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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1995
Area motorcyclists are bringing their annual toy-collection event, Operation Santa Claus, to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. However, police and county officials are less than thrilled at the prospect of thousands of motorcycle riders coming back to Anne Arundel.The group's last toy run in the county, held in 1992, ended with a motorcycle rider losing his leg after an accident. This year, the police wanted no part of the group.Chief Robert A. Beck sent a letter opposing the group to fairground operators.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,Sun reporter | July 7, 2008
In the world of canine competition, there are agility shows, which are a bit like gymnastics, with dogs performing on a series of obstacles and jumps. There are obedience trials, which some experts compare to spelling bees for dogs, requiring mental skill and concentration. There are field work contests, for dogs to show their hunting and searching abilities. But yesterday's National Capital Kennel Club conformation show at the Howard County Fairgrounds was the equivalent of a beauty pageant for dogs.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1999
The scenes of terror are literally strung together with blankets, props, wire and a few electric cords -- scenes of a mad scientist and electric-chair victims, and various offerings of severed bodies. But when night falls and the exhibit hall doors at the county fairgrounds swing open, Halloween Happening becomes one of the more popular seasonal fright draws in the area.Opening tomorrow for its 10th season, Halloween Happening routinely brings in more than $20,000 with nearly 3,000 visitors over a three-weekend run. Lines to get into the spook barn sometimes stretch the length of more than two football fields, with a two-hour wait.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun reporter | February 15, 2008
Howard County would be an ideal place for a proposed state horse park - if a suitable location can be found and other key details fall into place. That's the conclusion of a task force appointed by the County Council to study the concept. "We're persuaded this has a lot of potential and would be feasible and have a benefit to the county," Chairman Michael Erskine said Wednesday after the committee met in the George Howard building. The panel, which will meet Feb. 27 to finalize recommendations, plans to advise that the county undertake more work on the idea.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,Sun reporter | July 7, 2008
In the world of canine competition, there are agility shows, which are a bit like gymnastics, with dogs performing on a series of obstacles and jumps. There are obedience trials, which some experts compare to spelling bees for dogs, requiring mental skill and concentration. There are field work contests, for dogs to show their hunting and searching abilities. But yesterday's National Capital Kennel Club conformation show at the Howard County Fairgrounds was the equivalent of a beauty pageant for dogs.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2004
Eight skinny, white sheep pricked up their ears and scurried forward in a tight huddle as Strike, a 1-year-old black-and-white border collie, bounded around them in a wide arc. Strike's owner, Linda Tesdahl of Mount Airy, stood on the other side of the flock, shouting commands and holding out her arms to guide the dog. Then she put one hand up, palm out, and Stripe stopped instantly, dropping his silky body to the ground and watching her intently....
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By LORI SEARS | July 11, 2002
Celebrate the rich culture of the American Indian this weekend at the Howard County Pow-Wow in West Friendship. Saturday and Sunday visitors to the festival on the Howard County Fairgrounds can browse and purchase American Indian arts and crafts from vendors, enjoy authentic foods and watch tribal dancers. The event runs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday on the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship. $4-$7. Call 410-442-1022 or 252-257-5383.
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December 20, 1995
The Howard County Farm Bureau, which meets at the county fairgrounds in West Friendship, received four Gold Star awards from the Maryland Farm Bureau at its annual meeting this month in Ocean City.The awards serve as a measure of achievement for county Farm Bureau activities the past year.Howard County was one of three Farm Bureaus in the state to receive four Gold Stars.Police logGlenwood: 14500 block of MacClintock Court: Speakers were stolen from an unlocked vehicle Sunday or Monday, police said.
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By Greg Romano | March 25, 2004
Get a taste of Winter Olympics past at 1st Mariner Arena Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Smucker's Stars on Ice showcases Olympic gold medalist Alexei Yagudin, World Champion Yuka Sato and six-time U.S. national champion Todd Eldredge. Also featured are 2002 Olympics Pairs champions Jamie Sale and David Pelletier of Canada and Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze of Russia, who shared the gold medal. Tickets are $25 to $80. Call 410-481-SEAT. 1st Mariner Arena is at 201 W. Baltimore St. Call 410-347-2010 or visit www.1stmarinerarena.
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July 8, 2004
NOW OR NEVER Indulge your inner space cadet Saturday at the Anne Arundel Community College Astronomy Club's Community Observing Night. Bring your own telescope or binoculars or use one of AACC's eight telescopes to gaze at stars, planets and the moon. Weather permitting, this family event will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in parking lots A and B, near the AACC's Astronomy Lab, at 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Admission is free. Call 410-798-6625 after 6 p.m. -- Vera Adelman COMING UP Celebrate Native American culture at the 12th annual Howard County Pow-Wow / American Indian Show and Festival Saturday and Sunday at the Howard County Fairgrounds in Friendship.
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By [SAM SESSA] | November 23, 2006
Christmas in Leonardtown The lowdown -- Tomorrow, Leonardtown hosts its Christmas on the Square. The free event offers sleigh and carriage rides, live music, a petting zoo and tree lighting. Santa is expected. If you go -- Christmas on the Square is 5 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow at the Leonardtown square. The rain date is Saturday. For information, call 301-475-9791 or go to leonardtown.somd.com. Four-day dog show The lowdown -- Four dog clubs will bring their pets to the Howard County Fairgrounds this weekend for the four-day Turkey Cluster All Breed Dog Show.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | July 18, 2005
It was still an hour before the drums would start beating a rhythm, before the men and women would gather in a circle, their voices raised in the haunting chants of traditional Native American music. William Warwick sat in a chair in the sweltering heat of a barn at the Howard County Fairgrounds with a feather bustle in his lap. The 25-year-old Baltimorean was in his street duds and listening to the music of OutKast and Evanescence, but within moments he would transform himself, putting on colorful garb more fitting of his Lumbee-Cheraw Indian ancestry and preparing for the dancing to come.
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By Erica Kritt | July 14, 2005
Pow-Wow The Howard County Pow-Wow/American Indian Show and Festival is a gathering of dancers, singers, drummers and artists who hope to educate the public about American Indians. Traditional food will be served, including buffalo stew and Indian corn bread. Native American products available for purchase include moccasins, dreamcatchers and turquoise jewelry. Festival-goers can view a tepee, listen to Native American flutist Tsa' ne Do'se and enjoy pony rides and face painting. They can also visit Tecumseh, a 1,500-pound buffalo.
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June 26, 2005
Equine enthusiasts will ride and walk in a variety of activities July 23 at the Howard County Fairgrounds to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The event is sponsored by Howard County 4-H horse clubs -- the Centaur; and Spur and Stirrup 4-H clubs -- and the American Cancer Society. Participants will be at the fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Ride for Life, a family-oriented event for people of all ages that is to include rides around the ring, walks for individuals or teams of two, a yard sale and flea market in the six shaded cow barns, old-fashioned candy and food.
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By Carole W. McShane and Carole W. McShane,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 5, 2004
AT THE edge of the fairgrounds' show ring, 4-H Club members waited for officials to bring out the first group of animals - four heifers, each weighing 900 to 1,300 pounds. Once the animals were in the ring, the young judges would have about 12 minutes to evaluate and rank each animal, all the while taking notes to use in defending their decisions. It was the June 19 session of the Howard County 4-H Livestock Judging Program, one of the oldest and most valued 4-H programs in the county.
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July 8, 2004
NOW OR NEVER Indulge your inner space cadet Saturday at the Anne Arundel Community College Astronomy Club's Community Observing Night. Bring your own telescope or binoculars or use one of AACC's eight telescopes to gaze at stars, planets and the moon. Weather permitting, this family event will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in parking lots A and B, near the AACC's Astronomy Lab, at 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Admission is free. Call 410-798-6625 after 6 p.m. -- Vera Adelman COMING UP Celebrate Native American culture at the 12th annual Howard County Pow-Wow / American Indian Show and Festival Saturday and Sunday at the Howard County Fairgrounds in Friendship.
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By [SAM SESSA] | November 23, 2006
Christmas in Leonardtown The lowdown -- Tomorrow, Leonardtown hosts its Christmas on the Square. The free event offers sleigh and carriage rides, live music, a petting zoo and tree lighting. Santa is expected. If you go -- Christmas on the Square is 5 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow at the Leonardtown square. The rain date is Saturday. For information, call 301-475-9791 or go to leonardtown.somd.com. Four-day dog show The lowdown -- Four dog clubs will bring their pets to the Howard County Fairgrounds this weekend for the four-day Turkey Cluster All Breed Dog Show.
NEWS
April 6, 1993
19 stun guns seized at weapons fairHoward County police seized 19 stun guns from a Fredericksburg, Va., vendor at a weapons fair at the county fairgrounds Saturday.Sale and possession of stun guns are illegal in Howard County and other jurisdictions in Maryland, said Sgt. Gary L. Gardner, a county police spokesman. Penalties range from a $1,000 fine or six months in jail, or both.Stun guns have 50,000 volts of electricity and can immobilize a person who is shocked by one.The American Survivalist vendor was displaying stun guns for sale between $35 and $100 at the weapons fair at the Howard County Fairgrounds on I-70, police said.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2004
Eight skinny, white sheep pricked up their ears and scurried forward in a tight huddle as Strike, a 1-year-old black-and-white border collie, bounded around them in a wide arc. Strike's owner, Linda Tesdahl of Mount Airy, stood on the other side of the flock, shouting commands and holding out her arms to guide the dog. Then she put one hand up, palm out, and Strike stopped instantly, dropping his silky body to the ground and watching her intently....
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