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In Baltimore County

Pikesville center poised to begin $250,000 renovation


PIKESVILLE -- The owner of the Colonial Village Shopping Center in the 7000 block of Reisterstown Road is scheduled to begin a $250,000 renovation this week that will include a facade upgrade, new tenant signs, landscaping and a reconfiguration of the parking lot.

The project is expected to take a month. Part of the costs will be covered by a loan from the county Department of Economic Development.


The 22,000-square-foot shopping center was built in the 1950s. It is owned by the Fedder Co., which has acquired or developed more than 2.5 million square feet of commercial real estate in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.

Goucher exhibit to trace college's architectural past

TOWSON -- Goucher College will celebrate its history in an architectural exhibit titled "Stone and Spirit: Building Goucher College, 1885-1954" that starts Aug. 21 in the Rosenberg Gallery on campus.

The exhibit features the stonework of the former campus in downtown Baltimore and the current one on 287 acres in Towson. Highlighted are structures such as Goucher Hall, the college's first building, and Bennett Hall, once called "the finest gymnasium for women in the world."

The exhibit, which includes a list of prominent architects who entered a national competition in 1938 to design Goucher's Towson campus, is free and open to the public. Information: 410-337-6333.

Sudbrook Park upgrade plans being drafted

PIKESVILLE -- Renovations to the entrance of the community of Sudbrook Park are being designed.

The $200,000 project will add open space to the entranceway triangle, and will add landscaping throughout the neighborhood.


Baltimore County Councilman Kevin B. Kamenetz, a Pikesville-Randallstown Democrat, said in a statement that designs should be complete by October, with construction scheduled to begin in April.

In Baltimore City

Corps of Engineers district to get new commander

Col. Charles J. Fiala Jr. will assume command of the Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, in a ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Light St.

Fiala replaces Col. Bruce A. Berwick, commander and district engineer since 1997, who is moving to a Pentagon assignment.

The Baltimore District oversees engineering, construction and real estate activities for Department of Defense agencies in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and northern Virginia. It is also responsible for water-resources-development activities within the Susquehanna and Potomac river basins and in the Chesapeake Bay north of the Maryland-Virginia state line.


Jewish museum receives grant for traveling exhibit

The Jewish Museum of Maryland on Lloyd Street received an $8,700 grant yesterday from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a traveling exhibition, "Small-Town Jews."

The exhibit explains the dynamics of Jewish identity and relations with other ethnic groups in small towns in the mid-Atlantic region.