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December 4, 2012
In 1985 I bought a small house in the Cedmont neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore. At the time, I knew nothing about Formstone ("Formstone would be banned on new buildings under proposal," Dec. 1). I have found it to be beautiful, especially up close when it includes subtle shades of pale pink, blue, and gray with sparkles. Several years ago, a storm damaged a small piece of Formstone. I had some difficulty finding a person who could repair it properly, and I am pleased the Formstone artist blended in the new with the old. Baltimore has many charms we can all enjoy, and I'm very pleased to live here and have a unique home.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2013
Standing in the center of downtown Baltimore's economic hub, amid blocks of hotels that house tourists, about 100 advocates called Saturday for adequate and affordable housing that they say has been unjustly denied to the homeless. Chants of "housing is a human right" rang through the Inner Harbor's McKeldin Square, as demonstrators kicked off the fifth-annual "Sleep Out for Housing Justice. " The event was organized by the advocacy group Housing our Neighbors. The organization brought together current and former homeless people, advocates and supporters for the event that included a march to City Hall where they planned to have a community meal, a public forum, and eventually camp out for the night.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum should reopen Oct. 4, the group responsible for making it profitable announced this week. "That's the official goal. That's the date," said Baltimore-based actor and author Mark Redfield, vice president of Poe Baltimore. "Things are coming along. " Tentative plans call for the house to be open weekends until spring 2014, when hours would be expanded. Final details are still being developed, Redfield said, but plans call for a museum that will be similar to what had been available to visitors before the closing of the house in September 2012.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum should reopen Oct. 4, the group responsible for making it profitable announced this week. "That's the official goal. That's the date," said Baltimore-based actor and author Mark Redfield, vice president of Poe Baltimore. "Things are coming along. " Tentative plans call for the house to be open weekends until spring 2014, when hours would be expanded. Final details are still being developed, Redfield said, but plans call for a museum that will be similar to what had been available to visitors before the closing of the house in September 2012.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2013
Standing in the center of downtown Baltimore's economic hub, amid blocks of hotels that house tourists, about 100 advocates called Saturday for adequate and affordable housing that they say has been unjustly denied to the homeless. Chants of "housing is a human right" rang through the Inner Harbor's McKeldin Square, as demonstrators kicked off the fifth-annual "Sleep Out for Housing Justice. " The event was organized by the advocacy group Housing our Neighbors. The organization brought together current and former homeless people, advocates and supporters for the event that included a march to City Hall where they planned to have a community meal, a public forum, and eventually camp out for the night.
FEATURES
By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1996
Just when you thought he had disappeared, Gil Griggs surfaces again. The rascally Colt "Super Fan" of days gone by retired to Monkton and quietly opened a small auction house specializing in valuable documents.But Gil Griggs can't help but be in the middle of another story.He was minding his own business last month, the business of holding an auction. He had mailed out his "Signature House" catalog, which is stockpiled with Civil War documents, presidential notes and macabre fare: Letters from James Earl Ray, artwork by mass murderer John Wayne Gacy and more than two dozen letters, drawings and "comments" from Charles Manson, imprisoned for the 1969 murder of actress Sharon Tate and others.
FEATURES
By Beth Smith | April 21, 1991
The brick facade of the Eastern Shore house is authenticall 18th century and quite handsome. The back lawn, meandering down to the Chester River in a landscaped pattern of roses, rhododendrons and boxwoods, is captured by a custom-made white picket fence.But the interiors of George and Jane Dean's newly restored home, which will be on the Kent County House and Garden Tour, are the creme de la creme of the redo. Decaying old rooms have been turned into lovely little gems of sophistication and design, accented with just the right -- of friendly charm and family comfort -- from the Charleston woven basket in the kitchen to the museum reproduction settee in the living room.
NEWS
By RITA ST. CLAIR and RITA ST. CLAIR,rsca@ritastclair.com | January 3, 2009
Our small, new home is quite cozy, but it lacks adequate storage space for books, CDs and DVDs. We'd prefer something stylistically and functionally different from the standard storage unit, so can you suggest some possibilities for a custom-made piece? And can you tell us how to get started on such a project? "Houses are for living." I'm putting that simple saying in quotes because I'm sure someone must have coined it before me. If not, I'm pleased to claim authorship because it makes an important point.
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By Charlyne Varkonyi and Charlyne Varkonyi,FORT LAUDERDALE SUN-SENTINEL Knight-Ridder News Service | June 9, 1996
The loft town house looked spacious and well planned with a great view -- a lot of house for the money.It took a few minutes to block out what the interior designer had done. Then I mentally inserted our furniture into the room, and reality hit. The rooms would never look this good unless we got rid of everything we owned and down-scaled.The dining room table was glass and only 36 inches in diameter. The couch was undersized -- about a foot shorter than ours. And the bookcase, made with faux stone and glass shelves, seemed to become part of the wall behind it.Looking at model houses can teach you that carefully selected furniture and accessories can make even a 1,200 square foot town house look like the Taj Mahal.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Staff | November 21, 1999
Baltimore tennis star Pam Shriver has chartered a small sailboat for Dec. 5. On that day, her husband's birthday and the date of their first wedding anniversary, she and a handful of their closest friends will sail out three miles from the shoreline and scatter his ashes over the waters of the Pacific.Joe Shapiro died on Sept. 23 at age 52 of complications related to cancer, nine months after he married Pam in a celebrity-filled wedding in Palm Springs, Calif. Pam had known, of course, that her fiance had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, in 1994.
NEWS
December 4, 2012
In 1985 I bought a small house in the Cedmont neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore. At the time, I knew nothing about Formstone ("Formstone would be banned on new buildings under proposal," Dec. 1). I have found it to be beautiful, especially up close when it includes subtle shades of pale pink, blue, and gray with sparkles. Several years ago, a storm damaged a small piece of Formstone. I had some difficulty finding a person who could repair it properly, and I am pleased the Formstone artist blended in the new with the old. Baltimore has many charms we can all enjoy, and I'm very pleased to live here and have a unique home.
NEWS
By RITA ST. CLAIR and RITA ST. CLAIR,rsca@ritastclair.com | January 3, 2009
Our small, new home is quite cozy, but it lacks adequate storage space for books, CDs and DVDs. We'd prefer something stylistically and functionally different from the standard storage unit, so can you suggest some possibilities for a custom-made piece? And can you tell us how to get started on such a project? "Houses are for living." I'm putting that simple saying in quotes because I'm sure someone must have coined it before me. If not, I'm pleased to claim authorship because it makes an important point.
FEATURES
By Charlyne Varkonyi and Charlyne Varkonyi,FORT LAUDERDALE SUN-SENTINEL Knight-Ridder News Service | June 9, 1996
The loft town house looked spacious and well planned with a great view -- a lot of house for the money.It took a few minutes to block out what the interior designer had done. Then I mentally inserted our furniture into the room, and reality hit. The rooms would never look this good unless we got rid of everything we owned and down-scaled.The dining room table was glass and only 36 inches in diameter. The couch was undersized -- about a foot shorter than ours. And the bookcase, made with faux stone and glass shelves, seemed to become part of the wall behind it.Looking at model houses can teach you that carefully selected furniture and accessories can make even a 1,200 square foot town house look like the Taj Mahal.
FEATURES
By Beth Smith | April 21, 1991
The brick facade of the Eastern Shore house is authenticall 18th century and quite handsome. The back lawn, meandering down to the Chester River in a landscaped pattern of roses, rhododendrons and boxwoods, is captured by a custom-made white picket fence.But the interiors of George and Jane Dean's newly restored home, which will be on the Kent County House and Garden Tour, are the creme de la creme of the redo. Decaying old rooms have been turned into lovely little gems of sophistication and design, accented with just the right -- of friendly charm and family comfort -- from the Charleston woven basket in the kitchen to the museum reproduction settee in the living room.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2000
COROLLA, N.C. - Edward Collings Knight Jr. was a railroad executive and amateur artist who "exhibited more talent at spending money than making it." Marie Louise LeBel was his foul-mouthed, hard-drinking wife, who thought nothing of killing a neighbor's dog with a shot from her pearl-handled pistol. The couple caused quite an uproar in the early 1920s, when they arrived on North Carolina's Outer Banks to hunt ducks and geese in Currituck Sound. But that was nothing compared to the fury that erupted when the menfolk barred Marie Knight from joining their hunting clubs because of her gender.
NEWS
By Neal Thompson and Neal Thompson,SUN STAFF | February 1, 1998
He told me, 'You haven't been the only girl in my life.' He said, 'I have had sex with someone else before.' I kept ramming my head against the walls. I just didn't want to live with what he had said to me. I felt like I had lost everything. My family wasn't in the best financial shape, and now he was telling me the one thing I prized more than anything else was taken away. I screamed at him, 'Kill her, kill her.' -- Diane Zamora, Sept. 6, 1996FORT WORTH, Texas -- The journey to the Tarrant County Courthouse for her murder trial tomorrow began 16 blocks away at Harris Methodist Hospital, where 7-pound Diane Zamora emerged as the first child of Carlos and Gloria Zamora.
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