By Baltimore Sun reporter | April 25, 2010
Rich Bafford writes: I came across your column and thought that you might be able to help. I will be relocating soon to Baltimore from Boston and I am interested in knowing more about the fishing options in Maryland. Do you know where I can get comprehensive information on fishing in Maryland? Outdoors Girl replies: Welcome to the Land of Pleasant Living, hon. You're arriving just in time for some great fishing. The Maryland Fisherman's Annual ($9.95), in its second year of publication, provides a nice overview of what the state has to offer.
October 12, 2014
U.S. Sailboat Show Through Monday, Oct. 13: The United States Sailboat Show will be held at the City Dock in Annapolis, with the first day reserved for VIPs. The show will include sailboats, kayaks, paddleboards, canoes and navigational equipment. For a seminar schedule and other details, go to Trout Unlimited Wednesday, Oct. 15: Mike Evans, owner of Savage River Outfitters and a guide on the Savage River, North Branch and other Western Maryland streams, will speak at a free open meeting of Maryland Trout Unlimited from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church.
November 15, 2009
BEST BET Monday Public comment session on Fisheries Service proposal to regulate preseason striped bass catch and release activity, 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis. Details: 410-260-8289 or BIRDING Today and next Sunday Look for migrating birds at Centennial Lake with the Howard County Bird Club, 8 a.m. Meet at west parking lot on Centennial Lane. Easy walking on paved path. Woodlands, fields and water host a wide variety of species.
By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Offenbacher Aquatics Inc., a regional retailer of patio furniture, grills and fireplaces, has been acquired by a private equity buyout firm that plans to expand the chain and upgrade stores and the online presence. Antson Capital Partners LLC, based in Baltimore, said Wednesday it acquired the Lanham-based retailer's seven stores, in Maryland and Virginia. Financial terms were not disclosed. "Offenbacher's has strong name recognition and presents us with a substantial opportunity to increase market share in the region and expand our footprint," Andrew Cohen, an investor who was named chief executive officer of Offenbacher, said in the announcement.
By Naomi Eide | September 24, 2014
The Laurel Board of Trade's annual Riverfest, a scenic kickoff to fall featuring Laurel's Riverfront Park, will include an auto show for the first time. The Board of Trade added the Cruising at Riverfest auto show "to do something different that would attract people to Riverfest," said Maureen Rogers, the Laurel Board of Trade's administrative coordinator. Riverfest was created to highlight Riverfront Park, the winding park and paved walkway along the Patuxent River. Located just off Main and Avondale streets, Riverfront Park is "one of Laurel's best kept secrets," said Sean LeVere, co-chairman of Riverfest.
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