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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 22, 2011
Elizabeth C. "Betty" Michaels, a former registered nurse and homemaker who enjoyed baking and cooking, died Saturday of an embolism at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 103. She was born Elizabeth Colburn, the daughter of a Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. employee and a homemaker, and raised in Bolton Hill. She was a 1927 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and earned her nursing degree in 1931 from the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She worked in the hospital's Robert Garrett Dispensary until her 1938 marriage to Albert Hillsman Michaels.
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NEWS
November 16, 1990
Services for Albion K. Parris III, retired executive director of the Maryland-District of Columbia-Delaware-Virginia Hospital Association, will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Charles Street and Melrose Avenue.Mr. Parris, who was 79 and lived on Cardington Way in Cockeysville, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital.He retired in 1976 after having worked for the association since 1947. Earlier, he spent a year doing public relations work for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland and worked as a reporter and copy editor for The Sun.He came to Baltimore in 1936 from Cincinnati, where he had worked two years for the Enquirer.
NEWS
April 14, 2011
Two-for-one from Wyndham Vacation Rentals What's the deal? Wyndham Vacation Rentals (ResortQuest) is offering customers who book a minimum five-night beach vacation rental at a qualifying beach destination — including the Charleston islands, Delaware beaches, Hilton Head Island, Myrtle Beach and Northwest Florida — a complimentary seven-night vacation certificate. A qualifying Delaware property is the SeaColony resort in Bethany Beach, and you have to call 888-500-4271 to book.
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.
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.
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.
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 Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2013
Madeleine S. Alban, a volunteer at local schools and hospitals, died of cardiac arrest July 12 at her Palm Beach, Fla., home. She was 94 and also lived in the Orchards in North Baltimore. Born in Baltimore and raised in Homeland, she was the daughter of Clarence Schauman, an executive of the old C.D. Kenny coffee and tea firm, and Ethel Schauman, a homemaker. She was a 1936 Friends School graduate. In 1939, she married James C. Alban Jr., who for many years owned the Alban Tractor Co. in Rosedale.
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.
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