CENTRAL COUNTY--Broadneck * Severna Park * Millersville


Historical society antique shop reopens

The county historical society's antique shop reopened this week after a two-month winter hiatus.

Housed in a white brick building in Severna Park that once provided the steam for the railroad, the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society collects and sells treasures at the store, one of two county Browse and Buys.

The antique store sells donated items as well as taking consignments. All proceeds go to restore old county homes and maintain the historic Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum. Shoppers will find jewelry boxes, linens, violins and walls of country items, such as pans and rolling pins, says longtime volunteer Mrs. Robert Koenig.

The house, which was a truck farm in the early 20th century, is now restored and listed on the National Register of Historic Places and with the Maryland Historic Trust.

The store, located at Jones Station Road and old B & A Boulevard, opened when the Historical Society was organized in 1962.

It re-opened Monday after a winter break. The new shop hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Information: 544-3370.

Police raid home, 2 held on drug charges

Two Severna Park residents were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana after narcotics officers seized a quarter of a pound of the drug at their apartment Monday night.

According to the police report, officers raided a home in the first block of Coachman Drive at 11:30 p.m. and found the marijuana valued at $900 and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Joseph Anthony Houston, 23, and Vicky Denise Holland, 21, were taken to Eastern District station to be charged.


* Severna Park: Thieves took $1,049 in stereo equipment Sunday from a 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier parked in the 200 block of Catalina Circle.

* Millersville: Thieves broke into a 1983 Audi parked in the 300 block of Locust Thorn Court between Friday and Monday and took stereo equipment valued at $500.

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