An all-out battle over Baltimore's last major independent bank broke out Monday in a contentious court hearing, leaving a judge to decide — potentially later this week — whether the institution is sold to an investment group with local ties or a Pennsylvania bank.
National Penn Bank — a regional bank that mostly operates in Pennsylvania — emerged as the highest bidder for 1st Mariner Bank Friday, dashing the hopes of group of investors who wanted the bank to remain based in Baltimore.
A bankruptcy judge had approved First Mariner Bancorp's request last month to sell its bank as part of the parent company's bankruptcy filing. Bids for the Baltimore-based bank, which is not part of the bankruptcy, were due Monday by 4 p.m.
Maxim Kozlov will conduct a cello exploration program on Saturday, March 29, for kids ages 5 to 8 at 11 a.m. and ages 9 to 12 at 12:30 p.m. at Ellicott City's Miller Branch Library, at 9421 Frederick Road.
The Board of Directors of the Homecoming Project, Inc. announced their 5th Annual Stiletto Dinner & Fashion Show for Thursday, March 27 beginning at 6 p.m. at Water's Edge Event Center 4685 Millennium Dr., Belcamp. The Homecoming Project, Inc.
U.S. bankruptcy judge Robert Gordon Tuesday denied a bid for more time sought by Westport developer Patrick Turner, who has been trying for a decade to turn an empty piece of Baltimore's western waterfront into a high-end, mixed use community.
A U.S. bankruptcy court is scheduled to decide Tuesday whether to grant more time to developer Patrick Turner, who has tried for 10 years to transform a piece of the Westport waterfront from grassy marsh to a bustling downtown neighborhood.
Congratulations to Perryville High School's Chris Brown, who two weeks ago won his second regional wrestling title claiming the 120 pound title at the Class 1A–2A East Region Tournament at North Caroline High School and on Saturday won his first state title in the 1A-2A East. Way to go, Chris! Great job!
Several of Cecil County's Fire Prevention Ambassadors were quite busy last weekend. On Saturday, Perryville's fire prevention ambassadors worked a quarter auction in Minker Hall, Perryville, proceeds from which benefited their programs
Congratulations to Allison and Tim Day on the birth of their son, William "Billy" Ambrose Day, on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10:55 p.m. Billy weighed in at 6 pounds and was 22 inches long. Material grandparents are Michael and Beverly Caldwell and maternal great-grandparents are Ben and Joyce Caldwell.
Congratulations to the winners of the VFW's "Voice of Democracy" and "Patriot's Pen" essay contests. The students in District 10 (Cecil County) were treated to an awards banquet at the Port Deposit VFW Post 8185 last Friday. Winners from Post 8185 in the "Voice of Democracy" contest for high schoolers were Brianna Johnson, first place; Caleb Ulrich, second place; and Elizabeth Gibson, third place. Winners in the "Patriot's Pen" contest for middle school students were Emily Jo Sowers, first
Moving the Bel Air Auto Auction from its hometown to Riverside, west of Aberdeen, will degrade the quality of life in nearby neighborhoods off Route 7, unhappy residents said during a county plans review meeting Wednesday.
Boy Scout Troop 793 is a large, active troop which is chartered by, and meets at, the Glenelg United Methodist Church on Burntwoods Road. The troop works hard to support the food pantry at the church through Eagle Scout projects, fundraisers and food donation drives.
Sign up for Maryland City Recreation Council soccer and baseball teams with John Venit, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-725-7711. West Arundel and Russett swimmers compete during the winter season for their high schools. Maryland City Volunteer Fire Department hosts its Longaberger and Coach bingo March 1. The "Legacy of the Moose Benefit" will take place March 1 at the Moose Family Center on Fort Meade Road.
Brigitte Peters, at the Office of Tourism, and I are making the parade list for the March 4 Mardi Gras parade at 6:30 p.m. down Bourbon Street from the high school, to Washington Street into downtown, ending on St. John Street at Legion Square and David Craig Park at Lafayette's Statue
By By Ron Browning and 410-939-6562; fax 410-939-1833
Chandra Parker Thacker was called to Eastern York Middle School in November to pick up her daughter Nina, 13, who complained of being short of breath and light-headed in gym class. Thacker took Nina to the family doctor for a chest X-ray in case the pneumonia she had five months earlier had returned.
Welcome to the world to our new grandson, Caden Jacob Southall, who was born on Monday, Feb. 10 at 8:20 p.m. He was 8 pounds, 3 ounces and 21 ¼ inches (he weighed the same as his daddy did back in 1977).
Four talented performers took the stage at the 2nd Annual Vegas Night Saturday at Port's VFW Post 8185. Guitarist Norman Gaither was followed by "Singing Cindi" Lamb. Then emcee and DJ Bob Cross performed several Neil Diamond tunes. The evening's entertainment was capped by Jesse McCarly with his "Powers of the Mind" show