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October 31, 1990
ELDERSBURG - Londontown Corp. will lease 151,200 square feet of warehouse space in the new Eldersburg Business Center near the intersection of Routes 26 and 32.Londontown, a distributor of London Fog outerwear in Eldersburg, will use the space to store its knitwear products, said James F. Haneschlager, vice president for human resources.Knitwear products currently are stored in the company's warehouse, but more room is needed for rainwear there, he said.Londontown will be leasing part of a 360,000-square-foot mixed-use warehouse, scheduled to be finished in February.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
Anne Arundel County health officials are warning people to avoid swimming at three local beaches following two straight weeks of high bacteria readings. Signs will be posted to warn people not to swim or have other direct water contact at Beverly Beach along the Chesapeake Bay near Mayo, at Londontown's Arundel Road Beach on the South River in Edgewater and at Upper Magothy Beach on the Magothy River in Severna Park. Anyone who does come in contact with the water in those areas should wash well in warm, soapy water.
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BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | April 27, 1993
Mark H. Lieberman, the business executive who led a $178 million leveraged buyout of Londontown Corp. in 1988, stepped down yesterday as chairman and chief executive of the Eldersburg garment manufacturing company.The resignation was effective immediately."He decided to take early retirement," said James Haneschlager, vice president of human resources. "He's been working since he was 12, and now he wants to do other things, maybe even go fishing."A statement released by the privately held company said that Mr. Lieberman "plans to remarry shortly, and they plan to pursue only personal interests, and expand charitable organization involvements, that responsibilities with the corporation have made impossible in the past."
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2011
A three-car accident south of Londontowne, involving a car owned by a driving school, sent three people to the hospital Saturday afternoon, police said. The crash occurred about 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of Solomon's Island Road and Stepney Street, according to a statement from the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Pamela Dittmar, a 53-year-old resident of Severna Park, rear ended a driving school car with a 16-year-old boy behind the wheel, police said. Dittmar's car then continued into the turn lane for Stepney Street and collided with a second vehicle, which was split in two during the crash, being driven by Charmaine Richardson of Harwood, according to the statement.
BUSINESS
By Kim Clark and Kim Clark,Staff Writer | November 9, 1993
Londontown Corp. said yesterday that it will shut down a Baltimore factory and might close two raincoat plants elsewhere if unionized workers do not agree to concessions and the company can't improve orders for its London Fog clothing.In one of the first major moves by the company's new chief executive, Arnold P. Cohen, Eldersburg-based Londontown said it would close its 70-worker cutting facility on Brookhill Road in Northwest Baltimore by early January.It also said it wants to negotiate new terms to its contract with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU)
NEWS
November 21, 1996
FireSykesville: Firefighters from Gamber assisted Sykesville at 1: 09 p.m. Tuesday for a fire alarm in the 1300 block of Londontown Blvd. Units were out seven minutes.Pub Date: 11/21/96
NEWS
January 16, 1995
POLICE* Eldersburg: An official of London Fog clothiers on Londontown Boulevard told state police someone stole a Compaq laptop computer from the office between Jan. 6 and Tuesday. The computer was valued at $1,500.
NEWS
November 27, 2005
Main Street Eldersburg Location: South side of Londontown Boulevard, east of Bevard Road Owner: John F. Feezer Co. Inc. Developer: Black Oak Associates Engineer: CLSI, Westminster Zoning: Restricted industrial Description: A proposed Main Street-style commercial center totaling 12.5 acres. The center would include three buildings with about 18,000 square feet of retail space and three smaller structures with about 6,000 square feet. Plans also call for two restaurants, a bank and numerous pedestrian amenities.
BUSINESS
By Kim Clark | November 16, 1991
A bankruptcy court probe into the failure of Interco Inc. has left open the possibility of further investigation into allegations that then-Interco director Mark Lieberman cost stockholders millions of dollars when he bought a company division that makes London Fog raincoats.Mr. Lieberman, who is now president of Eldersburg-based Londontown Holdings Corp., did not return several messages this week asking for comments.In the court-requested investigation, New York bankruptcy attorney Sandra E. Mayerson found evidence that many of Interco's top executives breached their fiduciary duties to protect stockholders when they borrowed billions of dollars to fight off a hostile takeover in 1988.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | May 20, 1992
ELDERSBURG -- Dressed in an azure suit and a tie that pictured old-time tennis players vying for points, Roman Janowski examined the raincoat on the warehouse rack.He turned up a cuff, ran his fingers across a lapel and perused the label. He even studied the perforated corner of the plastic bag covering the garment.Janowski, owner of a clothing manufacturing company in Poland, came to Londontown Corp. Monday morning with a group of about 15 colleagues to see how London Fog coats are made and sold.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2008
When Jo Barker, president of the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum, and the association's board were planning this season's schedule more than a year ago, they wanted to bring in something unique to celebrate Linthicum's centennial. "We arranged to have both an orchestra and chorus together present a program of great music," Barker recalled. Neither she nor PAAL's board could have realized how extraordinary the current performances of this concert would be with a bonus of two maestros - one maestro conducting before intermission, and the other after.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | July 13, 2007
An impending musical disaster causing reported "hyper-ventilating among musicians" was turned into triumph at a May 20 concert, two weeks after ailing Londontowne Symphony conductor Brenda Leach needed a fill-in. Anna Binneweg, director and conductor of the Anne Arundel Community College Orchestra, agreed to serve as cover conductor, quickly securing missing rental scores to conduct initial rehearsals. LSO president Kathy Solano said she was "impressed at how well prepared she was for her first rehearsal with us."
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 2, 2006
On June 16 the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra will travel north to Broadneck High School in Annapolis to perform a concert to end its third season of providing classical music. Most future concerts of the 40-member symphony orchestra will be held at the usual venue, at Southern High School auditorium in Harwood. However Londontowne Orchestra President Kathy Solano recently explained, "We have a goal of finding new venues where we can expose the Londontowne Symphony to more citizens in Anne Arundel County."
NEWS
November 27, 2005
Main Street Eldersburg Location: South side of Londontown Boulevard, east of Bevard Road Owner: John F. Feezer Co. Inc. Developer: Black Oak Associates Engineer: CLSI, Westminster Zoning: Restricted industrial Description: A proposed Main Street-style commercial center totaling 12.5 acres. The center would include three buildings with about 18,000 square feet of retail space and three smaller structures with about 6,000 square feet. Plans also call for two restaurants, a bank and numerous pedestrian amenities.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 16, 2004
Anne Arundel County's fine arts performance season has begun, not with a trickle but with a deluge. The Londontowne Symphony began its second season at Southern High School on Friday with a program of works by Faure, Haydn, Vaughan Williams and Mozart. Richard Scerbo, a Southern alumnus and recent graduate of the University of Maryland's conducting program, provided workmanlike leadership from the podium with marvelous music that placed Londontowne's strengths squarely in the spotlight.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 2, 2004
The runaway surprise of the 2003-04 concert season was the Londontowne Symphony, which quickly became Anne Arundel County's version of "the little orchestra that could." Founded on a shoestring budget by Severna Park violinist and county instrumental music teacher Kathy Solano, the 40-member ensemble made up of teachers, college professors, retired Naval Academy bandsmen, community instrumentalists, students and a few strategically placed professional players mounted a three-concert season at Southern High School with a trio of volunteer conductors and wound up providing more than its share of enjoyable music.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 10, 2004
The most auspicious musical debut of the 2003-2004 Anne Arundel concert season was undoubtedly that of the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra. Founded by Kathy Solano, a violinist with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and a county music teacher, the chamber orchestra -- consisting of area professionals, semiprofessionals, music teachers and a few students -- has delivered two lovely full-length concerts and is poised to offer a third. At 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, the fledgling orchestra will conclude its inaugural season at Southern High School in Harwood with a handsome program to be conducted by Ernest Liotti of Baltimore's Loyola College.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 22, 2004
One of the surprises of last year was the level of artistry achieved by the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra, a new ensemble made up of music teachers, community players, advanced students and a smattering of professionals at the group's inaugural concert in September. The orchestra was founded by its concertmistress - Kathy Solano, an elementary-school music teacher in Anne Arundel County and a longtime violinist with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra - and gave concertgoers Saint-Saens and Schubert in a manner that announced the worthiness of their endeavor right off the bat. On Friday the orchestra took the Southern High School auditorium stage again, this time in a program of Rossini, Bruch and Dvorak.
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