament on Oct. 6 and 7 at Episcopal High in Alexandria, Va. The two-day event brings together 11 Division I men's and women's lacrosse teams. The tournament raises money for the ProjectSpark Foundation, which aims to eradicate Parkinson's disease. The men's lacrosse action will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The men's field includes Air Force, Georgetown, Princeton, Virginia and Towson.
TRAVEL
April 11, 2010
Historic Alexandria House and Garden Tour Where: Old Town Alexandria, Va. Refreshments will be served at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 323 S. Fairfax St., beginning at 11 a.m. When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: Take a self-guided tour of Old Town Alexandria's walled gardens, intimate courtyards and stately historic homes during the 77th annual Historic Alexandria House and Garden Tour....
TRAVEL
November 29, 2009
Where: Alexandria Marina, One Cameron St., Alexandria, Va. When: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday What: The 10th annual Burke & Herbert Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. The harbor will sparkle when 50 powerboats and sailboats led by the Vigilant, Alexandria's fireboat, parade down the Potomac River from Washington to Alexandria decked out in lights. Santa Claus arrives at the marina by fireboat to kick off the fun at 4 p.m. Kids and dogs can have their picture taken with Santa for free.
TRAVEL
By Clarissa Higgins and Clarissa Higgins,The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2009
Maryland residents save at Lorien Hotel and Spa What's the deal?: Maryland residents will receive a discount on their stay when they visit Kimpton's Lorien Hotel and Spa in Alexandria, Va. The new boutique hotel is in the heart of Old Town Alexandria on King Street. What's the savings?: Receive 20 percent off by presenting your driver's license. After taxes, a room that totaled $492.60 was $392.25 with discount. What's the catch?: You must be a Maryland resident and stay a minimum of two nights to receive the deal.
NEWS
By PETER HERMANN and PETER HERMANN,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | November 6, 2008
The mother tightened her grip on the little girl's hand, pulling her out of the sputtering rain and away from the three green trash bins outside the Perkins Homes public housing complex. This is no place for a child, precisely because this is where the body of a child was found this week. A man taking out the trash made the discovery on a courtyard across from an elementary school and sandwiched between the backs of worn, long brick buildings that abut Pratt Street east of downtown. The girl was Annie McCann, a 16-year-old high school junior from Alexandria, Va. She was an honors student who didn't show up at school Friday and was reported missing that evening when her parents found a note saying she had run away from home.
NEWS
By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,joseph.burris@baltsun.com | September 15, 2008
The school of tiny, metallic-gray fish chomped away at Michelle Lee's bare feet; some seemed to enjoy her heels and insoles while others jockeyed for the chance to nibble between her toes. "It tickles!" exclaimed the Alexandria, Va., resident between giggles, her jerky motions making splashes in the water-filled glass tank. Her laughter spread among already lively customers at Yvonne Hair, Nail and Tan Salon in Alexandria, where most everyone is getting a kick out of the latest pedicure craze: imported fish that eat away dead skin cells, leaving feet soft and smooth.
BUSINESS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | October 1, 1998
Osiris Therapeutics Inc., a Baltimore biotechnology company that is developing treatments for regenerating tissue and bone cells, has received $8 million in financing from a California real estate investment trust.The privately held company also said yesterday that it's launched an early-stage human clinical trial of its experimental therapy to regenerate bone marrow cells in breast cancer patients after chemotherapy.The company hopes the treatment becomes its first marketable product.Under the deal with Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., a publicly held REIT in Pasadena, Calif.
NEWS
April 27, 2008
The Glenview Mansion in Rockville was the setting for the April 13 marriage of Susannah Catherine Klank and Brian Earle Kolstad. Rabbi Jack Moline of Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Virginia, officiated. Susannah, the daughter of Mary Jo Klank of Silver Spring and Richard Klank of Hyattsville, is a litigation legal assistant at the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson , Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP in Washington, DC. Brian, the son of Sharon Kolstad of Arnold, MD, and Raymond Kolstad of Annapolis, is a cost analyst with SAIC in northern Virginia, and is pursuing a master's degree in Operations Research at George Mason University.
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