February 2, 2007
Italian 19th-century composer Gaetano Donizetti's The Elixir of Love proves smoothly transportable to Prohibition-era Tennessee in Anne Arundel Community College Opera's version on stage this weekend. Artistic director and opera founder Douglas Byerly and his dedicated cast and crew have something extra to celebrate with this production at the Pascal Center for the Performing Arts -- the 25th anniversary of AACC's fine facility. Judging from the large audience on Saturday, the 5-year-old organization seems well on its way to attracting a new crowd to opera.
January 15, 2006
My recent flights were delayed because the airline boarded passengers with seats in the front of the plane first. Why don't they board the back first? We are not aware of any carrier that allows passengers at the front of the plane to board first, unless they are in first class or business class or they need extra time. United Airlines often boards by groups but allows those with window seats to get on the plane first, followed by passengers with middle seats and then those with aisle seats.
July 25, 2004
Mr. and Mrs. Gene C. Cairns, of Long Green, MD, and Mrs. William Edward Off, of West Chester, PA, announce, with pleasure, the marriage of Patrick Andrew Cairns and Kristin Dorothy Off. The wedding took place at the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, Park Avenue, on May 8, 2004. The Rev. Dr. William Hess, of West Chester, PA, officiated. Matthew Cairns, brother of the groom, was the Best Man. Elizabeth Bennett and Gray Mac Nair were the Maids of Honor. A reception followed at the Maryland Club.
November 19, 2003
On November 7, 2003, CHARLES L. CAIRNS, JR., of Kingsville, MD died at Union Memorial HospitalA Memorial Service will be held at 2PM Saturday, November 22, 2003 at First Presbyterian Church of Bel Air, MD with the Reverend Richard J. Link officiating. Friends will be received at the church from 12:30-2:00 PM on Saturday the 22nd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Legacy of Faith Building Fund at the First Presbyterian Church, 224 North Main St., Bel Air, MD 21014 or to the Friends of Jerusalem Mill, P.O. Box 480, Kingsville, MD 21087
May 18, 2003
Visitors once were drawn to New Windsor because of the so-called medicinal powers of the town's sulfur spring. But many residents who live there now boast about the quiet charm of this rural Carroll County community. "We had been living in Montgomery County and we were looking for a more rural environment," said Barbara Dolan Brown, who lives on the outskirts of town. After driving around New Windsor, they came to what is now the Browns' home, which overlooks the Catoctin Mountains. "My husband said, `This is it,'" Barbara Brown recalled.
March 20, 2002
WBFF reporter Kathleen Cairns said she must have been accompanied by the "guardian angel of journalism" when she stopped in Greektown on Monday. As the day - Clean Monday - marks the start of Lent in the Greek Orthodox calendar, the people she encountered there turned out to be in an especially welcoming mood as she was reporting a story. But Cairns and her colleagues at the Baltimore Fox affiliate always are accompanied by a kind of professional guardian angel. The station embraces a philosophy that prizes strong, smart storytelling, an approach that carefully winnows footage for the images and sounds that will perfectly enhance the stories it puts on the air. "Yeah, we get paid less," Cairns acknowledges.