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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer | July 21, 1993
For the first three innings of last night's Little League District II playoff game against host Thurmont, Westminster left-hander D.J. Boone was perfect on the mound.His Thurmont counterpart, Rusty Wood, also a lefty, was almost as impressive -- yielding only a walk and a hit batsman as the game remained scoreless into the fourth.While Westminster led at one point, Thurmont rallied and advanced with a 4-2 win.After both teams scored once in the fourth, Westminster took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth only to see Thurmont take charge with three runs after two outs in its portion of the inning.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Cozy Restaurant, an 85-year-old Thurmont eatery that claimed to be the oldest restaurant in Maryland still operated by its founding family, has closed. News of the restaurant's closing was first reported Monday in the Frederick News-Post, which said the restaurant's last day of operation was Sunday. On Tuesday, the News-Post reported that Cozy owed about $180,000 in back taxes. The restaurant was part of Cozy Village, a Thurmont tourist camp established in 1929 by Wilbur Freeze.
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ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Cozy Restaurant, an 85-year-old Thurmont eatery that claimed to be the oldest restaurant in Maryland still operated by its founding family, has closed. News of the restaurant's closing was first reported Monday in the Frederick News-Post, which said the restaurant's last day of operation was Sunday. On Tuesday, the News-Post reported that Cozy owed about $180,000 in back taxes. The restaurant was part of Cozy Village, a Thurmont tourist camp established in 1929 by Wilbur Freeze.
NEWS
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2013
Maryland's Catoctin Mountain Park is closed to the public and 30 park employees have been furloughed as part of the federal government shutdown that began on Tuesday, National Park officials said. The park closed at noon with just a few roads remaining open for through traffic only. The closure affects all park facilities, ranging from hiking trails to campgrounds to picnic areas. Park officials said visitors already camping or occupying cabins at Catoctin will be notifed and given 48 hours to pack up and leave.
NEWS
September 16, 2003
Vernon Clarence Myers, a former service station owner and town commissioner in Thurmont, died of lung cancer Sept. 9 at his home there. He was 82. Born and raised in Westminster, Mr. Myers was a 1938 graduate of Westminster High School. During World War II, he served with the Marine Corps as a radar specialist. For more than 40 years until retiring in 1989, Mr. Myers was the owner and operator of Myers Shell Service Center in Thurmont. He was active from the 1950s until the 1980s with the Thurmont Little League, including a stint as president, and was responsible for its expansion to include minor, senior, T-ball and girls' softball leagues.
NEWS
March 7, 1991
A 77-year-old Thurmont man was killed yesterday when he apparently drove his vehicle through a stop sign on Catoctin Furnace Road and was broadsided by another vehicle, state police in Frederick County said.James Austin Fraley Sr., 77, was traveling west on Catoctin Furnace Road at 2:18 p.m. when witnesses said he failed to halt at a stop sign at the intersection with Route 15. His car was hit by a car driven by James Andrew Gelwicks, 32, of Emmitsburg, police said.Mr. Fraley was pronounced dead at the scene.
FEATURES
By Dorothy Fleetwood | October 6, 1991
The splendor of autumn is good reason for roadways to be packed with sightseers, and this week the road west leads to two colorful events.The Autumn Glory Festival in Oakland has celebrated the season for 24 years. This year's four-day event from Thursday through next Sunday is packed with activities from antique shows to concerts to turkey dinners. The annual Oktoberfest dinner at the Oakland Fire Hall kicks off the celebration on Thursday with German-style food and drink. After dinner there's the fireman's parade featuring bands, antique fire engines and drill teams, with participating fire companies coming from 200 miles around.
SPORTS
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer | July 28, 1993
It wasn't the convincing kind of victory a manager would like to see against a weaker team with the playoffs fast approaching, but Westminster Elks manager Walt VonBussenius Sr. will take the 3-2 win over visiting Thurmont last night in Uniontown.With the win, the Elks improved to 21-13 and maintained at least a share of second place in the South Penn League as the regular season closes this weekend. New Oxford, which played Littlestown last night, also came into last night's action with a 20-13 record.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,SUN STAFF | January 29, 1996
Mary Louise Gehr Freeze, owner of the popular Cozy Restaurant and Inn in Thurmont, died Thursday at Frederick Memorial Hospital of heart failure. She was 80.Sixty-two years ago, Mrs. Freeze began working at the Cozy, helping to build the small lunch counter into a 720-seat restaurant with a country inn and gift shops near Camp David.Through the years, Mrs. Freeze played hostess to a variety of celebrities, from television news personalities Barbara Walters and Sam Donaldson to British leader Winston Churchill, who stopped while on his way to the presidential retreat in the Catoctin Mountains -- then called Shangri-La -- with President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2003
Kenneth C. Hamrick, a former Methodist minister who restored a 150-year-old chapel near Thurmont, died of cancer Wednesday at his home in Smithsburg. He was 65. Born and educated in Washington, Mr. Hamrick graduated from American University in 1960 and Wesley Theological Seminary four years later. He served in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for 32 years, 27 of them at Thurmont United Methodist. He left the ministry in 1995. At the time of his death, he was working as a sales representative for a lighting company.
TRAVEL
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
Two men and a woman from Baltimore were all stabbed in Ocean City early Friday morning, and a Thurmont man has been arrested in the incident, according to Ocean City Police. Officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the area of 119th Street and Assawoman Drive about 12:25 a.m. and found an 18-year-old woman, a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old man all suffering from stab wounds, police said. A description of the suspect's vehicle was obtained and shared among police agencies, and a Maryland State Trooper patrolling in the beach town soon stopped the car near 31st Street and Baltimore Avenue, police said.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
Monsignor James Vincent Hobbs, former rector of the Basilica of the Assumption who during his tenure oversaw a two-year, $32 million restoration of the 200-year-old structure, died Monday of cardiac arrest at his Thurmont home. He was 81. James Vincent Hobbs was born and raised in Thurmont, where his father owned a grocery store and his mother was proprietor of a hardware store. He attended Frederick County public schools as an elementary school student before entering St. Anthony's parochial school in Emmitsburg.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2012
— A high-profile meeting of world leaders at Camp David drew only sparse protests Friday despite extensive security preparations by local officials. Frederick County closed public schools Friday and police said they felt obligated to "prepare for the worst," but ultimately only about 50 Occupy movement participants showed at a "People's Summit" held in a library in advance of the Group of Eight industrialized nations meeting. By midday, fewer than half a dozen people picketed sidewalks in nearby Thurmont.
NEWS
The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2012
ON THE SITE... Sex offense, assault charges stem from officer's foot massage :  A Baltimore County police officer faces sex offense and assault charges after a fellow officer said he gave her a sexualized foot massage in March. Angry at 'Avengers' showing, man allegedly pulls theater fire alarm : Fire marshals and Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Regal Cinemas in Abingdon Monday night after a customer became belligerent over the showing of "The Avengers" film.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2012
In the little town of Thurmont (population not quite 6,200), the recession has taken a heavy toll on Main Street, but things are picking up as residents prepare for next month's G8 Summit at nearby Camp David. The Cozy Country Inn has been busy booking reservations, and Rocky's New York Pizza is scheduling extra employee shifts to prep more dough and sauce. The county sheriff's department is preparing contingency plans for large-scale protests and telling deputies to expect hours of overtime.
NEWS
March 18, 2010
A Thurmont man whose Rottweiler died from heatstroke after being left chained to a stake in the July sun was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail. Frederick County District Judge Janice Ambrose also ordered 24-year-old Michael Flemming to do 50 hours of community service, preferably at an animal shelter. - Associated Press
NEWS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,Staff Writer | January 10, 1993
THURMONT -- You can almost see it now: A burly man wearing short shorts and a baseball cap jogs past the Cozy Restaurant and out toward McDonald's.He smiles and waves to the townsfolk, as four or five stone-faced men run in his wake.This could become a familiar scene in this sleepy Frederick County town once the gregarious Bill Clinton becomes president and begins spending weekends at Camp David."Everybody knows he's a people person," says the Rev. Kenneth C. Hamrick of the Thurmont United Methodist Church.
TRAVEL
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
Two men and a woman from Baltimore were all stabbed in Ocean City early Friday morning, and a Thurmont man has been arrested in the incident, according to Ocean City Police. Officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the area of 119th Street and Assawoman Drive about 12:25 a.m. and found an 18-year-old woman, a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old man all suffering from stab wounds, police said. A description of the suspect's vehicle was obtained and shared among police agencies, and a Maryland State Trooper patrolling in the beach town soon stopped the car near 31st Street and Baltimore Avenue, police said.
TRAVEL
By Emily Badger and Emily Badger,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2008
THURMONT - George Wireman called this town the Gateway to the Mountains when he wrote a local history of it in 1969, and it seems like ever since then, that's what everyone here has called it. "If you stand anywhere on Main Street and look west," Wireman, now 87, said, "it looks like the road is running right into the mountain." It runs past the Thurmont Bar & Grill, past the old gun shop that's now a cafe, past the hobby store with all its miniature trains and past the row of gracefully aging townhouses before it veers left and then straight up into Catoctin Mountain Park.
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