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By Karin Remesch | August 29, 1999
Mission: To preserve and promote the rich culture and heritage of Hispanic nations. To participate in and contribute to social, governmental and educational programs. And to be of service to people of Hispanic origin by assisting with education, employment, health, housing and immigration. The federation, an umbrella for 10 Hispanic organizations, was founded in 1977 and is run by volunteers.Latest accomplishments: Sponsorship of the annual Hispanic Festival and Latino Congress. Assistance with a Resource Development Workshop for Hispanic/Latino nonprofit organizations; a workshop for Hispanic/Latino businesses to access more contracts with local and state governments; and an education and employment fair.
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By DAN RODRICKS | April 22, 2002
DON'T BE surprised if you see a small disturbance -- a little El Nino -- developing over Patterson Park. The city has cut its financial and promotional support of the group that for a quarter-century staged Baltimore's Hispanic Festival, shifting it to another organization long associated with the mayor's Hispanic liaison, Jose Ruiz. Instead of giving the Federation of Hispanic Organizations a 90 percent break on the cost of city services for its Hispanic Festival in August in Patterson Park, the city will subsidize the Latino Fest in June to that tune.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 21, 1997
Hispanic organizations across the state will donate a statue of Cuban patriot and poet Jose Marti to the city as part of Baltimore's bicentennial celebration.A group calling itself Project Marti has commissioned designs and raised funds for the monument, which likely would stand in the Fells Point plaza at the foot of Broadway.The donation was announced in El Mensajero, a Spanish-language monthly edited by Dr. Luis E. Queral, a retired surgeon who fled Cuba shortly after Fidel Castro came to power.
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By Lori Sears | September 27, 2001
Fall Harvest Festival Welcome the fall season this weekend at Steppingstone Museum's Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Show. There will be hayrides and pony rides, craft booths, scarecrow-making and pumpkin-painting. Visitors can also bob for apples, take part in apple butter-making and apple cider-pressing. Live entertainment, including music, square dancing and clogging, will run throughout the festival. Winning entries in the apple-pie and pumpkin-pie contests will be on display. Tours of the museum will be offered, and refreshments will be available.
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By James Bock and James Bock,Staff Writer | February 5, 1993
Manuel Alban wants people to know that the Hispanics of the Baltimore area do more than sponsor ethnic festivals on hot summer weekends.That's why, as president of the Federation of Hispanic Organizations, Mr. Alban has convened the First Hispanic-Latin American Congress this weekend at Essex Community College."
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By Lori Sears | September 27, 2001
Fall Harvest Festival Welcome the fall season this weekend at Steppingstone Museum's Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Show. There will be hayrides and pony rides, craft booths, scarecrow-making and pumpkin-painting. Visitors can also bob for apples, take part in apple butter-making and apple cider-pressing. Live entertainment, including music, square dancing and clogging, will run throughout the festival. Winning entries in the apple-pie and pumpkin-pie contests will be on display. Tours of the museum will be offered, and refreshments will be available.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1996
A flourish of dancers in Panama hats and flowing white dresses swayed to a Latin beat yesterday at the opening of Baltimore's 22nd annual Hispanic Festival.Hundreds of people took advantage of the afternoon sun to browse through colorful wares or sit by the fountains in Hopkins Plaza, sipping sangria and watching the Panama Folklore Group perform."I love the dancing and the music," said Geraldine Bachman, who was attending the two-day festival for her first time. "It reminds me of home."The 19-year-old moved to Reisterstown from Ecuador two years ago, after marrying Baltimore native Michael Bachman.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | January 30, 1996
Organizers of the fourth annual Miss Hispanidad pageant -- a showcase for the Baltimore area's growing Hispanic community -- said yesterday that they miscounted ballots and awarded this year's title to the wrong woman.Ilia Velez, a Penn State senior from Columbia, should have won, but at the awards ceremony in August, Howard Community College student Maria Milagros Lagares was crowned.Ms. Lagares will be permitted to keep the winner's prizes, including a $1,000 scholarship, both she and organizers said.
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By Arch Parsons and Arch Parsons,Washington Bureau of The Sun | August 30, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Hispanic organization, announced yesterday that it will oppose Senate confirmation of Judge Clarence Thomas for a Supreme Court seat.La Raza, which represents 139 local organizations providing services to more than 2 million Hispanics, said it was opposing JudgeThomas because of what it called his "callous disregard" of Hispanics' civil rights during his tenure as chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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By SYLVIA BADGER | August 11, 1995
Thanks to Donna and Lee Roach for making dreams come true this week for 40 Grant-A-Wish children and their families. After hearing about Grant-A-Wish and its goals, the Roaches, who just happen to be from my home town of Wilmington, N.C., offered to bring their 82-foot yacht, Utopia, to Baltimore's Inner Harbor. I am told the Roaches own a marina and yacht sales business in Wilmington, but that they made beaucoup bucks from owning the trucks that transport most of the salt distributed throughout this country.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2001
Despite a summer storm looming overhead, Amanda Alley, 20, and her cousin Angela Spiez, 17, headed into the Hispanic festival at Patterson Park yesterday at 2:30 p.m., dressed up to have a good time - no matter what the skies held. "I've been planning this for two months; I arranged to take the day off work," said Alley, a Forest Hill resident who works in a kennel. She said she loves the Spanish language and was ready to take in the homemade food and live music at the annual August festival, which started in Baltimore in the 1970s.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | August 29, 1999
Mission: To preserve and promote the rich culture and heritage of Hispanic nations. To participate in and contribute to social, governmental and educational programs. And to be of service to people of Hispanic origin by assisting with education, employment, health, housing and immigration. The federation, an umbrella for 10 Hispanic organizations, was founded in 1977 and is run by volunteers.Latest accomplishments: Sponsorship of the annual Hispanic Festival and Latino Congress. Assistance with a Resource Development Workshop for Hispanic/Latino nonprofit organizations; a workshop for Hispanic/Latino businesses to access more contracts with local and state governments; and an education and employment fair.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 21, 1997
Hispanic organizations across the state will donate a statue of Cuban patriot and poet Jose Marti to the city as part of Baltimore's bicentennial celebration.A group calling itself Project Marti has commissioned designs and raised funds for the monument, which likely would stand in the Fells Point plaza at the foot of Broadway.The donation was announced in El Mensajero, a Spanish-language monthly edited by Dr. Luis E. Queral, a retired surgeon who fled Cuba shortly after Fidel Castro came to power.
NEWS
By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1996
A flourish of dancers in Panama hats and flowing white dresses swayed to a Latin beat yesterday at the opening of Baltimore's 22nd annual Hispanic Festival.Hundreds of people took advantage of the afternoon sun to browse through colorful wares or sit by the fountains in Hopkins Plaza, sipping sangria and watching the Panama Folklore Group perform."I love the dancing and the music," said Geraldine Bachman, who was attending the two-day festival for her first time. "It reminds me of home."The 19-year-old moved to Reisterstown from Ecuador two years ago, after marrying Baltimore native Michael Bachman.
NEWS
By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | January 30, 1996
Organizers of the fourth annual Miss Hispanidad pageant -- a showcase for the Baltimore area's growing Hispanic community -- said yesterday that they miscounted ballots and awarded this year's title to the wrong woman.Ilia Velez, a Penn State senior from Columbia, should have won, but at the awards ceremony in August, Howard Community College student Maria Milagros Lagares was crowned.Ms. Lagares will be permitted to keep the winner's prizes, including a $1,000 scholarship, both she and organizers said.
FEATURES
By SYLVIA BADGER | August 11, 1995
Thanks to Donna and Lee Roach for making dreams come true this week for 40 Grant-A-Wish children and their families. After hearing about Grant-A-Wish and its goals, the Roaches, who just happen to be from my home town of Wilmington, N.C., offered to bring their 82-foot yacht, Utopia, to Baltimore's Inner Harbor. I am told the Roaches own a marina and yacht sales business in Wilmington, but that they made beaucoup bucks from owning the trucks that transport most of the salt distributed throughout this country.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | April 22, 2002
DON'T BE surprised if you see a small disturbance -- a little El Nino -- developing over Patterson Park. The city has cut its financial and promotional support of the group that for a quarter-century staged Baltimore's Hispanic Festival, shifting it to another organization long associated with the mayor's Hispanic liaison, Jose Ruiz. Instead of giving the Federation of Hispanic Organizations a 90 percent break on the cost of city services for its Hispanic Festival in August in Patterson Park, the city will subsidize the Latino Fest in June to that tune.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2001
Despite a summer storm looming overhead, Amanda Alley, 20, and her cousin Angela Spiez, 17, headed into the Hispanic festival at Patterson Park yesterday at 2:30 p.m., dressed up to have a good time - no matter what the skies held. "I've been planning this for two months; I arranged to take the day off work," said Alley, a Forest Hill resident who works in a kennel. She said she loves the Spanish language and was ready to take in the homemade food and live music at the annual August festival, which started in Baltimore in the 1970s.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,Staff Writer | February 8, 1993
The recent advertising campaign for Maryland's "el Gordo" lottery angered Carlos Lopez-Rodriguez. The veteran Baltimore schoolteacher said television commercials touting the game contained so many false stereotypes of Hispanics that he found it almost "laughable" that a state agency could portray his minority group in such a poor light.Yet there was little outcry from Maryland's Hispanics, though many apparently shared his distaste for the promotion. Mr. Lopez-Rodriguez attributed the silence to fragmentation of the state's Hispanic community, with dozens of social clubs representing different nationalities.
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