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September 6, 2005
Ruth Taustin, known to many as the "Candy Kitchen lady" because she worked behind the counter of several Candy Kitchen stores in Ocean City until her late 80s, died Saturday at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury after an illness, including heart problems and kidney failure. She was 96. Born in New York City, Ms. Taustin lived in Delaware and Baltimore before settling in Ocean City in the early 1970s. There, she worked for years at several Candy Kitchen locations. She loved to knit, and stocked local nursing homes with lap blankets and booties for seniors' feet.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2011
You'll have no trouble finding food at the Maryland State Fair. Some of it is still walking around on hooves, granted. But once you're on the Midway, you'd have trouble swinging a test-your-strength mallet without hitting a stand selling corn dogs, fried dough, french fries or skewered chicken. Oddly, as hamburgers have become the an upscale item and a precious gem in the locavore dining, they've nearly vanished from the fair's main street. Sausage is plentiful, but hot dogs are hardly seen.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | March 30, 1994
These may be high-tech times, but for a small family-owned candy company with decades of ties to Frederick, as well as customers around the world, "low-tech" means business is, indeed, sweet these days.So much so that in these busy pre-Easter weeks for all candy-makers, the Leos family's Candy Kitchen is shipping boxes of its products to loyal fans in all 50 states and as far away as Germany, Japan, Russia and Greece.Most candies made for the family's two shops -- in Frederick and Waynesboro, Pa. -- about three miles north of the Maryland line -- are made from recipes that have been long unchanged.
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By Chris Huntemann and Chris Huntemann,Special to baltimoresun.com | September 7, 2005
While most young people spend their summers lying on the couch watching reruns of "The Real World" or playing "Halo 2" for the umpteenth time, Christina Vathis spends her days on the boardwalk, steps from the beach and ocean, immersed in taffy, fudge and candy. And she gets paid for it. Vathis is an assistant manager at a Candy Kitchen location in Ocean City, where she has worked for the last four years. The draw that keeps bringing her back is obvious. "You're at the beach," said Vathis, 21, a native of Ocean Pines.
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By Chris Huntemann and Chris Huntemann,Special to baltimoresun.com | September 7, 2005
While most young people spend their summers lying on the couch watching reruns of "The Real World" or playing "Halo 2" for the umpteenth time, Christina Vathis spends her days on the boardwalk, steps from the beach and ocean, immersed in taffy, fudge and candy. And she gets paid for it. Vathis is an assistant manager at a Candy Kitchen location in Ocean City, where she has worked for the last four years. The draw that keeps bringing her back is obvious. "You're at the beach," said Vathis, 21, a native of Ocean Pines.
NEWS
May 24, 1992
Pota Panos AyresOperated bar and grillPota Panos Ayres, who operated the Candy Kitchen Bar and Grill in Bel Air for more than 70 years, died of heart failure April 18 at the Bel Air home of a son, Augustus Panos, where she had lived for two years. She was 92.She was a recipient of a "Living Treasure" award from Harford government as the county's oldest businesswoman.Known as "Miss Nick," she moved to Baltimore from Sparta, Greece, at age 14. Four years later, she met and married Nick Panos, who worked at Lexington Market.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2011
You'll have no trouble finding food at the Maryland State Fair. Some of it is still walking around on hooves, granted. But once you're on the Midway, you'd have trouble swinging a test-your-strength mallet without hitting a stand selling corn dogs, fried dough, french fries or skewered chicken. Oddly, as hamburgers have become the an upscale item and a precious gem in the locavore dining, they've nearly vanished from the fair's main street. Sausage is plentiful, but hot dogs are hardly seen.
NEWS
September 5, 2005
On Saturday, 3, 2005, RUTH TAUSTIN, a gentle lady who always had a smiling face for everyone, died peacefully at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, MD, after a long illness. Born in New York, Ruth had lived in New Castle, DE and the Baltimore MD before settling in Ocean City in the harly 1070's with her sister Lillian. She will be remembered by many as the "Candy Kitchen Lady" having spent many years working behind the counter of the Candy Kitchen on Dorcester Street and then at the 28th Street shopping center.
NEWS
April 13, 2002
Samuel D. Taustin, a founder and owner of Taustin Enterprises Inc., which developed several popular Ocean City restaurants, a nightclub and a chain of candy stores, died Thursday of heart and kidney failure at his home in the Maryland resort. He was 89. Born and raised in New York City, where he graduated from high school, Mr. Taustin settled in Wilmington, Del. His early enterprises included owning a drive-in movie theater and an amusement park. In the late 1930s, he and his brother, Irving Taustin, who has since died, bought beachfront property at Ninth Street and the Boardwalk in Ocean City.
NEWS
February 10, 2004
Helen Taustin, retired office manager for a chain of Ocean City-based candy stores, died of Alzheimer's disease Thursday at the Berlin Nursing Home. The Ocean City resident was 94. Born and raised in New York City, she moved to Baltimore in the late 1940s and worked with her brother, Sam Taustin, at the old Pixie Shoppes pizza and submarine sandwich carryout on Greenmount Avenue. She was also involved in management of the Pappy's Beef and Beer chain. Miss Taustin spent part of the year in Ocean City, where she was office manager for Candy Kitchen and managed her family's nightclub, the old Blue Dahlia at Ninth Street and the Boardwalk.
NEWS
September 6, 2005
Ruth Taustin, known to many as the "Candy Kitchen lady" because she worked behind the counter of several Candy Kitchen stores in Ocean City until her late 80s, died Saturday at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury after an illness, including heart problems and kidney failure. She was 96. Born in New York City, Ms. Taustin lived in Delaware and Baltimore before settling in Ocean City in the early 1970s. There, she worked for years at several Candy Kitchen locations. She loved to knit, and stocked local nursing homes with lap blankets and booties for seniors' feet.
FEATURES
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | March 30, 1994
These may be high-tech times, but for a small family-owned candy company with decades of ties to Frederick, as well as customers around the world, "low-tech" means business is, indeed, sweet these days.So much so that in these busy pre-Easter weeks for all candy-makers, the Leos family's Candy Kitchen is shipping boxes of its products to loyal fans in all 50 states and as far away as Germany, Japan, Russia and Greece.Most candies made for the family's two shops -- in Frederick and Waynesboro, Pa. -- about three miles north of the Maryland line -- are made from recipes that have been long unchanged.
NEWS
May 24, 1992
Pota Panos AyresOperated bar and grillPota Panos Ayres, who operated the Candy Kitchen Bar and Grill in Bel Air for more than 70 years, died of heart failure April 18 at the Bel Air home of a son, Augustus Panos, where she had lived for two years. She was 92.She was a recipient of a "Living Treasure" award from Harford government as the county's oldest businesswoman.Known as "Miss Nick," she moved to Baltimore from Sparta, Greece, at age 14. Four years later, she met and married Nick Panos, who worked at Lexington Market.
NEWS
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Staff | May 23, 2004
Call them the seven deadly sins of the Ocean City boardwalk -- and we're not talking about getting your belly button pierced. These are the yummy food treats that are as much a part of the beach experience as catching a wave. We hear they don't have any calories if you eat them on the boardwalk. If you believe that, read no further. For the rest of you, here's a rundown of the calorie and fat content of these oh-so-naughty foods. Large french fries: 6.2 ounces 540 calories 26 grams of fat Caramel popcorn: 1 serving (about 1 cup)
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