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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Staff Writer | July 11, 1993
Cromwell Valley would have pastoral beauty in a parklike setting when all the parcels of land are acquired for the project, according to a concept being developed by Baltimore County and state officials.An agricultural theme would govern development of the valley. Public activities would include hiking, hayrides, nature programs, camping, picnicking, a conference center, and musical and other performances."The trick is to use the valley without damaging it, and we know we can do it," said Wayne Harman, director of the county Recreation and Parks Department.
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Jacques Kelly | June 13, 2014
On a drive along Cromwell Bridge Road east of Towson, you'll notice a classic white barn surrounded by a stretch of wooden fencing. Follow the entry drive at Cromwell Valley Park and you'll encounter a modest green sign marked Talmar. Talmar stands for Therapeutic Alternatives of Maryland. It's a nonprofit therapy center where participants get their hands a little dirty during a day's work. Its home is a handful of acres containing rows of flower beds and greenhouses and a 50-hen chicken coop.
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November 24, 1992
For a "do it now" kind of guy, Gov. William Donald Schaefer sure has been dragging his feet on the matter of the 216-acre Merrick farm in Baltimore County's Cromwell Valley.For nearly five years, the Merrick family has tried to sell its land to the county and the state to ensure its preservation as a precious green expanse just beyond Towson. The family is now said to want to unload the property soon, which raises the possibility of developers turning the land into yet another pricey housing tract.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | February 25, 2014
In the face of education and community issues that stretch across traditional neighborhood lines, leaders in the Loch Raven area have joined forces to resurrect the dormant Loch Raven Community Council. "It's been defunct for a number of years," Councilman David Marks, who represents the area, said. "I wanted to bring it back because I think there's a real value in having the community organizations talking to one another. I also think there are some common issues that need to be addressed.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Staff Writer | October 28, 1993
The Baltimore County school board approved Tuesday a magnet program in technology for Cromwell Valley Elementary School, which will reopen next fall.The curriculum will relate computer technology to traditional elementary skills in mathematics, language, science and social studies and will focus on hands-on projects. The school will have a video production studio, a greenhouse and a science laboratory. Through computer-assisted programs, children will be able to progress at their own pace.
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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Staff Writer | November 9, 1992
A story in Monday's paper about the Cromwell Valley incorrectly reported the nature of a request for a change in the housing density at Good Fellowship Farm.C. Franklin Eck Jr., the owner and developer, has not requested an increase in the overall housing density of the property but has asked for adjustments in the densities of two undeveloped parcels.The Sun regrets the errors.Apocalypse is not quite now for a major piece of the rustic Cromwell Valley, but residents say it moved a giant step closer when Gov. William Donald Schaefer decided to punish Baltimore County legislators by refusing to designate bond money to purchase Satyr Hill Farm for park land.
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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Sun Staff Writer | October 3, 1994
Cromwell Valley was serene -- even majestic -- under a warm fall sun a few days ago, and Baltimore County officials say it's pretty much going to stay that way.Except for the occasional clatter of bulldozers in a new housing development on a hill above Good Fellowship Farm, and the screeching of a red-tail hawk angry with the intrusion, the meadows and woods were quiet, and county officials think they can keep them so."We want to maintain the integrity of the valley and its natural beauty while still making it available to everyone who wants to use it," said Wayne Harman, director of the county Recreation and Parks Department.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | May 22, 1992
The Baltimore County Planning Board voted last night to temporarily hold back development of a piece of the Cromwell Valley, in hopes of saving all of the last expanse of open space near Towson.But the board's action was illegal, said David M. Meadows, an attorney for property owner Frederick C. Eck Jr. The board either has to refer the development back for zoning approval, or begin boundary surveys and purchase it, he said.It was a lack of any money to buy the land that forced the county's Department of Recreation and Parks and its Office of Planning and Zoning to -- reluctantly -- advise against stalling development of the land, officials of those departments told the planning board last night.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | May 22, 1992
The Baltimore County Planning Board voted last night to temporarily hold back development of a piece of the Cromwell Valley, in hopes of saving all of the last expanse of open space near Towson.But the board's action was illegal, said David M. Meadows, an attorney for property owner Frederick C. Eck Jr. The board either has to refer the development back for zoning approval, or begin boundary surveys and purchase it, he said.It was a lack of any money to buy the land that forced the county's Department of Recreation and Parks and its Office of Planning and Zoning to -- reluctantly -- advise against stalling development of the land, officials of those departments told the board last night.
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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Staff Writer | February 28, 1993
Angry citizens bang on bureaucracy's door, asking to be heard, but no one answers. Letters and phone calls are ignored until election time, then it's lip service until the votes are cast.At least that's the way it used to be.The effort to preserve Cromwell Valley, three miles north of Towson in Baltimore County, is strikingly different. In this case, citizens and bureaucrats worked together. Last month, Gov. William Donald Schaefer added his political muscle to the cause and declared that he wanted all of the valley preserved from development.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | January 28, 2014
Towson community leaders and school advocates are taking stock of the recent announcement that Cromwell Valley Elementary will change from a countywide magnet school to a neighborhood school with a magnet program - the latest piece of the school system's central area overcrowding relief plan. "We don't have all the answers, so right now, we're kind of rolling with it," Tamee Bollanger, president of the Campus Hills Community Association, said. Cromwell Valley Elementary is in the Campus Hills neighborhood of Towson.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
Patricia E. Sadowski, a retired Baltimore County public schools reading specialist and music lover, died Sunday from congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Oak Crest Village resident was 76. "Pat worked with children who were learning to read and those who had been diagnosed with learning difficulties," said Flora Smith of Mount Washington, who worked with Mrs. Sadowski at Oakleigh and Hillendale elementary schools. "She was the ultimate professional. " The daughter of a business executive and a homemaker, the former Patricia Ellen Morrison was born in Baltimore and raised in Ridgewood, N.J., and Roland Park.
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May 29, 2013
Thirty students and nine teams received trophies as the top competitors in the systemwide Baltimore County Public Schools Chess Championship held at Cockeysville Middle School on April 27. This year's competition saw a larger number of students than ever compete - more than 170 students from 38 schools took part in the championship. The countywide competition has grown from 110 chess competitors in 2011 to 130 last year to 174 in 2013. On the high school level, the squad from Dulaney High School took first place.
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March 25, 2013
The expansive lawn in front of the Sherwood Farm mansion at Cromwell Valley Park is usually deserted in March, although sometimes a cardinal or other winged visitors perch in shrubbery. That will change Saturday morning, March 30, when hundreds of children descend on the grounds for the 18th annual Easter egg hunt, seeking candy-filled plastic eggs or to show off paper-plate Easter bonnets they have made Youngsters and adults will also admire rabbits brought by 4-H Club members, dye hard-boiled eggs, greet the Easter Bunny and more.
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By Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2012
Charles Edward Miller, who owned and operated a Charles Village commercial art school, died in his sleep April 9 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. No cause of death was determined, family members said. He was 93 and had lived in the Cromwell Valley section of Baltimore County. Born and raised in New Windsor, he was a 1936 graduate of New Windsor High School, where he played on a championship basketball team and won silver medals in track and field competitions. A drummer, he played in his high school orchestra and the Maryland State Orchestra.
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February 28, 2012
To commemorate the birthday of famed children's author Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, students is Baltimore County Public Schools will be involved in a variety of reading-related activities and events on Friday, March 2. Locally, at Cromwell Valley Elementary School, students will use video conferencing tools from 9:35 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. to connect with partners in classrooms all over the United States, and students are working on...
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Staff Writer | February 24, 1992
A proposal to build 35 single-family houses in the Cromwell Valley has been dealt a setback because of questions about whether the project conflicts with the Baltimore County's master plan for development.The property, on 26 acres off Cromwell Bridge Road just north of Loch Raven High School, is zoned for one house an acre. But the master plan calls for preserving undeveloped portions of the Cromwell Valley for open space and park land.The potential conflict was pointed out last week in a report the Office of Planning submitted to the County Review Group, a two-person team that reviews all new developments to see if they comply with regulations.
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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Staff Writer | May 30, 1993
State and Baltimore County officials are negotiating with the owners of two large properties in a plan that would bring public ownership to the entire Cromwell Valley.Officials expect some decisions within 30 days, the state-imposed deadline for the county to develop a plan to manage the most immediate target, the 102-acre Sherwood Farm.The Sherwood property, about three miles northeast of Towson, is under a conservation easement and can never be developed, although it can be sold as a farm.
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November 13, 2011
Dulaney High School, 255 E. Padonia Road, is presenting an updated twist on a Greek classic with its fall production of the dark comedy, "Big Love," by Charles Mee. The show, under the guidance of theater and artistic director Elizabeth Garrott, follows the emotional journey of 50 runaway brides and their determined suitors. The show explores the freedoms and entrapments of love, and is considered appropriate for a high school audience. "Big Love" will be performed in the Dulaney High School auditorium Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 17, 18, 19, at 7:30 p.m. each night.
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By Jon Meoli | November 10, 2011
The Cromwell Valley Park Council has begun development of the "Nature Trail for All," a scenic and educational trail that will be accessible to people of varying physical and intellectual limitations. "There are very few places where someone with limited mobility can be around nature," said Alan Lake, chair of the buildings and grounds committee for the park council. "Right now, the park is a series of hills. There are 16 miles of trails, but little of it is accessible to people with various limitations," he said.
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