November 3, 2011
Young or old, rabid or casual, Baltimore Orioles fans are a little poorer today with the announcement of the death of longtime Sun staffer James Bready ("James Hall Bready," Nov. 1). A true Renaissance man, Mr. Bready brought his remarkable talents to bear in the compilation of two indelible histories of the local nine, "The Home Team" and "Baseball in Baltimore. " Just as Brooks Robinson's artistry in the field and at bat inspired the remark that he must have been sent down from a higher league, Jim Bready's mix of wit, passion, drama and love for the game, as reflected in his singular prose, likewise proved he had no equal.
February 22, 2010
I too have had less than stellar success with the "new, improved" recycling ("Single-stream recycling isn't for us," Readers respond, Feb. 22). Home Depot told me I'd have to buy a $68 recycling container. My recycling was not collected several times when I put it out. Why can't we just put both paper and cans in blue bags out together? Why must they be in a special container? I too have pretty much decided to just not recycle if I have to gift wrap it. Leslie Johnston, Baltimore County Send letters to the editor to talkback@baltimoresun.
May 2, 2012
The ARC Northern Chesapeake Region accepted a check for $8,000 from The Aberdeen Rotary Club, proceeds from the rotary's annual bull, shrimp and oyster roast.
March 14, 2011
This deal expires tonight but can save you a lot of money if you were looking at Lowes for appliances, flooring, etc. Just visit Lowes.com and buy any gift card $500 or more. On March 18th they will automatically add an extra 10% to that card's value. So the card you paid $500 for will now be worth $550 in Lowes merchandise. It also works just like cash so is stackable with any other deal you can find at Lowes.
December 11, 2012
Dempsey's Brewpub and Restaurant , the year-round eatery down at Camden Yards, is holding a "Gift for Kids" drive this week. Starting Wednesday and continuing through Sunday, diners who bring in a gift for a child between the ages of 6 to 13 will receive a coupon for a free appetizer. All collected gifts will be distributed to the St. Vincent's Villa, the Baltimore Ravens' Courage House . Dempsey's is located in the Camden Yards warehouse, so you can drop off your donation on your way to the Ravens game.
December 22, 2012
Most people who haven't finished their shopping are starting to worry about what gifts to give a friend, relative or spouse. Quick, what did you give or receive last year? How about two years ago? Most of us can't remember, unless it was a big-ticket item. What if you could give a gift that mattered -- one that literally kept on giving and improved the life of another person? Would you buy that gift? Two years ago, I bought two gifts for people I have never met. One was a goat and the other a sewing class.