April 8, 2003
On Sunday April 6, 2003, MARY F. (nee Kelly), beloved wife of the late Joseph Anthony Sweeney; loving mother of Kathleen Dougherty, Dennis, Daniel, and Paul Sweeney, Sharon Keech, Charles Sweeney and Maureen Smith; devoted sister of Vera and the late Anne Kessler; cherished grandmother of thirteen loving grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville Inc. 1630 Edmondson Ave. (one mile west of beltway exit 14) on Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. and Wednesday 12:30 to 1 P.M. at Our Lady of The Angels Chapel Charlestown, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
August 18, 2005
Where: Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. When: 7:30 p.m. Monday Why: You'd be surprised how much work goes into a song. Watch eight local songwriters play their original material for critique by the rest of the Baltimore Songwriters Association. In turn, the BSA offers lyrical and other advice that helps shape and polish the music. Information: 410-813-4039, www.baltimoresongwriters.org. Admission: Free.
January 7, 2014
A developer plans to transform the vacant Raffel Building warehouse south of Federal Hill into 60 upscale apartments, hoping to pull the popularity of the neighborhood south. Poverni Ventures LLC and Management Restoration Services LLC, Poverni's general contractor and partner in the project, aim to start construction on the 70,000-square-foot building in May, said principal Eugene Poverni. Their 111 Heath Lofts LLC purchased the 111 W. Heath Street property, which had been targeted previously for conversion to condominiums, in December for $1.05 million.
November 21, 2001
Rudolph B. C. Gustus, a big-hearted entrepreneur whose heating oil company was once the largest black-owned business in the state, died of a heart attack Nov. 12 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 68. A 1983 survey in Black Enterprise magazine named his G&M Oil Co., which then had 40 vehicles and sales of more than $62 million annually, as Maryland's largest company with African-American ownership. Mr. Gustus subsequently suffered a major business upheaval and struggled to rebuild his operation.
July 27, 2000
MOST OF Baltimore's historic Seton Institute was torn down years ago to make way for a business park, but a remnant of it has just reopened for a new use. An old gymnasium that was added in the 1960s to the institute - a hospital run by the Sisters of Charity - has been recycled as part of a $2.9 million employment center for the Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens (BARC). Representatives from the nonprofit agency joined state Comptroller William Donald Schaefer, former Baltimore County Executive Dennis F. Rasmussen and other dignitaries this month to dedicate the center, which occupies an 8-acre parcel in the Seton Business Park.
June 12, 1991
Carroll County Sun bowling columnist Don Vitek has been chosen by the Maryland Bowling Writers Association as Writer of the Year, an award sponsored by the Maryland State Women's Bowling Association.Vitek also won first- and second-place honors in both the senior and column categories. The column award was sponsored by the Frederick Women's 600 Club and the Senior awards category was sponsored by Greater Baltimore Bowling Association.All awards were announced at the Maryland Bowling Writers Association's annual meeting June 9.
October 5, 2003
The 24th annual Butchers Hill house tour is scheduled next week, with the Southeast Baltimore neighborhood association opening 12 historic homes to the public. The Baltimore neighborhood is north of Fells Point and Canton. The event is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 12. Tickets are $15 the day of the tour and $12 in advance. For more information, log on to www.butchershill.org or call Anne Belcher at 410-675-2795 or Sue Noonan at 410-522-6773.
December 13, 1991
Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, R-2nd, was named "Port Leader of the Year" by the Baltimore Junior Association of Commerce for her efforts to improve the Port of Baltimore.Bentley received the award in ceremonies in Baltimore yesterday. She previously had won the award in 1974 when she was chairwoman of the Federal Maritime Commission.Noting the progress the port has seen this year, including the addition of several new shipping lines, the congresswoman said she believed 1992 would offer opportunities to strengthen the port's position in the Middle Atlantic and strengthen a sagging economy.
June 1, 1998
The Maryland Association of Private Career Schools has awarded Russell Warehime, a Francis Scott Key High School senior, a $1,000 scholarship from the TESST Technology Institute in Baltimore.The association's Scholarship Program Awards offer scholarships to students wishing to attend a career school.Warehime plans to study design and drafting technology.Recipients are chosen on academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, leadership qualities and recommendations from school personnel.
December 20, 1992
Sapna Patel, a student at the American University in Washington, has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship for $24,000. She has also been chosen to participate in the School of Public Affairs' Leadership Program.*The University of Baltimore Alumni Association honored Bailey A. Thomas, McCormick Company president and chief executive officer; Adrian Teel, Maryland Port Administration executive director, and Ali Asghar Alemi, the U.S. EPA and Maryland Overseas Visitors Coordinator, as its Alumni of the Year.