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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1997
Sheila McC. Jackson, a former master of hounds at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, died of cancer yesterday at Jackson's Hole Farm in Upperco, where she lived. She was 76.Mrs. Jackson began riding to hounds as a child in Fairfield County, Conn., and it became a lifelong passion that she reluctantly gave up four years ago.In 1965, she was named master of hounds at the club, which was founded in 1892. She was the second woman to be named to the post, which she held until 1976."To have a lady master of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club says much about her abilities.
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NEWS
June 11, 2000
25 Years Ago: Hiltgunt Zassenhaus Brings Inspiring Message to 360 South Carroll Graduates -- "Only what you give, you will have." This was a summary statement Dr. H. Margaret Zassenhaus left with 360 graduates on Friday, June 6th, at South Carroll High School's eighth commencement exercises. Coming at the end of a brief but highly inspiring message, this summary statement reflected upon the previous comments she had made. She spoke of peace a highly relevant topic on "D Day" to a German national who personally fought the Gestapo.
SPORTS
By Tara Finnegan | July 25, 1991
Roland Run Club in Towson won the Baltimore Junior Interclub League title Tuesday, extending its league domination to a decade.Roland Run had 67 wins in 96 matches to clinch the overall title for the 10th straight year and also won the boys and girls titles.Roland Run pro Rieck Foelber said the key ingredient for the junior tennis success is home-grown talent."They're mostly just club kids who started young and started with the club program," Foelber, a 12-year pro at the club, said.Playing for Roland Run this year were Mark Levy, Mike Miller and Vasanth Santosham in 17-and-under boys; Wheatley Marshall, Trish Cummings and Julie Cooper in 17-and-under girls; Jason Mersey, DonSpies and Brooks Marshall in 13-and-under boys; and Shireen Santosham, Sarah Barnett and Lanie Pappas in 13-and-under girls.
FEATURES
June 4, 1994
Thanks for the memories, Sun readers. We received almost 50 responses on the Sundial telephone information service when we asked for anecdotes from those who lived during World War II and found bright spots of humor that helped pull them through the bad times.Even taking into account that the fish grows larger each time the story is told, this selection of remembrances represents the tales we heard from men who fought and women who tended the home front.One shoe waylaid amid hugs and kissesI was working for the war department in downtown San Francisco on VJ-Day.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | April 2, 2001
Worlds converged yesterday, as they do every year, at Roedown Farm in southern Anne Arundel County. At least three Rolls-Royces motored over the soggy grass, but so did muscular pickups. Folks in cashmere sipped champagne, while those in jeans hoisted cups of cheap beer. The diverse crowd mingled easily at the Marlborough Hunt Races, a 27-year-old spring tradition where tailgating ranks with the steeplechase competition, in which thoroughbreds leap over fences. "It's an interesting mix of people," said Jeff Smith, as he sat on a blanket with a box of pretzels, a scone's throw from platter after platter of catered delicacies.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | June 27, 2004
The Twin Rivers Sportsman's Club has been around since 1973, hunting the same leased tract in Somerset County for all that time. Members, most of them from the Baltimore area, have done a first-rate job keeping their 900 acres neat and their hunting activities safe. But on Wednesday, Twin Rivers, along with about 40 other clubs with Eastern Shore land leased from the state, will be evicted. To say the majority of the 1,700 hunt club members are upset would be an understatement. "We keep it up. We keep the roads passable.
NEWS
By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | November 29, 1996
In medieval Europe, St. Hubert of Liege was hunting one day when he came upon a stag with a crucifix between its antlers. Then he heard a voice warning him to turn to Christ. And then he began blessing hounds before a hunt.No deer were to be seen in Glyndon yesterday, but plenty of Jack Russell terriers, Labradors, and bassets were gathered.Dozens of people braved the cold yesterday to participate in the pious practice of blessing the hunt at St. John's in the Valley Episcopal Church.Founded by St. Hubert -- the patron saint of hunters -- during Good Friday hunts, the ceremony has become a 104-year Thanksgiving tradition in the area.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | November 13, 1994
EXLINE -- Babe Ruth came to these parts to hunt wild turkeys. So did radio's Amos and Andy. Boxer Gene Tunney came, too, and bagged a pheasant or two. And President Franklin D. Roosevelt -- not to mention five other presidents -- spent a lazy afternoon here fishing.They are among the many statesmen, athletes and entertainers, not to mention executives and others, who have hunted or fished among the wooded ridges and ravines of the 3,240-acre Woodmont Rod and Gun Club, a outdoorsman's paradise near Sideling Hill in mountainous western Washington County.
EXPLORE
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 12, 2013
The second in the Historical Society of Harford County's tours of historically significant or interesting buildings and homes in Harford County will take place this Sunday, March 17, at the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club in Monkton. The clubhouse will be the focus of the day's tour, according to the society. Designed by prominent New York Architect James O'Connor, the clubhouse was built on the foundation of an older structure destroyed by fire. The public is welcome to stop in and see the home of the second oldest recognized foxhunting club in the United States.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
Peter Young Martin, a former golf professional and Green Spring Valley Hunt Club champion, died of a respiratory illness March 31 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Owings Mills resident was 64. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of John William Young Martin and Nancy Byers Martin. He was raised at the family home, Snow Hill Farm, site of the Maryland Hunt Cup point-to-point race in the Worthington Valley in Baltimore County. Mr. Martin attended the Gilman Lower School and was a 1966 graduate of Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Conn.
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