December 15, 2011
Students from the Southeast Horizon Council attended the Howard County NAACP Youth Council Community Health Fair Nov. 19, at the Ridgeley Run Community Center, in Jessup. The event targeted the needs of children and teens by providing valuable information on nutrition and exercise. The Horizon Foundation's current initiatives include implementing strategies to improve healthful eating, physical activity and other positive lifestyle changes. Attending the Health Fair to learn more about what is being done locally to improve health and wellness of teens were, from left, Candace Johnson, of Reservoir High School; Betsy Maltez, of Hammond High School; and Marcos Miranda, of Reservoir High School.
November 16, 2011
John-John Williams IV has a story in Wednesday's Taste section about the revival of the formal afternoon tea tradition. Afternoon tea is not to be confused with high tea. Afternoon tea has various applications in England, depending on class. But let's say that there is the domestic version, performed in households, and the institutional version, performed in fancy hotels. That version let's call formal afternoon tea. It's that version that's the focus of Williams' story . The tradition comes and goes in Baltimore.
February 25, 2007
The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary will hold a vendor show from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 18 at the fire hall, 6275 Old Washington Road, Elkridge. Vendors are to include brands such as Avon, Mary Kay, Silpada Designs jewelry, Creative Memories, Longaberger, At Home America, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Executive Sweet gourmet gift baskets and others. Information: 410-761-6633, Ext. 3. Library to offer varied activities The Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, will offer "Let's Get Together: Pins and Needles," a chance to work on stitching, knitting or crocheting projects while meeting new friends and trading tips, at 10 a.m. March 8 and 29. "Success Matters: College Prep 101," with Jean Marie Keller, president of Keller College Services, provides strategies for financial planning for college.
December 24, 2003
December marks the peak of navel-orange season. The orange's connection to Christmas stretches back more than a century when times were hard and an orange in the bottom of a stocking was a welcome gift. Today, of course, oranges are readily available in grocery produce sections. According to Sunkist, the average American consumes 12 1/2 pounds of fresh oranges per year. Doing a dip: Hey, it's easy Although the Christmas dinner isn't yet on the table, it's not too soon to think about what you're going to serve for New Year's Eve. French's mustard has this easy appetizer idea: Defrost a 10-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach, squeeze it dry, and place it in a food processor or blender along with 1 cup of plain nonfat yogurt, 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese, 1/4 cup French's Napa Valley style Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil leaves, a chopped clove of garlic and 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper.
October 14, 2003
Eldersburg library branch, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, is offering: Family Story Time for all ages (age 3 and younger with an adult) at 7 p.m. today on "Woolly Sheep" and 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Monday on "Digging Up Dinosaurs." "Teen Mystery Game -Roswell" at 7 p.m. today. Participants can become characters in the story to solve the mystery of who has been involved in extraterrestrial foul play at a beach house luau. Registration is required. "KidWorks Presents: Dance Fever" at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow for all ages (age 3 and younger with an adult)
March 2, 2003
The past in its most decorous form is never so remote that Alice Ann Finnerty cannot touch some fragment of it daily in her Hampden consignment shops. Perhaps it's logical that she would raise her new life project on a foundation of memory. It had to be a tearoom, as Finnerty tells the story, if only to appease a persistent nostalgic impulse. She would restore some elements of a day when the Hutzler Brothers Co. meant not just a fine downtown Baltimore shopping experience, but also the prospect of enjoying an afternoon in the department store's sixth-floor restaurant, the Colonial, known also as the tearoom.