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By Dorothy Fleetwood | November 10, 1991
In recent years Chesapeake City, the old canal town on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, has been revitalized. This small riverfront town began to blossom when the C&D canal opened in 1820 and one of the locks was built right next to the town. The canal was the main link connecting the port cities of Baltimore and Philadelphia. While waiting for the lock to fill, the ship's passengers frequently sought diversion ashore at Chesapeake City. Thus began the town's boom years, which existed between 1829 and 1929 when the canal company went bankrupt.
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Sports Digest | January 5, 2014
Laurel Park Broad Rule repeats in Fire Plug Stakes Broad Rule ran down the speed and captured the $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes on Saturday at Laurel Park for the second year in a row. The Fire Plug was the last of four stakes races at Laurel Park on Saturday. Forest Boyce was at the controls aboard the Dickie Small trainee for the 33rd time in 34 career starts. "It worked out because the speed kind of blew the turn and it kind of opened up for us," said Boyce. "If you really have a good enough horse you'll get there one way or another.
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BUSINESS
By Bob Graham and Bob Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 20, 1997
Charles and Betty Battersby's historic, three-story house is not at all what you would expect looking down from the Route 213 bridge on Chesapeake City, a Cecil County town on the path of the C&D Canal.Below, nestled among two centuries of canal history in a town that most people see from the bridge rather than up close, is what its owners call "a family home" with beautiful hardwood floors and a growing collection of antiques.The house is adorned in white birch woodwork, keeping the house true to the town's historic district designation on the National Register of Historic Places.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
Edward P. Bugnaski, a retired tool and die maker who was also a World War II veteran, died Oct. 28 of pneumonia at Menno Village, a Chambersburg, Pa., retirement community. He was 96. The son of Polish immigrants, Edward Paul Bugnaski was born in Baltimore and spent his early years in Fells Point, before moving with his family to Bradshaw in Baltimore County. He attended St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church and parochial school in Bradshaw, and in 1937, went to work as a machinist at Black & Decker in Towson.
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By Bob Graham and Bob Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 20, 1997
Charles and Betty Battersby's historic, three-story house is not at all what you would expect looking down from the Route 213 bridge on Chesapeake City, a Cecil County town on the path of the C&D Canal.Below, nestled among two centuries of canal history in a town that most people see from the bridge rather than up close, is what its owners call "a family home" with beautiful hardwood floors and a growing collection of antiques.The house is adorned in white birch woodwork, keeping the house true to the town's historic district designation on the National Register of Historic Places.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | March 8, 2009
But for the monkey, it was everything a cocktail party should be. And we were model guests, tipsily trading self-serving lies and brazen speculation, between bites of crudites and crackers, about who was sleeping with whom. We were so into our roles that no one noticed birthday girl Truly slip away. Nor did we think much when nanny Karen conspiratorially beckoned to the help, including the maid, who happened to be me. "What?" I said, mouth full of cheese, following her down the hall to the mudroom.
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By Barbara A. Noe and Barbara A. Noe,Special to the Sun | September 16, 2001
Not many people realize that one of Maryland's most irresistible small towns awaits less than an hour's drive north of Baltimore. But there it is, the historic canal town of Chesapeake City, snuggled at the base of a graceful iron bridge on the Eastern Shore's northern realm. I keep returning to this place, enticed by its Victorian grace, storybook setting and relaxing mood. And each time, I'm struck by the yesterday feel of its four historic blocks, each lined with restored, garden-bedecked houses now taken over by inns, restaurants, galleries and shops.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2001
CHESAPEAKE CITY -- An envelope holding $260 in checks sits in a desk drawer in Town Hall. It's not a lot of money, not when measured against a life lost or when compared to the cost of a weekend getaway in this waterfront retreat. It would, however, help two children in Guatemala -- if it ever gets there. The money was collected in memory of Marco Barrientos, who painted bridges and water towers from Maryland to the Midwest and always sent money to his family in Central America. On Oct. 19, he was helping to repair the bridge that binds the two halves of this Cecil County town.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
A ring once owned by Adolf Hitler fetched $65,725 at an auction in Cecil County Tuesday. Alexander Historical Auctions sold the silver ring, which is plated in gold and features a ruby-encrusted swastika on its base. The business has previously sold Nazi memorabilia, including a desk belonging to Hitler. "We are very happy with the result," Andreas Kornfeld, vice president of international client relations for the auction house, said in an email. "It is very difficult to estimate objects and relics such as the ring, since there are, or have been, no comparisons on the market.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2005
CHESAPEAKE CITY - The canal that allows giant ships to float their wares from Baltimore to Philadelphia and back again has split this town in two since its beginning. For more than 100 years, people could walk over a low-slung bridge to get across the canal. The distance from bank to bank was so short that they could throw stones from one side to the other. But as years passed, the canal was widened for bigger and bigger ships, such as cruise liners carrying vacationing passengers and freighters carrying new Toyotas.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
A ring once owned by Adolf Hitler fetched $65,725 at an auction in Cecil County Tuesday. Alexander Historical Auctions sold the silver ring, which is plated in gold and features a ruby-encrusted swastika on its base. The business has previously sold Nazi memorabilia, including a desk belonging to Hitler. "We are very happy with the result," Andreas Kornfeld, vice president of international client relations for the auction house, said in an email. "It is very difficult to estimate objects and relics such as the ring, since there are, or have been, no comparisons on the market.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2013
The Eastern Shore town of Bellevue saw the heaviest rains in the U.S. during Superstorm Sandy, according to an official report on the storm the National Hurricane Center released Tuesday. The town, across the Tred Avon River from Oxford and just south of St. Michael's in Talbot County, recorded 12.83 inches of rain. Nearby Easton was not far behind with 12.55 inches. The bullseye of Sandy's deluge was on the middle Eastern Shore, though storm surge levels were higher to the northeast around New York.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2012
Joe Thompson, who owns Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City, can't help but laugh when he talks about the name his wife gave their foal, Roll With Joe, three years ago. "I think she planned for the horse not to do well, so she could tease and laugh at me about it forever," Thompson said. "But he turned out to be quite a horse. " Roll With Joe was recently named the United States Harness Writers Association Dan Patch Award winner as the 3-year-old pacer of the year. He was also runner-up for Horse of the Year after winning more than $1.6 million in 2011.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2012
One day last winter the Balunsats carried home a gangly baby goat. They named the fuzzy thing Snowbird, cradled her while she slurped a bottle and allowed her inside to snuggle under a heat lamp. With Chesapeake City grass, hay and the occasional potato chip, Snowbird filled out into a handsome animal with a thick white coat, ridged horns that curl between her ears and lips that seem ever-pursed in an ironic smile. When she bleats "Meh, meh, meh," Lisa Balunsat - who will tell anyone she raised that goat as a child - hears, "Ma, Ma, Ma. " Cecil County officials mainly hear a zoning violation.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | March 8, 2009
But for the monkey, it was everything a cocktail party should be. And we were model guests, tipsily trading self-serving lies and brazen speculation, between bites of crudites and crackers, about who was sleeping with whom. We were so into our roles that no one noticed birthday girl Truly slip away. Nor did we think much when nanny Karen conspiratorially beckoned to the help, including the maid, who happened to be me. "What?" I said, mouth full of cheese, following her down the hall to the mudroom.
NEWS
By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,stephen.kiehl@baltsun.com | August 27, 2008
UNICORN - "You did what?" asked an unbelieving Heather Knott, 21, one of the last people we met on our attempt to reach the Eastern Shore without going over the Bay Bridge. The circuitous trip took us north from Baltimore on Interstate 95, over to U.S. 40 and south down Route 213, through cornfields, quaint towns and one off-track betting site. "Ooh, that's pretty horrible. That's pretty crazy," said Knott, who works at the newly opened Unicorn Cafe. "Why don't you just go across the Bay Bridge?"
NEWS
April 16, 2005
Nicholas Wasylczuk, 80, of Chesapeake City, MD, died April 14, 2005, in Union Hospital, Elkton, MD. Born the late Paul and Lena Wasylczuk. Nicholas was a painting contractor and member of Local Union 923. He was a decorated Veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army where he served in the European African Middle Eastern Theatre. He was a member of the VFW Chesapeake City, MD, Knights of Columbus where he participated in their charitable event fund raisers. He was dedicated parishioner of St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church where he devoted time and energy in helping to maintain the upkeep of the church property and supported church functions.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 22, 2004
CHESAPEAKE CITY - A 60-year-old Cecil County woman was struck by a pickup truck and killed yesterday while riding her bicycle along Route 213 near Chesapeake City, state police reported. The victim, Joan Edwards Cook of Chesapeake City, appeared to have veered from the shoulder into the southbound lane of Route 213 near Randalia Road, said Sgt. John Blades. She was hit by a 1981 Chevy pickup truck driven by Clifton H. McNatt, 76, of Wilmington, Del., Blades said, Cook, who was riding her mountain bike without a helmet, was declared dead at the scene.
NEWS
July 21, 2008
Montgomery Rockville Man collapses, during race, dies A man died after collapsing during a 5-mile race in Rockville over the weekend, according to officials in Montgomery County. Pete Piringer of the Montgomery County fire and rescue service says the man collapsed near the campus of Montgomery College, about a mile from the finish line of the Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest, on Saturday night. The runner was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Piringer says more than 2,000 people took part in the race.
NEWS
June 29, 2008
Wounds show that Sesker was strangled Nicole Sesker, the slain stepdaughter of former Baltimore City Police Commissioner Leonard D. Hamm, was strangled, according to a police source. Sesker, who struggled with drug addiction and worked as a prostitute, was found dead Friday morning on the 3500 block of Garrison Blvd. At the time, police said there were signs of trauma on her body but declined to elaborate. Yesterday, they said the marks made it clear she had been strangled and that they were investigating her death as a homicide.
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