Lisbon restaurant moves to Dayton with new name


August 20, 1998|By Geri Hastings | Geri Hastings,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IF YOU LIVE in the Lisbon-Woodbine area of Western Howard County, perhaps you have noticed the disappearance of a familiar landmark from the Lisbon Center -- Dockside Bill's Seafood Carryout.

If you have missed Bill's baked stuffed shrimp with crab imperial, his cream of crab soup, his homemade chunky shrimp salad or his freshly made crab cakes, take a drive to beautiful downtown Dayton, where Dockside Bill's Carryout of Lisbon has been transformed into the Crossroads Pub.

Bill Green, a 27-year resident of Cooksville, has been in the food business more than 37 years, about 32 at Baltimore's Cross Street Market and, until recently, for five in Lisbon.

When plans to expand that carryout business into a full-service restaurant were turned down at the Lisbon location, his wife, Kathy, began looking for a place to relocate.

She found it in Dayton, where Ten Oaks, Green Bridge and Linthicum Roads meet. The Crossroads Pub, an establishment that had been closed for more than a year and a half, was purchased, redecorated and given a new lease on life by the Greens.

"I wasn't expecting anything like this," Bill said of how busy he has been.

He described the Crossroads Pub as "a restaurant where people come to have a good time. Everybody knows everybody else. They walk here, ride bikes and come by car."

Bill attributes much of his success to Kathy. "My wife is the key," he said. "She wants the restaurant clean and looking pretty, and she even gets out and waitresses on busy nights."

The residents of Dayton have welcomed Kathy and Bill. The Greens hope that their Lisbon-area customers will visit them at ,, the new location.

College bound

A Howard County Board of Education report issued in June noted that 2,337 seniors had graduated in May from the 10 county high schools.

An amazing 87.1 percent will soon be attending college, with 63.1 percent attending four-year colleges and universities and 24.1 percent attending two-year colleges.

Students from western Howard County will soon be heading to schools far and near. Here's a sampling:

Michael Farley of Glenwood will be attending the University of Maryland, College Park. He follows in the footsteps of sisters Lisa and Michele, both Maryland graduates.

Marshall Mundy of Woodbine also will attend UMCP. His sister, Suzanne, will be a junior at Boston University.

North Carolina universities have attracted a number of local graduates. Jason Lanier of Glenwood will be attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, while Stephanie Lewis of Glenelg, Tara Boyle of Columbia and Justin Benoliel of Glenwood will be heading to East Carolina University in Greenville.

Brian Musgrove of Woodbine will head north to York, Pa., where he will study mechanical engineering at York College. Billy Allen of Ellicott City will study engineering at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

Chad Marshall and Nathan Hoyle of West Friendship and Jeremy Shry of Woodbine will be going around the Beltway to Towson University, while Jeremy Richa of Clarksville and Brooks Trimper of Glenwood will become "Hokies" at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

Kristin Hooker, a Glenelg High graduate, will be traveling to southwestern Virginia to Radford University. Cathy Gaertner of Ellicott City will be attending Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and David Harris of Sykesville will attend Wesley College in Delaware.

Chris Gregory of Ellicott City will attend the University of Michigan, while Beth Santilli of Dayton will travel to Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Sarah Johnson of Glenelg will be leaving soon for Washington University in St. Louis, while Chris Hastings of Glenelg will be heading across the Bay Bridge to Washington College in Chestertown.

Brian Hopkin of Glenwood and Alex Blazek of Woodbine will attend Howard Community College, while Brad Breen of Glenelg will cross the county line to Catonsville Community College.

Good luck to all of these young men and women and all the recent high school graduates who will enter college this fall.

Christy Privitera, a 1997 graduate of Glenelg High School who is a sophomore at Radford University, offers these words of advice for these soon-to-be college freshmen:

"Make sure you study and be prepared for the tests. Do the

reading the professors assign you. College is definitely harder than high school and you need to be prepared. Get involved and become part of different groups on campus. This will help you to meet so many new people and will really open your horizons."

River Hill car wash

On Saturday, the River Hill High School Music Boosters will hold a car wash in the school parking lot. Funds raised will be used for general music department expenses and to help defray the cost of a spring trip.

So if you have a dirty car or two sitting in the driveway, have it washed at the high school and make a donation to support the Music Boosters.

River Hill athletes can get their cars washed Saturday morning during practice, so remind them to bring a few dollars.

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