IRISH EYES: Paul and Toni Miner, who own the Lincoln Company -- a local advertising and marketing firm -- made an interesting discovery while vacationing in the Emerald Isle. They noticed the village of Baltimore on a map and made a detour to check it out. It turned out to be a charming seaport where the Miners met pub owner Declan McCarthy, who told them that our own Pride of Baltimore had recently sailed into the harbor and made a big hit with the townspeople. So much so, Dec told them, that he's building a new restaurant in town named -- you guessed it -- The Pride of Baltimore!
NAME DROPPING: Stage and screen performer Joel Grey is slated to star in the fourth annual Lifesongs 1991, a concert benefit for the AIDS group, HERO. The show will be held at the Meyerhoff on Sept. 28, so mark your calendars! Speaking of calendars, we're currently working on our annual Fall Gala lineup, so drop us a line (Features Department, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, 21278) or fax us at the Eyes Hotline (664-5959). The calendar comes out on Sept. 8, which is the day after the season's big kick-off -- the annual Baltimore Symphony Gala at its dazzling new location.
THE GALA, under the leadership of the Merry Go Round Inc.'s president and CEO Mike Sullivan and wife Jeanne, will be held at The Gallery at Harborplace and the Stouffer Harborplace Hotel. The $500 tickets are already sold out, leaving $300 and $100 tickets. Call the BSO Gala Office at 783-8016.
STAR GAZING: Elaine Spaulding, who manages a doctor's office in Pikesville when she's not cavorting about town with media maven, Eddie Applefeld, has stars in her eyes. Seems during a recent trip to New Orleans she stumbled upon the movie set of the new Oliver Stone film, "JFK." Not only did she get to meet the film's star, Kevin Costner, but she and her friends were invited to have lunch with him in his trailer. Elaine reports him to be "most charming."
GOLFERS WHO turned out at Greg Fudge's "Pro Golf" in Severna Park got a real Crabtown treat this past Saturday afternoon when WBAL Radio's Ron Smith played host to the golf shop's blowout. Every golfer who bought a set of clubs received a free bushel of crabs from Annapolis Seafood Market.
The offer runs through Sunday.