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Eileen Ambrose | February 16, 2012
Maryland shoppers, don't forget that you can avoid paying the state's 6 percent sales tax if you buy Energy Star appliances and products this weekend. The tax holiday runs from Feb. 18 through the 20 th . Eligible items include air conditioners, heat pumps, refrigerators, programmable thermostats and compact fluorescent light bulbs. More info available online . This is an annual event that occurs during starting the weekend before the third Monday of each February.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Anna B. George, a church secretary who enjoyed celebrating her German heritage, died Friday of melanoma at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 79. The daughter of George Braml, an Esskay meat cutter, and Anna Eder Braml, a homemaker, Anna Braml was born in Baltimore and raised in the city's Parkside neighborhood. She attended the Shrine of the Little Flower and graduated in 1952 from Catholic High School. "She had perfect attendance for four years. She was very, very proud of that," said her daughter, Terri Prokopik of Towson.
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Jamie Smith Hopkins | November 22, 2013
Have you turned an old appliance over to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.? You're in good company, if so. BGE said this week that customers have recycled 30,000 appliances through its Smart Energy Savers Program, which offers $50 "rewards" for giving up an old (but still working) refrigerator or freezer plus $25 more for recycling a room air conditioning unit at the same time. The effort is part of a statewide push to encourage energy efficiency. New appliances use less energy -- a lot less, in some cases -- than models built years ago, making them cheaper to operate.
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Jamie Smith Hopkins | November 22, 2013
Have you turned an old appliance over to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.? You're in good company, if so. BGE said this week that customers have recycled 30,000 appliances through its Smart Energy Savers Program, which offers $50 "rewards" for giving up an old (but still working) refrigerator or freezer plus $25 more for recycling a room air conditioning unit at the same time. The effort is part of a statewide push to encourage energy efficiency. New appliances use less energy -- a lot less, in some cases -- than models built years ago, making them cheaper to operate.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2011
Certain appliances that meet Energy Star requirements will be exempt from Maryland sales tax from Feb. 19 through Feb. 21, the state comptroller's office has announced. During the "Shop Maryland Energy" weekend, consumers who buy Energy Star air conditioners, clothes washers, furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, standard size refrigerators, dehumidifiers and compact fluorescent light bulbs will not pay sales tax in Maryland stores or online. Dishwashers are not eligible, even if they meet Energy Star specifications.
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By Peter Whoriskey and The Washington Post | November 27, 2009
In U.S. history, there may have been no better time to own a junk car, a rattling old fridge and a leaking dishwasher. On the heels of its ballyhooed "Cash for Clunkers" program for cars, the federal government is expected to finalize details in the coming weeks of another tax-supported shopping extravaganza, known as "Cash for Appliances." Supported by $300 million from the economic stimulus, the program will offer rebates to consumers who buy energy-efficient refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners and other appliances to replace their older models.
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By Michael Walsh and Michael Walsh,Contributing Writer Universal Press Syndicate | June 13, 1993
Imagine this: In the kitchen you have a video monitor hooked up to the same kind of electronic scanner that's at your grocery store checkout. When you're unbagging your groceries at home, you run the items across the scanner before you put them away to create an instant inventory. Later, when you're planning a meal, you can check the electronic inventory. How much canned chicken stock is in the pantry? Are there fresh greens in the refrigerator? Are those frozen peas in the freezer or frozen green beans?
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | April 10, 1997
Electronics and bartending were Raynard Edwards' favorite vocations, and few days passed that he didn't engage in both.Friends said that Mr. Edwards, 70, who died Friday of heart failure at his Southwest Baltimore home, could wire anything from a car's electrical system to computers to the most ornate Christmas displays.Mr. Edwards worked for many years at an appliance repair shop on West North Avenue where he fixed items as varied as Victrolas, compact disc players and electric shavers six days a week.
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By David Herzog and David Herzog,Staff writer | September 23, 1990
A General Electric Co. appliance distributor plans to operate an 800,000-square-foot warehouse being built in Harford.The warehouse will be the largest built in the county when complete by the end of next year.The distribution center is planned for 42 acres in the Riverside Business Park in Belcamp and will replace a GE warehouse in Howard County, said R.W. Chip Keeling, spokesman for GE's appliance division in Louisville, Ky.Work crews broke ground at the site earlier this month, Keeling said.
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By Judith Blake and Judith Blake,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 7, 2004
Hungry for color in your kitchen? It's a yen easily satisfied, especially if you're in the market for a new countertop appliance. An expanding rainbow of hues - tangerine, tomato red, butter yellow, cranberry, pistachio green, ice blue, violet, pink - is tinting the mixers, blenders, food processors, espresso makers and toasters now on store shelves and finding their way into home kitchens. "There has, thankfully, been a surge in color" on the home front, with more intense tones often replacing neutral ones, said Kathy Johnson, a Seattle color consultant specializing in paint hues.
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May 16, 2013
I'm confused about choosing a color to paint my kitchen. I've heard that green is the color of the year. And then I hear about gray being the new neutral. What are the best colors to paint the kitchen? A kitchen should be an inviting gathering space, so warmer or brighter tones are ideal, such as deep ivories, rich coppers, luscious reds, golden yellows and yellow-greens. Be sure to take countertops, appliances and floors into consideration when selecting your color. You'll want something that complements these accents and flows naturally into the surrounding rooms of your home.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
If the idea of owning a chic, contemporary home, high on a hill in Baltimore's historic and colorful Mount Washington neighborhood appeals to the village dweller in you, then 2705 Rockwood Ave. is worth a visit. "One of the home's many assets is its convenience to downtown Baltimore, whether driving or taking public transportation," said Cummings & Co. Realtors listing agent, Cara Fabian. "And yet there is a strong feel of suburban neighborhood living. " This 1955 rancher is built of brick and features a driveway leading to an attached carport.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2012
Renee Washington says she's not asking for special treatment from City Hall. The 58-year-old paraplegic just wants to make sure she and her neighbors are reimbursed for the stoves and water heaters damaged during a Valentine's Day gas main break that caused water to rush into their appliances. "We want to make hot meals for our families," says Washington, a resident of the Southwest Baltimore neighborhood of Mill Hill, who is attempting to organize her neighbors to action. "We want to take hot showers and baths.
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May 27, 2012
Among the 77 calls for medical and fire-rescue service the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received for fire and rescue service during the period May 20-27 were the following: Beechfield Avenue, 1000 block, 8:16 p.m. May 25. Crews responded to the report of an injured person in Arbutus and transported one person with non-life-threatening injuries to a local hospital. Colony Hill Court, unit block, 11:54 a.m. May 25. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Halethorpe career station responded to the report of an appliance fire in Arbutus and found an overheated air conditioning unit, but no fire.
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Susan Reimer | March 8, 2012
My laptop was my most devoted companion during two months in a wheelchair with a broken ankle, so of course I took the opportunity to buy a new refrigerator. Online. It was actually easier than buying a bathing suit online. I know, because I did that, too. Anyway, I researched the most popular refrigerator styles, the best manufacturers and the best prices. I clicked on all the pictures and all the consumer reviews. I watched for the February appliance sales, and I read about the Presidents' Weekend tax holiday, and I printed out the form for the energy-efficiency rebate.
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Eileen Ambrose | February 16, 2012
Maryland shoppers, don't forget that you can avoid paying the state's 6 percent sales tax if you buy Energy Star appliances and products this weekend. The tax holiday runs from Feb. 18 through the 20 th . Eligible items include air conditioners, heat pumps, refrigerators, programmable thermostats and compact fluorescent light bulbs. More info available online . This is an annual event that occurs during starting the weekend before the third Monday of each February.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,meredith.cohn@baltsun.com | August 26, 2009
"Cash for clunkers" may have ended, but consumers will soon have a new way to get federal subsidies: a program that rewards anyone who buys an energy-efficient refrigerator, washing machine or other appliance. The U.S. has set aside $300 million in stimulus money to give to the states to develop their own programs, and Maryland is slated to get $5.4 million. The program is expected to spur cautious consumers to open their wallets and give a boost to ailing manufacturers, retailers and the environment.
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Eileen Ambrose | January 30, 2012
While the legislators battle it out over taxes in Annapolis, Marylanders will get a brief respite. From Feb. 18 through the 20 th , Marylanders buying certain Energy Star products can avoid paying the 6 percent state sales tax. Items that qualify for the tax holiday include air conditioners, clothes dryers and washers, furnaces, refrigerators, programmable thermostats. For a full list, check out the comptroller's website . This three-day tax holiday on energy products takes place annually on the weekend of the third Monday in February.
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By Tom Horton | November 17, 2011
What if you had to save the Chesapeake Bay and you had almost no money? It's a fitting question in the aftermath of the Great Recession, as governments across the watershed wonder how to afford the next round of bay cleanup requirements. I've been investing cheaply in a host of advanced green technologies: a clothesline in the backyard ($3) and a rainy day drying rack ($20) in the cellar; organic cooling systems (aka trees) to shade the south and western sides of my house ($500)
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