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By Maggie Schorr, MaggieSchorr@comcast.net | June 8, 2011
The Friends of the Catonsville Library sponsored a weeding workgroup and lunch May 29. Many thanks to neighbors who came ready to pitch in and beautify the grounds. "The middle school volunteers were wonderful," said Karen Nicolaus, president of the group. Thanks also to Maureen Sweeney Smith, Carolyn Tancock, David and Cheryl Wasmund, Mike Nicolaus, Luke and Mitchell Wieland, Sam and Jesse Bower, Evan Marcus, Joshua Wood, Drew and Dan Nicolaus, and Ashley McAvoy.
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Susan Reimer | June 26, 2013
When Mateusz Rozanski and Kelly Cross planted a tiny boxwood hedge in front of their Maryland Avenue house, they woke the next morning to find all the expensive little shrubs gone. So they planted the twin patches of dirt again, and again the plants disappeared. And again. But they just kept planting. And in a kind of urban miracle, their optimism overwhelmed the vandalism, and the thieves just gave up trying to steal their gardens. "Something just clicked," said Mr. Rozanski, "and it started being respected.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | June 27, 2004
U.S. 40, the aged, ugly duckling highway that handles a truckload of the traffic passing through the most commercial section of Harford County, is in line for a facelift. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has designated $8 million from the transportation funding package passed this year by the General Assembly to be used for a safety and beautification upgrade of a two-mile stretch of 65-year-old road in Edgewood. Some of the money will be used to eliminate the Jersey barriers that divide the eastbound and westbound lanes.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 23, 2013
For three decades Dorothy "Dot" Maurer has been a major contributor to beautification efforts in the Town of Bel Air. Earlier this month, Maurer was recognized by town government leaders, associates and friends for her work with the Bel Air Appearance and Beautification Committee, which she joined in 1983. She is stepping down after serving as the committee's chairman for many years. "Everyone agrees wholeheartedly that Bel Air is the way it is because of Dot's attention to detail and the flowers," Mayor Edward Hopkins said as he presented a proclamation to Maurer during the May 6 town meeting.
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April 4, 2010
Volunteers 18 and older are needed for tutoring, mentoring, internships, renovation projects, recreation sponsors, office assistance and beautification projects. The organization helps troubled children and youth who are abused, neglected or runaways to become independent and productive. For information, call 301-589-8444, ext. 212.
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December 14, 2006
Exhibit East Baltimore beautification See an exhibit that explores beautifying an East Baltimore neighborhood. The Maryland Institute College of Art's Super Pride Project is at the Contem porary Museum, 100 W. Centre St., $5 for adults, $3 for students. 410-783-5720 or go to contemporary.org.
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January 6, 1991
A proposed ordinance aimed at preserving woodlands in new developments will be among the topics of discussion by the Town Council at its meeting tomorrow.Last month, the town Planning Commission approved a draft ordinance, which was forwarded to the council.The measure would apply to developments on parcels that are 500,000 square feet or larger.At least 30 percent of the existing trees at a residential development must remain undisturbed, while at least 15 percent must stay intact at industrial or commercial developments, according to the draft ordinance.
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July 31, 1997
Spring Fling in Mount Airy raises $427Mount Airy's second annual Spring Fling attracted 29 vendors and raised $427 for the Mount Airy beautification fund, the town beautification commission said.The spring festival, held in May, features local nurseries, crafts, business displays and performers.PoliceMount Airy: A resident of Eldersburg told police that someone reached through a partially open window of her vehicle while it bTC was parked in the 13000 block of Unionville Road between 10: 30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday and stole a purse containing money and prescription glasses.
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By Robert Lee | September 12, 1990
Twelve years after the it was defoliated to make way for road projects, the Benfield Road corridor will get a face lift this fall.The plans, unveiled to 30 community activists Monday night by the coordinators of the county executive's beautification program, called for perennial gardens and scores of red maple and cherry trees to be planted by Nov. 24 along a half-mile stretch of Benfield between Jumpers Hole and Bendale Drive."
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By JONI GUHNE | August 24, 1995
The Greater Severna Park Council is thinking green these days as it prepares for the Ritchie Highway Beautification Program kickoff this fall.The beautification project was designed, with the State Highway Administration's approval, to improve the appearance of the Ritchie Highway corridor through Severna Park."
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
Along the brick streets of Annapolis' historic downtown this week, public works employee Kevin Brown deployed the newest weapon in the city's arsenal. Steam arose from beneath the brass bristles of Brown's contraption as it pulverized the dark, sticky smears flecking the sidewalk at the corner of Main and Francis streets. Now that Annapolis has emerged from a budget crisis, Mayor Joshua Cohen said, he has focused attention on beautification efforts, including a new website for reporting problems with city service and a $17,000 investment in a "gum buster" that Brown used to eradicate chewing gum from bricks in the historic district.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2012
At this time of year, it is an unfortunate fact of nature that a deer in the headlights often becomes a highway casualty. What happens afterward is a story of renewal involving wood chips, horse manure and state workers, like Tyrone Henderson, with cast-iron constitutions. Every day, Henderson hoists himself into a massive yellow dump truck and checks his list before rolling out of the State Highway Administration's Sykesville garage. He is a man on a mission; or, as he likes to say, it's "time to find the stinkees.
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Tim Wheeler | October 2, 2012
The downtown tree removal for the Grand Prix was nothing, compared with what the city is doing now along Charles Street by the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. Yet only a few voices have been raised in protest. Dozens of trees have been shorn of their leaves and limbs, and nearly 200 in all are apparently slated to come down in phases over the next year or so from 25th Street north to University Parkway.  It'll be a whole new, open look for a particularly leafy stretch, at least until recently, of a corridor that has been designated a National Scenic Byway.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2012
Baltimore and other Maryland localities would receive millions of dollars in federal money for bicycle trails, scenic pull-offs and street beautification projects as part of a huge, bipartisan transportation bill expected to pass in the U.S. Senate as early as Tuesday. The provision to protect funding for trails and other "transportation enhancements," as the projects are known, was threatened in an earlier version of the $109 billion highway bill. Now the measure includes the funding and would give local leaders more control over how to use the money, which could bring speedier improvements to the Herring Run and Jones Falls trails in Baltimore.
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October 18, 2011
Students can earn service hours and help keep Rocky Gorge Reservoir beautiful at a community service day scheduled for Monday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prince George's County public schools are closed for students that day. County students ages 11 to 18 can register to participate in the event, which is being held by the county's Police Athletic League and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which maintains the reservoir....
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By Maggie Schorr, MaggieSchorr@comcast.net | June 8, 2011
The Friends of the Catonsville Library sponsored a weeding workgroup and lunch May 29. Many thanks to neighbors who came ready to pitch in and beautify the grounds. "The middle school volunteers were wonderful," said Karen Nicolaus, president of the group. Thanks also to Maureen Sweeney Smith, Carolyn Tancock, David and Cheryl Wasmund, Mike Nicolaus, Luke and Mitchell Wieland, Sam and Jesse Bower, Evan Marcus, Joshua Wood, Drew and Dan Nicolaus, and Ashley McAvoy.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 5, 1997
PARISHIONERS OF St. John the Evangelist Church may congratulate Barbara Erakko Taylor, who won first place in world mission news coverage from the Archbishop Edward T. O'Meara Awards Committee for "The Struggle for Clean Water," an article about Honduras and Nicaragua.The judges commented: "Taylor's words capture the strength and courage of the people of these two nations as they journey, in partnership with Catholic Relief Services, toward forming communities of faith, hope and service."Taylor also was a finalist in the 1997 Eileen Egan Awards program, which honors writers who educate readers about issues in Third World countries by reporting solutions and not just problems.
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By Joni Guhne | May 2, 1991
If every other sentence out of your mouth is "God bless you," if thepollen count has reached triple digits, and you can write your name in the fallout on your car, then you're enjoying another spring in old Severna Park.The good news is this has been a glorious spring; the bad news is it has turned into the Mother of All Allergy Seasons.Gesundheit! Pass me a Kleenex and we'll continue.*Although it will be another year before Benfield Elementary School celebrates its 30th anniversary, parents, teachers and students are getting ready now.To help share the pride felt by alumni and students alike, a handsome brick sign has been erected on the school's front lawn.
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April 4, 2010
Volunteers 18 and older are needed for tutoring, mentoring, internships, renovation projects, recreation sponsors, office assistance and beautification projects. The organization helps troubled children and youth who are abused, neglected or runaways to become independent and productive. For information, call 301-589-8444, ext. 212.
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By Elaine Woo and Elaine Woo,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 12, 2007
Lady Bird Johnson, the widow of Lyndon B. Johnson, whose tumultuous presidency often overshadowed her considerable achievements as an activist first lady and environmentalist, died yesterday at her home in Austin, Texas. She was 94. Mrs. Johnson, who suffered a major stroke in 2002 and had been in failing health for several years, died surrounded by family and friends, including daughters Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson, said family spokeswoman Elizabeth Christian. As the wife of the 36th president, Mrs. Johnson was often portrayed by contemporaries and some historians as a meek woman who silently endured her husband's volcanic outbursts and infidelities.
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