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July 9, 1991
The London Town Publik House and Gardens Summer Living History day camp is still accepting registrations for children in third through sixth grades.The remaining three one-week sessions are July 15-19, July 22-26, and July 29-Aug. 2. Children attend camp from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. daily. Bus transportation is available. The cost is $85 per child per session, including bus transportation.The Living History Day Camp emphasizes hands-on participation in and demonstrations of such Colonial activities as wool-carding, candle-dipping, soap-making, spinning and weaving.
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April 12, 1995
The London Town Publik House has stood through the American Revolution, the Civil War and the ravages of time. Now, it could fall victim to political sniping.On Monday, the General Assembly killed a bill that would have provided $275,000 to help pay for much-needed repairs to the 230-year-old landmark in Edgewater. The bill's fate was set last week when Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary announced that he was withdrawing the county's share of money to repair the building's chimney, foundation and gardens.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | November 6, 1992
The management of the London Town Publik House and Gardens, overseen by the county since 1828, is scheduled to be turned over to a private foundation next summer.The plan to privatize the historic Edgewater site was first introduced by County Executive Robert R. Neall in his budget proposal last May. Since then, the London Town Publik House and Gardens Commission, the county organization that oversees the museum, has been pursuing plans to create a private foundation.The county will retain ownership and contribute to the costs of operation, as it does with other non-profit arts and cultural organizations, said county spokeswoman Louise Hayman.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,Sun Staff Writer | April 6, 1995
The governor would like the state to pay half the cost of restoring London Town Publik House, but keepers of the historic Edgewater property fear that legislative haggling might prevent the $220,000 from reaching them this year."
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | March 26, 1995
London Town Publik House is falling down.And its gardens are in sorry condition too.The London Town Foundation Inc., a nonprofit corporation that manages the 10-acre site in Edgewater for Anne Arundel County, wants to do a $550,000 restoration.It would be the largest such undertaking at the property, and one historians say is crucial to keeping the 230-year-old house on the South River standing.Unless the work is done, the brick house, a National Historic Landmark, will rot from the foundation up, say members of the corporation.
FEATURES
December 15, 1991
The London Town Publik House is decorated with traditional greens for a Colonial holiday, and Christmas candlelight tours will be held there today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.Costumed actors representing the builder and original innkeeper, William Brown, his wife and others, will re-create the era when the Publik House was frequented by 18th century travelers waiting to board the South River ferry and local townspeople used it for social gatherings. Sailors, servants, a planter and a tavern wench will be among the cast of characters.
NEWS
November 13, 1992
The London Town Publik House and Gardens is one of those magical places where one can forget the present and journey back to Colonial times, when Edgewater was a busy tobacco port. During those days, London Town was a crossing on an overland route from Williamsburg, Va., to Philadelphia. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were among the notables who used its ferry.Suburban Annapolis keeps creeping up on London Town. But the Publik House, a restored red-brick Georgian mansion dating to the mid-1760s, still stands guard over the South River, surrounded by a sizable garden that is as enjoyable for strolling in these late, blustery days of autumn as it is during the azalea days of spring.
NEWS
June 13, 1991
Beginning Monday, July 1, Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks will instate a policy raising the senior citizen age minimum from 55 to 62 at county parks and recreation facilities. Some fee increases will apply also.Facilities affected include specialized facilities such as Downs Park, Quiet Waters Park, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Londontowns Publik House & Gardens, the Arundel Olympic Swim Center andEisenhower Golf Course. These facilities charge user fees and offer discounts to senior citizens.
NEWS
April 12, 1995
The London Town Publik House has stood through the American Revolution, the Civil War and the ravages of time. Now, it could fall victim to political sniping.On Monday, the General Assembly killed a bill that would have provided $275,000 to help pay for much-needed repairs to the 230-year-old landmark in Edgewater. The bill's fate was set last week when Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary announced that he was withdrawing the county's share of money to repair the building's chimney, foundation and gardens.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | November 2, 1993
Sleeping for weeks in the belly of a tossing ship, fighting pirates and working four-hour shifts around the clock sounded like great fun to a group of Mayo Elementary School pupils yesterday.Touring the Maryland Dove, docked on the South River in front of London Town Publik House in Edgewater, the children were supposed to learn about the hardships endured by Colonial sailors and settlers who came to Maryland more than 350 years ago. But through the eyes of 9-year-olds, the hardships seemed like adventures.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | March 26, 1995
London Town Publik House is falling down.And its gardens are in sorry condition too.The London Town Foundation Inc., a nonprofit corporation that manages the 10-acre site in Edgewater for Anne Arundel County, wants to do a $550,000 restoration.It would be the largest such undertaking at the property, and one historians say is crucial to keeping the 230-year-old house on the South River standing.Unless the work is done, the brick house, a National Historic Landmark, will rot from the foundation up, say members of the corporation.
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By LYN BACKE | December 5, 1994
When I was a young thing, one of my favorite singers was Teresa Brewer, with her squeaky/throaty voice.A line from one of her hits, of whose title I was never sure, is "All I want is loving you and music, music, music."It's a theme for this week: Gather those you love and go with them to one or a number of holiday concerts, and enjoy the music and being together.* The Naval Academy Women's Glee Club will present Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Hall.
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By LYN BACKE | April 11, 1994
Is nothing sacred? First, in the current round of sequels, there was "Scarlett," the book (which I admit to reading but didn't buy), and the movie.And now there's a cinematic sequel to Casablanca in the works, to be followed by a television miniseries. The mind boggles, but the casting possibilities, at least, are as much fun to contemplate as they were in "Scarlett."Sam Neill and Isabella Rossellini. Edward Asner and Isabella Rossellini. Danny DeVito and Isabella Rossellini. I wonder why casting directors aren't in a bidding war for my services?
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | November 2, 1993
Sleeping for weeks in the belly of a tossing ship, fighting pirates and working four-hour shifts around the clock sounded like great fun to a group of Mayo Elementary School pupils yesterday.Touring the Maryland Dove, docked on the South River in front of London Town Publik House in Edgewater, the children were supposed to learn about the hardships endured by Colonial sailors and settlers who came to Maryland more than 350 years ago. But through the eyes of 9-year-olds, the hardships seemed like adventures.
NEWS
November 13, 1992
The London Town Publik House and Gardens is one of those magical places where one can forget the present and journey back to Colonial times, when Edgewater was a busy tobacco port. During those days, London Town was a crossing on an overland route from Williamsburg, Va., to Philadelphia. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were among the notables who used its ferry.Suburban Annapolis keeps creeping up on London Town. But the Publik House, a restored red-brick Georgian mansion dating to the mid-1760s, still stands guard over the South River, surrounded by a sizable garden that is as enjoyable for strolling in these late, blustery days of autumn as it is during the azalea days of spring.
NEWS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | November 6, 1992
The management of the London Town Publik House and Gardens, overseen by the county since 1828, is scheduled to be turned over to a private foundation next summer.The plan to privatize the historic Edgewater site was first introduced by County Executive Robert R. Neall in his budget proposal last May. Since then, the London Town Publik House and Gardens Commission, the county organization that oversees the museum, has been pursuing plans to create a private foundation.The county will retain ownership and contribute to the costs of operation, as it does with other non-profit arts and cultural organizations, said county spokeswoman Louise Hayman.
NEWS
By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | June 25, 1992
Drawing their wooden ladles through a bubbling pot of stew, Patrick Stokes, 7, and Aalap Dave, 10, turned up their noses at cooking.But otherwise, Aalap, a fifth-grader at Jacobsville Elementary in Pasadena, and Patrick, a third-grader at St. Mary's Elementary in Annapolis, extolled the virtues of the "Living History" camp yesterday at London Town Publik House and Gardens."
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By Lynn Williams | January 20, 1991
Yo ho ho and a bottle of . . . Natty Boh? The Jolly Roger, scourge of the seven seas . . . and the Chesapeake Bay?Piracy, that deadly (but somehow, in retrospect, romantic) trade, did indeed flourish in local waters, according to Washington historian Don Shomette. It all began in the 17th century, he says, when some renegade settlers from Jamestown decided to go "a-pirating." The Chesapeake's earliest pirates went searching for booty in more traditional buccaneering zones, such as the West Indies, and brought their ill-gotten treasures home to Virginia and Maryland.
FEATURES
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Staff Writer | October 4, 1992
The Potting Shed pots againLong-time area residents will remember the Potting Shed on Falls Road, whose owner, Sharon Callahan, was known as the Plant Doctor and had her own radio show in the late '70s and early '80s. The original Potting Shed closed in 1985, but her children, John Callahan and Kelly Williams, have just opened a new one in Fells Point.This Potting Shed is one of the few full-service gardening stores in the city. It sells house plants, cactuses, indoor tropical trees, flowering baskets -- plus gardening tools and supplies and pots.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | June 25, 1992
Drawing their wooden ladles through a bubbling pot of stew, Patrick Stokes, 7, and Aalap Dave, 10, turned up their noses at cooking.But otherwise, Aalap, a fifth-grader at Jacobsville Elementary in Pasadena, and Patrick, a third-grader at St. Mary's Elementary in Annapolis, extolled the virtues of the "Living History" camp yesterday at London Town Publik House and Gardens."
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