July 1, 2010
When Lyndsey Munoz got the call to play for the North team in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, it took a minute to sink in. North? Isn't her school, St. Mary's in Annapolis, pretty far south? "I was like, 'Cool,' when he told me I made the team. It didn't even register with me that everybody else was on the South team," Munoz said. Every other player from Maryland is on the South side for Saturday's fifth annual Classic at 5:30 p.m. at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium, but a glut of goalies shifted Munoz north.
April 26, 2009
A winding road narrows in St. Mary's County toward the tip of a peninsula. Here, a partially hidden entrance with a sign that reads "St. Marie's" heralds the home of Loretta "Tiny" and Francis Taylor. It is an enchanted, short ride up the driveway, which is bounded on both sides by verdant lawns, toward the main Georgian-style house. Against its white siding and three tall columns of its portico, myriad flowers and blossoming trees burst forth in colors both pale and bold. A brick walk leads to the home's front door, providing the first, brief glance of water before entering the interior foyer.
July 20, 2008
Matt Bjonerud is the young, urban professional who opened his Baltimore rowhouse to a homeless couple last winter. They're still with him this summer. The man still panhandles. But his wife found a job. They no longer sleep in a tent. That's progress. The first time I told you about Bjonerud - it was in March, Easter Sunday - he had just brought the couple in from the cold. They had been living in a ramshackle encampment of homeless people adjacent to a parking lot on an industrial backstretch on the city's south side - far out of sight of most of us, except for when they panhandled on Russell Street.
February 17, 2008
The Harford County Development Advisory Committee serves as a forum for the review of subdivision and site plans submitted to the Department of Planning and Zoning by those seeking building permits. The committee will review these proposals at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the second-floor conference room of the Harford County government building, 220 S. Main St., Bel Air: Bata Business Park-Lots 1 & 2 Location: South side of Pulaski Highway (U.S. 40), east side of Bata Boulevard. Developer: Water's Edge Corporate Campus LLC/G.
August 15, 2007
The Southside, a tangy cocktail made with mint, citrus juices and secrets, is an old-line favorite. It appears in the spring at tailgates in the Maryland hunt country and is still stirring at late-summer, white-shoe gatherings. Once served almost exclusively at private clubs, the cocktail has entered the public domain. Anyone of age now can enjoy a Southside by simply buying a mix and adding ice, rum, gin or vodka, and perhaps some club soda. Membership not required. Recently, I bought a bottle of Lindsay's Southside Mix, then compared the beverage it produced with the Southsides of Andy Ervin, the 85-year-old bartender at the Elkridge Club, and George Lee, the 87-year-old former bartender at the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club.
August 12, 2007
CLARIFICATION An article in Sunday's Travel section gave the impression that Chiodo's Tavern in Pittsburgh was open for business. The bar closed in 2005. THE SUN REGRETS THE ERROR THOMAS WOLFE SAID YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN, but if somebody offers you $500 to try, it can be worth the trip. "Five-hundred bucks?" an old Pittsburgh friend asked. "They are giving you 500 bucks to do Pittsburgh? You could buy the whole town for two grand." Not anymore, I said.