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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 18, 2005
Impressionist artists who capture the intriguing light and brilliant colors of winter are the subject of an exhibition that opens Sunday at the McBride Gallery. The two-week show, Winter Light, features the work of Maryland plein-air painters Tim Bell, Gavin Brooks, John Ebersberger, Stephen Griffin, Abigail McBride and Bill Schmidt. The Mid-Atlantic has become a center of American impressionist plein-air painting, with an important contingent working in Maryland. The McBride show represents the first time these artists are featured together.
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December 6, 2013
It's Winter Wonderland, dear readers, In downtown Havre de Grace this eve (Friday) at 6 p.m. with a parade followed by meeting Santa Claus at 115 N. Washington St. There will also be a Pizza With Santa on Saturday, Dec. 7 at LaBanc (St. John Street) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $1 for a slice of pizza, a drink and a visit with Santa. All family members eating pizza will need a ticket. Tickets are limited to the first 200 and are on sale at Java by the Bay on North Washington Street.
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By Peter A. Jay | December 26, 1996
HAVRE DE GRACE -- At 4 o'clock on the afternoon of the shortest day of the year, the light floods horizontally into the barn from the west, spilling through the open double doors over the raked dirt floor. Buckets, salt blocks, bales of straw and a sleepy orange cat cast long shadows.The sun at the solstice has slipped far to the south, but its yellow winter light, especially after days of rain, has a deceptive warmth. It's tempting to linger, along with the orange cat, in the open barn door.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2013
Depending on how you look at it, snowfall this winter was either a disappointment or an improvement in Baltimore. The seasonal tally of 8 inches through Monday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport ranks as the 16th least snowy season on record for Baltimore. It was more than four times as much snow as the winter before, but also the second-smallest season snowfall total in more than a decade. After the winter of 2009-2010 -- that of "Snowmageddon", "Snowverkill" or whatever else you want to call it -- everything else pales in comparison.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2013
Depending on how you look at it, snowfall this winter was either a disappointment or an improvement in Baltimore. The seasonal tally of 8 inches through Monday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport ranks as the 16th least snowy season on record for Baltimore. It was more than four times as much snow as the winter before, but also the second-smallest season snowfall total in more than a decade. After the winter of 2009-2010 -- that of "Snowmageddon", "Snowverkill" or whatever else you want to call it -- everything else pales in comparison.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter | March 16, 2007
Another season of "Silent Sounds," silent films shown at the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown with live musical accompaniment, kicks off tonight with Buster Keaton's 1923 comedy, Our Hospitality. The film, in which Keaton falls for a backwoods girl whose family has vowed to kill every member of his family (think of it as Romeo and Juliet set among the Hatfields and McCoys), will feature music composed and performed by Anne Watts and Boister, a seven-piece band that has gained a national reputation for putting together modern scores for old films.
NEWS
December 6, 2013
It's Winter Wonderland, dear readers, In downtown Havre de Grace this eve (Friday) at 6 p.m. with a parade followed by meeting Santa Claus at 115 N. Washington St. There will also be a Pizza With Santa on Saturday, Dec. 7 at LaBanc (St. John Street) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $1 for a slice of pizza, a drink and a visit with Santa. All family members eating pizza will need a ticket. Tickets are limited to the first 200 and are on sale at Java by the Bay on North Washington Street.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Sun Staff | December 5, 2004
Every year it begins with a knock on the door, followed by a long moment of anticipation. When the teacher finally nods, the children enter a familiar room transformed by darkness. With the windows covered, the only light in the movement arts studio flickers from a few candles. One by one, the students file past a freshly constructed winter garden, a spiraling path of greenery that leads to a place of light guarded by a quiet angel from the eighth grade -- another piece of magic. Along the way, the children hear the tinkling voices of glockenspiels, sounds that summon old melodies and simpler times.
NEWS
By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | January 2, 1998
THESE ARE the darkest of times in the bay region. The Northern Hemisphere wallows in the trough of light's annual wave, which crested June 21 on the sun-soused summer solstice, when day lasted about five hours longer than now.Incrementally, the day length has begun to rise from its low ebb about Dec. 21, the winter solstice, but never fast enough to sate my appetite for light.Light is the absolute of our universe. Even before hanging the sun and planets and creating Earth from the void, God, if you take your Genesis literally, switched on the lights.
TRAVEL
By Rona Kobell, For The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
This would be the one where we stayed home, my husband and I agreed before the recent holidays. No Christmas flight to Texas to visit his family. No four-hour drive through the mountains to Pittsburgh for Thanksgiving dinner with my dad. With two busy careers, an active 8-year-old and a toddler who had taken to saying "no night-night" when it's time for bed, we didn't have the energy. Even a low-maintenance weekend jaunt to New York on BoltBus seemed like too much work. But then the 8-year-old read "Misty of Chincoteague" that wonderful book about a horse born in the wilds of Assateague Island and raised on Chincoteague Island.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter | March 16, 2007
Another season of "Silent Sounds," silent films shown at the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown with live musical accompaniment, kicks off tonight with Buster Keaton's 1923 comedy, Our Hospitality. The film, in which Keaton falls for a backwoods girl whose family has vowed to kill every member of his family (think of it as Romeo and Juliet set among the Hatfields and McCoys), will feature music composed and performed by Anne Watts and Boister, a seven-piece band that has gained a national reputation for putting together modern scores for old films.
NEWS
By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 18, 2005
Impressionist artists who capture the intriguing light and brilliant colors of winter are the subject of an exhibition that opens Sunday at the McBride Gallery. The two-week show, Winter Light, features the work of Maryland plein-air painters Tim Bell, Gavin Brooks, John Ebersberger, Stephen Griffin, Abigail McBride and Bill Schmidt. The Mid-Atlantic has become a center of American impressionist plein-air painting, with an important contingent working in Maryland. The McBride show represents the first time these artists are featured together.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Sun Staff | December 5, 2004
Every year it begins with a knock on the door, followed by a long moment of anticipation. When the teacher finally nods, the children enter a familiar room transformed by darkness. With the windows covered, the only light in the movement arts studio flickers from a few candles. One by one, the students file past a freshly constructed winter garden, a spiraling path of greenery that leads to a place of light guarded by a quiet angel from the eighth grade -- another piece of magic. Along the way, the children hear the tinkling voices of glockenspiels, sounds that summon old melodies and simpler times.
NEWS
By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | January 2, 1998
THESE ARE the darkest of times in the bay region. The Northern Hemisphere wallows in the trough of light's annual wave, which crested June 21 on the sun-soused summer solstice, when day lasted about five hours longer than now.Incrementally, the day length has begun to rise from its low ebb about Dec. 21, the winter solstice, but never fast enough to sate my appetite for light.Light is the absolute of our universe. Even before hanging the sun and planets and creating Earth from the void, God, if you take your Genesis literally, switched on the lights.
NEWS
By Peter A. Jay | December 26, 1996
HAVRE DE GRACE -- At 4 o'clock on the afternoon of the shortest day of the year, the light floods horizontally into the barn from the west, spilling through the open double doors over the raked dirt floor. Buckets, salt blocks, bales of straw and a sleepy orange cat cast long shadows.The sun at the solstice has slipped far to the south, but its yellow winter light, especially after days of rain, has a deceptive warmth. It's tempting to linger, along with the orange cat, in the open barn door.
NEWS
By Ted Kooser | January 21, 2007
While many of the poems we feature in this column are written in open forms, that's not to say I don't respect good writing done in traditional meter and rhyme. But a number of contemporary poets, knowing how a rigid attachment to form can take charge of the writing and drag the poet along behind, will choose, say, the traditional villanelle form, then relax its restraints through the use of broken rhythm and inexact rhymes. I'd guess that if I weren't talking about it, you might not notice, reading this poem by Floyd Skloot, that you were reading a sonnet.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | December 10, 1993
THE SIGNAce of Base (Arista 18740) Vocally, Ace of Base comes on as a sort of latter-day ABBA, with two pert-voiced women handling the lead work while the two guys stay in the background. Where this Swedish foursome parts company with its predecessor is in its devotion to the beat, as every melody on "The Sign" is grounded in some form of dance music, be it the lithe, reggae-inflected pulse of "All That She Wants" or the techno-tinged groove of "Young and Proud." And even though the songs tend to be a touch on the frothy side, the blend of melody and rhythm in songs like "All That She Wants" or "Happy Nation" is all but irresistible.
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