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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun reporter | May 18, 2008
The Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association inducted three longtime firefighters into its Hall of Fame yesterday during its annual convention in Sykesville. Donald Shauck and Marion Davidson Jr., both from Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company; and John E. "Jack" Wagner from Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company, were the 2008 Hall of Fame inductees. A 49-year member of Reese, Shauck served on numerous committees, was chaplain from 1966 to 1967, was a trustee for seven years, county association delegate for 17 years and company fundraiser.
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By Chris Kaltenbach The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Otakon is many things, all of them having to do with Japanese and East Asian popular culture. But most of all -- at least to outsiders -- it's all about the costumes. Check out the area around the convention center Friday morning, before the fan convention's 8:30 a.m. opening, and you'll see hundreds of people lined up outside, few of them wearing anything normal. The whole scene resembles an anime artist's sketchbook come to vivid life. Visit the Inner Harbor over the weekend, or hang around outside nearby Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and the selection of magical girls, evil spirits, ninja warriors, faeries and Pokemen on display feels almost otherworldly.
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NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | August 22, 1996
Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company No. 1 plays host to the annual convention of the five-state Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association today through Saturday.Besides meetings and business, the convention offers two public activities for firefighting buffs.Tomorrow, an antique fire equipment show will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. near the ball fields at Westminster Playground."They'll have antique equipment on display from hand-drawn to motorized fire engines," said Robin Hinchey, assistant treasurer of the Westminster company.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
What's 6,000 mathematicians, multiplied by 2,500 talks, divided over four days? The nation's largest gathering devoted to the science - and art - of math. The annual Joint Mathematics Meetings is gathering in Baltimore this week for the first time in a decade. Running through Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center, it is organized by the country's two major professional groups for mathematicians and includes smaller meetings of other mathematical societies. Attendees come from as far as Korea, Brazil and Iran.
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By James Bock and James Bock,SUN STAFF | July 5, 1996
President Kweisi Mfume says he expects to tell the NAACP's annual convention, which begins tomorrow in Charlotte, N.C., that the organization has cut its debt to less than $1 million.Mfume inherited a $3.2 million deficit -- and a legacy of financial mismanagement and internal power struggles -- when he resigned from Congress in February to head the nation's largest civil rights group.The six-day convention will be the 47-year-old Baltimorean's first chance to convince the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's rank and file that he is getting the organization back into fighting trim after two years of turmoil.
NEWS
July 9, 2000
THIS YEAR'S convention of the NAACP will, as always, offer an important glimpse into the African-American community's diversity. The 6,000 delegates to the convention represent all walks of life, a wide spectrum of opinions. Yet they will be under one roof -- the Baltimore Convention Center -- debating the organization's priorities and direction. The nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization is preparing to take on such pressing issues as presidential politics, economic development and the death penalty.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | May 18, 1998
The Carroll County Volunteer Firemen's Association elected new officers as it held its 75th annual convention -- along with the 56th annual Ladies Auxiliary convention -- Saturday at New Windsor Middle School.Both groups held their business meeting and the election after a memorial service honoring members who died in the past year.Firemen's Association officers are Bob Alexander of Reese, president; Bob Cumberland of Westminster, first vice president; John Korman of Hampstead, second vice president; Ralph Dull of Manchester, secretary; and Joe Hess of Reese, treasurer.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | August 15, 1999
ROHRERSVILLE -- The unmistakable scent of fox on a stiflingly humid afternoon in Washington County smelled strangely sweet to Bernie Serafin and his burly group of friends.Breathe deep, they challenged. After all, there was no room yesterday for the prissy or the timid at the annual convention of the Maryland Fur Trappers Association. The group is 50 years old this year, and its members are just as macho and wild as you can get -- for a bunch of mostly retired men who began skinning and fleshing furs when they were teen-agers.
BUSINESS
August 2, 1993
BALTIMOREFor more Baltimore convention information, call the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association at (410) 659-7300 within Maryland or (800) 343-3468 outside Maryland.* Aug. 7-13: Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World annual convention at Convention Center. Contact Ralph Smith, P.O. Box 159, Winton, N.C. 27986. Expected attendance: 6,000.* Aug. 11-16: National Lawyers Guild annual meeting at Hyatt Regency. Contact Linda Percy, 1003 Kingsbury Road, Reisterstown, Md. 21136.
EXPLORE
July 29, 2013
Louis Otremba, Owner of Servpro of East Harford County, was honored with the Millionaire's Gold award for outstanding revenue performance during Servpro's 44th Annual Convention June 17 to 21 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel and the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. In addition to providing a networking and educational forum for the more than 1,600 franchise owners in the Servpro franchise system, Servpro's annual convention provides a platform to recognize and reward franchisees for outstanding success in their businesses.
EXPLORE
July 29, 2013
Louis Otremba, Owner of Servpro of East Harford County, was honored with the Millionaire's Gold award for outstanding revenue performance during Servpro's 44th Annual Convention June 17 to 21 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel and the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. In addition to providing a networking and educational forum for the more than 1,600 franchise owners in the Servpro franchise system, Servpro's annual convention provides a platform to recognize and reward franchisees for outstanding success in their businesses.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
Radio host Ron Smith will be honored later this month with a posthumous induction into the Maryland DC Delaware Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. The Maryland-District of Columbia-Delaware Broadcasters Association decided to present WBAL's longtime “Voice of Reason” with the tribute at their annual convention April 22 in Ellicott City. The organization called him “passionate,” “curious” and “a force on radio and television.” “Ron was thoughtful - never just accepting the word of a spokesperson or a headline,” the organization said in a release, adding that he “relentlessly pursued and sought to tell the truth.” Smith died in 2011 of pancreatic cancer, captivating listeners with his fight against the disease until just weeks before his death.
NEWS
By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2010
Annapolis was dubbed "the center of the jazz world" by local jazz impresario Elana Byrd last weekend for hosting the three-day Four Freshmen Society convention at the Doubletree Hotel on Riva Road. The society is an international fan club whose members gather once a year for a convention celebrating the group. The longest continually performing vocal group, the original Four Freshmen started singing together in 1948, and had their first hit single, "It's a Blue World," four years later.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2010
The Sundance Kid himself will be among the slew of glitterati stopping off in Baltimore next month to speak at the annual convention for Americans for the Arts. Robert Redford is among a roster of famous folk including filmmaker John Waters, avant-garde theater and opera director Peter Sellars, and blog founder Arianna Huffington scheduled to attend the convention sponsored by the advocacy group, Americans for the Arts, from June 24-27. Unfortunately, fans will have to be content with spotting the stars from the distance.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jennifer Choi and Jennifer Choi,Sun reporter | July 10, 2008
Michael Schilling is tired of the bum rap sci-fi convention-goers have gotten from "Mundanes," those who think the fandom is only comprised of one type of human. "On TV, they don't show the eloquent doctors or lawyers who attend these conventions," said Schilling, a member of the Star Trek Association of Towson. "They only show the pointy-eared guy." Marilyn Mann, programming coordinator for Shore Leave, a local, fan-run science-fiction convention set for this weekend, said such events are similar to others that draw like-minded, if disparate, crowds: "On some levels, it's the same reason someone goes to a football game.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun reporter | May 18, 2008
The Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association inducted three longtime firefighters into its Hall of Fame yesterday during its annual convention in Sykesville. Donald Shauck and Marion Davidson Jr., both from Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company; and John E. "Jack" Wagner from Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company, were the 2008 Hall of Fame inductees. A 49-year member of Reese, Shauck served on numerous committees, was chaplain from 1966 to 1967, was a trustee for seven years, county association delegate for 17 years and company fundraiser.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dana Kinker and Dana Kinker,Sun reporter | July 12, 2007
A masquerade featuring Klingons, Romulans, Stormtroopers, Jedi Knights, fairies, elves and aliens? Yes, the traditional idea of a masquerade ball will take on a decidedly science-fiction bent at this weekend's Shore Leave 29. The three-day science-fiction convention, hosted by the Star Trek Association of Towson, takes place tomorrow through Sunday at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn. "Science-fiction fans are very involved in their fantasy life," said...
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