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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | April 18, 1993
A large Victorian house in Mount Airy was damaged Friday when fire erupted within its walls.Eugenia Gartrell, who stood in the rain near her 100-year-old house while firefighters battled the fire, said, "I was in the kitchen on the first floor [about 12:50 p.m.] and heard a loud squealing noise and thought I left the telephone off the hook."The noise turned out to be a smoke detector."I followed the sound to the third floor, and saw smoke in the hall- way near a bedroom and smoke coming through the wall," Ms. Gartrell said.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2011
If you have ever seen a Currier & Ives holiday greeting card— snow on the roof of a Victorian house, a wreath at the door and a Christmas tree glowing warmly in the front bay window — then you can picture the home of Michael Sotir and his wife, Carolyn Black-Sotir. The Sotirs live in a three-story, turn-of-the-century structure fashioned of cedar siding, with a wrap-around front porch, floor to ceiling front windows and a slate roof. And while the holiday season is still weeks away, the glow of autumn foliage embraces the home in the Sudbrook Park neighborhood just northwest of Baltimore.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,sun reporter | March 11, 2007
Denise Bowman said that the first night she went to sleep in her three-story Victorian house on Twelve Hills Road in Clarksville, she was most impressed with one thing - silence. Considering the house is about 200 years old and was hauled over three miles of highway, farm fields and suburban yards to its new location a year ago, she was expecting some settling sounds or some country noises from outside. She thought just maybe she would hear a ghost. "It's wonderful," Denise said. "It's peaceful.
BUSINESS
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Sun | May 23, 2008
From the ornately decorated entrance hall of her Catonsville home, Andy Braid offers a somewhat unusual welcome to first-time visitors: "If you don't like Victorian, you're in the wrong house." No mistaking the era here. From the wraparound driveway off the wide, tree-lined street, through a cast-iron gate emblazoned "1895," along a flagstone path to a covered front porch dripping with gingerbread trim, the intent is clear - a trip back in time. "People feel like they're visiting grandma," said Braid, 49, chief operating officer at nearby Spring Grove Hospital Center.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1995
Seven historic Westminster buildings will be opened to the public Oct. 15 for the second annual Westminster Harvest House Tour to benefit Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County.The tour will include four Victorian homes more than 100 years old, Union Street United Methodist Church and the President's House and Peterson Hall on the campus of Western Maryland College.Crafts by members of Carroll County Crafts Guild will be displayed at homes on the tour, an idea added this year by house tour chairwoman Ruth Gray.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | January 22, 1996
After postponing meetings twice because of the weather, the Annapolis city council finally will take action on a wide range of issues tonight, from the future of a Victorian house to buying computers.Aldermen will vote on a zoning change that would allow the Naval Academy Alumni Association to convert a Victorian house it owns at 49 College Ave. into an alumni fund-raising center.The association has its Alumni House headquarters in a historic mansion, at King George Street and College Avenue, and wants to convert the 49 College Ave. property into offices with a garden to be used for entertaining.
TRAVEL
By Richard P. Carpenter and Richard P. Carpenter,Boston Globe | December 3, 2006
Depending upon where you travel in the Sunshine State, you find different aspects of Florida. Let's hopscotch the state and look at offerings from various parts: Everyone, it seems, has a favorite beach area for coastal Florida. Among the most popular, certainly, are the beaches of Sanibel/Fort Myers. West Wind, a casual Gulf-front resort in Sanibel, is featuring through Dec. 20 a three-night Sunlovers' Special that includes a guest room with refrigerator for $423 or a kitchenette for $483.
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By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,Contributing Writer | November 28, 1993
After months of painting, wallpapering, refinishing and decorating, Ken and Jackie Barduca were finally ready this fall to open the doors of their old Victorian house in historic Darlington to overnight guests.They held the grand opening of the Darlington Manor Bed and Breakfast in early October, inviting visitors from the popular Darlington Apple Festival to stop by for a peek inside the rose, lavender and paisley rooms -- their three Victorian-style guest chambers."I've always wanted an old Victorian house that I could make into gingerbread and lace and romance," Mrs. Barduca said.
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By Mary Ellen Graybill and Mary Ellen Graybill,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 11, 2004
While standing on the porch of his renovated yellow and aqua Victorian house in rural Shawsville, Danny Simpson says, "Observation comes natural to me." The diverse landscape that he observes includes a new Shell station across Route 23, still a country road. Here in the northern part of Harford County, Simpson stands on land of the Piedmont plateau. This fairly high elevation is flatter than the Blue Ridge foothills of his Martinsville, Va., hometown. Here, artist Danny Simpson has made a home, watching trees, fields, landscape and stream on his daily jog. Now, he is putting seasonal and timeless images into original stained-glass pieces.
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By Mary Ellen Graybill and Mary Ellen Graybill,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 11, 2004
While standing on the porch of his renovated yellow- and aqua-colored Victorian house in rural Shawsville, Danny Simpson says, "Observation comes natural to me." The diverse landscape that he observes includes a new Shell gas station across Route 23, still a country road. In the northern part of Harford County, Simpson stands on land that's part of the Piedmont Plateau. This fairly high elevation is flatter than the Blue Ridge foothills of his Martinsville, Va., hometown. Artist Simpson has made a home in Shawsville for the past 17 years, watching trees, fields, landscapes and streams on his daily jog. Now, he is putting seasonal and timeless images into original stained-glass pieces he sells from his studio and gallery at the rate of about one a month.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,sun reporter | March 11, 2007
Denise Bowman said that the first night she went to sleep in her three-story Victorian house on Twelve Hills Road in Clarksville, she was most impressed with one thing - silence. Considering the house is about 200 years old and was hauled over three miles of highway, farm fields and suburban yards to its new location a year ago, she was expecting some settling sounds or some country noises from outside. She thought just maybe she would hear a ghost. "It's wonderful," Denise said. "It's peaceful.
TRAVEL
By Richard P. Carpenter and Richard P. Carpenter,Boston Globe | December 3, 2006
Depending upon where you travel in the Sunshine State, you find different aspects of Florida. Let's hopscotch the state and look at offerings from various parts: Everyone, it seems, has a favorite beach area for coastal Florida. Among the most popular, certainly, are the beaches of Sanibel/Fort Myers. West Wind, a casual Gulf-front resort in Sanibel, is featuring through Dec. 20 a three-night Sunlovers' Special that includes a guest room with refrigerator for $423 or a kitchenette for $483.
NEWS
By SANDY ALEXANDER and SANDY ALEXANDER,SUN REPORTER | July 5, 2006
As her friends and family members used saws and sledgehammers to rip apart the interior of her three-story Victorian home in Clarksville, Denise Bowman blissfully looked out the curved attic window at a couple of horses grazing in the distance. "Look at that view," she said over the din of the demolition occurring downstairs. "Isn't it gorgeous?" A few months ago, the view was there - but the 19th-century structure was sitting three miles away at Route 108 and Ten Oaks Road, awaiting destruction to make way for a car lot. Getting the house to its new location - a move that took two days in March, cost $120,000 and, at one point, included an unscheduled stop in a farmer's field while the moving crew replaced a truck axle - is a story that will be featured on The History Channel's Mega Movers program at 10 p.m. July 18. Now peacefully settled into its new spot overlooking a wide green lawn, evergreen trees and a distant pasture, Denise and Glenn Bowman's home is little worse for wear.
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By JACQUES KELLY | July 9, 2005
IT SEEMED LIKE in the old days we had to exit Baltimore promptly for a summertime trip to the beach because of traffic congestion at the Bay and Kent Narrows bridges. Today, we face another traffic nightmare, the outlets. Not that I have anything against seasonal beach shopping. I grew up on it, but in a different way. I recently met up with my sister Mimi, attired in a new summery skirt, and wearing a ring given to her by Great Aunt Cora. I can well recall the night Cora bought it on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, at the Stuart Kingston auction house.
NEWS
By Mary Ellen Graybill and Mary Ellen Graybill,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 11, 2004
While standing on the porch of his renovated yellow- and aqua-colored Victorian house in rural Shawsville, Danny Simpson says, "Observation comes natural to me." The diverse landscape that he observes includes a new Shell gas station across Route 23, still a country road. In the northern part of Harford County, Simpson stands on land that's part of the Piedmont Plateau. This fairly high elevation is flatter than the Blue Ridge foothills of his Martinsville, Va., hometown. Artist Simpson has made a home in Shawsville for the past 17 years, watching trees, fields, landscapes and streams on his daily jog. Now, he is putting seasonal and timeless images into original stained-glass pieces he sells from his studio and gallery at the rate of about one a month.
NEWS
By Mary Ellen Graybill and Mary Ellen Graybill,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 11, 2004
While standing on the porch of his renovated yellow and aqua Victorian house in rural Shawsville, Danny Simpson says, "Observation comes natural to me." The diverse landscape that he observes includes a new Shell station across Route 23, still a country road. Here in the northern part of Harford County, Simpson stands on land of the Piedmont plateau. This fairly high elevation is flatter than the Blue Ridge foothills of his Martinsville, Va., hometown. Here, artist Danny Simpson has made a home, watching trees, fields, landscape and stream on his daily jog. Now, he is putting seasonal and timeless images into original stained-glass pieces.
NEWS
By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2001
Things didn't work out the way they were supposed to, but a Victorian house in Clarksville on the verge of being demolished to make room for a gas station will have a new home after all - maybe new homes. BP Amoco, which is building a gas station at Routes 108 and 32, was planning to auction the house yesterday morning. The highest bidder would get to cart the handsome 110-year-old three-story house to a new lot, and proceeds would go to Preservation Howard County, the group that set out to save it from destruction.
FEATURES
By JACQUES KELLY | July 9, 2005
IT SEEMED LIKE in the old days we had to exit Baltimore promptly for a summertime trip to the beach because of traffic congestion at the Bay and Kent Narrows bridges. Today, we face another traffic nightmare, the outlets. Not that I have anything against seasonal beach shopping. I grew up on it, but in a different way. I recently met up with my sister Mimi, attired in a new summery skirt, and wearing a ring given to her by Great Aunt Cora. I can well recall the night Cora bought it on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, at the Stuart Kingston auction house.
NEWS
By Lorraine Gingerich and Lorraine Gingerich,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 29, 2002
SITTING ON the porch of their white-and-blue Victorian home in Woodbine, Robyn and Doug Abrams enjoy playing with their cats and listening to the sounds of the nearby river. The Abramses also share their home as a bed-and-breakfast with guests from around the country and even England. Inn the Hollow, in Carroll County -- just over the Howard County line -- was opened in 1999 after coaxing from family members. This is not an easy task because the Abramses work full-time jobs. Doug is manager of a software division in network services, and Robyn is a staff development coordinator in Howard County.
NEWS
By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2001
Things didn't work out the way they were supposed to, but a Victorian house in Clarksville on the verge of being demolished to make room for a gas station will have a new home after all - maybe new homes. BP Amoco, which is building a gas station at Routes 108 and 32, was planning to auction the house yesterday morning. The highest bidder would get to cart the handsome 110-year-old three-story house to a new lot, and proceeds would go to Preservation Howard County, the group that set out to save it from destruction.
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