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.
June 1, 2013
Dr. Vernon F. Ottenritter, a retired Baltimore dentist and World War II veteran, died Monday at his Timonium home from complications of a fall. He was 87. Vernon Francis Ottenritter was born in Baltimore and raised on Springfield Avenue in the city's Pen Lucy neighborhood. After graduating from City College in 1943, he enlisted in the Air Force. The flight officer was discharged in 1945. His decorations included the American Theater Ribbon, Victory Ribbon, World War II and the Good Conduct Medal.
November 22, 2012
Dr. Philip J. Ferris, former longtime chairman of the department of surgery at Franklin Square Medical Center, died Nov. 8 of cardiac arrest at his Lutherville home. He was 79. "He was just a great man. He was down-to-earth and fun, but at the same time he was the utmost surgeon who had both a passion for perfection and teaching," said Michael R. Merson, former president of Franklin Square Medical Center, who is now chairman of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. "In all the years I worked with him, if something went wrong, he was the kind of surgeon you wanted to take care of you," said Mr. Merson.
December 31, 2008
Richard Roberts Harwood Jr., a former business executive who later owned and operated a Charles Street art gallery, died of cancer Saturday at his North Baltimore home. He was 87. Known as "Boots," Mr. Harwood filled his Purnell Galleries with etchings of old Baltimore, Civil War-era lithographs and sporting prints, as well as traditional oil paintings and ceramics. In 1975, he and his wife bought the art gallery, then one of Baltimore's oldest fine art dealers. He worked there daily until 1997 and owned the business at his death.
June 3, 2005
George W. Goschen, a Catonsville insurance executive and home restorer, died of colon cancer May 26 at his Arbutus home. He was 77. Mr. Goschen was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He was a 1945 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington and, after serving in the Army for 18 months, enrolled at the Baltimore College of Commerce, where he earned a business degree in 1951. After working briefly as an accountant, he went to work in the insurance industry. In 1954, he founded Baltimore County Insurance Agency Inc. in Catonsville, which he ran until his death.
August 2, 1992
Lelia H. HynsonCollege board memberLelia Hodson Hynson, who was active in the Scarsdale, N.Y., community and a former member of the board of Washington College, died July 15 of heart failure at her Scarsdale home at the age of 93.The former Lelia Hodson was a native of Baltimore. Her father started a loan company that was a predecessor of the Beneficial Corp. in Wilmington, Del.Reared in Snow Hill, the 1918 graduate of the Baldwin School had been a member of the original board of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Miss.
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.
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.
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.
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.