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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
The original Chesapeake Restaurant was a Baltimore dining institution for more than 50 years until it closed in the late 1980s. After a 24-year dormancy, the doors at 1701 North Charles St. opened in June 2013, with a new restaurant, named The Chesapeake, which was operated by the property's developer, Ernst Valery, and his partners. Valery closed The Chesapeake in May and turned the restaurant space over to the Karzai family, the restaurateurs behind The Helmand (which is named, partly, after the family's oldest son, Helmand Karzai)
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
I like Pen & Quill, the new restaurant on the corner of Charles and Lanvale streets in Station North. It's pretty and comfortable, and the food, from executive chef Bella Kline, is tasty, rib-sticking and satisfying. I sure like it a heckuva lot better than The Chesapeake, which was the name of the previous restaurant that occupied this space. The Chesapeake, which lasted for less than a year, should not be confused with another similarly named establishment, Chesapeake Restaurant, a dining institution that flourished on this corner in the middle of the last century.
NEWS
By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | January 6, 1993
Some people haven't the patience to thread a needle, le alone spend hours wrapping thin strips of paper around one.But 71-year-old Kathryn "Iris" Kortisses has been doing it for years, and says she finds the art of quilling "quite thrilling.""And does time fly by when you are doing it," said Mrs. Kortisses, a member of the Matinees Homemakers' Club. "You sit down to work, and the next thing you know a couple of hours have flown by."Quilling was used by 17th-century nuns to decorate their Bibles.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2002
Allen J. Quille, the self-made parking lot magnate who raised millions of dollars for political campaigns and educational causes, died yesterday of pneumonia at Sinai Hospital. He was 82 and lived in the Bare Hills section of Baltimore County. Although he left school at 16, Mr. Quille became ruler of an asphalt empire from Fells Point to Pikesville as president of Quille's Parking Co. and became one of the city's leading African-American businessmen. As a fund-raiser and donor, he directed his skills -- and his wealth -- to Democratic politics at the city, state and national levels, and his political ties brought invitations to dinners at the White House during the Carter and Clinton administrations.
FEATURES
By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN STAFF | May 29, 1999
It was judgment day at the University of Virginia. Michele Cooley, preparing to defend her dissertation before a panel of professors, glanced at the bust of Thomas Jefferson in the school's historic Rotunda. From his image, she drew strength -- for reasons someone looking at her might never have imagined.As a successful African-American earning her third degree at U.Va., Cooley had made a natural choice for her Ph.D. thesis: She had probed the factors responsible for black students' success.
NEWS
October 5, 1992
The Westminster High School Owl Yearbook has received a first-place rating from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for its 1992 yearbook.The 1991-1992 Owl Newspaper staff earned an international first-place award from Quill and Scroll, the international honor society for high-school journalists.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
The Karzai family has a name for the restaurant they're developing at The Chesapeake, the gateway property at 1700 North Charles Street. The restaurant will be called Pen & Quill, according to owner Helmand Karzai. Pen and Quill, Karzai said, was the name of the cocktail lounge within the old Chesapeake Restaurant, which flourished on the corner of Charles and Lanvale streets during the 1950s and the 1960s.  The forthcoming restaurant also has its executive chef, Karzai said.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2011
Earlier this month, a spirited crowd of Baltimore County officials and others gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue in Towson to participate with owners Rick Bielski and Eric and Melanie Wagner in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Charles Village Pub, which will replace the original popular watering hole that burned in January. Its rebirth is good news for its clientele, made up of the college-age crowd, businessmen and other hangers-on in search of some refreshment at the end of the working day. The Towson bar scene was pretty stable for years with reliable places like Souris, rumored to have been the first establishment in Baltimore County to receive a liquor license after the repeal of Prohibition.
FEATURES
By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1996
Almost from the start, Tim Quill was drawn to the dying, to the final days of life that can be so rich with meaning and so dark with suffering. Almost from the start, as a young medical student, he embraced the patients other doctors tried to avoid.For Quill, death wasn't a defeat or repudiation of his skills as a doctor. Like birth, death was a journey. And over the course of two decades in medicine, Quill has come to see himself as a midwife to the process."The promise we make to our dying patients should have three parts," he says.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
Greg Cantori has been stopped by police five times in recent months. The officers have all asked him the same question: What the heck are you riding? Each morning, Cantori steps into a vehicle resembling a yellow submarine and pedals the 24 miles from his Pasadena home to his Hampden office. Called a velomobile, it's one part tricycle, one part Wienermobile and entirely pedal-powered. It's also incredibly fast because of an aerodynamic shape - one officer who pulled over Cantori at the base of a hill clocked him at 50 miles per hour.
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