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By NATALIE HARVEY | March 16, 1993
T. J. Lanaghan will play Irish music and there will be a reading of Irish poetry from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Cover To Cover Bookstore Cafe in the Owen Brown Shopping Center.Chef Glenn will also offer a special Irish menu and Irish coffee during cafe hours. Information: 381-9200.... If the outdoors is more to your liking for the 17th, join the Mountain Club of Maryland for a seven-mile hike at Liberty Reservoir or an easy stroll at Gunpowder Falls.Guests of all ages are welcome to join MCM members for either activity.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,Sun Staff | July 5, 1998
They go by many names: hair springs, accordion headbands, zigzag bands.But whatever you call them, these teethy gizmos are hot. Their appeal is part practical: They don't slide out like ordinary headbands, and they keep hair off your face. Yet they pack plenty of style: They're sleek, chic and come with pearls, crystal beads or velvet, among other things.They first appeared 15 years ago and resurfaced on European runways last fall. This summer, they've been particularly popular with teens and young adults.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,SUN STAFF | January 16, 1996
Suffering from burnout and fierce competition from the major chains, the owner of Cover to Cover Bookstore in East Columbia has sold the specialty bookstore. Marsha Berman says that after 17 years, she is ready to begin a new chapter in her life."I am very happy because I'm ready to move on," Mrs. Berman said, explaining that she will focus on her new home-based publishing company, Perry Publishing. "I just feel like it's time."She said that every time a chain bookstore, such as Borders or Crown, opened in Columbia, sales at her bookstore in the Owen Brown Village Center plummeted.
NEWS
March 13, 1998
THE OWEN BROWN VILLAGE Center already has several vacant stores. When the News Center and Cover to Cover Bookstore and Cafe close this month, the empty buildings will radiate an aura of failure that may send shoppers elsewhere. The aforementioned businesses had specific problems drawing customers, but some relate to how much the planned community of Columbia has changed since its origin, when the village center concept was more viable.Some comparisons ought to be made to the Oakland Mills Village Center, which last year lost its Giant grocery because of poor patronage and saw other stores founder.
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December 15, 1992
Bookstore, cafe to donate 5 percent of checks to help SomaliaTo assist hunger relief in Somalia, The Cover to Cover Bookstore Cafe in Owen Brown will donate 5 percent of all cafe checks from Thursday through Christmas Eve to Save the Children.Chef Glenn Blank, the owner-operator of the cafe, said the idea to aid the people of Somalia came from the servers, who have also agreed to donate their weekly paychecks.The Cover to Cover Bookstore combines a full-service bookstore with a bistro style restaurant featuring regional American cuisine.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | September 27, 1994
Classics by authors such as Mark Twain, George Orwell and Ernest Hemingway prominently displayed at the Cover to Cover Bookstore Cafe have one thing in common -- all have been banned somewhere in the United States.To call attention to censorship by school boards and libraries across the country, the independent bookstore in Owen Brown Village Center is sponsoring Banned Books Week through Saturday, displaying books and the reasons they were prohibited."If you start banning books, if you start somewhere, there's no end, because somebody's going to find something to object to. That's why we have the First Amendment," said Marsha Berman, owner of Cover to Cover.
BUSINESS
By Ellen James Martin | March 18, 1991
Marsha Berman, founder and owner of the Cover-to-Cover bookstore-cafe in Columbia, learned the hard way what happens when a manager fails to delegate.After sales climbed and she added a restaurant to the bookstore three years ago, she was swamped with work. Her health suffered and her social life took a nose dive.Learning to delegate brought personal liberation to Ms. Berman.She knew she'd mastered the art last month, when she took her first real vacation in eight years."I was nervous about leaving the store, but my assistant manager, Susan Lane, handled it beautifully.
NEWS
March 13, 1998
THE OWEN BROWN VILLAGE Center already has several vacant stores. When the News Center and Cover to Cover Bookstore and Cafe close this month, the empty buildings will radiate an aura of failure that may send shoppers elsewhere. The aforementioned businesses had specific problems drawing customers, but some relate to how much the planned community of Columbia has changed since its origin, when the village center concept was more viable.Some comparisons ought to be made to the Oakland Mills Village Center, which last year lost its Giant grocery because of poor patronage and saw other stores founder.
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June 1, 1993
Cover To Cover Bookstore Cafe will present cartoonist Barbara Brandon at 3 p.m. Sunday at 7284 Cradlerock Way.Ms. Brandon, the only African-American female cartoonist to be nationally syndicated, is the author of "Where I'm Coming From."Her comic strip, of the same name, is a collection of fictional characters based on Ms. Brandon and her friends exploring life and relationships.Information: 381-9200.POLICE*ings Contrivance: 9900 block of Guilford Road: Someone kicked in a front door between 7:20 a.m. and 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
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By NATALIE HARVEY | March 29, 1994
Four local students who attend Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore were members of their school's winning team in this month's Maryland Scholastic Hockey League Championship at the USAir Arena.Defensemen Danny Callihan, Sean Bauer, Shawn Ferry and Finn Salmi played a strong game in keeping Bethesda's Landon High scoreless on five power plays to win 5-4.St. Joe's season record is 13-0-0 and they outscored their opponents 156-11.*Girl Scout Troop 988 and the Oakland Mills Community Association are sponsoring the annual Easter egg hunt tomorrow from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Other Barn in the Oakland Mills Village Center.
NEWS
By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,SUN STAFF | January 16, 1996
Suffering from burnout and fierce competition from the major chains, the owner of Cover to Cover Bookstore in East Columbia has sold the specialty bookstore. Marsha Berman says that after 17 years, she is ready to begin a new chapter in her life."I am very happy because I'm ready to move on," Mrs. Berman said, explaining that she will focus on her new home-based publishing company, Perry Publishing. "I just feel like it's time."She said that every time a chain bookstore, such as Borders or Crown, opened in Columbia, sales at her bookstore in the Owen Brown Village Center plummeted.
NEWS
October 19, 1995
A celebration of the newly released book "Columbia Maryland: A Celebration" will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cover To Cover Cafe and Bookstore in the Village of Owen Brown.The book, by photographer David Hobby and his wife, Susan Thornton Hobby, features 75 color photographs illustrating the town's people, institutions, commerce and landscapes. Essaysexplain the concept of "The Next America" as well as its industry, neighborhood plan, worship centers and recreation amenities.Archival black-and-white photographs accompany a historical time line featuring dates and facts.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | September 27, 1994
Classics by authors such as Mark Twain, George Orwell and Ernest Hemingway prominently displayed at the Cover to Cover Bookstore Cafe have one thing in common -- all have been banned somewhere in the United States.To call attention to censorship by school boards and libraries across the country, the independent bookstore in Owen Brown Village Center is sponsoring Banned Books Week through Saturday, displaying books and the reasons they were prohibited."If you start banning books, if you start somewhere, there's no end, because somebody's going to find something to object to. That's why we have the First Amendment," said Marsha Berman, owner of Cover to Cover.
NEWS
By NATALIE HARVEY | March 29, 1994
Four local students who attend Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore were members of their school's winning team in this month's Maryland Scholastic Hockey League Championship at the USAir Arena.Defensemen Danny Callihan, Sean Bauer, Shawn Ferry and Finn Salmi played a strong game in keeping Bethesda's Landon High scoreless on five power plays to win 5-4.St. Joe's season record is 13-0-0 and they outscored their opponents 156-11.*Girl Scout Troop 988 and the Oakland Mills Community Association are sponsoring the annual Easter egg hunt tomorrow from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Other Barn in the Oakland Mills Village Center.
NEWS
By NATALIE HARVEY | March 22, 1994
I returned Sunday from a trip to Ireland, where I marched in Dublin's St. Patrick's Day Parade. I accompanied members of a group from Annapolis, visiting Wexford, their sister city. It is a thrill I will never forget!Maybe those of us of Irish descent in Columbia ought to find a sister city of our own.*Del. Virginia Thomas has been named "Conservationist of 1994" by the National Audubon Society for her efforts to protect the Chesapeake Bay by reducing solid waste in landfills.Ms. Thomas has also worked with Columbia teen-agers to identify street sewer drains that carry water to the Chesapeake Bay.*Now is your opportunity to learn calligraphy.
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By Genevieve Buck and Genevieve Buck,Chicago Tribune | November 18, 1993
A Frenchman named Farid Chenoune has written a beautifully illustrated book called, quite simply, "A History of Men's Fashion." It begins with clothes worn in 1760 -- frock coats and snug breeches were big then -- and continues right up to the beginning of the '90s, ending with a section called "Pin Stripes and Black Leather."Mr. Chenoune's "History" is all about what men wore and, quite often, it goes into why they wore what they wore. It's about street fashion, meaning the clothes men have worn through the ages for business and traveling, for lounging, cycling, even FTC fencing (shirts, ties, no jackets, suspenders dangling around the hips)
NEWS
October 19, 1995
A celebration of the newly released book "Columbia Maryland: A Celebration" will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cover To Cover Cafe and Bookstore in the Village of Owen Brown.The book, by photographer David Hobby and his wife, Susan Thornton Hobby, features 75 color photographs illustrating the town's people, institutions, commerce and landscapes. Essaysexplain the concept of "The Next America" as well as its industry, neighborhood plan, worship centers and recreation amenities.Archival black-and-white photographs accompany a historical time line featuring dates and facts.
NEWS
June 1, 1993
Cover To Cover Bookstore Cafe will present cartoonist Barbara Brandon at 3 p.m. Sunday at 7284 Cradlerock Way.Ms. Brandon, the only African-American female cartoonist to be nationally syndicated, is the author of "Where I'm Coming From."Her comic strip, of the same name, is a collection of fictional characters based on Ms. Brandon and her friends exploring life and relationships.Information: 381-9200.POLICE*ings Contrivance: 9900 block of Guilford Road: Someone kicked in a front door between 7:20 a.m. and 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | May 10, 1993
Rita Brown cut short a Mother's Day lunch yesterday, abandoning her family to make a beeline for a Columbia bookstore.The 69-year-old Hyattsville resident wasn't about to miss the reading and book signing by Sandra Haldeman Martz, editor of the books "When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple" and the sequel "If I Had My Life to Live Over I Would Pick More Daisies."Mrs. Brown said the books gave her nothing less than a new approach to life."They enliven you and send you off in a new livelier direction," said Mrs. Brown, who wore a purple T-shirt to the reading at the Cover to Cover Bookstore and Cafe in Columbia.
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