July 21, 2011
Though the LPGA schedule might remain in rebuilding mode for another year or two, it certainly has no shortage of majors. The tour announced a fifth major will join the lineup in 2013, when the Evian Masters completes an overhaul that encompasses a new name, date and course. The tournament, renamed The Evian, will be in mid-September as the season's last major. By then, Evian Golf Club in Bains, France, will have completed a redesign, including amphitheater seating along its final four holes.
March 1, 2009
The Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, will offer Thirst 'n' Howl Musical Productions' Rosie The Riveter, an original revue honoring the women of the 1940s who supported the home front during World War II, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is free. "Heart Health for Women," a free program presented by Marilyn Smedberg-Gobbett, volunteer coordinator with the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. She will discuss prevention, early detection, diagnosis and proper treatment.
November 20, 2008
The U.S. is about to become one big Twilight zone. That is, if it isn't already. With more than 8.5 million copies sold in this country - and 17 million worldwide - Stephenie Meyer's four-volume tale of vampire love among the high-school set is already a bona fide cultural force, especially among the young girls who hang on its every word. But tonight, with the midnight premiere in select theaters of Twilight, based on the first book of the series, the mania may really go big time. "It's just a big mixture of all this drama and romance," said 12-year-old Leia Cunningham, a student at Hereford Middle School who was one of about 50 teen and preteen girls attending a movie prerelease party Saturday at Borders Books in Timonium.
September 19, 2008
College athletic directors and presidents can be downright shameless when it comes to finding new ways to generate revenue, and nowhere is their naked ambition more obvious than when it comes to scheduling games on weeknights. It's a trend that has grown exponentially in recent years thanks to the thirst for television exposure, and now there are schools that would play on a Tuesday at 2 a.m. on an abandoned oil rig in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico if you guaranteed it would be on ESPN2.
August 3, 2008
If a shrill, high-decibel squeal suddenly disrupts the Sunday peace and quiet from sea to shining sea, blame Stephenie Meyer. Probably every teenage girl you know (and more than a few of their mothers) started reading Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final volume in Meyer's vampire saga, when it was released at midnight Saturday. So these 3.2 million fanatical readers are about to discover whether the heroine, Bella, ends up with the unearthly beautiful vampire, Edward, or with the devoted werewolf, Jacob.
July 2, 2008
101 Sangrias and Drinks By Kim Haassarud Wiley / 2008 / $16.95 Sangria - punch made with inexpensive wine mixed with liquor and fruit such as mangoes, peaches, pineapple or raspberries - invites the kind of improvisation provided by Kim Haassarud, who heads a consulting firm that creates signature beverages. The book offers many sangria options, with regional variations and flavors. Although sangrias should be made at least 24 hours in advance so the flavors can blend, Haasarud offers some shortcuts - mashing the fruit slightly or sauteing it in simple syrup over low heat to soften its skin.