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By Rus VanWestervelt, rusvw13@gmail.com | May 14, 2014
Riderwood Elementary School is welcoming spring with an explosion of Earth-centered art and environmental accolades. A full year of lessons and projects about the earth and environmentalism culminated in the school's 6th annual art show on April 29. Art Goes Green, the brainchild of art teacher Candice Kirschnick , transformed the school's halls into colorful visual displays representing the four seasons and starring students' two- and...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Berean E. "Bill" Talbert, who founded a Baltimore County landscaping company and fought in Europe during World War II, died Tuesday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 93. The son of Richard H. Talbert, a textile mill worker, and Stella M. Talbert, a homemaker, Berean Earl Talbert was born and raised in Leaksville, N.C., which is now Eden, N.C. He was a 1937 graduate of Leaksville High School. During World War II, Mr. Talbert served with Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army in Europe, where he was a fire control director with a Howitzer artillery unit.
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By The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2011
An early-morning three-alarm fire that heavily damaged Holland Manor, a Riderwood assisted-living facility, early Saturday morning resulted in more than a dozen staff and residents being evacuated from the building. Twelve residents and staffers were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to WJZ-TV. The historic home in the 800 block of Landrake Road had been known as Bush Manor for years. During the 1920s, it had been part of the estate of Baltimore-born silent movie star Francis X. Bushman, who starred in the 1926 classic "Ben Hur. " The fire is under investigation.
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By Rus VanWestervelt, rusvw13@gmail.com | May 14, 2014
Riderwood Elementary School is welcoming spring with an explosion of Earth-centered art and environmental accolades. A full year of lessons and projects about the earth and environmentalism culminated in the school's 6th annual art show on April 29. Art Goes Green, the brainchild of art teacher Candice Kirschnick , transformed the school's halls into colorful visual displays representing the four seasons and starring students' two- and...
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Sun Staff Writer | June 3, 1994
Only a modest banner over the front doors of Riderwood Elementary School gives a clue that the school is the first in Baltimore County to win a prestigious national award.The red and white banner that reads "Riderwood 1994 Blue Ribbon School" means it is one of only 220 public and 56 private schools across the country to be selected a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. It is the first county school to be chosen in the 12 years of the award.Blue Ribbon Schools are chosen for leadership, an encouraging climate for students and teachers, a stimulating curriculum, a safe and drug-free environment, strong parental and community involvement, and student achievement.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2012
Sally B. Willse, former treasurer of a Riderwood interior decorating firm and a volunteer, died Dec. 24 of complications from dementia at the Symphony Manor assisted-living facility in Roland Park. The longtime Ruxton resident was 89. The daughter of the founder and president of Barton Gillet Co. and a homemaker, Sally Barton was born in Baltimore and raised in Ruxton. She attended Bryn Mawr School and Ashley Hall in Charleston, S.C., and in 1940 graduated from Stuart Hall School in Staunton, Va. She was married in 1943 to R. Gerard Willse Jr. and settled in Ruxton, where she raised her four children.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,arin.gencer@baltsun.com | September 27, 2009
Things are missing from the library at Riderwood Elementary. Things like a tornado in a container and a clock with backward numbers. Things like marble mazes, windup toys and a weird eyeball that seems to elude description. But for parents, students and teachers at the Towson school, the most important thing missing is their witty media specialist and unofficial in-house musician, Bob Hallett. Hallett, who has worked in the county for more than three decades and at Riderwood for much of that time, was recently diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, and has been at the University of Maryland Medical Center since July, for surgery and treatment.
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By Brendan Kearney and Brendan Kearney,SUN STAFF | July 23, 2002
The former Riderwood station sits just north of Joppa Road, obscured from view by trees and houses that have grown up around it over the years, concealing a structure with more than a century of rich railroad and community history. However, with the sale of the property in May, the first change in ownership in 40 years, and the decision last month by the Baltimore County Council to name the building a historic landmark, the station is back in the spotlight. Other railroad stations in the county have been razed, such as the Ruxton station in 1961.
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March 24, 1997
THORNTON ROAD IN Riderwood is a suburban juxtaposition: It's home to split-level heaven, while also a strategic -- yet dangerous -- commuter shortcut between Joppa and Seminary roads.The extra-wide, two-lane road, designed and built in the late 1940s, is traveled by close to 900 vehicles at peak rush hours, many of which race along the street at speeds close to 50 mph. A horrific fatal accident last year led neighbors to declare, "Enough."And some of those neighbors have connections in high places.
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June 24, 2009
Arline Theofiles Memorial Talk Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 2 P.M. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1518 Riderwood Lutherville Drive, Lutherville, MD 21093
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
Jane W. Dickinson, a retired executive secretary and community activist, died Feb. 13 of complications from a stroke at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 94. "Jane was outgoing and friendly and was involved in everything in a very conservative and quiet way," said Dottie Stieff, a longtime friend and Blakehurst neighbor. "She was extraordinary and was a combination of a refined and cultured lady and everything that is fine in a woman," said Rebecca L. Ward, a former Riderwood neighbor who is a Baltimore psychotherapist.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | January 7, 2014
The committee charged with drawing boundaries for the new elementary school in Mays Chapel as well as adjusting boundaries to relieve overcrowding in the York Road corridor decided Monday night on a final recommendation to present to Baltimore County Public School officials. "I think it went really well," Committee Chairman Michael Quinn, a Pot Spring Elementary parent, said after the meeting held at Cockeysville Middle. "The evolution from where we started 12 weeks ago was very positive.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2013
Mary LeG. Fisher, a homemaker and volunteer, died Aug. 18 of pneumonia at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 96. The daughter of an attorney and the manager of the Baltimore Country Club, Mary LeGrand Slingluff was born in Baltimore and raised in Riderwood. She attended Bryn Mawr School and made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon in 1935. In 1942, she married William Alexander Fisher Jr., an attorney who died in 1985. During World War II, she was a nurses' aide at St. Lukes Hospital in San Francisco and at St. Lukes Hospital in Seattle.
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April 15, 2013
Spring is a time when all gardeners finally get to get their hands back into the dirt. It was no exception for a band of volunteers, including students, parents and teachers who dug, mulched and prepared plots at Riderwood Elementary School on Sunday, April 14. The two new garden spaces, a native garden named Kinder Garden and a Monarch Butterfly Waystation, are part of the Towson school's efforts to become a Green School, with the assistance of...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2013
Vernon B. Morris Jr., a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. engineer, died Monday of renal failure at the Genesis HealthCare Cromwell Center. He was 88. Vernon Byron Morris Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Lanvale Street. He was a 1941 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and served in Baltimore with the Coast Guard Auxiliary during World War II. Mr. Morris earned an engineering degree from the Johns Hopkins University in the early 1950s and subsequently worked for Bendix Corp.
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December 11, 2012
Riderwood Elementary School is one of 10 Baltimore County Public School slated to receive $1,000 in a grant from Patient First, a health care company that operates centers around the county. Through the donation, 10 BCPS elementary schools located near Patient First facilities will each receive $1,000. The company has announced that an additional contribution will be made in the spring when it opens a new facility in Towson. Currently, Patient First operates a facility in Lutherville, and Riderwood Elementary School will use the donation to purchase books for the school's library, according to school officials.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | June 28, 1996
The star of "East of Eden" is causing a stir west of Towson.Ever since promotion of the new James Dean stamp started at the Riderwood post office last week, patrons have been asking for the life-size poster of the '50s teen idol that stands in the post office lobby."
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By Steve Jones | October 31, 2012
A beautiful fall afternoon provides youngsters with many options. Last week, more than 100 area schoolchildren chose to steer clear of video games and stay outside instead after they got out of class. Riderwood Elementary School was awash in runners on Oct. 23, as students from that school were joined by runners from eight other schools for the last scheduled elementary-school cross country event of the season. Cromwell Valley, Stoneleigh, Hampton, Rodgers Forge, Pinewood, West Towson and Kingsville elementary school students also participated in the program, where youngsters from grades three to five competed in six separate races in boys' and girls' divisions.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2012
Sally B. Willse, former treasurer of a Riderwood interior decorating firm and a volunteer, died Dec. 24 of complications from dementia at the Symphony Manor assisted-living facility in Roland Park. The longtime Ruxton resident was 89. The daughter of the founder and president of Barton Gillet Co. and a homemaker, Sally Barton was born in Baltimore and raised in Ruxton. She attended Bryn Mawr School and Ashley Hall in Charleston, S.C., and in 1940 graduated from Stuart Hall School in Staunton, Va. She was married in 1943 to R. Gerard Willse Jr. and settled in Ruxton, where she raised her four children.
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