March 21, 2013
Even if you're not yet ready to retire, San Miguel de Allende is perfect for a vacation or long weekend getaway. Getting there United and American airlines offer connecting flights (via Texas) to San Miguel's two closest airports, Leon/Guanajuato (BJX), 90 minutes away, and Queretaro (QRO), one hour away. Round-trip airfares start around $600. Multiple airlines offer flights to Mexico City, which is three hours from San Miguel. When to go January may be the sole inclement month to travel, and even then it's nothing compared to a typical Baltimore winter.
January 27, 2002
Gardens are deceptively dormant in the winter. They are gray-brown and icy-crisp above, but they stir with small signs of life below. So it is with gardeners. Their tools may be oiled and shelved, their sun hats hung and their gloves lifeless, but in winter, gardeners are thinking about their gardens. Winter is the ideal time for such planning. The chores of spring, summer and fall do not allow for rumination. So gardeners have learned -- the hard way -- to write down their winter inspirations in a gardener's journal.
March 19, 2013
Called to action by the blast of a horn, more than 30 yapping spotted hounds spill down a hill, bound across a country road, leap a fence and rush a faded winter field. On the hound's heels are about two dozen hunters on horseback, men and women in britches and tweed and velvet hats. Motorists, what few there are this deep in the country on a hushed winter morning, a weekday, are slow to take it in. Some stop altogether. For it's something to behold, this pageant of beasts and man -- a scene from another time, another place.
January 27, 2013
Winter's here and we all say hate to see summer pass away. Robins all have taken wing and mockingbirds no longer sing. The little wren has left her nest and flown south to take a rest. All we have are days of gray that seem to go on day-by-day. But wait, the Ravens still are here listen up and have no fear. Together they will make a team the likes of which you've rarely seen. So every cold and dreary Sunday it will be a glorious fun-day.
November 15, 2009
Registration for winter classes offered by Anne Arundel Community College is being held at the seven senior activity centers operated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. Classes begin the week of Jan. 11. To obtain a class schedule, visit the senior center you wish to attend or go online at aacounty.com/aging and click on a center for its list of courses, or call 410-777-2241.
December 12, 2012
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (email@example.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6605. Volleyball Maryland Juniors is hosting a Juniors Volleyball Development Clinic this winter. Go to http://www.mdjrs.org for more details. Baseball The Tri-County Umpires Association is holding classes for anyone interested in umpiring youth baseball in Howard County, Baltimore and the surrounding areas.