Tag: catonsville

Vandal Maims, Kills Newly Planted Cherry Trees Along Median in Catonsville

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Photo via Catonsville Tree Canopy Project/Facebook

A tree-despising Grinch in Southwest Baltimore County just couldn’t let local residents enjoy their new trees.

Feds To Award $1 Million for Removal of Deadly Defunct Dam in Catonsville

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Courtesy Maryland DNR

The federal government plans to award $1 million to a river-restoration business to help remove a pesky dam from Patapsco Valley State Park.

Missing 78-Year-Old Turtle Confounds in Catonsville

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Not Moses.
Not Moses.

In the home of the Terrapins, a missing turtle is making headlines.

Four Baltimore Schools Among the Healthiest in the Nation

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Photo via Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Photo via Alliance for a Healthier Generationtim

Back in March, the Today Show picked Baltimore for its yearlong health, fitness, and anti-obesity campaign. Six months later, four Baltimore schools have been ranked among the healthiest in the country. So do we all owe Al Roker a big thank you?

Baltimore Postal Worker Stole 20,000 Pieces of Mail

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Photo by J Gallagher via Flickr
Photo by J Gallagher via Flickr

Remember that Netflix DVD that never arrived, or that check that never showed up in your mailbox? It may well have been in the possession of Jeffrey Shipley, a Baltimore postal worker who’s been accused of stealing more than 20,000 pieces of mail over the past 20 years.

Baltimore Sun and WYPR Give Catonsville Woman the Best Christmas Present Ever

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Margaret Ann Wolf Harris, via NPR
Margaret Ann Wolf Harris, via NPR

Margaret Ann Wolf Harris, 71 of Catonsville, had no memory of her father’s voice. That’s because she was just 17 months old when Sgt. Cody Wolf, serving in World War II, was shot down over Germany and died.

Fast-forward to 2013. Baltimore Sun research librarian Paul McCardell came across a forgotten pair of vinyl records containing an hour-long Christmas radio broadcast from 1943 in which men in the military and women in the Red Cross recorded holiday messages for their friends and families in the Mid-Atlantic.

McCardell arranged to have the recording rebroadcast on WYPR’s “Midday with Dan Rodricks” just in time for Christmas. That’s when Harris heard a voice come through her radio that was at once strange and familiar, that of a turret gunner expressing longing for Catonsville and his parents, wife, and “my 16-month-old daughter Margaret Ann.”

Catonsville, Prepare Yourselves for an Aldi

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The life of an Aldi shopper is always intense!
The life of an Aldi shopper is always intense!

If you’re one of those grocery shoppers who consider shelving far too fancy, who prefer to do their own bagging, and who will eat anything if it’s cheap enough, then what you want is an Aldi. And if you live in Catonsville, you’re getting one on February 22 (at 6503 Baltimore National Pike)! 

Grenade Prompts Evacuation of Catonsville Apartment Building

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Don’t want to hurt anyone but love to cause a needless stir? Try leaving things that look explosive — but aren’t — in public view.

Maryland’s Spookiest Ghost Towns

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The best ghost towns may be west of the Mississippi, but that doesn’t mean that Maryland doesn’t have its very own spooky/abandoned spots. According to the experts at ghosttowns.com, there are ten such haunted, empty places in Maryland. Although many of them are more along the lines of “spooky abandoned military base from the 1980s!” instead of “spooky abandoned prospectors village from the 19th century!” we still think they count. Explore at your own risk!

Spin.com Streams Height With Friends’ New Album!

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We’ve covered local rap outfit Height With Friends a couple times here on Baltimore Fishbowl. I’d love to believe that’s what finally got the group the attention of Spin, but it’s probably the years of touring and recording.

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