By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Staff Writer | February 24, 1994
What Baltimore needs is:* Cable cars that could carry people high in the air over the Inner Harbor, from Federal Hill to Pier 6 and back again.* An aviary for Baltimore orioles and a petting zoo for Maryland terrapins.* A giant crab sculpture made from a series of grassy knolls on Rash Field, mounded so that people would be able to make out the crab shape only if they stood at the top of Federal Hill.Those are just a few of the widely divergent ideas proposed yesterday by some of the nation's most talented architects, landscape architects and artists.
The high price of crabs this season is reason enough to make a donation and attend the Arundel Improvement Association's annual crab feast Aug. 27.Starting at 1 p.m. and running until 6 p.m., come on out and enjoy family and friends and good food.Donations are $20 or more and reservations must be made in advance. Along with steamed crabs, the menu will include homemade crab soup, steamed corn, barbecue beef, sauerkraut and hot dogs, salads and a green table. Beer and soda will be available to wash down the food.
By SYLVIA BADGER | August 30, 1992
It felt good to be one of nearly 1,000 people who took a nostalgic trip down memory lane Wednesday evening at Martin's West. The occasion was a fund-raiser for the Door, an inner city ministry founded by former Colts tackle Joe Ehrmann.And what a reunion it was, as nearly 80 former Baltimore Colts greeted each other and adoring fans. The players were here, at their own expense, for the half-time show at Thursday night's game between the New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins and to attend Ehrmann's fund-raiser.
By SYLVIA BADGER | October 4, 1992
All children love a party and love presents. That basic premise inspired Phil Bundy to found Children's Favorite Things three years ago. This year, there will be 12 Christmas parties held all over the state for about 2,000 children. Bundy, a young entrepreneur who plans international golf outings for corporations, gets his guest list from Maryland Family Support Systems.But 2,000 children means 2,000 toys, so last weekend, more than 100 people arrived at his mother's Monkton farm for a crab feast to kick off the big fund-raiser, the Fred Funk Invitational Golf Tournament at Hunt Valley Golf Club on Nov. 11. Crab feast chair Kris Perkins, (husband Jay owns Jay Perkins Golf Shop)
By Rob Hiaasen and Glenn McNatt and Rob Hiaasen and Glenn McNatt,SUN STAFF | January 22, 2005
Long associated with bottom feeding and Old Bay, the crab has commanded little respect in artistic circles. Perhaps its time has come. This month, a call went out for artists with a yen to create crab art. By May, as many as 200 of the 5 1/2 -foot decorated crab sculptures will pop up all over town - the Inner Harbor, City Hall, maybe even at M&T Bank Stadium. "I want to see them all over town. Put them everyplace!" said Nancy Haragan, executive director of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, one of several organizations in the Baltimore Crabtown Project, a public art and school fund-raising effort.
By Lori Sears | August 1, 2002
Love crabs? The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels has got just your thing this weekend. The museum presents its annual "Crab Days" celebration, a two-day festival filled with crab delicacies, crab races, crab-catching demonstrations and more, for all crab-craving types. For the crab-eaters: Indulge in crab cakes, soft-shell crabs, steamed crabs, crab soup and lots more. For the crab-curious: Watch local watermen display their crab-netting skills and make crab pots. For the crab-challenged: Learn to pick crab meat and get tips from local crab pickers.
Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2012
Don Backe and Karl Guerra share more than a love for sailing: After their lives were transformed by tragedy, both men used the sport and the organization they now run to regain their sense of purpose. Backe helped found Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating in 1991, four years after a horrific one-vehicle automobile accident in Crownsville left the former independent private school headmaster a paraplegic at age 51. Guerra is now executive director for the Annapolis-based nonprofit organization that helps those with physical, mental and emotional handicaps - along with others who can't afford financially to sail - gain entrance to a sport Guerra thought he had lost when he suffered a massive stroke in 2000 at age 52. But it could take the dream of a much younger man without any disabilities with the same love of being on the open waters to help keep CRAB afloat.
By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Reporter | January 23, 2008
We're not sure where the idea of putting crab meat in marinara sauce came from, though it's been around for a while. The makers of Grandmom Concetta's Original Crab-inara Pasta Sauce say they use a recipe that dates to 1929, from a grandmother who used to serve it to relatives visiting the New Jersey shore. Some Marylanders like to give these bottled sauces as gifts, and Chesapeake Bay expatriates order them for a taste of home. But which crab marinara tastes best over pasta? We boiled a batch of penne and conducted a blind tasting of three sauces to find out. kate.
By From Staff Reports | March 18, 1994
Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke weighed in yesterday with his opinion of the giant crab sculpture proposed for Baltimore's Rash Field, suggesting it needs more seasoning."
By Cindy Harper-Evans | March 13, 1991
Gunning's Crab House, a South Baltimore landmark famed for its hot steamed crabs and fried pepper rings covered with powdered sugar, has filed for reorganization in the U.S. District Court of Baltimore.Cal Etheridge, one of the owners and the manager of the 22-year-old Brooklyn tavern and restaurant, said yesterday that the filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection stemmed from a fire that destroyed the inside of Gunning's Ocean City location at the height of the crab season in August 1989.
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