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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | July 29, 1994
OLDTOWN -- The morale of this small mountain town's volunteer firefighters -- not to mention the equipment they need to ply their skills -- has been quickly renewed since the town's fire hall burned to the ground two weeks ago.That the hall burned down was a freak, ironic accident.Ever since, the outpouring of help to renew the company has been heartening."We haven't missed a call," said Dennis Mallery, ambulance captain and treasurer of the Oldtown Fire Company, pointing to an engine on loan from nearby Flintstone.
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June 26, 2014
When I sat in my car after voting at the local fire hall in Harford County Tuesday and watched the American flag gently sway in the cool summer breeze, I just thought to myself, "How lucky am I to have been born in America?" Nowhere else in the world could I enjoy the lifestyle and freedom that I enjoy here. I am now 61 years old and have never missed an election since turning 18. People who are dissatisfied with the direction we have taken ask me what can we do to restore our constitutional form of government and shrink its ever-growing footprint, and I say to them: Restore yourself, your family, your faith and be a virtuous person.
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By Debra Taylor Young and Debra Taylor Young,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 23, 2001
FIREFIGHTERS, emergency medical workers and police officers were honored for their public service at Saturday's dedication of the Sykesville-Freedom District fire hall's addition. State and local officials, dignitaries, firefighters and the community were on hand to witness the dedication, which was conducted by Robert P. Althoff Jr., Fire Department president. Alluding to the tragic events of Sept. 11, Althoff said in an emotional address that firefighters, emergency medical workers and police officers are finally being recognized as heroes, mentors and role models to young people, "as they should be."
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | January 13, 2010
The Odenton Volunteer Fire Company wrongly rented out its social hall for an event in which two people were shot and a third was hit by a car while fleeing the violence, a lawyer for the injured partygoers said in opening remarks Tuesday to an Anne Arundel County jury. Judd Legum asked jurors to hold the fire company liable for his clients' injuries. But Senior Assistant County Attorney Hamilton Tyler said that it was not the fire company's fault that the party organizer lied on her application and that a disgruntled partygoer shot two people.
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By Staff report | April 10, 1991
Put on your party clothes and tie on those dancing shoes.You have several opportunities for fancy stepping and fine dining this weekend at the Westminster Fire Hall.Twist around the room with Memory Lane from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. You will hear tunes from the 1950s and 1960s.Cost is $7 andincludes beer and set ups.Dinner will be served from 1 to 3 p.m.Sunday. Free Wheelin' provides country and rock sounds from 2 to 6 p.m. Cost is also $7.The fire hall is at 66 E. Main St. Information on either event: 857-0250.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | May 3, 1994
A Seattle couple has signed a contract to buy the old Mount Airy fire hall and turn the vacant building into a restaurant/brewery.The potential buyers are former Mount Airy residents Julie and Reid Allison III.The Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company's board of directors approved the sale of the old firehouse last week.Mr. Allison, a lawyer, said he first thought about the possibility of turning the old building into a restaurant/brewery when it went on the market about two years ago."It just came to me," Mr. Allison said.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff writer | October 31, 1990
Two months ago, the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company was sued for more than a half-million dollars.The lawsuit had nothing to do with saving lives, battling flames or helping people. The suit that seeks $700,000 in damages from the 34-member company arose from a fistfight at the fire hall, an altercation during a Saturday evening social event. Hampstead resident David B. Rambol II said the fire company should have prevented the fight.In the Hampstead case, the hosting of that Nov. 11, 1989 dance at the fire hall could prove devastating to the fire company's finances.
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February 20, 1996
THE DECISION by the Carroll County commissioners not to purchase the Westminster fire hall should be seen as a temporary setback but not a defeat of efforts to recycle the structure. As the most architecturally striking building on Main Street in the county seat, it is far from being a white elephant. In the right hands, in fact, the edifice could be the focal point of revitalization for Westminster's commercial district.Obviously, the Westminster Fire Company is interested in selling the building.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | April 18, 2004
Annapolis has received $250,000 from the state to help renovate the Eastport Fire Hall, a move that should help the city fulfill its goal of expanding paramedic and firefighter services. The money will be used for design work and comes from the state budget, which was approved late Monday. "We need more space and need to develop the station that can serve our needs for the next decade," said Mayor Ellen O. Moyer. "This is a good first step." The fire hall, in the 900 block of Bay Ridge Ave., was built in the early 1960s.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2003
The Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department headquarters isn't just a fire hall anymore. These days, it's a bus stop, a diner, a supply warehouse, a dispatch site for cleanup crews, a welcome center and a community hall for an eastern Baltimore County neighborhood left barely recognizable by Tropical Storm Isabel. "I've been coming here every day - for cleaning supplies, ice, whatever I need," said Charles Stricker, a 64-year-old retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee whose house on Chester Road is all but destroyed.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Mary Gail Hare and Gus G. Sentementes and Mary Gail Hare,Sun reporters | July 15, 2008
The party at a fire hall in Joppa was advertised in splashy colors on the MySpace Web page, and dozens of people showed up for an event that promised a disc jockey, live music and a bar. But authorities said the Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company's hall had been originally booked by a man who disclosed only that he wanted throw his brother a birthday party - not a bash dubbed "Keeping It Live," where attendees were charged a cover fee. Shortly before midnight...
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December 9, 2007
The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department plans an all-you-can-eat breakfast with Santa Claus from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the fire hall, 6275 Old Washington Road, Elkridge. Adults pay $7; seniors ages 55 and older pay $6. Children ages 5 to 12 pay $5, and children younger than 5 get in free. Baked goods will be available to buy. Information: 410-313-4901. Santa and missus to visit Elkridge Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit Elkridge on a fire engine from Thursday through Dec. 17, weather permitting.
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October 21, 2007
The Savage Volunteer Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a Halloween costume party from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall, 6925 Lincoln St., Savage. A costume parade is planned. The cost is $5 for children ages 5 to 11. Games and prizes, hot dogs, chips, drinks, cupcakes and cookies are included in the price. Reservations are requested by Tuesday. Information: Jayne Wines, 301-604-2468. A craft and vendor show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the fire hall.
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September 16, 2007
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Savage Volunteer Fire Company Inc. will present a Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Savage Fire Hall, 8925 Lincoln St. Admission is $15 in advance; $17 at the door, if tickets are available. Admission includes 20 games and door prizes; two jackpot games are extra. Come hungry and patronize the kitchen. Information or to purchase tickets: 443-259-0565. CrossRoads Baptist moves to new home CrossRoads Baptist Church, known for many years as Laurel Baptist Temple, has moved to 10290 Old Columbia Road and adopted its new name.
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August 26, 2007
Registration is open for fall Stressless Tests study-skills courses for middle- schoolers, to be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 1 at Burleigh Manor Middle School. Afternoon classes are to meet from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 2 at Burleigh Manor. Classes for high school students will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 through Oct. 10 at Centennial High. The cost is $165, and includes a copy of the digital video disc Study for Success.
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July 1, 2007
The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Junior Firefighters will sponsor a Beach Party Youth Dance for ages 9 to 15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 14 at the firehouse, 6275 Old Washington Road, Elkridge. Tickets, available only at the door, are $8 each. Information: 410-761-6633, Ext. 5. The fire department will hold a basket bingo fundraiser to help cover medical expenses for Ryan Kuehnl, 7, who has cerebral palsy and needs surgery and a wheelchair. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the firehouse.
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December 18, 2005
Maryland Troopers Association Lodge 20 will hold its 25th annual Christmas For Kids party at 1 p.m. today at the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company. The party for 80 underprivileged children and their families will include crime victims as well as disadvantaged youngsters. The event will begin with a holiday dinner prepared by Lodge 20 members at the fire hall. Afterward, Santa Claus will arrive to distribute gifts to the children. The state troopers raise money throughout the year to buy gifts for the children.
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March 7, 2002
Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company will hold its eighth annual toy show and auction Saturday and Sunday at the carnival grounds at Memorial Park. The auction is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday and will feature old toys, farm toys, pedal tractors, cars and trucks, NASCAR items and other collectibles. Admission is free. The toy show will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and will include items similar to the auction. Admission is $2 for ages 13 and older. Food will be sold all day. Door prizes will be given away.
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February 25, 2007
The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary will hold a vendor show from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 18 at the fire hall, 6275 Old Washington Road, Elkridge. Vendors are to include brands such as Avon, Mary Kay, Silpada Designs jewelry, Creative Memories, Longaberger, At Home America, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Executive Sweet gourmet gift baskets and others. Information: 410-761-6633, Ext. 3. Library to offer varied activities The Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, will offer "Let's Get Together: Pins and Needles," a chance to work on stitching, knitting or crocheting projects while meeting new friends and trading tips, at 10 a.m. March 8 and 29. "Success Matters: College Prep 101," with Jean Marie Keller, president of Keller College Services, provides strategies for financial planning for college.
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