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December 28, 1990
A two-alarm fire early today did extensive damage to the Columbia Athletic Club in Howard County.Battalion Chief Donald Howell, of the county Fire Department, said the blaze was discovered by a cleaning lady at about 3:10 a.m. By the time firefighters arrived, the large, one-story block and frame building was engulfed in smoke.The club is at 5435 Beaverkill Road in the Village of Harpers Choice, several blocks from Howard County General Hospital.Howell said the cause of the fire was under investigation.
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By Michael Neidhardt and The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
After his 5-month-old daughter, Adelyn, was diagnosed with the rare brain disorder Aicardi syndrome, Trent Stroup immediately took action. He and his wife, Tina, visited several clinics to try to find the one best suited to treat their daughter. Since deciding on the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center, Stroup has made it his mission to raise money for the center - not only to help his daughter, but also to get closer to finding a cure for all children affected by the disorder. One major part of Stroup's fundraising efforts is the Tri To Help Indoor Triathlon For Epilepsy, now in its ninth year.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun Staff Writer | September 15, 1995
Baltimore County is considering buying the aging Perring Athletic Club near Hillendale for use as a public indoor soccer and lacrosse facility.The possible purchase is the newest evidence of County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III's often stated intentions to provide more recreation facilities around the county, if money can be found.Mr. Ruppersberger engineered the county revenue authority's takeover of public golf in the county as a way of financing more courses. The authority has arranged to purchase a new course in White Hall, in the northern county, and is overseeing construction of an 18-hole course at Diamond Ridge, in Woodlawn.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 22, 2013
The latest fitness craze, FloYo (stand-up paddleboard yoga) has come to the pool at Bel Air Athletic Club, in cooperation with Ultimate Watersports. FloYo is a fusion of yoga and Pilates; the class blends the fundamentals of each discipline while incorporating the added core challenge of balancing on a standup paddleboard (SUP). Both core and flexibility training are used to lengthen and strengthen the body. If you have mastered your downward facing dog and sun salutations on the mat, you will be pleasantly surprised by the challenge of trying these same poses on the unstable surface of a SUP. Because the poses are being performed on a moving surface, you will be engaging muscles that you would not normally, and because the poses have to be aligned just perfectly for even weight distribution on the boards, you will not only be benefiting from a challenging class but you will also be improving your in-studio yoga practice as well.
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By Vicki Wellford and Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 23, 1997
THE GAMBRILLS Athletic Club's bull and oyster roast will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 4 at the club hall, on McKnew Road. Jerry and the Heartaches will provide music from 8 p.m. to midnight, with food being served from 7 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Proceeds will help support the club's baseball teams. For more information call Jack Dennig at 410-695-0280.Parents meeting setArundel Middle School is sponsoring a parents meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the school's media center on "Adolescence -- What's Happening To My Child?"
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2000
Benjamin Carroll Kohlhafer, who founded a Southwest Baltimore boys athletic club, died Thursday of cancer at Oak Crest Village Care Center. He was 88 and had lived on Marydel Avenue in Irvington. From the 1940s through the 1960s, he organized sports teams for children in the Irvington and Yale Heights neighborhoods. When other fathers didn't have time to help, he coached, umpired and kept score at the same time. "He was an energetic man who was so good for the youth in the neighborhood," said Patrick Hannon, a Catonsville resident who played on his teams in the 1950s.
NEWS
February 13, 1998
PADRAIC M. KENNEDY deserves to have a memorial named after him in Columbia. Some day. Aside from James W. Rouse, no person has done more to shape the way residents live and play than Mr. Kennedy during 26 years as president of the Columbia Association.Recognizing those accomplishments, some Columbians are pushing to name the new athletic club in River Hill after the CA chief, who has announced he will retire this fall. Their hearts are in the right place; their timing is premature.The notion that such tributes should be made while the subject is alive has some merit but can also cause controversy for the very person meant to be honored.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | August 19, 1991
Meet a car buff and the first thing he'll tell you is what's under the hood."It's a '39 Oldsmobile with a 350 Chevy engine, a 350 automatic transmission and a B & M shift," said Roger Hamilton of Brandywine, Prince George's County.Put simply, the car runs great. "Anywhere I want it to go, any time I want to go, it goes," said Hamilton, who built the Nassau-blue car from the road up. "I've always wanted to build my own. Finally I did it."Hamilton had plenty of company Saturday. He was among 60 car enthusiasts who turned a baseball field in Gambrills into a nostalgic showroom, complete with '50s music blaring from speakers and enough dice dangling from mirrors to satisfy a Vegas gambler.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2004
The Columbia Association board has approved $1.5 million in upgrades to the Athletic Club as part of a long list of renovations designed to help the association compete with a gym proposed for Columbia's Gateway Commerce Center. The board has approved $2.7 million in renovations for its fitness facilities in an effort to contend with the proposed Life Time Fitness, which would be the association's first major fitness competitor. A second floor will be built above the Athletic Club's therapy pool, which will be heated to 92 to 94 degrees.
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By Nancy A. Youssef and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1999
A private party held at the Columbia Athletic Club -- and attended by about 300 people -- turned into brawl early Sunday,leading to four arrests and drawing nearly every officer on duty, Howard County police said.Police received the first call at 12: 20 a.m. reporting a fight at the athletic club.When two officers arrived, they found mostly teen-agers and young adults at the club, said Sgt. Morris Carroll, a county police spokesman.Carroll said several people, "many of whom were intoxicated," were involved in a "very hostile fight."
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2012
The investment banker, the lumber salesman, the kindergarten teacher and the meteorologist all came out Saturday for the Baltimore Ravens' cheerleading tryouts for one reason: the right to bear pompoms. Kristie Tapper of Stevensville — the mother of 1-year-old twins — was one of the roughly 250 men and women who turned out for the open tryouts on the basketball court of Merritt Downtown Athletic Club in Mount Vernon for one of the 60 coveted sideline spots. Tapper and the other hopefuls practiced their eight-count dance steps while En Vogue's "Free Your Mind" played over the booming speakers.
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July 8, 2011
Merritt Athletic Club, in Eldersburg, recently launched a series of program "Rock the Pool" summer events for preteens and teens. Over the course of the summer, the Eldersburg location will host four events at the outdoor pool area and multi-purpose gym on Progress Way. Two events are geared for children ages 7 to 12 and two events will be for teens ages 13 to17. The first of the events was a Preteen Night, for ages 7 to 12. Future dates are: July 30 and Aug. 13 for Teen Nights, geared toward ages 13 to 17; and Aug. 6 for the Preteen Night.
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By Patrick Maynard, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2011
The Columbia Athletic Club hosted a public showing Saturday of 28 new, electricity generating stationary bicycles. The machines, installed in November, were then modified by Green Revolution, a company that specializes in installing generators on bikes and hooking them to an inverter, which allows energy to flow back into the grid. Company representative Mike Curnyn says that over the course of a year, a standard installation of 20 generators, used 20 times per week, could potentially generate 3600 kWh – enough to light 72 homes for a month.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 27, 2010
Leroy M. Merritt, a commercial real estate developer and philanthropist who founded Merritt Properties as well as a popular chain of athletic clubs, died Monday of cancer at Pier Homes at Harborview, his Inner Harbor residence. He was 79. "Leroy Merritt is a man who started out digging ditches and dug his way to the top," said a 1980 profile in The Evening Sun. Mr. Merritt, whose parents managed the old Thompson's Sea Girt House restaurant, was born in Dundalk. After graduating from Dundalk High School in 1948, the Eagle Scout enrolled at Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College, where he played football, golfed and boxed.
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2008
Salary: $12 (fitness specialist) and $35 an hour (personal trainer) Age: 27 Years on the job: One How he got started: As a youth football player, Salla was always interested in physical fitness and later got into bodybuilding. He graduated from Towson University with a degree in exercise science, then went to work at a few temporary and part-time jobs before joining the Maryland Athletic Club or MAC. Salla is certified through the American Council on Exercise as a personal trainer. Typical day: Salla began at the MAC as a fitness specialist and still works this job about 15 hours a week, making about $12 an hour.
NEWS
December 9, 2007
Success In Style, a local nonprofit that provides business attire and coaching to disadvantaged women seeking employment, is displaying two Holiday Giving Trees, at the Maplelawn branch of Howard Bank, 10985 Johns Hopkins Road, North Laurel, and at Keller Williams Realty Centre, 6230 Old Dobbin Lane, Suite 150, Columbia. The trees, made of white shimmery material and decorated with pink purses and black pumps, represent the contributions of Success in Style to the community; the organization has helped more than 1,000 women find meaningful employment in the past six years.
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By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | February 21, 1997
Hoping to kill plans for a $6.3 million athletic club proposed for Columbia's River Hill village, Columbia Association board member Norma Rose last night introduced a less expensive proposal to expand the association's older Athletic Club in the Harper's Choice village.But proponents of the proposed River Hill club said her approach was shortsighted -- that the River Hill facility is needed to relieve crowding and eventually will earn millions for the association."On balance," said John Conlon, chairman of CA's Financial Advisory Committee, "we really think the project would be a good one."
NEWS
November 25, 2007
Glen Burnie mall has holiday events The Centre at Glen Burnie has announced holiday events and promotions: Visit with Santa through Dec. 24. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Pet photos with Santa will be offered from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 13. Toys for Tots: The Marines and WPOC radio will host the One New Toy drive from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Guests should...
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