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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
Jill and Allan Bennett have filled a 22,000-square foot building with a dark and creepy mix of bloody monsters and pitch-black mazes. But soon their popular haunted house, Bennett's Curse, will be homeless, as the property they lease in Jessup is slated for development. The grassy field where their white building holds giant vampire bats, menacing monsters and creepy grim reapers will eventually become part of a mixed-use development of townhouses, shops and offices. So even as they open this weekend for their fall season, the Bennetts are scouting for a new location to set up their fright show for next year.
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
Jill and Allan Bennett have filled a 22,000-square foot building with a dark and creepy mix of bloody monsters and pitch-black mazes. But soon their popular haunted house, Bennett's Curse, will be homeless, as the property they lease in Jessup is slated for development. The grassy field where their white building holds giant vampire bats, menacing monsters and creepy grim reapers will eventually become part of a mixed-use development of townhouses, shops and offices. So even as they open this weekend for their fall season, the Bennetts are scouting for a new location to set up their fright show for next year.
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May 13, 1994
Among Anne Arundel County's more peculiar treasures is Blob's Park, which is beginning its 66th season in Jessup, serving bratwurst, oompah music and pitchers of beer.At least that's what it does during events catering to German-Americans, who are no longer even a majority of the 150,000 visitors each year.When Max Blob, a Bavarian who had immigrated to the United States at age 12, opened a small frame pavilion on the family farm in 1928, his purpose was to invite some fellow Germans over on weekends and public holidays.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
The owner of Blob's Park, the storied 81-year-old Jessup beer garden that played its last polka in March, will take over the Hanover restaurant space that was Gunning's Seafood Restaurant. Max Eggerl, whose great uncle Max Blob founded Blob's Park, will open a restaurant named The Bavarian Brauhaus this summer following renovations to the restaurant space on Parkway Drive. The Bavarian Brauhaus will feature a menu of German food in a fine-dining atmosphere, Eggerl said. The bar area is being redone to create a rathskeller-like atmosphere.
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By Mike James | December 30, 1990
For 57 years, Katherine Peters has been in the entertainment business, and her cross-cultural dance hall, Blob's Park in Jessup, has united people of all ages and nationalities.Throughout its years of success, Blob's has done little to change.Perhaps that is why it has fared so well.Peters values tradition. "Why change a good thing? People enjoy it here as much now as they did when I took over in 1965," she says.But along with her sense of frivolity, it is her holiday spirit that sets her apart year after year.
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By Chicago Tribune | August 30, 1992
CARACAS, Venezuela -- The driving is easy. The road is smooth. And then, suddenly, the car spins and swirls out of control as it skates along a layer of goo that mysteriously covers highways here.Venezuelans call the goo La Mancha Negra -- the black stain -- but it's really more like a blob, a thick black sludge with the consistency of chewing gum. No one knows where it comes from. No one knows how to get rid of it.Some say it's oil from lousy asphalt. Others say it's oil from car engines.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,julie.scharper@baltsun.com | December 27, 2008
Attention polka nuts, boot slappers, schnitzel nibblers and lager quaffers: Blob's is about to reopen - at least for a little while. Blob's Park, the Jessup beer hall that closed last year after serving German food and beer with a side of lively dancing for more than seven decades, will reopen on New Year's Eve. "Everyone can't wait till it's open so we can have a reunion," says Mary Kotowski, a professional polka dancer who married her husband on...
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | April 28, 2002
A WHILE BACK, I wrote a novel. It is not an important novel, the kind that explores, with nuance and subtlety, the complexities of the human condition. It's a novel where a guy falls face-first onto a toad, which squirts him with a chemical that causes him to believe his dog is Elizabeth Dole. Incredibly, my novel got made into a movie. I'm still not sure how this happened. Maybe a studio executive fell onto a toad. All I know is, a vast army of movie people came from California to Miami and spent several months, and many millions of dollars, doing what people do when they make a movie, which is, most of the time, nothing.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,Sun reporter | October 20, 2007
Sometime soon, the last schnitzel will be fried, the last malty marzen will be poured, and the accordion will grow silent. Blob's Park, a German-style beer garden that opened on a Jessup farm more than 70 years ago, will close within the coming year, according to manager John Eggerl, making this year's Oktoberfest celebration the last. The cavernous Bavarian-style building, where generations have gathered to hoist a few beers or whirl to rousing polka music, will be demolished to make way for a new development.
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By CHRIS EMERY and CHRIS EMERY,SUN REPORTER | October 17, 2005
It's a Friday night in October and the revelers sit at long tables in a Bavarian biergarten. The bratwurst is ample, the beer pitchers overflowing and the polka music is almost nonstop. German culture is all around. Germany, however, is an ocean away. This is Blob's Park, a Teutonic outpost in Jessup that for more than three-quarters of a century has offered a little piece of Germany tucked away on a Maryland farm. And at the heart of it all is the polka. "The people ... come here to dance," says Leon Umberger, hardworking accordion player for the house band, the Rheinlanders, wiping sweat off his forehead on a recent night.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
Max Eggerl was celebrating for two reasons Sunday. Blob's Park, the Bavarian beer and dance hall his family has owned and operated in Jessup for more than eight decades, was closing - for good this time, after temporarily shutting its doors between 2007 and 2009. And on the afternoon of the hall's last night, the 68-year-old, longtime bachelor married his fiance. The polka dancing throngs who patronize the hall every weekend joined the reception around 4:30 p.m., and the party continued well into the night.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2011
Here's the part where you tell me how wrong (or how right!) I was on a review. This week's bar review is on the legendary, enormous, impossible-to-dislike Blob's Park in Jessup. Blob's Park has been in Maryland since 1933, and claims to be the first place in America to celebrate Oktoberfest. As the Bavarian celebration winds down, it might be the spot in town for oompah music and German beer. From the review , "Blob's is Maryland's very own Valhalla, a beer hall as big as an airport hangar where German culture is celebrated year-round, though with especially distinguished gusto during these few weeks in the fall.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2011
Since mid-September, lots and lots of bars in town have been touting specials and tie-ins in observance of Oktoberfest, the 200-year-old celebration of Bavarian culture and huge excuse to drink lots of beer. But few places in Maryland have a right to these promotions quite like Blob's Park in Jessup, a nearly 80-year-old resident that claims to be home of America's first Oktoberfest. Blob's is Maryland's very own Valhalla, a beer hall as big as an airport hangar where German culture is celebrated year-round, though with especially distinguished gusto during these few weeks in the fall.
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By Janene Holzberg and Janene Holzberg,Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2009
Exactly one year after a New Year's Eve party resurrected a beloved beer hall that had seemingly been left for dead, revelers are primed to polka at Blob's Park once again. But this Thursday's celebration at the popular Jessup venue won't be tinged by the drama or sorrow of years past. Tears won't be flowing as they were in 2007, when guests thought they were watching the 1,000-seat Bavarian beer garden take its last breath after nearly 75 years. And the liquor license won't need signing a mere nine hours before the doors open, as was the case in 2008, said owner Max Eggerl.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,julie.scharper@baltsun.com | December 27, 2008
Attention polka nuts, boot slappers, schnitzel nibblers and lager quaffers: Blob's is about to reopen - at least for a little while. Blob's Park, the Jessup beer hall that closed last year after serving German food and beer with a side of lively dancing for more than seven decades, will reopen on New Year's Eve. "Everyone can't wait till it's open so we can have a reunion," says Mary Kotowski, a professional polka dancer who married her husband on...
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December 19, 2008
CO poisoning kills two in East Baltimore Baltimore firefighters discovered two people killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in East Baltimore, according to a city fire spokesman. Firefighters responded to a 911 call reporting two people unconscious in a garage in the rear of the 2300 block of Belair Road at 5:20 a.m. Monday, Chief Kevin Cartwright said. The man and woman used a portable space heater hooked up to a gasoline-powered generator, Cartwright said. The two might have been overwhelmed by the fumes, fallen asleep and entered a deeper state of unconsciousness before dying, he said.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | June 29, 1996
The lights dim. The band cuts loose. Couples surge toward the dance floor.It's polka time at Blob's Park.The family-run Jessup dance hall with the 2,000-square-foot parquet dance floor and a house band that knows its stuff packs them in every weekend: the young, the old, the graceful, the toe-stompers."
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By Joanne E. Morvay | March 14, 2001
Item: Kellogg's Eggo Waf-fulls What you get: 6 filled waffles Cost: About $2.50 Nutritional content: Maple - 160 calories, 5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 300 milligrams sodium Preparation time: Toast once or twice and serve Review: If you've ever watched a child eat a waffle, you know it can be a syrupy, sticky mess. We definitely agree there's merit to enclosing the syrup inside the waffle. As executed by Kellogg's, however, the idea needs a bit more fine-tuning. These frozen waffles come from the box with a big blob of frozen syrup inside.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,Sun reporter | October 20, 2007
Sometime soon, the last schnitzel will be fried, the last malty marzen will be poured, and the accordion will grow silent. Blob's Park, a German-style beer garden that opened on a Jessup farm more than 70 years ago, will close within the coming year, according to manager John Eggerl, making this year's Oktoberfest celebration the last. The cavernous Bavarian-style building, where generations have gathered to hoist a few beers or whirl to rousing polka music, will be demolished to make way for a new development.
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August 29, 2007
SEPT. 8 Barnhart Invitational at Dulaney SEPT. 14 Knights Invitational at Baybrook Park SEPT. 21 South Carroll Invitational SEPT. 29 Bull Run at Hereford OCT. 10 Run From The Lions Den at Liberty OCT. 12 Meade Autumn Classic at Blob's Park
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