December 24, 1995
Edward Cozzolino pulls no punches: "Money can buy quality education," says the principal of Baltimore County's Middlesex Elementary School.Well-spent money, that is, coupled with what he calls "the world's best teaching staff."That formula is making Middlesex work -- and making it stand out among the 94 Baltimore County schools that raised their scores this year on state achievement tests. Middlesex, in the county's eastern section, nearly tripled its score, jumping from a composite average of 18.9 to 55.8.
February 23, 1998
Four times a week, retirees Barbara and Homer Woods travel from Oliver Beach to Essex on Baltimore County's gritty east side to roll duckpins at a bowling alley that has become a community fixture during its nearly four decades.At the same alley, Jennifer Cirri, an 18-year-old with spina bifida, maneuvers her wheelchair to position herself for a strike -- fingers crossed for good luck.But dwindling business at Middlesex AMF on Eastern Boulevard means that the alley -- a recreational haven for families, the elderly, and the physically and mentally challenged -- will close this summer, after being in operation since 1959.
May 24, 2005
On May 20, 2005, HARRY H. "Bud" BOWEN, SR., age 78, died Friday, May 20, 2005 at his residence in Deltaville, VA. He was owner and operator of Delta Boat Sales and a U.S. Navy veteran. Bud was a member of the the Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad and also Donovan Lodge #75 AF & AM. Survived by his wife Doris Carneal Bowen; three children, Joyce Blake and her husband David of Topping, VA, Buddy Bowen, Jr. and his wife Susan of Virginia Beach, VA and Todd Bowen of Deltaville, VA; a brother, Albert R. Bowen, Jr. and his wife Emma of Parkton, MD; eight grandchildren, Trey Blake, Traci Wright, Jennifer Blake, Denise Bowen, Todd Bowen, Jr., Shawn Bowen, Justin Bowen, Daniel Bowen; six great-grandchildren; Chelsi Blake, Cheyenne Pullman, Sarah Blake, William West, Samantha Wright and Allison Blake.
April 3, 1998
Baltimore Medical System, which operates five health clinics in East Baltimore, has extended its operation into Baltimore County by purchasing Middlesex Health Center from Johns Hopkins Bayview Physicians. Terms were not disclosed.BMS, which began managing the center this week, said it expected to maintain current services in Middlesex -- internal medicine, pediatrics, radiology and lab services. It also plans to add services available at its other centers, such as social work and home health care.
May 10, 1992
John Homer Richards has a bad habit of making his way through doors with ordinary locks. And because of that he found himself in the Essex police station yesterday unable to explain his whereabouts.Police said they had no trouble picking him up.It was 6 a.m. and he was found wandering down a suburban street in Middlesex clad only in a diaper.John Richards, who will be 3 years old July 12, got up around dawn, bypassed his sleeping baby sitter, unlocked the front door and walked out of his house in the 800 block of Middlesex Road.
January 18, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The intelligent and brash choreography of New York-based Stephen Petronio is not for the faint of heart. You either love it or hate it, but you can't ignore it.At the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater last weekend, Mr. Petronio gave a sampling of his choreography and his strong dancers in "The King is Dead," "MiddleSex Gorge," "Full Half Wrong" and a new solo performed by Mr. Petronio, "No. 3.""MiddleSex Gorge," danced to the punk rock music of Wire, separated the fans from the idly curious.