November 5, 1995
Painting the town; Bonnie Bonnell: Maryland Institute grad 0) has exercised her talents everywhere from Botswana's Sun City to Baltimore's Patterson Park.Bonnie Bonnell's goofiest job may have been painting murals in the dome of a fake South American "Lost City" near semi-real Sun City in Botswana in Southern Africa. She didn't like it and came home fast.She's a 42-year-old old Maryland Institute, College of Art grad who once did a lot of painting for Evergreen Painting Studio in Manhattan, which gets jobs like the South American theme park in South Africa.
July 25, 2004
Many people claim credit for the success of Baltimore's Charles Center and Inner Harbor renewal areas. David A. Wallace is one individual who actually deserves it. The nationally known architect and urban planner, who was found dead in his Philadelphia home last week, led teams that created master plans to guide the redevelopment of Charles Center and the Inner Harbor shoreline - the starting points for Baltimore's much-vaunted renaissance. In the process, he showed the country how attractive and livable a city can be when it's built according to strong planning principles rather than by happenstance.
August 3, 2004
With blocks and blocks of barrackslike buildings, Armistead Gardens is a throwback to World War II, when it was home to an army of out-of-town workers toiling in Baltimore's defense manufacturers. The 169-acre complex next to Herring Run Park in East Baltimore later became an unusual nonprofit housing cooperative. The 1,518-unit development is about to launch a bold experiment: It will sell 65 fix-up vacant units at cost. Some homes could go for as little as $5,000, predicted Leon Bonnell, a retired Sparrows Point worker and Armistead Gardens official.
August 14, 2013
In 1970, one of Barbara Bonnell's favorite art galleries purchased a set of 12 framed, antique lithographs - one for each month of the year - for a client who, as it turned out, didn't want them after all. The gallery called Bonnell, then of Guilford, to see if she would be interested in buying them. She and her husband, Robert Bonnell Jr., paid $2,500 for the set, which dates to 1802. On Wednesday, Bonnell, 82, now a resident of Roland Park Place and chair of its residents' association, brought the August lithograph, of a woman and her child, downstairs to the dining room to get it appraised at a "treasure hunting" event sponsored by the retirement community and modeled after "Antiques Roadshow" on TV. Bonnell guessed that the set, made in Paris, France, would be worth about $3,000 now. She was wrong.
March 16, 2004
On Saturday, March 13, 2004, MR. OTTO AUGUST WEIL, JR., beloved husband of the late Jane Marie (Nee Shilling) Weil; devoted father of Lisa M. Bonnell and husband Keith, Otto A. Weil, III and wife Diane; also survived by five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the LOUDON PARK FUNERAL HOME, 3620 Wilkens Ave., on Wednesday, March 17 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Funeral Services 1 P.M. Thursday at the Funeral Home. Interment Loudon Park Cemetery.
April 14, 2009
On April 13, 2009, LAVERNE VIRGINIA (nee Schwartz), beloved wife of Juan (Jack) E. Mack; loving mother of Kathryn Aspelmeier, Carmen Seckman, LaVerne Bonnell, Carolyn Kuhn, Theresa Perry, Ramona Myers and Heidi Mack; cherished grandmother of 15 and 18 great-grandchildren. A Catholic prayer service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk Inc., 7922 Wise Ave, on Thursday 11 A.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery, Friends may call Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her name to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.