December 10, 2012
Catherine G. Votta, a homemaker and retired card shop manager, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Dec. 1 at Stella Maris Hospice. She had lived in the Box Hill section of Abingdon. She was 87. Born Catherine Emery in Baltimore, she grew up near Patterson Park and attended St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parochial School. Mrs. Votta lived for many years in Cedonia and later moved to Harford County. In 1946, she married Charles Votta Sr., a meat cutter at the old Food Fair grocery chain.
March 4, 1993
Card shop, postal branch robbedThe Carrolltowne Card and Gift Shop, which also housed a small branch office of the U.S. Postal Service, was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money Tuesday night.State police said someone entered the card shop -- inside Carrolltowne Mall, which has security officers on the premises until about midnight -- and took money from the card shop and a small safe containing post office money and a large quantity of stamps.U.S. postal inspectors and the FBI are also investigating the burglary.
December 6, 2000
Two men held up a card shop yesterday afternoon at Twin Arch Shopping Center in Mount Airy, according to state police at the Westminster barracks. A clerk at Carousel Card & Gift shop called police about 3 p.m., saying a man in a red coat and a man in a blue coat had entered the store and displayed a handgun, according to police. The two took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the business in the 1000 block of Twin Arch Road, police said. A witness outside the store told police that two men left the shopping center in a faded or dirty red Isuzu Trooper at a high speed.
June 12, 1991
WESTMINSTER -- A jewelry designer and two developers have leased space at Winchester Exchange, the former Sherwood Square Mall.UniqueJewelry, owned by Kim E. Wightman of Taylorsville, opened yesterday in a shop along the main corridor of the mall's first floor.Winter Street Enterprises Inc., a partnership that has built houses in Taneytown and Westminster, opened an office in the mall basement last month, co-owner Robert A. Foster said.The shopping center,at 15 E. Main St., has been under new ownership since May 31.Thenew owners -- Robert, David and Jordon Max of Pikesville, Baltimore County -- said they hope to change the image of the building, which has been half-empty since being remodeled in the early 1980s.
April 12, 1995
The Negro League Ballplayers Association is sponsoring its first Charity Baseball Card and Autograph Show to benefit association members. It will be held April 22 and 23 at the Carrolltown Center Mall in Eldersburg, on Liberty Road one mile east of Route 32. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 22 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 23.Members of the Negro League Ball Players Association expected to attend are Monte Irvin, Walter "Buck" Leonard, Max Manning, Stanley...
February 14, 1995
Lutheran Hospital, which closed six years ago, has been targeted for a $7 million conversion into shops and apartments for the elderly, easing area residents' fears about urban blight.Redevelopment plans for the West Baltimore site would transform three former hospital buildings into 153 one- and two-bedroom apartments, while providing 26,000 square feet of office and retail space. The project also might spark similar interest in the west side of the old hospital campus, which includes four buildings.