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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | August 25, 2002
As it winds up out of Ellicott City, College Avenue is one of Howard County's most scenic roads and also is one of the most dangerous. Along the way are a series of tight blind curves, followed by a succession of hills, the steepest of which resembles a roller-coaster, as drivers climb one side unable to see the next dip until they crest the hill to drive down. If drivers choose to push the speed limit (posted at 25 mph), they can feel the drops in their stomachs. With enough speed, they can launch their cars into the air. Teen-age drivers love the curves and seven sharp rises between New Cut Road and Bonnie Branch Road.
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August 21, 2014
Traffic delays are possible on Sunday during the annual Annapolis Striders' Ten-Mile Run. A number of streets will be closed to accommodate the race, which begins at 7 a.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The race will also finish at the stadium by about 9:30 a.m. Streets that will be closed during part or all of the race include Taylor Avenue, Cedar Park Road, Farragut Road, Rowe Boulevard and the intersection of Taylor and Rowe in the stadium area; Northwest Street, Church Circle, Main Street, Randall Street, King George Street and College Avenue in the historic district; the Naval Academy Bridge over the Severn River; and parts of Route 648 in the Pendennis Mount/Ferry Farms neighborhood.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | August 19, 1996
A Howard County law designed to protect about 60 scenic roads does not do enough to keep them safe from development, say Ellicott City residents engaged in a battle to save one of their own scenic roads.The fight involves College Avenue, an almost two-mile-long, narrow, winding road with a forested vista of decades-old locust and oak trees.One of about a dozen designated scenic roads in Ellicott City, it begins in the historic district and winds to Bonnie Branch Road, northeast of Route 103. But last week, the Howard County Planning Board approved a road extension to College Avenue to accommodate a proposed 74-home development.
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October 13, 2013
Howard County crews are scheduled to start work Monday on a project to repair and repave Bonnie Branch Road in Ellicott City. The project follows recent work to stabilize embankment along Bonnie Branch, and county officials say the roadwork involves making repairs to the road surface and also drainage areas. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by late October. Bonnie Branch Road will generally remain open to traffic during the project, but occasional lane shifts are expected in the work zone.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | August 25, 2002
As it winds up out of Ellicott City, College Avenue is one of Howard County's most scenic roads and one of the most dangerous. Along the way are a series of tight blind curves, followed by a succession of hills, the steepest of which resembles a roller-coaster, as drivers climb one side unable to see the next dip until they crest the hill to drive down. If drivers push the speed limit (posted at 25 mph), they can feel the drops in their stomachs. With enough speed, they can launch their cars into the air. Teen-age drivers love the curves and seven sharp rises between New Cut Road and Bonnie Branch Road.
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By Erica C. Harrington and Shanon D. Murray and Erica C. Harrington and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | August 20, 1996
A "hill-hopping" adventure on a windy Ellicott City road Friday night left a Baltimore man in serious condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.Michael Freeburger, 18, of the 400 block of S. Furrow St. in Baltimore, was in a Chevrolet Lumina traveling south on College Avenue with five other people at 11: 35 p.m. when the driver lost control of the car, drove off the road and struck a telephone pole, said Sgt. Steven Keller of the Howard County police. Keller said it was not clear who was driving.
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January 14, 1994
FIRE* New Windsor: New Windsor, Union Bridge and Westminster firefighters responded to a house fire on College Avenue at 6:55 a.m. Thursday. Units were out for 29 minutes.
NEWS
February 9, 1997
Several Annapolis streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow in preparation for President Clinton's address to the Maryland General Assembly.State Circle, Maryland Avenue, and Francis, School, North, East, Cornhill and Pinkney streets will be closed.Several other roads might also be closed throughout the morning: St. Johns Street from College Avenue to Calvert Street, Bladen Street inbound from Calvert Street to College Avenue, and College Avenue from Church Circle to King George Street.
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By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | August 5, 1996
The Howard County Planning Board has delayed action on a 74-home development in Ellicott City after area residents warned that a proposed entrance onto College Avenue would make the dangerous road even worse."
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By Andrea F. Siegel | May 13, 2012
The Baltimore Sun Several roads in Annapolis will be closed briefly on Saturday morning for the Annapolis Police Department's 1 Mile Challenge. The event, a one-mile run through downtown Annapolis, benefits Special Olympics Maryland. Walkers, joggers, dogs and strollers are permitted The closures are Randall Street to King George Street, King George Street to College Avenue, College Avenue to Church Circle, Church Circle to Main Street, and Main Street back to Randall Street, said Detective Amy Miguez.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2013
Motorists and boaters should prepare for restrictions in Annapolis for Independence Day activities on July 4. Festivities invlude a parade that will step off at 6:30 p.m. from Amos Garrett Boulevard and head down West Street and Main Street. Fireworks will be launched from a barge in the Annapolis Harbor at 9:15 p.m. Parking restrictions include bans on parking from 4 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. at City Dock, Main Street, Randall Street, Market Street, Severn Avenue between First Street and Burnside Street, the south side of Chesapeake Avenue and Chester Avenue between Riverview Avenue and Burnside Street, Bay Ridge Avenue between Sixth Street and Burnside Street and Bembe Beach Road from Awald to the end. Also, parking on Prince George Street between the water and College Avenue will be limited to residents only from noon until 11 p.m. Road closures include restrictions on vehicle traffic on the north side of the Eastport Peninsula between 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Roadblocks will be set up at 9 p.m. at Sixth Street and Severn Avenue, as the Spa Creek Bridge between Eastport and downtown will be closed to allow people to watch the fireworks show from the bridge.
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By Andrea F. Siegel | May 13, 2012
The Baltimore Sun Several roads in Annapolis will be closed briefly on Saturday morning for the Annapolis Police Department's 1 Mile Challenge. The event, a one-mile run through downtown Annapolis, benefits Special Olympics Maryland. Walkers, joggers, dogs and strollers are permitted The closures are Randall Street to King George Street, King George Street to College Avenue, College Avenue to Church Circle, Church Circle to Main Street, and Main Street back to Randall Street, said Detective Amy Miguez.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2011
A house fire on College Avenue in Ellicott City was set Saturday by an unlikely team: the Howard County fire department. Officials organized the training event — the second in three weeks — to give firefighters firsthand experience battling a blaze. Roughly 25 students participated, running into the structure to find and extinguish the fires, while a dozen staff members stood by to make sure all went well. Such trainings were standard until a few years ago, when safety concerns and injuries nationwide, including the death of a Baltimore recruit in 2007, shuttered them.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 1, 2005
A preliminary sketch plan to convert almost 18 acres on the old Hogg estate in Ellicott City into a 22-unit, high-end subdivision would preserve the historic Hogg home, built in 1912, and the long, tree-lined road that approaches the house on the east side of College Avenue, developers say. The project would be on a 17.98-acre property on the east side of College Avenue. Sheppard Pratt at Ellicott City is on adjoining land to the south. Almost 12 acres would be devoted to open space, 9 acres of which would be dedicated to the county.
NEWS
March 8, 2005
On March 6, 2005, ALLAN WINFIELD MUND, beloved husband of the late Irma Mund (nee Kaufman) loving father of Richard G., Brian R., and the late Allan W. Mund Jr.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. He is predeceased by seven siblings. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc., 1050 York Rd. (Beltway Exit 26 A) Monday 7 to 9 P.M. A funeral service will be held Tuesday 11 A.M., at Trinity Episcopal Church. Interment Loudon Park Cemetery. Th family suggests memorial contributions, in his name, to the Allan W. Mund Scholarship Fund at Lebanon Valley College, 101 N. College Avenue, Annville, PA, 17003 or The Fulton-Siemers United Methodist Church, Beechfield and Leeds Avenues, Arbutus, MD., or Pathfinders for Autism, 120 Alleghany Avenue Towson, MD, 21204.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | January 31, 2003
The Howard County Public Works Department believes it has found at least a partial solution to concerns about reckless driving on the perilous "seven hills" of College Avenue in Ellicott City. Public Works Director James M. Irvin hopes that new guardrails and the removal of 26 trees along parts of the road between Taylor Manor and Bonnie Branch Road - a destination for drivers seeking stomach-dropping excitement by speeding up and down the hills - will reduce the severity of accidents that occur in the area.
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By Diane Mullaly | January 2, 1991
50 Years Ago (week of Dec. 29, 1940 -- Jan. 4, 1941):* Firemen from Halethorpe in Baltimore County successfully put out a fire at a gasoline station on Washington Boulevard in Elkridge last Saturday. The driver of a tractor-trailer loaded with empty beer cases lost control of his vehicle when the brakes locked. The truck to skidded off the road and crashed into the fuel pumps. The truck driver suffered minor injuries in the accident.* Howard County's January quota for the military draft was filledthis week when seven men were named by the Howard County Draft Board.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | December 18, 1998
Last summer, Jeff and Shelley Wigant moved to College Avenue, attracted by the narrow, scenic road that winds through woods and goes by a horse farm.Yesterday, the Wigants were among about two dozen Ellicott City residents who came before the Howard County Planning Board to protest the development of a 71-acre property off College Avenue that they believe will destroy the area's charm.But after two hours of testimony, the four board members at the meeting voted unanimously to approve the Autumn River development plans, which call for 82 single-family homes and 17 townhouses.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | August 25, 2002
As it winds up out of Ellicott City, College Avenue is one of Howard County's most scenic roads and one of the most dangerous. Along the way are a series of tight blind curves, followed by a succession of hills, the steepest of which resembles a roller-coaster, as drivers climb one side unable to see the next dip until they crest the hill to drive down. If drivers push the speed limit (posted at 25 mph), they can feel the drops in their stomachs. With enough speed, they can launch their cars into the air. Teen-age drivers love the curves and seven sharp rises between New Cut Road and Bonnie Branch Road.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | August 25, 2002
As it winds up out of Ellicott City, College Avenue is one of Howard County's most scenic roads and also is one of the most dangerous. Along the way are a series of tight blind curves, followed by a succession of hills, the steepest of which resembles a roller-coaster, as drivers climb one side unable to see the next dip until they crest the hill to drive down. If drivers choose to push the speed limit (posted at 25 mph), they can feel the drops in their stomachs. With enough speed, they can launch their cars into the air. Teen-age drivers love the curves and seven sharp rises between New Cut Road and Bonnie Branch Road.
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