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July 2, 1991
Where to see fireworks this week: All events are Thursday, unless otherwise noted.ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD, Sharpsburg. Fireworks follow free 7:30 p.m. concert Saturday by the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Follow Route 70 west to Route 65. Call 797-4000.BEL AIR: Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at playing fields adjacent to Bel Air Middle School and Bel Air High School, following a day of activities, including a parade.COLUMBIA: Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Lakefront, across from Columbia Mall. All-day free entertainment, toddler parade at 4 p.m.FORT MEADE: Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. over Burba Park, following parade at 9:30 a.m. and all-day entertainment and demonstrations, including First U.S. Army Band concert at 8 p.m. Call 677-2163.
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NEWS
July 7, 2014
In Howard County, it's perfectly legal to consume the biggest, most gargantuan family-size bag of barbecue-flavored potato chips at one sitting and wash it down with a case of the most sugary soda ever made. Or, if that's not your taste, perhaps something more along the lines of the Homer Simpson diet with a thousand glazed doughnuts and a 64-ounce carton of chocolate syrup. County employees can partake of this artery-clogging, stomach-distending meal as often as they'd like. So can public school students.
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NEWS
January 16, 2014
Commentator Fred Medinger's discussion of the unnecessary and loud noise brought on by fireworks merits reflection ( "Fireworks shock and intimidate," Jan. 13). Fireworks under controlled circumstances at certain times of the year are tolerable. However, fireworks used daily in neighborhoods for the sake of loud and unnecessary noise should not be tolerated. Authorities should see to it that the laws regulating fireworks are enforced. John A. Micklos, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2014
Baltimore County police said late Saturday that a person was injured in a fireworks related incident in the area of North Point Road and Millers Island Road in Dundalk. A dispatcher said the county bomb squad was called shortly after 10:30 p.m. for a report of an "explosion" - and later reported that fireworks had injured one male. There were no additional details immediately available.
EXPLORE
June 16, 2011
The Greater Jacksonville Optimist Club is sponsoring a bike parade, entertainment and fireworks on July 2. Registration for the bike and pet parade begins at 9 a.m. at Manor Shopping Center. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and kids receive prizes and goodie bags. Festivities behind Jacksonville Elementary School start at 6:30 p.m. with a closest-to-the-pin golf contest. There will be music by The Objections and Apple John will entertain children. Food and drinks will be sold and people can bring their own food, chairs and blankets.
NEWS
July 7, 2010
Fire officials say smoldering discarded fireworks sparked a blaze that caused $1.3 million in damage to a house near Hagerstown. It happened Tuesday about 2:45 a.m. State Fire Marshal says sparkling devices were put into a plastic trash can near the house and next to a gas grill. He says the fire went up the side of the house and across the roof. Fire officials say 60 firefighters from across Washington County battled the blaze for more than two hours. Low water pressure in two fire hydrants made fighting the fire more difficult.
NEWS
January 20, 2014
Fred Medinger hit the nail on the head ("Fireworks shock and intimidate," Jan. 13). As a fellow resident of Baltimore County, I have experienced the same problems in my neighborhood on New Year's Eve (from midnight until 2 a.m.) and on July 4th (usually starting at all hours of the night on the weekend prior to the 4th and continuing through the following weekend). These people are just one more example of how our society has deteriorated in this "me" generation. These people are thinking only of themselves and could care less that they are disturbing their neighbors and putting their neighbors' families and properties at risk.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2012
No, they haven't signed free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, at least not yet, but the Orioles have signed on to sponsor the annual New Year's Eve celebration at the Inner Harbor, which is almost as exciting. The giant fireworks display, which was sponsored by The Baltimore Sun last year, will be the grand finale to a party that will start at 9 p.m. and feature a concert by hot local band Outbreak at the Inner Harbor amphitheatre. In other words, the Orioles are going to start lighting up the sky a little early.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
UPDATED: Annapolis is preparing for Independence Day festivities Friday that include the city's parade and a free fireworks show, but Glen Burnie's fireworks show, which had been set for July 3, has been moved to Saturday. On Thursday, the Glen Burnie Improvement Association posted on its Facebook page that the seventh annual fireworks at Sawmill Creek Park would be moved to Saturday, July 5, due to weather. The fireworks will take place shortly after dark. In Annapolis , the annual parade steps off July 4 at 6:30 p.m., beginning at Amos Garrett Boulevard and traveling down West Street and Main Street to City Dock.
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By Ben Weathers, Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 5, 2014
For full coverage and photos, go to capitalgazette.com Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Annapolis Friday for the city's annual Fourth of July parade. The parade started with the city's official town crier Fred Taylor ringing his bell and proclaiming that he had brought good news from Philadelphia. “The resolution of independence has been adopted,” he cried. “God bless America.” City officials had been watching as Hurricane Arthur approached the East Coast.
NEWS
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
A 9-year-old boy was badly burned over half of his body in Garrett County on the Fourth of July after a sparkler set fire to his shirt. The boy, whose name was not immediately released, was in critical condition in Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh with burns over 50 percent of his body on his chest, neck and arms. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci said in a news release that the boy was injured at about 10 a.m. Friday while camping at Savage State Forest in Swanton.
NEWS
July 3, 2014
Grilling outside and fireworks - two of the more common activities to celebrate Independence Day. Both bring dangers, however, and the Harford County Department of Emergency Services is offering tips on staying safe when cooking outside and watching fireworks. The offers the following safety information to help reduce the risk of fires and burn injuries resulting from barbecues and outdoor grilling: • Propane and charcoal barbecues should only be used outdoors and under the close supervision of an adult.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
UPDATED: Annapolis is preparing for Independence Day festivities Friday that include the city's parade and a free fireworks show, but Glen Burnie's fireworks show, which had been set for July 3, has been moved to Saturday. On Thursday, the Glen Burnie Improvement Association posted on its Facebook page that the seventh annual fireworks at Sawmill Creek Park would be moved to Saturday, July 5, due to weather. The fireworks will take place shortly after dark. In Annapolis , the annual parade steps off July 4 at 6:30 p.m., beginning at Amos Garrett Boulevard and traveling down West Street and Main Street to City Dock.
NEWS
July 3, 2014
The Harford County Department of Emergency Services urges residents and visitors to Harford County to refrain from using illegal or contraband fireworks during the July 4th holiday. Officials are concerned with the danger from illegal fireworks which may result in fires, burns and hand and eye injuries. Maryland is one of several states that ban most forms of fireworks and small explosive devices for use by the general public. According to statistics released by the National Fire Protection Association, in 2011 fireworks caused an estimated 17,800 fires, including more than 1,200 structure fires, 400 vehicle fires and more than 16,000 outdoor fires.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
As many prepare for Fourth of July cookouts or head to the Shore, law enforcement agencies across the state are beefing up patrols - to monitor large crowds at fireworks celebrations and ramp up DUI enforcement. Officers plan to be out in force on Friday at the Inner Harbor, where crowds congregate for fireworks, and throughout the region in what police say is one of their busiest days of the year. "We're working really hard to ensure that this is the best Fourth of July celebration that we've had in the history of Baltimore," said Col. Darryl DeSousa, the city's chief of patrol.
TRAVEL
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Ocean City officials have postponed the town's Fourth of July fireworks show by a day, saying Tropical Storm Arthur could challenge set-up efforts Friday. The display is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Saturday, instead of Friday. "Due to the passing storm and the probable residual effects of the weather, including wind and rain, it would be logistically challenging to hold the fireworks shows on Friday," Mayor Rick Meehan said in a statement. "We are expecting some wet weather on Thursday night and into Friday morning, which makes it nearly impossible to set-up the fireworks show on the beach in enough time for Friday night.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Storms and heavy rain are forecast Thursday and Friday as a front of cool, dry air and Tropical Storm Arthur converge over the Mid-Atlantic, disrupting Fourth of July fireworks plans in Ocean City but clearing out the heat and humidity for the holiday weekend. Even though Arthur is expected to pass well off the coast, the storm prompted Ocean City officials to reschedule the town's fireworks show from Friday to Saturday. Lifeguards also cautioned that the storm would kick up dangerous surf and rip currents.
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