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By Stephanie Fletcher and Stephanie Fletcher,Special to the Sun | May 16, 1999
The picturesque town of Staunton, Va., is an unlikely place to find a big museum complex.The town of 25,000 souls is nestled in the broad and beautiful Shenandoah Valley, known for its apples and dominated by the time-softened Appalachian Mountains of northwestern Virginia. On the map, Staunton (pronounced, STAN-t'n) is a midsize dot just off Interstate 81. Some motorists opt to stop for a meal or even to spend the night on their way to and from other destinations. But most zip by without discovering the time machine that awaits the curious explorer willing to deviate from the beaten path and visit the Museum of American Frontier Culture, which is located here.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
The Heifetz International Music Institute, a summer training program founded by violinist and Ellicott City resident Daniel Heifetz, has named public radio veteran Benjamin K. Roe executive director. The 18-year-old institute, which was based for a time in Annapolis and then in New Hampshire, relocated in 2012 to the campus of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. There, 80 students chosen among applicants from around the world spend six weeks in lessons, performances and honing of communication skills.
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March 26, 1991
Glen E. Swartz, a retired insurance salesman, died Sunday at a hospital in Staunton, Va., after a short illness. He was 80 and moved from Woodlawn to Staunton about 10 years ago.Services for Mr. Swartz were being held today at the Lindsey funeral establishment in Harrisonburg, Va.He retired in 1975 as a salesman for the Chesapeake Life Insurance Co., where he had worked since moving to Baltimore in 1960.Earlier, he worked in the insurance business in Staunton. Born in Dayton, Va., he was a graduate of the Roanoke (Va.)
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
On Monday morning, friends of Dmitry Volkov, the talented cellist who died unexpectedly in Baltimore on May 10 at the age of 26, gathered at the Peabody Institute, where he recently earned an artist's diploma. Among those deeply affected by the loss of this promising musician is Daniel Heifetz, president and founder of Heifetz International Music Institute in Staunton, Va., where Mr. Volkov was artist in residence. On Wednesday, Mr. Heifetz will accompany the body of the cellist back to his parents in Russia.
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July 16, 1998
Anna Minerva Strasinger, a Maryland native who worked as a registered nurse at several Baltimore-area hospitals, died July 8 of unknown causes while in a Staunton, Va., nursing home, where she had lived since 1996. She was 88.A native of Frostburg, the former Anna Williams graduated from the Franklin Square Hospital School of Nursing in the early 1930s and worked at many Baltimore hospitals, including Johns Hopkins, Union Memorial, Franklin Square and the University of Maryland. She retired in 1972.
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October 13, 2005
On October 11, 2005 JOHNNY FIELDS, Age 57, of Staunton, VA and former employee of the Turnover Shop in Baltimore. Beloved son of Martha Townson and the late Golden Fields and loving brother of Little John Fields, Jimmy Fields, Helen "Peggy" Shepperd, Diane Brandt and Patsy Galford and the late Billy Fields. Also survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, many friends and loved ones. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home Inc., 3631 Falls Rd, on Thursday from 7 to 9 P.M. Services will be held on Friday at 10 A.M. at the South Broadway Baptist Church, 211 S. Broadway in Baltimore.
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By Mark Salisbury and Mark Salisbury,Los Angeles Times | July 10, 2007
LONDON -- Two years before she was offered the role of Dolores Jane Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, a friend of Imelda Staunton's called her up to say he'd just read J.K. Rowling's book and that there was a part in it she'd be perfect for. "So I read it," Staunton says, "and thought, `Small, squat, ugly, toadlike woman - thanks a lot.'" But her friend clearly wasn't the only one who had her in mind to play Umbridge, a character Stephen...
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August 23, 1991
Albert R. Reese, a retired Baltimore County public works foreman who also had been a crane operator for the state, died Wednesday after a heart attack at his home in Bethlehem, near Preston, in Caroline County.Services for Mr. Reese, 75, were being held today in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery-Eastern Shore in Beulah.The native of Staunton, Va., moved to the Baltimore area as a young man and worked for Baltimore County in road maintenance about 20 years before he retired in the late 1960s.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
The Heifetz International Music Institute, a summer training program founded by violinist and Ellicott City resident Daniel Heifetz, has named public radio veteran Benjamin K. Roe executive director. The 18-year-old institute, which was based for a time in Annapolis and then in New Hampshire, relocated in 2012 to the campus of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. There, 80 students chosen among applicants from around the world spend six weeks in lessons, performances and honing of communication skills.
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By Evan Henerson and Evan Henerson,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 28, 2004
A generous, big-hearted mother in post-World War II England spends her days cleaning people's homes and her evenings at home with her mechanic husband and two grown children. During her spare time, the title character of Vera Drake - the new film by Britain's kitchen-sink realist Mike Leigh - helps out women in trouble. She performs abortions, which, in 1950, are criminal offenses. Vera takes no money. She never speaks the word aloud. Her family has no inkling that mum engages in this practice.
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By Mark Salisbury and Mark Salisbury,Los Angeles Times | July 10, 2007
LONDON -- Two years before she was offered the role of Dolores Jane Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, a friend of Imelda Staunton's called her up to say he'd just read J.K. Rowling's book and that there was a part in it she'd be perfect for. "So I read it," Staunton says, "and thought, `Small, squat, ugly, toadlike woman - thanks a lot.'" But her friend clearly wasn't the only one who had her in mind to play Umbridge, a character Stephen...
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October 13, 2005
On October 11, 2005 JOHNNY FIELDS, Age 57, of Staunton, VA and former employee of the Turnover Shop in Baltimore. Beloved son of Martha Townson and the late Golden Fields and loving brother of Little John Fields, Jimmy Fields, Helen "Peggy" Shepperd, Diane Brandt and Patsy Galford and the late Billy Fields. Also survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, many friends and loved ones. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home Inc., 3631 Falls Rd, on Thursday from 7 to 9 P.M. Services will be held on Friday at 10 A.M. at the South Broadway Baptist Church, 211 S. Broadway in Baltimore.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | June 5, 2005
George E. Brent, a former aide to City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, died of a brain tumor Thursday at the Joseph Richey Hospice in downtown Baltimore. The Waverly resident was 67. Born in Staunton, Va., Mr. Brent moved to Baltimore nearly 25 years ago to be an administrator of the Albert Witzke Medical Center in Highlandtown in a program designed to help elderly people live independently. He had previously worked in administration at the Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y.; as a district health manager for the New York City Health Department; and as executive director of the Charles Drew Family Life Center in Dorchester, Mass.
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By Evan Henerson and Evan Henerson,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 28, 2004
A generous, big-hearted mother in post-World War II England spends her days cleaning people's homes and her evenings at home with her mechanic husband and two grown children. During her spare time, the title character of Vera Drake - the new film by Britain's kitchen-sink realist Mike Leigh - helps out women in trouble. She performs abortions, which, in 1950, are criminal offenses. Vera takes no money. She never speaks the word aloud. Her family has no inkling that mum engages in this practice.
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November 28, 2003
On November 22, 2003, KENNETH J. HANLE, at Staunton, VA. Ken was born August 9, 1949, in Baltimore, MD and was a graduate of St. Dominic's grade school, Polytechnic High School and RETS of Baltimore, MD. Ken was able to turn an early interest in coins into successful businesses in Lynchburg, VA, Bel Air, MD and Staunton, VA. He followed up on his childhood enthusiams for model planes by serving in the Air National Guard, Fire/Rescue Division in Texas and...
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June 21, 2003
Louis Cariello, who founded a lawn service and was a World War II veteran, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his Glen Arm home. He was 77. Born in New York City, he was a graduate of the Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, Va. He joined what was then the Army Air Forces and was stationed in Dover, England. He was a tail gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress. Family members said his plane was damaged by enemy fire, and it had to be ditched in the English Channel. As he crawled forward to evacuate the plane, the ball turret was dislodged and crushed him against the plane's side.
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November 28, 2003
On November 22, 2003, KENNETH J. HANLE, at Staunton, VA. Ken was born August 9, 1949, in Baltimore, MD and was a graduate of St. Dominic's grade school, Polytechnic High School and RETS of Baltimore, MD. Ken was able to turn an early interest in coins into successful businesses in Lynchburg, VA, Bel Air, MD and Staunton, VA. He followed up on his childhood enthusiams for model planes by serving in the Air National Guard, Fire/Rescue Division in Texas and...
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | May 13, 2001
Salisbury State's bid for a fourth Division III national lacrosse championship ended at home yesterday with an 11-6 loss to Denison of Texas in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals. This is the first time since 1997 that Salisbury (16-2) has not advanced to the semifinal round. Jon Staunton scored two of his three goals in the opening quarter as Denison (12-3) jumped to a 4-0 lead and never trailed. Salisbury responded with the first two scores of the second quarter, by Cory O'Neil and Peter Ludlam.
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By Tim Harrington and Tim Harrington,THE DAILY NEWS LEADER | September 1, 2002
NEW HOPE, Va. - In 1902, 26 years after Alexander Graham Bell patented the first telephone, a group of about two dozen New Hope farmers decided it was time they had access to the new technology making the world smaller. "They were just some farmers who wanted access to the markets in Staunton," said Kelly Chapman, who has been either president or vice president of the New Hope Telephone Company Board for 42 years. "So they got together and did it themselves," he said. Almost 100 years later, the New Hope Telephone Co. is still tiny - the second-smallest in the state - with 864 customers, about 1,000 lines and five full-time employees.
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By SARAH CLAYTON and SARAH CLAYTON,Special to the Sun | October 14, 2001
And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them into shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. -- A Midsummer Night's Dream The Blackfriars Playhouse, William Shakespeare's other theater, opened in Staunton, Va., last month after closing almost 400 years ago in London. The arrival of the playhouse, a replica of one of the earliest theaters in the English-speaking world, is the centerpiece of a building and restoration program that may well put this historic town of 24,000 on the map for tourists and theater enthusiasts.
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