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By JONI GUHNE | December 1, 1994
Light up the lives of everyone in your neighborhood this holiday season by decorating the entrance to your home with luminarias. The popular custom, which comes from Mexico, is becoming a central county tradition for Christmas, New Year's Eve and other festive occasions.A $4 luminaria kit, available through the Severna Park Jaycees, contains 10 candles and bags with instructions. To order, call Susan Smith at 544-0699.Proceeds help maintain the Severna Park Jaycee Community Center in Kinder Park.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2011
On a sunny Sunday morning, dozens of Boy Scouts began carefully anchoring candles in sand poured in paper bags and placed each luminaria on a military grave at an Essex cemetery. By dusk, more than 700 lights flickered softly in precisely spaced rows, greeting visitors at the fifth pre-Veterans Day service at Holly Hills Memorial Gardens. "We want people to realize that these are not just candles in a bag," said Shirley Robinson, chairwoman of the event. "Every one of these luminaria represents a person who defended our country, including 135 military killed in action.
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By JEAN LESLIE | December 21, 1992
The season of lights and pageantry, the season of family and friends, of children and good stories: it's the holidays!Today, I'll share a little bit of Ellicott City's holiday season with you. The "lights" will be provided by Turf Valley Overlook Homeowners Association, a foundling community group less than 1 year old, as reported by association member Barbara Dudzinski.Nancy Lassiter of the community association organized Turf Valley's first luminaria light display. She went to the various home builders who started the community and solicited their help in buying the luminaria.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | December 29, 2002
Nearly three years ago, a bunch of small candles placed in white paper bags filled with sand changed Jay Cincotta's life. After a growing effort that began in 1996 to bring Columbia together by lining streets with luminarias, Cincotta and his wife, Cindy, drove around Columbia for hours on New Year's Day 2000 to see the culmination of their endeavor - 500 streets aglow in candlelight. Days later - overwhelmed that a small effort he and his wife started could unite so many people - Cincotta quit his job as a software developer at RWD Technologies in Columbia to start his own business.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | December 29, 2002
Nearly three years ago, a bunch of small candles placed in white paper bags filled with sand changed Jay Cincotta's life. After a growing effort that began in 1996 to bring Columbia together by lining streets with luminarias, Cincotta and his wife, Cindy, drove around Columbia for hours on New Year's Day 2000 to see the culmination of their endeavor - 500 streets aglow in candlelight. Days later - overwhelmed that a small effort he and his wife started could unite so many people - Cincotta quit his job as a software developer at RWD Technologies in Columbia to start his own business.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | December 25, 1999
Before they attended Christmas church service, before they lighted candle luminarias along suburban sidewalks, before they cut into Esskay hams and spiced loaves of Bohemian raisin-nut bread, they skated.Families and friends gathered at the Inner Harbor skating rink yesterday to burn a few calories, stretch their muscles and strengthen holiday traditions on what was a cold but brilliant day before Christmas."This is our kickoff to the holiday," said Diana Strohecker, 43, an elementary school principal from Severna Park who showed up at the rink at Rash Field with her husband, Stephen, also 43, and daughter, Natalie, 9.As with many in the ear-muffed and heavily bundled crowd, the Stroheckers rushed through last-minute errands in the morning to create time for family entertainment in the afternoon.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 8, 1998
MANY YOUNG adults of Columbia are achieving goals and receiving honors for their accomplishments.But not everyone realizes that they have spent years of their young lives in the pursuit of excellence.Take, for example, the dedicated efforts of east Columbian David Buckler, who attends Oakland Mills High School.David has been in Boy Scouts since he was a Cub and now belongs to Troop 555.He has earned merit badges, attended local and national camps and is a member of the Order of the Arrow.
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By John Rivera and Dan Thanh Dang and John Rivera and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | January 1, 1997
Baltimore rang in its bicentennial year last night with revelry, singing, dancing and prayer, capped by an Inner Harbor fireworks spectacle."Oh, we're going to party tonight!" yelled Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke at the Harborplace Amphitheatre, just before he counted down the final 10 seconds to midnight.Then, fireworks erupted from two barges and from the tops of the World Trade Center, the Maryland Science Center and Federal Hill against the backdrop of a luminous half-moon hanging low over East Baltimore.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 26, 1998
SEVERNA PARK Jaycees is helping to bring the spirit of Christmas to our neighborhoods with its annual sale of luminaria kits.The glowing luminaria candles, each in a small white bag, are placed along walks, driveways or streets, copying an age-old Spanish tradition that symbolizes the bonfires lighted by shepherds to illuminate the way to Bethlehem.The flickering lights have in recent years become a tradition in central county, lighting the way for party guests, carolers and, sometimes, Santa Claus.
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By John J. Snyder and John J. Snyder,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 26, 1999
WANTED: BLOCK captains. No experience necessary. Duties include being neighborly, playing in sand and starting fires. Apply at www.LuminaryProject.com.Kings Contrivance resident Jay Cincotta could place such an ad to recruit help (although he hasn't). Cincotta plans to bathe 1,000 Columbia streets in candlelight on the evening of Jan. 1, 2000."I think he got the idea when he was a kid," said his mother, Elaine Cincotta, who lives in Town Center. "We used to drive over to the neighborhoods by Centennial Lane at Christmas where they had luminaries on the streets."
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | December 25, 1999
Before they attended Christmas church service, before they lighted candle luminarias along suburban sidewalks, before they cut into Esskay hams and spiced loaves of Bohemian raisin-nut bread, they skated.Families and friends gathered at the Inner Harbor skating rink yesterday to burn a few calories, stretch their muscles and strengthen holiday traditions on what was a cold but brilliant day before Christmas."This is our kickoff to the holiday," said Diana Strohecker, 43, an elementary school principal from Severna Park who showed up at the rink at Rash Field with her husband, Stephen, also 43, and daughter, Natalie, 9.As with many in the ear-muffed and heavily bundled crowd, the Stroheckers rushed through last-minute errands in the morning to create time for family entertainment in the afternoon.
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By John J. Snyder and John J. Snyder,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 26, 1999
WANTED: BLOCK captains. No experience necessary. Duties include being neighborly, playing in sand and starting fires. Apply at www.LuminaryProject.com.Kings Contrivance resident Jay Cincotta could place such an ad to recruit help (although he hasn't). Cincotta plans to bathe 1,000 Columbia streets in candlelight on the evening of Jan. 1, 2000."I think he got the idea when he was a kid," said his mother, Elaine Cincotta, who lives in Town Center. "We used to drive over to the neighborhoods by Centennial Lane at Christmas where they had luminaries on the streets."
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 8, 1998
MANY YOUNG adults of Columbia are achieving goals and receiving honors for their accomplishments.But not everyone realizes that they have spent years of their young lives in the pursuit of excellence.Take, for example, the dedicated efforts of east Columbian David Buckler, who attends Oakland Mills High School.David has been in Boy Scouts since he was a Cub and now belongs to Troop 555.He has earned merit badges, attended local and national camps and is a member of the Order of the Arrow.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 26, 1998
SEVERNA PARK Jaycees is helping to bring the spirit of Christmas to our neighborhoods with its annual sale of luminaria kits.The glowing luminaria candles, each in a small white bag, are placed along walks, driveways or streets, copying an age-old Spanish tradition that symbolizes the bonfires lighted by shepherds to illuminate the way to Bethlehem.The flickering lights have in recent years become a tradition in central county, lighting the way for party guests, carolers and, sometimes, Santa Claus.
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By John Rivera and Dan Thanh Dang and John Rivera and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | January 1, 1997
Baltimore rang in its bicentennial year last night with revelry, singing, dancing and prayer, capped by an Inner Harbor fireworks spectacle."Oh, we're going to party tonight!" yelled Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke at the Harborplace Amphitheatre, just before he counted down the final 10 seconds to midnight.Then, fireworks erupted from two barges and from the tops of the World Trade Center, the Maryland Science Center and Federal Hill against the backdrop of a luminous half-moon hanging low over East Baltimore.
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By JONI GUHNE | December 1, 1994
Light up the lives of everyone in your neighborhood this holiday season by decorating the entrance to your home with luminarias. The popular custom, which comes from Mexico, is becoming a central county tradition for Christmas, New Year's Eve and other festive occasions.A $4 luminaria kit, available through the Severna Park Jaycees, contains 10 candles and bags with instructions. To order, call Susan Smith at 544-0699.Proceeds help maintain the Severna Park Jaycee Community Center in Kinder Park.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2011
On a sunny Sunday morning, dozens of Boy Scouts began carefully anchoring candles in sand poured in paper bags and placed each luminaria on a military grave at an Essex cemetery. By dusk, more than 700 lights flickered softly in precisely spaced rows, greeting visitors at the fifth pre-Veterans Day service at Holly Hills Memorial Gardens. "We want people to realize that these are not just candles in a bag," said Shirley Robinson, chairwoman of the event. "Every one of these luminaria represents a person who defended our country, including 135 military killed in action.
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June 15, 1997
Relay for Life raises $128,000The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, held June 6 and 7 at the Howard Community College track, raised over $128,000.More than 800 people participated on 54 teams, and almost 200 cancer survivors took the first lap of the relay. Luminarias were lighted after dark to commemorate those who died.Howard County General Hospital, the Rouse Co. and Patuxent Publishing led the list of 32 corporate sponsors.Bain center's council selects new officersAt its first meeting after elections, the Senior Council of the Florence Bain Senior Center in Columbia selected Charles "Bud" Hochberg as president for a second one-year term.
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By JEAN LESLIE | December 21, 1992
The season of lights and pageantry, the season of family and friends, of children and good stories: it's the holidays!Today, I'll share a little bit of Ellicott City's holiday season with you. The "lights" will be provided by Turf Valley Overlook Homeowners Association, a foundling community group less than 1 year old, as reported by association member Barbara Dudzinski.Nancy Lassiter of the community association organized Turf Valley's first luminaria light display. She went to the various home builders who started the community and solicited their help in buying the luminaria.
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