June 15, 2013
HERSHEY, Pa. -- Many high school graduates spend their final night before college with family and friends. The five Terrapins-to-be on the Maryland team in Saturday night's Big 33 Classic spent theirs where they'll be for much of the next 4 to 5 years: on a football field. The Maryland team's 58-27 loss to Pennsylvania in the annual high school all-star game marked the end of a life chapter for Shane Cockerille (Gilman), Milan Collins (Bishop McNamara), Elvis Dennah (Annapolis Area Christian)
June 14, 2013
A new urban park is bringing a patch of green to a once-blighted corner of Broadway East, a project organizers hope can be a model for improving the quality of life and reducing pollution in other distressed Baltimore neighborhoods. Trees are to be planted today at the corner of Gay and Federal streets, on a third of an acre where until a few years ago 18 mostly dilapidated rowhouses had stood. Community and nonprofit leaders, elected officials and others who live, worship and work in the area are expected to be on hand to help with landscaping the New Broadway East Community Park.
June 13, 2013
Kudos to Baltimore for being recognized as one of the top cities for its parks and outdoor resources ("Baltimore's parks slip to 21st in nation," June 5). There's no question that open spaces and parks can contribute to a healthier, even more prosperous community. Except just having great parks does not seem to have the pizazz needed to lure teens and young adults outdoors. As summer vacation looms for America's youth, their focus will be directed largely at zombie warriors, space aliens and warships, or mega-armies battling mythical beasts raging from video games, not so much on outdoor activities.
June 13, 2013
A 25-year-old man is struggling for his life at a local hospital after an altercation involving patrons during a ball game at Oriole Park last week ("Taunting at O's game ends in intensive care," June 1). This situation could have been averted if fans nearby, or the victim himself, Matt Fortese, had approached an usher or an Orioles employee when the situation grew dicey. The ushers and other ball park employees are there so fans have the best possible experience while attending the game.
June 12, 2013
Do you remember Gwynn Oak Junction? Then you may have gone to the movies at what was the Ambassador Theatre, bought your groceries at Schreiber's, purchased your very first Halloween costume at Read's, spent your allowance at Ben Franklin, and gotten your hair styled at Dorothy's Beauty Parlor. You surely then will remember Gwynn Oak Park, just short hop down Gwynn Oak Avenue, to the corner of Gwyndale, through which ran the Gwynn Falls Creek. Once you got past ticket booth with the nasty smiling-clown's face on it , you knew you were in for an afternoon of great fun - and perhaps a little adventure.
June 11, 2013
Harford County residents have access to thousands of acres of local and state parklands, with attractions ranging from disc golf courses, equestrian and hiking trails and sports fields to boat launches, playgrounds and nature centers. TRAILS AND WALKWAYS Aberdeen Festival Park Howard & Franklin streets, Aberdeen Anita C. Leight Park 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon Bynum Run Pond 715 Churchville Road, Bel Air Cedar Lane Regional Park 1100 Cedar Lane, Bel Air Eden Mill Park & Nature Center 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville Forest Hill Recreation Complex 21 Rock Spring Church Road, Forest Hill Graybeal Fields 600 Red Pump Road, Bel Air Havre de Grace Promenade Yacht Basin to Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace Heavenly Waters 702 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air Lake Serene at Edgewater Village Park Brookside Drive, Edgewater Village, Edgewood Liriodendron 502 W. Gordon St., Bel Air Ma & Pa Heritage Corridor Smith Lane to Williams Street, Bel Air Melrose Lane to Friends Park, Forest Hill Mariner Point Park 100 Kearney Drive, Joppa Robert Copenhaver Park 664 Trimble Road, Joppatowne Rockfield Park 501 Churchville Road, Bel Air Swan Harbor Farm 401 Oakington Road, Havre de Grace COUNTY PARKS A.B. Demarco Memorial Park Aberdeen Throughway, Aberdeen Aberdeen Family Swim Center Old Robin Hood Road, Aberdeen Aberdeen Festival Park Howard & Franklin streets,...