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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2012
Richard C. "Dick" D'Agostino, former Baltimore Sun design director who later worked for Fujitsu Consulting in New York City, died Monday of heart failure at his Roland Park home. He was 64. Richard Compton D'Agostino, whose father had been manager of the old Alcazar Hotel and whose mother was a registered nurse, was born and raised in Pikesville. Mr. D'Agostino, who had planned to become a priest, was a 1966 graduate of St. Albert's Junior Seminary in Middletown, N.Y. In 1970, he earned a degree in philosophy from what is now Loyola University Maryland.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2013
When Gunther and Linda Than moved into their one-bedroom unit in Canton's Anchorage Tower condominiums, they really downsized. The Thans moved from their larger unit in the Anchorage to one of the smallest at less than 1,000 square feet of living space, which includes the outdoor balcony. The entire front of the condo (living room, dining area, master bedroom and balcony), like every unit in the Anchorage Tower, has a water view, as well as a view of the city skyline and beyond. "Every unit here has a great view [so]
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | January 4, 2008
Daniele J. Fleischer, owner of a Harford County interior design firm, died Monday of a stroke at her Bel Air home. She was 66. Daniele Jeanne Lemarie was born in St. Maur, France, and raised in Paris. She studied art and design in France. In 1958, she married Pete Thrasher. The marriage ended in divorce. She came to Baltimore in 1963, returned to France for several years, then returned to the city in 1966. She was a designer for Shaivitz Furniture from 1975 to 1985 and then was design director for DGI, a design firm, for a year.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2012
Richard C. "Dick" D'Agostino, former Baltimore Sun design director who later worked for Fujitsu Consulting in New York City, died Monday of heart failure at his Roland Park home. He was 64. Richard Compton D'Agostino, whose father had been manager of the old Alcazar Hotel and whose mother was a registered nurse, was born and raised in Pikesville. Mr. D'Agostino, who had planned to become a priest, was a 1966 graduate of St. Albert's Junior Seminary in Middletown, N.Y. In 1970, he earned a degree in philosophy from what is now Loyola University Maryland.
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By Donna Peremes | January 6, 1991
As Father Time makes way for Baby New Year, what better way to ring in 1991 than by showcasing the talents of one of Maryland's own award-winning baby-and-childwear designers, Amy Schwab Owens.Ms. Owens is design director of the Schwab Co., a third-generation, Cumberland-based manufacturer of children's clothes and sleepwear. It markets its fashions under three trademarks: Little Me, for preemies through toddler 4; Gear Kids, sleepwear and playwear for 1- to 2-year-olds; and Mufflings, for girls and boys from 1 to 4 years old.Her designs for the Mufflings collection (titled after a childhood nickname of Ms. Owens')
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By N.Y. Times News Service | August 7, 1991
NEW YORK -- Halston, a designer whose personal life attracted as much attention as his fashions, will be examined from both sides this fall. "Simply Halston," a biography by Steven Gaines, is scheduled for publication in September.Advance copies of the book, which is an account of stormy business and personal relationships, drug use in the heyday of Studio 54 and a successful battle with cancer years before he contracted AIDS, have been sent out by the publisher, Putnam's. Halston died in March 1990.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2011
Rita St. Clair and her staff turned to an ancient classic when the Baltimore interior designer was asked to decorate a room upon her induction into the Washington Design Center Hall of Fame. The group wanted a fabric to accent a number of pieces in the room and make them pop. They chose ikat. With its Central Asian origins and exotic feel, ikat — a weaving and dyeing technique that uses a range of materials — was perfect for creating a room inspired by a worldly family. The team used the colorful fabric for chair covers and pillows to offset the muted tones of the room.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2013
When Gunther and Linda Than moved into their one-bedroom unit in Canton's Anchorage Tower condominiums, they really downsized. The Thans moved from their larger unit in the Anchorage to one of the smallest at less than 1,000 square feet of living space, which includes the outdoor balcony. The entire front of the condo (living room, dining area, master bedroom and balcony), like every unit in the Anchorage Tower, has a water view, as well as a view of the city skyline and beyond. "Every unit here has a great view [so]
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By Nancy Feigenbaum and Nancy Feigenbaum,Orlando Sentinel | March 22, 1992
Morison Cousins keeps a collection of ordinary things on his shelf at Tupperware Worldwide Headquarters in Kissimmee, Fla. There are two plastic sugar bowls, several cameras, a water pitcher and a few napkin holders, plus whatever else he has recently picked up.To Mr. Cousins, none of it is ordinary. He picks up the white water pitcher and traces the lip with his finger, showing curves that weren't obvious. The pitcher suddenly looks extravagant."Beautiful lines," Mr. Cousins said, admiring his find.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2004
Judith A. Blumberg, an accomplished graphic artist and painter, died of complications from multiple sclerosis Tuesday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The Rodgers Forge resident was 51. Born Judith Toler in Baltimore, Mrs. Blumberg graduated from Northern High School in 1970 and attended Maryland Institute College of Art for a year. In 1973, she graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Stratford College in Danville, Va. She worked as a graphic artist at several Baltimore-area studios and advertising agencies before landing a job at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland in 1981.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2011
Rita St. Clair and her staff turned to an ancient classic when the Baltimore interior designer was asked to decorate a room upon her induction into the Washington Design Center Hall of Fame. The group wanted a fabric to accent a number of pieces in the room and make them pop. They chose ikat. With its Central Asian origins and exotic feel, ikat — a weaving and dyeing technique that uses a range of materials — was perfect for creating a room inspired by a worldly family. The team used the colorful fabric for chair covers and pillows to offset the muted tones of the room.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | January 4, 2008
Daniele J. Fleischer, owner of a Harford County interior design firm, died Monday of a stroke at her Bel Air home. She was 66. Daniele Jeanne Lemarie was born in St. Maur, France, and raised in Paris. She studied art and design in France. In 1958, she married Pete Thrasher. The marriage ended in divorce. She came to Baltimore in 1963, returned to France for several years, then returned to the city in 1966. She was a designer for Shaivitz Furniture from 1975 to 1985 and then was design director for DGI, a design firm, for a year.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2004
Judith A. Blumberg, an accomplished graphic artist and painter, died of complications from multiple sclerosis Tuesday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The Rodgers Forge resident was 51. Born Judith Toler in Baltimore, Mrs. Blumberg graduated from Northern High School in 1970 and attended Maryland Institute College of Art for a year. In 1973, she graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Stratford College in Danville, Va. She worked as a graphic artist at several Baltimore-area studios and advertising agencies before landing a job at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland in 1981.
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By Nancy Feigenbaum and Nancy Feigenbaum,Orlando Sentinel | March 22, 1992
Morison Cousins keeps a collection of ordinary things on his shelf at Tupperware Worldwide Headquarters in Kissimmee, Fla. There are two plastic sugar bowls, several cameras, a water pitcher and a few napkin holders, plus whatever else he has recently picked up.To Mr. Cousins, none of it is ordinary. He picks up the white water pitcher and traces the lip with his finger, showing curves that weren't obvious. The pitcher suddenly looks extravagant."Beautiful lines," Mr. Cousins said, admiring his find.
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By N.Y. Times News Service | August 7, 1991
NEW YORK -- Halston, a designer whose personal life attracted as much attention as his fashions, will be examined from both sides this fall. "Simply Halston," a biography by Steven Gaines, is scheduled for publication in September.Advance copies of the book, which is an account of stormy business and personal relationships, drug use in the heyday of Studio 54 and a successful battle with cancer years before he contracted AIDS, have been sent out by the publisher, Putnam's. Halston died in March 1990.
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By Donna Peremes | January 6, 1991
As Father Time makes way for Baby New Year, what better way to ring in 1991 than by showcasing the talents of one of Maryland's own award-winning baby-and-childwear designers, Amy Schwab Owens.Ms. Owens is design director of the Schwab Co., a third-generation, Cumberland-based manufacturer of children's clothes and sleepwear. It markets its fashions under three trademarks: Little Me, for preemies through toddler 4; Gear Kids, sleepwear and playwear for 1- to 2-year-olds; and Mufflings, for girls and boys from 1 to 4 years old.Her designs for the Mufflings collection (titled after a childhood nickname of Ms. Owens')
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August 2, 1999
New positionsWallace appointed director of UM information centerUniversity of Maryland, College Park appointed Patricia M. Wallace as director, Center for Knowledge and Information Management, Robert H. Smith School of Business. The newly created unit will develop a research program for reforming business practices through use of information technology.The Silver Spring resident received her doctorate from the University of Texas-Austin and formerly was a vice president of the University of Maryland University College.
NEWS
December 23, 2007
Elise Kraner Babbitt & John Glenn Welker, both of Baltimore, were married November 10, 2007, by Rev. Laura Cannon, at The Maryland Club in Baltimore, Md. The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Fred & Janis Babbitt of McGaheysville, Va. The groom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Glenn & Alicia Welker of Silver Spring, Md. Daniel Babbitt & Charles Hager were ushers. Natalie & Meg Williams were flower girls. The bride graduated from Spotswood High School & received a B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia.
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