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By Sue VanEssen, svanessen2@thotmail.com | March 13, 2014
Arnolia United Methodist Church's thrift shop is showing positive results, The shop opened in 2011 and sells donated items to the public and uses the profits to help needy people in the community. Currently, using the store proceeds, profit from recycling paper (paper bins on the church's parking lot) and gift money from congregants, they assist nearly 200 families each year providing food, school supplies, toiletries, warm winter accessories, vegetables from the church's garden and money to avoid evictions and BGE turn-offs.
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By Sue VanEssen, svanessen2@thotmail.com | March 13, 2014
Arnolia United Methodist Church's thrift shop is showing positive results, The shop opened in 2011 and sells donated items to the public and uses the profits to help needy people in the community. Currently, using the store proceeds, profit from recycling paper (paper bins on the church's parking lot) and gift money from congregants, they assist nearly 200 families each year providing food, school supplies, toiletries, warm winter accessories, vegetables from the church's garden and money to avoid evictions and BGE turn-offs.
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NEWS
June 13, 1991
Baltimore County General Hospital is seeking donations of clean, usable clothing and household items to sell at its thrift shop.Proceeds from the sale of the items go to the hospital. Donations are tax deductible.The thrift shop is on the lower level of the Administrative Services Building at the hospital, 5401 Old Court Road, Randallstown. Pick-ups can be arranged by calling 521-5909.The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, when the shop remains open until 5 p.m.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
Ellen Zipper's summer Saturdays start early. Throughout the season, the Owings Mills resident rises around 5 a.m. She checks her computer, visiting Craigslist for the umpteenth time that week, making last-minute adjustments to her plans for the day. Around 7, with a strategy in place, she boards her white minivan, heading out for a warm morning tour of Baltimore County and Baltimore City yard sales, consignment shops and flea markets, hoping...
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By KATHY SUTPHIN | August 26, 1994
Faith and volunteer spirit shown by workers at St. James Thrift Shop for the past 20 years have moved mountains of usable clothing and household items to benefit people in need, here and abroad.The shop, an outreach ministry of St. James Episcopal Church, is at 3 S. Main St. in Mount Airy. Shelves at the shop hold clothing for men, women and children, as well as household goods and baby items.Furniture and other goods also attract bargain shoppers. It is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 25, 2002
THE WESTMINSTER Rescue Mission soon will open doors to a thrift shop on Main Street called The Spare Room. The Rev. Clifford Elkins, executive director, is spending his spare time painting and prodding others to get the last-minute touches done. "We are getting close," said Elkins as he painted baseboards in a room that soon will house children's toys and games. "It's exciting. This side of the store will have furniture and household items, and the other side of the store will have all the clothing."
NEWS
May 21, 2002
The Post Thrift Shop at Fort Meade says it is discontinuing its policy of providing a convenient area to drop off donations when the shop is closed. A storage shed had been placed at the rear of the building for that purpose, but over time the shed and the surrounding area evolved into a trash dumping area. Because of the time required to sort the usable items from the trash, and health and safety concerns during the handling of large appliances, furniture, chemicals and flammables that are dumped, it has been decided to discontinue the practice.
NEWS
November 24, 1993
The Cancer Resource & Support Center (CaRES) Thrift Shop will have a One-Half Off Black Circle Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the shop in Patriots Plaza, 8043-B Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, near Jumpers Hole Road.The thrift shop, which benefits CaRES, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Information: 760-2929.Santa's Workshop at Pasadena ElementaryPasadena Elementary School will be the site of Santa's Workshop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 3, featuring a craft show and free gift wrapping.
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By Heather Lloyd and Heather Lloyd,SUN STAFF | June 29, 2001
Debra D. Johnson came to the St. Vincent de Paul Society Clothing and Furniture Bank in East Baltimore six years ago without money for clothes for her then-3-year-old foster child, Rodae White. After a few words to the manager, she left with a bag of clothes and returned that Friday with the money to pay for them. She hasn't forgotten the kindness shown her at the store in the first block of North Central Ave. And like many former public housing residents, she comes back for good prices and friendly staff.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | April 9, 2002
The Woman's Club of Catonsville opened its thrift shop the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. On Saturday, more than 60 years later, the nonprofit group closes the doors forever at its shop, a Catonsville institution where customers could buy secondhand dresses for $5, ties for 25 cents and handbags for $2. A staffing shortage because of dwindling and aging membership, combined with rising rent on the property at 706 Frederick Road, will end the...
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2011
A career criminal whom an irate customer beat with a baseball bat during a holdup of a Fells Point thrift store two years ago was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in federal prison after a jury convicted him of robbery. Mark Lomax, 41, targeted Killer Trash on Broadway three times in eight days. Prosecutors said during his sentencing hearing that the suspect had committed an additional 14 robberies in the span of a month using a collapsible wooden yardstick covered in tape and wrapped in a plastic bag to resemble a firearm.
NEWS
August 26, 2011
Monday, Aug. 29 Blacksmith group The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild meets at 7 p.m. at Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville. Members learn new techniques while working on projects. No gate fees. Information: 410-222-6115. Tuesday, Aug. 30 Rotary meeting The Crofton Rotary Club meets at 7:15 a.m. at the Bob Evans restaurant in Waugh Chapel. Information: 301-897-1462. Wednesday, Aug. 31 Republican Breakfast Club Group meets at 7:30 a.m. at Cafe Normandie, 185 Main St., Annapolis, for breakfast and discussion.
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May 25, 2011
Submit notices via email: Catonsvilletimes@patuxent.com ; fax: 410-332-6336; or mail: Catonsville Times, 501 N. Calvert St., Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21278. Include sponsor or host, date, time, address of event, contact name and phone number. Deadline is noon the Thursday before publication. At the Churches Bishop Cummins R.E. Church — 2001 Frederick Road, Catonsville, offers vacation Bible school "Faith Expedition — God's Treasure Revealed!" June 27 through July 1, 9 a.m.-noon, for children entering kindergarten to sixth grade.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | April 7, 2011
The Junior League of Baltimore will host its Better Dressed Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9 featuring used designer clothes at The Wise Penny thrift shop, 5902 York Road. Items include shoes and accessories as well as clothing for men, women and children.  
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | March 18, 2007
Christa Pence wanted out of the retail business. She was tired of the long department store hours. Her break came about 11 years ago when Pence went in search of a consignment shop where she could sell her clothes. Eventually, she made her way to Rave Reviews, a boutique in Columbia. Although at first she didn't consign her clothes at the shop; she gave the woman running the store some advice. "I gave her some pointers that I thought would help her sell more clothes," said Pence. "She told me I could have her job because she was leaving."
NEWS
June 12, 2005
The Thrift Shop at Carroll Hospital Center Location: Washington Road and Stoner Avenue, Westminster Architect: CLSI, Westminster Description: The hospital expects to convert an existing building into a commercial thrift shop. All access will be from the existing Hospital Drive. Volunteers have assured neighbors that they will keep the former residence looking like a home and they will make no changes to the building's exterior. Volunteers plan to staff the shop and sell donated items to raise money for hospital projects.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | April 9, 2002
The Woman's Club of Catonsville opened its thrift shop the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. On Saturday, more than 60 years later, the nonprofit group closes the doors forever at its shop, a Catonsville institution where customers could buy secondhand dresses for $5, ties for 25 cents and handbags for $2. A staffing shortage because of dwindling and aging membership, combined with rising rent on the property at 706 Frederick Road, will end the...
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2002
A Baltimore retail developer is counting on shoppers' propensity for bargain hunting to help revive an old, half-vacant shopping center in Edgewood. The Morris Weinman Co. plans to open a large flea market in a former Valu Food supermarket that once anchored a 100,000-square-foot neighborhood shopping center. Flea markets and other non-traditional tenants such as ethnic grocery stores are increasingly breathing new life into dying shopping centers around the Baltimore region. The nearly 30-year-old Edgewood retail center on Pulaski Highway once thrived with an Ames discount department store, which closed in 1998, and a Valu Food, which closed when the company went out of business in 2000.
NEWS
December 22, 2004
Student charged with arson in fire at Westminster High A 15-year-old Westminster High School student was arrested yesterday after authorities said a small bathroom fire at the school forced the evacuation of all students and caused a girl to suffer an asthma attack. Carroll County Sheriff's Office spokesman Maj. Thomas Long said the male student, who was not identified, was taken to the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School in Baltimore County after fire marshals arrested him. Charged with arson, he is accused of starting a fire in a bathroom trash can filled with paper towels about 11 a.m. yesterday, authorities said.
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