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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 4, 2003
The quiet gentility of urban living and magnificent architecture on Mount Vernon Square is probably the least-changed of any other early-19th-century Baltimore area. All of its Greek Revival elegance - punctuated by the Doric-columned Washington Monument - seems to be embodied in the home of Ellen Sherwin. Her four-story dream, of stone and brick, fronts the park, its statuary and fountain. Grand marble steps lead to a double-door entrance. Sherwin escorts visitors to the right of the home's hall into her receiving room.
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February 25, 2014
Since moving to Charm City nine years ago, Rob Vary has been quite busy interacting with the many residents of Baltimore - living and not-so living. Vary, 32, is a tour guide for the Baltimore Ghost Tours, which coordinates three ghost tours in Mount Vernon and Fells Point. He has been working as a ghost tour guide in Baltimore for seven years, though his work with ghosts began even earlier while giving ghost tours as a college student in Gettysburg, Pa. These days, Vary works in Mount Vernon, where the neighborhood is swarming with ghosts.
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By Annie Linskey | September 9, 2004
Outdoor fashion show Tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mount Vernon boutique Enigmatology sponsors "Fashion on Charles" - a fashion show at Mount Vernon Square. Designers from San Francisco, New York and Baltimore will show their threads. Everything from ready-to-wear to couture will be on the catwalk. If you like what you see, you can buy it there. General admission is free; a seat near the catwalk costs $5. Mount Vernon Square is on Monument Street between St. Paul and Cathedral streets.
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By Anthony Landi, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
Robbi Behr, 37, and Matthew Swanson, 38, specialize in what they call "odd, commercially nonviable picture books for adults. " The married couple quit their office jobs seven years ago to operate Idiots'books, a small, indie publishing house based out of their barn on the Eastern Shore. There, they write and illustrate their series of satirical, subscription-based novels, which they proudly displayed Friday at the Baltimore Book Festival in Mount Vernon. "Festivals like these are the best way to meet new readers," Swanson said.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to the Sun | May 15, 2008
George's, situated in the gorgeous Peabody Court Hotel, has one of Baltimore's best addresses, in Mount Vernon Square and within walking distance of the city's best-known cultural attractions. The historic hotel does justice to the location, practically purring with old-world charm, from its wood floors to its royal-purple walls and the stunning chandelier in the lobby. "Quiet elegance" are the key words of the hotel and its restaurant. The restaurant staff is attentive, but practically tiptoes across the floors, and leans in to take your order, speaking in close to a whisper in an apparent attempt to keep the room's ambient noise level as low as possible.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,brent.jones@baltsun.com | March 20, 2009
Animal control officers and police patrolled the park at Mount Vernon Square this week, responding to complaints from residents who say some dog owners allow their pets to run wild and destroy flower beds. It was the third time in 10 days that animal control officers visited the park and cited dog owners who either did not have their animals on a leash or failed to clean up after them. Police assisted in the latest call because animal control officers do not have the power to detain, and many pet owners left the area during the first two raids, according to Bob Anderson, director of animal control for Baltimore City.
NEWS
December 21, 1996
MOUNT VERNON SQUARE is a European-flavored plaza surrounded by many of Baltimore's leading cultural and historical institutions. Those institutions recently pitched in $40,000 to hire consultants to help devise ways to make that cultural district more appealing."
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By Anna Kaplan and Anna Kaplan,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2003
The eight blocks surrounding Mount Vernon Square may not take long to walk through, but they pack a couple of centuries of history into a small amount of space. Unless you're an architecture buff, though, you won't learn too much by just walking around and looking at the pretty buildings. That's where the new Mount Vernon Place architectural walking tours come in. The hour and a half tours started last month and are held every Saturday at 10 a.m. For $8, a guide will show you all the architectural splendor of Baltimore's most historic residential neighborhood and will talk about the interesting characters who have inhabited the area throughout its history.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Staff Writer | May 6, 1993
The Flower Mart, often considered Baltimore's semiofficial homage to spring, narrowly escaped a washout yesterday.Heavy showers had threatened the 77th annual event as volunteers set up their booths yesterday morning. But the rain tapered off to a fine mist, then stopped by noon, just as the crowds descended on Mount Vernon Square to sample the food and flora offered by neighborhood groups.Weather may have kept some people away -- this Flower Mart was notable primarily for people being able to actually move through the area around the Washington Monument.
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December 8, 2008
Sustainability plan will enhance the city Mayor Sheila Dixon's draft sustainability plan is a major new tool for Baltimore to become a greener, cleaner, healthier and safer city ("'Greener' Baltimore plan to be unveiled tonight," Dec. 3). Sustainability refers to the capacity of a social-environmental system to deal with threats and changes. The city's sustainability plan can help Baltimore's government and citizens improve the city's environmental, economic and social conditions. Perhaps just as important, a sustainability plan will help the area confront change in the future.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,brent.jones@baltsun.com | March 20, 2009
Animal control officers and police patrolled the park at Mount Vernon Square this week, responding to complaints from residents who say some dog owners allow their pets to run wild and destroy flower beds. It was the third time in 10 days that animal control officers visited the park and cited dog owners who either did not have their animals on a leash or failed to clean up after them. Police assisted in the latest call because animal control officers do not have the power to detain, and many pet owners left the area during the first two raids, according to Bob Anderson, director of animal control for Baltimore City.
NEWS
December 8, 2008
Sustainability plan will enhance the city Mayor Sheila Dixon's draft sustainability plan is a major new tool for Baltimore to become a greener, cleaner, healthier and safer city ("'Greener' Baltimore plan to be unveiled tonight," Dec. 3). Sustainability refers to the capacity of a social-environmental system to deal with threats and changes. The city's sustainability plan can help Baltimore's government and citizens improve the city's environmental, economic and social conditions. Perhaps just as important, a sustainability plan will help the area confront change in the future.
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December 6, 2008
As much as some people in Mount Vernon would like to have a 7-Eleven store around the corner, I truly feel that the proposed new store would be a huge mistake ("Bid to block 7-Eleven in Mount Vernon falls short," Nov. 25). If you have ever driven the 1000 block of Calvert St., I'm sure you know that it's often necessary to be in the left-hand lane a block before you get to the 7-Eleven because it's a given that someone will be double-parked there, blocking the right-hand lane while grabbing whatever it is he or she needs in the 7-Eleven on that block.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to the Sun | May 15, 2008
George's, situated in the gorgeous Peabody Court Hotel, has one of Baltimore's best addresses, in Mount Vernon Square and within walking distance of the city's best-known cultural attractions. The historic hotel does justice to the location, practically purring with old-world charm, from its wood floors to its royal-purple walls and the stunning chandelier in the lobby. "Quiet elegance" are the key words of the hotel and its restaurant. The restaurant staff is attentive, but practically tiptoes across the floors, and leans in to take your order, speaking in close to a whisper in an apparent attempt to keep the room's ambient noise level as low as possible.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,Sun reporter | September 29, 2007
For most of the authors sitting pensively in the stalls of the Baltimore Book Festival, attracting passers-by to their titles was hard work. But not for Clifford the Big Red Dog, star of the children's book series of the same name. While strutting around Mount Vernon Square near sundown yesterday, Clifford suddenly came face to face with a sugar-fueled fan named Rhavyn Vines. Thrilled to be celebrating her sixth birthday, Rhavyn - her tongue painted blue from Italian water ice - charged and clamped her excited arms around his big red right leg. "CLIFFORD!"
ENTERTAINMENT
By Annie Linskey | September 9, 2004
Outdoor fashion show Tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mount Vernon boutique Enigmatology sponsors "Fashion on Charles" - a fashion show at Mount Vernon Square. Designers from San Francisco, New York and Baltimore will show their threads. Everything from ready-to-wear to couture will be on the catwalk. If you like what you see, you can buy it there. General admission is free; a seat near the catwalk costs $5. Mount Vernon Square is on Monument Street between St. Paul and Cathedral streets.
NEWS
December 6, 2008
As much as some people in Mount Vernon would like to have a 7-Eleven store around the corner, I truly feel that the proposed new store would be a huge mistake ("Bid to block 7-Eleven in Mount Vernon falls short," Nov. 25). If you have ever driven the 1000 block of Calvert St., I'm sure you know that it's often necessary to be in the left-hand lane a block before you get to the 7-Eleven because it's a given that someone will be double-parked there, blocking the right-hand lane while grabbing whatever it is he or she needs in the 7-Eleven on that block.
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By Jacques Kelly | February 15, 1991
Museums fear that harsh light will damage artwork. And as a result, visitors to the Walters Art Gallery have long lacked a window to look at the delights of Mount Vernon Square.They have needed a perfect spot for viewing the particulars of Mount Vernon Square -- the fountains, the Barye bronzes, the Washington Monument, the greenish stone walls of Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church, the pale yellow facade of the Mount Vernon Club and the aristocratic Washington Place Apartments.They have a window now. It is in the mansion at 1 W. Mount Vernon Place.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 11, 2003
A new parade route and a touch of irreverence will mark tomorrow's Columbus Day parade, a Baltimore tradition since 1890. The parade will feature comedian Don Novello in his best-known role as Father Guido Sarducci, the chain-smoking, trash-talking Vatican gossip columnist. The faux priest will ride in a Dodge Viper behind Columbus impersonator Don Castronova, organizers said. This year's parade is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. in Mount Vernon Square rather than in Federal Hill. Organizers said the change makes more room for spectators and parking.
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