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May 13, 1998
ITS ATTRACTIONS and beauty are so varied that Maryland has long claimed to be America in miniature. As far as tourism goes, though, there is little reason for smugness. Visitors coming here do not spend as much or stay as long as the national average.A program started two years ago is trying to change that.So far, eight historic areas in Maryland have submitted blueprints for developing heritage tourism over the next 10 years and are hoping for matching funds from the state.The goal: Lure visitors to lesser-known ethnic and specialized attractions that will round out their itineraries and lengthen their stays.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 10, 2004
Seven Anne Arundel County organizations have been chosen by the Chesapeake Bay Program's Small Watershed Grants Initiative - a program that helps communities restore and preserve streams in the bay - to receive funding from federal agencies. The recipients announced yesterday by Sens. Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski are: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which will use its $100,000 Community Legacy grant to implement restoration and habitat projects in the South River. The city of Annapolis, which will use its $30,000 grant to install a rain garden in Back Creek Nature Park to manage storm-water runoff.
NEWS
November 2, 1990
Graveside services for Robert Mars, whose furniture business had branches in Baltimore and Ocean City, will be held at noon today at the B'nai Israel Congregation Cemetery in Oxon Hill.Mr. Mars, who was 87, died Wednesday at his home in Bethesda after a stroke.He retired in 1980 as owner of the R. Mars Co., which he founded in Washington in 1934. The company, which sold furniture at a discount to members of labor unions and other organizations and to hotels and other institutions, had branches in several East Coast cities and, at one time, in Havana.
NEWS
April 9, 1995
It's Not Just Money, It's RespectTeachers at MacArthur Middle School are extremely concerned with the lack of respect being shown us by the Board of Education. We would expect the board to show some amount of appreciation for what we do in the classroom.By the tenor of the negotiations, this is apparently not the case. In the past, we have made concessions with respect to economics, even agreeing to no raise in salary when it was clear that fiscal limitations would not permit one. The board has adopted "Goals 2000 for Anne Arundel County Schools," but does not seem to want to give the staff the peace of mind with which to concentrate on achieving these goals.
NEWS
By LYN BACKE | September 27, 1993
Several years ago, through a variety of lucky circumstances, I was able to take a five-month trip, living out of one suitcase and having a delicious time.Lots of people asked how I could stand being away from home so long. The answer was that it was easy, because I loved all the new things we were seeing, and I didn't particularly like where I was living at the time.I'd have a lot more trouble being away from Annapolis for five months (though I'm open to the challenge, if someone wants to fund me)
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | March 17, 1992
Crofton residents will have to wait until Monday night to see if consultants recommend that the community become Anne Arundel's third municipality.Community leaders -- who say they won't see the report until Monday -- are anticipating a crowd and have moved the meeting from Town Hall to the Arundel Fire Station on Davidsonville Road.Victor Tervala, a consultant for the Institute of Governmental Affairs at the University of Maryland-College Park, will give the presentation.Tervala would not divulge the report's contents yesterday.
NEWS
By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | August 5, 1997
Anne Arundel County may soon be history.The County Council voted last night to apply to the state for a special "heritage area" designation that could mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and tax credits to encourage tourism.The money could be used to build a regional history museum in Annapolis, create an archaeology learning center in London Town, or encourage owners of historic shops to restore their buildings, said Donna Ware, a historic site planner for the county."If we want to make tourism more successful in the county, this is something we must do," Ware said before the council voted 7-0 in favor of the proposal.
NEWS
August 12, 1997
DWELLING ON HISTORY can be good business, particularly in a county with as many historical sites as Anne Arundel.The County Council's decision to apply to the state government for a "heritage area" designation should help focus thinking and policy-making on ways to boost the county's growing tourism industry.The county would like to have an area stretching south from Sandy Point State Park along the Chesapeake Bay through Annapolis to the county line designated as the "Annapolis and London Town Heritage Area."
NEWS
April 7, 1995
Annapolis fire officials closed a key portion of Aris T. Allen Boulevard for more than two hours after a backhoe operator struck a gas main yesterday afternoon.Capt. Leonard Clark, spokesman for the Annapolis Fire Department, said the worker was helping build townhouses in Oxford Landing for Crystal Custom Homes of Stevensville when he hit a 2-inch gas main maintained by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. at 1:45 p.m.The rupture sent gas vapors across Aris T. Allen Boulevard for several blocks and forced fire officials to close off a mile-long stretch of the highway between Chinquapin Road and Route 2, Captain Clark said.
NEWS
November 15, 2005
Baltimore: Harborplace Salvation Army's '05 campaign to open The Salvation Army will kick off its 2005 Red Kettle Campaign today at the Inner Harbor amphitheater. The Salvation Army Band is set to begin playing at 10:45 a.m., and the ceremony will begin about 11 a.m. City Council President Sheila Dixon, the Salvation's Army's 2005 recipient of the Outstanding Civil and Charitable Contributions Award, will place the first "official" donation in the kettle for the 2005 holiday season. The Baltimore District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is being recognized with the group's Outstanding Corporation Contributions Award.
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