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By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | April 9, 1995
A Prince George's County developer has decided to cut out the middle man and build a $500,000 miniature golf course in Gambrills on his own.Three times Robert Douglas has been successful in getting a special exception to build a course in a residential zone on Route 3.But each time, his clients -- real estate agents, businessmen, a certified public accountant -- failed to get the project off the ground.Two weeks ago Anne Arundel County granted him another special exception, and this time Mr. Douglas, president of Douglas Real Estate in Lanham, has vowed to do the job himself.
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By Sloane Brown, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
Wedding Day: June 24, 2012 Her story: Sarah Friedman, 31, grew up in Baltimore. Her father, Lou Friedman, heads up Lou Friedman & Co., an Owings Mills accounting and financial services firm. Her mother, Paula Friedman, is a cardiac nurse at Sinai Hospital. Sarah went to college at the University of Pittsburgh, where - in her junior year - she had to watch the Super Bowl alone in her dorm room, because all her friends were Steelers fans. Friedman returned to Baltimore, where she is now a pediatric nurse at Sinai Hospital.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | May 4, 1994
Anne Arundel County officials say the new miniature golf course scheduled to open Saturday in Friendship Park will help clean up the park, but owners of a nearby golf practice center say it will take away some of their business.They also say the deal between the county and the course's developers puts them at a disadvantage.The course is part of a joint-venture that includes a driving range, batting cages and other games that opened last year. It will be the latest attraction at the Glen Burnie Golf Center at Friendship Park.
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By Krishana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2012
Cambridge Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Spend your spring break at the spa with the Sunshine on Sale package marking the 10th anniversary of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. From March 30 to April 8, spring break guests will be the first to experience the resort's Sago Spa & Salon, which is reopening after a $1 million renovation. Other resort activities include egg decorating and egg hunting, a fully stocked electronic game arcade, family Iron Chef competitions and family Olympic tournaments featuring golf, tennis, volleyball and miniature golf.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | July 16, 1998
IT WAS A spectacular July evening, and since it had been a while since I'd had my brains bashed in during any sort of athletic competition, I took my wife and the 7-year-old to play miniature golf.From the moment you pick up the requisite Thumbelina putter and garish neon-orange ball and make your way to the first tee, one thing's clear: you're in the kid's house now.A lot of it has to do with the mental approach to the game, which in an adult's case is often neurotic.An adult will stand there agonizing over each shot, lining it up just so, plumb-bobbing, calculating angle of attack, speed of the ball, resistance of Astroturf, etc.I see adults do everything but call in the cup coordinates to a Global Positioning System satellite over Maui.
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By Jennifer K. Dansicker | February 27, 2012
Searching for some good old-fashioned family fun that doesn't involve a video game? If so, you should check out Churchville Golf Range. This family-run recreation center, on Churchville Road, has two miniature golf courses, a driving range, nine softball and baseball batting cages, a golf pro shop and an arcade for those who still want their video game fix. Joyce and Ken Rizer purchased, renovated and expanded this Churchville gem from Joyce's...
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | August 4, 1993
Golf on a small scale will come to the Hampstead area if Carroll officials approve plans to add a miniature golf course to the Four Seasons Sports Complex on Route 482.Within the next 30 days, the owners of the complex will ask the county zoning commission for permission to build a miniature golf course on three to four of the 19 acres that make up the facility, said Kevin Bidelspach, director of operations and part owner of the complex.The miniature golf course would be between the complex's driveway and the soccer-golf course now under construction, he said.
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By JANIS COOKE NEWMAN and JANIS COOKE NEWMAN,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 20, 2006
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. / / The volcano belching steam over my head was making it difficult to concentrate on the 13th hole, as was Don Ho crooning from the loudspeaker tucked into the palm tree. Trying to keep my grip loose, I tapped my hot-pink ball, sending it caroming off a corner of fake lava rock and away from the hole -- a move that left me six strokes behind my 11-year-old son and 73-year-old father and with zero chance that I would make the list of the Hawaiian Rumble low-score golfers of the day. At Hawaiian Rumble they take miniature golf seriously -- well, as seriously as you can take any sport you perform while wearing a plastic lei. Such seriousness is to be expected, because Hawaiian Rumble is in Myrtle Beach, self-proclaimed miniature golf capital of the world and site of the ProMiniGolf Masters, Oct. 19 to 22 this year.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 12, 1997
Baltimore is working out final details on an agreement for a miniature golf course on Rash Field at the Inner Harbor.In March, the city granted exclusive negotiating rights for the course to Group Seven Inc., which includes Carl Stokes, a school board member and former City Council member.But after the city's top lawyer ruled that the project must be put out for bid, the city issued a request for proposals.In May, the Department of Recreation and Parks chose Group Seven over the only other bidder, Maryland Art Place, a nonprofit art gallery, which wanted to put its acclaimed artists-designed Art Links Baltimore course on the site.
NEWS
March 25, 1997
THE RELATIONSHIP between Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and former Second District City Councilman Carl Stokes has always been cordial, but never cozy. They have been adversaries as much as friends. So why is City Hall making possible a deal that would benefit Mr. Stokes and his business partners at the expense of a non-profit arts group? Perhaps the best explanation is that the arts group didn't have its act together.Last May, Maryland Art Place opened Art Links Baltimore, a miniature golf course designed by 18 artists (including Sun cartoonist KAL)
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By Jennifer K. Dansicker | February 27, 2012
Searching for some good old-fashioned family fun that doesn't involve a video game? If so, you should check out Churchville Golf Range. This family-run recreation center, on Churchville Road, has two miniature golf courses, a driving range, nine softball and baseball batting cages, a golf pro shop and an arcade for those who still want their video game fix. Joyce and Ken Rizer purchased, renovated and expanded this Churchville gem from Joyce's...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2012
Emily Kleeman 28, Cancer Lives: Downtown HOMETOWN: Timonium Education: Undergrad: Colorado State. Grad school: University of Maryland School of Social Work. OCCUPATION: Social worker INTERESTS: Dancing, skiing, swimming and traveling TURN-ONS: Motivation, adventurousness, generosity, compassion TURNOFFS: Jealousy, egotism, arrogance, laziness. IDEAL DATE: Dinner and drinks at the hottest restaurant in town followed by a boat tour around the harbor BEST TRAITS: Outgoing, smart, motivated WORST TRAITS: Overly sensitive is the only trait I can think of. ROLE MODEL: Oprah Winfrey FAVORITE DRINK: Dirty martini with Ketel One vodka BEST MOVIE EVER: "Star Wars I-VI" BEST SONG RIGHT NOW: "Without You," David Guetta/Usher BOOK I'VE READ MORE THAN ONCE: "The Hunger Games" CLEAN LIVING OR VICES: Clean living SHOP OR SAVE: Shop CLUBS, BARS, BLACK-TIE EVENTS OR HOMEBODY: All of the above CUDDLER OR NEED SPACE: Cuddler SPORTS, ARTS OR BOTH: Both ROM-COM OR ACTION THRILLER: Action thriller Justin Kiss 24, Cancer Lives: Highlandtown Hometown: Highlandtown Education: CCBC Essex OCCUPATION: Regional sales executive INTERESTS: Golf, working...
EXPLORE
May 30, 2011
With easy access to jobs in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., not to mention standout schools that rank among the top in the state, it's no surprise that Howard County is a magnet for families. But the demands on today's families often mean free time is at a premium. Luckily, Howard County has plenty of opportunities for family fun seven days a week. From indoor rock climbing and miniature golf to laser tag and pumpkin patches, there's always something fun nearby for parents and children.
TRAVEL
August 8, 2010
'Crab Week' savings at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay What's the deal? The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay is offering discount rates for its first-ever Crab Week, Aug. 23-29. The resort in Cambridge will feature such activities as crab races, crab walks, crab-cooking demonstrations and a crab-cake eating contest. A "Crabbing 101" workshop will offer a plant tour and family-style crab feast at nearby crab-picking house J.M. Clayton Co. on Aug. 28. Rates start at $159, Sunday to Thursday, and $199 on Friday and Saturday.
TRAVEL
By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,joseph.burris@baltsun.com | June 7, 2009
The robotic pirate mannequin mocks museum visitors from behind thick glass, which is good because he looks like a dummy you wouldn't want to mess with. "Aye there, you scurvy dog! What ye be lookin' at? Ain't ye never seen a pirate before?" says the voice-activated buccaneer featured in the Pirates Plunder, a new museum in Ocean City that's a couple of blocks from the seaside. Filled with ocean-floor artifacts, pirate history exhibits and a theater for pirate movies, Pirates Plunder is designed to be a diversion from the town's tourist magnets, a place to go when you've had your fill of the rides, the miniature golf and the famed boardwalk.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jennifer Choi | August 14, 2008
BALTIMORE TANGO FESTIVAL Dance The tango star Pablo Veron, who appeared in Robert Duvall's Assassination Tango and has danced at the White House, headlines the Baltimore Tango Festival, taking place at the Barn Theatre on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County. The three-day event features dance workshops for all skill levels, professional performances and live music provided by East Coast DJs. Every evening there's a practilonga, during which students can show off their moves.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | November 4, 1993
Local golf enthusiasts could forgo their trips to Myrtle Beach and still place their putts in a warmer climate this winter.'Course, they'll have to be content with birdies and bogeys on a miniature scale.Danner Farms, a Westminster retail nursery, has installed an indoor miniature golf course with a tropical theme in its main greenhouse on Route 140."We felt there is such a need for something like this in the community," said Rhonda Danner, co-owner of Danner Farms. "The tropical theme was so natural with all the plant material we have around here."
FEATURES
By Larry Bleiberg and Larry Bleiberg,DALLAS MORNING NEWS | February 15, 1998
Standing at the base of a fake volcano in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., I plan my putt around a stream dyed electric blue. Sixties' surfer rock blares from hidden speakers, and the rest of my golf party waits. My powers of concentration evaporated long ago. Only instinct will see me through this miniature-golf hole.Just as I swing my club, I hear and feel a low tremor. The volcano that gives the Hawaiian Rumble course its name is erupting on its three-times-an-hour schedule. Flames shoot to the sky, my stomach shakes with vibrations from rock-concert-sized speakers.
NEWS
August 10, 2008
Baltimore Homicide City man, 30, shot, dies of gunshot wounds A 30-year-old man was found shot to death early yesterday in East Baltimore, in a case in which police have no suspects. Officers found George Blaine lying on the pavement in the 1700 block of N. Bradford St. with multiple gunshot wounds shortly after 1 a.m., Baltimore police spokesman Troy Harris said. Blaine, who lived in the block where he was found, was pronounced dead at the scene. Harris said police knew of no motive for the shooting.
SPORTS
October 17, 2007
Comedian and television producer Todd Gallagher has a new book that sets out to answer the kinds of sports questions that are in the realm of "If Superman and the Flash had a race, who would win?" (Mr. Flip actually had the comic book that answered that question, but he can't recall what happened. And Mom Flip threw out his comic books a long time ago.) The book is called Andy Roddick Beat Me With a Frying Pan, because Gallagher, a longtime tennis player, faced off against the former U.S. Open champ with Roddick using a pan instead of a racket.
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