Business Briefs

April 12, 2004

Sailing school in Annapolis unveils redesigned Web site

Annapolis Sailing School has a new Web site.

The site was designed to be easier to read and use, and it contains information about the KidShip and powerboat divisions. Its appearance is tied to this year's advertising and direct mail campaigns for the school.

The site also features links to the visitors bureau and to recreational sailboat builder Hunter Marine, which is supplying the school with a new fleet of cruising boats.

Annapolis Sailing School, the nation's oldest and largest such school, has been in business since 1959. The Web address is www.annapolissailing.com.

Tree-planting ceremony is scheduled for Friday

The 46th annual Alice Rush McKeon Tree Planting Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at routes 100 and 177 in Pasadena.

Twenty flowering Yoshino cherry trees will be planted along Route 100. The event is sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland. C. Ronald Franks, secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and his wife will represent Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. at the planting ceremony.

Franks will present a citation from the state to the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland for its dedication to the beautification of Maryland.

The annual event is responsible for the planting of trees off Maryland's state highways. McKeon, a former president of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, suggested in 1940 that trees should be planted annually near the highways.

To date, the Alice Rush McKeon Fund has provided $66,008 for the State Highway Administration to plant trees.

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