By Elaine Tait and Elaine Tait,Knight-Ridder News Service | December 23, 1990
"A lot of Christmas literature looks back in a romantic way," says William Woys Weaver, suggesting that our view of Christmas is one of bounty and largess, a holiday celebrated by those with substantial incomes."There's nothing wrong with that," he says, "but I thought that Christmas belonged to the poor, too."Mr. Weaver's new book, "The Christmas Cook: Three Centuries of American Yuletide Sweets" (HarperCollins, $18.95), has its share of sugarplums for the fat-wallet crowd. But of special inspiration is the chapter called "Humbug Pie."
May 4, 2012
Tower Federal Credit Union employees teamed up with volunteers from the Gilbane Building Co. and other local organizations and subcontractors to work on upgrading a home in Laurel in support of Christmas in April, a national nonprofit that rehabilitates homes for low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and those with disabilities. The volunteers arrived early in the morning on Saturday, April 28, and put in a full-day's work providing much-needed repairs at the home of an elderly Laurel resident who uses a wheelchair.
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
A few weeks ago, he was a lovestruck tom cat caterwauling in front of a Hampden shop, hoping for a taste of canned food and a glimpse of Mrs. Puff, the haughty shop window she-cat.  Now, he is Cat Stevens, beloved pet of a Bolton Hill couple and wearer of Christmas sweaters . "He just wants to put his face in your face and just be cuddled," says Kylie Thompson, 24, of her new pet. Thompson and her boyfriend Jason Perrotti, 26,...
December 27, 2011
An article in the Dec. 28, 1961 edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported an area resident's holiday was made even brighter after a chance phone call led to a reunion with two sisters he had not seen in 16 years. Christmas was made happier for a Lansdowne resident, semi-orphan John Glade , 21, who now resides at the home of Mrs. Betty Volkman of 3201 Hilltop road. John's mother died when he was three years old, leaving him and two older sisters.
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | November 20, 1997
Amy Grant loves Christmas music. She loves it enough to have released an album of Christmas music back in 1992, and to have done Christmas shows in Nashville every year since.The shows have done well, too. Not that Grant is in it for the money -- truth is, she donates her profits each year to charity -- but she does get a lot of satisfaction from knowing that the Christmas show she puts on with the Nashville Symphony can sell out the Nashville Arena for two nights each season.Still, her ambitions are bigger than that.
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | December 22, 1991
The 40 county workers gathered in the lobby of the Arundel Center, bundled up and wearing their walking shoes.The jokes started flying even before the Christmas procession, led by the power-walking county executive, could even get out the door."
By JULIUS WESTHEIMER | December 22, 1994
Instead of writing about stocks, bonds and money as Christmas nears, I devote today's column to several pieces that I feel are appropriate for this season:This first piece is a Christmas message that I found in an old magazine (in a dentist's office, naturally) many years and many teeth ago:"This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed.
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | November 30, 1992
The Christmas family knew it was onto "a good thing."It seemed everyone from great-aunt Helen Stevens to 9-month-old Grant Cassidy was at the races yesterday to see the Donelson Christmas family homebred gelding, Quicken, win the$40,000 Orme Wilson Jr. Memorial Stakes.Corrine Christmas Sullivan said in the paddock beforehand that she was nervous."I don't know what's worse, having a horse that can't run or having a horse that you think has some ability and then hoping he lives up to expectations," she said.
By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff | December 27, 1991
City police today charged one man and are seeking two others in the fatal shooting of two women and the wounding of three other people Christmas night at Gold and Division streets in West Baltimore.Timothy Chris Brown, 19, of the 2000 block of Penn Ave., was under police guard at Baltimore County General Hospital in Randallstown, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound of his left thigh.Brown and the two other suspects are charged with two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder, use of a handgun in commission of a felony and possession of a handgun, said police spokesman Dennis Hill.
By Stephen Vicchio | December 22, 1993
Christmas: It is always such a mixing of this world and the next -- but that, after all, is the idea.2& -- Evelyn Underhill, "The Letters"IN THE morning, they danced, the small boy and his father, spinning and laughing, all the while holding tightly to each other, as though they clung to life itself.One after another Christmas tunes played -- the slow waltz of "Silent Night" giving way to the hectic whirl of "Jingle Bells." They moved from room to room, gliding through air full of pine scent and innocence.
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