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March 21, 2010
Maple syrup lovers can get a second helping this weekend at three Maryland state parks. Syrup-making demonstrations are planned today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cunningham Falls State Park near Thurmont. Pancake breakfasts are available today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cunningham Falls. Pancakes also will be served today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Herrington Manor State Park near Oakland, along with a syrup-making demonstration. - Associated Press
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2012
The new green at Maryland's state parks is cash, and lots of it. This has been a banner year for the 66 parks, which logged nearly 11 million visitors by early December, 1.1 million more than at the same point last year. Long the destination of day trippers and tent dwellers, state parks have become a go-to spot for thousands of staycationers, who not only pay entry and campsite fees but also leave a trail of money through the communities just beyond their borders. "Parks are destinations that create opportunity for people to enjoy the outdoors and each other," said Matt Baker, owner of Terrapin Adventures, a zip line and outdoor center in Howard County, just minutes from Patapsco Valley State Park.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2011
Steve Shinnamon and several other readers of my Outdoors Girl blog noticed that I went hiking during Park Quest 24/7 (my marathon visit of 24 state parks in seven days) with a wonderful companion, Missy, an 11-year-old dog and her owner. Shinnamon, who lives near Patapsco Valley State Park, asked: Just wondering how you managed to get a dog into a Maryland State Park. Several years ago I had a dog in the car while dropping someone off at Catoctin State Park. I was chased by a ranger in a jeep and told to immediately leave as dogs were not allowed in state parks.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | August 31, 2011
Colleges Frostburg player died from head trauma, father says The father of a 22-year-old football player for Frostburg State who died Sunday told The New York Times that his son died from "severe head trauma. " Derek Sheely , a fullback from Germantown, died late Sunday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was injured Aug. 22. "I don't know how it happened," Kenneth Sheely , Derek's father, told the Times. "It doesn't really matter how it happened, personally.
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By Kathleen B. Hennelly and Kathleen B. Hennelly,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | July 7, 1996
Wednesday Szollosi has done everything from scrubbing toilets to public relations at the Patapsco Valley State Park this past year -- and she's done it for very little pay.Szollosi, 25, who grew up in Colorado and Anne Arundel County, has gone from ballet major to environmental buff -- spending two years working in the park and before that in Ohio as one of the 20,000 nationwide AmeriCorps volunteers. Her term of service ends this month.She is the only AmeriCorps volunteer in Howard County and one of 60 in the state.
NEWS
By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | October 12, 1998
In the silence of the deep woods in Gunpowder Falls State Park, not far from a tree that beavers had gnawed down, Brenda Yarrison raised her walking stick and shouted: "This is a scandal-free zone!"That's a message that Yarrison and other naturalists in the state Department of Natural Resources tried to get across to small bands of hikers, canoeists, river tubers and "owl prowlers" who came out for the last day of Maryland State Parks Week yesterday.No Monica Lewinsky. No Bill Clinton. No stock market woes.
SPORTS
October 17, 2010
A Navy enlisted man writes: We read with interest your recent article about Sandy Point State Park. My wife and I attempted to enter "just to look around" because the gate guard could not confirm/deny whether SCUBA diving was allowed. We figured that there would be signs posted or possibly maps that showed where SCUBA diving was allowed. Bottom line is they wanted to charge us just to look. So, before we spend the cost for a car and two occupants…can you tell us confirm that SCUBA is or is not allowed at Sandy Point State Park.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | August 31, 2011
Colleges Frostburg player died from head trauma, father says The father of a 22-year-old football player for Frostburg State who died Sunday told The New York Times that his son died from "severe head trauma. " Derek Sheely , a fullback from Germantown, died late Sunday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was injured Aug. 22. "I don't know how it happened," Kenneth Sheely , Derek's father, told the Times. "It doesn't really matter how it happened, personally.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2010
When Staff Sgt. Dennis Robinson left the Army after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he couldn't wait to get back home to Baltimore to resume civilian life and earn his master's and law degrees. But even as he reestablished his identity, Robinson realized something vital was missing. "I found I was lacking the things I liked about the military: the camaraderie, the talking to guys about the things only we understand," said Robinson, 28. To fill the void, he began volunteering for veterans groups, where he found others with similar yearnings.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2012
The new green at Maryland's state parks is cash, and lots of it. This has been a banner year for the 66 parks, which logged nearly 11 million visitors by early December, 1.1 million more than at the same point last year. Long the destination of day trippers and tent dwellers, state parks have become a go-to spot for thousands of staycationers, who not only pay entry and campsite fees but also leave a trail of money through the communities just beyond their borders. "Parks are destinations that create opportunity for people to enjoy the outdoors and each other," said Matt Baker, owner of Terrapin Adventures, a zip line and outdoor center in Howard County, just minutes from Patapsco Valley State Park.
SPORTS
July 23, 2011
Bill Alwine , an avid angler from Sparks, writes: I have approximately 1,000 yards of used monofilament line. What is the best, and most eco-friendly way, to dispose of this without harming any wildlife or the environment? Outdoors Girl applauds your decision to rid yourself of nasty fishing line in a responsible manner. Plastic monofilament takes more than 500 years to decompose. Carelessly discarded line can kill seabirds, fish and other wildlife. Many Maryland state parks have white receptacles near fishing spots for anglers to dump old line.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2011
Steve Shinnamon and several other readers of my Outdoors Girl blog noticed that I went hiking during Park Quest 24/7 (my marathon visit of 24 state parks in seven days) with a wonderful companion, Missy, an 11-year-old dog and her owner. Shinnamon, who lives near Patapsco Valley State Park, asked: Just wondering how you managed to get a dog into a Maryland State Park. Several years ago I had a dog in the car while dropping someone off at Catoctin State Park. I was chased by a ranger in a jeep and told to immediately leave as dogs were not allowed in state parks.
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks | June 13, 2011
If a tree falls in the woods and no one's there to hear it, that's fine with me. I had that thought Sunday morning as I drove through a state park that few Marylanders know about or ever will visit. In fact, I'm not going to tell you where it is. Nothing personal, friends. I just don't think the place is ready for a herd of human beings. In fact, it might never be. You could drive to this park from downtown Baltimore in fewer than 90 minutes, assuming you know where to look.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2010
When Staff Sgt. Dennis Robinson left the Army after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he couldn't wait to get back home to Baltimore to resume civilian life and earn his master's and law degrees. But even as he reestablished his identity, Robinson realized something vital was missing. "I found I was lacking the things I liked about the military: the camaraderie, the talking to guys about the things only we understand," said Robinson, 28. To fill the void, he began volunteering for veterans groups, where he found others with similar yearnings.
NEWS
March 21, 2010
Maple syrup lovers can get a second helping this weekend at three Maryland state parks. Syrup-making demonstrations are planned today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cunningham Falls State Park near Thurmont. Pancake breakfasts are available today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cunningham Falls. Pancakes also will be served today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Herrington Manor State Park near Oakland, along with a syrup-making demonstration. - Associated Press
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 19, 1999
Most Maryland state parks and forests came through Hurricane Floyd without significant damage, although downed trees and power outages inconvenienced some campers, hunters and hikers late last week."
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks | June 13, 2011
If a tree falls in the woods and no one's there to hear it, that's fine with me. I had that thought Sunday morning as I drove through a state park that few Marylanders know about or ever will visit. In fact, I'm not going to tell you where it is. Nothing personal, friends. I just don't think the place is ready for a herd of human beings. In fact, it might never be. You could drive to this park from downtown Baltimore in fewer than 90 minutes, assuming you know where to look.
NEWS
By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | October 12, 1998
In the silence of the deep woods in Gunpowder Falls State Park, not far from a tree that beavers had gnawed down, Brenda Yarrison raised her walking stick and shouted: "This is a scandal-free zone!"That's a message that Yarrison and other naturalists in the state Department of Natural Resources tried to get across to small bands of hikers, canoeists, river tubers and "owl prowlers" who came out for the last day of Maryland State Parks Week yesterday.No Monica Lewinsky. No Bill Clinton. No stock market woes.
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