September 24, 2003
MARY ELIZABETH McNAIR, 90, of Salisbury and formerly of Baltimore, died Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Wicomico Nursing Home. Born in Wilmette, Illinois on October 19, 1912 she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Elizabeth McNulty. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wilson McNair whom she married in 1935. She graduated from Connecticut College for Women. She was an ardent horticulturist, a founding member of the Holly Society of America, a member of the Daffodil Society in Baltimore, the Catonsville Garden Club for more than 50 years, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Garden Club of America.
July 16, 2007
J. DONALD BRANDT, 78 Delaware journalist J. Donald Brandt, a veteran Delaware journalist and former editor of The News Journal of Wilmington, died Thursday in the West Indies after being hospitalized on Montserrat with a collapsed lung, said his daughter, Robin L. Brandt. In 1961, Mr. Brandt joined The Morning News, which later merged with The Evening Journal into The News Journal, as a copy editor. He went on to serve as garden columnist, assistant city editor, editorial writer, editorial editor, public editor and managing editor.
January 9, 2005
Amy Jean Cocklin and Michael Ryan Cox were married on November 6, 2004. The wedding ceremony and reception took place at the Stone Mill Inn in Hallam, PA. The bride was attended by Matron of Honor, Jaimie Miller; Maid of Honor, sister, Becky Cocklin; bridesmaids, Jen Cartagena and Barb Sheeler. The groom was attended by Best Men, Louis Hyman and Paul More; groomsmen, Ryan Ridenour and Dennis Kleppick. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Nancy Cocklin, of Dillsburg, PA. She is an alumna of Northern York County High School and a graduate of Duquesne University.
January 16, 1994
At the pinnacle of its power, England ruled an empire that embraced more than one-quarter of the globe. When the British flag flew over steamy jungles in Africa, sweltering Indian plains, plantations in the West Indies and the American Colonies, England tried to flex its cultural as well as political muscle.But in those distant and foreign lands, the British also were fascinated with native lifestyles. In India, for example, that meant wearing irresistible Kashmiri shawls and collecting dhurrie rugs and Benares brass for their homes away from home while importing their wicker, maintaining the tradition of high tea, and setting up polo fields and croquet.
October 2, 2003
Who says you can't go home again? For lots of folks, Peerce's Plantation was like a second home - the place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, bar mitzvahs, weddings. Or just to enjoy dinner out. When Peerce's closed 2 1/2 years ago, many mourned its passing. Guess what reopened this week? New owners Eric and Jackson Dott, with the help of general manager Peter Weston, have spent months renovating the old building to bring back the feeling of Peerce's glory days. Weston says they've entirely rebuilt and revamped the structure but kept the basic design the same.
November 2, 1997
Fashion and furniture were the words du jour at the recent International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C.At a time when the furniture industry in general has been in a slump, the home collections of fashion designers like Alexander Julian and Ralph Lauren have been hugely successful. They offer the comfort of name recognition, while most furniture companies are largely unknown to consumers.This market Bill Blass introduced his first line of furniture and accessories for Pennsylvania House.
February 22, 1998
Gentlemen, I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First, I shall thank you, the gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves. Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies where I have experimented with some of the newest and still oldest methods for control of slaves. Ancient Rome would envy us if my program is implemented.
May 9, 1998
Joshua Johnson, considered by art historians and collectors the first significant black American portrait painter, lived and painted in Baltimore during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.While much of his work has survived and is in major collections, Johnson himself remains somewhat of an enigma. How he spelled his name, or if he was even black, have been open tospeculation.His name appears in city directories between 1795 and 1825, listed as Johnson or Johnston. In the 1816-1817 directory, there is a Joshua Johnson, a painter and "Free Householder of Colour."
January 13, 2010
Local faith leaders call for immigration reform Several Baltimore-area faith leaders speaking at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday called for immigration reform, a month after Congress introduced legislation addressing the topic. The Rev. Joe Muth of St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church on Loch Raven Boulevard said he opened an immigration center at his church 10 years ago. He said the center guides people through the legalization procedure and would like to see the federal government adopt a model that would expedite the naturalization process.
October 24, 1992
"Yet do I marvel at this curious thing," the American poet Countee Cullen wrote in the 1920s, "to make a poet black and bid him sing!" For West Indian poet Derek Walcott, there was cause to rejoice this month when the Swedish academy awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature.Mr. Walcott, who teaches writing and literature at Boston University, has been compared to the Greek poets of antiquity for his luminous language and majestic narratives. His poems both celebrate the rich cultural diversity of his native West Indies and evoke the darkness of colonialism, slavery and exile.