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By Rob Kasper | April 20, 1991
A speeding soccer ball narrowly missed crashing through th kitchen window the other day. It reminded me that the broken window season had begun.This is the season when the kids go outdoors. They play ball. The balls break windows. Then the dads repair the windows.I know, I've been on both the window-breaking and the window-fixing ends of this cycle.My prime window-breaking days were years ago when I was kid playing baseball in our backyard. The backyard was, of course, "too small" to hold a real ballgame in. That is what my parents repeatedly told my brothers and me. They also reminded us that a big park, with a real baseball diamond, was a mere two blocks away.
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By A. Cort Sinnes and A. Cort Sinnes,Contributing Writer | January 23, 1994
In England, where they take gardening seriously, you aren't considered a real gardener unless you start your flower and vegetable plants from seed.And while starting plants from seed may seem a quaint notion, like tea and crumpets, it's one of the best and least-expensive ways to landscape around such backyard amenities as the grill, the swing set and that all-purpose playing field known as your lawn.Sometime this month you may find your mailbox stuffed with seed-company catalogs, their pages filled with colorful visions of the glories of gardening.
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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.
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...
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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.
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By Leah Polakoff and For the Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Enjoy the tide from your own backyard with this spacious house in Annapolis. From the pier that sprawls across the edge of the backyard, watch the sea of sailboats that have become a staple of life on Weems Creek, then launch your own. The spacious Annapolis house boasts an open plan and six bedrooms (two are master bedrooms). Built in 1967 and remodeled in 1997, it's well suited for entertaining adults on the multilevel deck or throwing the kids a pool party. Guests will arrive via the elegant paved driveway curving in the front of the house.
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By Maryalice Yakutchik and Maryalice Yakutchik,Special to the Sun | August 7, 1994
Frank and Shirley Mendez are thrilled -- and thankful -- that their Victorian home has a history.For them, it was more than merely interesting to be able to trace the ownership of their quarter-acre lot in Southwest Baltimore back to the Duchess of Leeds, a granddaughter of a signer of the Declaration of Independence.And it was more than simply appealing that under their linoleum floors were bits of newspapers with stories of President Roosevelt.For this couple, recently relocated from an earthquake-prone section of California, the history is downright reassuring.
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By John Balzar and John Balzar,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 27, 2005
PALATINE, Ill. - The man in an apron casually moves quartered slabs of zucchini off the hottest part of the grill to the cooler edges, where they can be turned to expose angled stripes of caramelized flesh. Then peppers, yellow and red and blistered, and saucer-sized portobello mushrooms, too. And finger-thick spears of asparagus, now freckled brown and fire-kissed. The flesh of filleted salmon is weeping surface puddles of its own oils. The swordfish steaks have been turned, and there is a crackle over the heat.
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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."
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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)
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