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December 26, 2009
KENSINGTON - A water main break has knocked out water service to 27 homes in Kensington and flooded basements. The 8-inch main broke about 2 a.m. Friday at the top of a hill on Matthews Lane. It created a 10-foot sinkhole. Resident Ivan Fuss told WTOP radio that he had about a foot of muddy water in his basement. Kim Knox, a spokeswoman for the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission, said water was restored to the homes in the early afternoon. She said the main was about 60 years old. - Associated Press
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December 26, 2009
Police identify body found on golf course 2 Baltimore County police say the body found in a car parked on the grounds of a country club is that of Irving Hurwitz of Pikesville. Hurwitz, 78, had been reported missing by his family on Sunday. County police spokesman Cpl. Mike Hill said a passer-by found the body Thursday inside Hurwitz's 2003 Buick Century on Woodholme Country Club's golf course. Police do not suspect foul play. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
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SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield | December 4, 1999
Gil Goodrich, a 5-foot-8 shooting guard who averaged 16 points, four assists and two steals for Catholic League champion Towson Catholic, transferred earlier this week to Newport Prep School in Kensington, officials from both schools confirmed yesterday.Goodrich continued to practice with the Owls until Tuesday, the day his transfer became official.Newport Prep athletic director Stacey Lawrence confirmed yesterday that Goodrich participated in Thursday night's 95-63 victory at Wilson of Washington and departed yesterday with the team for the Keystone Roundball Classic at Lebanon (Pa.)
NEWS
December 26, 2009
KENSINGTON - A water main break has knocked out water service to 27 homes in Kensington and flooded basements. The 8-inch main broke about 2 a.m. Friday at the top of a hill on Matthews Lane. It created a 10-foot sinkhole. Resident Ivan Fuss told WTOP radio that he had about a foot of muddy water in his basement. Kim Knox, a spokeswoman for the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission, said water was restored to the homes in the early afternoon. She said the main was about 60 years old. - Associated Press
NEWS
By Sara Engram and Sara Engram,Special to the Sun | May 18, 2003
Whether you're in search of high-end antiques or kitschy collectibles, Kensington is worth a trip. Within an hour's drive of Baltimore, its two distinct antiques districts have become a haven for shops selling everything from elegant French armoires to vintage East Baltimore screen paintings. Kensington began as a railroad community, offering families a chance to escape the sweltering Washington air during the summer months. These days it's a prosperous suburb, and the development of its bustling antiques business during the past three decades has helped preserve some vestiges of its early 20th-century charm.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,sun reporter | January 10, 2007
KENSINGTON -- Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley launched a statewide tour last night at a town hall meeting in Montgomery County, appearing with his nominee for transportation secretary before a vocal crowd largely opposed to their pledge to go forward in building the proposed Inter-County Connector. At the top of the nearly two-hour meeting at Albert Einstein High School, Lt. Gov.-elect Anthony G. Brown told the audience the evening would be a "candid discussion" about issues affecting the area.
NEWS
By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | July 1, 2007
The urban oasis of Kensington rarely generates news. Even lifelong Baltimoreans might not realize that the tranquil community of 215 homes exists, hidden as it is beside Loudon Park Cemetery on the city-county line. But the 80-year-old neighborhood's treasures were on full display yesterday during a walking tour of Kensington's lush gardens. "This is Roland Park west, hon," said Walt Robinson, who has lived in Kensington for 44 years. "It's like living in Mayberry," added his wife, Edith Robinson.
NEWS
By Michael Scarcella and Michael Scarcella,SUN STAFF | December 3, 2001
KENSINGTON - Santa Claus wasn't on the official guest list. But about 50 of his impersonators showed up as this Washington suburb - whose officials did not invite the bearded guy to its festivities - held its annual holiday tree-lighting yesterday. Hundreds of people, and a few apparent grinches basking in an accompanying media frenzy, turned it all into a raucous and at times un-Christmaslike affair for the 1,700 residents of the Montgomery County town. Santa wasn't invited, thanks to a unanimous vote Oct. 29 by the four-member Town council to exclude him because some residents - two families, said Mayor Lynn Raufaste - found the symbolism offensive and the town wanted to focus more on patriotism and the uniformed "heroes" who responded to the Sept.
NEWS
By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | October 31, 1996
Since 1959, the three billboards have stood quietly -- if not unobtrusively -- near the western border of Loudon Park Cemetery. When nearby residents decided to clean up graffiti on the bases of the signs, they tried to figure out who was responsible for the eyesore on Beechfield Avenue.What residents found is startling: The billboards, which violate city zoning law, were supposed to have been removed in 1976. And, though the boards are on city property, the billboard company, Penn Advertising, has been selling ad space for two decades, without paying rent.
NEWS
August 29, 2005
Gray Johnson Poole, a journalist and author of books for youth, died Aug. 21 of natural causes at the Kensington Episcopal Home in Alhambra, Calif., where she lived. She was 98. Born Elizabeth Gray Johnson in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Poole preferred to use her middle name. She attended the Johns Hopkins University for three years before leaving school to care for her ailing father. Mrs. Poole was a writer since childhood and published her first short story when she was 11. In the 1930s and 1940s, Mrs. Poole was a reporter and society editor for The Evening Sun. In 1941, she married Lynn Poole, who served as Johns Hopkins' first director of public relations from 1946 to 1966 and developed one of television's first educational programs.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2009
A list of Maryland Chrysler dealerships slated to close, according to documents filed Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York (Addresses listed are for dealership holding companies, not physical locations of dealerships) : • ANTWERPEN CHEVROLET LTD DBA ANTWERPEN DODGE, 9420 LIBERTY RD, RANDALLSTOWN, MD 21133 • AUTO VILLAGE CADILLAC JEEP, INC DBA HERITAGE AUTO MALL OF BEL AIR, 23 WALKER AVE, BALTIMORE, MD 21208 • BEL AIR DODGE INC DBA SCHAEFER & STROHMINGER DODGE, 4212 RIDGE RD, BALTIMORE, MD 21047 • COLONIAL DODGE INC, 11411 ROCKVILLE PIKE, KENSINGTON, MD 20895-1089 • DON PHILLIPS & SON ENTERPRISES INC, 1820 ROSEMONT AVE, FREDERICK, MD 21702-8218 • FITZGERALD AUTO MALL INC DBA FITZGERALD DODGE, 11411 ROCKVILLE PIKE, KENSINGTON, MD 20895 • FROSTROM & SONS INC DBA FROSTROM & SONS INC, 1727 MARKET ST, POCOMOKE CITY, MD 21851-3000 • LAKEFOREST CHRYSLER JEEP, INC DBA LAKEFOREST CHRYSLER JEEP, INC, 11411 ROCKVILLE PIKE, KENSINGTON, MD 20895 • LAUREL DODGE INC, 10052 NORTH WASHINGTON BLVD, LAUREL, MD 20723 • MONTROSE MOTORS INC DBA MONTROSE DODGE, 19560 FREDERICK RD, GERMANTOWN, MD 20876-1304 • REED BROTHERS DODGE INC, 15955 FREDERICK ROAD, ROCKVILLE, MD 20855-2290 • SCHAEFER & STROHMINGER INC DBA SCHAEFER & STROHMINGER DODGE, 1765 JOPPA ROAD, BALTIMORE, MD 21234-3687 • SHAFFER FORD INC DBA SHAFFER JEEP, 10335 MT SAVAGE...
NEWS
By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | July 1, 2007
The urban oasis of Kensington rarely generates news. Even lifelong Baltimoreans might not realize that the tranquil community of 215 homes exists, hidden as it is beside Loudon Park Cemetery on the city-county line. But the 80-year-old neighborhood's treasures were on full display yesterday during a walking tour of Kensington's lush gardens. "This is Roland Park west, hon," said Walt Robinson, who has lived in Kensington for 44 years. "It's like living in Mayberry," added his wife, Edith Robinson.
TRAVEL
April 1, 2007
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NEWS
February 21, 2007
ISSUE: Frustrated with the noise outside her apartment complex, Annapolis Alderwoman Julie M. Stankivic is drafting a bill that would subject city cabdrivers to fines for honking their horns when they pick up passengers. Stankivic, who has filed eight complaints in five weeks against cabdrivers, said the city is being "besieged" by the disruption familiar to most city dwellers. She prefers that the drivers use their cell phones to alert fares of their arrival. But Alfred LaGasse, executive vice president of the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association, a national organization based in Kensington, said he couldn't think of "a city in any place in the whole wide world" that has attempted to ban honking, excessive or otherwise.
NEWS
January 26, 2007
Edythe J. Larsson, a homemaker and former longtime Kensington resident, died of pneumonia Sunday at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. She was 94. The former Edythe Dagmar Johnson was born in Bird Island, Minn., and moved with her family to Greeley, Colo. She attended North Park College in Chicago. During World War II, she moved to Washington and worked as a secretary for the FBI. While working in Washington, she met and married Alcott J. Larsson, a naval officer, in 1945, and settled in Kensington.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,sun reporter | January 10, 2007
KENSINGTON -- Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley launched a statewide tour last night at a town hall meeting in Montgomery County, appearing with his nominee for transportation secretary before a vocal crowd largely opposed to their pledge to go forward in building the proposed Inter-County Connector. At the top of the nearly two-hour meeting at Albert Einstein High School, Lt. Gov.-elect Anthony G. Brown told the audience the evening would be a "candid discussion" about issues affecting the area.
NEWS
February 17, 2005
On Tuesday, February 15, 2005, LOIS CATHERINE, age 81, of Catonsville, MD, beloved wife of the late Earle Shaffer; beloved mother of Alan Shaffer and his wife Robin. Catherine is also survived by her brother, Vernon Nash. Services and interment private. Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Kensington Park Retirement Community, 3620 Littledale Road, Kensington, MD 20895. Attn. George Ox. Arrangements by PUMPHREY'S COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1998
Homebuyers who have potentially lost deposit money at the troubled Summerwoods townhouse development may have a way to get part of their money back.Masonry Macks Homes Inc., one of the largest privately owned homebuilding companies in the Baltimore metropolitan region, announced that it would credit $1,000 toward the purchase of a home in its new Kensington townhouse community to those homebuyers who have been caught by the demise of Manor Builders Inc.,...
NEWS
September 4, 2005
JANE OFFEN FLEURY, 48, died August 26, 2005, succumbing to ovarian cancer. She was born on March 1, 1957 in Baltimore, MD. Jane was a graduate of the Katherine Gibbs School, Boston, MA and the University of Maryland. As a professional, she worked in Washington, DC for the National Geographic Society; on Capitol Hill in the Bristol-Meyers lobbying office; and at Sallie Mae financial services in the office of student loan marketing. In 1994, she moved with her husband Russell from Maryland to Cary, NC. Surviving are her husband of 18 years, Russell Fleury and son, Justin Fleury, of Cary; step-son Brian Fleury of Fairfield, CT; mother, Annette Bernstein Offen of Kensington, MD; brothers, D. Scott Offen of Kensington, MD and Dr. M. Louis Offen and wife, Laura of Rockville, MD; and nieces Alexis Offen, of New York City, and Suzanne Offen of Rockville, MD; uncle and aunt, Gerald and Helene Bernstein, of Baltimore, MD; and cousins, Sandy Bernstein of Spencerville, MD, and Richard Bernstein of Baltimore, MD. She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. J. Allan Offen.
NEWS
August 29, 2005
Gray Johnson Poole, a journalist and author of books for youth, died Aug. 21 of natural causes at the Kensington Episcopal Home in Alhambra, Calif., where she lived. She was 98. Born Elizabeth Gray Johnson in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Poole preferred to use her middle name. She attended the Johns Hopkins University for three years before leaving school to care for her ailing father. Mrs. Poole was a writer since childhood and published her first short story when she was 11. In the 1930s and 1940s, Mrs. Poole was a reporter and society editor for The Evening Sun. In 1941, she married Lynn Poole, who served as Johns Hopkins' first director of public relations from 1946 to 1966 and developed one of television's first educational programs.
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