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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
Just what the Hons of Hampden wanted to hear -- more proof that yuppies have commandeered the neighborhood. According to a poll conducted by Gawker , Hampden has been voted Baltimore's equivalent of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Let's see.... Hand poured cups of single source coffee? Check Charcuterie dangling from the ceiling? Check Cloth diapers and woven wraps for babywearing? Check Faux-old fashion barber shop with a straight razor shave? Check A Belgian beer bar in the former Red Man's Hall?
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
The president of Washington College announced Tuesday that he will step down this fall to take a new post in Virginia. Mitchell B. Reiss, who has led the college in Chestertown for four years, will become the new CEO and president of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Virginia in October, according to a release from the college. "This is sooner than I would have chosen to leave Washington College," Reiss said in a statement. "But the college is in a strong position for the future, with great senior leadership across the board, and this new opportunity - to lead a renowned living history museum that is so crucial to our nation's sense of identity - is one I simply could not turn down.
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November 23, 1994
Comedian Jay Leno joked that the meeting of Republican governors in Williamsburg was appropriate since they "are trying to return to the 17th century." More like the 18th. The GOP contingent called for a modern form of original, constitutional federalism, in which each governor is free to do as he or she pleases, within reasonable limits, to solve their states' problems and to avoid unwanted obligations imposed on them by Congress.The message of this month's voting is that Americans want closer-to-home decision-making.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
Just what the Hons of Hampden wanted to hear -- more proof that yuppies have commandeered the neighborhood. According to a poll conducted by Gawker , Hampden has been voted Baltimore's equivalent of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Let's see.... Hand poured cups of single source coffee? Check Charcuterie dangling from the ceiling? Check Cloth diapers and woven wraps for babywearing? Check Faux-old fashion barber shop with a straight razor shave? Check A Belgian beer bar in the former Red Man's Hall?
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May 27, 1993
Williamsburg Builders received two Silver Merit Honor Awards from the Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland at a banquet held last month at Martin's West.The builder received awards for The Wesley House in Hobbit's Glen in the category of custom home from $225,000 to $274,999, and The Barrington Manor III House in Hobbit's Glen in the category of single-family home from $325,000 to $399,999.
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By Andrew Petkofsky and Andrew Petkofsky,RICHMOND TIMES-DISPACH | July 18, 2002
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The elegant homes and gardens of 18th-century Williamsburg might have existed in a busy and crowded landscape of barns and sheds and workyards quite unlike the sedate atmosphere of the restored historic area today. Archaeologists exploring beneath the ground on the site of a proposed parking garage just outside the historic area have found evidence that a grand home and its garden existed within the same block as a stable, brick kiln, window-making shop, saw pit and other proto-industrial facilities.
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March 4, 2001
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is throwing a yearlong birthday party to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Beginning March 19, the 173-acre living-history museum will focus its programs on the events of 1774 -- when revolution was in the air and Colonists were itching for independence. New this year will be seasonally changing events that highlight 1774 and the impact they had on the coming revolution. This spring, for example, visitors will learn how the House of Burgesses promoted a fasting day to support Bostonians after the Boston Tea Party.
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By Charles Belfoure and Charles Belfoure,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 6, 1997
"Architecture is often left to gentlemen who have a knowledge of design but no practical experience or to carpenters-builders who know their craft but nothing of architecture."BERLIN -- O. R. White can easily refute that statement of Benjamin Latrobe, an architect of note who once practiced in Baltimore. White's own home on Trappe Creek Drive is a unique combination of his architectural scholarship and his finely honed construction skills.With his wife, Annette, they have built a handsome two-story Williamsburg Colonial home and garden 100 feet from Trappe Creek, a tidal stream that empties into Chincoteague Bay a few miles away.
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By Dale Brown and Dale Brown,Special to the Sun | June 7, 1998
So steeped is Williamsburg in American Colonial history that you forget it has had other pasts as well.My friends and I were reminded of this on a recent visit by a rifle-carrying Confederate soldier we came across on an evening walk. He was in a state of near hysteria as he accosted us, frantic to know whether we had seen his buddy who had gone missing. Both, he said, had fought side by side earlier in the day as part of a 20,000-man Southern force trying to hold back an onslaught of 25,000 Yankees determined to march through Williamsburg on the one road connecting Fort Monroe at the tip of the Virginia Peninsula with Richmond.
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By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,Sun Reporter | April 22, 2007
JAMESTOWN, VA. My daughter, Isabelle, loves great stories -- especially the ones that are full of gloom. Her favorite movie scene is from Cinderella, when the main character's stepsisters rip apart her lovely pink dress just before the ball, followed closely by one from The Little Mermaid, when Ariel despairs after her father destroys all the knick-knacks the young mermaid collected from the forbidden human world.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2011
Dr. William Lehman Guyton, a retired surgeon, World War II combat veteran and pre-eminent collector of American silhouettes, died May 23 of pneumonia at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. He was 96. The son of a physician and a homemaker, Dr. Guyton was born and raised in Baltimore. He was a 1931 graduate of City College and a 1934 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He earned his medical degree in 1938 from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his surgical internship and residency at the old Church Hospital in 1942, when he was commissioned in the Army.
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By Karen Nitkin, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2011
Williamsburg, Va., which already has parks and attractions galore for Baltimore day-trippers, has added a half-marathon and 8K race, taking place Saturday and Sunday. Participating runners get the usual T-shirts and protein bars, but also receive free tickets to Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg, and discounts for friends and family. They get the chance to run through the streets of the living history museum in the early hours, before it gets crowded, and the satisfaction of helping not one but two causes.
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By Brittany Santarpio, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2011
Last week, TripAdvisor named Williamsburg, Va., as the top place for families to discover. The Virginia's Historic Triangle includes Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Amusement Park and Jamestown Settlement. Those wanting to get a jump on visiting the area can head into the past this weekend when history repeats itself as hundreds of re-enactors charge the battlefield during Jamestown Settlement's annual "Military Through the Ages. " Pseudo soldiers guard enemy lines as they depict wars from the 18th century to today.
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By Susan Reimer and Susan Reimer,susan.reimer@baltsun.com | December 13, 2009
WILLIAMSBURG, VA -. If your only exposure to Colonial Williamsburg occurred in the company of a busload of unruly middle-schoolers, you owe yourself a return visit during December, when the air is cooler, the streets are quieter and the town is dressed in its holiday finest. At Christmastime, homes in the historic district, in addition to those in nearby neighborhoods, put on elaborate displays of fruit- and flower-laden wreaths, boughs and swags and miles of pine roping. People didn't use fruit to decorate in Revolutionary War Williamsburg and, restoration purists will tell you, they would not be allowed to start such a historically inaccurate tradition today.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | February 24, 2009
Go here: Step back in time to walk the streets that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry walked on the road to American independence. Scores of original buildings and hundreds of homes, shops and public buildings are reconstructed over 301 acres most on their original foundations. Tickets start at $21.95 for a one-day pass for adults; children ages 6 to 17 get half off with a paying adult. Stay here: Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of accommodations ranging from budget hotels to Colonial houses to the grand Williamsburg Inn , 136 E. Francis St., 800-745-8883.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman | December 14, 2008
Williamsburg Holiday Decorations Package What's the deal?: Take a step back in time to a simpler Christmas at historic Colonial Williamsburg, Va. Candles, decorations, costumed performers and musicians set the tone for a spirited, down-home 18th-century holiday. The Holiday Decorations Package includes accommodations, lunch at a tavern, passes to the historic area, a walking tour of holiday decorations and the book Christmas Decorations from Williamsburg. What's the savings?: Rates start at $81 per person, per night at the value hotel The Governors Inn. The Hotel Guest passes, which include general admission, also give 50 percent savings on evening programs.
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December 20, 2005
On Saturday, December 17, 2005, JOHN EDGAR BOWEN, JR., of Williamsburg, VA. Husband of Virginia "Jinny" Gertrude Webb Bowen. Arrangements by Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg, VA. Memorial Service Wednesday, December 28 at 2:00 P.M. at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Burial Thursday, December 29 at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Ellicott City, MD.
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March 1, 2006
SUSAN JODON BROWN, age 37, of Broadlands, VA, died of complications from Scleroderma, Thursday, February 23, 2006. She was born July 27, 1968 in Detroit, Michigan, raised in Timonium, Maryland and graduated from Towson University. She is survived by her loving husband Patrick Brown, her daughter Kaitlin Brown, her parents Robert and Shirley Jodon of Williamsburg, Virginia and sister Debby Jodon Hetrick of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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