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By Sloane Brown | February 25, 2001
Drivers caught in the long backup on Cathedral Street must have wondered where the fire was. Actually, there was a fire involved -- in 1904. And now about 550 people were converging on the Engineers Club for the sixth annual Fire Ball commemorating Baltimore's Fire of 1904, and the club's role in helping to rebuild the city. As the line of cars waiting to be parked curved up the block, club executive director Randi Dutch celebrated the shindig's sold-out status. "The Fire Ball gets bigger every year," she exulted, "and this is the biggest ever!"
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By Sloane Brown | February 25, 2001
Drivers caught in the long backup on Cathedral Street must have wondered where the fire was. Actually, there was a fire involved -- in 1904. And now about 550 people were converging on the Engineers Club for the sixth annual Fire Ball commemorating Baltimore's Fire of 1904, and the club's role in helping to rebuild the city. As the line of cars waiting to be parked curved up the block, club executive director Randi Dutch celebrated the shindig's sold-out status. "The Fire Ball gets bigger every year," she exulted, "and this is the biggest ever!"
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By Sloane Brown | February 27, 2000
How could a party called the Fire Ball be anything but warm? First, guests were greeted at the Engineers Club door by club prez Bob Leach and event chair Cliff Wallace. Then, they stepped inside the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion to a swirl of 450 friendly faces. In the congenial group: Randi Dutch, Engineers Club executive director; Bill Boland, club past president; Wendell Leimbach and Gary Johnson, club board members; Dennis Reitz, John Prusak, Mike Lippy and Frances Hamilton, event committee members; Bruce Votta, president of Spears/Votta & Associates Inc.; Steve Groenke, senior sales engineer of the Trane Co.; Baltimore Fire Chief Herman Williams Jr.; Mary Anne Perry, WLIF-FM radio personality; G. Edward Lee, a business manager for Bristol Myers-Squibb; Rita Steiner, director of records for Loyola College; Raymond Glover, vice president of Southern Mechanical Inc.; and Jennifer Leach, engineer for BR+A Consulting Engineers Inc. The Fire Ball commemorates how the Engineers Club helped to rebuild Baltimore after the Great Fire of 1904.
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By Sloane Brown | February 27, 2000
How could a party called the Fire Ball be anything but warm? First, guests were greeted at the Engineers Club door by club prez Bob Leach and event chair Cliff Wallace. Then, they stepped inside the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion to a swirl of 450 friendly faces. In the congenial group: Randi Dutch, Engineers Club executive director; Bill Boland, club past president; Wendell Leimbach and Gary Johnson, club board members; Dennis Reitz, John Prusak, Mike Lippy and Frances Hamilton, event committee members; Bruce Votta, president of Spears/Votta & Associates Inc.; Steve Groenke, senior sales engineer of the Trane Co.; Baltimore Fire Chief Herman Williams Jr.; Mary Anne Perry, WLIF-FM radio personality; G. Edward Lee, a business manager for Bristol Myers-Squibb; Rita Steiner, director of records for Loyola College; Raymond Glover, vice president of Southern Mechanical Inc.; and Jennifer Leach, engineer for BR+A Consulting Engineers Inc. The Fire Ball commemorates how the Engineers Club helped to rebuild Baltimore after the Great Fire of 1904.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Staff Writer | February 9, 1995
The Engineering Society of Baltimore was instrumental in rebuilding the city after the Great Fire of 1904.Now its 1,200 members are using the fire, which started 91 years ago this week, to ignite a campaign to rebuild their longtime headquarters at 7-11 W. Mount Vernon Place.On Saturday night they will open the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, their home for more than 30 years, for the first Fire Ball. The black-tie affair celebrates the 90th anniversary of the society's founding Feb. 24, 1905. It also marks the 91st anniversary of the fire, which began Feb. 7 at 10:48 a.m. and raged for 30 hours, destroying more than 1,500 buildings in the city's core.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | February 27, 1997
IT'S BILLED as the "hottest ticket in town," but it's also one of Baltimore's most important preservation events.The Great Fire Ball is a black-tie gala held every year to commemorate Baltimore's rebirth from the Great Fire of 1904, which destroyed much of the downtown business district.Set this year at 9 p.m. March 8, the event is also the primary fund-raiser for the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion at 11 W. Mount Vernon Place, the largest and most expensive townhouse constructed in Baltimore.The historic mansion is actually three large residences that were combined in the 1800s.
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By SYLVIA BADGER | February 17, 1995
It's offical As of yesterday, Donna Hamilton and Virg Jacques became the newest news team on WBAL-TV (Channel 11). The partnership starts tomorrow when they co-anchor the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. weekend news. This assignment will continue until management decides when to begin the new 5 p.m. weekday news show, which is rumored to be sometime in March.Hamilton became well-known on "Evening Magazine" on WJZ-Channel 13 from 1982-1990. After that show left the air, she worked on projects for the Learning and Discovery channels, wrote a book, "Gracious Country Inns," made a documentary with the Mockingbird Co., which she owns with her husband, David Paulson; and did a stint as a Saturday talk show host on WBAL-radio with her husband.
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By Sloane Brown | March 21, 1999
The home of Baltimore's Engineering Society played host to a hot night at the fourth annual Fire Ball last Saturday. The honorary chairman, Baltimore City Fire Chief Herman Williams Jr. made sure the only things fired up at the Garrett-Jacobs mansion were the party's 250 guests.Others in attendance included Fire Ball co-chairpersons Sandy Whitney Jr. and Howard Yocum; Lite 102 radio announcer Mary Anne Perry and her fiance, Greg Zenger; Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund president Donald Vannoy; Engineering Society president Michael P. Goodrich; Baltimore Fire PIO Hector Torres; Fox45 meteorologist Lori Pinson; ESB board members Wendell Leimbach, Richard Magnani and Kate Carus; and event committee members Mike Szimanski, Si Braverman and Marian Bollinger.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to the Sun | February 24, 2002
B-more's party circuit has been on fire lately, theme-wise at least. City firefighters were among those honored at the American Heart Association's 2002 "Heart Ball." This year, the shindig was held Feb. 9 at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel, with the theme "Heart of Champions." The evening's most heartfelt moment came when the ballroom lights dimmed and the stage filled with smoke. The smoke cleared. The lights came up. And there on stage were the honorees -- some 50 "first-time responders" (Baltimore 911 operators, firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians)
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporter | July 26, 2008
The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Domino Sugar $4,000 for allowing sugar dust to accumulate in its refinery, which is believed to have caused an explosion last year at the Key Highway plant in South Baltimore, according to a state report. The Nov. 2 explosion echoed across the harbor, and authorities said they suspected sugar dust might have ignited. Three employees suffered minor injuries, several pieces of equipment were destroyed and dozens of windows were shattered in the blast.
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By Sloane Brown | March 21, 1999
The home of Baltimore's Engineering Society played host to a hot night at the fourth annual Fire Ball last Saturday. The honorary chairman, Baltimore City Fire Chief Herman Williams Jr. made sure the only things fired up at the Garrett-Jacobs mansion were the party's 250 guests.Others in attendance included Fire Ball co-chairpersons Sandy Whitney Jr. and Howard Yocum; Lite 102 radio announcer Mary Anne Perry and her fiance, Greg Zenger; Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund president Donald Vannoy; Engineering Society president Michael P. Goodrich; Baltimore Fire PIO Hector Torres; Fox45 meteorologist Lori Pinson; ESB board members Wendell Leimbach, Richard Magnani and Kate Carus; and event committee members Mike Szimanski, Si Braverman and Marian Bollinger.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | February 27, 1997
IT'S BILLED as the "hottest ticket in town," but it's also one of Baltimore's most important preservation events.The Great Fire Ball is a black-tie gala held every year to commemorate Baltimore's rebirth from the Great Fire of 1904, which destroyed much of the downtown business district.Set this year at 9 p.m. March 8, the event is also the primary fund-raiser for the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion at 11 W. Mount Vernon Place, the largest and most expensive townhouse constructed in Baltimore.The historic mansion is actually three large residences that were combined in the 1800s.
FEATURES
By SYLVIA BADGER | February 17, 1995
It's offical As of yesterday, Donna Hamilton and Virg Jacques became the newest news team on WBAL-TV (Channel 11). The partnership starts tomorrow when they co-anchor the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. weekend news. This assignment will continue until management decides when to begin the new 5 p.m. weekday news show, which is rumored to be sometime in March.Hamilton became well-known on "Evening Magazine" on WJZ-Channel 13 from 1982-1990. After that show left the air, she worked on projects for the Learning and Discovery channels, wrote a book, "Gracious Country Inns," made a documentary with the Mockingbird Co., which she owns with her husband, David Paulson; and did a stint as a Saturday talk show host on WBAL-radio with her husband.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Staff Writer | February 9, 1995
The Engineering Society of Baltimore was instrumental in rebuilding the city after the Great Fire of 1904.Now its 1,200 members are using the fire, which started 91 years ago this week, to ignite a campaign to rebuild their longtime headquarters at 7-11 W. Mount Vernon Place.On Saturday night they will open the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, their home for more than 30 years, for the first Fire Ball. The black-tie affair celebrates the 90th anniversary of the society's founding Feb. 24, 1905. It also marks the 91st anniversary of the fire, which began Feb. 7 at 10:48 a.m. and raged for 30 hours, destroying more than 1,500 buildings in the city's core.
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February 13, 1998
Martha S. Dernoga, 99, 'Baker Lady of Westport'Martha S. Dernoga, who was known as the "Baker Lady of Westport," died of heart failure Monday at Genesis Elder Care in Randallstown. She was 99.She and her husband, John Dernoga, owned and operated Westport Bakery on Sidney Avenue from 1924 until it closed in the 1960s.She married Mr. Dernoga in 1914. He died in 1974.Mrs. Dernoga was especially proud that one of her customers from his childhood days was Al Kaline, the retired Detroit Tigers baseball player and Hall of Famer.
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By Edward Gunts | March 4, 1999
BALTIMORE'S historic Engineering Society headquarters appears to have grown a second skin this winter, as if it's trying to stay extra warm.The new outer coat consists of plastic sheets over scaffolding that has been set up for crews repairing the brownstone facade of the Mount Vernon landmark, which dates from the 1880s.The plastic wasn't attached to keep the construction crews warm, though it might have done that. It was put up to keep the building's surface temperature above 40 degrees, so restoration work could proceed when air temperatures fell below freezing.
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