July 29, 2011
Late July is the height of vacation season, but instead of a week at the beach or a trip to Europe this year, many Americans are still opting for the staycation or choosing to visit friends or relatives for a long weekend. Whether you find yourself bunking at your sister's place in San Francisco or are in the position of hosting out-of-town guests yourself, one thing is for sure: You'll soon understand the importance of a well-appointed guest room. An uncomfortable guest room sets the stage for a memorable visit — for all the wrong reasons.
September 24, 2010
Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards today announced that additional guests have been added to the "Gary Williams Hall of Legends Induction. " The University of Maryland basketball coach will be honored on Sept. 30 at The Hippodrome in Baltimore. Joining the event are former Georgia Tech and current College of Charleston coach Bobby Cremins; St. John's University coach Steve Lavin; former Terps Tahj Holden (2002 NCAA Championship team), Rodney Elliott, Evers Burns, Duane Simpkins, Dave Neal and Cedric Lewis; co-host of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption," Tony Kornheiser; and former player and assistant coach under Williams, Matt Kovarich Williams will be inducted into the museum's new Hall of Legends.
July 26, 2010
One of the city's largest hotels was forced to evacuate some 900 guests Monday night after a water pipe burst in a stairwell. According to a spokesman for the Fire Department and an official from the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, a standpipe in the stairwell between the fourth and fifth floors ruptured about 5:30 p.m. The standpipe is used to connect to a hose in case of a fire. Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said that there were no injuries, and guests were allowed to use two working elevators to retrieve their belongings before being moved to other hotels in the city and surrounding area.
September 16, 2010
Men's college basketball Francis, Massenburg among guests added to Williams gala Maryland men's basketball head coach Gary Williams will be joined by a few more special guests when he is inducted into the Sports Legends Museum's Hall of Legends on Sept. 30 at the Hippodrome in Baltimore. Guests added to the event include former Terps guard and NBA first-round pick Steve Francis , ex-Maryland and NBA forward-center Tony Massenburg , University of Minnesota men's basketball coach Tubby Smith and Loyola men's basketball coach and former Terps assistant Jimmy Patsos . The event will include tributes to Williams from former players, Hall of Fame coaches and other special guests, including Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim , Villanova coach Jay Wright and former Maryland players Len Elmore and Walt Williams . Gary Williams will join previous gala honorees Babe Ruth , Johnny Unitas , Art Modell , Jim McKay and Brooks Robinson in an area reserved for those individuals who have contributed at the top echelon of state and national athletics.
October 3, 2012
So, the endless post-season scenarios have put your plans up in the air? Think about Josh Distenfeld, executive chef at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Distenfeld has to make ordering, prepping and staffing decisions for what could turn out to be anywhere from zero to four games in the next five days. On Wednesday afternoon, here's what Distenfeld knew -- exactly what everybody else knew. "We're just like everybody else," said Distenfeld, who oversees all of the food operations at Camden Yards.
January 2, 2013
I recently wrote about how to determine who gets a "plus one" to the wedding. While there are some solid criteria to consider, you will likely find yourself in a situation where a guest has RSVPed for two but their invite was only for one. So what do you do? (I guess this is a little premature for me since we haven't sent out our invites yet, but I think this is what I would do.) In my opinion, when a guest RSVPs for two when it should only be one I think it's best and easiest to just pick up the phone and be honest.