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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
Three scenic acres form the setting for a nouveau Southern Colonial design home, built in 1995 for the current owners, who have put it on the market for $599,900. "When you look out the front door, all you see are evergreen [trees], wood and nature," said Timothy Kenney of Cummings & Co. Realtors, the listing agent for the house at 3832 Nicholson Road in Westminster. "There is a second-floor balcony above the home's front porch columns that offers a phenomenal view of rolling hills.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
Three scenic acres form the setting for a nouveau Southern Colonial design home, built in 1995 for the current owners, who have put it on the market for $599,900. "When you look out the front door, all you see are evergreen [trees], wood and nature," said Timothy Kenney of Cummings & Co. Realtors, the listing agent for the house at 3832 Nicholson Road in Westminster. "There is a second-floor balcony above the home's front porch columns that offers a phenomenal view of rolling hills.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | February 15, 1994
Two people were injured and six were left homeless when a two-alarm fire destroyed a house on Frock's Sunnybrook Farm in Westminster on Sunday.One of the residents, an unidentified woman, was treated at Carroll County General Hospital for smoke inhalation, and a firefighter was taken to the same hospital for injuries suffered at the scene. Both were released, a hospital spokeswoman said.More than 75 firefighters dispatched from stations in Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley, Manchester, New Windsor, Hampstead and Winfield were interrupted in their battle when electric meters mounted on the outside and ammunition in one of the apartments exploded.
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August 5, 2013
The State Fire Marshal's Office says two people received non-life-threatening injuries in a fire that occurred in Westminster just before midnight Sunday. The fire was in the 500 block of Bear Branch Road in the southern portion of Westminster, near Winfield, in a single-story house. The one-alarm blaze was reported at 11:58 p.m. Sunday, and took about 30 minutes to control. Thirty-five firefighters were called to the scene. Damage was estimated at about $30,000 to the structure, and about $20,000 for contents.
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November 30, 2005
On November 23, 2005, ALLAN THOMAS HOLSING of Westminster House, Baltimore, MD, husband of the late Jane Holsing. Uncle of A. Paul Hnida. A Service will be held Thursday, December 1 at 10:45 A.M. in the Chapel of the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Garrison Forest. Arranged by the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 3, 1999
Three boys suspected of playing hooky from school Friday were arrested and charged as juveniles after they allegedly tried to break into a Westminster house, apparently unaware the owner was home, state police said.Tfc. Bryan Pearre of the Westminster barracks responded to the homeowner's complaint and arrested the boys within minutes of the 911 call for assistance.The boys, all 15 years old and Westminster residents, were released to their parents, Pearre said. He did not name them because of their age.The boys denied they were trying to break into the woman's home, Pearre said.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | November 30, 1993
There's not much the City of Westminster can do about truck traffic through a narrow alley that runs past Schaeffer Lumber Co. to West George Street, a two-member City Council committee has concluded.The Public Improvements Committee's decision to take no action left Gloria and Richard MacPhee, who own a rental house at 20 W. George St. next to the alley, "a little nonplused," the couple said in a statement.Mr. and Mrs. MacPhee of Finksburg had asked the council for help in October. They said their tenants in the Westminster house are inundated with diesel fumes and noise from truck traffic that begins at 7 a.m. and continues throughout the day.Truck traffic through the alley includes tractor-trailers that deliver supplies to Schaeffer Lumber Co. and flatbed trucks that pick up items from the company's materials storage yard, which adjoins the alley on the opposite side of George Street.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | May 12, 1998
Doris M. Brown, a Baltimore native who was active in numerous city charitable and social organizations during the 1950s and 1960s, died Wednesday of heart failure at her Mount Vernon home.Mrs. Brown, 75, lived in the Ashburton section of West Baltimore for much of her life and was known for holding large parties with her first husband, Dr. Marcus W. Moore, a local surgeon.She was a founding member of the Smart Set, an organization that consisted mainly of the wives of black professionals who devoted time to charities.
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By Diana McLaughlin | June 8, 1998
THE OLD adage suggesting you never truly know how someone else feels until you have walked in his shoes came to mind for me as I read of the controversy surrounding Our Daily Bread.I would like to invite anyone who has formed an opinion without visiting the neighborhood Our Daily Bread calls home to spend a day with me. You may be surprised, and perhaps dismayed, at what you will see.I have been a resident of the Westminster House for senior citizens for the past 15 years, which means I have always lived around the corner from Our Daily Bread.
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By DEIDRE NERREAU MCCABE and DEIDRE NERREAU MCCABE,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1995
Twelve years ago, the Caples of Westminster bought an 1850s brick mill house on 5 bucolic acres, complete with stream and small wooden bridge that they crossed on their way up the driveway.They loved the five-room, three-level house, which had been renovated before they moved in. But after their first child was born, they started thinking about an addition."We needed more space. We didn't have a dining room and we only had two bedrooms," says Robin Spampinato Caple.The Caples considered building a two-level brick addition that would blend easily with the existing structure, but eventually decided on a more creative solution -- using a log home of similar vintage to solve their space problems.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | May 13, 2007
In a matter of minutes, the third-graders from Freedom District Elementary stepped off their yellow school bus in 2007 and leapt back in time to 1807. There were no screens on house windows to keep out flies. No electric lights to illuminate their homework at night. And, for once, the students had to consider that bedbugs were real -- and might actually bite. Those revelations, interspersed with games and a taste of 19th-century fashion, were part of a tour of a historic Westminster home on Main Street, and a lesson on life in Carroll County two centuries ago. Named for its different owners, the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House was built in 1807 and restored in 1991, said Timmi Pierce, the Historical Society of Carroll County's executive director.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,sun reporter | December 12, 2006
The Westminster City Council unanimously rejected last night a Manchester developer's proposal to build a 320-unit senior housing complex on part of the private Wakefield Valley golf course, which borders neighborhoods and an existing retirement community. The proposal came at an inopportune time: Westminster is still grappling with a water deficit that has effectively shut down growth in the Carroll County seat since late September. Councilman Robert P. Wack, while voting no on the proposal, praised the developer's plan to recycle wastewater from its homes to irrigate the golf course - which now uses city water.
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November 30, 2005
On November 23, 2005, ALLAN THOMAS HOLSING of Westminster House, Baltimore, MD, husband of the late Jane Holsing. Uncle of A. Paul Hnida. A Service will be held Thursday, December 1 at 10:45 A.M. in the Chapel of the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Garrison Forest. Arranged by the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc.
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December 15, 2000
THERE'S no reason why owners of houses, whether they live there or rent to others, shouldn't have to maintain them. Property that is not kept up is more than an eyesore. It's a public nuisance, a cancer in the community, a drag on property values and the well-being of other residents. That's why Westminster's attempt to enact a "livability" code for all housing should be encouraged. Which is not to say the current proposal, 42 pages long, couldn't stand some fixing up. City Hall got a lot of constructive comment at a hearing this week: Concerns about square-foot minimums, number of windows, unique designs of historic buildings and traditional neighborhood conventions.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 3, 1999
Three boys suspected of playing hooky from school Friday were arrested and charged as juveniles after they allegedly tried to break into a Westminster house, apparently unaware the owner was home, state police said.Tfc. Bryan Pearre of the Westminster barracks responded to the homeowner's complaint and arrested the boys within minutes of the 911 call for assistance.The boys, all 15 years old and Westminster residents, were released to their parents, Pearre said. He did not name them because of their age.The boys denied they were trying to break into the woman's home, Pearre said.
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By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | March 3, 1999
A historic building in downtown Westminster that houses a popular thrift store is scheduled to be demolished tomorrow.The Mission Store, at 57 E. Main St., has been closed since Jan. 26 because structural damage in the back of the building made it unsafe. Its owners have decided it's too dangerous to repair."We wanted to try to save the front portion of the building because of its historic value," the Rev. Clifford Elkins, executive director of the Westminster Rescue Mission Inc., said yesterday.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | December 8, 1993
Three Carroll County men were charged with burglary and theft yesterday after an alert resident blocked their route from a Westminster home and called state police.Police said they arrested the three inside an unoccupied house and found antiques in their truck outside about 1:30 p.m.The three men also were charged with malicious destruction of property and trespassing.Earl E. Ausherman, 39, and Larry L. White, 19, both of the same address in the 6000 block of Old Washington Road in Sykesville, and Richard E. Burdette, 19, of the 5600 block of Manor Drive in Woodbine were released on bond after a hearing before a District Court commissioner.
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By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 30, 1998
WESTMINSTER'S Holiday House Tour will include not only some of the city's most breathtaking homes but also lots of entertainment.From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, volunteers from all over the county will serenade folks as they walk through homes on Willis and Court streets: carolers from East Middle School and Girl Scout Troop 88; a string quartet from South Carroll; harpist Emily White; a brass band; tuba player Andrew Spang and his wife, Laura Baker, a...
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