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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
From the power shovel that claws chunks of rock from the earth to the powerful machine that shapes raw stone into slabs, there is nothing delicate about Joe Vinci's business. So it comes as a surprise when Vinci pauses during a tour of his Baltimore County quarry to offer a paean to the aesthetics of the granite-like boulders — called Butler stone after the excavation site — and the craftsmen and women who work with them. "Architects have always liked Butler stone because it blends so well with so many styles," Vinci said.
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BRYNA ZUMER and MATT BUTTON | September 9, 2014
The makers of "House of Cards" don't show their hand often, but Aberdeen officials were tipped off that the hit Netflix is being filmed in their city at least part of this week. The show was expected to be filmed at the Bernard J. Tobin American Legion hall next to Aberdeen City Hall late Tuesday afternoon into the evening, according to security people who were helping with the set up earlier around the hall. During a meeting at city hall Monday afternoon, Aberdeen Police Department Lt. Fred Budnick told city council members to expect the film crew in the neighborhood the following day. Budnick said part of the street would be blocked off near the legion, city hall and Festival Park, but he didn't expect traffic to be seriously affected.
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December 7, 2003
On December 3, 2003, PLEAS A. QUARRY; beloved husband of Alberta Ruth Quarry; devoted father of Robert E. Sr. of Running Springs, CA., Elizabeth of Kingsport, TN, and Amelia of Bulls Gap, TN. Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren of California, Tennessee and Nebraska. Friends may call at the family owned Leonard J. Ruck, Inc., Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road (at Echodale), on Monday 11 to 12 noon, the funeral hour. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | January 11, 2014
Former Baltimore heavyweight contender Larry Middleton died Thursday at age 71. Middleton won 23 bouts, including 14 by knockout, lost 10 and drew 10 in a career that started in 1965 and ended in 1978. Fighting out of Baltimore-based trainer Mack Lewis' gym, he won 19 straight bouts from 1966 to 1972, including a decision over eventual champion Joe Bugner in 1971. Middleton also fought other prominent heavyweights, including Ron Lyle, Jimmy Ellis, Oscar Bonavena, Duane Bobick, Ken Norton and Jerry Quarry.
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March 20, 1991
A bill co-sponsored by three Carroll delegates designed to protect residents from water and property damages that could be caused by mining is expected to be voted upon by the full House this week.It's the fourth year that the delegates have attempted to pass the protective measure. They say they expect lobbyists to battle the bill throughout the legislative process.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1996
The developer seeking to dig a quarry in Jessup testified against a quarry proposed for his own neighborhood 27 years ago, according to transcripts of a 1969 case presented to the Howard County Board of Appeals this week.Kingdon Gould argued then that a quarry near his home on Murray Hill Road in North Laurel would be unsightly and dusty, create unsafe road conditions and harm his property's value -- the same concerns raised by opponents of the quarry Gould wants to build in Jessup."It's like we were plagiarizing his words [from the earlier case]
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1995
Washington businessman Kingdon Gould filed a petition this week to dig a quarry in Jessup, but the president of a community group near the site says he's not ready to sign an agreement the developer made with the community because of concerns about the document."
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,Sun Staff Writer | June 3, 1994
After 16 months of negotiations, 40 residents approved development of a quarry in their Jessup community last night.The quarry will be developed on the Chase property, a 600-acre wooded area between Interstate 95 and U.S. 1, north of Guilford Road. The property is owned by Washington businessman Kingdon Gould.The quarry will be mined for a crystalline rock known as Baltimore gabbro that primarily is used in Maryland for road construction.Leaders of the Ridgely Run Community Association, which represents more than 600 households east of Interstate 95, west of U.S. 1, north of Guilford Road and south of Route 175, called the meeting to decide whether to give Mr. Gould the go-ahead.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | August 30, 1992
Neighbors of two quarries proposed by The Arundel Corp. said Thursday that the company and the county are pushing the project through without considering their complaints.Many of the Wakefield Valley residents were angry."Will you please take that quarry away and put it in someone else's neighborhood?" said Karl G. Koontz, a 37-year resident whose house in the 1400 block of Stone Chapel Rd. overlooks the Genstar Stone Products Co. quarry adjacent to the Arundel property."This is an ancient contention -- industry vs. residents," he said.
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February 10, 1991
A woman walking with her children near a Dundalk quarry yesterday morning found the body of a man floating face-down in a pond, Baltimore County police reported.The body was recovered from the quarry near Stansbury Park by a county rescue squad and was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore.The victim appeared to have drowned. Investigators said they had ruled out foul play.
FEATURES
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
When Jake McCarty decided to build an outdoor living space with a fireplace as a focal point, he knew that natural stone from local land was the way to go. McCarty, a Cockeysville resident, had a lot of ideas about what he wanted in his backyard, but he wasn't sure where to start. "I went to the library and read every book I could find on stonemasonry," he says. Touring the city gave him more inspiration. "I started looking at the older stonework in Roland Park - at how well the corners were cut and lines were made.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
From the power shovel that claws chunks of rock from the earth to the powerful machine that shapes raw stone into slabs, there is nothing delicate about Joe Vinci's business. So it comes as a surprise when Vinci pauses during a tour of his Baltimore County quarry to offer a paean to the aesthetics of the granite-like boulders — called Butler stone after the excavation site — and the craftsmen and women who work with them. "Architects have always liked Butler stone because it blends so well with so many styles," Vinci said.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2013
The storied Milford Mill Swim Club in Baltimore County sold at auction Thursday for $775,000 to a religious group, said Dan Billig, managing member of A. J. Billig & Co. Auctioneers. He declined to disclose the name of the buyer. Other bidders included two or three developers and another nonprofit, with bidding starting at $500,000, Billig said. The 19-acre property, which includes indoor and outdoor pools plus a spring-fed quarry lake, had been used a location for "The Buddy Deane Show" and movies by directors John Waters and Barry Levinson.
EXPLORE
By Bob Allen | August 10, 2012
When it comes to expanding its New Windsor quarry operation, Lehigh Cement Co. is looking years down the road. But it gave a preview Aug. 8 of its plan to transport millions of tons of stone between the quarry and its processing plant in Union Bridge about 4 1/2 miles away. Officials from the company provided the Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission members and New Windsor residents with a bus tour of the proposed expansion site, which will encompass about 635 acres between Route 31 and Old New Windsor Road, just southeast of New Windsor.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
Harford County's most notorious native son has been exhumed theatrically. "The Booth Project," an experimental work about Lincoln's assassin premiering this week at the Theatre Project , is the brainchild of Baltimore native Ryan Clark. So is the company performing it - Quarry Theatre Clark returned to the area about three years ago from New York City, where he held posts with a theater company and a performing arts high school. He has been teaching at Harford Community College and Towson University, and will soon join the faculty at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.
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By John Lindner, Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2010
Quarry Bagel and Cafe guarantees the best bagel within 50 miles or your money back (with receipt). After a recent lunch there, I bought a bagel to go and ate it long after I'd left the restaurant. When I go back, it won't be for my money. The restaurant is tucked in the west end of the shops at Quarry Lake at Greenspring, which is situated on the site of a former granite operation. The shops cover all the necessities — bank, nail salon, grocery store, Starbucks, Walgreens, wine shop — along with a smattering of boutique emporiums and about a half a dozen restaurants, mostly of the chain variety.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1995
A group of Jessup residents is mounting a campaign against a proposal by developer Kingdon Gould to dig a quarry in their neighborhood.TTC "We have a petition going around now," said Tim Maier, one of the organizers of the Stop the Quarry Coalition. He said that "hundreds of people" are against the project, which is scheduled to be considered by the county Board of Appeals Jan. 4.Mr. Gould has told Jessup residents that he would not pursue the project if the community did not support it. Although he won backing from the Ridgelys Run Community Association, an organization formed to represent the community on quarry issues, some residents say many in the community still oppose it.Mr.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | July 27, 1995
The 1 1/2 -year battle between state regulators and Howard County's only quarry has ended, but the owner says resulting losses may drive him to sell his business.James "Skip" Piccirilli said he is preparing to begin mining on the part of his quarry that was shut down in November 1993 by the state agency that regulates mines. Piccirilli Quarries -- which Mr. Piccirilli owns with his father, William -- borders Marriottsville Road south of Driver Road in Marriottsville.Mr. Piccirilli says the required shutdown on a steep slope that faces the road has cost his company $300,000 to $400,000.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | July 13, 2009
The discovery of a discolored and worn-thin penny rarely generates enthusiasm, unless the discoverer is digging into history and the coin provides insight into the life of another era. Brianne Reynolds, an anthropology student at the University of Maryland, College Park, found the 1891 penny while sifting through what remains of an Irish-American enclave in Baltimore County just north of Timonium. "It's greenish so it stuck out in the red clay," Reynolds said. "It's definitely in the right period.
BUSINESS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | May 10, 2009
Old houses have character. You can't buy a door like that," said Bill Ward, waving at one of two curved doors in the foyer area of his family's home. The odd shape reportedly was an accommodation to hoop skirts. Hanging semicircular doors in 1819 when the house was built would have been a bear - thick, wide and tall, each weighs several hundred pounds, Ward said. The house, built on a slab and predating its Ellicott City neighborhood, offers unusual serenity, Ward and his wife, Sandy, said.
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