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November 7, 2011
For the ninth year, employees at C&S Wholesale Grocers facilities joined millions of volunteers around the country to participate in Make A Difference Day, a nationwide day of service sponsored by USA Weekend with HandsOnNetwork, a division of the Points of Light Institute. Locally, the project involved landscaping upgrades at Aberdeen Middle School Working with local nonprofit organizations, C&S organized 15 community service projects, ranging from repairing flood damaged homes to serving meals at soup kitchens.
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By Susan Reimer and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
The challenge was to design a garden that evoked the familiar phrase “Color my world.” It sounds simple - gardens are nothing if not colorful. Carroll Landscaping owner Robert Jones and his designer, Beth Burnham, of Baltimore County chose the color green. Then they turned the challenge inside out. “We like thinking a little bit outside of the box,” says Burnham with a shy smile. Their garden would not be green as in “shades of.” It would be green as in recycled, reclaimed and repurposed - a sustainable garden.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | December 10, 1993
Carroll's commissioners said no yesterday to a state offer to plant $100,000 worth of shrubs and wildflowers in the median strip of state Route 140 at Westminster.The county's three-member governing board rejected unanimously in an unscheduled vote the State Highway Administration's landscaping offer. The sticking point was that the county would have been required to take over maintenance after the SHA completed the planting."We just decided there are other places that money could be spent, that, aesthetically pleasing as it might be, man and woman does not live by wildflowers alone," Commissioner Elmer C. Lippy said.
FEATURES
By Kathy Hudson and For The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
When it comes to landscape architects' own gardens, some are like shoemakers' shoes -- untended. Their owners are too busy making other spaces beautiful. Not so with Catherine Mahan, founding partner of Mahan Rykiel; Stuart Ortel, principal and founder of Stone Hill Design; and Carol Macht, principal and founding partner of Hord Coplan Macht. These well-respected Baltimore landscape architects have created gorgeous home gardens. Each is an extension of the house and in keeping with its architecture.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 7, 1996
A LOT OF landscaping is re-representing nature in your own vision," explains Chuck Poehlman. "You see things that are naturally occurring and try to represent it."Mr. Poehlman will share his two decades of landscaping know-how this winter. On Feb. 24 and March 2, he will teach two mini-seminars to encourage thoughtful planning for residential design.The seminars will be held at Outside Unlimited, 4195 St. Paul Road, Hampstead. Each costs $5 per person or $8 per couple and are held from 10 a.m. to noon.
NEWS
November 28, 2002
Michael John Potis, a landscaper and salesman for Akehurst Landscaping Co., died of a pulmonary embolism Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 45. Mr. Potis was born in Chicago and moved to Reisterstown with his family in 1969. After graduating from Franklin High School in 1975, he attended what was then Towson State University and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1981. He earned a certificate in turf management from Rutgers University in 1993.
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June 1, 2006
Louis Leroy Jones, a retired landscaper and lifelong Monkton resident, died of heart failure Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 69. Mr. Jones was born in Baltimore and raised in Monkton. He attended Towson High School and began working as a farm laborer in his youth. He became a traveling groom for several years on the thoroughbred racing circuit before going to work as a landscaper for Maryland Properties Inc., a company that maintains the Hunt Valley facilities of McCormick & Co. In 1979, Mr. Jones established Jones Landscaping and operated the business until retiring in 1999.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 25, 2005
IT WAS refreshing to hear from Ben Harris, who had compliments instead of hisses for the State Highway Administration. "I just wanted to drop a note about the new landscaping on Route 32. For a long time I've been thinking about the huge median between the two sides and wondered why it was nothing but grass. It makes me happy to see the new trees planted there, which will not only beautify the landscape but help absorb some of the pollution we cause on our daily commutes," he said. The Route 32 landscaping Mr. Harris admired is between U.S. 29 and Interstate 95. "Now there are different types of trees and bushes planted.
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By DOUG DONOVAN and DOUG DONOVAN,SUN REPORTER | March 30, 2006
Nothing says spring like freshly mowed grass. And nothing says bureaucratic bungling like a landscaping contract scuttled days before grass-cutting season begins. A nearly $700,000 contract set for city approval yesterday had been forged to save money by combining landscaping at public parks and city schools. The newly configured deal was also crafted to let more minority firms compete for the work. But yesterday, the Board of Estimates delayed a decision until next week after the losing landscaper presented evidence of a possibly flawed bidding process.
NEWS
June 16, 2006
William Henry Boesche, owner of a Howard County landscaping company, died Saturday at his Highland home. He was 41 and suffered from chronic Lyme disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Mr. Boesche was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and raised in Ocean City. After graduating in 1977 from Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, he began working for several landscaping companies. In 1992, Mr. Boesche established Clean-Ups Unlimited LLC, a residential and commercial landscaping and hauling company.
TRAVEL
By Stephanie Citron and For The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
A series of occasional articles exploring destinations that are easily reached via nonstop flights from Baltimore. Flying to the West Coast for vacation isn't often ideal for Baltimoreans. It can be difficult to find nonstop flights, and it's almost always a pricey venture. But that all changed this month when Alaska Airlines launched reasonably priced, nonstop service from BWI-Marshall to Seattle. Despite its rainy reputation, Seattle is an ideal destination during the months of September and October, when the summer crowds have dissipated and chances for sunshine remain high.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
If not for TMZ, Ray Rice would still be a Raven today and back in the National Football League, having served his joke of a two-game suspension from commissioner Roger Goodell. The assault on his then-fiancee in an elevator at a New Jersey casino would be largely behind him - with the public never having seen the brutality he inflicted upon her. And the wide-ranging discussion about domestic violence that took place several nights last week at the top of network evening newscasts and all day and night on cable news channels would in all likelihood never have happened.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Berean E. "Bill" Talbert, who founded a Baltimore County landscaping company and fought in Europe during World War II, died Tuesday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 93. The son of Richard H. Talbert, a textile mill worker, and Stella M. Talbert, a homemaker, Berean Earl Talbert was born and raised in Leaksville, N.C., which is now Eden, N.C. He was a 1937 graduate of Leaksville High School. During World War II, Mr. Talbert served with Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army in Europe, where he was a fire control director with a Howitzer artillery unit.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
The McDonogh boys soccer team finds itself in a familiar spot, ranked No. 1 in The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 preseason poll. This season, the defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champions have another talented team, led by All-Metro senior midfielder Connor Smith. But there's one big difference: Longtime head coach Steve Nichols moved on to coach his alma mater, Loyola Maryland, leaving assistant Brandon Quaranta in charge of one of the country's most prominent programs.
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By Andrew Zaleski and For The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
In August 2006, Millennial Media -- a digital advertising company founded in Baltimore just two months prior -- made a move that shaped its future. The company's three co-founders took up office space inside the Emerging Technology Center (ETC), an incubator of startup technology companies that opened its doors in the Signature Building of the Can Company complex in Canton in 1999. Two years later, when Millennial Media moved out of the ETC and into the complex's adjacent Factory Building in October 2008, it was a company of 85 full-time employees.
NEWS
By Mike Giuliano | May 2, 2014
You may find yourself wanting to make travel plans after seeing "Nature Visions" at the Meeting House Gallery. Organized by the Mid-Atlantic Photography Association, this group exhibit features beautiful landscapes, wild animals posing for close-up portraits, and other photogenic examples of natural abundance. One of the most imposing wilderness views can be seen in Louise McLaughlin's "Spirit Island. " Shot in the Canadian Rockies, this photo offers a panoramic view of soaring conifer trees beside a lake whose waters are so still that you're prompted to silently linger over this scene.
NEWS
May 1, 2007
Vernon Lee McLean, the old Rouse Co.'s retired director of landscaping, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 88 and had lived for many years in Timonium. Born in West Friendship, he attended Lisbon High School and served in an Army tank unit during World War II, participating in the Battle of the Rhine. He attained the rank of lieutenant. After the war he worked 19 years for Towson Nurseries, and in 1965 joined the Rouse Co. He worked at the Village of Cross Keys and in Columbia before retiring in 1989.
NEWS
June 16, 2001
PERHAPS IF there weren't a law against stealing there would be no robberies. Don't buy that argument? Then you'll be as skeptical as we are about Carroll County's commissioners' theory that eliminating minimum landscaping requirements will encourage more planting of trees and shrubs. They think government shouldn't tell landowners how to plant a tree, or how many. Regulations restrict creativity, explains Commissioner Robin Frazier. It's too much government, concurs Commissioner Donald I. Dell.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
The contracts awarded to Maryland's three newest assistant football coaches reflect the school's move to the Big Ten and the sport's shifting postseason landscape. The pacts contain bonuses tied to the Big Ten championship game and the new college football playoff system. An appearance in the Big Ten championship game would be worth $5,000 to new assistants Greg Studrawa (offensive line), Chad Wilt (defensive line) and Keenan McCardell (wide receivers). A Big Ten championship would be rewarded with $10,000.
NEWS
April 4, 2014
In the world of John G. Roberts Jr., it appears the only true case of government corruption is the "American Hustle" style of handing over a pile of money to a congressman in some smoke-filled backroom deal. Yet here in the real world, we've come to understand that corruption is a subtler evil where money buys access and preference, resulting in gifts not necessarily tied up with a bow under a tree, but just as real and valuable. Forty years ago, Americans were outraged by this potential assault on democracy, and so were enough members of Congress to support bipartisan limits on campaign donations.
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