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A local artist does vintage stained glass reproductions for Baltimore row houses

June 6, 2009 by  
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Canton Stained Glass Example

Based on their online gallery, Vintage Style Stained Glass, looks like they do nice work. Using their own designs, or one of your own, they will make you an address transom piece like the example above. You can contact them at 410-335-7635,, or see their gallery at The artist, Robin, says she does this part time, and has been doing stained glass for about 10 years. If you have her do some work for you, or get a quote on a design, report back to me, and I’ll update this post with more information.

Shop at Amelia’s Grocery Outlet in Pennsylvania

April 2, 2009 by  
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Amelia's Grocery OutletI read about a really great discount grocery chain in Pennsylvania, called Amelia’s. I found their website, but deciding which location was most convenient was not clear. So I decided to create a google map with all their locations, to make it easy for everyone to see the best location for themselves.

Amelia’s Grocery Outlet

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Amelia’s web site says “Amelia’s is the area’s only authorized manufacturer-direct outlet for many national and regional grocery manufacturers. As you can see from our manufacturer list, we source close-out products from most of the major food manufacturers. It’s like having a company outlet store for each of those manufacturers under one roof. And the result is that you save money, a lot of money.”

  • Allentown’s Amelia’s Grocery Outlet
    Tilghman Square Center
    4628 Tilghman St.
    Allentown, PA 18104
    Phone: 484-223-2900
    Hours of operation:
    Mon. – Sat. 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Lancaster’s Amelia’s Grocery Outlet
    1951 Lincoln Highway East
    Lancaster, PA 17602-3343
    Phone: 717-392-0635
    Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Pottsville’s Amelia’s Grocery Outlet
    7100 Fairlane Village Mall
    Pottsville, PA 17901-4100
    Phone Number: (570) 628-3303
    Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Royersford’s Amelia’s Grocery Outlet
    Parktown Plaza
    301 North Lewis Road
    Royersford, PA 19468-1531
    Phone: 610-948-6029
    Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Coatesville’s Amelia’s Grocery Outlet
    Caln Plaza
    1851 E. Lincoln Highway
    Coatesville, PA 19320-2407
    Phone: 610-466-1400
    Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Manheim’s Amelia’s Grocery Outlet
    next to McDonalds
    701 Lancaster Rd. (Rt. 72)
    Manheim, PA 17545-2313
    Phone: 717-665-7500
    Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Reading’s Amelia’s Grocery Outlet
    (3 miles north of Sam’s Club on Route 222, one block north of the intersection of Routes 222 and 73)
    8472 Allentown Pike
    Blandon, PA 19510-9472
    Phone: 610-916-9861
    Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Woodlyn’s Amelia’s Grocery Outlet
    1936 Macdade Boulevard
    Woodlyn, PA 19094
    Phone 610-876-6700
    Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Harrisburg’s Amelia’s Grocery Outlet
    Clemont Plaza
    600 North Mountain Rd.
    Harrisburg, PA 17112-2398
    Just off Exit 72B of I-81N
    Phone: 717-724-2223
    Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • New Holland’s Amelia’s Grocery Outlet
    New Holland Shopping Center
    685 West Main St.
    New Holland, PA 17557-9343
    Phone: 717-354-8600
    Hours: Mon-Sat 8:00 am-9:00pm
  • Rohrerstown’s Amelia’s Grocery Outlet
    (across from Lancaster Health Campus)
    2108 Spring Valley Rd. (Good’s Plaza)
    Lancaster, PA 17601-2427
    Phone: 717-209-7060
    Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

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Home shows, and craft shows and train shows oh my!

April 2, 2009 by  
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Trains Homes Crafts

What a busy April weekend!

In Westminster there is the Carroll County Home Show April 4th from 9 am to 5 pm and April 5th from 11am until 4 pm. Admission is $4 per person, persons under 18 are free. If you bring a non perishable food item (for pets or for people) you will get $1 off admission. What a family friendly deal for a great show! The show is located at the Carroll County Ag Center, 700 Agriculture Drive, Westminster, MD 21157. Here is the link for more details:

In Howard county there is the Suburban Maryland Home Show, that runs April 3rd to April 5th, located at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD 21794. The hours for the show are April 3rd 11am to 10pm, April 4th 10am to 8 pm, April 5th 10am to 6pm. Admission is $9 for adults, persons under 16 are free. Here is a link for $2 off of admission:

And here is the link for general information about the Suburban Maryland Home Show:

And there is also the pretty neat Great Scale Model Train Show this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, it is open April 4th from 9am to 4 pm and April 5th from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $9, person under 15 are free and family admissions are $18, and the admission is good for both days (as long as you can show your hand stamp from Saturday, so don’t scrub too hard!). Here is the link for more details about the Great Scale Model Train Show:

The Sugarloaf Craft Festival is at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, located at exit 11 of route I-270, April 3rd 10am to 6 pm, April 4th 10 am to 6 pm and April 5th 10am to 5pm. Admission is $8 is good for all three days, persons aged 12 and under are free. Here is a link to a coupon for $1 off admission:

And here is a link to the general Sugarloaf Craft Festival show information:

And for the nose to the grind stone types (you know who you are) in Carroll County, there is a compost bin sale at the Random house parking lot on Hahn road, Saturday April 4th from 9am to 4 pm. The Earth Machine compost bins are $39, a significant discount from the $100 retail price. This effort is to encourage more composting and reduce some landfill waste. So get your bins while they last. There will also be Systern rain barrels for sale for $50 also significantly discounted from the retail price. Both the compost bins and rain barrels are from Norsemen Plastics. Here is a link to the Carroll County Times article outlining more details:

Have a great weekend!

2009 Maryland Home and Garden Show, Friday Saturday and Sunday

March 12, 2009 by  
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Garden Flowers

The 2009 Maryland Home and Garden Show is going on right now at Timonium fairgrounds. The theme this year is “The Joy of Color”. The show this year runs for the following dates: March 6th through March 8th and again the next weekend March 13th through March 15th. There is the Maryland Spring Craft show that runs simultaneously. The show opens at 10am each day and closes at 9pm on Friday and Saturdays and at 6pm on Sundays. The craft show closes an hour earlier than the garden show. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $3 for children ages 6-12, free for children under 6. Free Admission for Active Military, Police & Fire Employees with ID. Pizza Hut has some $1 off coupons.

Hhere is a link to a dollar off coupon:

Here is the link to the show:

I always enjoy a visit there, you can usually pick up some interesting primrose pots and some forsythia and pussy willow branches to force and bring spring inside a little early. I still have some Quick n Brite cleaners from a couple of years ago, it’s good stuff, and the home and garden show seems to be the only place to find the kind of mops with the rubber head, great for dust bunnies.

Photo credit, Brian Snelson.

Restaurants at National Harbor Maryland

February 7, 2009 by  
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National Harbor DioramaOK, I’m here at National Harbor. Now where do we eat?

Walk to great restaurants and boutiqes located at National Harbor.

Restaurants at National Harbor:

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