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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2001
Until last week, the defenders of the 74-year-old Randallstown Community Building were worried it might be demolished - even with its new historical landmark status. But the building's owner, Bank of America, has promised to help find a buyer who will preserve the stone building at Liberty and Offutt roads. Leaders of Fieldstone Community Group met last week with bank officials after hearing that the bank might sell the building to someone willing to pay the county's $100,000 fine for razing a landmark, said Susan Carr-Spiccioli, the group's historian.
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Record report | April 10, 2013
Rita Custer, of Aberdeen, has always been self-reliant. A former assistant manager for a Rite Aid Pharmacy, she is currently living on unemployment due to prolonged illness. She is also raising two sons, age 11 and 16. Her oldest, Justin, has Down's syndrome and has been the victim of bullying in his own back yard. For many years, Custer's wish has been for a place where her sons could play in safety. Justin is a client of the Arc Northern Chesapeake region, and after his mother suffered two strokes, the organization stepped up to help.
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By PATRICK M. COSTIGAN | January 13, 1993
The murder rate in Baltimore raises a deeply troubling question -- what can be done in our violence-torn neighborhoods?To compound the question, violence is not the only crime scourging these communities. They are also marked by persistent poverty, shoddy housing, joblessness, poor schools, health care via emergency rooms, and overwhelmed human services.There is a temptation to conclude that nothing can be done. This is unacceptable. No other country in the industrialized world tolerates these conditions in its cities; nor should we.Something can be done.
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By Mike McGrew | January 13, 2013
Can most men share deep feelings in true fellowship? Can they maintain their manliness in the process? I affiliate with men from multiple groups, including "the guys" from elementary through high school, fraternity buddies, and longtime church breakfast group members. All address important relationship needs for me. Sometimes, however, I feel most deeply connected to groups with whom I've spent much less total time. This phenomenon, I believe, results from their different settings, purposes, processes, membership and group dynamics.
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April 19, 1998
Community Building of Howard County has extended the deadline for submitting applications for its Peace, Justice and Community Building Awards to Tuesday.The awards, which come with a prize of $100, are given to high school seniors living in Howard County who have helped to achieve justice and peace or community building in their school, community, state, nation or the world.The awards are not dependent on a student's academic record, and they do not require that the student apply for college.
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December 4, 2003
Community-building organization to hold quarterly meeting Community Building in Howard County will hold its quarterly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Holiday presentations are planned, many involving children and youths, on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Chinese New Year. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. Community Building in Howard County is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to promoting awareness, understanding and appreciation of diversity through programs on conflict resolution, cultural diversity and prejudice reduction.
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April 1, 2005
Poland's Prince Alexander Hohenlohe, uprooted from his home by the Nazi invasion of his country, settled into temporary quarters outside Ellicott City in 1941. The prince and his American-born wife moved into the Burleigh Manor after extensive renovations to the Georgian Colonial mansion, west of Ellicott City off Centenial Road. According to media accounts at the time, the couple planned to raise hogs and horses. The house was built in 1785 and now serves as a community building for the neighborhood.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 16, 2000
Baltimore County's Historic Preservation Commission has voted unanimously to give preliminary landmark status to the 73-year-old Randallstown community building, after hearing a presentation from the Fieldstone Community Group. The group, represented by local historian Susan Carr-Spiccioli, showed the commission slides of the building in the 9000 block of Liberty Road. It was built by Baltimore stonemason and builder Seymour K. Ruff, who constructed many churches and mansions in Baltimore.
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BY A SUN REPORTER | October 23, 2005
Community Building in Howard County will present a report about diversity and community in Howard County at a public meeting tomorrow evening. The report, "State of Community in Howard County, 2005," lists 10 conclusions directed at elected officials, organizations and the media. The conclusions are based on responses from individuals affiliated with national and local, civic, government and religious organizations. Last year, CBHC issued a written survey to identify organizations in the community with similar goals.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1999
The YWCA of Greater Baltimore offered yesterday to take over the Elan Vital Center, an Owings Mills job training program for homeless women that last week announced plans to close amid government reviews of its policies.The YWCA could assume operation of the 20-bed facility by the anticipated closing date of Oct. 29 "if the funding is in place," said Rosalyn Branson, the organization's chief executive officer."It's the kind of work we do," said Branson, whose organization runs a job training center in Glen Burnie and shelters in Baltimore and Baltimore County.
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By Julie Baughman, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2011
Three buildings at Harford Community College were evacuated Monday morning due to a gas leak that originated in the Chesapeake Center, school officials said. The Susquehanna Center and the Hays-Heighe House, both adjacent to the Chesapeake Center, were also evacuated as a precaution. xcxjbaughman@baltsun.com
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By Dennis Hockman, Chesapeake Home | July 1, 2011
A decade ago, it was wildly popular for real estate experts, elected government officials and professional opinionists to claim that homeownership was patriotic. Today, post-housing bubble, claims that renting a place to live is the smarter value have become just as popular. The problem with the current home ownership conversation, it seems, is that everyone wants to talk about houses only in financial terms: good investment, bad investment. Haven't we gotten over that yet? What we need to consider is not whether home ownership or renting a home is a better financial move, but how a well-maintained, well-loved home contributes to the civic good.
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By TYRONE RICHARDSON and TYRONE RICHARDSON,SUN REPORTER | May 10, 2006
Community Building in Howard County, a nonprofit group that promotes diversity, recently announced plans to disband and is asking local officials and groups to implement its ideas. CBHC created a 56-page report - compiled from interviews and surveys from more than 30 organizations - in October that focused on community and diversity in the county and ways to strengthen it. The group hosted its 2006 annual meeting Monday evening to mark its achievements in the past year and asked the county government and other local organizations to make its ideas a reality.
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May 3, 2006
Hope campaign tied to cancer screening Howard County Executive James N. Robey has announced that beginning this year Howard County's Blossoms of Hope project, to plant 1,000 pink Kwanzan cherry trees across Howard County, also is to serve as a reminder to women of the importance of breast cancer screening. Howard County General Hospital and the Howard County Health Department will co- operate in an outreach effort to raise awareness and promote screening that will coincide with the trees blossoming each year.
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By TYRONE RICHARDSON and TYRONE RICHARDSON,SUN REPORTER | November 4, 2005
For the past five years or so, neighbors have come together each August for the annual Wandering Way Block Party in Columbia's Oakland Mills village. They are drawn by the music, the aroma of grilled foods -- and the chance to forge bonds that may last beyond a few moments of neighborly chatter. "The event does bring together very diverse groups and ages because our neighborhood has been there for more than 30 years and many [residents] have been there since the beginning," said Barbara Russell, who is on the community's planning board and the Columbia Association board of directors.
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BY A SUN REPORTER | October 23, 2005
Community Building in Howard County will present a report about diversity and community in Howard County at a public meeting tomorrow evening. The report, "State of Community in Howard County, 2005," lists 10 conclusions directed at elected officials, organizations and the media. The conclusions are based on responses from individuals affiliated with national and local, civic, government and religious organizations. Last year, CBHC issued a written survey to identify organizations in the community with similar goals.
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By TYRONE RICHARDSON and TYRONE RICHARDSON,SUN REPORTER | May 10, 2006
Community Building in Howard County, a nonprofit group that promotes diversity, recently announced plans to disband and is asking local officials and groups to implement its ideas. CBHC created a 56-page report - compiled from interviews and surveys from more than 30 organizations - in October that focused on community and diversity in the county and ways to strengthen it. The group hosted its 2006 annual meeting Monday evening to mark its achievements in the past year and asked the county government and other local organizations to make its ideas a reality.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | August 5, 2005
The Big Glen Burnie Carnival finishes its run this week at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 19 Crain Highway. Hours are 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. today and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow. Organizers have no official count of the number of attendees because admission is free, but they estimate that more than 100,000 people will enjoy rides and games with their neighbors. About 1,000 carnival volunteers operate the games as well as raffles and food concessions. "I don't think we can get any more people on our few acres of property," said state Sen. James E. DeGrange Sr., who serves on the carnival's executive committee.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | August 5, 2005
The Big Glen Burnie Carnival finishes its run this week at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 19 Crain Highway. Hours are 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. today and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow. Organizers have no official count of the number of attendees because admission is free, but they estimate that more than 100,000 people will enjoy rides and games with their neighbors. About 1,000 carnival volunteers operate the games as well as raffles and food concessions. "I don't think we can get any more people on our few acres of property," said state Sen. James E. DeGrange Sr., who serves on the carnival's executive committee.
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April 1, 2005
Poland's Prince Alexander Hohenlohe, uprooted from his home by the Nazi invasion of his country, settled into temporary quarters outside Ellicott City in 1941. The prince and his American-born wife moved into the Burleigh Manor after extensive renovations to the Georgian Colonial mansion, west of Ellicott City off Centenial Road. According to media accounts at the time, the couple planned to raise hogs and horses. The house was built in 1785 and now serves as a community building for the neighborhood.
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