February 17, 2013
If you're a big fan, you already knew what was coming in the season finale. But it didn't make it any easier -- or less heartbreaking -- to watch. The majority of the Season 3 "Downton" finale, or the "Christmas special" as its called in the U.K., took place in Scotland, where the whole family (minus Branson) visits the Highlands home of the Dowager's niece, Susan, and her husband, Shrimpy. Most of the trip included bagpipes, hunting, more bagpipes and Scottish reel dancing. But more on that later (and more on O'Brien meeting her Scottish lady's maid doppelganger)
June 29, 2003
Joy and Grant Pivec's palatial new home rests as a columned tribute to country gentility at the end of a half-mile-long, gravel driveway in northern Baltimore County. Just a couple of months from completion, the interior is about to be painted. Joy Pivec stands in the midst of exposed drywall, in what will soon be her state-of-the-art kitchen. She speaks first about a master plan, one that preceded the custom design of this house. Her in-laws, Sharon and Dave Pivec, nurtured dreams of a family compound, one on which they, and all three of their children, would eventually build four homes on land off Old York Road.
February 16, 2003
Gardeners are forever looking for something to wrap a flower bed around. There has to be a bed along the front of the porch, and others might be carved out around a garden shed, a birdbath or the trunks of shade trees. For many people, there's another opportunity right out by the curb: the mailbox. A garden bed around a mailbox gives gardeners a chance to put their horticultural stamp where it's sure to show. In the midst of handsome shrubs, interesting ornamental grasses or hard-working annual and perennial flowers, a standard-issue mailbox on a post becomes a piece of functional art. When there's a flower bed to visit, the trip out to the mailbox is much more interesting, even if the postman brings nothing but bills.
August 23, 2011
How appropriate the front page photo shows a joyous Libyan rebel in American battle dress uniform ("Rebels in Tripoli" Aug. 22). Glad he's so happy. As a taxpayer I'm sickened to realize once again our dollars (billions of them) have been squandered in another unnecessary war. So I guess now we can look forward to the executions of Moammar Gadhafi, his son and other family members. Where does our Constitution mandate America must police the world? While NATO will claim honors for the Libyan rebel victory, everyone knows it was the United States that did the heavy lifting.
September 4, 2008
On September 1, 2008, JOY, dear mother of Terrell Boston-Smith, daughter of Sylvia and William Deaver Boston, sister of Deborah, Robin, J. Edward Boston and Brad Rowe. Also survived by other relatives. Friends may call Phillips Funeral Home P.A., 1721-27 N. Monroe Street (Westwood Avenue) Thursday from 3 to 8 PM. Family will receive friends Friday 10:30-11AM with service to follow. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.
June 19, 2003
On June 13, 2003, DONNIE A. JOY, JR. On Friday friends may call at the Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Service, 4101 Edmondson Ave., from 4 to 8 P.M. On Saturday, Mr. Joy will lie instate at Olivet Baptist Church, 3500 Edmondson Ave., where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 A.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to (410) 233-2400.