March 7, 2012
The Village of Cross Keys, an upscale North Baltimore shopping center and one of the earliest projects of Columbia founder James W. Rouse, has been sold by General Growth Properties to Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., a retail and office property investor, according to a notice to tenants delivered Wednesday. The center on Falls Road is now being managed by Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Inc., according to the memo to retailers from the center's management office. The open-air shopping center has about 30 shops and restaurants, including Williams-Sonoma, Talbots, Ruth Shaw and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. Chicago-based General Growth, which owns most of the malls in the Baltimore area, has been selling off noncore assets to boost its balance sheet since emerging from bankruptcy in 2010.
February 26, 2012
Gladys W. Winter, a homemaker and benefactor of several Baltimore cultural institutions, died Wednesday of emphysema at her home on Roland Mews in the Village of Cross Keys. She was 88. Gladys Woolford, the daughter of a banker and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park. After graduating from Roland Park Country School in 1941, she earned a bachelor's degree in three years at Swarthmore College, graduating in 1944. Mrs. Winter — who had a lifelong love and appreciation of music — also was a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.
January 2, 2012
Thomas Robert Lindos, a retired First Home Mortgage loan officer and a continuing education teacher for the Harford County Association of Realtors, died of cancer Dec. 25 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 64 and lived in the Village of Cross Keys. Born in Baltimore and raised in Towson, he was a 1965 City College graduate. He earned a business degree from the University of Baltimore. As a young man, he worked in sales and marketing and became a mortgage banker at First Home on York Road in Towson.
November 5, 2011
WOODBINE - The State Highway Administration will assist CSX railroad in closing a section of Route 97 (Old Washington Road) in Carroll County beginning Monday, Nov. 7. The closure is expected to last a week, and is being made to allow CSX crews to repair asphalt and concrete areas around the tracks. The roadway will reopen on Monday, Nov. 14 - weather and work-permitting, SHA officials said. Crews will close both directions of Route 97 at the CSX crossing north of Interstate 70 at the Carroll/Howard line.
October 23, 2011
Mary Lou Guyther, a former registered nurse who later became a sales associate, died Wednesday of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. She was 93. The daughter of a stone cutter and a homemaker, Mary Lou Tyrie was born in Towson and raised in Texas, Baltimore County. After graduating from Towson Catholic High School, she earned a nursing degree from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1939. She nursed for several years at what is now Mercy Medical Center until the outbreak of World War II, when she hoped to enter the Navy as a nurse.
September 29, 2011
Just inside the front door of Jeri Goodman's 10th-floor condominium unit, a highly polished silver sculpture of a pug rests on a hall table, frozen in puppy playfulness. Across the room, a bright red ceramic Buddha on a desk smiles a broad welcome. Wooden penguins frolic in a line at the living room window sill, one pointing its head toward a giant copper patina frog — a sculpture from the backyard of her childhood home — sitting on the bench of a black lacquer baby grand piano.