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By David A. Keeps, Special to Tribune Newspapers | December 1, 2011
In "Mr. Color," his lavish new 232-page coffee table book, Carleton Varney provides plenty of proof to back up his nickname. The book, subtitled "The Greenbrier and Other Decorating Adventures," takes readers on a tour of the greatest hotel projects of Dorothy Draper, the midcentury Manhattan decorator (and Varney mentor) whose style could be called Park Avenue Rococo. Varney, now president of Dorothy Draper and Co., updated the venerable interiors of The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., and the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan, and his book lovingly describes the method to his colorful madness.
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Sports Digest | July 7, 2014
Former Navy star Billy Hurley III , who had a two-shot lead after three rounds in the Greenbrier Classic, shot a 3-over-par 73 in the final round Sunday and fell to a seven-way tie for fourth at 9-under 271. Hurley took the lead in the second round and shot a 3-under 67 in the third round to extend his lead over Argentina's Angel Cabrera . But Hurley bogeyed four of the first six holes in the final round to fall out of contention for his first...
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By Rob Kasper and Rob Kasper,Sun Staff Writer | March 31, 1994
He is not well-known but he has a light touch with American food.That, in a nutshell, is the reaction of the food world to the news that Walter S. Scheib III, executive chef at The Greenbrier, a resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., will be the new White House chef.Yesterday a spokesman for first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton said the White House job had been offered to Mr. Scheib but added the appointment probably would not become official for about a week, after routine security checks are completed.
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May 24, 2012
At the Greenbrier you can decide if you would like to stay in a single room, a four-bedroom estate house or even a seven-bedroom suite. During your stay you can enjoy a myriad of indoor and outdoor activities, including gaming, tennis, shopping, billiards, bowling, golf, fishing, croquet, Whitewater rafting and more. Casino hours: 11 a.m.-4 a.m. on weekends and 11 a.m.-3 a.m. on weekdays. Games to play: At an elegant casino requiring men to wear a sports coat after 7 p.m., some of the table games provided are: Blackjack, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Mini-Baccarat, Baccarat and Craps.
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By Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali and Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali,Special to the Sun | August 21, 2005
What is the name of the thorny nonflowering vine in my backyard climbing the trees? I spray every year but can't get rid of it. Our native greenbrier vine (Smilax rotundifolia) has glossy oval or heart-shaped leaves, sometimes mottled. With blue-black berries eaten by birds, it's a fine plant for wild areas. Its extensive root system and waxy foliage that repels herbicide make it a challenge to eradicate from home landscapes. Dig up seedlings. Apply a high concentration of systemic herbicide directly to freshly cut stems in early fall, when the herbicide will be translocated to roots most readily.
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By From Baltimore Sun new services | March 20, 2009
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Greenbrier luxury resort, the white Georgian-style landmark that has hosted 26 presidents since it opened in 1778, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday and unveiled a plan to sell itself to hotel giant Marriott International Inc. for up to $130 million. A recession-fueled drop in demand for luxury hotel rooms helped drive the Greenbrier to a deal that would end nearly a century of ownership by railroad company CSX Corp. and its predecessors. The resort blossomed from an 18th-century sulfur spring retreat to a society hot spot in the roaring 1920s.
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By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,SUN STAFF | June 29, 1997
A dark green sedan waited outside our cottage in the misty rain, its driver prepared to whisk us away to dinner as soon as we exchanged jeans for dinner clothes. No matter that the dining room was only a five-minute walk from our door.After all, this was the Greenbrier, one of the premier resorts in America.A dental crisis delayed the start of the five-hour drive to White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., forcing my husband and me to reschedule our dinner three times. We arrived 20 minutes after the last seating, kicking ourselves.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Sun Staff | November 18, 2001
The Greenbrier bills itself as "America's Resort," and if that conveys a certain arrogance and where-do-they-get-off hauteur, it's almost understandable. For one thing, the venerable West Virginia resort dates to the late 18th century, when wealthy visitors came to this isolated part of the Allegheny Mountains seeking the healing powers of its mineral springs. For another, while that first humble inn near White Sulphur Springs is now a first-class resort spread over 6,500 lush acres complete with a soaring Georgian-style main building and 670 guest rooms, it still attracts the rich, famous and powerful, who come these days for the golf, trout fishing, whitewater rafting and excellent cuisine.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 7, 1996
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Larry Ickes ends his tour of the once-secret congressional bomb shelter built under the posh Greenbrier resort with a discussion of wallpaper.Standing at the entrance of a hallway, Mr. Ickes gestures at the wall covering, a trellis-like pattern in kelly green and white. He eyes the wall. Suspiciously. He turns to the hotel guests. Knowingly."I think this was intentional," says Mr. Ickes, an accountant by trade, "to create a busy effect. They don't want you to focus on this "With a sweep of his arm, he points to six hinges on the wall.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2009
Developer tries to spur sales with Cambridge auction Twenty-eight luxury condominiums in Cambridge will go on the auction block this month as part of an effort by Beazer Homes to "close out" a waterfront community that has experienced slow sales. The two-bedroom homes are the final phase of The Residences of River Marsh, a 48-unit community on Heron Boulevard in Cambridge, near the River Marsh Golf Club, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel and Choptank River. The auction will start at 1 p.m. May 31 at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St. in Annapolis.
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By David A. Keeps, Special to Tribune Newspapers | December 1, 2011
In "Mr. Color," his lavish new 232-page coffee table book, Carleton Varney provides plenty of proof to back up his nickname. The book, subtitled "The Greenbrier and Other Decorating Adventures," takes readers on a tour of the greatest hotel projects of Dorothy Draper, the midcentury Manhattan decorator (and Varney mentor) whose style could be called Park Avenue Rococo. Varney, now president of Dorothy Draper and Co., updated the venerable interiors of The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., and the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan, and his book lovingly describes the method to his colorful madness.
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July 20, 2011
The Greenbrier Classic What : This PGA tour event is part of the FedExCup series. The golf tournament will take place on the Old White Course at The Greenbrier, a historic resort. Tour golfers expected to participate include defending champion Stuart Appleby, John Daly, Sergio Garcia, Justin Leonard and Phil Mickelson. (As of last week, Tiger Woods was not on the list.) The event also includes the Greenbrier Classic Concert series, featuring performances by The Black Eyed Peas, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert at the West Virginia Fairgrounds.
NEWS
July 29, 2010
It's no quick hop for fans to get to this week's Greenbrier Classic — the remote Greenbrier Resort is a 90-minute drive from Roanoke, Va., or two hours from Charleston, W.Va. Those who persevere, though, might find a cash payoff. A hole-in-one at the Old White's par-3 final hole not only will trigger a $1 million bonus for the pro and his charities, but Greenbrier owner Jim Justice is promising everyone sitting in the stands around No. 18 will get $100. "Every single person," Justice said.
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By From Sun staff and news services | August 6, 2009
Fishing Charlotte man breaks state blue marlin record Robert Farris of Charlotte, N.C., broke a 20-year-old state record Wednesday at the White Marlin Open in Ocean City by bringing in a blue marlin that weighed 1,062 pounds. The previous mark was 942 pounds. It took Farris, aboard the No Problem out of Fenwick Island, Del., more than three hours to reel the fish in. The blue marlin is worth about $555,000, with two days to go in the event, dubbed the largest billfish tournament in the world.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2009
Developer tries to spur sales with Cambridge auction Twenty-eight luxury condominiums in Cambridge will go on the auction block this month as part of an effort by Beazer Homes to "close out" a waterfront community that has experienced slow sales. The two-bedroom homes are the final phase of The Residences of River Marsh, a 48-unit community on Heron Boulevard in Cambridge, near the River Marsh Golf Club, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel and Choptank River. The auction will start at 1 p.m. May 31 at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St. in Annapolis.
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By From Baltimore Sun new services | March 20, 2009
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Greenbrier luxury resort, the white Georgian-style landmark that has hosted 26 presidents since it opened in 1778, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday and unveiled a plan to sell itself to hotel giant Marriott International Inc. for up to $130 million. A recession-fueled drop in demand for luxury hotel rooms helped drive the Greenbrier to a deal that would end nearly a century of ownership by railroad company CSX Corp. and its predecessors. The resort blossomed from an 18th-century sulfur spring retreat to a society hot spot in the roaring 1920s.
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By Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali and Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali,Special to the Sun | July 10, 2005
My pin oak has little nutlike growths on its leaves. What should I do? Galls are very common on oaks and maples. These growths are abnormal swellings of plant tissue, usually leaves and twigs, caused by insects, mites, bacteria, fungi or nematodes. Most insect and mite galls result from chemicals introduced by egg laying and feeding. The chemicals cause the affected tree cells to swell. Though galls appear in many strange forms, they rarely do any harm. They do not affect the health of the tree and are more of a cosmetic issue.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | March 15, 1994
BOONSBORO -- A woman runs to a park ranger at Greenbrier State Park and frantically blurts out: "Mi hija se ha perdido."What does the typical U.S.-born park ranger do? Probably get to the public address system or a telephone to track down someone to translate Spanish."Usually some child shows up and interprets for us," said Daniel P. Spedden, park manager of the South Mountain Recreation Area, which includes the 1,200-acre park in Washington County, east of Hagerstown."But that's precious seconds you don't want to waste in that instance.
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By Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali and Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali,Special to the Sun | August 21, 2005
What is the name of the thorny nonflowering vine in my backyard climbing the trees? I spray every year but can't get rid of it. Our native greenbrier vine (Smilax rotundifolia) has glossy oval or heart-shaped leaves, sometimes mottled. With blue-black berries eaten by birds, it's a fine plant for wild areas. Its extensive root system and waxy foliage that repels herbicide make it a challenge to eradicate from home landscapes. Dig up seedlings. Apply a high concentration of systemic herbicide directly to freshly cut stems in early fall, when the herbicide will be translocated to roots most readily.
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