Keep on giving, Baltimore!
Picture this: You, tired, trudging through a jam-packed mall. Children. Lots of screaming children. Harried people, pushing into your way at the clothing rack. Christmas music.
Now picture this: None of it happening. With this year's b gift guide, none of it has to. Everything is local. No malls, so ditch that scary idea. Yes, it can be done.
We've got some suggestions for pretty much everyone on your list: fashionistas, foodies, techies -- even parents who say they don't want anything (don't believe them).
So breathe a deep sigh of relief. Consider this our gift to you -- and your sanity. -- By Jordan Bartel, Wesley Case, Sam Sessa and John-John Williams IV (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun /November 19, 2012)
The city of Baltimore announced Monday it is seeking someone to donate a large evergreen tree to be placed in front of City Hall and decorated for the month of December.
The donor will receive a letter of thanks from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
"Ideally, the tree should be a spruce or fir tree 25 to 35 feet tall with symmetrical branches and no large holes or gaps. Pine trees with a good shape and branches will also be considered," states a release from Rawlings-Blake's press office. "The selected tree will be removed and transported from the owner’s property by the City at no cost."
In the past, trees have been donated by a number of individuals and businesses, the city said.
Anyone who wants to have a tree considered for selection should contact City Hall Curator Jeanne Davis at 410-396-4947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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