Fells Point rallies to aid family of late officer

September 16, 1994|By SYLVIA BADGER

"A taste of Fells Point -- a benefit for the family of Michael Arminger" takes place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at Brown's Wharf. The event is being planned by Baltimore City Police Officer Ronald Starr, Constellation Real Estate, tenants of Brown's Wharf, Ron Furman, Max's on Broadway, and a variety of other Fells Point businesses.

The proceeds will go to a scholarship fund for Officer Arminger's children -- twins, who were only 9 months old when he died of a heart attack in June at the age of 41. This highly decorated 21-year veteran of the city's Southeastern District was also survived by his wife, Melanie Marne Arminger.

Party planners are promising lots of good food, auction items and live music under a large tent donated by Loane Brothers. Tickets are $15 and may be reserved by calling Ticketmaster, (410) 481-7328.

Around town: * More scoop on nuptials of Channel 2 news anchor Mary Beth Marsden and her fiance Mark McGraph, who && worked at Channel 11 for 10 years before becoming a stockbroker at Dean Witter. She met Mark in June 1993, when he recruited her to help with one of his favorite causes, the Special Olympics. I hear a mid-January wedding is planned . . .

* Next week, you'll see a new face on Fox 45's News at 10. They've hired former Channel 2 news anchor Sloane Brown to do a weekly entertainment feature. Not to worry, Sloane will continue as WLIF's news director, sharing the morning spotlight with Dick Ireland. . . .

Wayne Gruen, who does the afternoon drive show on WWLG 1360, landed the role of Monsignor Victor Mroczka on the third episode of "Homicide," which should air on Oct. 7, 10 p.m. on NBC. . . .

Congratulations to WPOC-FM morning personality Laurie DeYoung, who has been named Broadcast Personality of the Year by the Country Music Association. Laurie, the first female, solo, on-air personality to win the award, will be featured on the Country Music Awards show on CBS Oct. 5 with host Vince Gill.

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