September 24, 1995
To say judges of the design competition among the six Dream Homes at Piney Orchard in Odenton liked the James Monroe is definitely an under-statement.A French country manor-style house by Patriot Homes, the James Monroe won five of the eight awards presented this year. According to the judges, it has the best detailing, kitchen, master suite, interior design and interior merchandising. (Other winners included Ryan Homes for best landscaping, Orion Homes for best outdoor living area, and American Homes for best exterior design.
December 4, 2005
Dec. 4-- 1816: James Monroe of Virginia was elected the fifth U.S. president. 1978: San Francisco elected its first female mayor, Dianne Feinstein.
December 30, 1996
Elizabeth E. Gatchell, 89, James Monroe descendantElizabeth Emory Gatchell, 89, the oldest living descendant of President James Monroe, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson.She lived nearly all her life in Roland Park. A physician arrived by horse to deliver her at her family's Hawthorne Road home during a February snowstorm.She was christened Elizabeth Kortright Monroe Emory, a name that commemorated the wife of her great-great-great-grandfather, the fifth president, who held office from 1817 to 1825.
February 8, 2009
"Slave Life at Mount Vernon" Where:: George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens When:: Through Feb. 28 What:: To commemorate Black History Month, historians will highlight the lives of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. There will be a first-person interpretation of slave life from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily and a wreath-laying ceremony at noon at the slave memorial site. How much: : Admission is $15, $7 for children ages 6-11 and free for children 5 and younger.
October 25, 2006
Mercantile Bankshares Corp., which has agreed to be acquired by Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group Inc., is working to assuage any fears about job losses and strained client relations stemming from the transition to new ownership. Edward J. "Ned" Kelly III, Mercantile's chairman and chief executive, said in an interview yesterday that he has been meeting with commercial and wealth management clients to smooth the transition. The Baltimore-based bank also ran a full-page open letter to "friends of Mercantile" in The Sun over the weekend, saying the combination with PNC is "in the best interests of our shareholders, customers, employees and communities that we serve."
March 11, 1995
THIS department was much distressed by an Associated Press story shortly after Presidents Day that described what students and an assistant principal at James Monroe High School in Los Angeles thought (or didn't bother to think) about the president for which their school was named.Teacher Caryn Cornell reported that when she asked 15 kids in her detention class who Monroe was, nobody knew. "Their mouths dropped open, like, 'Duh,' " she said, adding it was not funny.No, it wasn't, but we were more aghast by the assertion of assistant principal Alice Parrish, who said Monroe "wasn't exactly among our most distinguished presidents," adding that all she could mention about him was the Monroe Doctrine.