February 3, 2013
Christopher Van Hollen Sr., a retired Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Sri Lanka, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Jan. 30 at the Washington Home and Hospice. The former Baltimore resident was 90. Born in Baltimore and raised in Cedarcroft, he was the grandson of George Henry Van Hollen, a seafood packer and owner of the Atlantic Packing Co. The family also developed the Cedarcroft section of North Baltimore and lent its name to Hollen Road. His father, Donald Van Hollen, was a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee who later worked at the family's seafood business.
December 27, 1990
George Shehan, president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, and Rosalie S. Abrams, director of the Maryland Office on Aging, are teaming up to present "Senior Housepitality" -- a project designed to provide home repair services to low-income senior citizens in the Baltimore metropolitan area.The official kickoff for Senior Housepitality got under way at the 71st annual banquet of HBAM on Nov. 30 at Stouffer Harborplace Hotel. At that time, HBAM members were asked to volunteer their time, talent, materials and expertise to make needed improvements on homes owned by senior citizens.
September 2, 1992
Residents of other states and the District of Columbia poured into Maryland during the 1980s, swelling the state's population by more than 101,000 through migration alone, the Maryland Office of Planning has reported.The big gainers -- especially during the boom years of the late 1980s -- were the state's wealthiest counties, Montgomery and Howard.The big losers, continuing a 1970s trend, were Baltimore City and Prince George's County. Between them, they lost more than 117,000 residents to migration.
April 2, 2001
Jim Bell named head coach of men's soccer at HCC Jim Bell has been appointed head men's soccer coach at Howard Community College. He will replace coach Armando Guiterrez. Bell, who served as assistant coach at Prince George's Community College for seven years, works for the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission in College Park. He is a program specialist. Stephen C. Smith Jr. promoted at contractors Stephen C. Smith Jr. of the Central Maryland Office of Encompass Services Corp.
November 14, 1991
Western Maryland College will induct five Maryland natives into its Sports Hall of Fame at its annual banquet and induction ceremony Saturday at 7 p.m. in the college's Decker College Center Forum.Jerry Phipps of Cockeysville, Charles White of Laytonsville, Lynn Glaeser Damiano of Ellicott City, Charles "Skip" Brown of Arnold and Ken Volk of Towson make up the Hall of Fame's Class of 1991, which brings its membership to 88.Reservations may be made by calling the Western Maryland Office of Alumni Affairs at (410)
May 9, 2013
In the Dunloggin, Beaverbrook and Font Hill neighborhoods of Howard County, residents say they've spent thousands on home generators and on food to replace the stuff that spoils when the power goes out for days. There have also been other expenses, they say: motel stays, flashlights, lanterns, gas hot plates and long, heavy-duty extension cords - the kind used to hook up to a neighbor's generator. "You see people running across the street with extension cords," said Cathy Eshmont, who lives in Dunloggin, one of several Ellicott City neighborhoods where residents say they've contended for years with frequent power failures.