October 15, 2012
Ruth F. Friedman, a homemaker and former Pikesville resident, died Oct. 6 of kidney failure at the Jewish Nursing Home in Harrisburg, Pa. She was 97. The daughter of a businessman and a homemaker, Ruth F. Mazur was born in Burlington, N.C., and later moved to Baltimore, where she graduated from Forest Park High School. Before her 1938 marriage to clothing manufacturer Henry Cohen, Mrs. Friedman worked as a secretary for U.S. Sen. George L. Radcliffe. After her first husband's death in 1966, Mrs. Friedman married Dr. Louis W. Wice, a Baltimore physician, in 1969.
September 13, 2012
William C. Farrell Jr., a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. executive, died Sept. 4 of complications from renal failure at his Annapolis home. He was 87. The son of a C&P telephone installer and a homemaker, William Charles Farrell Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Fairmount Avenue. After graduating in 1943 from Polytechnic Institute, he briefly attended the Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering before enlisting in the Army that year. Mr. Farrell served with the Signal Corps and was initially assigned to Squire Laboratories Inc. in Revere, Mass., before completing tours of duty in Europe and Japan.
March 12, 2012
The "Jaws" theme music plays over the Windup Space's sound system as a short, striking young woman stretches out on stage in a shimmering green mermaid costume. Buh-duh. Buh-duh. The woman stays very still, until she notices it - a five-foot-long shark, bearing its teeth and wagging its fin, floating directly above the pasties-adorned mermaid. And then the crowd, along with the night's model, Little Luna, erupts with laughter. It's just another Monday night at Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, the burlesque-meets-life-drawing session that normally takes place the second and fourth weeks of every month at the Station North bar. This Monday, GiGi Holliday of Sticky Buns Burlesque will take the stage at 7 p.m. And in June, the Baltimore chapter - co-created and run by Mount Vernon's Alexis de la Rosa, 32, and Aaron Bush, 36 - will celebrate its fourth anniversary.
February 11, 2012
When an African-American was accused of raping a white woman and another of murdering a white locomotive engineer, Springfield, Ill., exploded into a race riot on the evening of Aug. 14, 1908. The mob grew furious when they learned that the two men had been spirited away to Bloomington, Ill., by the sheriff. Sensing trouble, Gov. Charles S. Deneen sent the National Guard to the city to restore order, but the rioters were not to be stopped. After destroying a small black business district, the mob turned its fury on Badlands, a black neighborhood, where they burned some 40 homes while a crowd of 5,000 spectators looked on. An African-American barber who had tried to defend his shop was lynched.
January 7, 2012
Stevenson men's lacrosse coach Paul Cantabene and Sheehan Stanwick Burch, a lacrosse analyst and reporter for CBS Sports and ESPN2, headline the class of 2012 for the Greater Baltimore chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. In addition to Cantabene and Burch, members of the Class of 2012 include Courtney Martinez Connor, Lisa Dowling Costello, Betsy Givens Economou, Kathy Altemus Franz, Tim Hormes, Jeff Jackson, Rob Lindsey and Jim Wilkerson. The ceremony will be held Jan. 21 at The Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix.
October 26, 2011
The Fitzgerald, a transit-oriented apartment and retail project in midtown Baltimore, won the Grand Design Award this month in the annual Excellence in Design program sponsored by the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Design Collective of Baltimore was the architect of The Fitzgerald, developed by The Bozzoto Group and named for writer and one-time Baltimore resident F. Scott Fitzgerald. The building is located at Mount Royal Avenue and Oliver Street, on the former Bolton Yards property next to the Mount Royal Cultural Center stop of the light rail system.