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By Donna Owens and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
More than 150 years ago, famed philosopher Henry David Thoreau published his iconic book “Walden,” which chronicled his two years living as one with nature in a cabin set on Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Today, some travelers who seek a Walden-esque experience still want 21st-century amenities and perks. At Blue Moon Rising, a new eco-friendly vacation village nestled in the mountains of Western Maryland, they'll find the best of both worlds. Following a soft opening in fall 2013, the retreat officially opened to guests June 27. Tucked away on 15 wooded acres replete with towering oak, hickory and hemlock trees, various flora, fauna and a quiet stream, the property boasts 14 environmentally conscious, compact and energy-efficient cabins (ranging from 300 to 450 square feet)
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By Donna Owens and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
More than 150 years ago, famed philosopher Henry David Thoreau published his iconic book “Walden,” which chronicled his two years living as one with nature in a cabin set on Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Today, some travelers who seek a Walden-esque experience still want 21st-century amenities and perks. At Blue Moon Rising, a new eco-friendly vacation village nestled in the mountains of Western Maryland, they'll find the best of both worlds. Following a soft opening in fall 2013, the retreat officially opened to guests June 27. Tucked away on 15 wooded acres replete with towering oak, hickory and hemlock trees, various flora, fauna and a quiet stream, the property boasts 14 environmentally conscious, compact and energy-efficient cabins (ranging from 300 to 450 square feet)
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
By most people's definition of the term, a Blue Moon arrives on Friday. But you can look for its bright shine Thursday night, too. It is the second full moon of this month -- the first was Aug. 1, the Green Corn Moon. Commonly, since this full moon falls before we say goodbye to August, it's known as a Blue Moon. The moon reaches its "full" phase at 9:58 a.m. Friday, making both Thursday and Friday nights about equally good for photo opportunities or moonlit walks. Clear or only slightly cloudy skies are in the forecast for both nights, too. There won't be another month with two full moons again until July 2015.
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By Cody Goodwin, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
A few hundred soccer fans gathered at Power Plant Live! on Tuesday to watch the United States play Belgium in the 2014 World Cup's round-of-16 game. While the U.S. lost a heartbreaker, 2-1 in extra time, ending their 2014 World Cup campaign, each soccer fan in attendance sported Red, White and Blue gear in support of the U.S. The USA garb came in all shapes and sizes. There were plenty of hats and scarves and jerseys and flags worn as capes in Leinenkugel's Beer Garden, where employees set up a huge screen to show the game.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2013
Tuesday night's full moon will be a blue moon, according to one definition of the term. Most know a blue moon as the second in a calendar month, but an earlier definition classified it as the third full moon in a season with four full moons (most seasons have just three full moons). Read more about the history of the debate over the two definitions  at EarthSky.org  or Space.com . Whether you consider it blue or not, it's also known as the Full Sturgeon Moon, Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
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By Todd Holden | January 27, 1995
ON MONDAY there will be a rare celestial event: the second new moon of the month. It makes me think of the blue moon -- the second full moon of a month -- that appeared around this time last year.It was then that I fell in love for the second time in 30 years. I let my scarred heart be scooped up by a lovely, brown-eyed girl of grace and charm, just like in the old song.At the start of our relationship, she told me something I didn't know: "Once in a blue moon, two people fall in love," she said.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC | August 29, 1996
Demonstrating a rare ability to be all things to all men and women, the new Blue Moon Dining House (1621 Aliceanna St.) in Fells Point has a trendy espresso bar and serves a full country breakfast (biscuits and gravy, omelets and pancakes) every day till 4 p.m.Co-owner Peggy Conner describes the food as "home-style American," with the specialties being creamed soups and homemade baked goods like cinnamon rolls and pies.Hours are 6: 30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 7: 30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and 7: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
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By Knight-Ridder | December 31, 1990
Tonight, normally sensible people will be transformed into besotted fools. Screaming will fill the streets. Cars will crash. Passions will bubble over. Babies will be conceived.Ah yes, another New Year's Eve. But -- merry revelers, beware -- this in not a typical year's end.There will be strange goings-on aloft, beginning precisely at 4:43 p.m. with the rise of a full moon. It will be the second such in a month -- in astronomical lingo, a "blue moon."Coincidentally, that same moon will be making its second-closest pass around the Earth since 1912, tugging the planet's crust and narrowing the gap between New York and London by several yards.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | January 2, 1996
The eclipse is back.After going without a total lunar eclipse visible from Maryland back yards during all of 1994 and last year, stargazers will be treated to a pair of them in 1996. Clean up the lawn chairs and set aside the evenings of April 3 and Sept. 26.No solar eclipses will be visible here in 1996, and only two will be visible anywhere. Both are partial, and you'll have to spend the mortgage money to get somewhere to see them.The rest of the year, is sprinkled with celestial events visible here (weather permitting)
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 16, 2003
For a Sunday morning, our 25-minute wait at the Blue Moon Cafe wasn't bad. In the 6 1/2 years since it opened, this cozy Fells Point cafe has become something of an institution, with customers gladly waiting an hour or more for tables, especially on the weekends. One reason for the wait is that the place is so small, with only 10 tables jammed into its wood-floored, blue-walled space. Another - more important - reason is that Blue Moon fills a niche, serving enormous, dirt-cheap breakfasts that put lots of diner fare to shame.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Nearly two decades ago, Rob Coyle helped his friend Rich Mackey open an Irish pub in Washington. It went well - Mackey's Public House is still open on L Street - and the two friends agreed, back then, to open another bar should they ever get the chance. The right opportunity finally came, 18 years later, when the Canton corner bar Geckos closed last year. In October, renovations began to turn the old Geckos into Fleet Street Tavern. It was not a complete gutting, Coyle said, but it needed the upkeep.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
Blue Moon Cafe, the Fells Point cafe known for its hearty brunches and long, long waits for a table on weekends, is adding a location in Federal Hill. “It will be exactly the same Blue Moon,” owner Sarah Simington said. “With the same rock-and-roll brunch we've been doing for 18 years in Fells Point.” As in Fells Point, the location at 1024 Light Street (a former laundromat) will keep late hours on weekends, staying open continuously from Friday breakfast to Sunday evening.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
The Full Harvest Moon is upon us early Thursday morning, brightening the sky Wednesday night. The moon reaches its fullest phase at 7:13 a.m. Thursday, an hour after it will have set in Baltimore. So it will be at its brightest here overnight Wednesday into Thursday. It will rise about 6:30 p.m. here, visible even before nightfall. It gets its name for coming at harvest time, also known as the Full Corn Moon. The Harvest Moon is particularly well known because it helped farmers work by night to harvest their crops.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2013
Tuesday night's full moon will be a blue moon, according to one definition of the term. Most know a blue moon as the second in a calendar month, but an earlier definition classified it as the third full moon in a season with four full moons (most seasons have just three full moons). Read more about the history of the debate over the two definitions  at EarthSky.org  or Space.com . Whether you consider it blue or not, it's also known as the Full Sturgeon Moon, Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
When it's not quite 9 a.m. on a Sunday and there's a crowd gathering on the sidewalk, there's a good chance something special is happening. When that crowd is gathering outside the funky facade of Blue Moon Cafe in Fells Point, breakfast is that something special. Here's how breakfast at Blue Moon works: Upon arrival, head inside to track down a waiter and add your name to the ever-growing list. During our visit, at a quarter to 9, the wait was 30 minutes; an hour later when we left, it had swelled to a full hour and a half.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2012
It seems hard to believe a month has passed since August's blue moon, but another full moon will be upon us Saturday night. The moon reaches its fullest point at 11:19 p.m., though there's a chance scattered clouds could block the view. Fortunately, showers are no longer in the forecast for overnight Saturday, but mostly cloudy skies are expected. This one is known as the Harvest Moon, the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox, or as the Corn Moon. The Harvest Moon moniker comes from the fact that, in the days before electric lights, farmers relied on the full moon of the harvesting season to finish their work by night, according to one NASA science news report . In case of clouds, look Friday and Sunday nights too to catch a glimpse.
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June 8, 2011
In recent Bel Air Women's Summer Lacrosse League action, Little Miss Sunshine knocked off the Black Magic team 12-6, while Save the Ta-Ta's was able to pull out a narrow 8-7 defeat of the Blue Moon team. Playing on Thursday afternoon, Little Miss Sunshine used a big first-half offensive push to grab the victory, outscoring the Black Magic squad 7-2 in the opening frame. In the second half, the two squads were a bit more even, with Black Magic posting four goals, while the winners netted five.
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By Laura Rottenberg and Laura Rottenberg,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 24, 1996
The blue moon is the second full moon to shine in a single month. This doesn't happen too often - therefore, the expression "once in a blue moon."The Blue Moon Dining House, opened just two months ago in Fells Point, is a rare find worthy of its name. It serves modestly priced breakfast, lunch and dinner and is especially adept at the morning meal. Ethereal biscuits, gooey cinnamon rolls and crisp hash browns are certainly "heavenly bodies."Blue Moon's menu is printed with the command, "Support our space program," the front door bears a poster for the Hubble Space Telescope, and the bathroom is home to a cool glow-in-the-dark moon.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
By most people's definition of the term, a Blue Moon arrives on Friday. But you can look for its bright shine Thursday night, too. It is the second full moon of this month -- the first was Aug. 1, the Green Corn Moon. Commonly, since this full moon falls before we say goodbye to August, it's known as a Blue Moon. The moon reaches its "full" phase at 9:58 a.m. Friday, making both Thursday and Friday nights about equally good for photo opportunities or moonlit walks. Clear or only slightly cloudy skies are in the forecast for both nights, too. There won't be another month with two full moons again until July 2015.
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By Scott Dance | July 31, 2012
Wednesday, the first of two full moons in August rises, and sky-watchers will get a rare view of it. The moon technically reaches its “full” phase at a precise moment, not on a day, and the moment often falls when the moon hasn't yet risen or during the daytime. But Wednesday, it happens at 11:28 p.m. (Not that the amateur observer will be able to tell much difference.) In August, it's known as the Full Sturgeon Moon, the Green Corn Moon or Full Red Moon. Look out for it tonight as well, just shy of its full phase.
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