September 23, 2011
If you go Getting there From BWI, Southwest Airlines and Delta fly non-stop to Salt Lake City. Organize a one-way car rental with drop-off in Reno. Southwest offers non-stop flights from Reno to Baltimore. When to go Since the terrain traverses flat desert expanses to cresty, narrow mountain passes, the ideal time to visit is spring and fall, to avoid the extreme weather. Lodging Hotel Nevada and Gambling Hall, Ely, Nev., 775-289-6665, hotelnevada.com.
June 29, 2011
"Anything Goes" still makes for a pretty smooth crossing at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia. In case you've forgotten, Cole Porter's 1934 musical lifted the spirits of folks during the Great Depression. Now the reworked 1962 revival has slipped back into its tap shoes to take our minds off our own financial woes. The festive mood is infectious from the moment you enter the comfy Columbia playhouse. Nautical flags flap from the rafters, part of set designer David A. Hopkins's ploy to transform Toby's theater-in-the-round into the top three levels of a classic ocean liner.
October 26, 2007
Donald F. Reno Sr., a retired Black & Decker advertising executive, died Sunday at Future Care-Chesapeake in Arnold of complications from a broken hip. The Cockeysville resident was 82. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Gwynns Falls area, he was a 1943 graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree at the Johns Hopkins University. During World War II, he was stationed in Panama with the Army as a photo lithographer. After the war, he held positions in printing and advertising.
April 30, 2007
Eleanor Aldridge, who with her husband opened Reno's Restaurant more than 50 years ago at a rural crossroads in Gambrills, died of pneumonia Thursday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 92. For more than two decades, she ran the business side of the small restaurant and did much of the home-style cooking. In retirement, she continued to make the coleslaw and soups as well as a few other dishes. In recent years, as her health declined, she did not cook but came in a few times a week to look in on the kitchen, see customers and chat with family.
April 27, 2007
PAUL FINCH, 75 News service writer Paul Finch, who directed coverage of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and the Tlatelolco massacre for the Associated Press, has died in Reno, where he started his career more than 50 years ago. Mr. Finch had a stroke two weeks ago and died Tuesday, said his wife, Joyce. Mr. Finch joined the AP in 1956. He worked in Reno, San Francisco, Sacramento, New York, Caracas and Mexico City.
February 23, 2007
Sketch comedy thrives on TV. Its hit-and-miss nature is perfect for a medium that allows the viewer to walk away for a few minutes. The movies are less tolerant: If you don't hit the target every time, you've got some explaining to do. The heroes of Reno 911!: Miami frequently miss their targets -- or hit the wrong ones -- and are left with too much explaining to do. If you're familiar with Reno: 911 on Comedy Central, you need no introduction to this doltish octet of law enforcers led by gung-ho Jim Dangle (Thomas Lennon)