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By JACQUES KELLY | December 3, 1995
For 30 years the invitation arrived a few days after Thanksgiving. Most of the time it was the first piece of holiday material to pass through the mail slot.The cards summoned me, my parents and siblings to a treasure hunt, a night of Christmas gift-exchanging devised by an old family friend. It was a ritual that changed little in those three decades. I often took it for granted and occasionally cursed it under my breath. But today, now that its hostess is no longer with us, I miss treasure-hunt night.
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By Laura Barnhardt Cech, For The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
Once summer break begins, boredom can set in. Before the whining starts, we've come up with a list of activities proven with local families. Because there are two kinds of fun we search for during Maryland's summer - in the shade and in the water - we've divided them accordingly. Ice rinks are most popular in the winter months, but we're not sure why everyone in Baltimore isn't gliding around on the cool ice when it's hazy, hot and humid outside. Check out the programs at Mount Pleasant Ice Arena ( mtpleasanticearena.com )
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By Sheila Young, Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2011
On the wave-tossed banks of the Eastern Shore, treasure washes onto the sand every day —ordinary glass thrown into the water decades ago, where it was broken and beaten by the sea for years, emerging finally as rare and beautiful "sea glass. " Some call sea glass "Tears of the Mermaids," and once you see its luminous glow against the sand, you understand why. My interest began last October, when my sister and niece proposed a sea-glass hunt at Tolchester Beach near Chestertown on the Eastern Shore.
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By Beth Aaltonen and For The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Back from Tribal Council, Spencer is trying to hold it together, but he's basically seen all his plans and schemes go down in flames because Kass couldn't stand Sarah. Spencer can't listen to her talk about strategy, because she's playing with her emotions and she's just lucky that it's worked out in her favor so far. The next day, with Sarah gone, Kass needs someone else to hate, and it looks like Morgan is it. She very passive-aggressively, and then just aggressive-aggressively says that Morgan doesn't do anything to help around camp.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | July 10, 2009
With chunks of meteorites fetching thousands of dollars on the commercial market, news of the spectacular meteor that soared over parts of Maryland and Pennsylvania early Monday has touched off a cosmic treasure hunt. Professional meteorite hunters and collectors are scrambling to track down, grab (or buy if they must) any pieces of the Mason-Dixon meteor that might have survived the fall to Earth. "This is the Super Bowl," Steve "Meteorite Man" Arnold said Wednesday night after flying in from Arkansas to join the hunt.
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By Brittany Santarpio, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2011
While at sea looting other ships or discovering buried treasure, any pirate would say, "It's a pirate's life for me. " But is it the one for you? Find out Saturday, as pirates hold Baltimore captive at the annual Fells Point Privateer Day. Sponsored by Fell's Point Main Street, Privateer Day invites guests young and old to participate in a variety of daytime activities geared toward the whole family. Eat, sing, drink, dance and celebrate maritime history with the most daring and cunning of seafarers.
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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | November 8, 1998
It just didn't add up.Technicians at U.S. West, the Denver-based telephone company, couldn't understand last May why directory-assistance computers were grinding away for minutes to find phone numbers when they normally needed seconds. At one point, the slowdown even threatened to shutter the company's Phoenix service center. What was going on?Alarmed that hackers were afoot, U.S. West scrambled its Intrusion Response Team. The squad of computer experts combed through the company's labyrinthine computer network and found a mysterious software program running on more than 2,500 machines.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | November 16, 1995
UFTRUNGEN, Germany -- Deep beneath a green hillside, amid the flutter of bats and the chill of subterranean pools, the solution to a 50-year-old mystery lies buried in a cave's wartime rubble.Its long-running cast of characters includes gaunt slave laborers, frantic Nazi officers, Soviet troops with dynamite, inquisitive East German secret police and, most recently, German researchers and American salvage experts.At the heart of the mystery is this question: Did the Nazis drive truckloads of priceless art into this old cave, called the Heimkehle, or are the buried trucks empty, merely the refuse of a destroyed empire?
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By Yolanda Garfield | October 4, 1992
TC Consignment shopping feels like discovering gold at the end of the rainbow.It's a treasure hunt with many satisfied participants.The shopkeeper earns a commission by selling clients' furniture and accessories -- some new, some not. The clients -- artisans, antiquers and homeowners who are changing decor -- recoup some of their investment in the pieces when they sell. And the savvy shopper who patiently scouts in consignment shops takes home the value-priced treasures.
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By Laura Barnhardt Cech, For The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
Once summer break begins, boredom can set in. Before the whining starts, we've come up with a list of activities proven with local families. Because there are two kinds of fun we search for during Maryland's summer - in the shade and in the water - we've divided them accordingly. Ice rinks are most popular in the winter months, but we're not sure why everyone in Baltimore isn't gliding around on the cool ice when it's hazy, hot and humid outside. Check out the programs at Mount Pleasant Ice Arena ( mtpleasanticearena.com )
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2013
Fourteen-year-old Caitlyn Fernandes of Dayton has dreams of one day being an actress, but when she landed a role in a television special that will air this week on Maryland Public Television, it wasn't the bright lights that attracted her attention. It was the dolphins. Filming for the show, "The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt," took place after hours over several days at the National Aquarium in Baltimore . For the Glenelg High School freshman, it was a dream come true. "I'm really into animals, so seeing all of the aquatic life was my favorite part," she said.
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June 24, 2011
Theater performance The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre presents "The Marvelous Wonderettes," a musical featuring girl-group songs from the 1950s and 1960s. The show opens Thursday, June 30, at 143 Compromise St. in Annapolis, and runs through July 24. Set at the 1958 Springfield High School prom, the show features four local women as a singing group with big hopes and dreams. Show times are 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Tickets $18. For tickets and more information, call 410-268-9212 or go to summergarden.com.
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By Brittany Santarpio, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2011
While at sea looting other ships or discovering buried treasure, any pirate would say, "It's a pirate's life for me. " But is it the one for you? Find out Saturday, as pirates hold Baltimore captive at the annual Fells Point Privateer Day. Sponsored by Fell's Point Main Street, Privateer Day invites guests young and old to participate in a variety of daytime activities geared toward the whole family. Eat, sing, drink, dance and celebrate maritime history with the most daring and cunning of seafarers.
TRAVEL
By Sheila Young, Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2011
On the wave-tossed banks of the Eastern Shore, treasure washes onto the sand every day —ordinary glass thrown into the water decades ago, where it was broken and beaten by the sea for years, emerging finally as rare and beautiful "sea glass. " Some call sea glass "Tears of the Mermaids," and once you see its luminous glow against the sand, you understand why. My interest began last October, when my sister and niece proposed a sea-glass hunt at Tolchester Beach near Chestertown on the Eastern Shore.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | July 10, 2009
With chunks of meteorites fetching thousands of dollars on the commercial market, news of the spectacular meteor that soared over parts of Maryland and Pennsylvania early Monday has touched off a cosmic treasure hunt. Professional meteorite hunters and collectors are scrambling to track down, grab (or buy if they must) any pieces of the Mason-Dixon meteor that might have survived the fall to Earth. "This is the Super Bowl," Steve "Meteorite Man" Arnold said Wednesday night after flying in from Arkansas to join the hunt.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | April 15, 2008
Licien "Lun" Harris, a retired fashion illustrator who was a voice for neighborhood preservation and beautification through tree planting, died of a stroke April 8 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 89. A resident of Bolton Hill for nearly six decades, she was a former board member of the Baltimore City Planning Commission, where she cast negative votes when plans for an interstate highway were discussed at its meetings. She was a founding member and former president of Baltimore Heritage, a preservation advocacy group.
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By Bob Keefe and Bob Keefe,Cox News Service | May 22, 2007
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Visit Disney's theme parks here and in Orlando, Fla., beginning today, and you might see kids paying more attention to their video games than to Mickey Mouse or the teacup ride. In its latest move to connect its myriad businesses with consumers, Walt Disney Co. is launching a virtual "treasure hunt" that lets kids with Nintendo DS portable video game players and Disney's newest Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End game roam the park and wirelessly download electronic "booty."
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By Karin Remesch | August 1, 1996
FirefightersFor a weekend of family fun that includes a carnival and firefighter skill competitions, attend the Carlisle Firefighters' Jamboree and Fair Friday through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pa.The three-day event also features antique fire apparatus competitions, antique and modern fire apparatus displays, fire and personal safety seminars and live entertainment. Kids will take fire truck rides and learn about fire safety.Gates open at 8 a.m. each day. Admission is $4 for adults and free for children under 12. Call (717)
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By Bob Keefe and Bob Keefe,Cox News Service | May 22, 2007
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Visit Disney's theme parks here and in Orlando, Fla., beginning today, and you might see kids paying more attention to their video games than to Mickey Mouse or the teacup ride. In its latest move to connect its myriad businesses with consumers, Walt Disney Co. is launching a virtual "treasure hunt" that lets kids with Nintendo DS portable video game players and Disney's newest Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End game roam the park and wirelessly download electronic "booty."
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,[sun reporter] | August 27, 2006
WHEN THE BALTIMORE SUMMER Antiques Show opens Thursday, visitors may be faced with too much of a good thing. More than 550 exhibitors will be selling everything from vintage postcards to period furniture. What's a novice collector to do? Amateurs, suggests Terry Kovel, co-author of the best-selling Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price List, should visit several shows without buying anything. They should ask millions of questions and in the process discover the kinds of antiques that appeal to them.
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