October 23, 2008
Halloween need not be dark to be spooky. Creative Alliance's ninth annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade will shed light on some haunting family fun. Each year, people of all ages gather in Patterson Park to march in the parade, which is about three-quarters of a mile, or watch it unfold. The sight is nothing short of a spectacle. Gargantuan floats and revelers in wild costumes transform the green space into a treat for the eyes. But the main attractions are the hundreds upon hundreds of paper and bamboo candlelit lanterns, carried by participants, that will light the way. This year's event starts at 7 p.m. Saturday by the Pulaski Monument off Linwood and Eastern avenues.
September 6, 2007
If there was one soul in the world Jasmine Borum could turn to, it was her grandmother. When Jasmine clashed with her mother, got expelled from high school and rebelliousness took hold, it was Pauline Borum who took Jasmine in, no questions asked. And when Jasmine, 17, felt the world was against her, she knew her grandmother, known affectionately as Nana, wouldn't leave her side. Tuesday morning, grandmother and granddaughter were found dead in their home in the 6100 block of MacBeth Drive in Northeast Baltimore, paralyzing their family members with grief and sending shock through this quiet street just east of Belvedere Square.
June 30, 2007
Oumar Bah's family is certain that he would have just given the money to the 15-year-old boy in his taxi. Bah, a 28-year-old driver for Jimmy's Cab, had driven Damon Holmes to McClean Boulevard in Northeast Baltimore the afternoon of May 31 last year. But instead of paying his fare, the teen robbed the cab driver and shot him in the head, killing him. Yesterday, as a judge in Baltimore Circuit Court sentenced Holmes to 40 years in prison, the maximum time allowed under his plea agreement, Bah's fiancee, Nana Kufuor, tearfully described him as a "model human being and a model citizen."
January 4, 2007
Quietly on January 2, 2007, HELEN M. SHIPLEY; beloved wife of the late John Shipley; loving mother of SuAnn Doyle and her fiance Lou Markey; cherished "Nana/Grammy" of RustyM-BM- Shipley, Jane Shipley, Andrew Doyle and his wife Kim, and Kristen Doyle,M-BM- "Great Nana/Grammy" of Brianna Shipley, Michaela Shipley, Skylar Shipley, Emily Doyle, and AJ Doyle, dear sister of Mary Matejko and cherished aunt of John Matejko and his wife Marianne. Relatives and friends may call at the family owned AMBROSE FUNERAL HOME OF LANSDOWNE, 2719 Hammonds Ferry Road,M-BM- on Thursday and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where a service will be held on Saturday atM-BM- the funeral hour of 11 A.M.M-BM- Interment to follow at Meadowridge Memorial Park.
December 2, 2005
Minutes before tip-off last night, UMBC forward Jerrell Dinkins looked down at Delaware's bench and saw something that made him angry. Really angry. "I just happened to glance over and see the guys on the other team laughing and dancing," Dinkins said. "I pulled my team in together, and I said, `We can't let this team laugh and dance at us.' They took us as a joke." It's a safe bet to assume Delaware feels a little differently now. Even though UMBC played without John Zito, its leading scorer and rebounder, the Retrievers played their best game of the season, shooting 63 percent in a thrilling 85-84 victory over the Blue Hens at RAC Arena.
October 28, 2005
On October 24, 2005, DOROTHY S. LINDLEY (nee Shankle), beloved wife of the late William A. Lindley, devoted mother of Joyce Sartwell, Carol Eckhart and her husband Bob, dear sister of derrill Shankle. Loving nana of Kristen Harper, Lauren Eckhart and Mandy Sartwell, great-nana of Tyler Harper Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26A) on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A funeral service will be held Saturday 10 A.M. at Havenwood Presbyterian Church.