November 8, 2008
We're building a modern-style home that will include a fireplace. It's not the standard kind that's placed against a wall but will instead be situated between the living room and dining room and visible from both. What sort of mantel would be appropriate with such a fireplace? The type of fireplace you're describing is seldom accompanied by any mantel at all. In keeping with its minimalist styling, there are usually no decorative or framing elements around the firebox. Slate, marble and tile are the materials typically used on the surrounding wall.
December 5, 2007
Darryl Savage shoots photographs from peculiar angles. While riding a ferris wheel in Paris, he snapped a picture of the Eiffel Tower. Then in Nice, he held his Nikon camera out the window and took pictures of trees as he drove by. "I try to take photographs from angles no one else sees," Savage said. Savage took his hobby to the next level when he opened his first show - an exhibit of about 50 photographs that depict New York City and Europe - at the 49 West Coffeehouse in Annapolis.
July 7, 2006
Union Square couple turns a townhouse that had been apartments into an art showcase Walking through the spacious, ornately decorated rooms of Debby and Francis Rahl's Victorian townhouse overlooking Union Square, it is hard not to gasp at a sales price of $60,000. "The neighborhood was a lot different back then," said Debby Rahl, noting they had bought the home in Southwest Baltimore in 1980. "There were a number of vacant [houses] and multifamily rentals. And more crime." Still, Debby Rahl, who grew up in the northeast neighborhood of Hamilton, didn't want to leave the city.
March 31, 2002
Throughout Lisa Hoppenjans and Evan Mantel's eight-year relationship, their desire to build a better life for themselves led them to separate cities and even separate states, but the distance never diminished their commitment to each other. Their relationship began when Lisa, from Takoma Park, and Evan, from Silver Spring, both worked at a Montgomery County drugstore. Lisa was a senior in high school and Evan had graduated two years earlier. Evan, 27, says, "I was interested right away."
March 11, 2001
COLLEGE PARK -- A season that began with modest expectations ended on a familiar note. The No. 1-ranked Poets reclaimed the state 2A boys basketball championship yesterday with a 45-43 victory over Wicomico at Cole Field House. And finishing the season with 20 consecutive victories, Dunbar (27-1) won its seventh title in nine seasons, tying Fairmont Heights of Prince George's and Thomas Johnson of Frederick for fifth most all time. The title was also the 11th for Baltimore City. Senior point guard Kenny Minor led Dunbar with 12 points, and junior guard James Taylor contributed 11 points and three steals.
April 28, 2000
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Her friends talk about her sarcastic wit and sensitivity, about how much fun she is to be around and how deeply she cares about people. Her voice chokes up when she mentions her coach back home in Australia, a quadriplegic for the past decade. There is another side to Karrie Webb, the hottest golfer on a planet that includes Tiger Woods. for much of her five-year career on the LPGA Tour as being virtually devoid of emotion -- an "ice princess" she was called by one golf magazine last year -- Webb is trying to change her image without altering the tunnel-vision approach that helped her get to the top. After a month-long break, Webb returns to work today when she tees it up in the $900,000 Chick-fil-A Charity Championship outside Atlanta.