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By Karin Remesch | October 17, 1999
Mission: To promote the highest standards in the antiques trade and to preserve Maryland's rich heritage. Established in 1974, the Antique Dealers Association of Maryland also encourages and stimulates commerce, trade and business in antiques and articles of historical value in Maryland. Since its affiliation in 1995 with the Maryland Retailers Association, the group is more effective in its lobbying and public-relations strategies.Latest accomplishments: Through the years, ADAM members have helped to enrich public appreciation and knowledge of antiques through a variety of projects, including antiques shows, designer show houses and educational seminars.
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October 14, 2013
The Interdenominational Church Ushers Association of Maryland Inc., an affiliation of the National United Church Usher's Association of America Inc., celebrated 98 years of service on Sept. 29. This year's historical banquet was held at La Fontaine Blue in Laham, honoring 47 pastors across the state. Among the honorees were six pastors from Harford and Cecil County, Rev. Crystal P. Moultray, Rev. Anna Lynch Cotton, Rev. Richard Green, Rev. James C. Williams Sr., Rev. Dr. Bryon Young and Rev. Eric McClain.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2004
Nina Veronica Roelke, a former hospital materials supervisor and a founder of the Amputee Association of Maryland Inc., died Tuesday of brain cancer and a lung condition at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 56 and had moved to Catonsville in 2002 from her Westminster home. Born Nina Veronica Horn in Baltimore, she was educated in city public schools and attended Hood College for two years. She worked after that as supervisor of materials management at Kernan Hospital in Baltimore into the 1990s until health problems forced her to retire, said her son, Frank Roelke of Westminster.
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by Richard Gorelick | January 29, 2013
The Restaurant Association of Maryland is now accepting nominations for its annual awards, which will be given out at its 59th Annual Awards Gala on April 15. The public is invited to submit nominations in categories like favorite restaurant, favorite new restaurant, chef of the year, wine and beverage program and favorite food truck. The nominations page is here . Follow Baltimore Diner on Twitter @gorelickingood
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 25, 1999
Capt. Howard C. Johnson, a veteran Chesapeake Bay pilot who spent 42 years guiding ships through the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and from Baltimore to Cape Henry, Va., died Friday of heart failure at his Homeland residence. He was 88.Captain Johnson, who was known as "Reds" because of his red hair, retired in 1972.Until his death, he was the oldest living member of the Association of Maryland Pilots.He developed his love of the sea and ships as a young boy growing up on William Street in Federal Hill, listening to their melodious whistles and watching them steam in and out of the harbor.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | October 2, 2007
Marcia S. Harris, president and chief executive officer of the Restaurant Association of Maryland, died Friday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications related to pneumonia. The Columbia resident was 67. Marcia Silk was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn., where she graduated from St. Agnes Academy for Girls in 1958. She married Edward A. Harris, her high school sweetheart, that year. While her husband attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, she worked as administrative assistant of the psycho-biology laboratories at George Peabody College, also in Nashville.
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By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2002
The 61 pilots who guide ships up the Chesapeake Bay to the port of Baltimore will get a nearly 12 percent rate increase over the next two years as part of a five-year agreement between the Association of Maryland Pilots and maritime business leaders. The deal came after a five-month review that lacked much of the acrimony that has characterized past negotiations between bay pilots, state regulators and industry leaders. The industry has historically fought any increase out of fear that higher costs might drive business away from Baltimore.
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By Sherrie Clinton and Sherrie Clinton,Evening Sun Staff | July 31, 1991
PREPARE SOME Maryland seafood, serve it with locally grown vegetables and toast the meal with a glass of wine from one of the state's several vineyards, and what do you have? You've got "Maryland's in Season" a month-long promotion touting state-grown seafood, produce and wine.The promotion is being sponsored by The Restaurant Association of Maryland, the Association of Maryland Wineries and the Maryland Department of Agriculture."By the end of the program, diners will realize how much of the food they order comes from right here in Maryland" said Marcia Harris, executive vice president for the restaurant association.
NEWS
March 7, 1999
Maryland Wine Festival for farm museumI wish to bring to your attention inaccuracies in your March 2 article "Restaurant Cash Trail May Lead to Costa Rica." The Maryland Wine Festival is not a Jerry Hardesty festival. It is a well-respected wine festival conducted by the Carroll County Farm Museum as a fund-raiser to help defray the operating costs of the museum.The Maryland Wine Festival receives the wholehearted support of the Association of Maryland Wineries. Virtually all Maryland wineries participate in the festival.
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By Sloane Brown | May 28, 2000
Mingling was high on the agenda at the American Lung Association of Maryland's Breath of Life Celebration 2000. While the 430 guests may have been formally attired, the atmosphere at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel was casually comfortable. Partygoers breezed from table to table, catching up with old friends and making new ones, and congratulating the evening's Breath of Life Award winner, Dr. Alfred Munzer. The Washington Adventist Hospital pulmonary physician was lauded for his efforts in furthering the Lung Association's mission of preventing lung disease and promoting lung health.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2012
The Restaurant Association of Maryland's month-long dining promotion begins on Monday. The food-service trade association has declared September "Kitchen Liberation Month. " From Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, Marylanders can receive a 20 percent discount off of breakfast, lunch and/or dinner from participating restaurants by downloading and printing a coupon from the Dine Out Maryland website. Some restaurants have put restrictions (e.g., lunch only, alcohol not included) on the coupons, which are listed on the website.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2012
Stanley A. Ciesielski, a retired career Central Intelligence Agency intelligence officer who was a co-founder of the Polish Heritage Association of Maryland, died Monday of lung cancer at a niece's home in Hampstead. He was 101. "Stanley Ciesielski was a great friend and adviser. I knew him through our work in the Polish community," said Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a longtime friend. "He was a great patriot fighting for the freedom of Poland. He was one of the founders of the Polish Heritage Society, whose purpose was to support the Solidarity movement, particularly during those dark days of martial law," she said.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2011
The Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) Education Foundation wants to put you an Audi. The top prize in the 12th annual car raffle fundraiser is an 2012 Audi A3 from Valley Motor, with $10,000 and $5,000 as second and third prize, respectively.  "This year's car raffle is a WIN-WIN for everyone involved," said Michael Birchenall, chairman of the RAM Education Foundation board of directors.    Everyone purchasing a $300 raffle...
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December 11, 2008
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Bailey Webster St. Paul's, hitter Webster's court presence was often enough to intimidate other teams before the ball was even struck. Perhaps the best volleyball player ever in the metro area, Webster simply took over matches. At times, she single-handedly kept her team in matches and rallied it when things got tough. The most highly recruited player in the nation, the 6-foot-3 senior entertained offers from hundreds of Division I schools before deciding on the University of Texas.
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June 4, 2008
Tennis players of the year Girls Lindsay Katz Roland Park Katz won the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference's No. 1 singles championship. It was the third consecutive year the junior advanced to the finals. In the prior two finals, she was matched up against last year's All-Metro Player of the Year Annie Wu of Bryn Mawr, who finished her career with three consecutive titles. Katz is expected to be one of the most dominant players in the metro area again next season.
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May 14, 2008
Restaurant group names new chief Paul P. Hartgen of Las Vagas has been named president and chief executive officer of the Columbia-based Restaurant Association of Maryland. He has been president and CEO of the Nevada Restaurant Association and has held the same positions with the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association. He is also president of the International Society of Restaurant Association Executives and an industry representative to the board of directors of the National Restaurant Association.
BUSINESS
December 16, 1990
HOME BUILDERSShehan picked as '91 presidentGeorge Shehan, vice president of American Landmark Inc. of Harford County, has been named 1991 president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland. Previously, he was first vice president of the organization.Mr. Shehan has been an active member of HBAM for the past 10 years. He serves on HBAM's Budget and Finance Committee, is chairman of the Insurance Committee and a director of the Maryland Builders Association.He was president of the Harford County Chapter in 1986 and has chaired the county's legislative committee for the past three years.
NEWS
December 30, 2002
Real estate group honors Alden as member of year Barbara Alden, vice president and director of property management with Columbia-based Manekin LLC, received the "Member of the Year" Award from CREW-Baltimore, which promotes the business interests and professional advancement of women in the commercial real estate industry. The group provides educational and networking opportunities and contributes resources to support the community. Alden, who oversees property management and personnel in Manekin's Baltimore, Columbia and Frederick offices and is responsible for developing new regional property management business, has served as a board member and chairman of CREW-Baltimore's programs committee for several years.
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By Jacques Kelly | January 19, 2008
Col. Richard T. Lynch, a decorated World War II fighter pilot who had subsequent careers in the Maryland Air National Guard and the Association of Maryland Pilots, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 8 in his Chester home. He was 87. Born in Baltimore and raised on St. George's Road in Roland Park, he was a 1938 graduate of Mount St. Joseph's High School and earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Virginia. In 1942, he became an Army Air Corps cadet pilot and later flew 25 missions during 110 combat hours over Germany.
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