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By RITA ST.CLAIR | October 21, 1990
A sense of comfort is experienced in different ways by different people. Even luxury and elegance, which in many minds can be achieved only through the use of richly crafted objects and exotic materials, are best expressed, in the opinion of some, by the simplicity of Shaker-style furniture.The bedroom shown in the photo serves as a case study of how one designer fulfilled her own notion of elegance. Manufactured by Ethan Allen, this "Country Craftsman" collection of solid pine pieces was inspired by the American Shaker movement in both its materials and its lines.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,Special To The Sun | June 1, 2008
When the disco music came on at the wedding of Damon Foreman's daughter last weekend, he and his wife, Mary Ellen Baker, busted out some slick dance moves that had the other guests applauding. Mo and Barbara Dutterer of Columbia spent their eight-hour drive on Memorial Day weekend listening to Amii Stewart's "Knock on Wood" and planning out a swing dance routine. And recently, Michael and Karen Schonfeld of Ellicott City hit the dance floor at a club in Las Vegas, showing off their swing dance combinations.
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By Jess Blumberg | September 12, 2002
Craving some 18th-century fun without the hassle of climbing into your rusty old time machine? This weekend, the Shaker Forest Festival in Gaithersburg will take you back, way back. The Shakers originated in Manchester, England, in the mid-1700s and evolved from the Quakers. The group, whose name came from their unusual mannerisms during prayer services, believed in four main principles: celibacy, common property ownership, confession of sins and separation from the world. The festival is an appreciation and celebration of the Shaker way of life and more.
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By Glenn C. Altschuler and Glenn C. Altschuler,[Special to The Sun] | August 12, 2007
Seizing Destiny How America Grew from Sea to Shining Sea By Richard Kluger Alfred A. Knopf / 649 pages/ $35 Millions of Americans were flocking to the fertile valleys of the Mississippi and following the Missouri to its head springs, President James K. Polk announced in his March 1845 inaugural address. They were "establishing the blessings of self-government" in villages and towns reaching toward the Pacific Ocean. The president promised to protect these patriotic pioneers "wherever they may be upon our soil" and bring American law to "the distant regions which they have selected for their homes."
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By Lita Solis-Cohen | March 31, 1991
The Shakers are vanishing and so are some old assumptions about the simple furniture and useful objects made by this celibate communal religious sect.New interest and new scholarship have come along just as the movement is ending. In October the Shakers' last religious leader, Eldress Bertha Lindsay, died at her home in Canterbury, N.H., at 93. She is survived by only one Shaker sister at Canterbury and a small community at Sabbathday Lake, Maine.In the last few years celebrity collectors Bill Cosby and Oprah Winfrey, and others less famous, have paid maximum prices for minimalist pieces produced by the Shakers.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | March 30, 1993
The county's traffic engineering department has agreed to conduct traffic counts and speed studies on Shaker Drive and Vollmerhausen Road over the next month to see if safety changes are needed.The Kings Contrivance village board requested the studies after about 25 residents, most of whom live near Shaker Drive, turned out at a meeting earlier this month, complaining of increased traffic, speeding and dangerous curves and intersections."With the onset of summer and an increase in pedestrians throughout the village, we want to implement controls if they prove to be appropriate as soon as possible," wrote village board Chairman George Pangburn in a letter to traffic engineering chief C. Edward Walter.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | August 3, 1993
The county Department of Public Works will begin installing 14 "flat top speed humps," the county's first, on Shaker Drive in Kings Contrivance within a week to 10 days. And by fall, motorists will begin seeing the devices on other east Columbia streets.The Kings Contrivance Village Board, responding to residents' concerns that speeding vehicles were threatening safety on Shaker Drive, approved the division's recommendation earlier this month."When you have people who are afraid to let children cross Shaker Drive because of speed, you have to look twice," said C. Edward Walter, chief of the traffic engineering division.
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By Brian Meltzer and Brian Meltzer,SUN STAFF | September 4, 2003
What better place to drive than the Corvettes Unlimited Corvette Club's "Vettes In Glasstown XXIV" show on Sunday? The event exhibits more than 200 Corvettes, all competing at 3 p.m. in various groups for coveted trophies. Parking is free and tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $7 for students and free for children under 5. Admission fee includes Wheaton Village attractions. The show, which runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m., is located at Wheaton Village, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, N.J. Rain date is Sept.
NEWS
December 21, 1993
POLICE LOG* Kings Contrivance: 10200 block of Shaker Drive: A TV, phone, furniture and camera were stolen after someone entered through a home's rear window Wednesday.
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By Lita Solis-Cohen | January 27, 1991
"Out of the Closet: American Hangers," the current exhibition of 170 old clothes hangers at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery on Hudson Street in New York, raises another lowly object to the category of art.Not since 1920 when the dada artist Man Ray created a sculpture of 147 coat hangers have clothes hangers been looked upon as art.The hangers on view, dating from the late 19th century through about 1940, are from the collection formed by Harris Diamant, a TTC one-time New York public school English teacher who for the last 25 years has supported himself as an antiques dealer specializing in folk art. He closed his shop two years ago and now deals privately in architectural renderings and makes steel sculpture.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | April 29, 2007
Keith Dickson pulled a thin slab of cherry wood from a pile wrapped tight with plastic and placed it in a long rectangular box filled with boiling water. "Some nights I bend 50 to 100 bands of wood," he said as he removed a piece from the water, bent it around a wooden mold and secured it with copper tacks. "It's very relaxing for me." Dickson, 54, was making Shaker boxes in his home-based studio. He started making the boxes in 1992 as a hobby, he said, but when he took them to a craft show, the boxes were a hit. "Very quickly, the boxes became half my business," the Westminster resident said.
SPORTS
By HEATHER DINICH and HEATHER DINICH,SUN REPORTER | January 1, 2007
The University of Maryland's quarterback situation is sure to generate debate in 2007. Will coach Ralph Friedgen give 2006 backup Jordan Steffy the opportunity he has been waiting for? Or is Josh Portis, the much-hyped transfer from Florida, too good to be a backup? Odds are Friedgen will open the competition and eventually give Steffy a chance to play himself out of the No. 1 spot. Steffy played in one game in 2006 - the season opener vs. William and Mary - and threw five incomplete passes and one interception.
NEWS
October 5, 1990
Bertha Lindsay, 93, the last eldress of the Shakers, a celibate religious sect that promoted communal living and pacifism for more than 200 years, died Wednesday in Canterbury, N.H. She was one of the last members of the religious group that once boasted 6,000 members in 24 communities. A 94-year-old Shaker Sister remains in Canterbury, once home to 400 Shaker residents. Fewer than 10 now live in Maine. Able to add to their ranks only by taking in orphans or converts, Shaker spiritual leaders decided to halt new membership in 1965, but Eldress Lindsay often said the movement's beliefs would not die with the last Shakers.
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February 9, 1993
POLICE* Long Reach: : 6700 block of Alexander Bell Drive: Someone stole a $2,200 laptop computer from General Physics International between 5 p.m. Wednesday and noon Friday.* Kings Contrivance: : 10100 block of Shaker Drive: Someone destroyed five driveway patio lights between 9:45 p.m. Friday and 9:15 a.m. Saturday.
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