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By Caroline Spencer and Caroline Spencer,Contributing Writer | January 10, 1993
I was searching for the perfect winter vacation -- one that would offer natural beauty as well as a bustling city center. And I found it, surprisingly, in Iceland.Certainly, planning a winter trip to Iceland was a concern. But it's a popular myth that Iceland, the second largest island in Europe, is a frozen country. Despite its northerly location, the Gulf Stream actually keeps temperatures quite moderate.Iceland, which lies close to the Arctic Circle, is situated approximately halfway between Moscow and New York in the Atlantic Ocean and is only a two-hour flight from the United Kingdom.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2011
The Hippodrome Theatre has announced the first group of restaurants and caterers that have committed to the post-show event of its Foodie Experience event featuring Alton Brown. Most of them are veterans from last year's inaugural edition, which featured Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert. This year's edition, to be held on March 19, will allow all ticketholders to attend the post-show tasting, a showcase for local restaurants and caterers; last year, only some patrons had access to the post-show event.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,julie.scharper@baltsun.com | December 23, 2009
For schoolchildren, the weekend's historic storm brought a fantasy to life - a winter vacation stretched by three days into an expanse of time as open as a field of new-fallen snow. But parents say the unexpected time off has brought enormous holiday headaches. While they cherish extra hours with their children, having a houseful of giddy kids complicates last-minute shopping and baking, and even presents some logistical issues for Santa. Schools in Anne Arundel, Carroll and Howard counties and Baltimore City are closed today because of snow - the third consecutive day of canceled classes - and won't reopen until winter vacation ends Jan. 4. Baltimore County schools are opening two hours late today and will be closed Thursday for the holidays.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,julie.scharper@baltsun.com | December 23, 2009
For schoolchildren, the weekend's historic storm brought a fantasy to life - a winter vacation stretched by three days into an expanse of time as open as a field of new-fallen snow. But parents say the unexpected time off has brought enormous holiday headaches. While they cherish extra hours with their children, having a houseful of giddy kids complicates last-minute shopping and baking, and even presents some logistical issues for Santa. Schools in Anne Arundel, Carroll and Howard counties and Baltimore City are closed today because of snow - the third consecutive day of canceled classes - and won't reopen until winter vacation ends Jan. 4. Baltimore County schools are opening two hours late today and will be closed Thursday for the holidays.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | January 3, 1998
The day after New Year's is typically one of the quietest at most schools, with teachers and students savoring their last few moments of winter vacation before returning to class.But at Edgemere Elementary School yesterday, it looked as though winter vacation had ended long ago.Teachers rushed to put up bulletin boards and organized shelves of textbooks. Contractors installed bookcases and set up computers.Custodians polished the floors and carried away empty furniture boxes.And amid all the activity, Principal Linda Stanton promised that everything needed for instruction would be ready Monday morning -- when Edgemere Elementary's building opens to its 391 students for the first time.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2011
The Hippodrome Theatre has announced the first group of restaurants and caterers that have committed to the post-show event of its Foodie Experience event featuring Alton Brown. Most of them are veterans from last year's inaugural edition, which featured Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert. This year's edition, to be held on March 19, will allow all ticketholders to attend the post-show tasting, a showcase for local restaurants and caterers; last year, only some patrons had access to the post-show event.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | November 24, 2000
Baltimore City Council President Sheila Dixon is putting forth a proposal to end the council's current practice of meeting every week and taking long breaks during the summer and winter. Dixon wants the council to meet once every two weeks throughout the year and recess for three weeks at a time. The change would improve the council's operation and allow for more public hearings, said Dixon, who is authorized by the city charter to set the council's schedule. Dixon said she will go forward with the new meeting schedule if she can get a majority of the council to support the idea.
TRAVEL
By Jane Engle and Jane Engle,Tribune Newspapers | July 26, 2009
Talk about fireworks. In a burst of post-Fourth of July sales, Southwest Airlines turned the clock back with 1990s fares, a major hotel group extended a free-nights deal and luxury cruise lines pitched high prices overboard. With many bargains good through autumn and into 2010, now is the time to take a break from the beach and book a trip ahead - far ahead. You might save hundreds. The latest price-slashing began just days after the U.S. government said unemployment edged up in June, adding to worries that the recession could extend into 2010 and beyond.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2004
The girl who prosecutors say was the source of jealousy that spurred an Ellicott City teen-ager to poison his friend with cyanide testified yesterday at his murder trial, painting a complex picture of teen-age love, kisses and envy. During the second day of testimony in Ryan T. Furlough's trial in Howard Circuit Court, Caroline Smith told jurors she and the youth kissed while watching the movie Happy Gilmore at Furlough's house one day toward the end of their junior year. After that, their friendship grew more complicated.
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August 22, 1993
First day for teachers: Aug. 31Last day of school: June 17Winter vacation: Dec. 24 through Jan. 2Spring break: March 31 through April 5Days report cards are distributed: Nov. 5; Jan. 27; April 15; June 17Lunch prices:Elementary: $1.15Middle and high school: $1.30Adult: $2.25Milk: 30 centsBreakfast: 75 centsImmunizations (shots) required: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, rubella, measles, mumps and Haemophilus influenza Type Equipment: Required supplies vary by school, grade and teacher.
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By Jane Engle and Jane Engle,Tribune Newspapers | July 26, 2009
Talk about fireworks. In a burst of post-Fourth of July sales, Southwest Airlines turned the clock back with 1990s fares, a major hotel group extended a free-nights deal and luxury cruise lines pitched high prices overboard. With many bargains good through autumn and into 2010, now is the time to take a break from the beach and book a trip ahead - far ahead. You might save hundreds. The latest price-slashing began just days after the U.S. government said unemployment edged up in June, adding to worries that the recession could extend into 2010 and beyond.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | November 24, 2000
Baltimore City Council President Sheila Dixon is putting forth a proposal to end the council's current practice of meeting every week and taking long breaks during the summer and winter. Dixon wants the council to meet once every two weeks throughout the year and recess for three weeks at a time. The change would improve the council's operation and allow for more public hearings, said Dixon, who is authorized by the city charter to set the council's schedule. Dixon said she will go forward with the new meeting schedule if she can get a majority of the council to support the idea.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | January 3, 1998
The day after New Year's is typically one of the quietest at most schools, with teachers and students savoring their last few moments of winter vacation before returning to class.But at Edgemere Elementary School yesterday, it looked as though winter vacation had ended long ago.Teachers rushed to put up bulletin boards and organized shelves of textbooks. Contractors installed bookcases and set up computers.Custodians polished the floors and carried away empty furniture boxes.And amid all the activity, Principal Linda Stanton promised that everything needed for instruction would be ready Monday morning -- when Edgemere Elementary's building opens to its 391 students for the first time.
FEATURES
By Caroline Spencer and Caroline Spencer,Contributing Writer | January 10, 1993
I was searching for the perfect winter vacation -- one that would offer natural beauty as well as a bustling city center. And I found it, surprisingly, in Iceland.Certainly, planning a winter trip to Iceland was a concern. But it's a popular myth that Iceland, the second largest island in Europe, is a frozen country. Despite its northerly location, the Gulf Stream actually keeps temperatures quite moderate.Iceland, which lies close to the Arctic Circle, is situated approximately halfway between Moscow and New York in the Atlantic Ocean and is only a two-hour flight from the United Kingdom.
NEWS
August 29, 1993
Here's information you'll need if you have a child enrolled in Baltimore City Schools:First day of school: Sept. 1Winter vacation: Dec. 23-31Spring break: April 1-8L Report cards distributed: Nov. 15, Feb. 1, March 25, June 15Last day of school: June 8Lunch prices: $1Immunizations required: By kindergarten, five doses of DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), three to four doses of polio, one to two doses of measles, mumps and rubella. Information on free and low-cost immunizations: 396-HELP.
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