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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2008
Millicent Jordan vividly recalls the first aluminum Christmas tree she ever purchased. She was 22 years old when she saw the sad-looking little silver tree at a garage sale. "It was marvelous," says Jordan, 38, of Forest Hill. "It came with a rotating color wheel that changed the hue of the tree. I was fascinated by it." She purchased the tree - which she still owns - and 16 years later, it is part of a collection of vintage Christmas trees. Today, she is opening an exhibit at the Liriodendron featuring about 30 aluminum trees that are a kaleidoscope of colors, including green, blue, silver, blue and green, and pink.
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November 16, 2011
Station North, 16 W. North Ave., and Load of Fun, 120 North Ave. - host the Black Friday Art & Craft Market, Nov. 25, 3-8 p.m., featuring original art and crafts by members of Charm City Craft Mafia, Baltimore Etsy Street Team and Station North artists, plus music by Her Fantastic Cats, Femi the DriFish and the Out of Water eXperience, Wendel Patrick, and disc jockey Dubble 8. Ben Stone. E-mail ben.stone@stationnorth.org , call 410-962-7075 or go to http://www.stationnorth.org/finalfridays.
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Aegis staff reports | May 12, 2013
A line of thunderstorms passed through Harford County Saturday afternoon, knocking down trees - including one at the Harford County Courthouse - and causing sporadic power outages. By 7:30 p.m., the BGE web site was reporting roughly 2,200 customers were without power in the immediate aftermath of the storm; more than 1,500 had power restored and more than crews were working to get 700 more back on line. Hardest hit were areas along Route 24 from Forest Hill to Joppa, and in the greater Havre de Grace area.
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April 7, 1991
Celebrating the majesty of trees, county and town officials sang theleafy plants' praises at Wednesday's Arbor Day celebration."How can you hate (trees)," asked Neil Ridgely, county landscape plan reviewer. "They're like a good dog. They don't bite and they keep on giving until the end."During the second annual county celebration, trees were presentedto the representatives of each county municipality.In contrast to the taller American Elms distributed last year, the county gave smaller, flowering Japanese Snowbell trees during the celebration.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2012
Who doesn't love a tree? Apparently, criminals. Researchers have found that leafier places in Baltimore tend to have lower crime rates than those with few or no trees. A new study looking across Baltimore City and Baltimore County has found that with few exceptions, the frequency of crimes reported in a particular block or neighborhood goes down as the tree cover gets thicker. Just a 10 percent increase in leaf canopy was associated with a 12 percent drop in crime, it concluded. The study, published online in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning, supports arguments by advocates that environmental factors, and not just more police, can fight crime.
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July 13, 2012
I am writing In response to the July 5 letter on Columbia's open space. In order to manage storm water runoff, save us money, and be "green," CA has increased stream buffer areas and done some community reforestation centered around Earth Day and supported by grass roots groups and local residents. There is no big plan to eliminate open, unforested areas, and an area doesn't need to be a grass field in order to be considered "usable. " Many residents prefer to use open space with trees and shade.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2011
Baltimoreans — at least some of them — care passionately about their trees. One thousand of them signed onto an online petition by late Wednesday calling on City Hall to "halt the clear-cutting" of trees downtown so race fans could get a better view of the Baltimore Grand Prix . The petition drive's organizer said he planned to go to court to block any further tree removal for the three-day street race. City officials and race organizers, meanwhile, scrambled to quell the anger by explaining that far fewer trees were being removed for spectator grandstands than previously reported, and that the Grand Prix had agreed to plant nearly four times as many trees as it was cutting down — increasing rather than whacking the downtown's meager tree canopy.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2011
The pizazz of 157 decorated trees sends a joyous message as the doors swing open in a spectacular Christmas display at a children's residential treatment center in Timonium. "It was so much fun for the kids," said floral designer Jake Boone, who continues a holiday tradition established at St. Vincent's Villa by Patricia Breslin Modell, the philanthropist and wife of Ravens owner Art Modell . After her death in October, a group of volunteers continued what she and Boone conceived as a holiday surprise party for the 105 children, aged 14 and under, who live at the Villa, where they receive continuing treatment for emotional and behavioral disabilities.
NEWS
April 9, 2013
The owner of a Edgewater-based tree service was convicted Tuesday on three counts of critical area violations for removing dozens of trees in Severna Park, allegedly so the property owners could have a better view of the Severn River, according to Maryland's Attorney General. Dennis Russell Paddy Sr., 44, of Edgewater, owner of Paddy Stump Grinding, cut down dozens of trees in an expanded buffer area along Bellehahn Court, according to the attorney general. Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch sentenced Paddy to perform 80 hours of community service along with 12 months probation, after granting probation before judgment.
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By Eileen Tarcay | October 22, 1990
My heart changes like the treeslosing green faith and nesting placestouched to brittleness by coldflaming with farewelldropping tokens of lovedropping pledges to returnand be green again.
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