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.
August 18, 1991
More castles in the sandIf you missed the Castle in the Sand's annual sand sculpture contest in June, take heart. Another contest will be held Thursday on the beach at 92nd Street.Registration is slated for 10 a.m., and contestants will be given a pail, shovel and hat. Trophies will be awarded in a variety of categories, including most creative and most elaborate, and competition is divided into four age groups: age 7 and under, ages 8 to 11, ages 12 to 15 and age 16 and older. Awards will be presented at 1 p.m.Sand sculptor Randy Hofman, who creates a religious tableau every night on the beach at First Street, will be on hand to zTC demonstrate sculpting techniques and to create a giant castle as a centerpiece for the event.
June 16, 2013
Horse racing Tell a Great Story wins by a nose at Delaware Park Sagamore Farm's Tell a Great Story prevailed over Ile St. Molly in the $75,125 Go For Wand Stakes at Delaware Park on Saturday in Wilmington. The Go For Wand Stakes is a prep for the 1 1/16-mile $300,000 Grade II Delaware Oaks on July 13. With Forest Boyce (Garrison Forest) astride, Tell a Great Story, a Maryland-bred conditioned by Ignacio Correas IV , defeated Ile St. Molly by a nose, finishing in 1minute, 40.80 seconds.
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.
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.
February 18, 2008
OCEAN CITY -- Diane Hafferman figured she was safe -- she was outside, after all -- but as she stood along the windswept beach here, cigarette in hand, she began to wonder if a place where people come to relax would continue to be so easygoing about her habit. Maryland residents are just getting used to a smoking ban imposed Feb. 1 in restaurants and bars, but the public debate over lighting up may not end with inside spaces. A small Delaware town is preparing to ban smoking on its beach and boardwalk, and other municipalities along the coast are taking notice.
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.
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.
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.
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.