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By SYVIA BADGER | February 13, 1994
For 60 years, Souris' Saloon has been a Towson landmark. And for nearly 58 of those years, its founder, Chris Souris, and members of his family ran the business.It's been about two years since members of the Souris family decided to sell to a group who gave the place a face-lift, and business is booming. The new owners include Pat and Jim Koliha -- he was in charge of the renovations and is the keeper of the books, while Pat and their daughter Mary Beth Protzman supply the restaurant with homemade desserts and find the time to run M. B.'s Creative Catering.
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November 26, 2013
Below is a schedule of some of of this year's Towson Winterfest, which kicks off with the annual tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 29 and is highlighted by Fire & Ice Night on Dec. 13. Friday, Nov. 29 All-day special promotions downtown 6 to 8 p.m.-Baltimore County Tree Lighting, Olympic Park. Event includes: • Santa's arrival by fire engine • Tree lighting ceremony • Opening of Santa's Workshop at old Hutzlers with Beau and Tinsel, the talking reindeer Thursdays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 Ho Ho Happy Hours: food and drink specials at participating businesses Saturday, Dec. 7 • 9 a.m.-Breakfast with The Grinch, Souris' 537 York Road, Towson Circle: holiday breakfast: $5 children, $10 adults • 9:30 to 11 a.m.-Holiday movie and Santa's Workshop, 1 E. Joppa Road, Towson Circle: children create holiday gifts, 10:30 a.m.-watch "The Grinch" Friday, Dec. 13 (rain date Dec. 20)
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | November 6, 1992
Although the two rough-cut holes in the white brick outer wall are new and the worn furnishings inside have been torn away, the restaurant-bar in Towson will still be called Souris' Saloon when it reopens later this month.On Monday, the Baltimore County Liquor Board approved a request to transfer the liquor license from the estate of the late Harris Cristopher "Bobby" Souris to Sean Gahagan, Robert E. Stewart and James Koliha.Mr. Souris, the last of his family to run the bar, died last December.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2012
James C. Koliha, a retired CSX executive who later became an owner of a landmark Towson tavern, died Saturday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Maples of Towson, an assisted-living facility. He was 86. The son of a Swift & Co. executive and a homemaker, Mr. Koliha was born in Cleveland and raised in Brecksville, Ohio, where he graduated from Brecksville High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Navy that year and served on Guam and Tinian as a carpenter's mate in the Seabees.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Restaurant Critic | April 23, 1993
Souris' Saloon has been at the corner of York and Allegheny since 1934, but these days it's not the same Souris'. At the end of last year it was taken over by new owners and turned into more of a restaurant, less of a bar. It also expanded; much of the space you see now was a dry cleaner's and storage area.I never went to the old Souris', but apparently the best of what used to be there has been kept and renovated. The pressed tin ceiling was preserved, as well as the wooden booths and paneling, the mirrors and wonderful art deco appointments.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Evening Sun Staff | December 17, 1991
They buried Harris Christopher "Bobby" Souris yesterday with a $1 bill for tolls, a bottle of Crown Royal whiskey, a Baltimore County police badge and a calendar book signed by family and friends.A bit of old Towson also died with the passing of Bobby Souris, 62, who owned Souris' Saloon, a fixture at the corner of York Road and Alleghany Avenue since 1936.The saloon is closed and will not reopen under family management, say family members.Bobby Souris, of Lutherville, died Friday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital.
NEWS
November 14, 2003
On November 11, 2003, LILLIAN "Nana"; beloved wife of the late W. Kenneth Vansant; loving mother of Sally Souris Snell and the late Kenny Vansant. Also survived by his wife Darlene; cherished grandmother of Kelly Mays, Stacey Vansant, Maggi Souris, Molli Souris Lapinski and Millicent Souris. Also survived by four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY, INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road), Timonium-Cockeysville, on Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., and in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sweet Air, on Friday, November 14, 12 noon to 1 P.M., at which time funeral services will be celebrated.
NEWS
December 14, 1991
Harris C. Souris, saloon owner, dies at 62Harris Christopher Souris, owner of a Towson saloon that bore his family's name, died yesterday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 62.Services for Mr. Souris will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 25 W. Preston St.Mr. Souris, who was known as Bobby, was a Towson native and for many years operated Souris' Saloon -- a Towson landmark at the corner of Allegheny Avenue and York Road, which has been owned by the Souris family since the early 1930s.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 17, 2005
Forest Music shot to the lead, quickly assumed command and cruised to victory under a hand ride in the $50,000 Primonetta Stakes for fillies and mares at Laurel Park yesterday. Forest Music, a grey daughter of Unbridled Song, was the overwhelming favorite in the field of nine, which included her entrymate French Jeanette. Under jockey Roberto Alvarado, the filly ran six furlongs over a fast main track in 1 minute, 10.59 seconds. Spirited Game finished second, 8 1/2 lengths behind the winner but a half-length ahead of Gelli.
NEWS
November 26, 2013
Below is a schedule of some of of this year's Towson Winterfest, which kicks off with the annual tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 29 and is highlighted by Fire & Ice Night on Dec. 13. Friday, Nov. 29 All-day special promotions downtown 6 to 8 p.m.-Baltimore County Tree Lighting, Olympic Park. Event includes: • Santa's arrival by fire engine • Tree lighting ceremony • Opening of Santa's Workshop at old Hutzlers with Beau and Tinsel, the talking reindeer Thursdays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 Ho Ho Happy Hours: food and drink specials at participating businesses Saturday, Dec. 7 • 9 a.m.-Breakfast with The Grinch, Souris' 537 York Road, Towson Circle: holiday breakfast: $5 children, $10 adults • 9:30 to 11 a.m.-Holiday movie and Santa's Workshop, 1 E. Joppa Road, Towson Circle: children create holiday gifts, 10:30 a.m.-watch "The Grinch" Friday, Dec. 13 (rain date Dec. 20)
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 17, 2005
Forest Music shot to the lead, quickly assumed command and cruised to victory under a hand ride in the $50,000 Primonetta Stakes for fillies and mares at Laurel Park yesterday. Forest Music, a grey daughter of Unbridled Song, was the overwhelming favorite in the field of nine, which included her entrymate French Jeanette. Under jockey Roberto Alvarado, the filly ran six furlongs over a fast main track in 1 minute, 10.59 seconds. Spirited Game finished second, 8 1/2 lengths behind the winner but a half-length ahead of Gelli.
NEWS
November 14, 2003
On November 11, 2003, LILLIAN "Nana"; beloved wife of the late W. Kenneth Vansant; loving mother of Sally Souris Snell and the late Kenny Vansant. Also survived by his wife Darlene; cherished grandmother of Kelly Mays, Stacey Vansant, Maggi Souris, Molli Souris Lapinski and Millicent Souris. Also survived by four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY, INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road), Timonium-Cockeysville, on Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., and in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sweet Air, on Friday, November 14, 12 noon to 1 P.M., at which time funeral services will be celebrated.
NEWS
June 25, 2002
Fadzil Noor, 65, the leader of Malaysia's opposition Islamic fundamentalist party, died Sunday in Kuala Lumpur after failing to regain consciousness after heart bypass surgery two weeks ago, hospital officials said. His death threw Malaysian politics into deeper uncertainty a day after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced he was resigning, then reversed himself after supporters begged him to stay and lead his party into elections against the fundamentalists. Mr. Fadzil's death is a setback for the fundamentalists, who have been under pressure since the aftermath of Sept.
FEATURES
By SYVIA BADGER | February 13, 1994
For 60 years, Souris' Saloon has been a Towson landmark. And for nearly 58 of those years, its founder, Chris Souris, and members of his family ran the business.It's been about two years since members of the Souris family decided to sell to a group who gave the place a face-lift, and business is booming. The new owners include Pat and Jim Koliha -- he was in charge of the renovations and is the keeper of the books, while Pat and their daughter Mary Beth Protzman supply the restaurant with homemade desserts and find the time to run M. B.'s Creative Catering.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Restaurant Critic | April 23, 1993
Souris' Saloon has been at the corner of York and Allegheny since 1934, but these days it's not the same Souris'. At the end of last year it was taken over by new owners and turned into more of a restaurant, less of a bar. It also expanded; much of the space you see now was a dry cleaner's and storage area.I never went to the old Souris', but apparently the best of what used to be there has been kept and renovated. The pressed tin ceiling was preserved, as well as the wooden booths and paneling, the mirrors and wonderful art deco appointments.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | November 6, 1992
Although the two rough-cut holes in the white brick outer wall are new and the worn furnishings inside have been torn away, the restaurant-bar in Towson will still be called Souris' Saloon when it reopens later this month.On Monday, the Baltimore County Liquor Board approved a request to transfer the liquor license from the estate of the late Harris Cristopher "Bobby" Souris to Sean Gahagan, Robert E. Stewart and James Koliha.Mr. Souris, the last of his family to run the bar, died last December.
NEWS
June 25, 2002
Fadzil Noor, 65, the leader of Malaysia's opposition Islamic fundamentalist party, died Sunday in Kuala Lumpur after failing to regain consciousness after heart bypass surgery two weeks ago, hospital officials said. His death threw Malaysian politics into deeper uncertainty a day after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced he was resigning, then reversed himself after supporters begged him to stay and lead his party into elections against the fundamentalists. Mr. Fadzil's death is a setback for the fundamentalists, who have been under pressure since the aftermath of Sept.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2012
James C. Koliha, a retired CSX executive who later became an owner of a landmark Towson tavern, died Saturday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Maples of Towson, an assisted-living facility. He was 86. The son of a Swift & Co. executive and a homemaker, Mr. Koliha was born in Cleveland and raised in Brecksville, Ohio, where he graduated from Brecksville High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Navy that year and served on Guam and Tinian as a carpenter's mate in the Seabees.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Evening Sun Staff | December 17, 1991
They buried Harris Christopher "Bobby" Souris yesterday with a $1 bill for tolls, a bottle of Crown Royal whiskey, a Baltimore County police badge and a calendar book signed by family and friends.A bit of old Towson also died with the passing of Bobby Souris, 62, who owned Souris' Saloon, a fixture at the corner of York Road and Alleghany Avenue since 1936.The saloon is closed and will not reopen under family management, say family members.Bobby Souris, of Lutherville, died Friday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital.
NEWS
December 14, 1991
Harris C. Souris, saloon owner, dies at 62Harris Christopher Souris, owner of a Towson saloon that bore his family's name, died yesterday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 62.Services for Mr. Souris will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 25 W. Preston St.Mr. Souris, who was known as Bobby, was a Towson native and for many years operated Souris' Saloon -- a Towson landmark at the corner of Allegheny Avenue and York Road, which has been owned by the Souris family since the early 1930s.
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