April 14, 2002
Terri Kee sang to a full house. The 32-year-old Baltimore resident, a Virginia native, captured first place in the 13th annual Mayor's Billie Holiday Vocal Competition yesterday before a standing-room-only crowd of more than 400 people. Another 50 or so watched on a TV screen in a waiting room near the packed Center Stage performance hall. Throughout the afternoon, hundreds more stopped by to watch parts of the four-hour contest that honors Holiday, the legendary blues and jazz singer born in Baltimore.
February 28, 1999
"World Elsewhere," by Peter Brooks. Simon & Schuster. 224 pages. $23.By the third time or so that Prince Charles of Nassau-Seigen, the protagonist of Peter Brooks' novel, "World Elsewhere," makes his way through the lush Tahitian vegetation to the spring where, dropping his pareu loincloth, he makes bowdlerized and euphemistic yet wholly passionate and Arcadian love with Ite, his beautiful, unashamed and golden-bodied island girlfriend, one starts to feel that familiar throat-clutching panic of being trapped with someone who will not stop talking about their recent Club Med fling.
July 30, 1997
The Sykesville Board of Zoning Appeals will allow the owner of a Mellor Avenue townhouse to raise honeybees in his back yard.Joe Padalino, whose hobby is beekeeping, will be limited to two hives, and he cannot turn the operation into a commercial venture.The board approved the application contingent on a 200-foot setback from neighbors' property lines and construction of a 4-foot-high fence.FireSykesville: Firefighters responded at 3: 33 p.m. Monday to a brush fire on Gardenia Street. Units were out 35 minutes.
March 27, 1997
For Jacques L. Kahn, a poor boy growing up in the Baltimore of the Great Depression, the joy of receiving a scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory of Music was something that lasted a lifetime.Out of gratitude, Mr. Kahn later endowed and awarded a scholarship to the venerable Mount Vernon Place institution. He once said that being given a scholarship "was the first nice thing that ever happened to me, and my giving an annual scholarship now is a chance for me to duplicate for some other kid what that meant to me."
January 28, 1997
FireSykesville: Firefighters from Gamber and Liberty Road in Baltimore County assisted Sykesville at 6: 14 p.m. Sunday, responding to a chimney fire in the 1900 block of Gardenia Street.Pub Date: 1/28/97
November 14, 1995
FireSykesville: Sykesville investigated a report of smoke in the 1900 block of Gardenia St. at 1:05 p.m. Saturday. Units were out for 30 minutes.Sykesville: Sykesville and West Friendship responded to an alarm in the 7300 block of Springfield Avenue at 5:37 a.m. Sunday. Units were out for 17 minutes.Eldersburg: Sykesville and Gamber responded to a fire alarm in the 1000 block of Johnsville Road at 2 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 18 minutes.