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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | April 13, 1997
WOODSBORO -- One by one, a tall red crane plucked the heavy hand-hewn logs from where builders set them in the 1770s, and lowered them gently onto the bed of a waiting truck.Despite the discomfort of a persistent rain that arrived at midmorning yesterday, the hired crew and volunteers worked steadily. Wolf's Delight, the largest log house in Frederick County, was rapidly reduced to a mere memory in the middle of a gravel quarry.A row of white narcissus marked where the front porch once stood.
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April 8, 2013
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Baltimore National Pike, 5900 block, between 6 p.m. March 15, and 11:03 a.m. March 29. Fence and spool of fiber optic cable cut at Maryland State Highway Administration building. Bellegrove Road, unit block, between noon.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | July 16, 2000
Richard Bagley bought a log house in downtown Sykesville 24 years ago and has been working on it ever since. He calls it his ever-evolving dream home. The building, which dates to the mid-19th century, has housed his family and, at one time, his small ceramics business. He is retired now, but not from constant maintenance that costs at least $3,000 annually. Logs that are more than 150 years old need considerable care, he said. "All the time there is something that has to be done," he said.
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July 16, 2012
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455. Brambleton Road 2400 block, between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 12. Men's blue hybrid bike stolen from garage. Entry gained through side door. Chancery Road 200 block, between 7 p.m. July 10 and 6 a.m. July 11. Fuji and Trek bikes stolen from shed.
BUSINESS
By Joanne E. Morvay and Joanne E. Morvay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 8, 1996
Libby Ballenger's Winfield log house combines the airy informality of a beach house with the owner's love of rustic furnishings. The result is a home that seems to welcome the best of every season.On a recent afternoon, a gentle breeze passed through Ballenger's living room while sunlight cast a golden glow on the southern white pine logs with which the house is built. In winter, she said, the same room becomes a cozy haven from the cold outside, warmed by the cheery wood stove that sits on the large stone hearth.
FEATURES
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1996
People build log homes because they love their rustic look and cozy feel. But one couple in northern Baltimore County wanted all that and more.They wanted their home to have a handcrafted look and a sophisticated design. They wanted a contemporary structure with lots of open spaces and light that still felt warm and homey. And they wanted a setting where their rather formal traditional furniture, Oriental rugs and Chinese porcelain wouldn't look out of place."Friends who have heard us talk about having a log home are always surprised when they see it," says the woman of the house.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1996
If the thundering "vroom-vroom" of the Harley-Davidson factory leaves you yearning for more placid entertainment, York County has other attractions that should fit the bill.Antiques for one. The town of Shrewsbury just south of the city of York offers multiple dealers in the Antique Center as well as other shops. Nearby Red Lion and Loganville also have several antiques dealers.If you're interested in more contemporary fare, you may want to stop in on some of the many craftsmen who have located inYork County and opened their studios and workshops to visitors.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2000
There's not much left of the charred wood house at 437 E. Pennsylvania Ave. in Towson. The roof is caved in, the insides are drenched and the scorched wooden siding is falling apart. The two-story house, damaged by fire two years ago, is surrounded by weeds and debris. None of that matters to Adelaide Bentley, whose family has lived in the predominantly black neighborhood of East Towson for five generations. She wants to save the building, one of the few log houses left in the Towson area, because it is part of an African-American heritage that she and others believe should be preserved.
FEATURES
By Wayne Hardin | December 26, 1993
A Sunday Snapshot in the People section showed Doug Chappel of Frederick hoisting a piece of plywood during a construction job for log cabin restorer William "Rocky" Stump. Mr. Stump was not pictured.Mr. Stump is pictured above.The Sun regrets the error.Sticks and stones are name of the game for Rocky StumpOn top of a wooded hill in rural Washington County, Rocky Stump wrestles a log into place on the ground with an antique cant hook. When he lays a broad ax to it, the chips fly.Given his activity, his beard and longish hair, Mr. Stump, of Boiling Springs, Pa., could be a character in a historical re-enactment.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Sun Staff Writer | April 29, 1995
WOODSBORO -- Doug Claytor and Judy Candela expect to pay off their mortgage next month -- and then step up plans to tear down their house.The Frederick County couple have no choice if they want to save their historic, 18th-century log house, known as Wolf's Delight. They have to move it or lose it."Once we get it moved, it won't matter how long it takes to rebuild. I'm devoting the rest of my life to it. It's my job. My avocation is now my vocation," said Mr. Claytor, 39, a professional house restorer who took on the daunting project as a labor of love.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2010
Flames consumed most of a log and wood house in Western Howard County Friday night, fire officials said, but no one was injured in the blaze. Fire officials said part of the former farm home may date to the 18th century. Firefighters arriving at the two-story house in the 2700 block of Route 97 at about 10 p.m. Friday found flames coming through the roof, Lisbon Volunteer Fire Chief Carey McIntosh said. "Part of the shell of the log structure is still there," McIntosh said, but much of the home was destroyed.
BUSINESS
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 26, 2000
Allan Craig's affection for log homes goes way back to when he was a child gazing at the ceiling of a log cabin his parents partly owned in Canada. "I would look up at those beams, and I'd look up at the grain in the wood and I found it fascinating," Craig said. Later in life, when he and his wife, Carol, purchased a farm in Virginia as a vacation property, a log home is what he wanted to build. And as construction on their traditional log home - with a contemporary flair - in the Annapolis area finishes up, their love affair with log homes will have come full circle.
NEWS
By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,SUN STAFF | November 20, 2000
The sagging, scorched house on East Pennsylvania Avenue in Towson has survived for more than 100 years. So what's a few more weeks? Since last summer, the boarded-up house has been slated to go before the county Board of Appeals. Its owner, Josef L. Gehring, was given permission to raze the property after a 1998 fire. Community groups objected, noting that the house - or at least part of it - has significant historical value. The so-called Jacob House at 437 E. Pennsylvania Ave., is one of the few log houses left in this predominantly black neighborhood in East Towson.
BUSINESS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | July 16, 2000
Richard Bagley bought a log house in downtown Sykesville 24 years ago and has been working on it ever since. He calls it his ever-evolving dream home. The building, which dates to the mid-19th century, has housed his family and, at one time, his small ceramics business. He is retired now, but not from constant maintenance that costs at least $3,000 annually. Logs that are more than 150 years old need considerable care, he said. "All the time there is something that has to be done," he said.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2000
There's not much left of the charred wood house at 437 E. Pennsylvania Ave. in Towson. The roof is caved in, the insides are drenched and the scorched wooden siding is falling apart. The two-story house, damaged by fire two years ago, is surrounded by weeds and debris. None of that matters to Adelaide Bentley, whose family has lived in the predominantly black neighborhood of East Towson for five generations. She wants to save the building, one of the few log houses left in the Towson area, because it is part of an African-American heritage that she and others believe should be preserved.
NEWS
By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | April 13, 1997
WOODSBORO -- One by one, a tall red crane plucked the heavy hand-hewn logs from where builders set them in the 1770s, and lowered them gently onto the bed of a waiting truck.Despite the discomfort of a persistent rain that arrived at midmorning yesterday, the hired crew and volunteers worked steadily. Wolf's Delight, the largest log house in Frederick County, was rapidly reduced to a mere memory in the middle of a gravel quarry.A row of white narcissus marked where the front porch once stood.
BUSINESS
By Bonita Dvorak Formwalt and Bonita Dvorak Formwalt,Contributing Writer | July 10, 1994
A heart, carved from stone, is set in the chimney. A floral arrangement in the shape of a heart brightens the porch. In the living room, a sign encourages, "Love One Another."Welcome to "Heartwood."Built on 3 wooded acres in Millersville, this house represents a second chance for Marvin and Lillian Ingram. Each widowed after more than 30 years of marriage, they wanted a home that would provide a fresh start after their 1990 nuptials.After months of discussion, the couple literally drove past the answer on a trip to West Virginia.
NEWS
March 15, 1994
A vacant old log house in Westminster was extensively damaged in a two-alarm blaze that erupted about 9 p.m. Friday, fire officials reported.The cause of the fire is under investigation by the state fire marshal, said Pleasant Valley Fire Chief Bill Wantz.One firefighter suffered burns of the ears battling the blaze that was brought under control in about 45 minutes but required about 3 1/2 hours to completely extinguish, the chief said.The firefighter, who was not identified, was treated at the scene and did not require hospital treatment.
BUSINESS
By Joanne E. Morvay and Joanne E. Morvay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 8, 1996
Libby Ballenger's Winfield log house combines the airy informality of a beach house with the owner's love of rustic furnishings. The result is a home that seems to welcome the best of every season.On a recent afternoon, a gentle breeze passed through Ballenger's living room while sunlight cast a golden glow on the southern white pine logs with which the house is built. In winter, she said, the same room becomes a cozy haven from the cold outside, warmed by the cheery wood stove that sits on the large stone hearth.
FEATURES
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1996
If the thundering "vroom-vroom" of the Harley-Davidson factory leaves you yearning for more placid entertainment, York County has other attractions that should fit the bill.Antiques for one. The town of Shrewsbury just south of the city of York offers multiple dealers in the Antique Center as well as other shops. Nearby Red Lion and Loganville also have several antiques dealers.If you're interested in more contemporary fare, you may want to stop in on some of the many craftsmen who have located inYork County and opened their studios and workshops to visitors.
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