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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff writer | March 11, 1992
The boys restroom is out of order. A piece of pink construction paper announces that the girls restroom is now "Unisex."The school clock, hanging in the corridor, is a shell of its former self -- only the circular metal frame and a few wires remain.The cracked floor tiles, stained ceilings and damaged walls beliethe proud history of the former Queenstown Elementary School, now listed as a historic site.Residents are trying to renovate the building, but they've hit a snag. They can't get additional renovation money from the county unless they have tenants to occupy some of the space.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2013
Frank Simms Dudley Jr., an Eastern Shore real estate broker and property appraiser, died of complications after surgery March 3 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The former Baltimore resident was 93. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Frank S. Dudley, a banker, and Edith Shriner, a homemaker. He lived on Roland Avenue and attended Roland Park Country School before graduating from Gilman School in 1939. His studies at the University of Virginia were interrupted by his service in the Navy during World War II. A lieutenant, he commanded a sub chaser and initially patrolled anti-submarine nets off the New York Harbor and later off San Diego and San Francisco.
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July 19, 2002
Tony Harned, owner of Bob's Mini-Mart and Deli in Queenstown, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Memorial Hospital in Easton. He was 51. The Denton resident was born and reared in Laurel, where he graduated from Arundel High School in 1969. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1973. Mr. Harned began working for Acme Markets when he was 16 years old, joining the Arbutus store full time after graduating from UMCP. In 1982, he was promoted to manager of the company's Denton store, a position he held until 1990, when he purchased Bob's Mini-Mart and Deli in Queenstown.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
Timothy B. Ruff, who was owner and president of Ruff Roofers Inc., which was known for its exacting craftsmanship, died Friday of undetermined causes at his Queenstown home. The former Catonsville resident was 53. "We are waiting for the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death," said a son, Robert C. Ruff of Federal Hill. Timothy Bruce Ruff was born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, where he graduated from Catonsville High School. He also attended Villa Julie College.
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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff writer | February 23, 1992
The first thing an outsider notices about Queenstown is its diversity.Sprawling brick ranchers coexist with run-down, wood-frame cottages. An elegant Colonial looks out onto an aging bungalow. Meticulously manicured lawns stand next to overgrown lots filled with junked cars and other discards.In Queenstown, a tiny community in Severn that measures 1.9 milesfrom end to end, one can find houses of every imaginable style, sizeand building material, built on lots ranging from a fraction of an acre to more than 10 acres.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1996
QUEENSTOWN -- A proposal to double the size of Chesapeake Village Outlet Center, spreading it to both sides of U.S. 50 at Queenstown, has raised troubling questions about traffic on the main route to Ocean City, and the wisdom of further commercial development in a congested and heavily traveled area. The outlet center expansion has become a lightning-rod issue, provoking a wider discussion of future land use and how to keep the area from sprawling into a strip-mall eyesore.Opponents of the plan, which has not been formally presented to the town commission, say they are concerned about increased traffic at an already treacherous stretch of highway, the wisdom of commercial development at the headwaters of the Wye River and whether such development will ultimately benefit Queenstown and the surrounding area.
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October 1, 1995
A 20-year-old Harford County man was killed and his 18-year-old sister was seriously injured Friday night in a head-on collision on U.S. 50 near Queenstown in Queen Anne's County.Police said William H. Hubbard, Jr., 20, of Gilmer Court in Belcamp died in the 10:20 p.m., three-vehicle accident near Route 404.State police said a Ford pickup truck driven by James Whitefield, 50, of Odenton in Anne Arundel County was traveling west on U.S. 50 when it rear-ended an Isuzu truck driven by Marc Edmond of Ocean City.
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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff Writer | July 22, 1992
For 82-year-old Mamie Parker, the old, wood-frame farmhouse held nearly a century's worth of memories. But a raging fire destroyed it all in less than an hour.All that's left now is a charred shell of the eight-room house in Queenstown. Its contents -- furniture, clothing, dishes, appliances -- have been reduced to a black, mangled heap scattered across the first floor. The second floor is gone."It's awful," said Mrs. Parker, sitting on a bench outside, surveying the damage of last month's fire.
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By Will Englund and Will Englund,SUN STAFF | December 31, 1995
QUEENSTOWN -- The Mideast peace talks here are the biggest thing to hit town since the day back in 1918 when townsfolk celebrated the end of World War I by loading an effigy of Kaiser Wilhelm aboard a horse-drawn hearse for a parade through the village -- and the horses bolted.They galloped the length of Main Street, upsetting decorations, ruining the parade and delighting every small boy there, among them Harry C. Rhodes, who was 4 at the time and today is the living expert on Queenstown's history.
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By Alec Matthew Klein and Alec Matthew Klein,Sun Staff Writer | March 26, 1995
QUEENSTOWN -- Five years ago, Robert W. Kearns walked away from $30 million offered by Ford. Last week, he simply shrugged when he won $21 million from Chrysler.What Mr. Kearns wishes he had is the time he's lost.For 32 years, Mr. Kearns has relentlessly pursued automakers worldwide to get proper credit for inventing the intermittent windshield wiper. In the process, he saw his marriage collapse, suffered a nervous breakdown and consumed every waking moment steeped in lawsuits.Some -- even his daughter -- have questioned his sanity.
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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2009
Eight years ago, Jim and Barbara Hutson moved from Chesapeake, Va., back home to Maryland to be closer to family. "We couldn't afford the house we sold in Arnold [Maryland] in 1999," Jim Hutson said. "So we marched east until we found Queenstown." And there, just over the Kent Narrows Bridge in Queen Anne's County, they found the development of Wye Knot Farm. A Colonial-style house struck their fancy in October 2001. With finishing touches still incomplete, the Hutsons were able to choose kitchen cabinets and to request a cubby over the fireplace for a flat-screen TV. The couple paid $271,900 for the four-bedroom, 2 1/2 -bath, two-story home and moved in December of that year.
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By Marie Gullard and Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2009
E ight years ago, Jim and Barbara Hutson moved from Chesapeake, Va., back home to Maryland to be closer to family. "We couldn't afford the house we sold in Arnold [Maryland] in 1999," Jim Hutson said. "So we marched east until we found Queenstown." And there, just over the Kent Narrows Bridge in Queen Anne's County, they found the development of Wye Knot Farm. A Colonial-style house struck their fancy in October 2001. With finishing touches still incomplete, the Hutsons were able to choose kitchen cabinets and to request a cubby over the fireplace for a flat-screen TV. The couple paid $271,900 for the four-bedroom, 2 1/2 -bath, two-story home and moved in December of that year.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | December 7, 2008
If you still have Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge, you know that the end of a good thing has its ugly side. Not so with the striped bass season, which seems to just keep on giving even as it approaches the Dec. 31 closing date. On Nov. 28, Luke Kushner caught a 52.5-pound, 45.5-inch striped bass in the Severn River off Bay Ridge in Annapolis. Five days later, while fishing at the Bay Bridge, Bill White upped the ante with a 57-pound, 53-inch striper - the size of the average third-grade boy. For White, a Queenstown resident, the catch was a form of redemption after losing a monster fish several years ago when a swivel failed as he reeled his catch to the side of the boat.
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to The Sun | June 25, 2008
Casey Amos Groundskeeper Queenstown Harbor, Queenstown Salary: $10.50 an hour Age: 24 Years on the job : Two How she got started : After working in office and customer-service-related jobs, Amos wanted to work outdoors. She decided to try her hand at landscaping and was hired to maintain the flower beds at the 735-acre Queenstown Harbor golf course. "I just kind of gave it a shot. The job evolved from there." Typical day : For the first three or four hours each morning, starting at 6 a.m., she is one of about 20 groundskeepers who mow the greens and fairways.
NEWS
May 18, 2008
On May 14, 2008, KEITH CORNELL GAMBRILL. On Monday, Mr. Gambrill will lie in state at. Metropolitan U.M.C., 548 Queenstown Road. (Severn, MD) from 4:00-8:00PM. On Tuesday, the family will receive friends at Metropolitan U.M.C., from 10:00-11:00AM with services to follow. Inquiries to (410)655-0015
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December 27, 2007
On December 24, 2007, WAYNE A . OLIVER of Queenstown Road. On Friday, friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. at HARI P. CLOSE FUNERAL SERVICE, 5126 Belair Road. 410-327-3100.
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | May 17, 2004
The small wooden building that once housed Queenstown Elementary School contains a paradox. Built in the era of racial segregation, it was a place where black children received a second-rate education. Its teachers were paid less than white teachers, and its pupils learned from worn books discarded by white children. But former pupils have surprisingly fond memories of the northern Anne Arundel County school, which they say was a place of warmth and caring - and a focal point for the black community.
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September 27, 1990
Charles T. Metzdorf, an Eastern Shore waterman and decoy carver, died Monday of kidney failure at his home in Queenstown, the same house on Queenstown Creek in which he was born. A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Metzdorf, who was 87, was offered yesterday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Queenstown.Known as Toodles for many years, he first carved working decoys and later did decorative waterfowl carvings.His survivors include three nephews. The family suggested memorial contributions to the Adult Day Care Center in Grasonville.
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December 19, 2006
William John Giacofci, a Queen Anne's County lawyer and artist, died of a heart attack Thursday at his Centreville home. He was 64. Mr. Giacofci was born in Washington and raised in Silver Spring. He was a 1960 graduate of Gonzaga High School and earned a bachelor's degree in foreign languages from Boston College in 1963. After earning his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1966, he served in the Peace Corps for three years as a legal adviser to Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, according to his family.
BUSINESS
By ANDREA K. WALKER and ANDREA K. WALKER,SUN REPORTER | July 2, 2006
A summertime trip to the beach often includes an outlet shopping excursion, and the first stop for many travelers has historically been just across the Bay Bridge -- a halfway reprieve spot for those headed to Ocean City or Rehoboth Beach, Del., from Baltimore or Washington. But the shopping landscape on the "Upper Shore" has changed drastically in the last decade. Evolving traffic patterns and highway expansions have hurt retail on both sides of the bridge, leaving whole developments desolate.
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