May 12, 1999
On an enchanting spring morning, members of Baltimore's Women's Civic League float into a banquet room at the Towson Golf & Country Club for their annual luncheon. They are pretty in pink, yellow and white. They wear extravagant straw hats festooned with flowers and glittery lapel brooches in the shapes of dragonflies, black-eyed Susans and other natural wonders. The women greet one another with hugs and kisses. Some, accompanied by laconically gallant husbands, sip a pre-meal cocktail.It is a bittersweet occasion for the women, who have announced that today's Flower Mart, the 82nd, will be their last.
December 5, 1999
1908: Happy Mother's Day1911: Women's Civic League of Baltimore begins meeting1913: First refrigerator for the home
October 2, 2004
Paula T. Ciara, a former educator who had been active in the Junior League of Baltimore, died of cancer Sept. 24 at her home in North Falmouth, Mass. She was 71. She was born Paula Tippett in Baltimore and raised in the city's Homewood section. She was the daughter of the late William T. Tippett, chief judge of the old People's Court. A graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School, she earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1954 from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and a master's in education in 1979 from Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Mass.
October 14, 2001
Creativity wasn't just the province of the artists at the Baltimore Clayworks annual get-together. The 200 guests were also encouraged to be artistic at "A Hands-On Affair." In one corner of the Sheraton Inner Harbor banquet room, partygoers could decorate clay coin dishes with a variety of glazes. In another, folks were using brightly colored polymer to mold pendants and rings for themselves. For those who just preferred to watch someone else's creative juices flow, several students from Clayworks' community arts program fashioned all sorts of wondrous clay sculptures.
December 7, 2003
On October 18, 2003, ELIZABETH KEYSER THOMS, born September 30, 1912, Mrs. Graham was married in 1939 to the former Robert L. Graham, M.D. She is survived by her son Robert L. Graham, of Los Angeles, her son DeCourcy W. Graham, of Corona del Mar, and her daughter Victoria G. Atkins, of Houston. She is further survived by grandsons DeCourcy and Stewart Graham, grand-daughters Samantha Graham Vura and Cameron Graham Kulewicz, and great-grandchildren, Isabella and Willoughby Vura and Caroline Graham.
January 14, 2006
On January 12, 2006, PAUL C. NICHOLSON, JR.; husband of Joyce B. Rodgers; loving father of Robert L. Nicholson and his wife Patricia and Lisa N. Poist and her husband David; step-father of Robin Hoover, Kimberly Keys and Ryan Rodgers. Also survived by two grandchildren, Kevin and Dana Poist and his beloved dog, Maggie. A Memorial Gathering will be held in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY, INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road), Timonium-Cockeysville, on Sunday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M..