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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
A Virginia-based real estate company may locate a new fitness center on an unused portion of Baltimore's 10.9-acre Alameda Marketplace, which it acquired last week. Atlantic Realty Companies, which bought the shopping center for $11.3 million, plans to seek ideas from community groups in the next two months as it develops a plan for a roughly 3-acre open space, said President David Ross. "We're looking for the right uses for the center," he said, adding that fitness centers have been interested in the location.
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NEWS
April 2, 2014
Tucked in a corner of The Sun's excellent "Orioles Preview" section was a piece from The Sun's owner, The Chicago Tribune, predicting a last-place finish for the O's. This is in stark contrast to the Yankee-loving New York Times which wrote "Don't be surprised if the Orioles turn out to be the best team in the league. " They went on to laud the Birds' offense, pitching, defense and coaching. I will go with the world's newspaper of record. Tom Wilcox, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Teddi Glaros Nicolaus | April 1, 2014
Owner, Fitness Together, Ellicott City fitnesstogether.com/ellicottcity What sparked your interest in your career field? My interest in personal training was sparked by my experiences with personal training. At the time that I decided to give personal training a try, I was unhappy with my physical endurance, lack of strength and my overall health. I met my trainer at Fitness Together. Felicia spent two years getting me to my optimal fitness level. I gained muscle, strength, endurance, balance.
ENTERTAINMENT
The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
It's one of the most important wedding decisions - where to, you know, have the wedding. Apart from finding a spot that fits your unique tastes and themes, there's the matter of timing. Some wedding consultants suggest booking one year or more in advance. Yeah, these places fill up fast. And while we can't guarantee you'll get your first choice in time, we do want to help you out. We spoke with Julie Savage Parekh, the creative director of Strawberry Milk Events in Baltimore, and her team, who offered four recommended venues in town to hit your price point.
FEATURES
By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
A French country chateau on a private island sounds like something from an episode of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," but it can be found as close by as the Gibson Island community in Anne Arundel County. Built of fieldstone in 1926 and sitting on almost 1.5 acres of land, the house at 803 Rackham Road is an impressive structure featuring a two-story turret and a three-story tower with panoramic views of the Magothy River and Chesapeake Bay. "This house is an absolute treasure," said Ellie Shorb, listing agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS - Standing behind the blocking drills during last month's Senior Bowl, Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith watched Notre Dame offensive tackle Zack Martin closely as he manhandled pass rushers. Whether it was because Martin was the only lineman to consistently handle Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald or because he stonewalled Stanford defensive end Trent Murphy and Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, Martin forged a lasting impression. "I think Zack Martin did an outstanding job," Smith said Thursday at the NFL scouting combine.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2014
Lawyers for John R. Leopold, the disgraced former Anne Arundel county executive, acknowledge his behavior was inappropriate. But they insist that's not a crime. His attorneys are scheduled to appear at the Court of Special Appeals on Wednesday to argue that the conviction of the veteran Republican politician last January for criminal misconduct in office was based on a flawed reading of an unclear law and should be overturned. "Leopold is unaware of any Maryland law which has imposed criminal liability for boorish, loutish behavior akin to the conduct in the … case," lead attorney Bruce Marcus wrote in a court filing.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
A former Baltimore Sun editor has been named president of the Poynter Institute, a journalism school and media strategy center with students around the world. Timothy A. Franklin, 53, who served as editor and senior vice president of the Sun between 2004 and 2008, is currently the managing editor of Bloomberg News in Washington, where he helped direct news coverage by the Washington bureau's 200 journalists. Between his time at the Sun and Bloomberg, Franklin also helped create the Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University.
NEWS
By Oxiris Barbot | January 22, 2014
It is certainly not news that obesity is a growing health problem in this country and in the city of Baltimore. What is alarming, however, is that obesity has a disproportionately higher rate and impact on low-income, non-white populations in America. The city of Baltimore is no exception with a 36 percent obesity rate, including a 45.3 percent rate among African-Americans. Our goal in Baltimore is to decrease the number of adults who are obese by 15 percent by 2015. We have the opportunity to provide our communities with the tools and support they need to improve their health and slow this trend for the next generation.
NEWS
By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
Theater fans have another cause for celebrating the new year with Janet Luby's return to the stage in Theresa Rebeck's one-woman show, "Bad Dates" at the resurrected Bay Theatre. Weekends through Jan. 26, longtime Annapolis favorite Luby can be found in Brooklyn Park, at Chesapeake Arts Center's Studio 194 Theatre After a fruitless search for a suitable Annapolis location, Bay Theatre chose Chesapeake's studio venue for a November Wine and Words reading that attracted an audience exceeding capacity.
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