February 29, 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.-- --The father and son enjoyed the most American of moments yesterday, sitting shoulder-to-shoulder at a ballgame, wearing matching Orioles warm-up jackets and basking in the South Florida sun. The son pointed around the diamond, identifying the players in their pristine uniforms before the first pitch of the Grapefruit League season. When the son got to new Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, he explained to his dad that the 22-year-old had a lot of talent, a lot of upside.
January 6, 2008
The Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, will sponsor a Family Fitness Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Those who attend will learn about the center's fitness and wellness classes and facilities, including "Step Up to Health" activities for mind, body and spirit. The event for all ages is free. The center is offering a "New Year's Resolution" fitness promotion through Jan. 25: admission passes for 25, 50 or 100 visits. The passes have no expiration date and there are no additional monthly fees.
December 24, 2007
Charles Preslipsky, who helped run a family-owned day care center in Odenton for 50 years, died of heart failure Dec. 15 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. The Odenton resident was 87. Born in Sarver, Pa., Mr. Preslipsky graduated from Tarentum High School in 1939. After graduation, he worked for two years in the Sun coal mines in western Pennsylvania outside Pittsburgh -- the same mines that his father and older brother had worked. With his brother, he joined the Army in 1943 and served as an X-ray technician during World War II at the hospital at Fort Meade.
October 29, 2007
Karron Alston held back at first, eyeing the dance instructor as she twirled through the air with her colorful scarf. When it came time for her to emulate the moves, Karron took a few steps forward, saw everyone watching, and went right back to the corner. But with a little prompting, the 2-year-old made another try, holding the scarf over her head as she began moving across the floor. Suddenly, she smiled. And for the rest of the session she stayed in the middle of room, dancing. Hundreds of families came to the Baltimore School for the Arts yesterday for the second annual Artreach Family Day, created to engage children in the arts - from letting them bang on drums and play trombones to walking them through the basics of ballet.
April 29, 2007
Perched on a tall chair in her floral-print Hawaiian dress, Vida Reimel looks down and smiles at her friends. Her feet bounce in the air as she begins to belt out "The Star-Spangled Banner." Sure, some of the words get mixed up, and "rockets" sounds like "rompoms," but for a 4-year-old, she pretty much nails it. After the song, she hops down and scurries over to the snack table, hoping to grab one of the few remaining Rice Krispie treats. "My favorite part is when I get to sing my own song," Vida said, smiling.
December 25, 2006
TODAY FAMILY PROGRAM -- The Jewish Museum of Maryland will present "Mambo Mania in Miami," a Christmas Day family-oriented program, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for member families and $10 for nonmember families. The museum is at 15 Lloyd St. 410-732-6400. TOMORROW HOLIDAY TRAIN GARDEN -- The Fire Museum of Maryland's annual Holiday Train Garden will be presented from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Saturday. Admission for adults is $7. The museum is at 1301 York Road, Lutherville.