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March 13, 1995
It was unanimous and right on the mark. The members of the Baltimore County Planning Board spoke with one clear voice in recommending against developer Nicholas Mangione's request to rezone part of the historic Hayfields Farm. Mr. Mangione, the owner of the 474-acre north county property, seeks higher-density zoning that would pave the way for him to build an 18-hole golf course and 50 luxury homes on 69 acres.The planning board's recommendation has gone to the county Board of Appeals, which will issue the local government's final decision on the matter.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | March 30, 2009
Nicholas Bosley Merryman, a farmer and Hereford cattle breeder who managed the historic Hayfields property in Cockeysville, died of Alzheimer's disease March 25 at his Parkton home. He was 96. He was born at Hayfields, where his family had resided for more than 200 years. To distinguish himself from other Merryman cousins, he used the name Nicholas Bosley Merryman of John. Family members said he thought of becoming an engineer. In 1930 he enrolled at the John Hopkins University but soon left school and became a seaman aboard the freighter Anniston City on a round-the-world voyage.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Sun Staff Writer | May 6, 1995
Amid allegations of political pressure, community organizations bent on preserving Hayfields Farm are gearing up for what could become a costly development fight in Baltimore County.At issue is the future of 474 acres of historic county farmland nestled just west of Interstate 83 and north of Shawan Road in Hunt Valley.The Mangione family, developers of projects including the Turf Valley Country Club in Howard County, wants to build a country club golf course and 50 houses on the Hayfields site.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun reporter | September 18, 2006
It was a sentimental stroll around Hayfields Country Club yesterday, as Bob Gilder will be sad to see the Constellation Energy Classic leave that venue and Arnold Palmer hinted that it might have been his last golf tournament. When the Champions Tour marks a decade in the Baltimore area in October 2007, the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship will be a major and move to Baltimore Country Club. Gilder will be going for a three-peat of sorts after he won his second straight CEC yesterday.
NEWS
September 7, 1996
THE EDITORIAL ON the proposed development of the Hayfields farm on Aug. 28 is an insult to the people of Baltimore County. The editorial writer displayed monumental ignorance of the issues involved in the Hayfields farm proposed development. We do, however, wish to thank the writer for considering Catonsville and Essex property owners as part of North County, since protests of the Hayfield's development came from both of these areas.It is indeed true that Hayfieldsalways was a historically significant property, but very few people today besides the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian from Princeton University knew the full extent of the historic significance during the Civil War.The Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission did not learn of the Civil War significance until Aug. 13. None of us would have known of it if the volunteer testimony of a Civil War reenactor who had participated in the 1991 reenactment of part of the Confederate action of 1864 on the Hayfields farm . . . had not called it to our attention.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun Staff Writer | July 4, 1995
Baltimore County's zoning commissioner has approved a country club golf course on historic Hayfields Farm, giving the property's owners a preliminary but important victory in their battle with preservationists.Commissioner Lawrence E. Schmidt rejected arguments that loss of the farm's fertile soil to golfers, swimmers, tennis players and banquet attendees was any reason to kill the project."Whether the Hayfields Farm should remain a farm is irrelevant," Mr. Schmidt said in a 34-page opinion granting a special exception for the golf course and country club.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | August 15, 1996
Hayfields Farm lies above the Cockeysville marble aquifer that test wells showed can produce sufficient water for a proposed country club and golf course, with no impact on the wells of surrounding areas, hydrogeologists said last night.Fifteen people attended a hearing at Cockeysville Middle School on the application for the water-use permit, many of them residents of the Greencroft development, who expressed concern that their wells might suffer from the vast water use expected for the golf course proposed by developer Nick Mangione.
NEWS
February 18, 1998
As the attorney for the Mangione family and Hayfields, I take exception to your editorial "Destroying local history" (Feb. 4) for two reasons.First, the editorial's focus is on the demolition of historic properties. To include Hayfields in this category is a careless error.The historic buildings and the stone wall are being adaptively reused. A great deal of attention has been given, and continues to be given, to making this an award-winning project. The historic buildings and even the nonhistoric structures are being restored to their former grandeur as the centerpiece of the country club campus.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Sun Staff Writer | August 10, 1995
The Baltimore County Board of Appeals tentatively rejected yesterday a request for rezoning of 70 acres at historic Hayfields Farm, a change its owners sought as a key element in plans to build a golf course community there.It was unclear after the board's deliberation yesterday what effect the decision will have on the plans by Mangione Family Enterprises to build a golf country club and 50 high-priced houses on the farm -- rather than the maximum of 40 possible under existing zoning.The Mangiones have made contrary statements in the past, saying the rezoning was vital to the development but also that they would move ahead with the golf course if the increased housing density were denied.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Sun Staff Writer | March 3, 1995
Hayfields Farm, the Hunt Valley estate that has survived 15 years of efforts to develop it, is threatened once again -- this time by plans for an 18-hole golf course and 50 luxury homes.Area residents and Baltimore County planners maintain that the project can't be completed without destroying the historic farm, which is the gateway to the county's agricultural heartland.The latest battle over use of the 474-acre farm, most of which sits between Shawan and Western Run roads just west of Interstate 83, opened yesterday when the county Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend against approving a request by developer Nicholas Mangione that 69 acres be changed to a higher density.
SPORTS
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun reporter | September 14, 2006
Anticipation and awkwardness accompany the Champions Tour on its annual stop in the Baltimore area. Loren Roberts, the top player among golf's 50-and-over set, will miss the $1.7 million Constellation Energy Classic. Native Marylander Fred Funk has kept his focus on the PGA Tour, and Sunday's third and final round is up against the Ravens' home opener. Hayfields Country Club has matured as a host, just in time for the event to move on. When the Champions Tour returns to the area in October 2007, it will be at a more prestigious location and format as the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun reporter | September 19, 2005
How firm was Bob Gilder's control of the Constellation Energy Classic? The 54-year-old from Oregon wasted two-plus days' of pacesetting work with a double-bogey dip into the pond on the par-3 third hole, but steadied himself while his pursuers spun their wheels and actually made the turn with a bigger cushion than he had at the start of the final round. Gilder's unassuming visage evokes Mister Magoo, but his eyes turned steely when it counted, as he completed a wire-to-wire romp with a 5-under 67, a record-setting 54-hole total of 18-under at Hayfields Country Club and a four-stroke win, his first on the Champions Tour since April 2003.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 17, 2005
Bob Gilder wants to be distinguished for something other than his perfect attendance record on the Champions Tour this season. Tom Watson, whose status as one of golf's all-time greats was secure decades ago, is among the men stalking him in the Constellation Energy Classic. Gilder tied the course record with an 8-under-par 64 yesterday, showing the way in a first round in which 53 of the 78 players were at par or better on the welcoming greens of Hayfields Country Club. Watson birdied Nos. 16 and 18 for a 66. He hit 17 greens in regulation.
SPORTS
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 15, 2005
Is there life after 50? Dana Quigley wouldn't trade it for what came before. In the late 1980s, Quigley was a club pro in Massachusetts, battling alcoholism. He cleaned up his act off the golf course and primed himself to take advantage of a second chance on the Champions Tour, where he is no longer just the "Ironman" who shows up every week. The Constellation Energy Classic at Hayfields Country Club begins tomorrow, with Quigley enjoying a status he never envisioned in his wildest fantasy.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2004
FAMILY People are buzzing about the Honey Harvest Festival at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center. The event is in its 23rd year and includes honey treats and gifts and demonstrations ranging from blacksmithing to birds of prey. Page 34 SCENE Canton's newest venue is the Mojo Side Stage, which is owned and operated by Andy Bopp, who also runs the Mojo Room and Lounge. The club played host to the band porterdavis on a recent night. Page 30 EATS Silver Spring Mining Co. adds a third location, this one in Hunt Valley, which features signature dishes including sour beef and dumplings and fried pickle spears.
SPORTS
September 30, 2004
What: Champions Tour Constellation Energy Classic Site: Hayfields Country Club, Hunt Valley When: Tomorrow-Sunday Directions: Take Baltimore Beltway to Interstate 83 north. Take Exit 20A for Shawan Road East and follow signs to parking areas.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | March 30, 2009
Nicholas Bosley Merryman, a farmer and Hereford cattle breeder who managed the historic Hayfields property in Cockeysville, died of Alzheimer's disease March 25 at his Parkton home. He was 96. He was born at Hayfields, where his family had resided for more than 200 years. To distinguish himself from other Merryman cousins, he used the name Nicholas Bosley Merryman of John. Family members said he thought of becoming an engineer. In 1930 he enrolled at the John Hopkins University but soon left school and became a seaman aboard the freighter Anniston City on a round-the-world voyage.
NEWS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1997
The fate of the proposed Hayfields country club and housing development is in the hands of a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge who, as a councilman more than a decade ago, helped create the zoning restrictions at issue in the case.Judge James T. Smith Jr. was a member of the County Council between 1978 and 1985, a period in which it adopted a growth management strategy and a master plan curtailing development in the rural northern areas.Smith, who represented the 3rd District area where the Hayfields farm is located, left the council when he was appointed to the bench.
SPORTS
By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 3, 2003
In the four-year history of the Baltimore Cup, the one constant has been the final score. The streak continued yesterday on a beautiful fall day, as John Lowden coaxed home a curling 6-foot putt on the 18th green to break a tie and provide the Lowden-David Kaplan team with a 3-under-par 69, and a 36-hole better-ball total of 139 at Hayfields Country Club, Drew DeVan-Jim Winner jumped out of the pack to claim second in the 18-team field, a stroke back,...
SPORTS
By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | September 15, 2003
Jim Dent, who tied for second with Doug Tewell in yesterday's Constellation Energy Classic, ordered a set of Callaway clubs and finally got them late last week, simply wishing to produce some decent play during a season in which he was 68th on the money list. That modest goal yielded $120,000 and a significant increase in confidence over the weekend as the 64-year-old Champions Tour veteran stayed in the hunt most of the way before ending up at 209, two shots back of winner Larry Nelson.
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