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Feb 20, 2013

Crafts take center stage at upscale Baltimore show

Kathy Wegman’s decorated panther figurine boasts thousands of tiny beads and rhinestones that flash bright jewel tones of blue, green and gold.

Jul 9, 2012

Manager of Boonsboro bookstore named bookseller of the year

BOONSBORO — There are those who believe bookstores — the ones that offer reading material in the paper and ink variety — will one day go the way of vinyl records. Bookstores will become dinosaurs. Hardcovers and paperbacks will vanish from the shelves and the space will become little more than a cafe and digital […]

Sep 13, 2011

Frederick Farmers Market voted Maryland’s 3rd favorite

FREDERICK — The West Frederick Farmers Market was recently voted third favorite market in the state and 15th in the nation in the American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest for 2011. The market, held Saturday on Baughman’s Lane off U.S. 40, placed in the top 20 small markets in the country. This was […]

Aug 17, 2011

Widow of ‘Chicken Man’ Perdue crafts egg-cessories

As hobbies go, laboriously transforming ostrich eggs into one-of-a-kind handbags using dentists’ drills, a finicky epoxy resin and minuscule Swarovski crystals doesn’t necessarily sound like the most appealing choice. Not unless you’re married to the “Chicken Man,” that is. It proved the perfect pastime for Mitzi Perdue, the third wife of the late poultry magnate [&he[...]

Aug 7, 2011

Baltimore attorney builds wood furniture and crafts in his family’s basement

Peter Byrnes’ wife knew more about the band saw in his basement woodworking shop than he did when he bought it. Colleen Byrnes had a leg up on her lawyer-husband with an interest in turning wood planks into sturdy and handsome furniture — she had taken a shop class in high school. Despite missing that […]

Aug 5, 2011

National Aquarium in Baltimore celebrates 30 years

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is celebrating its 30th birthday. The aquarium has celebratory events planned beginning Friday, including crafts and games for children. The aquarium’s actual anniversary is Monday, when visitors can grab one of 1,000 birthday cupcakes that will be on display. Meanwhile, anyone turning 30 this year can get $5 admission on […]

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