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By Elise T. Chisolm | April 28, 1992
If it's spring at our house, it's a trip to the hardware store.I lose him to Hechinger's or Frank's or some other such place when the first flower blooms.I hear, "I'm going to the hardware store, I'll be back in a little while."A little while turns into hours.I would like to spend a spring day with him at the aquarium, on a garden tour or at the harbor.But here's the strange part of his home improvement sorties: When he gets back, he often does not fix the dripping faucet or the loose shingles.
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By Cody Goodwin, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
The newest addition to Hunter Ritter's trophy stand is shaped like a stop sign, made of wood and has a gold medal placed in the middle of it. The John Carroll senior earned the wrestling hardware in May after winning the FILA Cadet Freestyle National Championships in Akron, Ohio. Ritter went 5-0 at 85 kilograms - roughly 187 pounds - en route to the title. While the first-place finish was the culmination of long hours in the practice room, it was merely the beginning of an opportunistic and eventful couple of months - Ritter is set to compete in the FILA Cadet World Championships, which runs from July 15-20 in Slovakia.
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NEWS
February 18, 2003
Stanley A. Parr, a retired hardware store owner, died Saturday of a blood disorder at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. The former Idlewylde resident was 96. Born in Baltimore and raised on Caroline Street, Mr. Parr attended St. Paul's Parochial School and later Polytechnic Institute, from which he graduated in 1924. After working on a horse-drawn American Ice Co. wagon as a young man, he got his retailing start at Wagner's Hardware on Harford Avenue. In 1945, he opened Parr & Steadman Hardware with his brother-in-law, Bill Steadman, on West Baltimore Street.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ethan Renner and For The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
This week's cold open features an injured bird, Cameron sleeping in her basement workspace and Joe standing naked in his condo, blasting his new stereo. This all comes at the start of what is shaping up to be a difficult day for our crew. Gordon is tasked with firing 46 members of the Cardiff staff (a result of Joe's ill-advised power play), something that he admits he is not qualified to do. In one exit interview, he goes on about orange groves and unique snowflakes, and isn't very good at delivering bad news.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Phillip Robinson and Phillip Robinson,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 13, 2001
Many crashes are due to driver error. And I don't mean cars. I'm talking about computer crashes caused by mistakes in software "drivers," those little, rarely noticed programs that help your computer understand its printer, scanner, display and other add-on hardware. Even when they're not crashing, drivers are often hard at work, slowing down your computer and making some of its features and options impossible to operate. You see, each time you add some bit of hardware to your computer, you also add a driver for that hardware.
NEWS
May 1, 2003
Samuel David Berlin, a retired hobby kit manufacturer who later owned a hardware store, died Monday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The former Pikesville resident who lived in Boca Raton, Fla., was 81. Born in Baltimore and raised on Norfolk Avenue, he was a 1939 graduate of Forest Park High School. He attended the Johns Hopkins University. During World War II, he was a mechanical engineer at Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River. He then co-founded General Crafts Corp., a Southwest Baltimore glue and paint-by-number hobby kit company.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | August 16, 1996
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Sears, Roebuck & Co. said yesterday that it will buy Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corp. for $415 million in cash and assumed debt to help expand its fast-growing chain of hardware stores.Orchard Supply's 60 stores in California will help Sears carve a niche between Home Depot Inc.'s cavernous stores and mom-and-pop shops, analysts said.The 115 Sears hardware stores and Orchard Supply focus on homeowners needing small repairs. The warehouse chains aim at complex jobs such as renovations.
NEWS
March 16, 1995
The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals has given permission for Pro-Source Hardware to open in Eldersburg Business Center at 1430 Progress Way.The store is owned by Northeastern Plumbing and Heating Supply Inc. of Westminster and will be located in a building with the supply company.
FEATURES
By Roy H. Campbell and Roy H. Campbell,Knight-Ridder News Service | September 17, 1992
Men and their hardware -- a fact of life. Now hardware moves from the basement toolbox to the wardrobe.The latest accent to men's clothing and accessories are metal ornaments such as buckles, zippers, steel fasteners, horsebit buckles, studs and other fanciful objects.The ornaments -- dubbed hardware -- adorn hats, shoes, vests, coats, blazers, jackets, pants and even underwear.Once men thought they could only use hardware. Now they can wear it from head to toe.The simplest way to begin is to sport leather belts covered with shiny metal gear.
NEWS
September 24, 2005
William H. Jensen, former owner of an East Baltimore hardware store who was later a paint salesman, died of complications from a heart attack Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 90. Born in Norfolk, Va., he moved to Baltimore's South Linwood Avenue as a child and left Polytechnic Institute in his senior year to help support his family by working as a machinist at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant. In 1955, he opened a hardware store at Harford Avenue and Preston Street, and from 1966 until retiring in 1982 worked as a salesman for Budeke's Paints in Fells Point.
NEWS
Aegis staff report | January 17, 2014
An Ace Hardware Express will open in early February inside the existing Harvest Fare grocery store in Fallston, at the intersection of Routes 1 and 152. This will be the first store of its kind in the state, but the precedent has already been set in other states such as Texas, where combination hardware and grocery store operations have been successful, according to press release from Harvest Fare. The location of the hardware store is expected to allow customers to avoid heavy Bel Air traffic.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | January 6, 2014
A 1.2 million-square-foot warehouse in Cecil County leased to Restoration Hardware sold last month between $74 million and $75 million, the latest sign of strength in the area's industrial market, Cushman & Wakefield of Maryland said Monday. In Harford and Cecil counties, the vacancy rate for industrial and flex space was 3.1 percent at the end of 2013, compared to 16.7 percent at the beginning of 2011, according to an end-of-year report by Colliers International. The vacancy rate in the Baltimore region as a whole closed the year at 9.7 percent.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
Jeffrey L. Clement, a retired co-owner of an Anne Arundel County hardware store, died Saturday of Alzheimer's disease at Sunrise Assisted Living in Severna Park. He was 66. The son of hardware store owners, Jeffrey Lawrence Clement was born in Sunbury, Pa., and was raised in Seneca Falls, N.Y., and St. Davids, Pa. He also had lived in Seattle and Baltimore. He was a 1965 graduate of Radnor High School in Radnor, Pa., and earned a bachelor's degree in 1969 in medieval history and economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
The latest debate over downtown Annapolis could come with a serving of fried chicken and a side of Western fries. City planning officials said this week that Royal Farms has expressed interest in moving into the former home of Stevens Hardware, at 142 Dock St. overlooking City Dock. A Royal Farms spokesman said he couldn't confirm the company's interest, saying the company's director of real estate was out of the office. But Jon Arason, Annapolis planning director, said the company approached the city about the Stevens building about two months ago. Bill Greenfield of Hyatt Commercial, leasing agent for the Stevens building, said he's fielded numerous calls from businesses interested in the property, which he called a "significant building on a high-profile corner.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
Handbags are the great equalizer of fashion. No matter your height or size, a stunning handbag can complement your look. We asked Danielle DiFerdinando, the Ellicott City native behind the successful Danielle Nicole handbag line, for her top purse trends of spring. Colors: Neon: orange, pink and lime Feminine pastels Brights: coral, cobalt blue and teal Shapes: Structured mini cross-body bags are the leading shape this season. Clutches: "Make sure they are sleek and modern simple," she recommends.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
During a quiet morning at his hardware store, owner Jared Littmann strolled down an aisle to chat up a regular customer who was looking at smoke alarms. "Good to see you. Let me know what you need," Littmann told Ben Derrick, a handyman for Annapolis Property Services, who was shopping at Littmann's K&B True Value hardware store in Annapolis. Though he's in the store almost daily, Derrick said he didn't know Littmann will soon be sworn in as the Ward 5 alderman on the Annapolis city council.
FEATURES
By Lou Cedrone | September 18, 1990
''Hardware'' is a hard watch. Yeah, it's an old, familiar expression, but this is a very familiar film, one that was done in England and Morocco and plays like a closet version of ''Alien.''It also plays like ''Friday the 13th, X.'' The gore is overwhelmingly repugnant. You'll be looking away much of the time. If you're smart, you'll look the other way all the time.''Hardware'' is futuristic. We know that from the first frame, one that scans the desert to pick up what looks like a street person.
BUSINESS
By Cindy Harper-Evans | May 31, 1991
Albert Gunther & Co., one of the Baltimore area's largest and best-known hardware businesses, has filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy code.The filing, which was made last week, comes on top of an out-of-court restructuring that took place last year in which the Timonium-based hardware business received a capital infusion from a group of investors for working capital and to help make debt payments to Mercantile Bank and suppliers.Paul Nussbaum, attorney for Gunther hardware, estimated yesterday that the business owes Mercantile more than $4.2 million and owes suppliers roughly $2.5 million.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2012
Michael Burns Rafferty, who owned hardware businesses in Baltimore, died Sept. 28 of complications of Alzheimer's disease at Heatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newport, R.I. The former Guilford resident was 76. Born in Providence, R.I., he attended Phillips Exeter Academy and earned a bachelor's degree in business from Yale University. Mr. Rafferty moved to Baltimore in the late 1960s and initially lived on Tyson Street after his marriage to the former Suzanne Lear, an artist and designer.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2012
John Vander Horst Jr., a former hardware store executive, died Sept. 8 in Charleston, S.C., where he was recuperating from triple bypass surgery. The former Owings Mills and Roland Park resident was 69. The son of the Episcopal bishop of Tennessee and a homemaker, Mr. Vander Horst was born in Philadelphia and raised in Ellicott City, Macon, Ga., and Chattanooga, Tenn. After graduating in 1961 from what is now Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., he attended Sewanee: The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tenn.
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