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By Tom LoBianco | October 7, 1999
See the historic village of Jerusalem come to life as the Colonial Craftsmen Weekend is held in Kingsville on Saturday and Sunday. There will be 18th-century demonstrations of craft-making and cooking, and participants will be in 1770s garb as part of a living history encampment. Talk with historians and see blacksmiths at work, while the children go on a treasure hunt. There will also be guided hikes of Jerusalem Village, and food and drink will be sold.Colonial Craftsmen Weekend will take place Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Jerusalem Mill, Gunpowder Falls State Park, 2813 Jerusalem Road in Kingsville.
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For The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
A two-story Colonial-style home set on almost 3 wooded acres in Fallston is currently on the market for $620,000. "This is a stunning home located at 3002 Sheffield Court. in Haddon Hurst, a community of 30 homes all situated on 2- to 3-acre lots," said Maureen O'Shea, the listing co-agent with Long & Foster Real Estate. "[The] welcoming two-story foyer with curved staircase leads to a custom gourmet kitchen handcrafted by Amish craftsmen with granite counters and Viking appliances.
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By Claudia Kolker and Claudia Kolker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 21, 2003
JAIPUR, India - In a cobbled courtyard in a city famed for its artisans, a team of craftsmen taps and carves to make an object coveted throughout Asia. It's not a statue, or necklace, or fixture for one of Jaipur's palatial hotels. It's a foot - a plain, prosthetic foot, fashioned out of rubber. The Jaipur Foot, it's called, and it is so cheap, flexible and suited for the East that it eclipses limbs made in the West, many doctors say. "The Jaipur Foot is a unique and well-designed approach to the needs of its community," says Dr. Richard Haynes, an orthopedist and the chief of staff at Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston.
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By Dennis Hockman, Chesapeake Home + Living | September 7, 2011
Commonly known as faux finishes, decorative painting techniques have been used for thousands of years. The approach can give new life to old furniture or give the appearance of any number of finishes. Perfecting the technique gave artist Sam Robinson a career. After graduating the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1978, Robinson founded The Valley Craftsmen, a Baltimore firm that today is a leader in creating custom-designed decorative finishes. As a student, Robinson was inspired by late 19th and early 20th century representational painters and gravitated toward a more realistic style, learning traditional, Old-World techniques.
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By Carol J. Williams and Carol J. Williams,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 30, 2002
NEU FAHRLAND, Germany - With a fresh paycheck in his pocket and his few worldly goods bundled up with his tools, roofer Rene Schroeder is hitting the road again, halfway through his journey along a path blazed during the Middle Ages. Unable to find permanent employment, Schroeder has joined a society of wandering craftsmen bound by strict codes and traditions that oblige him to remain itinerant for at least three years and one day. The ranks of the wandergesellen - skilled carpenters, cabinetmakers and bricklayers - have grown in these times of high joblessness and a nationwide construction slowdown after the frantic first decade of reunification, when much of eastern Germany had to be rebuilt.
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March 17, 2011
Hermes Festival of Crafts What: Want to see how the iconic Birkin or Kelly bag gets made? A weeklong exhibit and celebration of craftsmanship from the renowned French design house Hermes is the place to get a peek behind the scenes. The festival features demonstrations by the craftsmen and artisans who are the skill behind Hermes, which opened in Paris in 1837 as a maker of harnesses and saddles and today creates luxurious handbags, scarves, jewelry and other objects.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | May 22, 1994
Not many years ago, when someone in the United States spoke of Colonial furniture, the term was generally understood to refer to American Colonists' adaptations of 17th- and 18th-century Dutch and English styles.Elsewhere in the world, however, the term "colonial furniture" carries different associations. Colonial furniture in Africa, Asia and Latin America reflects a time in which craftsmen made furniture in the styles that were then popular in whatever European country ruled the colony.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | May 14, 1995
Trade with developing nations should include more than balance sheets, market forces and making the largest profit possible, members of an international trading organization said at a conference in New Windsor last week.Such trade also should include giving workers a fair price for their products and helping them rise out of poverty, members of the International Federation for Alternative Trade (IFAT) said during their biennial conference at the Brethren Service Center."IFAT is justice," said Paul Myers, chairman of the federation, which comprises more than 85 organizations from about 30 nations.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | December 7, 1992
Tucked among the little shops lining Annapolis' antique row is a new art gallery with a distinctly Maryland flavor.The walls are covered with framed oil paintings and photographs of skipjack races, herons perched on docks and boats bobbing on the Chesapeake Bay. A red ceramic crab sits amid polished bowls on one shelf, and a picture of the Old Severn River Bridge leans against a collection of Christmas ornaments.All the pottery, jewelry and hand-woven blankets are homespun. Thirty-five Maryland artists, from Takoma Park to Cambridge, are displaying and selling their wares in the League of Maryland Craftsmen shop on Maryland Avenue.
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By Brian Byrnes | July 18, 1996
Music fest in PhiladelphiaThe Independence Blue Cross Singer/Songwriter Weekend boasts two days of nonstop live entertainment this weekend on the Great Plaza between Market and Chestnut streets in Philadelphia. The performances are free and feature some of the newest and hottest talents in eclectic music today.Scheduled to perform on Saturday are Cheryl Wheeler, Nil Lara and Jonatha Brooke and the Story. Sunday's lineup includes Francis Dunnery, the Iguanas and Rosanne Cash. A crafts marketplace and children's area will also be available.
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By Anthony Sclafani | June 30, 2011
There are outdoor summer festivals and then there's the Kutztown Folk Festival. The annual event, held each year in the Pennsylvania town that bears its name, is larger than life in every which way. It attracts around 150,000 visitors each year. It's been going on for 62 years. It lasts nine days and spans two weekends. It boasts the largest quilt sale in the nation. In all, it covers a total of 29 acres including the parking lot. The event has also been named as a top summer entertainment pick by USA Today and called a "must see" festival by the Washington Post.
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March 17, 2011
Hermes Festival of Crafts What: Want to see how the iconic Birkin or Kelly bag gets made? A weeklong exhibit and celebration of craftsmanship from the renowned French design house Hermes is the place to get a peek behind the scenes. The festival features demonstrations by the craftsmen and artisans who are the skill behind Hermes, which opened in Paris in 1837 as a maker of harnesses and saddles and today creates luxurious handbags, scarves, jewelry and other objects.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2010
The chairs stopped Jean Blosser in her tracks every time she walked to dinner on North Charles Street. Displayed hanging from the walls in storefront near her favorite restaurant, the chairs looked like they were floating, almost other-worldly. Gleaming wood, meticulous inlays, graceful curves. The chairs she saw through the window were more art than seating. "But I never found them open and pretty soon the store disappeared," she said. She'd spent, she said, "I'm not kidding, eight years," looking for the perfect dining room table and chairs.
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By Shanise Winters and Shanise Winters,Sun Reporter | March 22, 2007
When the Baltimore Area Woodcarving Show made its debut in 2003, the intentions were simple - draw attention to Maryland's senior citizens' homes and offer a local arena for woodcarvers to showcase their talent. On the eve of its fifth annual show, it appears that this event, which drew more than 700 spectators last year, has done more than it originally planned. The idea of a woodcarving show appealed to Carilyn MaGuire, who felt that despite a growing number of local woodcarvers, Baltimore lacked a competitive exhibition opportunity.
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By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2004
BETHESDA - Fred Moreland traced his index finger through the air, like a conductor directing music. "It's a beautiful piece," he said. But the La Plata contractor, who was standing outside the Music Center at Strathmore, had never been to a concert in his life. Instead of music, he was praising the nearly completed building itself, and his gesture described a tricky drywall application for a radial ceiling on one of the upper floors. The high ceilings and the swerving lines of the hall are a far cry from the boxy grocery stores and office buildings where he usually works.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | June 27, 2004
HOLLYWOOD - It took more than a century, but the old Spalding family tobacco barn is losing the fight against wind, rain, vegetation run wild. Most of the timbers remain where they were set years before the Civil War, but the gable on the east side has opened to sky, honeysuckle, poison ivy and cherry tree branches, nudging the barn closer to sheer ruin. "To me it's a testimony to the timber-framing ability of some of these farmers that the buildings are still standing," says Teresa Wilson, a historic preservation planner for St. Mary's County.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | December 26, 2003
The new black cherry carpet had not yet been laid. The wooden pews were not yet secured. And everything still needed cleaning when parishioners of St. Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Catholic Church in Joppa entered their sanctuary Sunday for the first time since lightning struck Aug. 29. Franciscan friar Salvatore Allessie, for one, was certain that it wouldn't be ready for Christmas services. Even on Christmas Eve, as the congregation celebrated Mass in the little schoolhouse across the parking lot - using a desk as an altar - the repair work continued.
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By Anthony Sclafani | June 30, 2011
There are outdoor summer festivals and then there's the Kutztown Folk Festival. The annual event, held each year in the Pennsylvania town that bears its name, is larger than life in every which way. It attracts around 150,000 visitors each year. It's been going on for 62 years. It lasts nine days and spans two weekends. It boasts the largest quilt sale in the nation. In all, it covers a total of 29 acres including the parking lot. The event has also been named as a top summer entertainment pick by USA Today and called a "must see" festival by the Washington Post.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | December 26, 2003
The new black cherry carpet had not yet been laid. The wooden pews were not yet secured. And everything still needed cleaning when parishioners of St. Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Catholic Church in Joppa entered their sanctuary Sunday for the first time since lightning struck Aug. 29. Franciscan friar Salvatore Allessie, for one, was certain that it wouldn't be ready for Christmas services. Even on Christmas Eve, as the congregation celebrated Mass in the little schoolhouse across the parking lot - using a desk as an altar - the repair work continued.
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