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By Susan Reimer and Susan Reimer,SUN COLUMNIST | November 11, 2001
Sharon Dick's backyard isn't much bigger than a playground sandbox, but every inch of it is dedicated to feeding her tenants: a couple of thousand frogs, maybe a million bees, plus enough drop-in birds, butterflies and bats to challenge the best census taker. "I don't think of it as a garden," said the Lutherville naturalist. "I think of it more as a pantry." There are bird feeders in evidence, certainly. But less obvious is the food masquerading as flowers, shrubs and trees. There is milkweed for the migrating monarch butterflies.
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FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | October 7, 2006
The leaves fall and we rake them. Why? I pondered this autumnal question last weekend as I picked up a rake and took an initial pass at the backyard. What would happen, I wondered, if I let the leaves lie? The grass would probably die, smothered by the leaves. But in my case, with a rowhouse backyard and our kids grown and mostly gone, grass does not matter much. The neighbors might disapprove. But more than likely only if the leaves took flight, and jumped property lines. I also wondered whether I could break the leaf-raking habit.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,sun reporter | October 6, 2006
For more than two decades, over crabs or cans of light beer, the men of American Legion Post 180 in Rosedale have kicked around this question: Who stole the cannon? Only a few of them remember the days when the World War II-era, 1,500-pound howitzer sat in front of the post. That was before the morning in May 1982 when it was discovered missing, a hacksaw blade left in its place. Now the cannon is back. And, apparently, it never traveled very far. It was found buried in a backyard about a mile away.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2006
Acquisitions Phillips Edison & Co., a Baltimore-based shopping center owner/management and development company, acquired the 147,112-square-foot Geyer Springs center in Little Rock, Ark. Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. of Bethesda acquired Fargo, N.D.-based Regional Artificial Limb & Brace Co. Inc. New contract Thomas & Herbert Consulting LLC of Silver Spring was chosen to take part in a $95 million blanket purchase agreement by the Air Force Medical Support...
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | August 11, 2007
During a recent scorching evening, Peter Norman and I slipped into his downtown Baltimore backyard to watch his bees work. Like many residents of Baltimore, these honeybees were out on their "front porch," the lower part of their hive, where the air is cooler, Norman said. An estimated 50,000 to 60,000 honeybees reside in the 3-foot-tall hive, a squarish structure, ringed in handsome varnished pine. There is a hierarchy to the hive, he told me. The queen and nursery bees reside on the lower floor, or "brood"; the honey and its foragers can be found in the upper levels.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | September 25, 2004
AS SUMMER fades into autumn, mosquitoes are making their final attempts to suck our precious bodily fluids. Accordingly, one of the joys of my life recently has been to go out in the backyard and count dead bugs, especially mosquitoes. The bugs have been appearing in the watery bottom of a combination outdoor light and bug trap called Bug D'Light, an invention of Bob Carver Sr., a Richmond, Va., electrician. It is the latest weapon I have employed in my battle with mosquitoes for control of my backyard.
NEWS
By [MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN] | July 1, 2007
Most business owners believe in their products, and Alexa Corcoran is no different. Except that she also lives on the meals made by her Maryland enterprise, Let's Dish!, a meal-assembly store that has nine locations in the region and plans for more. Customers at the store put together their own meals to cook at home. "Since 2004, we have ... created over a million dishes," says Corcoran, 34, who invested in the business with her husband, Rick, and a couple of friends. "It's a concept that came when people were saying they wanted easy and convenient meals but also healthy."
NEWS
By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,SUN STAFF | May 29, 2005
Hon, let's go shopping There's a new "hon" in town. But you won't find her in Bawlmer. Thanks, Hon, a new Baltimore-flavored gift shop, has just opened in Towson. Offering eclectic and fun gifts, unusual knickknacks and whimsical craft works by local artists, Thanks, Hon was the brainchild of three longtime friends and PTA moms from Towson -- Lyn Reeves, Brenda Prevas and Laura Scheeler. Much of the shop's collection comes from gift shows that Reeves attends around the country. And some comes from local artists, who've consigned their unique wares, like the adorable "Baltimore Hon" light switches (right)
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | November 23, 1991
I collect leaves the old fashioned way, with a rake, a barrel and a kid. The rake assembles the leaves, the barrel holds them. Then the kid jumps in and squashes them.Long ago I was a leaf squasher, but last week I worked on the other side of the barrel as a gatherer. My 6-year-old started off raking. However, once the position of squasher opened up, he tossed aside the rake and the snow shovel, which he had used to scoop up the leaves, and climbed feet-first into the barrel.As dads do, I began to give the kid instructions.
NEWS
May 2, 2001
A RED FOX sunning itself in the backyard may be an interesting wildlife experience for suburbanites, but the animal could also be infected with rabies. So, too, could raccoons raiding the bird feeder for a nighttime snack, or the skunk digging in a porchside flower bed. These unexpected animal incursions should remind people of the importance of keeping a cautious distance -- and remind pet owners to make sure their dogs and cats get up-to-date rabies vaccinations. A bite from a diseased wild animal is fatal for an unvaccinated pet; the rabies virus rapidly attacks the nervous system.
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