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February 2, 1992
Get out and join the winter fun at Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont next Sunday. The National Park Service will hold a Winter Wonderland celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Camp Greentop in the park.Activities include nature walks, interpretive programs, an ice rescue demonstration, videos and a children's activity area, where children can make snowflakes, bird treats, paint a mural or watch a snowmaking demonstration. Two of the camps, built in the 1930s by the WPA, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor. But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing at an alarming rate, likely devoured by a horde of deer feeding on every leaf and shoot they can reach, according to a new study. "Deer are like lawnmowers when they get going in a forest," said J. Mel Poole, the superintendent of Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont.
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NEWS
September 26, 2012
Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/NC Sports Notices, Third floor, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; e-mail tworgo@tribune.com . Include date, time, location, contact information and subsection. Competitive Towsontowne Tbirds 12-U travel baseball team holds tryouts for 2013 season Oct. 13, 14 at Campus Hills Park. 443-537-8653 or 443-956-2681. Charmers Lacrosse Club holds tryouts Sept. 25 for 2014 and 2015 girls teams.
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The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
It's National Park Week, so why not be wild and free. From April 19-27, the National Park Service is celebrating the nation's more than 400 parks with special events and activities. To launch "National Park Week: Go Wild" this weekend, admission to the 401 national parks and other properties under the direction of the National Park Service will be free. Parks with free admission in Maryland include Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Catoctin Mountain Park, Assateague Island National Seashore and Antietam and Monocacy battlefields.
FEATURES
June 12, 1994
The 1994 Delmarva Chicken Festival will take place June 17-18 at Delaware State University in Dover, Del. The festival features a home and trade show, arts and crafts, an exhibit on the history of poultry, a chicken-cooking contest, carnival rides and games. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the festival and the Delaware Agricultural Museum Village is free of charge. Free shuttle service will operate between the two sites. Call (800) 233-KENT or (302)
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The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
It's National Park Week, so why not be wild and free. From April 19-27, the National Park Service is celebrating the nation's more than 400 parks with special events and activities. To launch "National Park Week: Go Wild" this weekend, admission to the 401 national parks and other properties under the direction of the National Park Service will be free. Parks with free admission in Maryland include Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Catoctin Mountain Park, Assateague Island National Seashore and Antietam and Monocacy battlefields.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | July 5, 1995
THURMONT -- The privately operated Catoctin Mountain Zoo Park is campaigning to raise $1 million to buy, among other things, the property it now leases for its menagerie of 200 animals.During the zoo's "Lend A Hand, Sponsor A Foot" campaign, donors can purchase an honorary square-foot tract at the 32-acre zoo on U.S. 15 south of Thurmont, near the popular Cunningham Falls State Park and Catoctin Mountain Park."Our goal is to become a well-known zoo," said Gerry Strachan, president of the zoo board.
SPORTS
February 21, 2010
BIRDING Wednesday Search for wintering birds, 8 a.m., during a guided walk at the Patuxent Research Refuge. For ages 16 and up. Field guides and binoculars recommended. The visitor center is in Laurel on Powder Mill Road between the Baltimore- Washington Parkway and Route 197. Reservations: 301-497-5887. FISHING Saturday Meet several of the nation's most celebrated fly tyers and casters - Lefty Kreh, Bob Popovics, Bob Clouser and Steve Silverio - at the eighth annual TieFest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kent Narrows Yacht Club, 428 Kent Narrows Way North, Grasonville.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor. But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing at an alarming rate, likely devoured by a horde of deer feeding on every leaf and shoot they can reach, according to a new study. "Deer are like lawnmowers when they get going in a forest," said J. Mel Poole, the superintendent of Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont.
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By Rachel Martin, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
Washington Space Shuttle Discovery, National Air and Space Museum The space shuttle Discovery soared around the Washington Monument and the White House in a salute to the nation's capital Tuesday before landing for the last time near its new home at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia. Discovery will be transferred from NASA into the museum's collection at the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19 in an outdoor ceremony open to the public.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2013
Maryland's Catoctin Mountain Park is closed to the public and 30 park employees have been furloughed as part of the federal government shutdown that began on Tuesday, National Park officials said. The park closed at noon with just a few roads remaining open for through traffic only. The closure affects all park facilities, ranging from hiking trails to campgrounds to picnic areas. Park officials said visitors already camping or occupying cabins at Catoctin will be notifed and given 48 hours to pack up and leave.
NEWS
September 26, 2012
Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/NC Sports Notices, Third floor, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; e-mail tworgo@tribune.com . Include date, time, location, contact information and subsection. Competitive Towsontowne Tbirds 12-U travel baseball team holds tryouts for 2013 season Oct. 13, 14 at Campus Hills Park. 443-537-8653 or 443-956-2681. Charmers Lacrosse Club holds tryouts Sept. 25 for 2014 and 2015 girls teams.
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By Rachel Martin, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
Washington Space Shuttle Discovery, National Air and Space Museum The space shuttle Discovery soared around the Washington Monument and the White House in a salute to the nation's capital Tuesday before landing for the last time near its new home at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia. Discovery will be transferred from NASA into the museum's collection at the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19 in an outdoor ceremony open to the public.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2012
A state park will be closed to the public for three days next month while world leaders gather nearby at the Camp David presidential retreat for the G-8 Summit, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The move is highly unusual, and may be without precedent. The closure of Cunningham Falls State Park in Frederick County, which has two public campgrounds, was requested by the U.S. Secret Service because of "security concerns," Lt. Col. Chris Bushman, a DNR spokesman, said Monday.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2010
Lytia Solomon had never met a park ranger or taken a family vacation to a national park. And growing up in Philadelphia as a "complete urban city girl," she never knew what a park ranger did. Yet the rising college sophomore with an interest in criminal justice discovered that such a career path could be right up her alley, thanks to a new initiative that's recruiting college students to help combat a looming shortage of National Park Service rangers....
SPORTS
February 21, 2010
BIRDING Wednesday Search for wintering birds, 8 a.m., during a guided walk at the Patuxent Research Refuge. For ages 16 and up. Field guides and binoculars recommended. The visitor center is in Laurel on Powder Mill Road between the Baltimore- Washington Parkway and Route 197. Reservations: 301-497-5887. FISHING Saturday Meet several of the nation's most celebrated fly tyers and casters - Lefty Kreh, Bob Popovics, Bob Clouser and Steve Silverio - at the eighth annual TieFest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kent Narrows Yacht Club, 428 Kent Narrows Way North, Grasonville.
SPORTS
December 10, 2000
Birding Saturday: See wintering passerines and waterfowl at Fort McHenry with the Baltimore Bird Club, 8 a.m.-noon. Meet in the visitor parking lot. Dress warmly; telescopes helpful. Trip canceled if raining. Information: 410-429-0966. Dec. 23: Baltimore Harbor Christmas Bird Count, dawn to dusk. Totals submitted to the National Audubon Society as part of nationwide survey. Call 410-486-1217. Children Dec. 27 and 29: Learn the basics of indoor climbing from certified instructors at Earth Treks, 7125C Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, noon to 2:30 p.m. Classes are divided into two age groups: 6-12 and teens.
NEWS
February 2, 2010
Government sharpshooters are taking aim at hundreds of white-tailed deer in the national park surrounding the Camp David presidential retreat in Western Maryland. The move to reduce the deer population comes after nearly three decades of research and opposition from animal-rights advocates. Acting Park Superintendent Sean Denniston said shooting in Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont began Monday afternoon and will continue most weekday afternoons and nights through mid-March. Large sections of the park will be periodically closed, he said.
NEWS
February 2, 2010
Government sharpshooters are taking aim at hundreds of white-tailed deer in the national park surrounding the Camp David presidential retreat in Western Maryland. The move to reduce the deer population comes after nearly three decades of research and opposition from animal-rights advocates. Acting Park Superintendent Sean Denniston said shooting in Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont began Monday afternoon and will continue most weekday afternoons and nights through mid-March. Large sections of the park will be periodically closed, he said.
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By Emily Badger and Emily Badger,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2008
THURMONT - George Wireman called this town the Gateway to the Mountains when he wrote a local history of it in 1969, and it seems like ever since then, that's what everyone here has called it. "If you stand anywhere on Main Street and look west," Wireman, now 87, said, "it looks like the road is running right into the mountain." It runs past the Thurmont Bar & Grill, past the old gun shop that's now a cafe, past the hobby store with all its miniature trains and past the row of gracefully aging townhouses before it veers left and then straight up into Catoctin Mountain Park.
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