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By Catherine Cook and Catherine Cook,Distinction Editor | May 15, 1997
Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet as, say, a hellebore?In today's newfangled gardens, you never know. What at first glance may look like a traditional bloom is often an exotic varietal.Gardening has become such a passion that those who till the soil are often outdoing each other in their search for the unusual. What looks like a daisy could well be brachycome, a cheerful flower native to New Zealand that has gained favor in our area.And that seemingly familiar rose might be the trendy new hellebore, an early-blooming evergreen perennial, sometimes called a Lenten Rose.
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July 9, 2004
Carroll coffee shop to host two concerts featuring singing duo Singers Kimberly Hall and Jodi Harman will perform two concerts tomorrow at the Gathering Grounds Coffeehouse in Westminster. The pair will sing at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the new coffee shop in the rear of 27 E. Main St. The concert is free. All ages are welcome. Information: 410-751-2066. Performance to introduce kids to world music, dance Nada Brahma Productions will perform at the Carroll Arts Center at 11 a.m. July 22 as part of the Carroll County Arts Council's Summer Concert Series for Kids.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Sun Staff Writer | September 27, 1994
Another college sports season is under way. Highly recruited athletes battle on artificial turf in multimillion-dollar arenas packed with fans who paint their faces in team colors while athletic directors tally up the proceeds from fat television contracts.And then there's St. John's College, the tiny liberal arts school on the banks of College Creek in Annapolis.There, teams with names like Spartans, Furies and Druids trot onto a soccer field wearing hand-me-down T-shirts. Spectators lounge in the grass on the sidelines reading Plato and glance up occasionally to catch an exciting play.
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July 10, 2005
CENTRAL Union Mills site to hold Civil War event Union Mills Homestead will hold a Civil War Encampment starting at 10 a.m. today on the grounds at 3311 Littlestown Pike. The annual ice cream social also will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundaes will various toppings will be available. Activities will include drills and demonstrations, a blacksmith, and tours of the Shriver Homestead and Grist Mill for a small fee. A clown, wagon rides, food by Kountry Kafe and Katering, and music by the Little German Band will be featured.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Evening Sun Staff | April 15, 1991
If you damage Baltimore's water supply in the name of, say, your religious guru, the city code says you risk a fine of not more than $20. But if you are caught illegally opening a fire hydrant, you face a $50 fine.It is against the law in Baltimore to block sidewalks with boxes. The fine for that crime: $1. Likewise, anyone caught throwing bales -- of anything, presumably -- out of an "upper story window" faces a $20 fine.And, sports fans will note, city law says it is illegal to play professional croquet -- or basketball, lacrosse, quoits, soccer or hockey, for that matter -- on Sundays before 2 p.m. But every promoter knows tickets of admission may be sold and patrons admitted for events after noon.
TRAVEL
By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Sun Staff | November 14, 1999
A friend recently suggested a sure cure for stress, and this is a man with a job (head of a paramedic service) where the stress levels tend to redline quite often.What you do, he said, is check into the Tides Inn on a gorgeous fall weekend. Then when evening comes, order a cocktail and wander out to the veranda and watch the golden-reddish glow slowly drain from the sky over Carter's Creek and the scenic Rappahannock River near Irvington, Va.Then sit there over another cocktail, he said, and watch the lights in the big waterfront homes wink on and the boats with their running lamps silently ply the darkened channel.
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | September 28, 1996
LIKE A LOT OF guys, I think of myself as an athlete -- an athlete who has not yet found his sport. After years of playing baseball, basketball, football, tennis, golf, swimming and Ping-Pong, and not exactly setting the sporting world on fire, I figured it was time to try croquet.I took a croquet lesson from Jerry Stark, one of the top croquet players in the United States and the croquet pro at Meadowood, a resort hotel in California's Napa Valley. I was out in California attending a convention, and taking the lesson gave me an excuse to leave one of the convention's meetings.
NEWS
By LYN BACKE | April 18, 1994
The St. Johnnies were out Thursday afternoon, with what looked like a few Mids, practicing for the 12th annual croquet match between St. John's College and the U.S. Naval Academy, scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday on the lawn at Prince George Street and College Ave. The contest has become a unique community event in Annapolis, with the spectators' gallery vying with football tailgate parties for style and gourmet picnics.The guest list includes President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton; Vice President and Mrs. Al Gore; and Admiral William Stockdale, Ross Perot's running mate and a former member of the St. John's College Board of Visitors and Governors.
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May 13, 2002
Historic Annapolis Foundation invites the public to join a game of croquet during Splendor in the Garden at 7 p.m. Thursday at William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George St. Experienced and novice croquet players can enjoy a leisurely game in a 2-acre 18th- century pleasure garden. Guests also will be welcome to stroll through the garden or try their hands at Colonial games such as graces, stick and hoop, and cup and ball. Admission is $20 for foundation members and $25 for nonmembers.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2011
Blake Myers bore the weight of nearly three decades of croquet dominance on his shoulders Saturday, and there were times when it didn't feel all that comfortable. As Imperial Wicket of the St. John's College croquet team, it was up to the 21-year-old senior from Santa Fe, N.M., to uphold his school's proud tradition of regularly beating the U.S. Naval Academy for the coveted Annapolis Cup. Going into Saturday's 29th annual competition, the Johnnies had won 23 times, and every year since 2006.
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