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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
Date: June 6 Her story: Ashley Boarman, 27, grew up in Olney. She is a senior account executive at MGH Inc., an advertising firm based in Owings Mills. Her parents, Jeff and Alice Boarman, live in Olney. His story: Doug Jagoda, 28, was born in New Jersey and moved to Derwood in Montgomery County when he was 8. He is the assistant superintendent at Clark Construction Group in Bethesda. His mother, Elaine Adornetto, and stepfather, Tom Adornetto, live in Derwood. Their story: Ashley and Doug met through a mutual friend in 2007 when they were home for summer vacation during college.
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NEWS
July 10, 2014
Dan Rodricks , please have a seat ( "Is popular vote best way to pick a sheriff?" July 8). The general electorate is already only minimally involved, at best, in the process of filling offices, and a vote for a "down ballot" candidate, as Mr. Rodricks dismissively calls them, represents one of the few opportunities to be involved in a representative fashion in local affairs. If ignorance of candidates' qualifications was a deciding criterion, only a few would be qualified to vote for the office of president of the United States or other federal offices.
FEATURES
By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
Every Thursday evening this summer, join the Baltimore Humane Society at Hunt Valley Towne Centre for Bark Till Dark, which offers a different expert-led program every week through August. The whole family is invited, including dogs, and many retailers will offer discounts as part of the event. Learn about house training, basic commands, and polite greetings. Other sessions will help you teach your dog tricks and even show you what to do about quirky pet behaviors. Retail specials run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday, and include 10 percent off Subway when you mention Bark Till Dark and eat on the patio; free large cannoli from Vaccaro's with purchase of a pack of doggie biscotti, and 10 percent off at Pei Wei when you mention Bark Till Dark and eat on the patio.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to sell two television stations to help the company move ahead with a $1 billion planned purchase of seven ABC affiliates and a Washington-based cable news network. Selling the stations for a combined $97.4 million will allow Sinclair to comply with updated broadcast ownership rules as it aims to win regulatory approval on the purchase from Allbritton Communications by July 27. Sinclair said Monday it expects that deal to close in the third quarter.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
A company that runs health care facilities for seniors in 17 states across the country is building its new headquarters in Baltimore County. Compass Pointe Healthcare System expects to finish construction of the four-story building at the Bare Hills Business Park in May 2015. A ceremonial groundbreaking with county officials is scheduled for Wednesday. Compass Pointe is the new name of Senior Living Centers LLC, formerly based in Indianapolis, and is made up of firms acquired over the past few years, including Encore Healthcare in Columbia and Perennial Healthcare in Hunt Valley, company officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Jesse Wong's Kitchen has closed at Hunt Valley Town Centre. "Jesse Wong's Kitchen closed on May 31 after 10 successful years of doing business in Hunt Valley Towne Centre," Michelle Schiffer, a mall spokeswoman, confirmed via an email.  The 6,300 square-foot restaurant space will become the first Baltimore-area location of Bar Louie, an Addison, Texas-based bar and restaurant franchise known for its signature martinis. Schiffer said Bar Louie is expected to open in late summer-early fall.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
The Arc Baltimore said Monday that it expects to launch an employment-assistance program for people with developmental disabilities, an effort helped by a $160,000 grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. Weinberg's two-year funding to the group is a "challenge grant" that requires matching dollars. The Arc Baltimore has raised the first $80,000. The group's planned program, Career Catalyst, will be in Hunt Valley. Adults with development disabilities would receive job-readiness education and internships.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
Pier 1 Imports opened its newest Baltimore-area store today in Hunt Valley Towne Centre. Shoppers who come in through Wednesday will get free reusable bags and Pier 1 backscratchers. The Fort Worth-based retailer has 22 stores in Maryland and introduced a new store concept three years ago. "We...hope that our new location will inspire customers to discover the eclectic and fun merchandise that is unique to Pier 1 Imports," Alex W. Smith, president and CEO, said in the company's announcement.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
The Valley Inn, a landmark property on Falls Road near the city-county border, is back in business. Now operated by Ted Bauer, owner of the of the popular Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, the Valley Inn has been revealing itself, quietly, in stages. First came a clubby bar, which opened in late January with an introductory menu of sandwiches and bar snacks. In late February, a traditional, wood-paneled dining room began serving a full dinner menu. Bauer acquired the Valley Inn in 2011 from John "Bud" Hatfield Jr., whose family had operated it for nearly 90 years.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
No one needs to convince the people running Green Bay Packaging's box-making plant in Hunt Valley that energy efficiency pays off. The last time they got assistance making nips and tucks to their process, they lowered electricity use 1 percent even as production jumped 20 percent. So when officials there got word of a new regional effort to help manufacturers lower energy costs, they rushed to sign up. "Of course, I was like, 'Count me in!'" said Tyson Aschliman, the plant's general manager.
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