Janice Webber, left, Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory clarinet instructor, and David Sliney, Baltimore-area biophysicist consultant (with life-size cutout of H.L. Mencken) The Friends of the H.L. Mencken House found inspiration for "Cocktails and Curmudgeons" - an evening fundraiser to help efforts to save the house of the late journalist - in the words of the man himself: "A man who has taken aboard two or three cocktails ... is immensely more competent to entertain a dinner party." Two cocktails were included in the ticket price for the party held in the garden of the house where the Sage of Baltimore once resided.
Sloane Brown, For The Baltimore Sun