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February 2, 2012
Two Monkton residents thanked Cockeysville police assistant commander Lt. Bob McGraw with a basket filled with fruit, cheese and crackers and snacks on Feb. 1. They commended McGraw and Baltimore County police for their quick actions after a string of house burglaries put Monkton in the news last month.   Many North County residents knew about the burglaries from a mass e-mail sent out by McGraw. He has 359 names on his e-mail tree and can zero in a particular neighborhood to send out notices, watches or warnings.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Douglas R. Legenhausen, a jewelry designer and master craftsman who worked in iron, gold and silver, died Sept. 20 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from back surgery. He was 69. The son of Chester Legenhausen, a house painter, and June Legenhausen, a homemaker, Douglas Raymond Legenhausen was born in Queens, N.Y., and was raised in Ossining, N.Y., and Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. After graduating in 1964 from Mahopac High School in Mahopac, N.Y., he earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts in 1969 from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a master's degree in 1972 in fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 13, 2012
The Harford County Department of Public Works announced the Hess Road Bridge over the Little Gunpowder Falls in the Monkton area is closed to traffic daily through Thursday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The closures began Tuesday morning along one of the commuter routes from northwestern Harford County to points west and south in Baltimore County. The bridge closures will allow for testing of the substructure to evaluate the abutments' condition, according to a county news release.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Historically, the concept of the diner was fairly straightforward. No-frills food, quick service, huge menu, lots of coffee. In recent years, however, that definition has been expanded and tweaked, as chefs have embraced "upscale" diner food and Guy Fieri roamed the country, shining his "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" spotlight on restaurants that don't traditionally fill any of those shoes. The Weekender, a self-billed "country diner," appears to be one of this new breed of restaurant.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
An 82-year-old Monkton man faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with his wife's death at their home on Monday. After receiving a call from a concerned friend at around 3:07 p.m., Baltimore County police found Yvonne Treslar, 78, lying of the floor of a bedroom at the home in the 16500 block of Garfield Ave., suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to a news release. Her husband, Glen Henry Treslar, allegedly told police that he had shot his wife following an argument earlier in the day. Baltimore County Fire Department medical personnel declared Yvonne Treslar dead at the scene.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
Instead of visiting country manor homes that are occasionally open to the public, here is an opportunity to own an estate in northern Baltimore County. Nestled on 50 acres of bucolic pastures and agricultural land, Alistatim Farm , in the heart of My Lady's Manor — a national historic district near Monkton — presents dramatic views for every season. Long summer days can be spent by the pool, while autumn mornings call out for a bit of competing in the dressage ring. "A seven-stall barn comes complete with hay storage, fly-spraying system and tack room," noted Ashley Richardson, a Long & Foster agent who listed the property.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Sitting on a crest overlooking the Gunpowder Falls in northern Baltimore County, 1337 Blue Mount Road in Monkton is a contemporary beauty constructed of cedar. "There's both a cleared area and woods sitting on 27 acres of land," said listing agent Lynn Plack with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "In the winter, you can see the river sparkling through the trees. " Within almost 8,000 square feet of living space, the home - with an understated, contemporary barn feel perfect for its country setting - has two levels with seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and a powder room.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Historically, the concept of the diner was fairly straightforward. No-frills food, quick service, huge menu, lots of coffee. In recent years, however, that definition has been expanded and tweaked, as chefs have embraced "upscale" diner food and Guy Fieri roamed the country, shining his "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" spotlight on restaurants that don't traditionally fill any of those shoes. The Weekender, a self-billed "country diner," appears to be one of this new breed of restaurant.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
It is not often that a visitor receives a Dickensian welcome at the front gate of a historic Monkton home decorated for the holidays. Dressed to the nines in fresh greenery, this circa 1840, white-washed brick structure wears red bows and pine cones on green wreaths like haute couture. Two women arrange garlands to sweep the length and breadth of the white picket fence surrounding a small front garden. Large brass lanterns on either side of the front entrance light the steps up to the front door.
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By Kayla Bawroski, The Aegis | April 14, 2012
Incomplete, ridden by Joey Elliott, won his second My Lady's Manor timber race Saturday as the first race in the Maryland Triple Crown of steeplechase drew thousands to Monkton. Owned by Robert A. Kinsley and trained locally by Ann D. Stewart, the 11-year-old bred by Press Card, also prevailed at My Lady's Manor in 2009. He finished the three-mile course in 5:58. and held off three-time timber champion Bubble Economy, the runnerup. Bon Caddo, winner at My Lady's last year, took third.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2014
A 34-year-old Monkton man was killed in a crash in Glyndon Saturday night, police said. Police identified the man as David Wesley Blizzard, Jr. of the 500 block of Monkton Road. Blizzard was driving eastbound in the 4200 block of Worthington Ave., when his 1992 Honda Accord crossed the opposite side of the street, left the roadway and hit a tree, police said. Emergency responders were called at around 7:45 p.m., and Blizzard, the car's only occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
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September 3, 2014
I read William Smith's letter again and again ( "Who needs lazy retirees?" Aug. 19). It was an incredibly good piece of satire. For those that didn't get it, the retirees who are leaving Maryland are not the lazy welfare addicts - those people stay here. Instead, the ones who are leaving are those of us who worked long and hard our entire lives, lived within our means and paid off our mortgages instead of continually refinancing to buy yet a nicer car or a bigger TV. We are the ones who saved enough money to retire without counting on Social Security.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Kurt Bluemel, a nursery owner and plants man who was called the "Johnny Appleseed of ornamental grasses," died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Baldwin resident was 81. Mr. Bluemel, who propagated and popularized willowy, straight and flowing grasses, was also known as the Grass King. His grasses filled Oprah Winfrey's garden and he created gardens for industrialist Howard Head and other Maryland figures. He was a wholesale grower with nurseries in Baldwin, another on the Eastern Shore near Crisfield and a third in Florida near Orlando.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Louis J. "Jack" Foudos, former owner of a cleaning and dyeing concern who played a pivotal role in the founding of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Parkville, died May 21 of complications from cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 77. The son of Louis Foudos, a Greek immigrant businessman, and Caroline Smith, a homemaker, Louis John Foudos was born in Baltimore and raised in Parkville. He attended McDonogh School and graduated in 1955 from Calvert Hall College High School.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
Louis Edward "Scotty" Scott, a retired rider and thoroughbred trainer, died May 3 of heart disease at Sinai Hospital. He was 92 and lived in Pikesville. Born in Sparks, he was the son of Edward Scott, a horse trainer, and the former Cordelia Whye. He attended Sparks Elementary School. He began riding at the age of 12 and rode at Maryland race courses in the 1940s. He was an exercise rider for John Bosley Sr., who owned the Foxhall Keene Farm in Monkton in the early 1950s.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
Charlotte J. "Jean" Vieta, a former laboratory assistant who later earned a law degree, died May 5 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at her Monkton home. She was 66. The daughter of William Purdum, an electrical engineer, and Charlotte Purdum, a homemaker, Charlotte Jean Purdum was born in Baltimore and raised at her family's home on Manor Road in Baldwin. After graduating in 1965 from Dulaney High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in biology at what is now Towson University.
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August 9, 1992
James D. Hruska, a former steeplechase rider and horse trainer who lived in Monkton, died Wednesday as a result of complications following a fall from his 10-speed bicycle while visiting Lexington, Va., for a horse show.Mr. Hruska, who was 55, received a fractured neck in the fall and was found unconscious by a passing motorist. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died. Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville.Born in Baltimore, Mr. Hruska began working for Hall of Fame steeplechase rider and trainer D. Michael Smithwick at age 15. He graduated from Towson High School in 1953 and attended the Johns Hopkins University.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2002
A three-alarm fire last night heavily damaged the historic Manor Tavern, a popular northern Baltimore County restaurant and bar. Firefighters were called to the tavern, in the 15000 block of Old York Road in Monkton, shortly after 10 p.m. by a person reporting an electrical fire. It was not immediately known where in the three-story structure the fire originated. By the time firefighters arrived, the second and third floors were ablaze. "It was pretty intense," said nearby resident Sarah Scott, who watched the fire with her husband from a parking lot about 70 feet away.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Sitting on a crest overlooking the Gunpowder Falls in northern Baltimore County, 1337 Blue Mount Road in Monkton is a contemporary beauty constructed of cedar. "There's both a cleared area and woods sitting on 27 acres of land," said listing agent Lynn Plack with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "In the winter, you can see the river sparkling through the trees. " Within almost 8,000 square feet of living space, the home - with an understated, contemporary barn feel perfect for its country setting - has two levels with seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and a powder room.
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By John Scheinman | May 14, 2014
On the wall next to Coley Blind's desk in the back corner of the Pimlico racing office is a small framed black-and-white photograph of the legendary race horse Citation, the day of his walkover in the 1948 Pimlico Special. A walkover usually only takes place when the favorite is so overwhelming that nobody even bothers to enter another horse to compete, and the lone runner takes a solo victory lap around the track. That's how great Citation was. In the picture, Eddie Blind, dapper in a fedora, holds Citation's shank with his right hand while cradling his little son Coley, dressed like Spanky from "The Little Rascals," in his left.
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