Havre de Grace chosen as location for filming of WB television series

April 21, 2000|By Sheridan Lyons | Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF

Waterside Havre de Grace beat out landlocked Westminster as the location for a new WB Television Network series set at a New England boarding school.

"We're delighted," said Havre de Grace Mayor Philip J. Barker, whose town hadn't been mentioned among several possibilities, including Annapolis, Toronto and Charlotte, N.C. "The dark horse sometimes wins."

He said the producers visited the Harford County town of about 13,000 the first week of April and were taken with the intersection of Congress Avenue and North Washington Street, which affords views of residential and business districts, and the Susquehanna River. The producers plan to redesign the intersection into a town square.

WB plans an hourlong drama, "Young Americans," recounting the intermingling of wealthy vs. working class at a New England boarding school.

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