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Shelley Silwick, Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 2, 2013
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and other local officials gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the new Gough Park in Perry Hall, marking start of construction of the park named for community founder Harry Dorsey Gough. Officials said the 17-acre park, at the corner of Honeygo Boulevard and East Joppa Road, is designed to help address a shortage of playing fields in the Perry Hall community. "The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit," said Kamenetz, quoting from Moliere, a 17th century French playwright.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Anthony Landi, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
Robbi Behr, 37, and Matthew Swanson, 38, specialize in what they call "odd, commercially nonviable picture books for adults. " The married couple quit their office jobs seven years ago to operate Idiots'books, a small, indie publishing house based out of their barn on the Eastern Shore. There, they write and illustrate their series of satirical, subscription-based novels, which they proudly displayed Friday at the Baltimore Book Festival in Mount Vernon. "Festivals like these are the best way to meet new readers," Swanson said.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
The Natural Products Expo, one of Baltimore's biggest trade shows, has been good for business for Eldersburg-based Salazon Chocolate Co. Three-year-old Salazon, which makes organic salted chocolate bars, convinced Wegmans supermarkets to sell its products during the 2011 show. Salazon, which uses no artificial ingredients or preservatives and grows its beans in the Dominican Republic without pesticides or fertilizers, is among a handful of local businesses that plan to be back on the trade show floor this week when the four-day expo returns to Baltimore.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2013
Raven Thompson picked through the unfamiliar acorn-shaped yellow and purple vegetables with a slightly confused look on her face. "What are these?" she inquired with a slight laugh. "They're peppers. Bell peppers. They are just in a different color," said Connor Horne, agricultural project coordinator of Real Food Farm, an 8-acre swath of land in Baltimore's Clifton Park that contains seven high tunnels containing crops, three open fields and a couple of beehives. "And this?"
NEWS
September 20, 2013
Howard County last week hosted the first of three workshops designed to gather public input into capital projects and improvements for downtown Ellicott City, and another is set for next week. The first workshop was held Sept. 12 at St. Paul's Church. Additional sessions will be Sept. 26 and Oct. 10 at the Roger Carter Community Center, 3000 Milltowne Drive in Ellicott City; both will begin at 7 p.m. This year, the county included $3 million in the county's capital budget for sidewalks, curbs and other projects to beautify and improve the Tiber River basin and its amenities.  A portion of the money is also planned for water quality and drainage projects.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Anthony Landi, The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2013
Judging from her anecdotes of life on the road with the likes of Prince and Jeff Beck, bassist Rhonda Smith has earned the confidence with which she took the stage Friday before a group of fellow musicians and music fans. "I had probably 200 songs I had to learn in a lot less time than I wanted to, off a boom box in a hotel," she recalled of touring with Prince, before launching into a rendition of "Mountains. " Smith was among the artists chosen to perform and talk at Experience PRS, an annual gathering staged at the Paul Reed Smith Guitars factory in Stevensville.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
When Annapolis High School senior Aidee Serrano was struggling to learn both English and Spanish while in elementary and middle school, her mother Elsa always lent a hand with homework — even though she spoke little English herself. Now, Aidee is a National Honor Society student at Annapolis High and helping her mother — and others — learn English in a free adult education program called Community Plaza, which serves as an outreach drop-in center used primarily by Annapolis' Latino community.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2013
In more than 20 years of coaching, Ken Niumatalolo has watched many players develop and grow. And even though he is in the midst of his second season with Keenan Reynolds, the Navy coach is quite impressed by the sophomore quarterback. Niumatalolo shared a story about Reynolds after he threw for a career-high 233 yards and two touchdowns in the team's 51-7 demolition of Delaware Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium . “We eat by class - seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen - and we start off with the starters,” Niumatalolo said.
NEWS
August 27, 2013
The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was the largest political rally ever held in the nation's capital up to that time. More than 200,000 people from across the country - black and white, young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican - assembled peacefully on the National Mall to demand that a century after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, America finally live up to its promise of equal opportunity and justice for all...
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2013
For almost three decades, Mary Margaret Kemp and Ted Kemp have come to the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, returning home to Virginia with a little haul of treasures. "She's a major league antiques collector," said Ted Kemp, 68, of his wife. Throughout the weekend, the Baltimore Convention Center floor was crammed with almost 600 vendors offering Andy Warhol paintings, Tiffany dinner sets, hood ornaments from classic cars, and all manner of other prints, jewelry and furniture.
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