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December 19, 1995
A revamped Maryland Magazine turns monthly with its January issue -- the first to include the Maryland Public Television viewer guide.The combined publication will be mailed to subscribers and MPT members and hit the newsstands in the next week. Its publishers promise less flash and more substance."It will be more pithy. We wanted to create a more people-oriented magazine -- at the same time with a literary glint to it," said Michael C. Hodes in unveiling the new look with co-publisher Charles J. Nabit yesterday at the magazine's South Charles Street office.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
Maryland Life's June issue will be its last because of insufficient advertising sales, the publisher of the Frederick-based tourism magazine said Monday. "The current economic environment required a level of sales that was difficult to achieve with our current resources," said Dan Patrell, president of publisher Great State Publishing LLC, in an announcement to the company's board. On Monday, Marylandlife.com posted a farewell message to its readers, outlining challenges such as an evolving marketplace, still-recovering economy and significant expenses of print and postage.
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By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Sun Staff Writer | June 2, 1995
Towson attorney and entrepreneur Michael Hodes and a partner said yesterday that they have agreed to purchase Maryland Magazine, a publication founded by the state of Maryland but spun off to the private sector in 1992.Mr. Hodes and Charles Nabit, who is president of several local health care businesses, bought the 30,000-circulation magazine for an undisclosed price. The seller was Magazine Works, the company that took over the bimonthly magazine from Maryland's Department of Economic and Employment Development.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 5, 2005
Snowden "Nick" Carter, a nationally known racing writer and longtime editor of The Maryland Horse Magazine, died of heart failure Thursday at his Owings Mills home. He was 83. Born Wilton Snowden Carter in Baltimore, he was raised in the city's Pimlico section. A lifelong horseman, he began riding in his youth and participated in local horse shows. Mr. Carter was a 1939 graduate of McDonogh School, where he was an officer in the school's cavalry. After earning his bachelor's degree in 1943 from Duke University, he went to work that year as a police reporter for The Sun. "He was given the name of Nick Carter by Clarence Caulfield, an assistant city editor of The Sun, after the fictional detective of dime novel fame," said Joseph B. Kelly, a Sun racing reporter and former colleague.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | March 27, 1993
An article about Maryland magazine on March 27 incorrectl identified Gerry Hartung as the founder of Baltimore Scene magazine in 1982.The magazine was founded by Donald H. Richardson Jr. in 1980.* The Sun regrets the errorsIn the winter of 1991, subscribers of Maryland Magazine found a notice in the state-produced journal saying that issue could be the last.With the state in a serious budget squeeze, the glossy quarterly was looking less like an economic development tool and more like a boondoggle.
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By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1996
Maryland Public Television members just got their last free issue of Maryland Magazine.After issuing four editions as a monthly, Maryland Magazine will revert to publishing every other month and will no longer include MPT's viewer guide, officials said yesterday, noting there will be no layoffs.At least for a while, MPT members again will get monthly schedules mailed directly, starting with the May issue; and will stop receiving the magazine as a bonus for membership.Maryland Magazine wasn't attracting enough revenue to support itself as a monthly, especially after paper prices rose last year, said owner Michael C. Hodes.
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By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF | August 12, 1997
The owners of Mid-Atlantic Country magazine and Maryland Magazine said yesterday that they have lined up a prospective buyer in a deal that will leave the ownership in deep debt and many creditors unpaid.Michael C. Hodes, a Towson attorney, bought the two magazines with a partner, Charles J. Nabit, in 1995.Hodes said yesterday that the pair paid about $900,000 for Mid-Atlantic Country and between $250,000 and $300,000 for Maryland Magazine.Hodes declined to identify the buyer, but said the selling price of the magazines will be less than $500,000 and that the deal is expected to close late next month or in early October.
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By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1995
The new publishers of Maryland Magazine yesterday announced that they bought Mid-Atlantic Country magazine, marking the end of Susan Souders Obrecht's media reign and the beginning of another for a Towson attorney and entrepreneur.Michael C. Hodes and Charles J. Nabit, who purchased Maryland Magazine in June, said that on Wednesday they had closed the deal to acquire Mid-Atlantic, a 120,000-circulation monthly publication, from Ms. Souders Obrecht's ESS Ventures Inc. for an undisclosed sum.The award-winning regional magazine was put up for sale after a year and half of financial difficulties brought on by the rising cost of paper, increased competition and shrinking advertising revenues, said Mid-Atlantic Editor Tim Sayles, who is to remain in that post.
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By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Sun Staff Writer | July 11, 1995
One month after purchasing Maryland Magazine, Towson attorney Michael C. Hodes and a partner have entered into a licensing agreement with Maryland Public Television to merge the station's member viewer guide and the magazine.Under the arrangement, the MPT staff will continue to produce MPT Magazine, which will be inserted in Maryland Magazine, beginning with the January 1996 publication.At that time, the Maryland Magazine, which is published bimonthly, is scheduled to be changed to a monthly publication.
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Evening Sun Staff | October 3, 1991
THE STATE'S planned budget cuts will erase a part of Maryland's self-image: Maryland Magazine, the publication started by Gov. Spiro T. Agnew, to "portray, in an interesting manner, the quality of life in Maryland."By claiming the magazine's five employees, the cuts will kill the award-winning quarterly which also publishes three Maryland seafood cookbooks.Yesterday the Board of Public Works approved a budget-cut package which would trim $450 million to balance the state budget.Maryland Magazine is the only cultural division under the Department of Economic and Employment Development to be eliminated.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | December 14, 2004
Don't look for hard-hitting news or investigative exposes. The publishers of Maryland Life, a new statewide magazine expected to hit subscriber mailboxes tomorrow and newsstands by Christmas, are admittedly leaving room for a little fluff. Think recipe of the month, profiles on fancy homes, photo essays, historical essays and 50 things to do to beat the wintertime blues. The lifestyle magazine is the creation of three partners - a former magazine editor, a former sports columnist and a finance executive - who met nearly three years ago in an entrepreneurship class.
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By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF | August 12, 1997
The owners of Mid-Atlantic Country magazine and Maryland Magazine said yesterday that they have lined up a prospective buyer in a deal that will leave the ownership in deep debt and many creditors unpaid.Michael C. Hodes, a Towson attorney, bought the two magazines with a partner, Charles J. Nabit, in 1995.Hodes said yesterday that the pair paid about $900,000 for Mid-Atlantic Country and between $250,000 and $300,000 for Maryland Magazine.Hodes declined to identify the buyer, but said the selling price of the magazines will be less than $500,000 and that the deal is expected to close late next month or in early October.
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By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1996
Maryland Public Television members just got their last free issue of Maryland Magazine.After issuing four editions as a monthly, Maryland Magazine will revert to publishing every other month and will no longer include MPT's viewer guide, officials said yesterday, noting there will be no layoffs.At least for a while, MPT members again will get monthly schedules mailed directly, starting with the May issue; and will stop receiving the magazine as a bonus for membership.Maryland Magazine wasn't attracting enough revenue to support itself as a monthly, especially after paper prices rose last year, said owner Michael C. Hodes.
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February 2, 1996
The Baltimore Sun Co. has bought Maryland Family Inc., which publishes Maryland Family and Fifty Plus magazines. The acquisition is part of The Sun's effort to start up or buy publications that serve targeted audiences.Maryland Family was founded and is owned by local television newswoman Rudy Miller and Baltimore businesswoman Sylvia Shapiro. They have published Maryland Family magazine since 1990 and Fifty Plus for the past year. The magazines circulate 125,000 copies through a combination of subscriptions and free distribution in supermarkets and other locations.
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By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1995
The new publishers of Maryland Magazine yesterday announced that they bought Mid-Atlantic Country magazine, marking the end of Susan Souders Obrecht's media reign and the beginning of another for a Towson attorney and entrepreneur.Michael C. Hodes and Charles J. Nabit, who purchased Maryland Magazine in June, said that on Wednesday they had closed the deal to acquire Mid-Atlantic, a 120,000-circulation monthly publication, from Ms. Souders Obrecht's ESS Ventures Inc. for an undisclosed sum.The award-winning regional magazine was put up for sale after a year and half of financial difficulties brought on by the rising cost of paper, increased competition and shrinking advertising revenues, said Mid-Atlantic Editor Tim Sayles, who is to remain in that post.
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December 19, 1995
A revamped Maryland Magazine turns monthly with its January issue -- the first to include the Maryland Public Television viewer guide.The combined publication will be mailed to subscribers and MPT members and hit the newsstands in the next week. Its publishers promise less flash and more substance."It will be more pithy. We wanted to create a more people-oriented magazine -- at the same time with a literary glint to it," said Michael C. Hodes in unveiling the new look with co-publisher Charles J. Nabit yesterday at the magazine's South Charles Street office.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker | February 3, 1991
There is a growing movement toward catch-and-release sport fishing in waters around our country, and in Maryland this year, the Department of Natural Resources and Fishing In Maryland magazine have agreed to work together in an attempt to further conserve selected species.This catch-and-release program will award patches and citations fishermen whose catches equal or surpass established lengths and are released alive after being measured and photographed when possible. If a photograph is not possible, catches, measurements and releases must be witnessed by another person.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1995
Baltimore is getting into the national spotlight again this week. NBC's "Today" is bringing the broadcast to town on Wednesday (7 a.m.-9 a.m., WBAL, Channel 11).Network morning shows traditionally go on the road for the November "sweeps" ratings and to help boost affiliate relations, and an NBC spokeswoman says Baltimore is a particular target because of last January's switch of affiliations. WBAL had previously been a CBS station.The Baltimore visit is part of a three-day spotlight on the mid-Atlantic region, with the show visiting Philadelphia on Monday and Wilmington on Tuesday.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1995
Baltimore is getting into the national spotlight again this week. NBC's "Today" is bringing the broadcast to town on Wednesday (7 a.m.-9 a.m., WBAL, Channel 11).Network morning shows traditionally go on the road for the November "sweeps" ratings and to help boost affiliate relations, and an NBC spokeswoman says Baltimore is a particular target because of last January's switch of affiliations. WBAL had previously been a CBS station.The Baltimore visit is part of a three-day spotlight on the mid-Atlantic region, with the show visiting Philadelphia on Monday and Wilmington on Tuesday.
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | September 16, 1995
Where did the polka show go? What about all those doo-wop oldies, Irish jigs, folk music, reggae songs and guitar riffs?The most eclectic lineup of music heard on area radio, previously airing Saturdays on WTMD-FM (89.7), moved to Sundays last weekend.Making way for Towson State University football broadcasts and other campus sports events, the listener-supported radio station TSU has retained all its specialty music shows but compressed each from three hours to two.Here's the new Sunday lineup:"The Polka Hop," 9 a.m.-11 a.m.; "Reflections of Ireland," 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; "Echoes of the Past" (doo-wop)
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