April 18, 2010
Redbud Weekend in Berkeley Springs Where: Throughout Berkeley Springs, W. Va., about a two-hour drive from Baltimore. When: Friday, Saturday and April 25 What: Spring celebration includes arts exhibitions, theater, wildlife encounters, celestial observations and guided hikes at Eidolon Nature Preserve. Visitors can go to Berkeley Springs Visitors Center, 127 Fairfax St., to pick up a Redbud Weekend brochure, which includes directions for a self-guided driving tour of all activities and a map. Nature Niche, at 50 Washington St., offers brochures and a free redbud seedling (while supplies last)
January 15, 2010
"Gold Diggers of 1933," this weekend's entry in the Charles Theatre's blissfully eccentric Saturday revival series, is one of those relics from a bygone era that can't help but win your heart. Director Mervyn LeRoy and, especially, choreographer Busby Berkeley turned on all the charm they could find, employed just about every chorus girl within a 20-mile radius of Hollywood (maybe that's an exaggeration, but not by much) and managed to put out a movie that made the Depression appear exciting and, more important, winnable.
November 5, 2009
Kingsley Blake Price, a retired philosophy professor who taught at the Johns Hopkins University for more than three decades, died Oct. 27 of multiple organ failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 92. Born in Salem, Ind., the son of a Baptist minister and homemaker, he later moved with his family to Santa Rosa, Calif., until finally settling in Berkeley, Calif. He was 3 1/2 years old when he fell ill with scarlet fever, which left him blind. As a boy, he was encouraged by his parents, who sent him to a boarding school to learn Braille, to do things for himself.
March 17, 2008
March 17 1950 Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley announced they had created a new radioactive element, californium.
January 26, 2008
Berkeley E. Sadowski, a founder of an Annapolis school for children with developmental disabilities, died of respiratory failure Wednesday at the Annapolitan, an Annapolis assisted-living facility. She was 85. Berkeley Elizabeth Krauss was born and raised in Baltimore. She was a graduate of city public schools and attended the University of Maryland. Mrs. Sadowski was a founder of the Providence Center Inc. in Annapolis, which opened in 1961 to provide services to children with developmental disabilities.
April 27, 2007
Dr. Jones was born and raised in South Bend, Ind., and earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., in 1957. He earned both his master's and Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 1963 from Purdue University. He joined the faculty of what was then Western Maryland College in 1963, and was chairman of its chemistry department from 1976 to 1982. In 1967, he founded and served as first president of the Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers and also held various offices with the National Science Foundation.