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August 8, 1996
FireReese: Firefighters from Gamber assisted Reese at 4: 51 p.m. Tuesday, responding to a house fire in the 1200 block of Deer Park Road.PoliceWestminster: An official of the Carroll County Historical Society in the 200 block of E. Main St. told police that a front window was damaged Tuesday.Westminster: A resident of Fox Meadow Garth told police a patio door window was broken.Pub Date: 8/08/96
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By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
When a 60-year-old amateur historian died in February, dozens of Linthicum Heights residents decided they wanted to do something to remember the man who remembered and preserved the history of their community. Oscar "Skip" Booth was a local librarian, former president of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society and had recently written his 100th historical "vignette" about Linthicum when he died unexpectedly of complications from a stroke. Soon after Booth's death, members of the Linthicum-Shipley Historic Association, a nonprofit that funds community projects, hatched the plan to build a memorial bench and place it along a local trail, said Kate Graf, secretary-treasurer of the group.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1995
Two Ellicott City-based groups will receive grants totaling more than $5,000 in state museum assistance.The Friends of the Patapsco Female Institute will receive $2,500 to develop a living history interpretive program for school-age children.The ruins of the 160-year-old former girls school overlooking Ellicott City are being dedicated as a historic park.The Howard County Historical Society will receive $2,514 to purchase conservation equipment and materials for its artifacts.Each year, the Maryland Historical Trust awards funds for historic preservation projects.
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By Katie V. Jones, Baltimore Sun Media Group | March 24, 2014
Alberta Stornetta loves history. Years ago, when members of the Arnold Preservation Council said they were interested in learning about the area's history, Stornetta eagerly took on the project. But she was surprised to find there wasn't much out there on the subject. "I started looking around and found only wills and deeds," said Stornetta, who is a member of the preservation council. "Nothing very interesting. " She said that Annapolis had history "up the ying-yang," but Arnold's history seemed to be lost - or at least buried.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 27, 1998
WHEN IT comes to fun, our community provides activities that will fill the bill for the young and the young at heart.2 Information: the church office, 410-859-0990.Sale of used booksThe Ann Arrundell County Historical Society and the Ann Arundel Genealogical Society are sponsoring a used-book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association building, Crain Highway near First Avenue.Information: 410-760-9679.Pub Date: 9/27/98
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March 12, 2000
The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society's annual dinner is scheduled for March 24 at Snyder's Willow Grove Restaurant in Linthicum. County Executive Janet S. Owens will be the guest speaker. The dinner is open to society members and friends. The social hour begins at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m. Entree choices are filet mignon or crab cakes. The dinner costs $30 per person; seating is open. Reservations will be accepted through Friday. Information: 410-859-0711.
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March 20, 1994
The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society Inc. and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society are having a used book clearance Thursdays through Saturdays to make way for new donations.Plastic grab-bags of books will be placed in front of the societies' research center in the Kuethe Library at 3 Crain Highway S.E. adjacent to the carnival grounds in Glen Burnie.Bags are 50 cents each or three for $1.The next book sale is planned for May 7. Information: 760-9679.
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By Diane Mullally | August 21, 1994
25 Years Ago (Week of Aug. 10-16, 1969):* Litigants opposing the zoning decision which allowed construction of the General Electric plant in Columbia filed notice of intent to appeal their case to the Supreme Court. (Earlier appeals to lower courts had not been successful.) It was estimated that the GE plant would employ 10,000 within 10 years. Developer James Rouse stated that the economic impact of the facility's loss "could not be contemplated."50 Years Ago (Week of Aug. 13-19, 1944):* Skipper, an English collie from Howard County, was honorably discharged from the Marines after 19 months of active duty in Iceland.
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By Diane Mullaly | June 25, 1995
25 Years Ago (Week of June 14-20, 1970)* After operating a citizens' surveillance group for just one week, residents of the Cove area in Columbia reported that there had been no incidents of vandalism or robbery. The patrol group had been formed following a rash of property crimes in the neighborhood.* The Howard County Planning Board approved a request by Hearth House, Inc., to use the 400-acre River Hill Farm on Route 32 as a foster home for teen-age girls. The property had been used as a game preserve by Howard Research and Development.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2012
The Benson-Hammond House stands as a tranquil oasis amid Linthicum's bustling air and ground traffic. The 200-year-old mansion-turned-museum sits on about 3 acres, surrounded by BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. That it escaped the wrecking ball and has thrived is due largely to a determined group of volunteers who formed the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society 50 years ago. "We are the only museum in the U.S. located on an international airport's property," said Oscar "Skip" Booth, former president and current vice president of the 400-member society.
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August 23, 2009
County fair vendors The Anne Arundel County Fair is accepting merchandise and service vendor applications for this year's fair, scheduled for Sept. 16-20 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville. Fees start at $250 for outdoor and $395 for indoor space. No food vendors accepted. For more information, call 410-923-3400 or go to aacountyfair.org and click on vendor information under quick links. Musical director needed Children's Theatre of Annapolis is seeking a director for its spring production of "Willy Wonka Jr.," which is scheduled to be performed in March.
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April 11, 2008
Event seeks guides for riders Volunteers are needed for the Columbia Archives' eighth annual Columbia BikeAbout, to be held April 26. The event, sponsored by the Columbia Association, guides riders through 13 miles of Columbia's extensive path system and highlights historic and natural places of interest. Volunteers are needed to help with traffic control, directions, registration and guides along the route. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with flexible shifts available. Training and a free T-shirt are provided.
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By MARY GAIL HARE and MARY GAIL HARE,SUN REPORTER | May 18, 2006
The stately brick manor has stood on a Harford County hillside since 1791 and has been home to several prominent Maryland families, including that of a former governor whose signature is on the Declaration of Independence. But a developer's site plan refers to the two-story house near Bel Air as an "existing dwelling" that could be razed to make way for a luxury townhouse complex for senior citizens. And as county planners consider the proposal, preservationists have taken up the cause of trying to save the home.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 11, 2005
Howard County's annual wish list, otherwise known as the capital budget, has been compiled by department heads who now must wait for the final verdict on whether certain roads will be improved, vehicles purchased and a myriad of other projects are given the green light for next year. No one perhaps is waiting more anxiously than Valerie J. Gross, director of the library system, who is proposing to replace the Charles E. Miller library, the county's first permanent one, with a facility almost four times larger.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | September 19, 2003
Kerosene lamps, pot-bellied stoves, inkwells and strict racial segregation were hallmarks of life in 1880s Howard County, when a small wooden schoolhouse for African-American children was erected on a steep hillside above Ellicott City's Main Street. At 10 a.m. tomorrow, after 12 years of effort and a $1.5 million state- and county-financed renovation, what was once a dilapidated symbol of oppression that closed in 1953 will reopen as a place where people can learn about history. The building is owned by Howard County, but will be operated by the Friends of the Ellicott City Colored School, Restored.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | March 17, 2003
After years of dubious treatment, portraits of two key figures in the history of the Patapsco Female Institute have a new home at the Howard County Historical Society. The paintings of Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, who was principal of the finishing school, and her husband, John Phelps, reside in a corner of the historical society's museum building, protected from direct light, smoke and mistreatment that have affected the paintings. The Historical Society purchased the portraits in 1999 from the estate of Marjorie Phelps, a direct descendent of Almira Phelps, said Michael Walczak, the group's executive director.
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