October 11, 2007
People in Bowleys Quarters say Milton Rehbein is easy to like. He's a native of the tight-knit shore community in eastern Baltimore County. And he put in or rebuilt just about everyone's pier or bulkhead. But his plan to turn the old family marina into upscale condominiums has divided a waterfront hamlet still coming to terms with change in the aftermath of a punishing tropical storm. How strong are feelings running in Bowleys Quarters? The local community association has endorsed the proposal - and opponents say they will push to impeach the group's president at what is expected to be a stormy meeting tonight.
June 10, 2011
We have a potentially wonderful 7-mile waterfront park from Canton to Fort McHenry that should become Baltimore's Central Park. While the Inner Harbor is the center of this, we should be thinking beyond it and taking advantage of greater opportunities. This is more important on many levels than just adding more Inner Harbor attractions. We need to bring major benefits to the whole area for residents and visitors alike. If we want a balance of amenities for both, we need to strongly incorporate the primarily residential waterfront areas beyond the Inner Harbor where neighborhoods meet the water.
October 8, 2003
IT MAY TAKE years to absorb all the lessons for storm preparation that Isabel recently left behind, but one message is already clear: Those who don't treat the shoreline with respect will likely regret it. Houses built too close to the water were smashed to bits; waterfront property cleared of trees and wetlands was washed away. Litter and other debris dumped along bay and river banks - or directly into the water - were spit back into flooded basements and living rooms. The often tentative, hesitant approach toward land-use restrictions to protect the Chesapeake Bay employed by politicians, bureaucrats and courts was overruled by surging seas.
January 10, 1996
Snow. Yeechh. Just pray that your picture tube doesn't pick today to blow up.* "Cape May: Victorians by the Sea" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Summers by the sea in the most picturesque seaside town on the East Coast may do more to remove snow from your life than all the plows in town. I wonder if hotel reservations in Cape May, N.J., will go up after this program airs?* "TV's Funniest Families: The Neighbors" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- A repeat of a show that aired last month?
August 3, 2012
The man who runs many of Baltimore's marinas, a former captain in the Israeli navy, prefers the sky to the sea. The only boat he owns is a gondola, which he keeps tied up at his marina in Canton. "I love aviation; that's my passion," said Dan Naor, 47, chief operating officer of Baltimore Marine Centers, as he stood next to a cherry-red helicopter on a recent weekday. He flies it - not as often as he'd like - from Pier 7 in Canton, the base of another business he runs, Baltimore Helicopter Services.
December 15, 2012
The contemporary home overlooking Weems Creek in Annapolis was packed with custom touches, thanks to its former owner, a builder. The two-acre property, at 12 Weems Creek Drive, belonged to a now-retired luxury home builder, who designed and built the four-bedroom, 41/2 -bath house in 1996. The home went on the market in January for $4.9 million and sold in October for $4.4 million. The seller had torn down the original structure, once the summer home of a Baltimore physician and his family.