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By Bert Fox and Bert Fox,Special to the Sun | December 21, 2003
December has already given us a taste of snow, but do you remember the Big Snow last Valentine's Day? Shoveling 28 inches from the driveway left me exhausted. Don't get me wrong, I love snow and have traveled the world to ski in it. But this storm was too much of a good thing. I was certain it would postpone our family vacation to Canaan Valley in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. We had planned to return to our favorite chalet-style rental home, nestled in the woods near Timberline Four Seasons Resort, one of two downhill ski areas in the valley.
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By Hannah Moulden, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2011
New York City Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour Who needs the lines at Rockefeller Center when you can take a tour of the lit-up homes of Dyker Heights in the Italian-American section of Brooklyn? Crowds gather in the quaint neighborhood to view spectacular Christmas light displays and Nativity scenes that get more extravagant every year. If you're hungry, the Mona Lisa Pastry Shop offers cannoli and cappuccino as a stop on the tour. The best part is, it's easy — just board the bus in Manhattan and head out to Brooklyn for some unconventional New York City holiday cheer.
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By Joe Surkiewicz | February 15, 1992
Cross-country skiers, alas, can't escape Baltimore's balmy weather for trails covered by machine-made snow: The kick-and-glide set needs the real thing.But there's a ray of hope, if you're willing to make the drive. Garrett County, the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania and Canaan Valley, W.Va., have been socked with a series of winter snowstorms over the last few weeks. As a result, Nordic centers on the Appalachian Plateau are reporting the best cross-country skiing conditions in five years.
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By Joanne E. Morvay and Joanne E. Morvay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 1, 2004
Canaan Valley, W.Va., at 3,200 feet the largest high-elevation valley east of the Rocky Mountains, is known for great skiing and snowboarding. But when the 100-plus inches of snow the valley typically receives each winter have melted, there's still a lot to do in Canaan. The town -- named by an 18th-century fur trader for the biblical "land of milk and honey" but pronounced "Ka-NANE" today -- is a great place to escape the stress of a Maryland summer. With a climate similar to Maine, heat and humidity are rarely a problem.
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January 5, 1991
How's the skiing within relatively easy driving distance of Baltimore? Here's a list of popular areas, none more than four hours away. Included is the principal resort number rather than just a taped ski condition report, to enable callers to inquire about lodging, prices and other items.In addition, the Baltimore Sun's SUNDIAL service also offers current conditions at a number of resorts. For information call 783-1800 (in Anne Arundel County call 268-7736), Ext. 5100.* Western Maryland: Wisp, (301)
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By Hannah Moulden, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2011
New York City Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour Who needs the lines at Rockefeller Center when you can take a tour of the lit-up homes of Dyker Heights in the Italian-American section of Brooklyn? Crowds gather in the quaint neighborhood to view spectacular Christmas light displays and Nativity scenes that get more extravagant every year. If you're hungry, the Mona Lisa Pastry Shop offers cannoli and cappuccino as a stop on the tour. The best part is, it's easy — just board the bus in Manhattan and head out to Brooklyn for some unconventional New York City holiday cheer.
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By Joanne E. Morvay and Joanne E. Morvay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 1, 2004
Canaan Valley, W.Va., at 3,200 feet the largest high-elevation valley east of the Rocky Mountains, is known for great skiing and snowboarding. But when the 100-plus inches of snow the valley typically receives each winter have melted, there's still a lot to do in Canaan. The town -- named by an 18th-century fur trader for the biblical "land of milk and honey" but pronounced "Ka-NANE" today -- is a great place to escape the stress of a Maryland summer. With a climate similar to Maine, heat and humidity are rarely a problem.
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May 8, 2002
Paul Edwin Reedy, president and owner of Reedy Electric Co., died Saturday of cancer at his home in Woodbine, Howard County. He was 61. Born in Baltimore and raised in Oella, Mr. Reedy was a 1959 graduate of Catonsville High School. He served in the Navy as an electrical specialist aboard the USS Proteus from 1959 to ,1962. Returning home, he joined the commercial and industrial electrical contracting firm in Ellicott City that had been established by his father in 1952. The business is now being operated by third-generation family members.
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By Mary Jo Tarallo | January 13, 1991
Next time a ferocious snowstorm dumps on the Baltimore region, why not make the best of it? Get out there and sample a winter sport that is fun, invigorating and guaranteed to help improve one's fitness.Try cross country skiing.There are more than 6.5 million cross country skiers in the United States. According to Gene Hagerman, sports medicine coordinator for the United States Ski Team, cross country skiing is one of the best forms of exercise. It works combinations of large and small muscle groups, including the arm and back, quadriceps, hamstrings and ankles, he says.
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By Chris Eckard, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2011
Liberty Mountain Resort (Carroll Valley, Pa.) Distance from Baltimore: 60 miles Drop: 600 feet Trails: 16 Lifts: 9 Website: http://skiliberty.com Notes: The southern most skiing area in Pennsylvania, the Liberty Mountain Resort is the closest to the Baltimore region. The mountains open in December depending on weather conditions, with individual passes starting at $43. Ski Roundtop (Lewisberry, Pa.)
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By Bert Fox and Bert Fox,Special to the Sun | December 21, 2003
December has already given us a taste of snow, but do you remember the Big Snow last Valentine's Day? Shoveling 28 inches from the driveway left me exhausted. Don't get me wrong, I love snow and have traveled the world to ski in it. But this storm was too much of a good thing. I was certain it would postpone our family vacation to Canaan Valley in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. We had planned to return to our favorite chalet-style rental home, nestled in the woods near Timberline Four Seasons Resort, one of two downhill ski areas in the valley.
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By Joe Surkiewicz | February 15, 1992
Cross-country skiers, alas, can't escape Baltimore's balmy weather for trails covered by machine-made snow: The kick-and-glide set needs the real thing.But there's a ray of hope, if you're willing to make the drive. Garrett County, the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania and Canaan Valley, W.Va., have been socked with a series of winter snowstorms over the last few weeks. As a result, Nordic centers on the Appalachian Plateau are reporting the best cross-country skiing conditions in five years.
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January 5, 1991
How's the skiing within relatively easy driving distance of Baltimore? Here's a list of popular areas, none more than four hours away. Included is the principal resort number rather than just a taped ski condition report, to enable callers to inquire about lodging, prices and other items.In addition, the Baltimore Sun's SUNDIAL service also offers current conditions at a number of resorts. For information call 783-1800 (in Anne Arundel County call 268-7736), Ext. 5100.* Western Maryland: Wisp, (301)
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By Kara Kenna | April 10, 1994
Sesame Place does 'Sesame Street' in a 9-acre theme parkSesame Place, the "Sesame Street" themed play park for families with children ages 3-15, blends physical play and water activities with educational science attractions. This 9-acre park in Langhorne, Pa., features live entertainment, the Sesame Neighborhood -- an interactive attraction that is a full-sized outdoor replica of the television show stage set -- and regular appearances by some of the best-loved "Sesame Street" characters.
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By Steve McKerrow | January 5, 1991
If memory serves, 20 years ago local skiers could purchase an all-day weekend/holiday lift ticket at such nearby resorts as Ski Roundtop or Ski Liberty (then called Charnita) for about $10.Ah, nostalgia!This season a weekend day ticket costs $30 at the jointly operated slopes. Maryland's Wisp ski area in Garrett County now charges $32 for a weekend lift pass, and at some resorts in the Poconos, such as Shawnee near Stroudsburg, a daily lift ticket is up to $33 on weekends."It costs us a lot of money to make snow," explains Wendy Rosenmiller, marketing manager at Ski Roundtop north of York, Pa., regarding the steady rise of lift prices over the years.
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