October 11, 2000
Beginning in the 18th century, the rowhouse became the most popular house type in Baltimore. During that century, rowhouses provided shelter for almost all Baltimoreans! Today, one of the city's architectural trademarks is still the rowhouse. Drive down the streets in neighborhoods throughout Baltimore, and you'll see the distinctive tall, narrow and deep rowhouses, with fronts made of brick, brownstone, and formstone, and white marble steps leading up to the front doors! Builders adapted their styles over the years and added elements such as front porches, peaked roofs, bay windows, and carved details.
June 18, 2000
Sweltering temperatures and threatening storm clouds may have kept some away from the opening weekend of the Columbia Festival of the Arts, but those who came yesterday had a blast. Hundreds of people swarmed Lake Kittamaqundi, enjoying performances, arts and crafts and the ever-popular Italian ice treat. Festival organizers said they couldn't gauge how many people strolled the lakefront yesterday but were thrilled that ticket sales have been brisk. "We've gotten tons of response," said Mary Ann Knab, marketing director for the festival, who added that a lakefront performance by Cajun band BeauSoleil attracted several hundred Friday night.
February 14, 2000
It's time to start collecting valentines -- so you need a mailbox by your desk or door. Here's an easy one that's fun to make. What you need: Two heavy-duty white paper plates Construction paper Craft glue One box of Red Hots candy Paper punch 4 red chenille stems Red markers Pink or white doilies Red and white curling ribbon Heart/Valentine stickers What to do: 1. Take one plate and draw a small heart in the upper half. With adult help, cut out the heart and tape a photo of yourself behind it. Decorate top half with construction paper hearts or stickers and red markers.
October 31, 1999
Get as silly as you like with these simple-to-make books.What you need* child's favorite storybook* variety of magazines with lots of photographs* 8 1/2 -by-11-inch sheets of construction paper* child scissors* nontoxic white glue* 6 large interlocking metal rings* black washable marker* hole puncherWhat to do together1. Read your child's storybook together. Then, in preparation for making the flip books, discuss the book in terms of who (people or animal characters), what (activities or events)
February 9, 1998
THE TRAIL of commuters from northern Baltimore County into Harford County's sprawl often winds along Paper Mill Road, a nearly six-mile stretch of two-lane that at times becomes so clogged with traffic it's also known as a "roller coaster ride from hell."If you've ever taken Paper Mill, you certainly will remember its sharp bends, rusty, rustic, narrow bridge and traffic jams that sometimes make the drive a white-knuckle experience."For 18 years, I've been traveling this route," explained Scott B., a commuter from Forest Hill.
October 27, 1996
I LOVE HALLOWEEN. It reminds me of my happy childhood days as a student at Wampus Elementary School in Armonk, N.Y., when we youngsters used to celebrate Halloween by making decorations out of construction paper and that white paste that you could eat. This is also how we celebrated Columbus Day, Washington's Birthday, Lincoln's Birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, New Year's, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Armistice Day, Flag Day, Arbor...