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.
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.
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.
April 5, 2009
Tina Pierce knew for a long time that one day she and her husband would downsize, sell their Mount Washington home and purchase a condo. The two had always envisioned themselves amid the bustle of downtown. When her husband passed away two years ago, the move for Tina became more pressing. Rather than settling downtown, however, she chose instead to buy a condominium in the Highlands, Quarry Lake at Greenspring, which - in addition to being near the same wooded area of Northwest Baltimore that she was used to - was closer to her mother-in-law.
February 16, 2009
Police identify victim in fatal Towson shooting A man found fatally shot in the head in his Towson apartment Saturday had recently undergone surgery and was discovered after an acquaintance came to check on him, Baltimore County police said. The victim was identified yesterday as Daniel Ho Colverston, 24. Police said he was killed Friday or Saturday in his residence in the 7000 block of Lachlan Circle, in the Fairways at Towson complex. Investigators said they knew of no motive and had no suspect in the case.
August 9, 2008
Any kid can splash-dive into a swimming hole. Gunther Byrd of Lutherville chose to go the way of a trapeze artist. From a high platform at the Milford Mill Park and Swim Club in Windsor Mill, the 11-year-old gripped a suspended rope called the Tarzan Swing and soared over the water-filled quarry. Then he let go of the rope, and, while suspended about 13 feet in the air, did a twisting, backward somersault before plunging into the sun-glistened depths. Coooooool. Byrd and scores of other youngsters have taken to some of the areas most popular swimming holes this summer, abandoning Nintendo consoles and Nickelodeon cartoons for countless hours of wet-and-wild outdoor fun. "I love this place," said Taj Ingram, 12, from Columbia.