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By Judy Reilly and Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 30, 1995
CREATIVITY ABOUNDS in the household of Mark and Carolyn Cherry. The energetic couple have just opened The Cherry Collection, a shop full of Mark's handcrafted twig furniture.The Cherrys are a creative, spirited, hospitable and fun couple, and their newest enterprise reflects their sense of adventure, commitment to craft and belief that art should be affordable.I drove to the shop near New Windsor on a gray Sunday afternoon, parked the car in the driveway, walked down a stone path to a small building behind the main residence, and opened the door.
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By Ellen Nibali, For The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Our yard is absolutely covered with the tips of tree branches. The tree (don't know what kind) isn't dropping fall leaves yet, so what's going on? Squirrels? Two native insects will snip off the tips of tree branches in August and September. The twig girdler makes a cut like a beaver does. You'll see a pointed end at the cut. The twig pruner makes a concave cut. Both insects overwinter as larvae inside the cut twigs littering your lawn and will emerge as beetles next year. To prevent a repeat next year, gather up the twigs and bag up and dispose of them.
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By Linda Lowe Morris | December 8, 1991
Maybe it's a reaction to the chaos and complexity of our lives that we suddenly find ourselves attracted to twigs.Open the pages of any high-class house magazine and at least one article features the rustic look. And right out in front, there's a rocking chair or picture frame or some such thing made of tree branches.You can't look at this stuff without thinking of your childhood -- of days spent in scout camp or sitting on your grandmother's porch -- a time when life was gentler, more innocent.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2011
The Baltimore School for the Arts' endowment will receive a $1 million donation that will help sustain a youth program that has exposed city students to the arts for nearly 30 years. On Friday, city schools CEO Andr├ęs Alonso will announce the gift from longtime school leaders Patricia and Mark Joseph to the school's TWIGS program, which since 1982 has fostered city students' visual and performing arts talents and prepared many underserved students to enroll in the prestigious arts high school.
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November 7, 1997
EVEN GROWN MEN turn into softies in the steamy temperatures of a sauna. Add the ancient custom of bathers beating one another with birch twigs and you can understand what happened to Russian leader Boris N. Yeltsin and Japanese leader Ryutaro Hashimoto at their recent summit.Their informal, Siberian "no-neckties" summit worked. The two men ignored a land dispute that has long prevented normalization of relations. They now hope to sign a belated World War II peace treaty by 2000."This is a major breakthrough in relations," Mr. Yeltsin enthused.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | October 9, 1999
Anyone with a supremely accomplished mother knows what a unique challenge that can be. On one hand, she is someone to be proud of, to emulate. On the other, in her shadow, how do you breathe, let alone persevere in your personal quest?If you're Twig C. George, you use gifts inherited from that same talented mom, plus your own wisdom, wit and experience to find a way.George, of Cockeysville, is the 49-year-old author of two children's books, including "Swimming With Sharks," published this year.
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July 12, 2000
What's for dinner Chimpanzees eat fruit, insects, leaves and sometimes, small mammals. Chimp Chat Chimpanzees are more like humans than any other animal species. Just like us, chimpanzees have two hands with five digits each--complete with fingernails! They use their hands to grasp, pull, pick things up and use tools, like a twig to clean teeth and a rock as a hammer
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | February 28, 2007
There was a pretty good crowd for yesterday's intrasquad game at Fort Lauderdale Stadium, though it's hard to hear anything over the nonstop squawking of the scores of green parakeets that have nested in the overhangs and light standards of the old ballpark. It sounds more like an Alfred Hitchcock movie than a baseball game. No species of parakeet is indigenous to Florida, but parakeet populations are booming here and in the southwestern states. The most common here is the monk parakeet, which builds the kind of large twig nests that are evident in the upper reaches of the Orioles' spring training home.
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By Joseph Gallagher | December 20, 1991
Christmas, of course, refers to the ''mass'' celebrated in memory of the birth of Christ. The French call the feast ''Noel'' -- their word for ''birth,'' which comes from the Latin ''natallis.'' People born December 25 were sometimes named Natalla (Natalie/Natasha). ''Yule'' is probably a pre-Christmas name for December solstice festivities. Of unknown meaning, yule may be the root for ''jolly'' (and the French ''joli'').The holiday toast, ''wassail,'' is an old English phrase meaning ''Be hale.
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By Janice D'Arcy and Janice D'Arcy,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | March 23, 1997
Holiday savingsWith spring comes Easter and Passover, two holidays that mean kids have to give up their sneakers and overalls for a day. Finding reasonably priced dress-up clothes that suit kids and their parents is not always easy, but this season there are plenty of options. The linen separates for boys shown here range from $15 to $45 at JC Penney. The daisy-adorned polka dot dress is $26.99 at Sears.If you're in search of high-fashion footwear for the little tykes in your life, a trip to Norma's Children Shoes is in order.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,liz.bowie@baltsun.com | June 7, 2009
Beatrice Rigby's choice of the flute as an instrument to play in the fourth grade felt as random a selection as what she would eat for lunch that day. But that simple decision to go for the "oooh, shiny" instrument would guide much of the rest of her childhood. She learned quickly and her music teacher at Cross Country Elementary School suggested she try out for the Baltimore School for the Arts' TWIGS program for young city artists. The training at TWIGS prepared her for a place at the School for the Arts, and she will graduate today as an experienced musician and will attend Towson University with the goal of being a music teacher.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | February 28, 2007
There was a pretty good crowd for yesterday's intrasquad game at Fort Lauderdale Stadium, though it's hard to hear anything over the nonstop squawking of the scores of green parakeets that have nested in the overhangs and light standards of the old ballpark. It sounds more like an Alfred Hitchcock movie than a baseball game. No species of parakeet is indigenous to Florida, but parakeet populations are booming here and in the southwestern states. The most common here is the monk parakeet, which builds the kind of large twig nests that are evident in the upper reaches of the Orioles' spring training home.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2003
Sticks and stones may break bones in the traditional playground verse, but in the hands of four area sculptors, they are the raw materials for artistic expression. A new exhibit at Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City, Au Naturelle, includes three-dimensional works made of twigs, dirt, feathers, reeds, seeds and leaves among other natural materials. "We haven't done an environment-based show in a number of years," said Coleen West, executive director of the center. "We want to show a broad view of all of the arts."
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By Dennis Bishop and Dennis Bishop,Special to the Sun | December 1, 2002
I have considered planting some red twig dogwoods in my yard, but other plantings I have seen do not have consistent red stem color. Do some varieties have better color than others? There are two species of dogwood that may be referred to as red twig dogwood, Cornus sanguinea and Cornus sericea. Both plants will grow here; however, we are near the southern extreme of their optimum growing range. C. sanguinea is a European native that has a few good qualities but rarely has good red stem color.
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July 12, 2000
What's for dinner Chimpanzees eat fruit, insects, leaves and sometimes, small mammals. Chimp Chat Chimpanzees are more like humans than any other animal species. Just like us, chimpanzees have two hands with five digits each--complete with fingernails! They use their hands to grasp, pull, pick things up and use tools, like a twig to clean teeth and a rock as a hammer
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June 25, 2000
Q. Many of the plants in my borders, including peppers, black-eyed Susan, oregano, mint and salvias were all attacked by some insect or virus this spring. Small, round spots would appear in rows along the leaves, and the tops of the plant would die. It seems to have slowed down recently. What could be going on? A. Had you looked closer, you would have caught the pest -- the four-lined plant bug. The nymphs are bright red, and the adults are greenish yellow with four black stripes. Their numbers seemed to have been high this spring, so the signs of feeding were dramatic.
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June 25, 2000
Q. Many of the plants in my borders, including peppers, black-eyed Susan, oregano, mint and salvias were all attacked by some insect or virus this spring. Small, round spots would appear in rows along the leaves, and the tops of the plant would die. It seems to have slowed down recently. What could be going on? A. Had you looked closer, you would have caught the pest -- the four-lined plant bug. The nymphs are bright red, and the adults are greenish yellow with four black stripes. Their numbers seemed to have been high this spring, so the signs of feeding were dramatic.
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By BARBARA TUFTY | May 13, 1993
Washington.--Another spring, and we still can see dogwoods flowering in our hardwood forests. Through the vistas of newly leafing oaks and maples, the horizontal sprays of gleaming white dogwood blossoms spread like flurries of snow. The four white ''petals'' we see are really not petals but bracts that grow out from the base of each tight cluster of small greenish flowers.We've been hearing that these lovely trees, the native American dogwood, Cornus Florida, are dying, victims of the fungus anthracnose that has been spreading south from New England since the mid-1970s.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | October 9, 1999
Anyone with a supremely accomplished mother knows what a unique challenge that can be. On one hand, she is someone to be proud of, to emulate. On the other, in her shadow, how do you breathe, let alone persevere in your personal quest?If you're Twig C. George, you use gifts inherited from that same talented mom, plus your own wisdom, wit and experience to find a way.George, of Cockeysville, is the 49-year-old author of two children's books, including "Swimming With Sharks," published this year.
NEWS
June 13, 1999
Q. Maybe I'm going crazy, but it seems as if little bits of leaves and twigs are walking around my evergreen shrubs. I do have a bagworm problem. Are these walking things that look like plant debris related to the bagworm bags?A. Yes, they are. The bagworm larvae that hatched this spring from last year's bags are actively feeding now. They're using the new silken bags -- covered with plant debris -- for protection.For minor infestation, handpick and destroy the bags. Apply the microbial insecticide B.t. (Bacillus thuringiensis)
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