November 18, 1990
What ingredients produce great gingerbread houses? Teamwork. A blueprint. Plenty of sugar and flour. And time -- lots of it.Chefs Michael Rork and Holly Forbes teamed with architects Bill Keller and Carl Oehrig for more than a week to craft this Fells Point scene of cake, icing and chocolate. Their City Pier diorama stands unsupported -- no plywood or hidden frame.What holds it up? "Sheer luck," quips Ms. Forbes (and a solid design, tested for soundness before construction began). Working from photographs, they drafted plans and cut templates for each wall and window, then baked and painted for a week.
October 11, 2012
The list of candidates for the 2012 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award has been cut from 29 collegiate quarterbacks to 15. Beginning in 1987, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award recognizes senior or fourth-year quarterbacks who excel in athletics, academia and character. The remaining 2012 candidates include Matt Barkley (Southern California), Tajh Boyd (Clemson), Nick Florence (Baylor), Mike Glennon (NC State), Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Collin Klein (Kansas State), EJ Manuel (Florida State)
October 18, 1993
For more Baltimore convention information, call the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association at (410) 659-7300 within Maryland or (800) 343-3468 outside Maryland.* Oct. 20-24: Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History convention at Omni Inner Harbor. Contact Gail Hansberry, 1407 14th St., Washington, D.C. 20005. Expected attendance: 400.* Oct. 25-26: Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters national convention at Convention Center. Contact Liliana Heindel, Kahler Hall CB 9, 720 Providence Road, Malvern, Pa. 19355.
January 16, 1991
* JAN. 20Gambardella's Salon for Brides hosts a bridal show and high tea with fashions from Christian Dior, Scaasi, Galina and Rose Taft at 2 p.m. at Harbor Court Hotel. Fee is $15 by reservation (828-7870).* JAN. 24La Parfumerie in Cross Keys hosts a Chanel makeup representative through Jan. 26 for spring makeovers by appointment (435-8866).* JAN. 25Caren Charles introduces new spring suits all day at Owings Mills (363-8989).* JAN. 26Honeymoon fashion show at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 in JC Penney Concourse at Security Square Mall (265-6000)
August 27, 1999
Baltimore's Harbor Court Hotel has joined the prestigious ranks of New York's Plaza, San Francisco's Ritz-Carlton and Paris' Hotel de Crillon by winning a Five Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. The award is based on the anonymous observations of hospitality-industry professionals and some world travelers. Establishments are rated on atmosphere, food, hospitality and cleanliness.The academy is an international award program founded in 1989 and based in New York City.
June 20, 1994
New positions* J. Schoeneman Inc., a unit of Plaid Clothing Group, announced that Patricia Koehler has been chosen vice president for customer service.* Heavenly Ham named Helen Shue as manager of its Woodlawn store.* McCormick & Co., named Larry L. Layton manager, regulatory guidance and technical support.* Maryland Hotel Supply Co. appointed Patricia Rowen as vice president of finance.* Sunbelt Beverage Corp. announced that Joseph F. Davolio has been chosen president of its Baltimore-based Churchill Distributors.
October 28, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Muir of Baltimore are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Fay, to Nestor Antonio Gavidia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Gavidia of Lima, Peru. A nuptial Mass was celebrated by Reverend Brendan Hurley, SJ, on Sunday, July 1, at Saint Ignatius Church, Baltimore. A reception for family and friends was held at the Intercontinental Harbor Court Hotel. The couple was attended by Elizabeth Webber of Chicago, college roommate of the bride and Christopher Muir of Germantown, brother of the bride.