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By Mary Maushard | November 1, 1990
The morning after dining at the Westminster Inn with my father, he asked, "Would you go back if it was all your own money?" The answer: No.Granted, the Westminster Inn has a lot going for it. The old East End School is a truly sumptuous place to dine. The book-lined main room, the "Library," is unusually inviting. And the view at sunset from the glass-ceilinged sun room was truly beautiful.But eating here is a very expensive proposition, more expensive than was justified by what we had. And the service, which we suspect is intended to be proper, came across as uncomfortably sophisticated.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun reporter | September 9, 2007
The YMCA of Central Maryland is the newest owner of the old Westminster High School and a former inn and restaurant on South Center Street. With the recent purchase of the building that housed the Westminster Inn Bed & Breakfast and Maria's Restaurant, YMCA officials are looking to bring their family-oriented programs closer to downtown Westminster. "Our interest, when we became aware that there may be an opportunity with the building, is, it's an older building in the center of Westminster - it has character, history and location - it's very strategically located in the middle of Westminster," said Jeff Sprinkle, chief philanthropy officer for the YMCA of Central Maryland.
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May 12, 1992
TODAYTour Du Pont. World-class cyclists head out of Sharpsburg on their way to Virginia. (804) 354-9934.TOMORROWPee-Wee Preakness. Rash Field in Inner Harbor. Children race on hobbyhorses as mascots cheer on the young "jockeys." 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (410) 837-4636. Free.AT&T Great Schooner Race. Historic schooners compete against each other at 3 p.m. from the Inner Harbor Finger Piers. Witness race from docks. (410) 837-3030. Free.Maryland Preakness Celebration Frog Hop. Fells Point, Broadway Market Square.
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By MARY GAIL HARE and MARY GAIL HARE,SUN REPORTER | November 4, 2005
A Carroll County innkeeper has donated his $4 million business to the Maryland School for the Blind, the largest gift in the 152-year history of the private school for visually impaired and disabled students in Baltimore County. Mark Gross, who has operated the Westminster Inn, in the county seat, for nearly 20 years, and the school settled on the property Wednesday. "Now we have an inn," said Laurie Farrell, spokeswoman for the school, which serves about 180 students on its Parkville campus and 500 more in communities throughout the state.
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May 12, 1992
TODAYTour Du Pont. World-class cyclists head out of Sharpsburg on their way to Virginia. (804) 354-9934.TOMORROWPee-Wee Preakness. Rash Field in Inner Harbor. Children race on hobbyhorses as mascots cheer on the young "jockeys." 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (410) 837-4636. Free.AT&T Great Schooner Race. Historic schooners compete against each other at 3 p.m. from the Inner Harbor Finger Piers. Witness race from docks. (410) 837-3030. Free.Maryland Preakness Celebration Frog Hop. Fells Point, Broadway Market Square.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | December 23, 1994
The owner of the Westminster Inn and Bowling Brook Country Inn wants to expand his business by opening a conference center at the country inn in Middleburg.F. Mark Gross proposes a three-story, 30-bedroom center at Bowling Brook Farm at 6000 Middleburg Road, a 225-acre former horse farm."Bowling Brook is a very beautiful setting, the type of peaceful setting that lends itself to getting away from day-to-day business," he said.Mr. Gross needs approval from the Carroll County Board of Zoning appeals to build the center.
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By Cindy Parr and Cindy Parr,Contributing Writer | June 17, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- This Sunday evening, the Westminster Inn and Fly by Night Promotions will be serving up a tasty musical menu featuring local talent performing their original works.About a dozen area musicians will share rhythm and blues, country, rock and folk music as a part of "Songwriters In Concert," from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Courtyard Cafe at the Westminster Inn."Songwriters in Concert" is the fourth in a series of performances highlighting the talents of not only local artists but also artists from surrounding Baltimore, Howard and Montgomery counties, as well as from Pennsylvania and Virginia.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | June 24, 1992
Guests at a country inn planned at Bowling Brook Farm in Middleburg would be able to play croquet on the lawn, walk or bike on trails, enjoy afternoon tea and even drop a fishing line in a pond."
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By ELIZABETH LARGE and ELIZABETH LARGE,Restaurant Critic | March 13, 1993
Westminster Inn, 5 S. Center St., Westminster, (410 876-2893. This isn't the kind of country inn that serves fried chicken and corn fritters. The Westminster Inn specializes in contemporary American food: Blackened redfish with crab meat and creme fraiche. Tournedos and fried green tomatoes. Quail stuffed with wild rice and sun-dried cranberries. Sun-dried cranberries don't come cheap, but if price isn't a consideration, you can have a fine, even elegant, meal in one of the inn's two handsome dining rooms.
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By ELIZABETH LARGE | February 14, 1993
Westminster Inn, 5 S. Center St., Westminster, (410) 876-2893. Major credit cards. Open for lunch and dinner Wednesdays to Fridays, open for dinner only Saturdays and Sundays. No-smoking area: yes. Wheelchair-accessible: yes. Prices: first courses, $3.75-$8.95, entrees, $16.95-$29.95.When my predecessor reviewed the Westminster Inn, the headline read "Chapter 1: Flawed But Promising"; and she urged readers to give it a couple of months because it was new and ambitious. I ended up giving it four years.
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April 24, 2005
APRIL April 24-30, Western Maryland Railway Museum: 41 N. Main St., Union Bridge. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays and 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Railroad memorabilia, archives and pictures. Other days by appointment. Museum, 410-775-0150. April 24-30, Year-Round 10-kilometer Volksmarch: Westminster Inn, 5 S. Center St., Westminster. 7 a.m. to three hours before dusk. John Baumgardner, 410-833-8916. April 24-30, Year-Round 10-kilometer Volksmarch: The Inn at Norwood, 7514 Norwood Ave., Sykesville.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | December 23, 1994
The owner of the Westminster Inn and Bowling Brook Country Inn wants to expand his business by opening a conference center at the country inn in Middleburg.F. Mark Gross proposes a three-story, 30-bedroom center at Bowling Brook Farm at 6000 Middleburg Road, a 225-acre former horse farm."Bowling Brook is a very beautiful setting, the type of peaceful setting that lends itself to getting away from day-to-day business," he said.Mr. Gross needs approval from the Carroll County Board of Zoning appeals to build the center.
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By LAURA BARNHARDT | September 25, 1994
Babe Ruth Birthplace and Baltimore Orioles Museum, 216 Emory St., (410) 727-1539. Memorabilia-filled sports museum. Contact: Helen Campbell. Reserve one month in advance. Accommodates 50 seated, 125 people standing. Available evenings only. Cost: $400. Approved caterer only.B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., (410) 752-2463. The birthplace of American railroading. Contact: Stacey Eagan. Reserve as far in advance as possible. Accommodates up to 700 seated, 2,200 standing. Available daily after 5 p.m. List of approved caterers available.
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By LAURA BARNHARDT | June 12, 1994
BABE RUTH BIRTHPLACE AND BALTIMORE ORIOLES MUSEUM, 216 Emory St., (410) 727-1539. Memorabilia-filled sports shrine. Contact: Helen Campbell. Reserve one month in advance. Accommodates 50 seated, 125 people standing. Available evenings only. Cost: $300 for groups of up to 25, $400 for groups over 25. Approved caterer only.B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM, 901 W. Pratt St., (410) 752-2463. The birthplace of American railroading. Contact: Stacey Eagan. Reserve as far in advance as possible. Accommodates up to 900 seated, 2,400 standing.
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By LAURA BARNHARDT | January 9, 1994
BABE RUTH BIRTHPLACE AND BALTIMORE ORIOLES MUSEUM, 216 Emory St., (410) 727-1539. Memorabilia-filled sports shrine. Contact: Helen Campbell. Reserve one month in advance. Accommodates 125 people standing, 50 seated. Available evenings only. Cost: $300 for groups of up to 25, $400 for groups over 25. Approved caterer only.B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM, 901 W. Pratt St., (410) 752-2463. The birthplace of American railroading. Contact: Stacey Eagan. Reserve as far in advance as possible. Accommodates up to 900 seated, 2,400 standing.
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By LAURA BARNHARDT | September 26, 1993
BABE RUTH BIRTHPLACE AND BALTIMORE ORIOLE MUSEUM, 216 Emory St., (410) 727-1539. Memorabilia-filled sports shrine. Contact: Helen Campbell. Reserve one month in advance. Accommodates 125 people standing, 50 seated. Available evenings only. Cost: $300 for groups of up to 25, $400 for groups over 25. Approved caterer only.B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM, 901 W. Pratt St., (410) 752-2463. The birthplace of American railroading. Contact: Stacey Eagan. Reserve as far in advance as possible. Accommodates up to 950 seated, 2,400 standing.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff writer | June 26, 1991
Basketball fans already missing the NBA can get a hoops fix tonight as the Washington Redskins hit Westminster to play a charity game against an all-star team comprised mainly of past county high school andcollege players.The game, sponsored by the East End Athletic Club at the Westminster Inn, will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Gill Center at Western Maryland College.Proceeds will benefit underprivileged youths attending the Art Monk Football Camp this week at Western Maryland.Among the Redskinsparticipating will be Monk, Alvin Walton, Clarence Vaughn, Walter Stanley and Brian Mitchell, along with a number of the team's top picksfrom the spring collegiate draft.
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March 1, 1993
Three are injured in Mount Airy accidentThree people were injured Saturday afternoon when a car stopped to make a left turn and was knocked into the path of two other vehicles on Route 27 at Harrisville Road near Mount Airy.Robert Thomas Lynch, 23; Anita Marie Muscatello, 24; and Mary Dudley Owen, 36, a passenger in one of the four vehicles involved in the accident, were taken to Carroll County General Hospital.They have since been discharged, according to a hospital supervisor.Mr. Lynch, of the 5600 block of Olde Oak Road, was driving north on Route 27 about 3:15 p.m. when he struck Ms. Muscatello's 1990 Dodge Shadow, which was stopped and signaling to make a left onto Harrisville Road.
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By LAURA BARNHARDT | June 6, 1993
BABE RUTH BIRTHPLACE AND BALTIMORE ORIOLES MUSEUM, 216 Emory St., (410) 727-1539. Memorabilia-filled sports shrine. Contact: Helen Campbell. Reserve one month in advance. Accommodates 125 people standing, 50 seated. Available evenings only. Cost: $300 for groups of up to 25, $400 for groups over 25. Approved caterer only.BALTIMORE GRAND, 401 W. Fayette St., (410) 727-5678. Contemporary building in downtown Baltimore. Contact: Alan Pressman. Reserve as soon as possible. The Chesapeake Ballroom accommodates 400 seated, 530 standing; the Loyola Ballroom accommodates 160 seated with dancing, 250 standing.
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May 10, 1993
It's Preakness week -- that time of the year when festivals, balloon races, concerts and fireworks displays build toward Saturday's 118th running at Pimlico Race Course of the second jewel in thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. Here's what's happening today and tomorrow:TODAY* Maryland School for the Blind Preakness Celebration, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school at 3501 Taylor Ave., Baltimore. Students will simulate the Preakness Stakes using models of horses. Free. Call (410) 444-5000.TOMORROW* Sunrise at Old Hilltop, 6 a.m. at Pimlico Race Course, daily through Friday.
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