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April 19, 1994
The Audubon Society of Central Maryland will present the Conservation Award to Chandler S. Robbins for his lifelong service to the study and conservation of migratory birds during its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Florence Bain Senior Center at 5470 Beaverkill Road in Columbia.Mr. Robbins is the senior ornithologist at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.He is the founder of the Breeding Bird Survey and introduced breeding bird atlases to North America.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2010
The average golfer enjoys water about as much as the Wicked Witch of the West in "The Wizard of Oz . " Those teeing up at Eisenhower Golf Course, a tree-lined public layout in Crownsville, might have even worse nightmares than the norm. Thick, native grasses up to 3 feet high surround every creek and pond, reaching toward the sky as though part of a fiendish plot to snag wayward shots. "I tell the players we have great sales at the pro shop," says course superintendent Mike Papineau in joking reference to the fact that golf courses resell the balls they find in hazards.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Sun Staff Writer | April 27, 1994
Under different circumstances, the Audubon Society of Central Maryland and the Howard County Conservancy might be the best of allies.Instead, they are fighting a polite, but serious, battle over County Council approval of their right to guard open space created through cluster development in western Howard County.Both groups want to preserve rural acres in the western part of the county, but they disagree about how to do it. Conservancy members say that having a paid professional is the only way to go. The group charges a fee for its services.
NEWS
January 7, 2007
On January 2, 2007, THEODORE A. PEPLINSKI, loving husband of the late Thelma Peplinski.M-BM- He was a lover of nature, birds and his devoted dog Kachanie. He leaves the gracious home and beautiful gardens he created for his family. He is survived by daughters Jan Dragin, Noel Muller and Holly Vogel-Nies; four grandchildren -C.J., Rhiannon, Jason and Andrew; by beloved nephew Norbert White and niece Judy Adams; and brothers Henry, Ed, John and Stanley Peplinski. Memorial at a later date.
NEWS
April 22, 2001
The Audubon Society of Central Maryland will hold its annual Native Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary near Mount Airy. Native trees, shrubs and perennials will be available. The plants can adapt to different sunlight, soil and water conditions. Carroll County master gardeners will answer questions and offer tips on planting and care. The sanctuary's stream, pond and wetland area will be open for visits. The sanctuary is in the 12900 block of Old Annapolis Road.
NEWS
By Ronald Smothers and Ronald Smothers,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 30, 2003
SANDY HOOK, N.J. -- To the untrained eye, it was just a speck coming out of the western sky riding the thermals over Raritan Bay. To Dan Hegarty, the dihedral angle of the wings and the flying attitude -- smoothly soaring as opposed to kiting, as it sought to save energy -- told him that it was a red-shouldered hawk migrating north. It was in the first wave of birds passing by the narrow finger of the Sandy Hook peninsula on its way up the Atlantic Flyway. Hegarty, 34, is the New Jersey Audubon Society's only paid bird counter stationed here.
FEATURES
By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 18, 1997
It was 1953, the year after the Chesapeake Bay Bridge ended the Eastern Shore's splendid isolation, when a Delaware banker named William DuPont Jr. assembled an extraordinary property -- an entire peninsula covering some 1 1/2 square miles, jutting into the waters of Talbot County near St. Michaels.Last month, the late Mr. DuPont's daughter made an extraordinary gift of the whole place to the National Audubon Society, for a wildlife sanctuary and environmental education center. To understand the significance of that, it is useful to understand something about the nature of Chesapeake Bay.When you own a peninsula, you own the very essence of the Chesapeake country.
NEWS
January 4, 2006
The Anne Arundel Bird Club sponsored its annual Annapolis/Gibson Island Christmas Bird Count on New Year's Day. According to the Audubon Society's Web site, the event began on Christmas in 1900 with 27 birdwatchers in 25 locations across Canada and the United States. This year, the event attracted more than 55,000 volunteers in 2,000 locations. The Anne Arundel Bird Club tally was held at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville. The results from all the counts will be presented in the Audubon Society's State of the Birds reports, which will be used to prioritize conservation activities.
NEWS
By Lesa Jansen and Lesa Jansen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 25, 2002
WITH THE ONCE rural lands of southern Carroll County rapidly giving way to development, the Audubon Society of Central Maryland is striving to preserve a habitat for wild animals. The group, which claims more than 1,000 members in the area, maintains two wildlife sanctuaries encompassing more than 270 acres. "We're losing wildlife habitat by acres every year," said Bill Becraft of Mount Airy, volunteer manager of the Audrey Carroll Wildlife Sanctuary near Mount Airy and the Fred Archibald Sanctuary outside New Market.
NEWS
January 7, 2007
On January 2, 2007, THEODORE A. PEPLINSKI, loving husband of the late Thelma Peplinski.M-BM- He was a lover of nature, birds and his devoted dog Kachanie. He leaves the gracious home and beautiful gardens he created for his family. He is survived by daughters Jan Dragin, Noel Muller and Holly Vogel-Nies; four grandchildren -C.J., Rhiannon, Jason and Andrew; by beloved nephew Norbert White and niece Judy Adams; and brothers Henry, Ed, John and Stanley Peplinski. Memorial at a later date.
FEATURES
By CARL SCHOETTLER and CARL SCHOETTLER,SUN REPORTER | February 18, 2006
Jim Peters peers through his field glasses across the little backwater of the Patapsco River at an American bald eagle perched high in a tree at the tip of Fort McHenry. The eagle holds a big fish in his ferociously hooked beak. Then he suddenly swoops away. "You can see he's going right over the fort grounds," Peters says, "gone up into the sycamore. He's got a nice white head on him." Jim Peters is pretty much the birdman of Fort McHenry. He's been leading bird walks and building the wetlands west of the fort since 1999.
NEWS
January 8, 2006
The River Hill High School PTSA will present "Bullying in High School ... It Is Not What You Think," a program about bullying in schools and what can be done about it, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the school's Information Center. Pamela Blackwell, coordinator of Student Services for the Howard County schools, will give an overview of the problem, and a speaker from the Maryland State Police will provide information about Internet safety and bullying on the Internet. Information about healthy relationships and how to protect teens from sexual harassment will also be provided.
NEWS
January 4, 2006
The Anne Arundel Bird Club sponsored its annual Annapolis/Gibson Island Christmas Bird Count on New Year's Day. According to the Audubon Society's Web site, the event began on Christmas in 1900 with 27 birdwatchers in 25 locations across Canada and the United States. This year, the event attracted more than 55,000 volunteers in 2,000 locations. The Anne Arundel Bird Club tally was held at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville. The results from all the counts will be presented in the Audubon Society's State of the Birds reports, which will be used to prioritize conservation activities.
NEWS
October 9, 2005
Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company Inc. will sponsor basket bingo at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the fire hall, 1330 Woodbine Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance (including one free game) or $18 at the door. Each ticket includes 20 games and door prizes. Specials and raffles are also planned. Winners receive Longaberger baskets, pottery or wrought-iron items filled with prizes. Information: Joan Bennett, 410-489-4933 or Doris Bowman, 410-489-4821. Audubon Society to sell birdseed The Audubon Society of Central Maryland is selling birdseed for backyard feeders this month.
NEWS
January 13, 2005
State Sen. Allan H. Kittleman and delegates Gail H. Bates and Warren E. Miller will hold a public hearing on proposed improvements to Route 32 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Glenelg High School auditorium, 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg. Maps and other materials will be on display, and representatives from the State Highway Administration will be available to discuss them from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.The Audubon Society of Central Maryland is holding a winter birdseed sale this month. Audubon Society to hold winter birdseed sale Proceeds will help support the society's two wildlife sanctuaries in eastern Frederick County.
NEWS
September 19, 2004
Piney Run Park to hold annual Apple Festival Piney Run Park will hold its annual Apple Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the park grounds near Eldersburg. The fall fruit will be celebrated with a variety of apple foods, including dumplings, pies and fritters, and sales of freshly picked apples. Other foods and beverages will be sold throughout the day. Family activities will include horse-drawn wagon rides, scarecrow stuffing, music, storytelling, pontoon lake tours, old time cooking and traditional arts demonstrations, cider pressing and face painting.
NEWS
September 14, 2004
On September 10, 2004, CATHERINE MARY GEISZ, beloved wife of the late Henry F. Geisz, loving mother of Nancy B. Smith and the late Steven and David Geisz; dear grandmother of Xana Winans and Allegra Smith Wood; adored aunt of Miriam Geisz, Dorothy Barnes, Dorothy Sadler and Robert Hochwarth; also sur vived by three great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel on Thursday at 11 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Audubon Society or to the American Cancer Society.
NEWS
December 10, 1993
The Audubon Society of Central Maryland, a chapter of the National Audubon Society, will honor Del. Virginia N. Thomas as Conservationist of the Year in an awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Florence Bain Senior Center on Beaverkill Road.Ms. Thomas, a District 13-A Democrat, is vice chairwoman of the Environmental Matters Committee of the House of Delegates.She is being honored for her efforts on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay by working to reduce solid waste in landfills and for cleaner air and water.
NEWS
September 14, 2004
On September 10, 2004, CATHERINE MARY GEISZ, beloved wife of the late Henry F. Geisz, loving mother of Nancy B. Smith and the late Steven and David Geisz; dear grandmother of Xana Winans and Allegra Smith Wood; adored aunt of Miriam Geisz, Dorothy Barnes, Dorothy Sadler and Robert Hochwarth; also sur vived by three great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel on Thursday at 11 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Audubon Society or to the American Cancer Society.
NEWS
May 13, 2004
Fifth-graders at Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School will test their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights tomorrow in "We the People Simulated Congressional Hearings." Each class will be divided into five groups. Acting as experts testifying before a congressional committee, each group will deliver four minutes of prepared testimony and field questions on an aspect of the Constitution and government. The five mock congressional committees, which will evaluate the testimony and pose questions, are made up of 15 adults - public officials, attorneys, constitutional scholars, representatives from the community, and representatives from county and state offices of curricular programs.
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