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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | January 14, 1994
A large barn in the Upperco area containing 10 tons of hay and more than a dozen pieces of farm equipment burned to the ground in a three-alarm fire Wednesday night.The fire was discovered about 8 p.m. by Bruce Davidson, son of farm owner I. Watson Davidson, as he walked out of a garage next to his house, about 500 yards from the barn in the 1100 block of Emory Church Road.Bruce Davidson operates the Davidson Christmas Tree Farm, where hundreds of people cut their own tree during the holiday season.
September 6, 1998
Area sculptor's exhibit depicts 'social viruses'"Virus," an installation of steel creations by area sculptor Jim Roberts, appears at the Esther Prangley Rice Gallery at Western Maryland College for a two-week show beginning Tuesday.Featuring a compilation of work Roberts began last year, the show of more than 100 pieces will run through Sept. 18, with an opening reception scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.The sculptures depict what he terms contemporary social viruses, such as television, computers, fast food and telephones -- items he perceives have relentlessly attacked society.
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | March 31, 1993
After Saturday, the creaking wooden door at Reichlin's will be closed forever. The slight smell of grease and soil may linger in the air, but the answering machine with its "Fur Elise" chime will no longer respond to customer calls.Reichlin's, the only Massey Ferguson farm equipment dealer in Carroll County, is going out of business after a two-day auction at the Westminster store this weekend."I've had a lot of enjoyable years here," says Carl Reichlin of his business on Leister's Church Road.
Tim Wheeler | February 12, 2013
Farmers and others upset over state-imposed restrictions on septic-based rural development staged a "tractorcade" Tuesday past the State House in Annapolis. The protest comes on the day the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear a bill, SB391 , which would repeal the Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012 . The law, introduced by Gov. Martin O'Malley and passed last year over rural lawmakers' objections, restricts large-scale housing development that would rely on septic systems.
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2000
The weather was just about frigid enough to freeze grass, but Chris Chaney of Glen Burnie was on the prowl for a lawn mower bargain yesterday. Hundreds of other people were looking for deep discounts, too -- on everything from tires and tractors to carpet and cabinets. It might seem like an odd combination. But at the Howard County Machinery Auction, almost everything is fair game. The one-day consignment sale -- held every spring and fall at the county fairgrounds in West Friendship -- draws several thousand people, mainly men, who have a hankering for machines, tools, spare parts, building material or a combination thereof.
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2012
Residents and farmers in western Howard County sparred Thursday night over whether three farm families should be allowed to reclaim the development rights on their farmland - the first-ever attempt to defect from Maryland's agricultural land-preservation program. More than 100 people turned out for the hearing at the Howard County fairgrounds in West Friendship on the request by Steve, Mike and Mark Mullinix to withdraw their 490 acres from Maryland's program, which they had entered 28 years ago. The state paid $450,000 for an easement barring development - though owners who sold development rights before 2004 retain the right to ask out after 25 years if they can show that farming is no longer profitable.
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2001
ALLENSTOWN, N.H. - They are noisy, smelly and seemingly able to rattle the marrow right out of your bones. Hardly selling points for a new consumer product. The product is the snowmobile. And with one crazy stunt 41 years ago, Edgar Hetteen made snowmobiles a must-have item for residents of North America's snow belt, and launched a $9 billion-a-year industry. There are an estimated 3 million snowmobiles in the United States and Canada. Twenty-six states have snowmobile associations that help maintain 135,000 miles of groomed trails, more than triple the miles in the Interstate Highway System.
By Meg Tully, For The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
It was the first time Kai D'Angelo had ever picked a pumpkin, and the 4-year-old knew just what he was looking for. As he ran to hop onto a cow train ride at Clark's Elioak Farm in Ellicott City this week, he said his pumpkin would be a small one, and orange. Kai and his father planned to carve the pumpkin into a jack-o'-lantern for the front porch of their Columbia house. His mother said she was happy they had something fun to do together as they roamed over the farm. "He is fascinated with tractors and farms and farm equipment," said Jennifer D'Angelo.
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2011
The port of Baltimore, long a source of pollution from ships, trucks and heavy equipment, is starting to clean up. While port businesses and environmentalists often clashed in the past, terminal operators and marine businesses say they are stepping up efforts to minimize the harmful effects of port operations on the air, water and soil. They are working to make everything from cranes to yard equipment to warehouse lighting more efficient and environmentally friendly. "The port is becoming the last line of defense in keeping stuff out of the bay," said Richard L. Sheckells Jr., chief of environmental initiatives for the Maryland Port Administration.
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2012
Drive west on Mile Lane in Allegany County, then crest the ridge in the road, and all of a sudden, the big barn on Leaning Pine Farm bursts out of the surrounding countryside like a display of fireworks. Eight-sided stars wheel exuberantly against the weathered boards in hues reflecting the natural surroundings: water blue and grass green, sunset orange and the brown of turned furrows. Passing motorists honk or slow down. A few get out to chat with artist Bill Dunlap, who is about a third of the way through a project to paint a large-scale mural on at least one barn in each of the state's 23 counties.
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