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As Baltimore's diners disappear, owners shift to remain relevant

In its heyday in the 1960s and '70s, the 24-hour Bel-Loc Diner in Parkville was the place to go after high school dances or a night at the now-defunct Club Venus, Rascals or Golden Horn. "Fifty years ago, everybody in the neighborhood came here," said owner Bill Doxanas, 65. "Now, there are a hundred...

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  • Country singer lends hand to Badges for Baseball in Aberdeen

    Country singer lends hand to Badges for Baseball in Aberdeen

    This week's Badges for Baseball session in Aberdeen was a little different than others this summer, as rising country music star Matt Stillwell was at the practice Wednesday to throw around the ball and pitch and catch. The baseball fan and singer has a new single out, "Hey Dad," and appeared with...

  • About 50 Bel Air properties could have their zoning changed

    About 50 Bel Air properties could have their zoning changed

    At least 47 properties in the Town of Bel Air have been selected for rezoning, based on the recommendations of town planning staff, as Bel Air leaders prepare their 2016 comprehensive rezoning plan. Most, if approved, would be for more intense uses in the future. "Communities grow and change, and...

  • Cal Ripken World Series to begin Friday in Aberdeen

    Cal Ripken World Series to begin Friday in Aberdeen

    The 17th annual Cal Ripken World Series, which features some of the world's best 12-year old baseball teams, will be back in action Friday at The Ripken Experience Aberdeen Powered By Under Armour youth baseball complex. Eighteen teams – 10 domestic and eight from around the world – will battle...

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  • Academy Ford owners keep dealership a family affair

    Academy Ford owners keep dealership a family affair

    This story is part of our Landmark Businesses series. Mike Lynch loves rush hour traffic in South Laurel. That's because it gives Route 1 motorists a chance to eye the front line of cars for sale on the lot at Academy Ford. Lynch, 48, is vice president of the 54-year-old dealership and the son...

  • Rodgers Forge fourth-grader travels to Judo Junior Olympics [Rodgers Forge]

    David Dippel, a rising fourth-grader at Rodgers Forge Elementary School, went to the Judo Junior Olympics again this summer with his team through the Maryland Judo & Jiu Jitsu Academy. David competed in the event — which was held June 24-25 in Irving, Texas — in the National and International divisions....

  • Dulaney High students take care of business [Cockeysville]

    The Dulaney High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) were well represented at the FBLA National Conference in Atlanta earlier this month. In all, 51 Baltimore County Public School students were in attendance. Cockeysville resident Patrick Holt, the business department...

  • Towson crime log

    The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. York Road, 6300 block. July 21 at noon. A man stole a bottle of water from a business and threatened employees. Dellsway Road, 1500 block....

  • At Towson retirement community, grateful seniors help young employees attend college

    At Towson retirement community, grateful seniors help young employees attend college

    Since she was 14, Sydney Parker, of Cockeysville, has served the residents of the Edenwald retirement community in Towson with a smile on her face. When residents gather in the dining hall for dinner, she checks them in, takes them to a table and chats for a while. Working at the retirement community...

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