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By Eddie Somers and Duke Marshall | July 7, 2013
Some believe it is inevitable that Smith Island will be lost to erosion and rising sea levels. We disagree. As members of Smith Island United, a group formed to preserve Smith Island, we believe the government has pretty much eliminated the word ""inevitable"" when it comes to the future of Chesapeake Bay islands. Hart Miller and Poplar islands in the upper bay were basically ""created"" by the government from open bay waters. These are very big projects. Poplar Island, off Tilghman Island, started in 1998 with a 35,000 foot stone dike, which was then filled with dredged spoils and is currently over 1,000 acres of high land and marsh.
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SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1998
OCEAN CITY -- In mid-November, the sights and sounds at the south end of the boardwalk are in sharp contrast to those at the peak of the tourist season, when the parking lots are chock with cars, the promenade and beaches are packed with sun and junk-food worshipers and the smells from the Thrasher's french fries stand thicken the breeze.Tourists are so few the municipal parking meters have been removed.But in the nearshore waters, at the inlet and for a short distance into the back bays, there is a lightly used recreational fishery that might have the potential to send crowds of hardy fishermen down the ocean.
NEWS
March 26, 2008
Two workers rescued off Sandy Point Two employees of a marine construction firm were rescued yesterday evening after their boat was blown against the rocks of a jetty off Sandy Point State Park, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department reported. The men were pushing a 30-foot barge holding a pile driver, when their 18-foot outboard lost power. The wind blew the vessels against the rocks of a jetty bordering the entrance to the park, said Battalion Chief Matthew Tobia, the spokesman.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2011
When an approaching thunderstorm threatens swimmers at Greenbrier State Park, lifeguards reach for an iPod, scroll through the menu and press play. "La tormenta se aproxima," says the recording amplified by the loud speaker system. "Todo el mundo salga del agua. " With that, hundreds of people move toward shore. The staff at Maryland's state parks, destination for 11 million visitors last year, is learning to adapt to a rapidly growing and enthusiastic clientele: Hispanic families.
TRAVEL
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.
SPORTS
May 27, 2012
Fly and light-tackle tourney Saturday Coastal Conservation Association Maryland Kent Narrows Fly and Light Tackle Tournament, Jetty Dock Bar, 201Wells Cove Road, Grasonville. Information: ccamd.org or eliccione@atlanticbb.net . Deep Creek cleanup SaturdayJune 2 , 9 a.m.-noon. Join park rangers and the Garrett Trails' crew as they clean and enhance area trails. Volunteers will meet at the upper overflow parking lot off State Park Road. Bring water, insect repellant, sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing and a snack.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2001
Jan. 30 Human Performance Technologies Inc., 4403 Silverbrook Lane, Owings Mills, consultants, filed under Chapter 7. Principal: C. M. Welsh, president. Assets: $385; liabilities: $788,353.46 Joseph Edmund II and Susan Elizabeth Buchanan, 9712 Magledt Road, Parkville, construction management consultants, jointly filed under Chapter 7. Assets: $205,900.46; liabilities: $478,084.88 Jan. 31 Progressive Ventures Inc., c/o 600 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, d/b/a Sandy Spring Exxon, filed for Chapter 7. Principal: Zvi Guttman, trustee.
TRAVEL
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2014
A half dozen swimmers were rescued by lifeguards Friday evening along the beach in Ocean City as rip currents formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Arthur, an Ocean City Beach Patrol official said Saturday. One person who was rescued required hospitalization, said Butch Arbin, captain of the beach patrol. All the rescues occurred after the lifeguards had gone off duty for the evening at 5:25 p.m., but while mobile beach patrols were in place through 7:30 p.m. for the busy holiday weekend, Arbin said.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun reporter | August 22, 2008
In the early years of the last century, Ocean City's commercial fishermen had to launch their boats through the surf and drag them and their catch back onto the beach with horses, ropes and pulleys. It was colorful but inefficient. If only the government would dig a cut through the barrier island, they argued, they could keep larger boats in the shelter of a bay, gain direct access to the ocean and inject new life into their fishery. No one guessed that a storm born in the tropical Atlantic was about to intervene and do the work for them, at a heavy cost.
NEWS
July 13, 2003
Public safety at risk with Owens' cuts Despite a $6 million contingency account and a $27 million rainy day fund in Anne Arundel County's coffers, County Executive Janet Owens is talking up the threat of a budget shortfall and the subsequent need to tighten the fiscal screws. And public safety services are feeling the strongest squeeze. As a result, the county government is sacrificing its biggest responsibility: keeping its citizens safe. The Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters proudly answer the call when your house catches on fire, you have a heart attack, there's been a hazardous materials accident, you've been in a car crash or when other emergencies occur such as terrorist threats and water rescues.
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