Barnes & Noble launched its 512th superstore...

TOWSON --

November 19, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Barnes & Noble launched its 512th superstore yesterday, opening the doors at 9 a.m. to newly converted space the former Hutzler's building on the Towson roundabout.

The store will share space with Pier 1 and several other retail tenants in the building near Towson Town Center, and offers shoppers 175,000 titles, according to Barnes & Noble officials.

Barnes & Noble operates bookstores in 48 states and Washington. It recently opened a store next to the Hard Rock Cafe in the Inner Harbor. Store hours in Towson will be 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Social services officials seek help for needy families

TOWSON

TOWSON -- With the holiday season fast approaching, county social services officials are asking for help for poor families through their "Adopt-A-Family" program.

Under the program, a community, religious or social group, a company or a family can "adopt" a family in need by donating ingredients for a holiday meal or food certificate and toys for each child.

Information: Volunteer Office Holiday Project at 410-853-3024.

Business Hall of Fame to induct McCormick head

HUNT VALLEY

HUNT VALLEY -- Charles P. "Buzz" McCormick Jr., chairman of McCormick & Co. Inc., will be inducted into the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame at the chamber's annual dinner tonight.

McCormick, the grandnephew of the company's founder, has spent nearly 50 years at the Sparks-based spice maker, returning from retirement in 1996 to head the company. He will retire in the spring.

The Hall of Fame was established in 1996 to honor the contributions of the county's most dynamic business leaders.

Conference to examine animal abuse, human violence

TOWSON

TOWSON -- The William Snyder Foundation is sponsoring a conference on the link between animal abuse and violence against humans from 8: 30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. today at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles St.

The conference is intended for people in the criminal justice community. Registration is $45 -- $30 for students -- and includes lunch.

Information: 410-366-0787.

A fire that killed a 76-year-old man in his North Baltimore home Tuesday afternoon was caused by discarded smoking materials left on a basement work bench, a city Fire Department spokesman said yesterday.

Mark Smith, who lived in the two-story brick rowhouse in the 4400 block of Newport Ave. in Medfield, was pronounced dead (( at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres. The fire was reported about 3 p.m. and Smith was rescued from a second-floor front bedroom, Torres said.

The fire caused an estimated $25,000 in damage, Torres said. He added that the house had a smoke detector, but officials could not determine whether it sounded.

S.C. growers to bring goods to Black Farmers Market

Growers from the Sea Islands, Johns Island and Charleston areas of South Carolina will bring vegetables and pecans to this year's Black Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Frances Academy, 501 E. Chase St.

Several local Roman Catholic parishes -- St. Edward, St. Peter Claver and St. Francis Xavier -- as well as the Oblate Sisters of Providence are sponsoring the event.

Pub Date: 11/19/98

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