April 21, 2012
She enters the clinic on a walker, slow yet remarkably steady, and as Pauline Wood hails her host for the day, she gives him a bag of lemon tarts she rose early that morning to bake. With her white hair and glasses, Wood, 89, is every inch the lovable but tough grandmother, complete with her love of puppies, her passion for raising heirloom tomatoes and her predilection for waving away offers of help with the words, "Oh my goodness, I ...
March 7, 2011
It has been pretty obvious for the past few weeks, but it only recently became official. The Orioles are now allowed to wear a little hair on their chins. Manager Buck Showalter confirmed Monday that he has gotten approval from ownership to relax the team's facial hair policy — to a limited extent — but there is a caveat. "It's kind of 'Can they keep it presentable?'" Showalter said. "They're going to police themselves. " Showalter and president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail approached owner Peter Angelos after the club brought in two veterans — Derrek Lee and Vladimir Guerrero — who have long worn goatees.
January 1, 2010
The facial cancers that are devastating populations of Tasmanian devils in Australia are a nerve tumor that escaped its original host and became a parasite of the cultural icon, passing from one devil to the next by bites when the animals are fighting or mating, researchers reported Thursday. A genetic analysis of tumors from Tasmanian devils widely separated geographically shows that all the tumors are virtually identical - and distinct from the animals' own genomes, researchers from the United States and Australia reported in the journal Science.
December 13, 2009
'Holiday Spa Day' at Hershey What's the deal?: Are the holidays giving you hives? Soothe yourself with the Holiday Spa Day Package, a 4 1/2 -hour treatment that includes an incense-infused massage, a Peppermint Pattie Salt Scrub and Chocolate Fondue Wrap, a Peppermint Anti-Aging Facial and lunch. The $420 package is good through Jan. 15. If you're short on time or money, the Holiday Season Sampler costs less and lasts just 80 minutes. It includes a full body exfoliation, a hydrating Spice Wrap and a Holiday Spice Massage.
August 17, 2008
The Pearl Spa Ritz-Carlton Residences 821 Key Highway, Inner Harbor 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday 443-692-1911; thepearlspa.com Really, dahling, you're looking awfully stressed. A treatment at the new Pearl Spa will fix you right up. It's so lovely there, all that aqua and soft music, and those water features ever ywhere. The Hawaiian Rapture massage sounds nice (with hot lava stones, natch) or a Pearlfusion facial.
December 11, 2007
A local medispa has unveiled a new facial treatment for Baltimore's skin care junkies that is as good as gold. To be more accurate, it is gold. Diana Gavrila, owner of Diana's European Skin Care in Timonium, has recently begun offering clients a 24-karat gold facial. The facial, new to the United States, was introduced in the past year by UMO, a Japanese skin-care company. Gavrila's is the only spa in Maryland that provides the treatment, although it is offered at upscale salons in other states.