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By Jennifer Sullivan and Jennifer Sullivan,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1999
Oscar Baker remembers when Wildwood Park was the center of Mount Airy's social events: a home for carnivals, concerts, prayer sessions and political rallies.Baker and other longtime residents hope that the fun will return to the neighborhood park. They are encouraged by talk that town officials are looking into buying a gazebo for the park, which has been quiet for almost 50 years.The town Parks and Recreation Committee is mulling the purchase of a 20-foot-wide gazebo for the tree-lined site, and neighbors have begun talking about holding concerts and picnics on the patchy grass and red-dirt grounds.
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By Lesa Jansen and Lesa Jansen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 9, 2002
DRIFT AWAY TO a different era, when the pace was slow, the only talk of growth was about the year's farm crops, and Mount Airy was a picture postcard of small-town America. On Sunday in the town's century-old Wildwood Park, music once again will fill the air as it did at the start of the 20th century as the concerts in the park series continues. "It just makes me feel like old times, sitting under a group of trees, gazing up and listening to a band play," said C. Oscar Baker, a lifelong Mount Airy resident and the driving force behind the concerts in the park series.
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NEWS
September 15, 1997
The Mount Airy Town Council has approved a zoning change that clears the way for construction of a nursing home in the Wildwood Park senior housing community.The zoning change will allow a nursing home to occupy up to 25 percent, instead of 15 percent, of a site. The change was sought by the nursing home's developer, Lorien Home Health Care Inc., because of constraints at the Wildwood Park site.But the company, which plans to build a 62-bed nursing home at Wildwood Park, still faces a challenge before a state health planning board.
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By Jennifer Sullivan and Jennifer Sullivan,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1999
Oscar Baker remembers when Wildwood Park was the center of Mount Airy's social events: a home for carnivals, concerts, prayer sessions and political rallies.Baker and other longtime residents hope that the fun will return to the neighborhood park. They are encouraged by talk that town officials are looking into buying a gazebo for the park, which has been quiet for almost 50 years.The town Parks and Recreation Committee is mulling the purchase of a 20-foot-wide gazebo for the tree-lined site, and neighbors have begun talking about holding concerts and picnics on the patchy grass and red-dirt grounds.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | June 30, 1995
Jack Steel says he's "tickled pink" to be the first resident of Wildwood Park, a new Carroll County community for seniors in Mount Airy.But it would be nice to have some neighbors."
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By Donna Abel and Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 16, 1999
THE VILLAS AT Wildwood Park officially welcomed the newest addition to the senior housing village at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.Presiding at the event were Mount Airy Mayor Gerald R. Johnson and Canterbury Homes developer Michael Berman.About 5: 15 p.m., the mayor cut the ribbon at the entrance to Merry-Go-Round Way, the future site for 27 single-family houses and duplexes nestled on a cul-de-sac in Wildwood Park. The community is off Merridale Boulevard behind the library and the senior center.
NEWS
February 1, 1993
Wildwood Park plan wins board's approvalThe Mount Airy Planning and Zoning Commission approved final plans for the Wildwood Park development on Ridge Road.The board's approval last week was contingent on the developer erecting a fence around an adjacent storm water management pond and making clarifications to the final plans. The 31-lot development is across from Parr's Ridge Library and a senior center.Board members also reviewed a proposal to charge annexation petitioners $2,000 to cover administrative and other costs the town incurs during annexation.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | July 7, 1993
About half of the speakers at last night's public hearing on the Mount Airy comprehensive master plan enthusiastically supported the proposal for neighborhood centers that combine commercial and residential property.But Mount Airy resident Norman Hammond told members of the town's planning and zoning commission they should disregard most of that testimony because most of the seven speakers represented developers or owned land that would benefit financially from a neighborhood center concept.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | July 12, 1996
The developer of Mount Airy's year-old senior citizen village plans to ask town officials for a zoning exception that would allow him to build apartments for the elderly.To meet the demand for senior housing, developer Michael Berman wants to add apartments to Wildwood Park, a housing complex on a 10-acre tract at Park and Ridge avenues.He said the first section of the complex, which consists of 11 houses and duplexes, is filled and he has advance contracts for six of the 16 houses planned in a second section now under construction.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | November 12, 1993
C. Oscar Baker has spent all of his 71 years in Mount Airy and doesn't want to leave now.But the upkeep on his three-bedroom home and acre of ground has become too much for him."It's a hassle," he said. "There's a lot of grass to cut, and there's a big garden that's getting to be too much."Mr. Baker and other Mount Airy senior citizens are looking forward to the town's first senior housing community. The project, a development of 32 units for people older than 62, is planned on four acres of a 9.78-acre site at Ridge and Park avenues.
NEWS
By Donna Abel and Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 16, 1999
THE VILLAS AT Wildwood Park officially welcomed the newest addition to the senior housing village at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.Presiding at the event were Mount Airy Mayor Gerald R. Johnson and Canterbury Homes developer Michael Berman.About 5: 15 p.m., the mayor cut the ribbon at the entrance to Merry-Go-Round Way, the future site for 27 single-family houses and duplexes nestled on a cul-de-sac in Wildwood Park. The community is off Merridale Boulevard behind the library and the senior center.
NEWS
September 15, 1997
The Mount Airy Town Council has approved a zoning change that clears the way for construction of a nursing home in the Wildwood Park senior housing community.The zoning change will allow a nursing home to occupy up to 25 percent, instead of 15 percent, of a site. The change was sought by the nursing home's developer, Lorien Home Health Care Inc., because of constraints at the Wildwood Park site.But the company, which plans to build a 62-bed nursing home at Wildwood Park, still faces a challenge before a state health planning board.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | November 22, 1996
Mount Airy's senior citizen village has town government approval for a 228-bed nursing home, but the project's developer says he plans only about a fourth that number -- at least to start.Michael Berman, developer of Wildwood Park senior village on Park Avenue, said the nursing care center probably will begin with no more than 60 beds. The 228-bed authorization from the town Board of Zoning Appeals "represents a vision of what the total build-out could be," he said.A nursing home, assisted-living apartments and single-family houses form the village plan outlined by a senior housing committee that began meeting four years ago to draw up a proposal.
NEWS
By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | July 12, 1996
The developer of Mount Airy's year-old senior citizen village plans to ask town officials for a zoning exception that would allow him to build apartments for the elderly.To meet the demand for senior housing, developer Michael Berman wants to add apartments to Wildwood Park, a housing complex on a 10-acre tract at Park and Ridge avenues.He said the first section of the complex, which consists of 11 houses and duplexes, is filled and he has advance contracts for six of the 16 houses planned in a second section now under construction.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | June 30, 1995
Jack Steel says he's "tickled pink" to be the first resident of Wildwood Park, a new Carroll County community for seniors in Mount Airy.But it would be nice to have some neighbors."
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | November 12, 1993
C. Oscar Baker has spent all of his 71 years in Mount Airy and doesn't want to leave now.But the upkeep on his three-bedroom home and acre of ground has become too much for him."It's a hassle," he said. "There's a lot of grass to cut, and there's a big garden that's getting to be too much."Mr. Baker and other Mount Airy senior citizens are looking forward to the town's first senior housing community. The project, a development of 32 units for people older than 62, is planned on four acres of a 9.78-acre site at Ridge and Park avenues.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | July 7, 1993
About half of the speakers at last night's public hearing on the Mount Airy comprehensive master plan enthusiastically supported the proposal for neighborhood centers that combine commercial and residential property.But Mount Airy resident Norman Hammond told members of the town's planning and zoning commission they should disregard most of that testimony because most of the seven speakers represented developers or owned land that would benefit financially from a neighborhood center concept.
NEWS
By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | November 22, 1996
Mount Airy's senior citizen village has town government approval for a 228-bed nursing home, but the project's developer says he plans only about a fourth that number -- at least to start.Michael Berman, developer of Wildwood Park senior village on Park Avenue, said the nursing care center probably will begin with no more than 60 beds. The 228-bed authorization from the town Board of Zoning Appeals "represents a vision of what the total build-out could be," he said.A nursing home, assisted-living apartments and single-family houses form the village plan outlined by a senior housing committee that began meeting four years ago to draw up a proposal.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | November 12, 1993
C. Oscar Baker has spent all of his 71 years in Mount Airy and doesn't want to leave now.But the upkeep on his three-bedroom home and acre of ground has become too much for him."It's a hassle," he said. "There's a lot of grass to cut, and there's a big garden that's getting to be too much."Mr. Baker and other Mount Airy senior citizens are looking forward to the town's first senior housing community. The project, a development of 32 units for people older than 62, is planned on four acres of a 9.78-acre site at Ridge and Park avenues.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | July 7, 1993
About half of the speakers at last night's public hearing on the Mount Airy comprehensive master plan enthusiastically supported the proposal for neighborhood centers that combine commercial and residential property.But Mount Airy resident Norman Hammond told members of the town's planning and zoning commission they should disregard most of that testimony because most of the seven speakers represented developers or owned land that would benefit financially from a neighborhood center concept.
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