By Nancy Gallant and Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 11, 2001
WITH PATRIOTIC songs joining traditional holiday music, this year's winter concerts at area schools are a little different from those in previous years. At Crofton Meadows Elementary School, the strings program will begin with "The Star-Spangled Banner" and end with a Christmas carol. The band program will continue the theme, beginning with "Jingle Bells" and closing with "Yankee Doodle." Crofton Woods Elementary School's third-graders will begin their winter choral concert with "America the Beautiful."
By Pat Hanna Kuehl and Pat Hanna Kuehl,Special to The Sun | October 9, 1994
It's cold, damp and gets dark early -- but those who've been there know the best time to visit Bavaria is during the four weeks before Christmas, when practically every city and hamlet has its own version of a yuletide market.The smell of sizzling sausage and simmering spiced wine permeates the air, flickering candles reflect in every window, and strains of traditional German carols echo through medieval passages. Pedestrians in heavy coats, collars turned up to fend off icy blasts, hurry along narrow, cobblestone streets toward the town square, where long rows of wood stalls with striped-awning rooftops offer a wild variety of merchandise.
Joyce Wellman's recent, color-saturated abstract paintings at New Door Creative Gallery on Howard Street combine motifs of maps, architectural plans and aerial photographs as well as cryptic inscriptions and numerological symbols that suggest spiritual rites of passage. The Washington-area artist grew up during the 1950s in New York, where her earliest memories include her mother's devotion to the local numbers game -- the informal neighborhood lotteries that promise instant riches for a nickel or dime wager to people with few other prospects for advancement.
By Evan Siple | May 7, 2013
One of the most appealing things about liquor is its ability to absorb flavors. Whether bacon, fruit or oak, the process of infusion can make any run-of-the-mill vodka a taste sensation, given the right proportions and enough time. While leather-infused bourbon may seem like an unapproachable or acquired taste (it does exist, for the record), you can never go wrong with a good old fashioned fruit infusion. Many drinkeries around the Baltimore area have their own varieties. In Federal Hill, Mother's Grille has the Summertime Infusion.
April 2, 2013
On Sunday, the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar opens for its 36th season, with vendors selling fruits and vegetables, herbs, baked goods and crafts. Emem Oduok, 30, will be there, selling handmade chunky jam, creamy fruit-butter, infused spicy and herb vinegar, seasonal tomato ketchup and more. Oduok, a jam-maker and owner of Infused Spreads, is originally from Nigeria but now lives in Curtis Bay. She started Infused Spreads in 2009 and credits her success to her self-motivation.
By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun reporter | November 12, 2006
College Park -- When he gets excited, Maryland freshman guard Greivis Vasquez puts both of his hands up and does a little shimmy - a move teammate D.J. Strawberry deemed the "international dance." There's no doubt the Venezuelan native has spiced up the Terps' roster, but so have the other five newcomers. As Maryland (2-0) prepares to host Florida A&M (0-0) at 7 tonight at Comcast Center, coach Gary Williams said the infusion of talent and personality has helped this team - and him - enjoy the game a little more.
By John E. Woodruff and John E. Woodruff,Staff Writer | December 11, 1993
Strongput Inc., the Owings Mills maker of much-publicized exercise weights, said yesterday it is involved in an intricate $100 million deal that will pump some $12 million into the small firm and may catapult its chief executive officer to the top of a British corporation that controls half-a-dozen other specialty companies.E. David Gable, Strongput's president, said yesterday that negotiations for the deal are "essentially completed," though he has not yet decided whether to accept an offer that would also make him the head of the British firm Turbo City Corp.
By David Conn | November 20, 1991
Maryland employers would pay more than $61 million in extra unemployment insurance taxes in 1993 under proposals a legislative committee unveiled yesterday.The taxes are needed, state officials and legislators explained, to replenish the trust fund that pays unemployment benefits. That fund, which grew to $590 million two years ago, fell to $260 million earlier this month and likely will dip as low as $70 million, or less than two months worth of benefits, before it heads up again next spring.
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2010
Rosecroft Raceway, a Maryland horse-racing track, will remain open even though state lawmakers didn't pass gambling legislation the track said it needed to survive. The management at bankrupt Rosecroft, which is owned by Cloverleaf Enterprises Inc., said Tuesday that it obtained the promise of a $350,000 cash infusion from a businessman who has been trying to buy the track. Management also has a separate $150,000 loan that could help keep the track open through July 1. "The cash-flow issues are resolved, at least for the time being," Cloverleaf President Kelley Rogers told the Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday.
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2010
Baltimore City and Howard County said Tuesday that they will fine merchants who refuse to stop selling caffeine-infused alcohol drinks — a move designed to add teeth to state and federal warnings about the popular beverages. The city's ban on Four Loko and similar drinks, which goes into effect after 5 p.m. Thursday, calls for fines of up to $1,000. The county's ban, which goes into effect a day earlier, has staggered fines of up to $500. Peter Beilenson, Howard County's health officer, said county officials believed the ban was necessary because the safety warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state health officials sent mixed messages.
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