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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,Sun Staff Writer | September 11, 1995
Westminster United Methodist Church consecrated its renovated parish house yesterday, a symbol of the church's commitment to downtown Westminster.The afternoon service of consecration included a sermon by the Rev. Bernard Keels, district superintendent of the United Methodist Church's Baltimore West District, and a rite of consecration that brought the congregation out on Main Street in front of the building.The parish house is at 162 E. Main St.The congregation discussed moving out of town to a site with more parking space, but decided "to have a Christian presence here is important," said the Rev. David A. Highfield, the pastor.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
For documentary filmmakers and Annapolis residents Patti White and Lee Anderson, establishing a film festival in their hometown wasn't a labor of love. It was a no-brainer. White and Anderson, business partners since 1990 when they founded an Annapolis-based production company now known as Filmsters, have traveled the film-festival circuit across America and always believed Maryland's capital was a natural for an industry "close-up. " "We've been to festivals in Colorado Springs - they have mountains, we have water - but the towns are not much different," White said.
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BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | July 3, 1991
The former Parish House of Christ Church soon will be reborn as a Baltimore's newest banquet hall and catering facility.Architect Stephen Glassman, who acquired the Victorian Gothic landmark at 1112 St. Paul St. two years ago and renovated it to house the firm he heads, Art and Architectural Design, said he plans to move the design office to the building's second level and use the first floor to accommodate catered events.Called The Studio at Art and Architectural Design, the 8,000- square-foot facility will provide space for parties, conferences, receptions and other meetings of up to 350 people.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | July 30, 2009
Churches, beware of thieves. A rash of break-ins and burglaries of Baltimore County churches over the past few weeks has left congregants anxious and police baffled but pastors forgiving. "Folks are very afraid," said Edward Campbell, a 65-year-old Cockeysville resident who was appalled that the church he attends, Epworth United Methodist, had been burglarized during the night of July 17. It was one of eight churches in the area and one parish house known to have been struck by thieves since the end of June.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | July 30, 2009
Churches, beware of thieves. A rash of break-ins and burglaries of Baltimore County churches over the past few weeks has left congregants anxious and police baffled but pastors forgiving. "Folks are very afraid," said Edward Campbell, a 65-year-old Cockeysville resident who was appalled that the church he attends, Epworth United Methodist, had been burglarized during the night of July 17. It was one of eight churches in the area and one parish house known to have been struck by thieves since the end of June.
FEATURES
By Lynn Williams | October 20, 1991
"It's a transformation. It's like Cinderella," says Mrs. John E. Dallam, publicity chairman for the Huntingdon Antiques Show and Sale.She refers to the parish house of St. John's Church, Huntingdon, in Waverly, which will undergo its metamorphosis this week, when a select group of antique dealers set up shop for the show.The antiques, including period furniture, Oriental rugs and silver, will be arranged in roomlike settings which show their beauty to best advantage.The show (which its participants like to claim is "Baltimore's best small antiques show")
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May 31, 2003
On May 28, 2003, JEAN M. of Columbia, beloved wife of Dennis P. McDermott; devoted mother of Michael and Mark McDermott; loving sister of Linda Wallace and Karen Shea; dear step-daughter of Daniel Fisher. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 A.M. Monday at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church Parish House (located on Rt 97 just South of Union Chapel Rd), Glenwood. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, Sykesville.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | July 15, 1992
Baltimore County's Department of Community Development set Sept. 14 as the deadline for bids from developers interested in recycling the old Cockeysville Elementary School into housing for senior citizens.A pre-proposal conference will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Office of Central Services, Suite 412 of the County Courts Building, 401 Bosley Ave. in Towson. A walk-through of the building, at York Road and Bosley Avenue, will be held the same day at 10 a.m.St. Paul's HouseEven though signs on its exterior imply that it will be sold at auction next Wednesday, the former parish house of Old St. Paul's Parish at 309 Cathedral St. will not change hands.
NEWS
February 8, 1998
Editorial erred on situation of St. Anne's parishThe Jan. 26 editorial "Should Annapolis be embalmed?" suggests twice that the St. Anne's Episcopal Church parish has threatened to relocate outside the historic district. This is not true.The editorial also states, "Church social events now must be held in the parish house two blocks away." Church events have always been held in the parish house or on the lawn of Church Circle.The piece goes on to say, "If there are graves, they could be relocated."
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | August 19, 1993
An angel has emerged for the former parish house of Old St. Paul's Church in downtown Baltimore.The fate of the 1870s-era landmark has been in doubt since last summer, when a Hagerstown bank bought it at auction. Earlier in the year, the bank had begun foreclosure proceedings against a Baltimore group that converted the building to offices in 1983.But this month, the law firm of Boyd, Benson & Hendrickson signed a lease that will give it control of the building at 309 Cathedral St. for the next 20 years.
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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Sun | January 12, 2007
Beyond heavy wrought-iron gates, a wavy brick path leads to the side steps of a gray stone, Gothic Revival parish house, once belonging to Christ Episcopal Church. Building and gardens are snuggly tucked behind the grand townhouses of Mount Vernon's Chase Street. David Egan opens the building's double doors with an invitation to cross the threshold. The scent of old wood and beeswax wafts through the entrance area, conjuring memories of services, celebrations and quiet reflection. The fragrance lingers in the recessed, arched, diamond-leaded glass windows and in the intricately carved woodwork soaring to 15-foot ceilings.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | September 10, 2006
Covered in paint and spackle, George Karalekas and Bill Roros worked feverishly to put the final touches on the new home for their church, a modest clapboard structure on a country road in northern Harford County. The men had floors to carpet, walls to paint and dozens of paintings to hang before the 40-year-old white building on Dublin Road truly would become the county's first Greek Orthodox church. "We have no choice - we have to finish," said Karalekas, a Bel Air resident. "The bishop is coming."
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May 31, 2003
On May 28, 2003, JEAN M. of Columbia, beloved wife of Dennis P. McDermott; devoted mother of Michael and Mark McDermott; loving sister of Linda Wallace and Karen Shea; dear step-daughter of Daniel Fisher. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 A.M. Monday at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church Parish House (located on Rt 97 just South of Union Chapel Rd), Glenwood. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, Sykesville.
BUSINESS
By Charles Cohen and Charles Cohen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 24, 2002
John Pilli Jr. was back at it again. He stood at the end of a dock and looked back at the three puny townhouses on Back Creek. Given that they were in Eastport, just across Spa Creek from historic Annapolis, the three houses were worth about $600,000. Pilli knew some builder could take these townhouses and transform them into a luxurious hideaway by the water - but doubted it would be him. You see, Pilli, an Annapolis-based developer since 1978, isn't your ordinary builder. Subdivisions don't really interest him. Cul-de-sacs are passe.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | February 10, 1998
Ascension Episcopal Church, one of Westminster's oldest parishes, is planning a $1.6 million expansion to accommodate its growing congregation.The church will enlarge its parish house on North Court Street in two phases, said the Rev. Ronald S. Fisher, its rector for nine years.The expansion plans won approval last week from the city's Board of Zoning Appeals. There were no opponents to the request for a variance and a special exception."Part of this story is our commitment to stay in town," said Fisher.
NEWS
February 8, 1998
Editorial erred on situation of St. Anne's parishThe Jan. 26 editorial "Should Annapolis be embalmed?" suggests twice that the St. Anne's Episcopal Church parish has threatened to relocate outside the historic district. This is not true.The editorial also states, "Church social events now must be held in the parish house two blocks away." Church events have always been held in the parish house or on the lawn of Church Circle.The piece goes on to say, "If there are graves, they could be relocated."
BUSINESS
By Charles Cohen and Charles Cohen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 24, 2002
John Pilli Jr. was back at it again. He stood at the end of a dock and looked back at the three puny townhouses on Back Creek. Given that they were in Eastport, just across Spa Creek from historic Annapolis, the three houses were worth about $600,000. Pilli knew some builder could take these townhouses and transform them into a luxurious hideaway by the water - but doubted it would be him. You see, Pilli, an Annapolis-based developer since 1978, isn't your ordinary builder. Subdivisions don't really interest him. Cul-de-sacs are passe.
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
For documentary filmmakers and Annapolis residents Patti White and Lee Anderson, establishing a film festival in their hometown wasn't a labor of love. It was a no-brainer. White and Anderson, business partners since 1990 when they founded an Annapolis-based production company now known as Filmsters, have traveled the film-festival circuit across America and always believed Maryland's capital was a natural for an industry "close-up. " "We've been to festivals in Colorado Springs - they have mountains, we have water - but the towns are not much different," White said.
NEWS
By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,Sun Staff Writer | September 11, 1995
Westminster United Methodist Church consecrated its renovated parish house yesterday, a symbol of the church's commitment to downtown Westminster.The afternoon service of consecration included a sermon by the Rev. Bernard Keels, district superintendent of the United Methodist Church's Baltimore West District, and a rite of consecration that brought the congregation out on Main Street in front of the building.The parish house is at 162 E. Main St.The congregation discussed moving out of town to a site with more parking space, but decided "to have a Christian presence here is important," said the Rev. David A. Highfield, the pastor.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | August 19, 1993
An angel has emerged for the former parish house of Old St. Paul's Church in downtown Baltimore.The fate of the 1870s-era landmark has been in doubt since last summer, when a Hagerstown bank bought it at auction. Earlier in the year, the bank had begun foreclosure proceedings against a Baltimore group that converted the building to offices in 1983.But this month, the law firm of Boyd, Benson & Hendrickson signed a lease that will give it control of the building at 309 Cathedral St. for the next 20 years.
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