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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2010
Baltimore's budget travails may have canceled the annual Columbus Day parade, but it won't stop the city's Italian-American community from celebrating its heritage, as well as the accomplishments of one of Italy's favorite sons. A citizens' parade, led by a visiting military band from Rome, will highlight Sunday's Columbus Day celebration. While it might lack the glitz and pageantry of the old parade, which for years was highlighted by the arrival of Columbus himself on a float, organizers refuse to be fazed.
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Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
A two-vehicle collision has closed the westbound side Philadelphia Road near the Baltimore Beltway, according to state transportation information. A two-vehicle collision has partially closed the westbound side of Philadelphia Road near the Baltimore Beltway, according to state transportation information. Earlier, the road had been completey blocked but was partly open again by 8:25 a.m. Local MTA buses, the light rail and subway are running on a regular weekday schedule; the MARC Penn line is running on the Saturday timetable; and the MARC Camden line is closed for the Columbus Day holiday.
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October 13, 1991
Howard County government offices, MORT Collection Centers and the courts will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day. The landfill will be open, and regular Monday trash collection is in effect.Information: 313-2022.
NEWS
October 11, 2013
This schedule will be in effect Monday, Oct. 14: Government offices Open in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties; Closed in Baltimore and Carroll counties, and Baltimore City. Courts Closed in all jurisdictions. Public schools Open in all jurisdictions. Libraries Open in Anne Arundel, Carroll and Frederick counties; Closed in Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties, and Baltimore City. Trash Regular pickup in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties; No pickup in Baltimore City.
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October 5, 2007
Baltimore's Columbus Day celebration is planned for Sunday with a parade from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The route is to start at Key Highway, running up Light Street, east across Pratt Street, and then into Little Italy. The events - sponsored by the Columbus Celebrations Inc. and the Office of Promotion and the Arts - are to include a wreath-laying at the Columbus Piazza on President Street at 10:30 a.m., and an Italian Street fair from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Stiles Street.
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By Michael K. Burns | October 14, 1997
COLUMBUS DAY was observed yesterday by the usual highly advertised "sales" and by a three-day weekend for government employees and banks. It was notable for the absence of celebration, and the reticence of even those who might wish to make a big to-do.At least the revisionist screed of the blame-mongers was less apparent this year, perhaps confident in the success of past persuasions.On the quincentennial of his New World arrival five years ago, there was an effort at homage to the opening of the Americas to European discovery by the Columbian expeditions.
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By PEG ADAMARCZYK | October 15, 1993
The alarm clock rang at 6 a.m., sounding the beginning of another week. Monday mornings are never easy, no matter how young or old you are. But this week's kickoff proved to be an exercise in parental patience.The problem stemmed from Monday's status as Columbus Day, a holiday celebrated by almost everyone except the county public school system.Yes, my kids had to go to school, even though the rest of the nation was off, I explained to my dreary-eyed crew."What a bummer! Didn't the school board know it was a holiday?"
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By JACQUES KELLY | October 10, 1994
It didn't take much to get my grandfather to announce, "I think we better get the flag out."Columbus Day was one of his favorite holiday-excuses for running up the national colors.It would have been too simple for us to have a permanent !B bracket mounted on the front porch. No, Edward Jacques Monaghan Sr. liked to rig the stone porch with ropes, then attach the flag across the front of the house, with the field to the north.His favorite banner was very large and I believe was a gift from Congressman George H. Fallon.
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October 7, 2013
Dan Shannahan's letter ("Federal workers shouldn't complain about shutdown," Oct. 2) was as ignorant as it was callous. Writing that federal workers receive Flag Day as a holiday is blatantly incorrect and The Sun should not be publishing such a falsehood. At least he didn't mention Halloween. Yet I'm curious to know what he means by "all the federal holidays they enjoy that the civilian work force doesn't get. " Is he referring to New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.?
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2013
Maria G. Zannino, a longtime Highlandtown funeral director who played a prominent role in numerous Italian social and cultural organizations, died Saturday from complications of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 80. "Maria was so wonderful that everyone looked up to her. She was always so kind and found the good in people," said Jo Anne Aiello Ditch, a longtime friend and former city dockmaster who lives in Easton. "And as a funeral director, she had compassion.
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October 24, 2012
Soccer The SAC U11 Yellow team won the Beach FC Columbus Day tournament in Virginia Beach earlier this month. The girls went undefeated in group play, winning 4-2, 5-4, and 9-2, including a hard-fought comeback win in the second game. The girls continued their great run in the championship, winning 4-2. The team, coached by Ivan Croft and Michael Ehrlich, includes Ellie Lane, Ashley Bilger, Kallie Wethern, Lexi Croft, Shaelin Rennert-Ariev, Jamie Caine, Gia Parker, Abby Houff, Kelly Schluederberg, Isabella Kushner, Mia Ehrlich, Piper Berry and Annie Cole.
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October 11, 2012
Columbus Day passed, and we were forced to celebrate a half-truth. As a 10th grader, I appreciate honoring extraordinary individuals to look up to, and it's undeniable that Christopher Columbus connected the Old World with a new one. However, society accepts this apocryphal narration without learning the frequently omitted facts, namely, the horrifying acts of bigotry and villainy Columbus executed and oversaw. Even before he reached San Salvador, Columbus committed his first offense, pocketing the money he had promised to the first man able to discern land.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2012
As a brisk wind blew down South President Street Sunday afternoon, 85-year-old Mary Sudano stood against a light pole leaning on a cane, a string of red, white and green beads around her neck. The Little Italy native and lifelong South High Street resident smiled and waved as four men dressed as gladiators marched past, holding a Roma Gourmet Sausage banner and flanking a fifth man dressed as National Bohemian Beer's iconic Mr. Boh character. "It's a good thing that they keep it up," Sudano said of Baltimore's annual Columbus Day parade, which at 122 years old is pitched as the longest continually running Columbus parade in the country.
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October 13, 2011
Columbus Day came and went this week with little fanfare. Some folks were off for a Monday holiday; others had to work. It wasn't the focal point of a lot of celebration, pomp or public pageantry, though in some communities and in some places it is a rather important holiday. Unfortunately, Christopher Columbus has fallen from favor in the lexicon of historic figures who are regarded as heroes. His big claim to fame - unbeknownst to him, by the way - had long been his discovery of the Americas.
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