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Morton "Jerry" Baum, founder and executive director of the Fund for Educational Excellence and a retired clothing manufacturing executive who was a tireless champion of city public schools, died May 5 from complications of Parkinson's disease at his...
The Buffalo NewsBryon J. McIntyre sees himself as an agent for change in the Buffalo Public Schools. The lifelong city resident credits education with helping him pull his life together after he admittedly spent his late teenage and early adult years in a destructive...
On sparkling spring days, Ann Goldman Giroux enjoys tending her garden, planting vegetables and nurturing the lush roses and rare azaleas that adorn her family's home in Guilford. Giroux, who typically plants 800 white tulips along the front walkway and...
Tags: Roland Park, Queen Anne's County, Annapolis, Druid Hill, Artists
New Haven Register, Conn.Ultimately, the story of a city isn't told in the artifacts that are left behind. But those pieces of history tell the stories of a city and how it changed over time. In New Haven's case, that's 375 years' worth of generations who built, rebuilt and...
From the dentils that punctuate the roofline to the wide staircase leading upstairs, the home of Gretchen and A. Denis Clift is a classic. And it's in an Annapolis community where architecture is distinctive, gardens are gracious and century-old trees...
ReutersROCHESTER, New York (Reuters) - Synonymous with film photography, lilacs and classical music, Rochester offers an unusual array of attractions for a mid-sized U.S. city that brought industrial prowess to a scenic river gorge on Lake Ontario's southern...
Special to The Baltimore SunDo you feel the nip in the air? Runners do. For them, the advent of fall means more than changing leaves and back to school. Cooler weather and coming races (the Baltimore Running Festival is October 13) make autumn the ideal time to run in the great...
Tags: Roland Park, Annapolis, Druid Hill, Patapsco, Charles Street
Since its founding by English settlers, Hartford has been one of New England's most populous cities. Over the nearly four centuries of Hartford's existence, millions of people have lived and died here and, in most cases, their earthly remains were...
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - From the back, the Biltmore House appears sleeker and taller than it does from the front. Built into a hillside, the back side is six stories tall, rising majestically from its stone facing to its French Gothic spires, while the front is...
Baltimore's historic park system ranks 15th among the nation's 40 largest cities in a new rating released Wednesday, which credits the city's foresight in carving out public spaces over the past two centuries but faults its more recent leadership for...
John and Leila Juracek's British friends tell them their 1929 Tudor Revival house in Baltimore's Homeland neighborhood is more like an English cottage than the country cottages in England. The L-shaped exterior is of 18-inch-thick stone dressed in ivy...
Tags: England, Central Park, Land Price, Architecture, Literature
WGN NewsJustin Martin To purchase a copy of the book: Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted Most people have heard of Central Park and Prospect Park in New York, Stanford University in California, the Back Bay Fens and Franklin Park in Boston,...
Tags: WGN, Central Park, Human Interest, New York, Washington, DC
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