July 27, 2011
Fitness Together 3570 St. John's Lane, Suite 108 Ellicott City 410-750-2228 http://fitnesstogether.com/ellicottcity WHAT'S IN STORE: This fitness training operation not only has a new owner in Joan Schnorf, it moved to a new location in April. Schnorf got results through Fitness Together as a client, motivating her decision to buy the business. One-on-one private fitness programs with a personal trainer are based on individual body type, diet, daily routine, physical abilities and other factors.
April 1, 2011
Thousands of years of textile manufacturing have resulted in limitless options for personalizing your home with custom upholstery, window treatments, pillows, and bedding. What's important about selecting fabrics is determining which ones work in different situations. To find out what materials are best for sofas and chairs vs. windows and dining areas, I talked with a few interior designers in the region to get some expert advice. I've organized that advice into three categories: upholstery, window treatments and trends.
January 7, 2011
Unless you've got a thing for waking up with the sunrise or the exhibitionist in you is dying to flirt with the neighbors, covering the windows of your home might be a good idea. From a strictly functional standpoint, a cheap blanket or bedsheet nailed to the window trim would do for blocking out daylight or providing privacy. But like most aspects of a house, window treatments have been elevated above the purely practical and often are key to defining the interior decor of any home.
November 13, 2009
Kathleen Leeson was loading clothes in her dryer just a few dozen feet away from her foster son in August when he accidentally strangled himself with the window blind cords in her Montgomery Village home. In just a few seconds, and with no noise, the 2-year-old boy was unconscious. Angel Duenas would die later in a hospital, one of the 12 children per year killed on average by dangerous window coverings. "They don't thrash around. They don't yell for help," Leeson said. "They die so quickly and so silently that there's no way for anyone to know they're in trouble until they're found."
May 16, 2008
Five years ago, a South Baltimore property on Jackson Street was a vacant lot next to a bar and littered with bottles and debris. Andy Wertlinger and his wife, Gina, living across the street at the time, saw great potential when they purchased the corner lot from the city in March 2003 for $20,000. Unsure of the next step of what to do with the 15-by-107-foot site, the Wertlingers turned to local architect and designer Richard Polan.
July 10, 2005
For Leslie Berman, city living is like being on vacation every day. Three years ago, Berman, a widow, sold her home in northern Baltimore County. With a few pieces in tow, mostly sentimental objects, photographs and artwork collected over the years, she purchased a four-story townhome off Key Highway in The Towns at HarborView development. "At the foot of my [front] steps, I can look down the long pier and see the American flag," she says. "It's the closest thing to marina living without living in the water."