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October 2, 1994
The 37th annual Springs (Pa.) Folk Festival will be held Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on grounds adjacent to the Springs Historical Museum near Grantsville in Western Maryland. The museum houses a large collection of artifacts used by early Springs settlers. Among the pioneer skills demonstrated will be maple sugaring, apple butter boiling, log hewing, spinning, weaving and tinsmithing. Craftspeople will offer contemporary handicrafts, and there will be musical entertainment and Pennsylvania Dutch food.
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By Aviva Woolf, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
Ocean City Wine in the Park Saturday morning drinking in your bathrobe at home might be frowned on, but drinking at 11 a.m. at the Wine in the Park Festival is perfectly OK. Try new wines and microbrew beers while enjoying live music by Bird Dog and the Road Kings and other local musicians. Vendors will display items that include cigars and sunglasses. Hire a baby sitter or bring the kids along - those under 12 get in free. A designated driver program is also available.
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By Aviva Woolf, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
Ocean City Wine in the Park Saturday morning drinking in your bathrobe at home might be frowned on, but drinking at 11 a.m. at the Wine in the Park Festival is perfectly OK. Try new wines and microbrew beers while enjoying live music by Bird Dog and the Road Kings and other local musicians. Vendors will display items that include cigars and sunglasses. Hire a baby sitter or bring the kids along - those under 12 get in free. A designated driver program is also available.
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By Anthony Sclafani | June 30, 2011
There are outdoor summer festivals and then there's the Kutztown Folk Festival. The annual event, held each year in the Pennsylvania town that bears its name, is larger than life in every which way. It attracts around 150,000 visitors each year. It's been going on for 62 years. It lasts nine days and spans two weekends. It boasts the largest quilt sale in the nation. In all, it covers a total of 29 acres including the parking lot. The event has also been named as a top summer entertainment pick by USA Today and called a "must see" festival by the Washington Post.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood | June 23, 1991
For 42 years the Kutztown Folk Festival has celebrated the unique culture and heritage of the Pennsylvania Dutch. This year's nine-day event opens Saturday and continues through July 7 at the fairgrounds in Kutztown, Pa.There is so much to see that you probably won't be able to see it all in one visit. Twenty events are scheduled each day. You'll find everything from live farm animals to sheep shearing, puppet shows, a re-enactment of an Amish wedding and a one-room schoolhouse. Programs on the Main Stage will range from polka bands to Pennsylvania Dutch humor to a country auction.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | April 8, 1994
The Baltimore Folk Society will bring the music, dancing, arts and crafts of area residents -- including a Westminster man -- to the stage tonight and tomorrow at the Bryn Mawr School, 109 W. Melrose Ave., in the eighth annual Baltimore Folk Festival.Roger Himler, 47, a Carroll County native, will sing at the festival at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. The vocalist-guitar player frequently sings at coffeehouses in the Carroll and Baltimore areas."It's a real nice event," said Mr. Himler, who has attended the festival in the past as a spectator.
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By Vera Eidelman | August 26, 2004
All-American weekend Apple is the main ingredient in recipes and crafts Saturday and Sunday at Historic Cold Spring Village's annual "American as Apple Pie" weekend. Teach kids to bake, play 19th-century games, learn to shear sheep, listen to tunes from singer/musician Mary Roth throughout the weekend. The village's free concert series at 6:30 p.m. Saturday presents the Sugar Sand Ramblers. Historic Cold Spring Village is at 720 Route 9 in Cape May, N.J. It is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays.
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By Karin Remesch | August 9, 2001
Pen SuperShow in McLean, Va. More than 200 exhibitors from 17 countries will show, sell, buy, trade, repair and talk about a multitude of pens dating from the 1880s to the present this weekend at the Washington Pen SuperShow in McLean, Va. You'll find new, upscale and moderately priced pens created by the world's top pen makers in addition to collectible limited editions. Also, check out writing paper, pen accessories, memorabilia, old advertising curiosities, display cases, pen cases, books, magazines and gifts.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | May 23, 1992
THEATERA 'Lesson' to Be LearnedThe Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama "The Piano Lesson," currently at the Mechanic Theatre, is the 1930s installment of August Wilson's decade-by-decade chronicle of black life in 20th century America. A moving and important work by one of the country's pre-eminent playwrights, the play uses an heirloom piano as a central symbol to explore the question of the proper use of a legacy. The ensemble cast in this touring production is as tightly knit as its Broadway predecessor.
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By Marissa Lowman | August 7, 2003
Can you believe Gallagher is still smashing watermelons after all these years? Seems as though the schtick would get old after this many, well, decades. The fruit destroyer brings his show to Ocean City tomorrow. So wear a raincoat, and do your best to avoid the flying fruit. Gallagher performs at the Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, at 8 p.m. tomorrow. $25.50-$30. Tickets at convention center box office or at 410-481-SEAT. Folk festival Flax is the theme of this year's Goschenhoppen Historians' Folk Festival in East Greenville, Pa., tomorrow and Saturday.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | June 11, 2011
Baltimore transportation officials warned residents of road closures along West 36th Street in Hampden on Saturday and Sunday, as the neighborhood hosts the annual Honfest celebration. The Baltimore neighborhood's main drag, also known as The Avenue, will be closed to traffic between Falls Road and Chestnut Avenue all day Saturday through 10 p.m. Sunday, according to the Baltimore City Department of Transportation. Intersections along that stretch of 36th Street will be closed as well, and traffic will not be allowed to cross.
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By Peter Krause, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2010
Old will be new again this weekend at the annual Richmond Folk Festival. Now in its third year, the festival casts a contemporary light on traditional folk culture through live music, dance, arts and food. Artists, dancers and more than 30 musicians will be on hand to showcase a heritage that brings communities together through common regions, religions and artistic expression. More than 160,000 attended last year's event. "We don't focus so much on getting a few big names as much as getting together the best folk artists in the region, if not the world," said Joshua Kohn, programming manager for the National Council for the Traditional Arts, which organizes the festival.
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By Patrick Maynard, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2010
Where Old Pool Farm near Schwenksville, Pa., 35 miles northwest of Philadelphia When Aug. 20-22. Camping festival attendees also have access to a Thursday concert. What Now in its 49th year, the Philadelphia Folk Festival is an annual blend of music, crafts and food. Music is the main focus, with more than three dozen acts to be hosted by folk personality Gene Shay. Featured performers include Richard Thompson, Taj Mahal, Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2010
A 22-year-old woman was injured early Saturday after a vehicle fleeing police drove onto the sidewalk after the second night of the Greek folk festival, police said. Police were called to the 4800 block of Eastern Ave. about 2 a.m. after a woman said a man who made a lewd comment at her pulled out a handgun and pointed it at her and her boyfriend, according to an incident report. As witnesses notified security for the Greek Folk Festival, the man and three others fled in a 1999 BMW. With the 500 block of S. Ponca St. closed to traffic because of the festival, the car veered onto the sidewalk and up a ramp in front of St. Nicholas Church.
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By [MATTHEW VENSEL] | August 12, 2007
The 46th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival combines music, dance and crafts for a unique folk celebration Friday through Aug. 19 in Schwenksville, Pa. More than 50 performers are scheduled for the three-day event, including musicians, dancers, jugglers, storytellers and children's acts. For the full festival experience, camping is also available. The festival is at 1323 Salford Station Road, Schwenksville, Pa. Festival hours are 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Ticket prices vary.
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By Vera Eidelman | August 26, 2004
All-American weekend Apple is the main ingredient in recipes and crafts Saturday and Sunday at Historic Cold Spring Village's annual "American as Apple Pie" weekend. Teach kids to bake, play 19th-century games, learn to shear sheep, listen to tunes from singer/musician Mary Roth throughout the weekend. The village's free concert series at 6:30 p.m. Saturday presents the Sugar Sand Ramblers. Historic Cold Spring Village is at 720 Route 9 in Cape May, N.J. It is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays.
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By Marissa Lowman | August 7, 2003
Can you believe Gallagher is still smashing watermelons after all these years? Seems as though the schtick would get old after this many, well, decades. The fruit destroyer brings his show to Ocean City tomorrow. So wear a raincoat, and do your best to avoid the flying fruit. Gallagher performs at the Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, at 8 p.m. tomorrow. $25.50-$30. Tickets at convention center box office or at 410-481-SEAT. Folk festival Flax is the theme of this year's Goschenhoppen Historians' Folk Festival in East Greenville, Pa., tomorrow and Saturday.
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By Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Kimberly A.C. Wilson,SUN STAFF | April 18, 2003
Behind the new but deteriorating cultural center, a homeless man's snores drift from a lavender bedroll. He sleeps in the building's sheltered handicap ramp, nestled among dozens of paper sacks twisted around the necks of malt liquor bottles, cushioned by a layer of cigarette butts and the jacket from a man's tan leisure suit. With a vote last night, members of the largest church in Southeast Baltimore's Greektown neighborhood approved a legal settlement that would effectively evict such squatters and reclaim the shell of a $1.3 million project that has lain vacant for two years awaiting finishing touches.
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