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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
Make a reservation today and you could be horseback riding on Ocean City's beachfront by the weekend. The city's town council late Monday passed a proposal to allow horseback riding in the off-season, from Nov. 1 to March 30. Visitors will need to secure a permit at a cost of $50 for each horse, limited to two riders.  Additional riders could be added for $25.  At Monday's meeting, council members said they will also offer a $20...
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2013
Sherlock Swann Gillet, a Baltimore County farmer and water utility owner, died Sept. 9. Family members said that he went out for his daily horseback ride in Glyndon and did not return. He was later found in a field. Family members said he fell from his horse and died of his injuries. He was 77. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Charles B. Gillet and Page Swann. His maternal grandfather was Sherlock Swann, a Baltimore postmaster who led the reconstruction of downtown Baltimore and its streets after the Great Fire of 1904.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2012
Ocean City isn't afraid of a little horsing around. In an effort to boost tourism, the Town Council will hold a final vote next week on a proposal to allow horseback riding on the beach Nov. 1 to March 30. The proposed amendments to the town's animal ordinance allow horseback riding "beginning at the northernmost extension of 27th Street and extending south to the south end jetty. " Riding in any dune area or nesting area would be prohibited. Visitors would need to secure a permit at a cost of $50 for each horse, limited to two riders.  Additional riders could be added for $25.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
Joyce V. Richardson, a Baltimore County riding instructor who taught hundreds how to ride during her nearly six-decade career, died Nov. 30 of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 77. "She rode the day of her stroke, July 10. She had given several lessons," said Wendy Marchant, who began taking lessons with Miss Richardson in 1978 and later became her barn manager. The daughter of a Bendix Frieze inventor and a homemaker, Joyce Vickers Richardson was born in Baltimore and raised on Normal Avenue in Northeast Baltimore.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 22, 2010
John Wilson "Reds" Abbott Sr., a retired Baltimore firefighter who enjoyed horseback riding, died Saturday of cancer at his Mount Airy home. He was 79. Mr. Abbott, the son of a painter and a homemaker, was born in Finksburg and raised on McKean Avenue. He was a graduate of Gwynns Falls High School. Mr. Abbott joined the Baltimore Fire Department in 1956 as a tiller man and was assigned to Truck 12 in the 4000 block of Liberty Heights Ave. in Forest Park. He later served at the Glen Avenue station of Engine 45 until his retirement in 1979.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2011
Donna Lynn Eber, a senior patient trainer and a horseback riding enthusiast, died April 6 at Casey House, a Rockville hospice, from complications of a heart attack suffered last month. The Woodbine, Howard County resident was 46. Donna Lynn Jones was born in Baltimore and raised in Columbia's Village of Oakland Mills. The 1982 graduate of Oakland Mills High School began riding during her teenage years, eventually becoming a horseback riding instructor of those physically challenged at the Columbia Horse Center.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2012
Kara Marian Cook, an accomplished horsewoman and artist who was studying to become a hair stylist, died April 12 of injuries sustained in a Baltimore County automobile accident. The Reisterstown resident was 21. On April 12, Ms. Cook was driving north on Greenspring Avenue at 5:31 p.m., when her 2000 BMW struck a 2006 Mercedes-Benz that was stopped and making a left turn on Garrison Forest Road. Her car then collided with a guard rail. Ms. Cook was transported to Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, said a spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Police Department.
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By Krishana Davis and Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2012
Meet Amy Perlow and the band of women equestrians who exercise while engaging in a little "girl talk. " Type of workout: Cross country and on-trail horseback riding in the Greenspring Valley. Who's in the group: Three to eight women, all over the age of 50 How often they ride: They meet at least four to six times a week. After the horses are groomed and saddled, the women ride for about two hours. How they got started: About 15 years ago, several of the women were boarding their horses at the same farm and became friends.
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February 14, 2012
Monkton United Methodist Church invites the public to a dedication ceremony for the church's new front steps. The congregation will dedicate new brick steps leading up to the front doors on Feb. 19 at 10:45 a.m.. Light refreshments will follow. The church, built in 1870, is a Baltimore County landmark and is in the My Lady's Manor National Register Historic District. The church's original members often arrived in wagons or on horseback. Its crumbling steps recently were replaced with help from a Baltimore County Historic Trust grant.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 7, 2000
UNION BRIDGE will hold its annual Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 on the grounds of Lehigh Portland Cement Co. About a dozen crafters will showcase their work, and Bear Branch Nature Center will have a reptile display. Jesse McCarley will perform magic tricks. For the first time, the Carroll County Volunteer Firemen's Association will demonstrate its Carroll County Family Safety House, which was dedicated last month, said Karen Kotarski, a member of the Union Bridge fire company and a Town Council member.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2012
Kara Marian Cook, an accomplished horsewoman and artist who was studying to become a hair stylist, died April 12 of injuries sustained in a Baltimore County automobile accident. The Reisterstown resident was 21. On April 12, Ms. Cook was driving north on Greenspring Avenue at 5:31 p.m., when her 2000 BMW struck a 2006 Mercedes-Benz that was stopped and making a left turn on Garrison Forest Road. Her car then collided with a guard rail. Ms. Cook was transported to Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, said a spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Police Department.
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By Krishana Davis and Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2012
Meet Amy Perlow and the band of women equestrians who exercise while engaging in a little "girl talk. " Type of workout: Cross country and on-trail horseback riding in the Greenspring Valley. Who's in the group: Three to eight women, all over the age of 50 How often they ride: They meet at least four to six times a week. After the horses are groomed and saddled, the women ride for about two hours. How they got started: About 15 years ago, several of the women were boarding their horses at the same farm and became friends.
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February 14, 2012
Monkton United Methodist Church invites the public to a dedication ceremony for the church's new front steps. The congregation will dedicate new brick steps leading up to the front doors on Feb. 19 at 10:45 a.m.. Light refreshments will follow. The church, built in 1870, is a Baltimore County landmark and is in the My Lady's Manor National Register Historic District. The church's original members often arrived in wagons or on horseback. Its crumbling steps recently were replaced with help from a Baltimore County Historic Trust grant.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
Make a reservation today and you could be horseback riding on Ocean City's beachfront by the weekend. The city's town council late Monday passed a proposal to allow horseback riding in the off-season, from Nov. 1 to March 30. Visitors will need to secure a permit at a cost of $50 for each horse, limited to two riders.  Additional riders could be added for $25.  At Monday's meeting, council members said they will also offer a $20...
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2012
Ocean City isn't afraid of a little horsing around. In an effort to boost tourism, the Town Council will hold a final vote next week on a proposal to allow horseback riding on the beach Nov. 1 to March 30. The proposed amendments to the town's animal ordinance allow horseback riding "beginning at the northernmost extension of 27th Street and extending south to the south end jetty. " Riding in any dune area or nesting area would be prohibited. Visitors would need to secure a permit at a cost of $50 for each horse, limited to two riders.  Additional riders could be added for $25.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2012
Elizabeth L. "Bobbi" Phillips, who co-founded and operated a West Baltimore funeral home, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 28 at her home. She was 93. Born Elizabeth Lattimore in Baltimore and raised on Schroeder Street, she was a 1936 Frederick Douglass High School graduate. She earned a diploma at the old Cortez Peters Business School on Eutaw Place. She also attended the University of Maryland, College Park and Morgan State University. "She was a woman of amazing fortitude, natural beauty, dignity, strong character, modesty, unrelenting strength and quietness, and calmness of spirit," said Doretha "Dottie" Hector, a co-owner of the funeral business, who worked closely with her for the past 30 years and now runs the business.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2011
Sabriaya Shipley enrolled in a summer learning program that her mother promised would offer new experiences. But when the 15-year-old city girl discovered those experiences would be on horseback at a school in Baltimore County, she balked, at least a bit. "At first I said, 'No way,'" said Sabriaya, a rising sophomore at the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore. "I never thought I would even get on a horse, let alone lead one around the ring. Now I am trotting on one. Now I can say I play polo.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2011
Sabriaya Shipley enrolled in a summer learning program that her mother promised would offer new experiences. But when the 15-year-old city girl discovered those experiences would be on horseback at a school in Baltimore County, she balked, at least a bit. "At first I said, 'No way,'" said Sabriaya, a rising sophomore at the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore. "I never thought I would even get on a horse, let alone lead one around the ring. Now I am trotting on one. Now I can say I play polo.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2011
Donna Lynn Eber, a senior patient trainer and a horseback riding enthusiast, died April 6 at Casey House, a Rockville hospice, from complications of a heart attack suffered last month. The Woodbine, Howard County resident was 46. Donna Lynn Jones was born in Baltimore and raised in Columbia's Village of Oakland Mills. The 1982 graduate of Oakland Mills High School began riding during her teenage years, eventually becoming a horseback riding instructor of those physically challenged at the Columbia Horse Center.
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