May 4, 1997
An attorney hired by the Annapolis law office has declared that Alderman Carl O. Snowden -- a front-runner in the race for mayor this year -- remains a legal resident of Ward 5, the district he was elected to represent in 1993.David M. Funk, a Baltimore attorney, wrote in a nonbinding opinion: "If Alderman Snowden's residency qualifications were challenged, based on the relevant facts known to us and recited in this opinion, we believe that he would likely prevail."Snowden requested the legal opinion after The Sun reported that it is unclear whether he lives in a rowhouse in Ward 5 or in a $96,000 home he owns in Ward 4."
November 16, 2003
The brightest idea in gardening right now doesn't come in a seed packet, but out of a can of paint. People are splashing a coat of Chinese red on the garden gate, painting the tool shed mustard yellow and tinting their terra-cotta pots a dusky blue. Bright paint on walls, fences, arbors, benches and flowerpots wakes up the garden and gives gardeners a new way to work with colors. Roses and daisies blooming in front of a wall painted to complement them absolutely glow. Painted surfaces also have a way of making a garden more cozy and domestic, just as color establishes a pleasant mood indoors.
May 20, 1991
Ed Smith Real Estate School in Ocean City was licensed recently by the state Appraisal Commission to offer appraisal licensing classes.Human Equations Inc., a Baltimore-based company that helps other companies increase productivity and profitability, recently formed a division called Masters 100 that targets supervisors and managers to teach them how to handle work force problems.Tate Engineering Services Corp. formed a group called Tate Integrated Systems. The facilities are located at 11431 Cronhill Drive, Suite J, in Owings Mills.
October 1, 1995
Apple Annie's has a little bit of everything, from Victorian to Southwestern, country to contemporary. "And 95 percent of it is made by local hand crafters," says owner Mary Anne Dunn. The new Cockeysville craft and gift store also sells some antiques.Here are baskets, handmade oak and pine furniture, gifts and decorative accessories reasonably priced between $5 and $500.If the name sounds familiar, Apple Annie's was at Towson Town Center for a year, but it's more at home among the craft and antiques shops in Cockeysville than in a mall.
March 29, 1999
Metzler's Garden Center announces promotionsJohn Metzler, president and chief executive officer of Metzler's Garden Center & Florist, has announced several promotions in the Columbia-based company.Katrina Metzler-Bellofatto has been named second vice president of operations for the two-store business. She will oversee the floral and gift departments, as well as general operations.Hans Metzler has been named chief financial officer. He will continue to supervise the stores' ornamental trees and shrubs, evergreens and deciduous trees.
February 7, 1999
Sometimes the most popular items in the home originate in the past and get reinvented for the present. The ironworks found everywhere today are a perfect example: An old art form is being updated in contemporary ways.Several years ago, I saved from a turn-of-the-century New York building an enormous but delicate window grill that my father used as a garden gate. Today, however, finding an iron garden gate -- or a table, wall, mirror, bed, wine rack, pair of candlesticks, clock, chandelier or other such pieces -- is as easy as going to a home store, browsing through a catalog or choosing among the recent profusion of iron artists and companies.