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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,Contributing Writer | September 12, 1993
ESTES PARK, Colo. -- The brothers, all in their 30s and 40s, nabbed the oldest one just outside his lodge room, smearing shaving cream all over him, themselves and anyone else who got in the way, just as they had as boys.That's one family tradition that surely will endure, I thought, as a glob of shaving cream hit me smack on the neck.The six siblings in my husband's family, their parents, spouses and children -- 23 of us in all -- were gathered at the YMCA of the Rockies' Estes Park Center, just outside Rocky MountainNational Park, for a weeklong family reunion to nurture the family connections . . . dumb traditions and all.Like most American families, we're spread across the country.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
With a six-year difference in age between the oldest and youngest of Larry and Melissa Whiteside's three children, the athletic competition among the siblings was intense growing up in Columbus, Ohio. That was showcased the family's living room, where each of the children a place for their trophies and other mementos marking their achievements. "As soon as Geoffrey was old enough to get trophies, he started counting, 'OK, I've got a few more, so I'm better than you,'" Brittney Whiteside, now 29 and the oldest of the three siblings, recalled earlier this week.
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By Julie Scharper | julie.scharper@baltsun.com | January 14, 2010
It was the first day of the Maryland General Assembly session, but as Baltimore City Council president and soon-to-be-mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake wove through the aisles Wednesday, it seemed more like a family reunion. The legislators hugged, kissed and all but pinched the cheeks of Rawlings-Blake, daughter of the late Del. Howard P. Rawlings, a State House legend. Some reminisced about her childhood, when she tailed her father through the hallways. Many assured Rawlings-Blake that her father was beaming down from heaven.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Maryland's Final Four trip took on the feel of a family reunion Saturday as former Terps stars Kristi Toliver and Laura Harper arrived at Bridgestone Arena and greeted coach Brenda Frese. Another former Maryland star, Marissa Coleman, also was expected for Sunday's game. “Once I saw Maryland was going to be in Nashville, I was like, 'Got to book it,' “ Toliver said. “Coach B asked me if I wanted to speak to [the team] and I said, 'Of course.' “ Harper, a Loyola Maryland assistant coach, sat courtside and chatted with with Toliver and Frese as Maryland held an open practice at the arena.
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By Rosemary Knower | June 26, 1991
I'm lucky enough to belong to a big family. That means, sur as July brings fireworks, flags and loud bugs, it brings a family reunion.When I was small, and the young generation of parents had just come back from the war, I sat at the children's table with 17 first, second, and collateral cousins aged 3 to 8 (we were allowed at the children's table as soon as we could feed ourselves and talk). Then came the middle table -- kids about 8 to 12. The teen-age table was occupied taking care of children's table one. The men ate first, along with the children.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 5, 1998
EAGAR, Ariz. -- Down a dusty, rocky trail and through a knot of pine trees, past a naked guy chewing leaves, a fully clothed Christian choir and a retired Jewish pie thrower, is the meadow where the Rainbow Family is holding its 27th annual gathering to party and pray for peace.As many as 14,000 members of this family of old hippies and young converts, of blacks and whites, of American Indians and recent immigrants, of babies and grandparents have come from across the country to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, just west of this two-stoplight town near the New Mexico border, for an annual gathering that lasts for about three weeks.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2010
A half-hour into her first summer at camp, 7-year-old Destiny Cooper had lost her luggage but found her big sister. The little girls were beginning a week at Camp Connect, which reunites siblings who live in separate foster homes. While counselors searched for the suitcase, Desiree Cooper, at 9 a more seasoned camper, eased her sister's jitters and showed her their bunks. "This is your bed," she said. "I will make it for you." Desiree and Destiny are among the 60 children participating this week in the camp run by the Baltimore County Department of Social Services.
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,SUN STAFF | August 26, 1997
Next to a huge, round bowl of pasta salad, steaming ears of corn are cooling on a long, wooden picnic table. There are platters of hamburgers and hot dogs and chicken and greens and a great big sheet cake, too. Sodas and fruit drinks in huge Thermoses stand ready to quench parched throats.If they had come just for the food, the hundred or so folks who have trekked to Druid Hill Park this cool August afternoon would say the trip was worth it. But it's not the tempting spread that has drawn members of the Brittingham, Sneed and Moye clans here.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | July 5, 1996
For the Brown family of East Baltimore, the Fourth of July reunion -- a giant cookout in Druid Hill Park -- was a jubilant affair."I been dancing, helping, enjoying myself, meeting other parts of my family I never met before," said Hershey Lawrence, 18, one of about 400 people who attended the reunion that was fragrant with the smell of grilling meats and rich with signs of family attachments.After beginning preparations in January, the family raised $2,000, corralled the 400 attendees from around the country and rented an 18-foot truck to transport boxes of watermelon, games of Twister and tons and tons of food.
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By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas | August 5, 1991
There's no place like home, there's no place like home! This famous phrase has a permanent place in my heart. It's so dear to me that I have even considered having it tattooed across my forehead. Then everyone will understand just how happy I am to be home after riding 18-plus hours (one way) in a caravan with three kids, one husband and a puppy.I have gone far and beyond the call of duty as a parent, wifeand pet-sitter.I had no idea what I was in for when I agreed to attend my husband's family reunion in Montgomery, Ala. We traveled through six states, including Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and most of Alabama.
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By Gene Wang and The Washington Post | February 3, 2013
Maryland junior Alyssa Thomas could not have been more pleased when her younger brother, Devin, scored a career-high 25 points last week for Wake Forest in an upset of then-No. 18 North Carolina State. What's more, Devin went on to be named ACC Rookie of the Week, an award Alyssa won a program record seven times on the way to winning conference Rookie of the Year in 2010-11. Alyssa even sent a text message to Devin congratulating the 6-foot-9 forward on his performance against the Wolfpack, which also featured team highs of 14 rebounds, four assists, four blocks and three steals.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
When backup center Gino Gradkowski walks into M&T Bank Stadium for his first regular-season game as a member of the Ravens, he will have about 20 family members in the stadium. His big brother will be there, too, but he will be standing across the field on the Cincinnati Bengals' sideline. Bruce Gradkowski is the lone backup quarterback for the Bengals and a six-year NFL veteran. “We talk all the time,” said Gino Gradkowski, a fourth-round pick in April's draft. “He's a big shoulder for me to lean on. It helps me out a lot to have him. He's always helping me out and telling me what to expect and how to handle myself on and off the field.
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June 20, 2012
It's that time again to mark your calendars for the 2012 Cecil County Fair to be held July 20 to 28 in Fair Hill. Activities at the Elks Club in Havre de Grace include bingo June 27 (there is no breakfast June 24). Breakfast will be served June 24 at the Perryville Fire Company, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. A variety quarter auction will be held June 29 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 201 Mount Royal Ave. in Aberdeen. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games starting at 7. Food and drinks will be available.
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May 30, 2012
Memorial Day services were conducted by the VFW Post 8185 at two locations Sunday, May 27. The first wreath-laying ceremony took place at Harmony Chapel cemetery on Dr. Jack Road, Conowingo and included honor guards from Snow's Battery and the Rising Sun American Legion. Then, post commander D. Harvey Cunningham and his officers, VFW members and men's and ladies' auxiliary officers moved on to Memorial Plaza at the north end of Marina Park in Port. Following the wreath-laying ceremony there and 21-gun salute by the American Legion Post 194's honor guard, everyone gathered at the VFW Post 8185 at noon for a luncheon prepared by Pat Job. Ladies Auxiliary officers Janet Mortus, Ruth Turner and Stephanie Gibson assisted Pat with the luncheon and ladies auxiliary chaplain Linda Cotton said a prayer for the assembly, which included the honor guards, members and several guests.
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By Andrew Conrad, Howard County Times | April 28, 2012
As a three-sport standout at Wilde Lake High School from 2004 to 2007, Zach Brown stood head and shoulders above the competition. As a senior he rushed for more than 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns, was a state champion sprinter in outdoor track and was an undefeated state champion wrestler. So it should come as no surprise that Brown is now a Titan. On Friday night at The Greene Turtle in Columbia, Brown watched with family, friends, former coaches and teammates as his name was called by the Tennessee Titans in the second round, the 52nd pick overall, of the 2012 NFL Draft.
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By Scott Dance | April 4, 2012
Planning an outdoor wedding, or a family reunion picnic? AccuWeather is unveiling a new 25-day forecast to help you out. The feature was expected to launch today, once technology to get it on the Web is in place. Sure, it won't give hourly forecasts that far out, but it is intended to help people plan . Much like the National Climatic Data Center's long-range forecasts predicting the odds for warm, cold, wet or dry spells, the forecast will follow broader weather patterns.
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By WESLEY MORRIS and WESLEY MORRIS,THE BOSTON GLOBE | February 27, 2006
It's probably useful to think of Madea's Family Reunion as a department store. There's something for almost anybody. Shopping for a paperback melodrama? It's on the first floor. Looking for a gospel sermon? Try the third. Bawdy physical comedy? The cellar, obviously. Some parts of Tyler Perry's new movie are better than others - and all of it is better than Diary of a Mad Black Woman, his last one. Perry wrote, directed, produced, and scored Family Reunion and plays three characters in the film.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,special to the baltimore sun | July 19, 2009
Inside the Gilman School's Lumen Center, adults chatted while young children chased each other around the tables. It sounded like a family reunion. Whoops of recognition occasionally bounced off the walls as folks greeted one another. It felt like a family reunion. In many ways "The 25-Year Reunion of The Steve Krulevitz Tennis Program" was a family reunion. It had been put together by director Steve Krulevitz's 21-year-old daughter, Stephanie Krulevitz - with her mom, Ann Krulevitz acting as able assistant - to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Dr. Michael Feinglass Cancer Foundation.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2012
Jodi R. Mister, an entrepreneur who established a home cleaning business, died Sunday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of brain trauma after a fall in her Baldwin home. She was 44. Jodi Robyn Holthaus was born in Baltimore and raised in Glen Arm. She was a 1985 graduate of Dulaney High School and attended the University of Maryland, College Park. In 1993, she married David F. Mister, who is a partner in Mister, Winter & Bartlett, a Timonium law firm. About a decade ago, Mrs. Mister opened a home cleaning business.
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By Peter Hermann and Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2011
They first met in college - where he played halfback for the football team and she was homecoming queen. Donald and Jennye worked together on civil rights issues and remained friends after he graduated from what was then Morgan State College in 1956. After his first wife died of cancer in 1987, he was principal at Greenspring Junior High School and she was the assistant principal. They married, and Donald E.L. Patterson Sr. and Jennye Patterson lived in his house in Northwest Baltimore.
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