June 11, 2012
We love the beach for many reasons. Among them is the food. When you think Ocean City food staples, you think Thrasher's french fries, Dumser's ice cream and Fisher's caramel popcorn. Those places are great and delicious. But for being surrounded by farmland, few Ocean City eateries really take advantage of selling locally grown fruits and veggies. That's why Kim's Cafe and Marketplace, on 15th Street, is such a refreshing change. The new spot is a carry-out restaurant and organic food market.
June 10, 2012
Edwin C. "Pop" Fry, a longtime Kent County farmer who was active in agricultural affairs, died June 1 of pulmonary disease at Washington Hospital Center in Washington. He was 88. The son of farmers, Mr. Fry was born in Washington and raised in Laytonsville. After graduating from Gaithersburg High School in 1942, he worked with his father on the family farm. In 1945, he married the former Lorraine Miller, and in 1960, the couple moved to Fair Hill Farm in Chestertown. "The farm is 2,000 acres and he always had registered Holstein and Brown Swiss cattle," said a son, Edwin R. Fry of Chestertown, who now operates Fair Hill Farm.
March 27, 2012
Mary Elizabeth "Becky" Lipp, a homemaker who studied genealogy, died of pneumonia March 24 at the Charlestown Retirement Community. She was 101 and had lived in Govans. She was born Mary Elizabeth Barrett while her mother was traveling on a railroad train in Wilmington, Del. She was raised on a family farm in Fauquier County, Va., and moved to Baltimore as a young woman. She lived with cousins on Abell Avenue and worked nearby at the old Crown Five and Ten Cent Store on Greenmount Avenue in Waverly.
November 20, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley joins a long list of political and agricultural leaders across the state who have voiced concern over the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic and the Waterkeeper Alliance's litigation against Alan and Kristin Hudson of Berlin who raise chickens on their Worcester County farm ("O'Malley criticizes UMB for lawsuit," Nov. 18). The governor is correct in pointing out this unfair attack on a family farm represents an "ongoing injustice" and that the environmental law clinic and the Waterkeepers are pursuing "costly litigation of questionable merit.
September 21, 2011
On Aug. 20, Dene' Kathleen Bruce wed Christopher Carl Flack. The ceremony and reception were Deer Creek Overlook in Rocks State Park. The maid of honor was Danielle Priestianni and the best man was Clifford Finneyfrock. Bridesmaids were: Sara Edwards, Heather Masters, Stacy Flack, Rachael Leiss and Abigail Soul. Groomsmen were: Matthew Flack, Ryan Flack, Jonathon Magness, Sean Howearth and James Soul. Flower girls were: Kylie Becker, Hannah Hill and Grace Magness. A reception followed featuring Bee Happy Wedding Planners, Paul's Pork & Prime Caterers, Sandy Magness Cake Decorator, Rachael Priestianni hors de ourves & more, Bayline Studios Photography and Greg Brunner the Disc Jockey.
September 16, 2011
Martha Viola Langenfelder, who owned and managed a Perry Hall trailer park, died of unknown causes in her sleep Tuesday at the Heron Point Retirement Community in Chestertown. The former Baltimore County resident was 96. Born in Raspeburg in Baltimore County, she was the daughter of farmers Henry and Anuska Ann Langenfelder. She attended Rosedale Elementary School and began working on the family farm after graduating from the eighth grade. In 1936, she married a distant cousin, Conrad John Langenfelder, whom she met at a church event.