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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2012
John Y. Crow, a retired salesman of dairy products and a decorated World War II veteran, died of complications from pneumonia April 8 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Southern Maryland. He was 89 and had lived in North Baltimore. Born in Uniontown, Pa., and raised in Towson, he was a 1941 graduate of Towson High School. He earned an animal husbandry degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he also attended a Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. He went into military service in the Army.
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By Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Royal Farms quietly grew over decades into one of Baltimore's most ubiquitous businesses, but last week the convenience store chain took a bigger stage. On Wednesday, the city approved a $1.25 million, five-year agreement for Royal Farms to serve as title sponsor for the Baltimore Arena, to be known starting Nov. 1 as Royal Farms Arena. The move, which comes in the midst of accelerated expansion and after years of careful branding, is a statement of bigger ambitions that simultaneously ties the retailer, headquartered in offices above one of its stores on The Avenue in Hampden, more closely to its local customers, industry watchers said "By having an arena that carries your name, you're saying, 'Not only are we the corner store, but we're the corner store in your community,' " said Jeff Lenard, vice president of strategic industry initiatives for the National Association of Convenience Stores.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1995
OXFORD, Pa. -- A glass bottle is the only vessel Joseph Beckenstrater ever has deemed worthy of the creamy yield from his family farm.The half-gallon jugs catch the eye of shoppers in the gourmet and health food stores of Baltimore, where Chrome Dairy dominates the specialty milk market. And clear glass reveals something else that sets Chrome apart -- the milk is not homogenized, so the cream sits on top. You have to shake this stuff before you pour, or you'll get a rich clump in the first serving.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
The operators of the former Naval Academy dairy farm in Gambrills, who sparked debate earlier this year when they announced plans to cut back organic farming practices there, will get to stay on the property another five years, Anne Arundel County officials said Tuesday. Edwin and Marian Fry, who have operated Maryland Sunrise Farm for years, were selected after County Executive Laura Neuman sought proposals to run the farm, which is owned by the Navy and leased to the county government.
NEWS
November 16, 1993
Lest anyone wonder why the United States faces a $4 trillion debt and Americans don't trust the federal government with their money, look no further than Gambrills, home of the U.S. Naval Academy dairy farm.This farm has cost taxpayers millions of dollars over the years.According to the most recent information, the Naval Academy could save up to $340,000 annually by contracting with a private dairy to provide milk and milk products to midshipmen. The price of milk at private dairies ranges from $1.74 to $1.99 per gallon; the academy's dairy milk costs $2.30 a gallon.
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February 16, 2005
Donald R. Barbary, a retired dairy executive active in fund raising for Fort McHenry, died of cancer Feb. 8 at his home in York, S.C. The former Columbia resident was 76. Born in Chilhowie, Va., he moved to Baltimore in 1943 and worked at the old Western Maryland Dairy, later Sealtest. After earning a business degree from the University of Baltimore, he worked as a manager at Sealtest operations in Chambersburg, Pa., Philadelphia and New York City in areas involving milk and cottage cheese.
NEWS
November 18, 2001
The Maryland Dairy Industry Association will hold its annual meeting Nov. 29 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers in Westminster. Association officials will outline a dairy production management plan designed to assure dairy producers of "Thriving in 2002 and Beyond," the theme of the meeting. Dairy veterinarian Dr. Jerome K. Harness will present the keynote address about guidelines for increasing economic returns in the modern dairy operation. Seminars will include a farm labor management plan, a farm investment management guide, a reproduction plan and timetable, and bio-security measures to protect and maintain herd health.
NEWS
June 16, 2006
Elizabeth Denison Pindell, a homemaker and former co-owner of a dairy business, died of respiratory failure Saturday at Mercy Ridge Retirement Community, where she had lived since 2003. She was 88. Elizabeth Hammond Cromwell Denison was born in Baltimore and raised at her family's Hill House Farm on York Road in Timonium. She was a 1936 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School and made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon that year. She owned a horse, Play 'Em, which she rode years ago to visit friends.
NEWS
September 12, 2004
Maude V. Weibe, a retired custodian who had worked at a Baltimore dairy, died of heart failure Thursday at a hospital in Clyde, N.C. The former Mount Washington resident was 91. She was born Maude Viola Shade in Baltimore and was raised in Mount Washington. She attended city public schools until leaving to help support her family. Mrs. Weibe worked for 30 years at the Koontz Dairy, where she was a custodian at the company's Reisterstown Road corporate headquarters. She retired in 1974.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | May 22, 2005
MIDDLETOWN -- Randy Sowers and his family are turning back the pages of history in an attempt to save their 200-acre dairy farm a few miles outside this Frederick County town. In a throwback to what some would call the good old days, a time when country folk never locked their doors, the Sowers family offers farm-fresh milk delivered to the doorsteps of about 1,600 homes in six Maryland counties, Washington and parts of Virginia and West Virginia. According to Ted Elkin, chief of the division of milk control at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Sowerses' South Mountain Creamery is the only licensed dairy operation in the state providing home delivery of milk.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman is rejecting a county council candidate's call to halt the process to pick a new tenant for a government-owned farm in Gambrills. Scott Hymes, a Democrat running for the council, asked Neuman to suspend the process so an outside investigation can be conducted into the county's handling of the former Naval Academy dairy farm. Hymes has alleged that the process hasn't been "transparent. " Neuman responded by defending the county's actions in determining if a new operator should take over the farm.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
The family that farms a government-owned property in western Anne Arundel County will be able to stay there through at least the end of the year, county officials said Friday. Anne Arundel County is offering a lease to Edwin Fry and his family to continue operating his Maryland Sunrise Farm through Dec. 31 at the site of the former Naval Academy dairy farm in Gambrills. Fry has farmed the land organically for years, but plans to give up organic certification and use conventional fertilizer and herbicides.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman plans to solicit new proposals for a government-owned dairy farm in Gambrills. The current tenants who farm the former Naval Academy dairy farm property plan to give up their organic certification in order to use herbicides and conventional fertilizer, a move that has sparked outcry from some west county residents. More than 100 people attended a community meeting earlier this month to hear from the farmers, Edwin and Marian Fry, who operate Maryland Sunrise Farm on the property.
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By Buzz McClain and For The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
Last year my wife, Leslie, and I, after 20 years of marriage and five houses -- Cape Cod bungalow, brick Colonial, one-level ranch, a spec contemporary and a 6,000-square-foot McMansion -- downsized into a 2,200-square-foot farmhouse within walking distance of Washington, D.C.'s East Falls Church Metro station. The house was built in 1892. The year Grover Cleveland was elected president for the second time, Sherlock Holmes began solving mysteries, Thomas Edison patented the telegraph, and the rules of basketball were established, walrus-mustachioed George Crossman was finishing up construction on a cross-gabled two-story house for his new bride, Nellie, on 65 acres in what was then the farming region of Arlington, Va., not far from the Potomac River and the nation's capital.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
Wilbur L. Iley, a decorated World War II veteran who worked in the Harford County dairy industry for many years, died Monday of cancer at the Forest Hill Medical and Rehabilitation Center. The Fallston resident was 94. Mr. Iley was born on his family's farm off Grier Nursery Road in Street and was a 1937 graduate of Highland High School. He worked on the 70-acre farm until he entered military service in the Army during World War II. Family members said he was an expert marksman; he attained the rank of master sergeant.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2013
Elizabeth H. Breidenbaugh, who with her husband owned and operated a Baltimore County dairy farm for nearly 50 years, died Monday of a heart attack at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 81. The daughter of a farmer and a schoolteacher, Elizabeth Bennett Harlan was born in Baltimore and raised at her family's Belvedere Farm in Fallston, where she helped her father regularly milk his registered Jersey cows. Beginning early in her life, she demonstrated a lifelong interest in raising and showing Jersey cows, so much so that she was given the nickname of "Jersey.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | February 26, 1997
In a major shift, Baltimore's only milk processor has joined the ranks of the opponents of legislation aimed at stabilizing Maryland's rapidly declining milk industry.In a surprise move yesterday during a hearing before the Senate Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee, opponents of the Fairness in Milk Marketing Act of 1997 introduced a letter from Cloverland Green Spring Dairy's general manager, Lawrence C. Webster, telling a customer that it could count the dairy as being opposed to the legislation.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 21, 2001
TULARE, Calif. - To understand how serious the utility crisis has become in California, consider the case of the Land O' Lakes Inc. Western Region factory here, the largest milk processing plant in the United States. Every day, 34 refrigerated tankers make several round trips from 200 dairies across the state to a six-block compound here. These trucks bring in a total of 230 tanker loads, or 11 million to 12 million pounds of milk, every 24 hours, 365 days a year. To keep the production line from dairy to processing plant flowing smoothly, Land O' Lakes runs a tight operation: Tankers come in, unload their milk and go. If a plant were shut down, the milk trucks would be delayed, the dairies' operations would get backed up and their perishable product would have to be dumped.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | May 31, 2013
June is National Dairy Month, and that means special deals on dairy section items at Weis Markets. The grocer said it will promote June sales on dairy items in weekly circulars and online at WeisMarkets.com. In another dairy-related promotion, the supermarket chain plans to launch a recipe contest on Facebook, starting Sunday. Consumers can compete for more than $5,000 worth of Weis Markets gift cards by submitting favorite personal recipes. Any type of food is fair game: dips, desserts, milkshakes, omelets or other dishes, as long as they contain at least three items found in the dairy section.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2012
Carol Frey from Baltimore was looking for a recipe she has lost for making a ricotta cheesecake. Thomas Scavuzzo from Rosedale shared an old family recipe from the Renna Dairy Co. in Rosedale, Pa. His grandparents owned the dairy, which closed in 1965. The instructions that came with his recipe were very basic. While cheesecakes are not difficult to make, there are a few golden rules one should try and follow when making them. Start by making sure all your ingredients are at room temperature; take care not to overbeat them; and because cheesecake is essentially custard, it is best to bake it in a water bath.
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