July 23, 2012
Our coalition objects to the way Say No To Solo was characterized in a recent Baltimore Sun op-ed ("A boon for Owings Mills," July 19). If you look at our website (, you will see the names of more than 2,000 Baltimore County residents and businesses who are supporting our goals. The Baltimore County Council is being asked to approve a new 400,000 square-foot retail mall along Reisterstown Road, jeopardizing the millions of dollars in transportation infrastructure investments made by taxpayers at the nearby Owings Mills Mall and Metro Centre projects.
By Luke Lavoie, | May 16, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. Descriptions of perpetrators are included only when the description makes identification possible. East Columbia McGaw Road, 8800 block, 1:37 a.m. May 10. Entry gained to Wegmans by forcing open front doors. Baby formula stolen. Cobblefield Drive, 8600 block, 3:36 p.m. May 9. Entry gained to Tamar Meadows Apartments by prying open door to shed. Golf cart stolen. West Columbia Beaverkill Road, 5400 block, 5:53 p.m. May 12. Victim approached by person while walking with a friend.
May 31, 2012
Oh my, here we go again. The good old boys (and gals) of Baltimore County government are wheeling and dealing behind the scenes ("No 'courtesy' for Wegmans," May 27). It's up for grabs so place your bets. Will the citizens' group, Say No to Solo Coalition, fight off the three influential developers and the county, or will they be left in the dust? It appears to be the good old scheme of things typical of our local government. Of course the Baltimore Planning Department endorsed the Wegmans proposal to build.
March 25, 2014
Maryland State Police and Harford County Sheriff's Office report: Aberdeen Danielle Nichole Nixon, 28, of the 2400 block of Post Road, was arrested Friday on a bench warrant in a case in which he is charged with two counts of vandalism. A person was assaulted Friday in the 1000 block of Old Philadelphia Road. Abingdon Bradley Barton Peeples, 27, of the 3100 block of Laurel View Drive, was arrested Sunday as a fugitive from Pennsylvania. Several counterfeit $20 bills were reported a store on Wegmans Boulevard Friday.
June 19, 2012
When is this newspaper going to end its love affair with Wegmans? If Patuxent Publishing is being paid for its front page Wegmans story and its up-to-the-minute updates on the anticipation for the grand opening, good. But don't dress it up as a news story. The lines between advertisement, opinions, and news are blurry. If Patuxent Publishing is not getting a chunk of the Wegmans annual marketing budget then you are missing out. How about running a free front page story on my family business, or my wife's interior design business, or my neighbor the architect?
July 20, 2012
In response to the reader who was so "mystified" by your support of the coming of Wegmans to our area ("More coverage needed of neighborhood stores," June 28): The stores she lauds had no interest in accommodating residents of Wilde Lake when the plans for the village center were in the making, in spite of the potential for business the additional housing would provide. (Bad business decision?) They have had a captive "audience" in the village centers for years. Now that we have a choice, being "loyal" to some of them who have horrendous markups (David's and Supersaver)
May 27, 2012
Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond faces the kind of decision that makes a job like hers tough. She is being asked whether to allow the rezoning of an empty industrial site in Owings Mills to allow a major retail development anchored by a Wegmans. Depending on which of the hundreds of phone calls, letters and emails she listens to, saying yes would either spark the long-awaited flowering of the less successful of the county's two designated growth areas or condemn Owings Mills to a paradoxical fate - clogged with traffic and empty stores, the suburban equivalent of Yogi Berra's complaint about a restaurant: "Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded.
March 30, 2012
As a small business owner in the Garrison Forest Shopping Center and a police officer who has worked the Reisterstown Road corridor, I think your article about development in Owings Mills ignores the local and regional impact this type of project would have ("Jobs, taxes promised for old Solo Cup site," March 27). Although I like Wegmans and also agree that the jobs and increased economic activity it will bring are very good things, the proposed location just doesn't make sense.
June 26, 2012
Baltimore County Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver wants his colleagues to reject a proposal to allow a retail development anchored by a Wegmans supermarket at the former Solo Cup site in Owings Mills. He cites traffic congestion as his main concern. ("Oliver pushes for council to reject Solo Cup rezoning," June 21.) Mr. Oliver also thinks the site should be preserved as manufacturing. I live in the 2nd district directly across from the proposed site. The traffic from the Solo Cup site when it was operational was horrific.
September 20, 2011
I guess I just don't see what all the fuss is about. It's only a grocery store, after all. Others, however, I'm sure will argue that Wegmans is so much more than "just a grocery store. " And I must be mistaken, based on the number of people who were at Harford County's first store when it opened at 7 a.m. Sunday in Abingdon. Our reporter, Marissa Gallo, reported 1,000 cars in the parking lot. Assuming two people per car, that's 2,000 people who turned out for opening day. My kids' day care provider, Miss Pat, said she went during the Ravens game, thinking it would be a little less crowded.
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
Developers of the Foundry Row retail project in Owings Mills say they are on track to start construction this summer on a $140 million shopping center featuring Baltimore County's second Wegmans grocery store. In an opinion issued this week, the county Board of Appeals upheld an administrative law judge's earlier decision to approve the development at the site of the former Solo Cup plant on Reisterstown Road. And Thursday, officials at Greenberg Gibbons, the center developer, said their company has settled a lawsuit that Solo Cup filed against it involving damage to energy plant equipment on the 50-acre property.
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 15, 2014
Two snowblowers were stolen off the parking lot of the Wegmans supermarket in Abingdon, one on Dec. 28 and the other on Jan. 10, Maryland State Police said Thursday. State Police released photographs of the man taken by surveillance equipment at the store off Route 924. The thief is described by police as white, with brown hair and of average height and weight. A red pickup truck and a red car were observed being operated in association with the thefts, State Police at the Bel Air Barrack said; however, there is a description of only one thief.
October 3, 2013
Here at Harford magazine , the Best of Harford contest is one of the most anticipated events of the year. At this time, we ask readers to nominate their favorite businesses and community members for a job well done. There are more than 20 new categories this year! Look for the results in our February 2014 issue. Voting will take place online only this year.   Click here to take the survey.   Here are the rules: • All nominees must be located in Harford County.
Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella | September 6, 2013
Wegmanswill open its newest Maryland store on Sept. 15 in Germantown with 600 employees. The supermarket will carry 70,000 products, including 700 produce items, prepared foods, 300 imported and domestic cheeses, sushi and whole fish delivered daily and cut to order. It will feature vegetable and fruit stations and a shellfish steaming station.  The grocery store will be the seventh in Maryland for Wegmans, an 81-store chain with stores in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
August 26, 2013
Nominate the top family-friendly spots in the area for our annual Maryland Family magazine Readers' Choice Awards and you could win a $50 gift card to Wegmans. Look for the poll results in our November issue. Aug. 31 is the last day you can vote. To participate, click here .
August 21, 2013
Does your family have a go-to restaurant for celebrations? Know of a place with mouth-watering barbecue or the best dessert your tastebuds have ever encountered? We want to know about it! Give your favorite eateries a pat on the back by nominating them for Harford magazine's Best of Dining contest. Look for the results in our December issue. The rules: • All restaurants must be located in Harford County. • Online votes only. No paper ballots. • Ballots with fewer than 10 nominations with be disregarded.
By LIZ ATWOOD and LIZ ATWOOD,SUN REPORTER | September 28, 2005
Lars Rusins, head of Baltimore Foodies, says some members of his group of food lovers wonder what all of the fuss is about over a Wegmans grocery store's opening in Hunt Valley this weekend. But Rusins and his wife, who have seen a Wegmans in New Jersey, can't wait. "We already have applied for and received our Wegmans shopper's card," he says. Margaret Sullivan, a producer at Maryland Public Television, first saw Wegmans while visiting friends in Clarks Summit, Pa. "Just wandering up and down the aisles is always an eye-opener," she says.
By June Arney and June Arney,Sun Reporter | June 6, 2008
The Columbia Wegmans grocery store faces one less hurdle after a challenge to approval of its site development plan was dismissed this week. Michele LeFaivre, Board of Appeals hearing examiner, ruled Monday that "the 30-day filing has to be very strictly construed," before dismissing the appeal brought by Philip Rousseau, a Columbia resident whose property backs up to within about 15 feet of Snowden River Parkway, which is expected to handle much more...
By Catherine Mallette
The Baltimore Sun
| July 3, 2013
As the morning of our third-week pickup dawned, I pulled the Post-it notes off our refrigerator: We had done it. We'd successfully eaten everything from Week 2, except half a head of broccoli. On to Week 3! This week's share included turnips, beets, radishes, onions, carrots, lettuce, raspberries - and more broccoli. A huge, giant, enormous head of broccoli. Clearly, I needed a broccoli dish to take advantage of this bounty. I settled down with a stack of cookbooks and the pint of fresh raspberries, snacking as I rejected recipe after recipe.
By Luke Lavoie, | June 20, 2013
Wilde Lake resident J.T. Powell has an interesting, perhaps unusual, hobby. He doesn't collect stamps or build model airplanes. Instead, he teaches himself languages. "I would highly recommend it," Powell said holding a tattered Italian dictionary at the Columbia Association's World Languages Cafe held at Wegmans last month. "It's a wonderful hobby and super fun. As long as you don't take yourself too seriously. " Whether you're like Powell, who said he's taught himself bits and pieces of seven languages, or a fluent speaker of one language, there is a place for you at the World Languages Cafe, a monthly event hosted by Wegmans in Columbia as part of CA's multicultural programming.
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