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June 18, 1995
Which Criticism Wasn't Warranted?Thanks for your editorial on April 25 about my service on the Columbia Council. You praised me for my independence. You also praised me for my frugality, but suggested that my opposition to costly new Columbia Association projects wasn't always warranted.Which wasn't warranted? My criticism of the $3 million Public Works Garage? Or the scuttled $1 million Family Fun Center? The way the $1.5 million Wilde Lake dam and dredging project was handled? Our new $5.2 million second golf course?
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By Dave Rosenthal | March 6, 2012
"The Cellist of Sarajevo" is the pick for the 2012 One Maryland One Book program , organizers have announced. Steven Galloway's novel is built around an actual event: a cellist's street performance to memorialize bombing deaths in the war-torn city. Galloway uses the impressions of three fictional characters to describe the siege of the city in the wake of Yugoslavia's disintegration.  His war is experienced on a human scale -- as Galloway examines the feelings of residents who live with the fear of random death every day. They try to maintain a grasp on their pre-war lives as they scramble for water and other necessities that are fast disappearing.
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FEATURES
By Dave Rosenthal | March 6, 2012
"The Cellist of Sarajevo" is the pick for the 2012 One Maryland One Book program , organizers have announced. Steven Galloway's novel is built around an actual event: a cellist's street performance to memorialize bombing deaths in the war-torn city. Galloway uses the impressions of three fictional characters to describe the siege of the city in the wake of Yugoslavia's disintegration.  His war is experienced on a human scale -- as Galloway examines the feelings of residents who live with the fear of random death every day. They try to maintain a grasp on their pre-war lives as they scramble for water and other necessities that are fast disappearing.
BUSINESS
By Diane Mikulis and Diane Mikulis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 2000
All roads lead to Kings Contrivance, but few go through this village in Columbia. And for resident Vic Baffa, that's one of the things that makes the area special. At the southeastern edge of Columbia, Kings Contrivance is easily accessed by U.S. 29 and Route 32 as well as Interstate 95. But once off the highways, it's a different story. "Most of the roads are not through roads," Baffa said. "You drive into a neighborhood and eventually you have to turn around at a dead end. It tends to slow people down."
NEWS
By BRIAN SULLAM | May 28, 1995
Modern suburbia doesn't have to be a featureless landscape of strip malls, look-alike houses and traffic gridlock devoid of human scale and feeling.But if current land use and planning practices continue, Carroll -- County -- and other yet-to-be-developed suburbs -- will be doomed to repeat the mistakes and duplicate the sprawl that has destroyed millions of acres of American landscape since World War II.To ensure that the suburbs continue to be attractive places...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Susan Q. Stranahan and Susan Q. Stranahan,Special to the Sun | January 17, 1999
"Green Shingles: At the Edge of Chesapeake Bay," by Peter Svenson. Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 193 pages. $24.95.Almost anyone who has crested the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge and peered at the curving shoreline spreading to the horizon has entertained this idea: Find a rustic cottage at water's edge and begin a new life.The population boom transforming the Eastern Shore demonstrates that plenty of folks have acted on those impulses, although most find their bliss in shorefront estates or marina condos.
NEWS
April 28, 1997
THOUGH HE HAD NEVER been in Westminster before, sprawl-fighter Thomas Hylton quickly recognized the town. "This is a really nice town -- built to a human scale," he concluded, after a walk down Main Street last week.Actually, many of the towns that land-use expert and writer Hylton sees in his travels don't look as good as the Carroll County seat. And, unlike Maryland's county-municipality system, they lack the governmental structure necessary to help remedy their ailments.Traditional small cities such as Westminster, with a mix of housing and business and a pedestrian-friendly downtown, represent the hope of curbing urban flight and suburban sprawl, Mr. Hylton said during a visit sponsored by the Greater Westminster Development Corp.
BUSINESS
By Diane Mikulis and Diane Mikulis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 2000
All roads lead to Kings Contrivance, but few go through this village in Columbia. And for resident Vic Baffa, that's one of the things that makes the area special. At the southeastern edge of Columbia, Kings Contrivance is easily accessed by U.S. 29 and Route 32 as well as Interstate 95. But once off the highways, it's a different story. "Most of the roads are not through roads," Baffa said. "You drive into a neighborhood and eventually you have to turn around at a dead end. It tends to slow people down."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah Schaffer | November 20, 2003
Vintage illustrations Frederick Stuart Church's vintage illustrations are on display at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown. After serving in the Civil War, Church took drawing lessons at the Chicago Academy of Design before moving to New York City to become an artist. More than 60 of his whimsical works, including postcards and Harper's Bazar magazine illustrations from the 1880s, will be on view through Jan. 4. The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is at 91 Key St., Hagerstown.
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By Brooke Pacy | May 18, 1992
This week --The neighbor boy forgot to cut the grass.The lawn remembered that it was a fieldAnd rioted in flowers -- an uprising.Dandelions, shocking yellow, exploded into seedWhite six-pointed stars burst on slender stalksHarebells hung out, blue and white, tossed upOvernight from clumps of mock crabgrassAnd purple violets gathered under dogwoods --All reaching toward the democratic sunCelebrating blessed reprieveFrom the inexorable (almost) mower.And I'm relieved, I guess, to be alive myself,A continent and then some from LA --From California where the people livewith earthquake and mere human scaleBrutality can go unnoticed, almost.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Susan Q. Stranahan and Susan Q. Stranahan,Special to the Sun | January 17, 1999
"Green Shingles: At the Edge of Chesapeake Bay," by Peter Svenson. Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 193 pages. $24.95.Almost anyone who has crested the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge and peered at the curving shoreline spreading to the horizon has entertained this idea: Find a rustic cottage at water's edge and begin a new life.The population boom transforming the Eastern Shore demonstrates that plenty of folks have acted on those impulses, although most find their bliss in shorefront estates or marina condos.
NEWS
April 28, 1997
THOUGH HE HAD NEVER been in Westminster before, sprawl-fighter Thomas Hylton quickly recognized the town. "This is a really nice town -- built to a human scale," he concluded, after a walk down Main Street last week.Actually, many of the towns that land-use expert and writer Hylton sees in his travels don't look as good as the Carroll County seat. And, unlike Maryland's county-municipality system, they lack the governmental structure necessary to help remedy their ailments.Traditional small cities such as Westminster, with a mix of housing and business and a pedestrian-friendly downtown, represent the hope of curbing urban flight and suburban sprawl, Mr. Hylton said during a visit sponsored by the Greater Westminster Development Corp.
NEWS
June 18, 1995
Which Criticism Wasn't Warranted?Thanks for your editorial on April 25 about my service on the Columbia Council. You praised me for my independence. You also praised me for my frugality, but suggested that my opposition to costly new Columbia Association projects wasn't always warranted.Which wasn't warranted? My criticism of the $3 million Public Works Garage? Or the scuttled $1 million Family Fun Center? The way the $1.5 million Wilde Lake dam and dredging project was handled? Our new $5.2 million second golf course?
NEWS
By BRIAN SULLAM | May 28, 1995
Modern suburbia doesn't have to be a featureless landscape of strip malls, look-alike houses and traffic gridlock devoid of human scale and feeling.But if current land use and planning practices continue, Carroll -- County -- and other yet-to-be-developed suburbs -- will be doomed to repeat the mistakes and duplicate the sprawl that has destroyed millions of acres of American landscape since World War II.To ensure that the suburbs continue to be attractive places...
NEWS
July 27, 2013
I keep hearing that the old Fawcett Boat Supplies building in Annapolis is an eyesore made of cinder block that obstructs the view of Ego Alley ( "Annapolis whiffs again," July 11). But only one side of the building is cinder block, and an outdoor photo mural is also placed there along with shade trees and benches. The remaining three sides are brick and baby blue-painted wood in reasonably well maintained shape. This building was used as a supermarket in the 1950s. Do we give up on other older buildings next?
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