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December 12, 1992
When the first Young Men's Christian Association was founded in London in 1844, England was battling with the social upheavals of the industrial revolution.Urbanization and sweat shops had brought about all kinds of societal problems which threatened the spiritual and material well-being of city dwellers. By drawing young men first to prayer circles and then to varied programs of athletics and uplifting, the YMCA movement wanted to compete with the lure of streets and bright lights.The worldwide YMCA movement has had its ups and downs since those days.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Carlton H. Dotson, a retired spokesman for the Maryland State Lottery and a tennis player who helped integrate the Druid Hill Park tennis courts in the late 1940s, died of complications from a stroke Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital. A resident of Eutaw Place in Reservoir Hill, he was 82. Born in Baltimore and known as "Yummy," he was raised on Madison Avenue near Druid Hill Park. He was the son of Charles Edward "Blue" Dotson, a maitre d'hotel and Miller Bros. Restaurant bartender, and Lucille Harde, a homemaker.
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By Linell Smith and Fred Rasmussen and Linell Smith and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writers Sun staff writer Jacques Kelly and librarian Doris Carberry contributed to this article | November 20, 1994
In the early years of this century, when Cab Calloway was growing up in West Baltimore's Sugar Hill, the neighborhood his family called home was considered the political, cultural and business hub of black society.He was the son of middle-class professionals. His mother, Martha Eulalia Reed, was a Morgan State College graduate who taught school. His father, Cabell Calloway, graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and worked as a lawyer.Young Cab Calloway even had his own car in high school -- a used 1923 Oldsmobile he'd bought with $275 he'd earned working -- a rarity in that era, particularly for a black man."
NEWS
May 21, 2014
Thank you for your coverage of this past weekend's Art Outside festival - a real gem of an event for everyone in Baltimore ("Art Outside returns to Druid Hill Park," May 16). My wholehearted congratulations to Barbara Shapiro and her team who succeeded (for the second year in a row) to bring together a true cross section of the community through a festival that not only celebrated visual and performing arts but also another gem of ours, Druid Hill Park. It was not lost on me, however, that many of the patrons of this event probably have not set foot in the park in many years - other than to come to this now-annual event or to visit The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore . Perhaps we can use the energy surrounding Art Outside to begin a region-wide discussion on how the park (and other beautiful spaces in the city)
NEWS
February 13, 2007
Baltimore transportation officials are planning a lane reduction for a portion of Druid Hill Avenue, starting today. The work - from Jasper Street to Howard Street - is needed for the installation of a duct system for voltage cables, which should take about a month, officials said. Delays are expected, and officials recommend that motorists use Mulberry Street as an alternate route.
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2005
After work, the pool at Druid Hill Park belongs to adult lap swimmers like Pam McCurley. She etches a stately breast stroke across the surface of the water. Inhale, stroke, kick ... her world is an underwater blue paced by the even whoosh whoosh whoosh of blood and breath. When she flips over on her back to frog kick, she folds into clouds, sky and the park's deep green curtain of trees. McCurley has been coming here 20 years, putting in her laps through any number of life changes. Some days, when her car didn't work, she walked to the pool from her West Baltimore home.
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By JAMES BOCK | February 5, 1995
Baltimore proudly touts its American firsts: first Roman Catholic cathedral (1821), first railroad (1827), first shot tower (1828), first dental college (1840), first Ouija board (1892), first rubber gloves used in surgery (1894), even the first permanent building topped with a revolving restaurant (Holiday Inn, 1964).There's another first that one hears much less about. Baltimore was the first U.S. city to pass a residential segregation ordinance (1911) that limited the places blacks could live.
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By Brent Jones | March 21, 2008
The city liquor board yesterday revoked the license for Sugar Hill Tavern in the 2300 block of Druid Hill Ave., citing drug activity within the bar and a significant number of violations for underage drinking. More than a dozen police reports since July have been filed about that establishment, the liquor board said. Most of the allegations concerned drug sales between patrons, according to Stephan Fogleman, chairman of the liquor board, the state agency that regulates bars and adult entertainment venues in the city.
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By Peter Hermann and Howard Libit and Peter Hermann and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writers | September 1, 1994
A force of 150 city and federal police officers raided 15 homes in the city's Druid Heights community today, arresting nine people and seizing more than 2 kilograms of cocaine and at least $14,000 in cash.Police were seeking seven others in the neighborhood in connection with several drug organizations that were working in the neighborhood, which police described as the most heavily trafficked area in the Central District.Today's high-profile raid followed the quieter arrests of 50 others over the past two weeks, police said.
BUSINESS
By Harry Milling | January 20, 1992
"One-on-one" is a weekly feature offering excerpts of interviews conducted by The Evening Sun with newsworthy business and civic leaders. Jacquelyn D. Cornish is executive director of the 18-year-old Druid Heights Community Development Corporation Inc., which encourages homeownership in Druid Heights among low-income residents.Q. Describe the community of Druid Heights socially and economically.A. Druid Heights is bounded by Tiffany Alley, North Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue and Laurens Street.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Donna Owens and For the Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Maryland visual artists, craft artisans, designers and other creative types who live, work or study in the region will be spotlighted at Sunday's Art Outside. Festival-goers should expect entertainment, food trucks and other vendors, as well as family-oriented activities, including a performance by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's youth musicians, OrchKids. "I wanted to bring people together and have some place for the new, up-and-coming artists at Station North and artists from all over the state to show their stuff," said Barbara Shapiro, 79, a retired educator who is the founder of Art Outside.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
LaMikgo Biega arranged mulch around the base of a small oak tree in Druid Hill Park as her son Xavier, 9, helped with the task. "You gotta move it away from the tree," Biega, 47, told her son, spreading the mulch to ensure that thick piles don't inhibit the growth of the tree, planted in 2010 to celebrate the park's 150th anniversary. She asked Xavier for a rake, and the boy leapt up and ran off to find one. Biega, who moved to the Baltimore area from Florida to start a new job in sales at Comcast this month, brought Xavier and her other son, Kingston, 6, with her Saturday for Comcast Cares Day. The event, co-sponsored by the city's Public Works Department and Baltimore Green Works, drew hundreds of the company's employees and their friends and families to Druid Hill Park for tree maintenance, landscaping, fence building, litter pickup and other service activities.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
Homicide detectives were investigating an afternoon shooting that occurred Friday in West Baltimore in a residential area between Mondawmin Mall and Druid Hill Park. The shooting occurred at about 3:45 p.m. in the rear of the 2200 block of Liberty Heights Ave. Homicide detectives were summoned to the scene due to the severity of his injuries, but as of Saturday morning, police said the victim remained in critical condition. Last week, a 47-year-old man was fatally shot in the same neighborhood, a few blocks south in the 2800 block of Parkwood Ave. The Safe Streets anti-violence program had held a peace rally two days later — and was shut down temporarily by the Health Department on Tuesday.
FEATURES
By Kristine Henry
The Baltimore Sun
| September 24, 2013
Adventure and fresh air? Sounds like a winner to me. Here's what organizers have to say about Hike & Seek: "National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America's largest conservation organization, is pleased to announce the Hike & Seek event at Druid Hill Park on October 26 in Baltimore.  Hike & Seek is a family outing that inspires a child's sense of adventure by combining a nature hike and scavenger hunt. The event brings families together for a few hours in the great outdoors for some fresh fall air and fun and provides an opportunity to rediscover nature.
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By Allison Brickell
For The Baltimore Sun
| September 16, 2013
This Saturday hundreds of people are expected to converge on Druid Hill Park - some pushing strollers, some toddling alongside their moms - to raise awareness about prenatal health. The second annual Baby Buggy Walk in the Park is an attempt to promote healthy lifestyles for women who are pregnant or people - of either gender - who are considering becoming parents. Part health fair and part party, the event will feature music from station 92Q, and radio personality Sonjay DeCaires will emcee.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2013
The state's highest court has sided with residents who have been fighting a housing development proposal at a Pikesville cemetery in a years-long case. The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled in a decision late last month that a covenant dating to 1913 "clearly and unambiguously" requires all 200 acres of the Druid Ridge Cemetery to be maintained and operated as a cemetery. A development group had hoped to build homes on 36 acres that do not contain any grave sites. The decision reverses previous decisions by the Baltimore County Circuit Court and the Court of Special Appeals, which had sided with the developers and cemetery owners.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | January 30, 1992
At Druid Hill and Laurens the morning after George Bush's stirring defense of all those still having a good time, Leroy Trapp glanced at the furniture piled in the street."
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | June 25, 2004
THEY BROUGHT back a rainbow at Druid Hill Park two nights ago, and everybody called this a great symbol of the city's rebirth. They were partly right. There were maybe 300 people gathered by the great reservoir there, and it was dark, and such a thing is not supposed to happen. Muggings are supposed to happen after dark. This is part of our municipal folklore. But the mood was utterly serene, and the crowd included delighted children, and people of all colors, and such facts take us beyond mere symbols.
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Jacques Kelly | September 6, 2013
It didn't take long to see why a retired city public schools teacher is hailed by her neighbors as Miss Auchentoroly or, to others, the Clean Up Lady. Barbara Anderson-Dandy is one of those Baltimore community dynamos who say they work behind the scenes - and do. It's just that they never stop working, and along the way have established a reservoir of good will. She says she loves the challenge of stewarding a highly visible city neighborhood perched at the edge of Druid Hill Park.
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