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By Katie V. Jones | February 1, 2012
More than 200 girls and their American Girl dolls hit the runway at Towson Town Center on Saturday, Jan. 28. The walk was short and the line was long, but there were smiles all around. "I got to tell the guy what I liked," said Savannah Shafer, 7, of Lutherville, with her look-alike American Girl doll after walking the runway. "I wasn't nervous," she said, smiling. "I like playing with my American Girl online. " All of the girls participating had a chance of being selected for the American Girl Fashion Show, to be held March 24 and 25 at the Hippodrome Theater.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | February 6, 2014
It's an odd thing. Sometimes, when I speak before high school or college students, someone in the audience, knowing I began my professional life as a pop music critic, will ask what I think of music today. I always demur that I don't listen to a lot of it, but that most of what I do hear kind of, well ... bores me. While there are exceptions -- i.e., Adele -- much of it feels corporate, cold, plastic, image-driven, less reflective of talent than tech, more programmed than played.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | July 26, 1998
ONE OF THE most popular series of books for young girls has been sold to a toy company for a very pretty penny -- $700 million.Parents who have paid hundreds of dollars for American Girls historical books and the dolls and accessories that accompany them will understand the appeal of the privately held Pleasant Co., a mail-order publisher and doll manufacturer purchased this month by the giant Mattel Inc.There's something charming, even magical, about the...
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April 1, 2013
Doctors and patients alike are often uncomfortable talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted disease. But a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that this squeamishness costs society millions of dollars spent trying to treat or cure diseases that could have been prevented, vaccinated against, screened for or detected at an earlier stage of development. According to the CDC, about 19 million Americans each year are affected by sexually transmitted diseases and infections.
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By Lori Sears | October 30, 1997
American Girls fashionsYoung fans of the American Girls Collection will be thrilled at seeing six of their favorite characters come to life in a fashion show Saturday. The American Girls Fashion Show will feature local girls modeling clothes inspired by the six characters in the children's book series.The fashion show includes refreshments, party favors and raffles of seven dolls from the American Girls Collection. The Junior League of Baltimore sponsors the event at the Omni Inner Harbor Hotel.
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By SUSAN REIMER and SUSAN REIMER,SUN STAFF | July 7, 1996
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- A dozen little girls in dust caps clutch dolls in dust caps, and their excitement threatens to burble over the boxwood borders of this hidden garden.In the shelter of trees that might date from the Revolutionary War, Mistress Laura, their guide, takes a moment to instruct these young ladies in the respectful "courtesies" they will need to offer when meeting citizens of rank in the dusty streets of this Colonial town."Ah, Mistress Jessica," she says to one of the little girls in her tour as she pulls at the corners of her long, gathered skirt and bends her knees to demonstrate a greeting.
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By Susan Reimer | January 31, 1999
IT'S A THIGH THING. As soon as our daughters notice they have laps, they notice their thighs. And they gasp in dismay. "Oh, God. My thighs are, like, huge!" "I can't believe how flabby my thighs are. They even jiggle!" "My thighs are the worst. Thunder thighs." This tedious conversation from the back seat is familiar to any mother who chauffeurs girls around. It is a wonder these self-conscious girls don't insist on standing during the ride. And, as any mother knows, this body talk is not designed to fill an awkward silence.
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April 1, 2013
Doctors and patients alike are often uncomfortable talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted disease. But a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that this squeamishness costs society millions of dollars spent trying to treat or cure diseases that could have been prevented, vaccinated against, screened for or detected at an earlier stage of development. According to the CDC, about 19 million Americans each year are affected by sexually transmitted diseases and infections.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | February 6, 2014
It's an odd thing. Sometimes, when I speak before high school or college students, someone in the audience, knowing I began my professional life as a pop music critic, will ask what I think of music today. I always demur that I don't listen to a lot of it, but that most of what I do hear kind of, well ... bores me. While there are exceptions -- i.e., Adele -- much of it feels corporate, cold, plastic, image-driven, less reflective of talent than tech, more programmed than played.
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June 15, 2011
June 20 through 24 Hosanna School Museum Offers American Girls Summer Camp. Have fun with the American Girls! From the past to the present learn and create like the American Girl does. Make crafts, toys, decorations, recipes, cultural projects and other activities like those done by Kristen, Josephina, Addy and others. This is a fun and creative American history and culture. The community wishes to extend sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of Tim Dudeck. Tim who grew up in the Dublin area and attended both Dublin Elementary and North Harford Middle and High School was well liked by all who new him. He surely will be missed . Cornerstone Baptist will be holding Bible School on June 20 through 24. Classes for ages from 4 and up. Grace Memorial Episcopal Church and the Wilson Ministry Center invite you to Wednesday night pizza dinner and the showing of a family friendly movie.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2012
Models strutted down the runway, showing off the latest fashions in vintage and contemporary clothes. But the event Sunday at the Hippodrome Theatre was no ordinary fashion show. It was a fundraiser featuring girls ages 5 to 12 years old from across the Baltimore region. They modeled the outfits of the popular American Girl dolls, who represent historical and modern characters, such as Kaya, a member of the Nez Perce Indian tribe, and Addy, who escaped slavery during the Civil War. Accompanying the girls onstage were matching dolls.
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By Katie V. Jones | February 1, 2012
More than 200 girls and their American Girl dolls hit the runway at Towson Town Center on Saturday, Jan. 28. The walk was short and the line was long, but there were smiles all around. "I got to tell the guy what I liked," said Savannah Shafer, 7, of Lutherville, with her look-alike American Girl doll after walking the runway. "I wasn't nervous," she said, smiling. "I like playing with my American Girl online. " All of the girls participating had a chance of being selected for the American Girl Fashion Show, to be held March 24 and 25 at the Hippodrome Theater.
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August 29, 2011
The newly-renovated Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College was the site for a "Fun With American Girls" youth enrichment camp during the second week of August. During this week-long summer camp, girls ages 8 to 12 combined learning about American history with a variety of cultural projects. They experienced the stories and characters behind the American Girls dolls, making crafts, toys, decorations, recipes, and other fun activities similar to those done by Kersten, Josephina, Addy and other dolls in the series.
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June 15, 2011
June 20 through 24 Hosanna School Museum Offers American Girls Summer Camp. Have fun with the American Girls! From the past to the present learn and create like the American Girl does. Make crafts, toys, decorations, recipes, cultural projects and other activities like those done by Kristen, Josephina, Addy and others. This is a fun and creative American history and culture. The community wishes to extend sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of Tim Dudeck. Tim who grew up in the Dublin area and attended both Dublin Elementary and North Harford Middle and High School was well liked by all who new him. He surely will be missed . Cornerstone Baptist will be holding Bible School on June 20 through 24. Classes for ages from 4 and up. Grace Memorial Episcopal Church and the Wilson Ministry Center invite you to Wednesday night pizza dinner and the showing of a family friendly movie.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow , michael.sragow@baltsun.com | December 11, 2009
A gator blows a jazz horn just like Satchmo. The evening star besots a firefly. The dark corners of 1920s New Orleans overflow with evil voodoo while, deep in the bayou, a blind priestess, Mama Odie, practices some positive swamp sorcery. With ingredients like that, Dee-Dee Jackson, the Atlanta-based national president of the activity and support group Mocha Moms, says that "The Princess and the Frog" delivers the "Disney pixie dust" that her friends came to expect when fairy-tale heroines kicked off the Disney-animation renaissance with "The Little Mermaid" (1989)
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By Michael Sragow | michael.sragow@baltsun.com | December 11, 2009
A gator blows a jazz horn just like Satchmo. The evening star besots a firefly. The dark corners of 1920s New Orleans overflow with evil voodoo while, deep in the bayou, a blind priestess, Mama Odie, practices some positive swamp sorcery. With ingredients like that, Dee-Dee Jackson, the Atlanta-based national president of the activity and support group Mocha Moms, says that "The Princess and the Frog" delivers the "Disney pixie dust" that her friends came to expect when fairy-tale heroines kicked off the Disney-animation renaissance with "The Little Mermaid" (1989)
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2012
Models strutted down the runway, showing off the latest fashions in vintage and contemporary clothes. But the event Sunday at the Hippodrome Theatre was no ordinary fashion show. It was a fundraiser featuring girls ages 5 to 12 years old from across the Baltimore region. They modeled the outfits of the popular American Girl dolls, who represent historical and modern characters, such as Kaya, a member of the Nez Perce Indian tribe, and Addy, who escaped slavery during the Civil War. Accompanying the girls onstage were matching dolls.
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August 29, 2011
The newly-renovated Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College was the site for a "Fun With American Girls" youth enrichment camp during the second week of August. During this week-long summer camp, girls ages 8 to 12 combined learning about American history with a variety of cultural projects. They experienced the stories and characters behind the American Girls dolls, making crafts, toys, decorations, recipes, and other fun activities similar to those done by Kersten, Josephina, Addy and other dolls in the series.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic | July 2, 2008
The timing might be right for Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, a tale of a plucky young Cincinnati lass (Abigail Breslin) who triumphs as a girl reporter during the Great Depression. It's inspirational to see any movie about a grade-school girl who has some wits to keep about her. And Kit's attempt to maintain honor and high spirits while her dad (Chris O'Donnell) leaves Cincinnati to find work in Chicago should resonate with youngsters whose mother and father are searching for jobs while canceling or cutting short vacations and road trips.
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By SUSAN REIMER | September 2, 2007
American Girl, which creates historical dolls whose lives are described in a series of companion books, is introducing a new doll this month -- flower child Julie. She joins Native-American Kaya, Colonial Felicity, pioneer Kirsten, frontier Josefina, Civil War Addy, Victorian Samantha, Depression Kit and World War II Molly, all of whom face change and challenges at critical times in American history. However, 9-year-old Julie is living in San Francisco in the 1970s. Yes, that's right.
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