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By Lorraine Gingerich and Lorraine Gingerich,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 21, 2000
HISTORIC ELLICOTT City Inc. opened its 16th Decorator Show House, Cattail Farm in Glenwood, on Saturday. The house sits on 175 acres off Route 97. Huge trees line the driveway. The age of the house -- approximately 150 -- coincides with the birth of Howard County, now celebrating its sesquicentennial. During last year's Folly Farm Show House, the Cattail Farm caretakers contacted Rick Weinkam, Show House chairman. "I came out to see it and loved it," Weinkam said. "It worked out perfect.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2010
Cattail Creek residents voted 90-3 to accept a Howard County negotiated settlement with their developers over a nightmarish, years-long sewage disposal problem. But now they face a new issue. The residents have dropped their private lawsuit as part of the agreement that will pay each participant thousands of dollars, but one of the development partners for the upscale Glenwood retirement community is demanding they pay for operating the replacement sewage system built in February 2009 to replace one that never worked.
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By Lorraine Gingerich and Lorraine Gingerich,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 11, 2002
GUYS JUST need to have fun sometimes, and that's what the men of Cattail Woods did when they held their Guys Night Out of the Dog House last month. Sponsored by the Cattail Woods Social Committee, the June 15 event was organized by Rick Gravel and some other socially conscious men in the Woodbine neighborhood. No wives or kids were invited to the Saturday evening event. "Think of it as an exclusive guys club, lasting only one evening and free of charge," read the flier that publicized the event.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2010
Settle or sue? That's the question facing residents of the Villas at Cattail Creek, an upscale condominium community in western Howard County that has been troubled since inception with a sewage system that never worked and a development team they don't trust. About 70 residents met Monday night with their lawyer, Howard Goldberg, and a group of Howard County officials to consider what might be the biggest decision they make in the long-running ordeal — whether to accept a settlement that the county worked out for the 93-home community for seniors or go back to court on their own. The shared septic system has been replaced with one that works, and a county consumer protection lawsuit filed in September 2008 has been settled.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | May 3, 1996
A neighborhood group says it will oppose a developer's request to enlarge his residential subdivision near Hammonds Ferry Road in Linthicum.Cattail Associates Inc. of Severna Park has asked the county Board of Appeals to overrule an administrative hearing officer and rezone two parcels from open space to single-family residential.But Gerald P. Starr, president of the Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association, said yesterday that residents are opposed to any further development.Mr. Starr said they are worried that developing the land would create runoff problems, and destroy a wooded habitat for small animals as well as a buffer between the community and an industrial park.
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By Kelly Gilbert and Kelly Gilbert,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2001
Looking from tee to fairway on the fifth hole at Cattail Creek Country Club's golf course, it's easy to get a little claustrophobic. To the right of the narrow fairway are a lateral hazard and thick trees. On the left, a rocky wall borders the dogleg almost from tee to green. Three of us avoided the wall by pushing our drives into the trees, but my friend Tom examined it in some detail. He pulled his first tee shot on top of it, 50 feet up, out of bounds and out of reach. He pulled his next shot into the wall itself.
SPORTS
By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | August 13, 1996
J. C. Snead birdied the 18th hole to complete a round of 6-under-par 66, and opened a four-stroke lead halfway through the Toyota Invitational at rainy Cattail Creek Country Club yesterday.The event in western Howard County, featuring 21 Senior pros, is considered a testing stage for a possible future Senior Tour event in the area. Although many of the pros were effusive with their praise for the condition of the course -- a spikeless facility that does not permit carts on fairways -- there were some reservations about the length of some of the holes.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | September 17, 1996
The county Board of Appeals has denied a request by a Severna Park developer to rezone two parcels from open space to single-family residential to create larger lots at a Linthicum subdivision near Hammonds Ferry Road.Neighbors opposed the request by Cattail Associates Inc., fearing it would create runoff problems and destroy a wooded habitat for small animals and a buffer between the community and an industrial park."We're pleased that the appeals board denied the Cattail Association motion there to change the open space to R-5," said Gerald P. Starr, vice president of the Linthicum-Shipley LTC Improvement Association.
NEWS
December 17, 1992
County seeks permits to dig Cattail channelThe county Department of Public Works is seeking permission to dig a 2,600-foot navigation channel through the Magothy River's Cattail Creek and 30 spur channels to individual piers.Waterfront property owners also have proposed five new piers or moorings on the creek, which runs between the Berrywood and Fair Oaks communities.More than 25,000 cubic yards of sand and silt would be pumped from the creek bottom to an 11-acre disposal site on Edwin Raynor Boulevard, near Magothy Bridge Road.
BUSINESS
December 17, 2000
Cattail Ridge Goodier Builders has five single-family home sites available at its Cattail Ridge community in Howard County. In Glenwood adjacent to the Cattail Creek Country Club, the community offers 10 home plans, ranging from 3,200 square feet to 4,500 square feet, with prices from $486,100 to $584,900. The homes come with well-and-septic systems and public gas heat, and are on 1-acre sites. Standard features include super bath with soaking tub, a hardwood foyer and wood-burning fireplace.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2010
The sewage smells have stopped at the upscale Villas at Cattail Creek in Glenwood, and now the litigation that resulted might be over, too. Howard County government has reached agreement on terms of a settlement with the developers and builders of the community for seniors, which was built with a shared septic system that never worked and was later replaced, according to an announcement. The developers have also posted a $350,000 performance bond with the county to help guarantee the system will work, and have made other changes to eliminate seasonal odors emanating as recently as last fall from the replacement system.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | October 4, 2009
The strong smell of human feces that residents of the upscale Villas of Cattail Creek say sporadically seeps out of their new community sewage treatment plant is just the latest indignity after the nearly five years without a working sewage system that preceded it. "It's just never-ending," said Renee Parcover, one of the 55-and-older residents of what was intended to be an idyllic group of 93 retirement homes next to a country club and golf course in...
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By Lorraine Gingerich and Lorraine Gingerich,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 11, 2002
GUYS JUST need to have fun sometimes, and that's what the men of Cattail Woods did when they held their Guys Night Out of the Dog House last month. Sponsored by the Cattail Woods Social Committee, the June 15 event was organized by Rick Gravel and some other socially conscious men in the Woodbine neighborhood. No wives or kids were invited to the Saturday evening event. "Think of it as an exclusive guys club, lasting only one evening and free of charge," read the flier that publicized the event.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | November 22, 2001
Howard County Board of Appeals members have cleared the way for a much-contested project that would introduce the first townhouses to the rural western county. The Villas at Cattail Creek, an upscale development for active senior citizens, calls for 116 townhouse-style condominium units on 58 acres near Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood. Three years after the board approved a similar plan, only to see it kicked back by an appeals court, members gave their blessing to an on-site dining facility that developer Donald R. Reuwer Jr. had added to the plan to meet a county zoning requirement.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | December 21, 1999
Parents in the Cattail Woods neighborhood thought they had a simple, common-sense request: Let the bus driver who takes their children to Lisbon Elementary School drive around a loop instead of performing a three-point turn to exit the neighborhood.Stopping and backing up at Brittle Branch Way and Cattail Meadows Drive in Lisbon seems dangerous to the parents -- especially with dads, moms, their cars and their preschool children taking up space at the bus stop. So they asked the Howard County school system's transportation office to permit the driver to loop around Cattail Meadows Drive back to Brittle Branch, something she wanted to do.But transportation officials said no. The school board upheld that decision at the end of last month.
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