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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 20, 2010
Edward Paul Martuszewski, a retired machinist and former Curtis Bay resident, died Tuesday of cancer at his Chestertown home. He was 83. Mr. Martuszewski, the son of a Davidson Chemical Co. worker and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore, one of 15 children, and raised in Curtis Bay. Mr. Martuszewski attended Baltimore public schools. He enlisted in the Army in 1947 and served in both Japan and Korea, where he was decorated with a Bronze Star. After being discharged in 1952, Mr. Martuszewski returned to Curtis Bay and went to work as a machinist for Harbison Walker Refactories, a fire brick manufacturer.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2010
Irma P. Middleton, a retired Eastern Shore banker, died Sunday in her sleep at Chester River Manor, a Chestertown assisted-living facility. She was 97. Irma Price was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated in 1931 from Eastern High School. She was married in 1932 to Willard Howard Middleton, a machinist, and the couple lived in Baltimore until moving to Chestertown in 1948. During the 1940s, Mrs. Middleton was employed at Wyman's Shoes in Baltimore. In 1948, she began her banking career as a teller at The Peoples Bank in Chestertown.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | February 28, 2010
T allulah's back, and she's as bawdy as ever. Well, sort of. For the past 42 years, the real Tallulah Bankhead, who will forever be remembered for her baritone-laced husky pronunciation of the word "Daaaaaahling," has been sleeping away the ages in a quiet corner of a Chestertown churchyard, perhaps sipping celestial bourbons and smoking cigarettes while dressed in her trademark full-length fur coat. Last week, she stepped back onto Broadway, courtesy of actress Valerie Harper in "Looped."
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik , david.zurawik@baltsun.com | December 10, 2009
Maryland Public Television launches a new documentary series this week titled "Our Town." And while it's based on a simple premise, it's loaded with rich possibilities for alternative ways of storytelling and the use of new technology to empower citizens to define themselves to some extent for TV and online audiences. "Unlike a lot of historical documentaries seen on television," MPT says in a statement of purpose, "the 'Our Town' series will explore different Maryland communities through the eyes (and camera lenses)
TRAVEL
September 27, 2009
Chestertown Historic House Tour Where: : Tour begins in Fountain Park, corner of High and Cross streets, in Chestertown When: : 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday What: : Chestertown, named one of the National Trust's 2007 Dozen Distinctive Destinations, hosts the 39th annual heritage house tour, when this 18th-century Colonial river port opens its doors to visitors. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour, dropping in on 13 homes, including Colonial merchants' mansions, restored craftsmen's cottages, and graceful Victorians.
NEWS
September 10, 2009
On September 6, 2009, MARTHA SPEICHER OGDEN, 91, of Siesta Key, Sarasota and formerly of Gibson Island, MD died. Mrs. Ogden was born in Chestertown, MD on May 15, 1918. She attended Bucknell University and because of an illness, had to move back to Chestertown where she graduated from Washington college. She was married to Harry Ford Ogden, a prominent Baltimore attorney and President of the Fidelity and Guarantee Insurance Corporation. Mrs. Ogden was a member of the Field Club and Junior League of Sarasota.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,tim.wheeler@baltsun.com | May 18, 2009
CHESTERTOWN - - A 21-year-old from the Philadelphia suburbs who'd already decided he wants to pursue a life of writing walked away Sunday from Washington College's commencement with a check for nearly $69,000 - the largest literary award in the country for undergraduates. William Bruce, a soft-spoken English major from Rydal, Pa., won the small liberal arts college's Sophie Kerr Prize with a portfolio of poems, essays and an excerpt from the memoir of a Rwandan genocide survivor. "When I came here, I thought I wanted to be a high school English teacher," Bruce said.
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By STEPHEN KIEHL | February 24, 2009
Evelyn Motes Smith, a former home economics teacher in Baltimore schools and employee of Stewart's department store, died in her sleep Feb. 14 at Heron Point retirement community in Chestertown. She was 88. Mrs. Smith was born in Alabama and graduated from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala. She met her husband, Donald Willard Smith, at a USO party in Alabama. The couple settled in Baltimore, where Mr. Smith was raised. Mrs. Smith taught home economics at Woodburn Junior High School and later worked in the china department at Stewart's in Timonium.
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