July 8, 2011
For a little over a century, starting with the end of the Revolutionary War, Maryland craftsmen were producing some of the finest home furnishings anywhere. Inlaid bellflower furniture, painted furniture, repousse silver, case clocks and other goods made in Baltimore, Annapolis, Frederick and elsewhere during this period are still admired for their design, quality and craftsmanship. Today, furniture from all over the world is easy and often inexpensive to come by, but there remains a demand for quality furnishings made by hand.
October 25, 2007
Kenna wasn't the only one baffled by the commercial failure of his debut, 2003's New Sacred Cow. The category-defying singer-songwriter released one of the most critically lauded pop albums of that year. Several reviews proclaimed his music - a kinetic synth-based fusion of hip-hop-friendly beats awash with nervy punk-rock textures and grand melodies recalling U2 - the future of pop. But apparently music buyers didn't get the hype. The CD only sold about 50,000 copies, and Columbia Records, Kenna's label, soon dropped him. Drained and frustrated, the alt-rock-pop artist, who was born in Ethiopia and raised in Virginia, took time off. He felt the need for spiritual rejuvenation and, to clear his head, Kenna attempted to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in early 2004.
November 8, 2006
Kathy Angel has a hard time controlling her sweet tooth, particularly at the office. There's the morale club's monthly cake celebration. The doughnut holes. The candy dishes. "I can sort of plan for it because I know it's coming," said Angel, 42, of Farmington, Mich., who will try to curb her intake as another cake day approaches at work. Angel represents 74 percent of workers who told researchers that cake, cookies and candy are served sometimes - if not always - to celebrate special occasions at the office.
October 31, 2005
On October 29, 2005 THOMAS S. MITCHELL, SR., of Lewes, DE, beloved husband of Catherine A. Mitchell, loving father of Thomas S. Mitchell Jr., and his wife Robin, and Bernard E. Cherry and his wife Janice, dear brother of William Mitchell, devoted grandfather of Linnzi, Megan, Mc Kenna Mitchell and Elizabeth and Jessica Cherry. Friends may call the family owned EVANS FUNERAL CHAPEL-BEL AIR (Corner of Rts. 23 & 24, Forest Hill, MD) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held during the evening visitation.
October 13, 2005
On October 11, 2005, HARRIET C. (nee Martin), beloved wife of Phil Phillips, devoted mother of Shirley Mc Kenna. Loving grandmother of Heather Dove and C.J. Mc Kenna. Friends may call at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions to the charity of your choice.
August 20, 2005
On August 17, 2005, FRANCIS P. MCKENNA, JR., beloved husband of the late Hazel M. Mc Kenna (nee Eckert); also survived by his family and friends. A funeral service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue, on Monday at 11 A.M. Visiting hours on Sunday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Interment Parkwood Cemetery.