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By Photos by Jed Kirschbaum and Photos by Jed Kirschbaum,SUN PHOTOGRAPHER | March 19, 2007
Students from Dundalk Elementary School got a show and a drum lesson in one last week when Daveed Korup and his World Rhythm Percussion Circus performed for the students at Port Discovery. After the entertainment, the students were invited to try some of Korup's homemade drums. The instruments are made of vinyl from discarded outdoor advertising, old swimming pool filters and pipes.
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By Gadi Dechter and Gadi Dechter,Sun reporter | December 31, 2006
First-grader Lauren Bryant's New Year's resolution is to lose her two front baby teeth. Michael Heck, 6, plans to stop sucking his thumb, while 4-year-old Mikai James of Randallstown is determined to devote more time to his Christmas toys. Alas, these goal-oriented kids are the exception. Most of the hundreds of children who rang in 2007 early at Port Discovery's eighth Noontime New Year's party yesterday were resolved to do nothing more than push, pull, slide, swing and hammer on as many hands-on exhibits as possible, before weary parents dragged them away.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Brooke Nevils and Brooke Nevils,sun reporter | October 26, 2006
Halloween at the Inner Harbor has never been this exciting. In previous years, it's been the same food, shopping, museums, live performances and tourists -- lots of tourists. But this year, Baltimoreans are in for a treat with the waterfront's first Halloween Around the Harbor. "This is just the beginning of our steps to reintroduce the waterfront to Baltimoreans," says Laurie Schwartz, managing consultant to the Waterfront Partnership, the organization behind the event. "We want to make sure that Baltimore residents and families come and enjoy everything the waterfront has to offer."
ENTERTAINMENT
By LORI SEARS | May 25, 2006
ZOO THE BIRDS ARE COMING IN FOR A LANDING Alfred Hitchcock (The Birds) would love this. The traveling exhibit Parakeet Landing returns to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Saturday and runs through Labor Day weekend. Hundreds of cockatiels, zebra finches, grass parakeets and rosellas will fly freely inside the 1,500-square-foot aviary. Visitors can purchase a feedstick and entice the birds to eat out of their hands. Experts will be on hand to share information on the tropical birds. (Also, consider taking a camel ride, which the zoo is bringing back as of Saturday.
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March 10, 2006
Maryland: Judiciary Web site offers data on court cases Maryland courts have begun offering a free Internet site where the public can find basic information about traffic, criminal and civil cases. The site - http:--casesearch.courts.state. md.us - provides access to cases in all district and circuit courts, except Montgomery and Prince George's counties' circuit courts. It includes trial date, charge and names of defendants and plaintiffs but not contact details. This is the first phase of putting case data online, said Bob Bruchalski, deputy director for judicial information systems.
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By MELISSA HARRIS and MELISSA HARRIS,SUN REPORTER | January 1, 2006
Glittering confetti fell from the third-floor balcony. Bow tie-clad members of the jazz band Charm City Revival broke into "Auld Lang Syne." And revelers shook their noisemakers. But 3-year-old Izzy Wallace's eyelids slid down like windowpanes, her head dug into her grandmother's chest and legs straddling her hips. It was the stroke of 12 - noon. Yesterday, several hundred children toasted the New Year early (with milk) at Port Discovery, Baltimore's children's museum. Many parents said their goal was to exhaust their children enough so that the adults could have a few quiet hours before midnight.
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By MELISSA HARRIS AND BRADLEY OLSON and MELISSA HARRIS AND BRADLEY OLSON,SUN REPORTERS | January 1, 2006
Glittering confetti fell from the third-floor balcony. Bow tie-clad members of the jazz band Charm City Revival broke into "Auld Lang Syne." And revelers shook their noisemakers. But 3-year-old Izzy Wallace's eyelids slid down like windowpanes, her head digging into her grandmother's chest and legs straddling her hips. It was the stroke of 12 - noon. Yesterday, several hundred children toasted the New Year early (with milk) at Port Discovery, Baltimore's children's museum. Hours later, tens of thousands packed the Inner Harbor, dancing, chatting, bundling up little ones and prepping for the midnight fireworks.
BUSINESS
By LORRAINE MIRABELLA and LORRAINE MIRABELLA,SUN REPORTER | December 6, 2005
The Cordish Co. has won city approval to build a 34-story residential tower atop an underground Metro station in downtown Baltimore on the former site of the Port Discovery HiFlyer balloon, the city's economic development agency said yesterday. The $70 million proposal - one of two alternatives the developer submitted for the city-owned site at President and East Baltimore streets - will include a mixed-use development of up to 250 condominiums and apartments, street-level entertainment-oriented retailers and parking.
BUSINESS
By LORRAINE MIRABELLA and LORRAINE MIRABELLA,SUN REPORTER | October 19, 2005
A 34-story residential tower would rise atop an underground Metro station in downtown Baltimore under a proposal to redevelop the former site of the defunct Port Discovery HiFlyer balloon, the city's economic development agency said yesterday. The Baltimore Development Corp. is considering the proposal from Baltimore-based developer Cordish Co. for a $70 million, mixed-use development with up to 250 condominiums and apartments, a street-level entertainment-oriented retailer and parking.
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