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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
Frank R. Palmer III, who rose from a plasterer to president of a Remington plastering and drywall firm, died June 18 from complications of lymphoma at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 90. The son of a Baltimore Transit Co. streetcar motorman and a Hutzler's department store manager, Frank Reynolds Palmer III was born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden. Mr. Palmer was a 1941 graduate of City College and enlisted in the Army Air Force. He joined the VIII Bomber Command based in England.
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BUSINESS
By Patricia V. Rivera and Patricia V. Rivera,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 15, 2002
At first, Willie Coffey scoffed at the idea of building a vacation home on a marshy tract adjacent to a busy thoroughfare in coastal Delaware. He and his wife, Debbie, wanted something roomier than the waterfront townhouse they owned near Bethany Beach. He didn't see much potential in the parcels his wife had been eyeing for several weeks. Then, while the Baldwin couple drove along Delaware's Route 1 in North Bethany one day, Debbie Coffey said, "Stop the car or I'm jumping off," he recalled.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | August 4, 2009
The ballroom was so packed that people spilled into an adjoining room, the air heavy with body heat and anticipation. Nothing brings out a crowd - more than 600, in this case - like word that new beach condos once listed for as much as $850,000 could be auctioned off for as little as $85,000. The event in Annapolis last weekend, for a Delaware project, was one answer to a pressing question for builders big and small: What does it take to sell second homes in the longest economic slump since the Great Depression?
TRAVEL
June 24, 2007
WHAT TO DO Five things to do in Ocean City 1. COUNT DOLPHINS / / Volunteer to help staff from the National Aquarium in Baltimore conduct Maryland's annual dolphin count Thursday. The count, which helps assess the health of the bottlenose dolphin population, is part of the aquarium's Beyond the Boardwalk summer program, which includes a fundraiser at Seacrets on Friday and Family Fun Day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Park. Call 410-371-9802 for locations and details. 2. TAKE A LEAP / / Go skydiving high above the shore at Ocean City Skydiving Center.
NEWS
By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,sun reporter | September 21, 2005
The Tidewater Inn, an anchor of the town center of this Eastern Shore community since the 1940s, was sold at auction yesterday for $4.225 million to a Montgomery County-based developer known for its residential projects in Fenwick Island and Bethany Beach in Delaware. Carl M. Freeman Associates, a 60-year-old company with headquarters in Olney, has assured the town that the building will remain a hotel, Easton officials said. But a company spokesman declined to discuss plans yesterday.
NEWS
By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | December 20, 2004
George Garland Norris, a weapons technician at Edgewood Arsenal and a World War II veteran, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at the home of his daughter in Punxsutawney, Pa. The Bethany Beach, Del., resident, who lived for many years in Baltimore County, was 77. Born in West Baltimore, Mr. Norris attended Polytechnic Institute before running away at age 14 to join the Army. His mother tracked him down about a year and a half later and ordered him to come home. In 1944, Mr. Norris joined the Navy, with his mother's blessing, and went to war aboard destroyers.
NEWS
January 13, 2006
AMOS FRANCIS HUTCHINS, JR., age 77, of Bethany Beach, DE, died Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. A devoted family man, Mr. Hutchins cherished time with his beloved wife, Nellie Truslow Hutchins, their four children and 13 grandchildren. The family gathered often to celebrate holidays and birthdays at Quillens Point in Sussex County where he and Nell built a home on Indian River Bay after his 1985 retirement from the Baltimore, MD office of CIGNA, formerly the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company.
BUSINESS
By Patricia V. Rivera and Patricia V. Rivera,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 29, 2002
Soon after Bob and Delores Wardwell finished paying off the mortgage on their home in Ellicott City in November 2001, they came to a painful realization. The tax break they earned with a mortgage was gone. "That's when we decided that we'd be better off buying a second home," said Delores Wardwell. They settled on a cozy duplex priced at $190,000 near Bethany Beach, Del. The Wardwells are part of a new wave of consumers helping to make a hot real estate market even better by investing in vacation homes.
NEWS
By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2000
SOUTH BETHANY BEACH, Del. - Standing on the deck of his rented stilt house, looking out on the fastest-eroding beach in the second-fastest-eroding state in the nation, vacationer Matthew Slifko has a question: "What are the state and the Corps of Engineers going to do about it?" The state of Delaware and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' $22 million answer: They plan to build a 16-foot-high artificial dune - with a 150-foot-wide swath of sand behind it - along a two-mile stretch of shoreline.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
Barbara L. Daue, a homemaker and jewelry designer, died Feb. 19 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 59. The daughter of James C. Jones, who was the owner of the George W. King Printing Co., and Nancy Horner Jones, a homemaker, Barbara Lynn Jones was born in Baltimore and raised in Lutherville. After graduating in 1973 from Dulaney Valley High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1977 from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. After college, Mrs. Daue worked in sales at H.C. Garthe, a Cross Keys jewelry store, and later at a women's clothing store.
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