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January 29, 1998
A Westminster woman active in local soccer and baseball and at the YMCA will fill a vacancy on the city's Parks Board.Kathleen O'Loughlin of West Green Street, a Western Maryland College graduate and mother of two children, was nominated by the mayor and unanimously approved by the Westminster Common Council Monday night.At the mayor's suggestion, her term will run for two years from Feb. 28, which would have been the expiration of the term of her predecessor, who resigned.FireWestminster: Firefighters from Reese assisted Westminster at 10: 25 a.m. Tuesday, responding to a chimney fire in the 600 block of Hook Road.
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May 22, 2013
I grew up in Dundalk and began my career in recreation, parks, and conservation with the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks. My career took me to Harford County and Los Angeles. I came home to Baltimore County in 1995 as the director of Recreation and Parks. Throughout my career, I worked with staff, elected officials, volunteers and numerous citizen organizations in the purchase and development of neighborhood, community and regional parks, and I do not understand how our current Baltimore County government can decide to sell off a major community park for development.
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March 13, 1991
The City Council reappointed two members of the city's parks and recreation board and appointed one new member.At its regular meetingMonday night, the council approved returning Jay Voight and James Young and also added new member Thomas Mitchell.Mitchell will take the spot vacated by Marie Bantner, who decidednot to seek reappointment to the parks board.Also on Monday, thecouncil granted a request to close a portion of Distillery Drive onMonday, March 25, when the Department of Social Services will conduct a food surplus giveaway.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2012
Vernon Harry Wiesand, a retired attorney and police magistrate who was a former city Recreation and Parks Board president, died of stroke complications May 26 at the Anchorage Nursing Home in Salisbury. The former Mount Vernon Place resident was 92. Born in Baltimore and raised on Wilke Avenue, he was a 1938 City College graduate. He earned a degree at Western Maryland College, where he met his future wife, the former Shirley Jones. His son, Mark Wiesand of Kingsville, said his father overcame polio as a child and volunteered with charities active in disability work.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | October 29, 1992
Two outgoing members of the Carroll Recreation and Parks Board are "tremendous people" who have served the county well, department Director John P. Little said yesterday.The board honored Earl Hersh of Union Mills and Joanne Neil of Eldersburg at its monthly meeting at the Piney Run Park Nature Center in Eldersburg.Mr. Hersh, a board member since 1968, was a "founding father" of the county's recreation program, Mr. Little said."A lot of good things have happened" in the past 24 years, Mr. Hersh said.
NEWS
February 25, 1998
The Westminster Common Council voted unanimously at its regular Monday night meeting to confirm the mayor's reappointments of two members of the city's parks board.Mayor Kenneth A. Yowan reappointed Barbara E. Parker of the 900 block of Wampler Lane and Peter E. Loats of the first block of W. Green St.They will serve two years on the seven-member board, which includes representatives from the city and the county.Westminster post office is extending its hoursThe Westminster post office will have longer hours beginning Saturday.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | June 28, 1993
Carroll County needs new parks and ball fields, an indoor-outdoor shooting range and renovated tennis courts, recreation council members said last week.Eight groups asked the Carroll County Recreation and Parks Board for money for capital projects at a board meeting Wednesday night.The board is considering the requests and will vote on them at its July 28 meeting.The board will recommend to the county Planning Commission the projects it feels should be pursued beginning in the 1995 fiscal year.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2011
A private group will be allowed to build a mountain bike training course in Rockburn Park in Elkridge, following a unanimous Wednesday vote by the county's Recreation and Parks Board to go ahead with the contested project. The board had delayed a March vote on the matter after a contentious two-hour hearing in which people opposed to the project said it would bring more traffic, parking problems and loitering, as well as nighttime activity and drug use. Opponents also complained that the project had been rushed through without sufficient notice.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 11, 2002
Peggy Stansbury, a member of Baltimore's parks and recreation board, said yesterday that she will resign her voluntary post and voiced frustration with the pace of change at the troubled agency. Mayor Martin O'Malley dismissed Marvin F. Billups Jr. as the city's recreation and parks director last week, noting his impatience with the condition of the city's park system. Stansbury, 45, a former Federal Hill resident who recently moved to Rodgers Forge in Baltimore County, said she was brushed off by Michael R. Enright, the top aide to O'Malley, when she went to City Hall yesterday to suggest ideas for lining up more civic and corporate support for the parks and recreation department.
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By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | January 18, 1996
The Howard County Recreation and Parks Board voted last night to delay more than $2 million worth of projects scheduled for next year, including a much-coveted indoor facility for tennis, lacrosse and touch football near Elkridge, because of mounting financial woes in the county.The board decided to speed up the proposed $447,000 Holiday Hills Park just south of Columbia, citing a public outcry over earlier plans to delay that project."It's all a matter of placing the resources where they can do the most good," said Jeffrey Bourne, the parks director, who proposed last month construction delays at eight parks.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2011
A private group will be allowed to build a mountain bike training course in Rockburn Park in Elkridge, following a unanimous Wednesday vote by the county's Recreation and Parks Board to go ahead with the contested project. The board had delayed a March vote on the matter after a contentious two-hour hearing in which people opposed to the project said it would bring more traffic, parking problems and loitering, as well as nighttime activity and drug use. Opponents also complained that the project had been rushed through without sufficient notice.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | October 9, 2008
Residents' suggestions to move a proposed skateboard park and multipurpose building farther away from existing neighborhoods when the southern portion of Blandair Park is built in Columbia won approval from a citizens committee planning the project. The county Recreation and Parks board is to vote Wednesday night on whether to approve that recommendation at a 7 p.m. meeting at departmental headquarters, at 7120 Oakland Mills Road. The issue brought out dozens of people at a September hearing who objected to a consultant's plans to place those facilities at the park's eastern edge.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 11, 2002
Peggy Stansbury, a member of Baltimore's parks and recreation board, said yesterday that she will resign her voluntary post and voiced frustration with the pace of change at the troubled agency. Mayor Martin O'Malley dismissed Marvin F. Billups Jr. as the city's recreation and parks director last week, noting his impatience with the condition of the city's park system. Stansbury, 45, a former Federal Hill resident who recently moved to Rodgers Forge in Baltimore County, said she was brushed off by Michael R. Enright, the top aide to O'Malley, when she went to City Hall yesterday to suggest ideas for lining up more civic and corporate support for the parks and recreation department.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 24, 2002
Baltimore County was awarded $3.8 million yesterday from the state's Program Open Space to complete construction of two regional parks, one in fast-growing Owings Mills and the other in Chase. The funds were approved by the Board of Public Works. "These projects will go a long way toward meeting the growing demand for recreation areas in Baltimore County, while enhancing the green infrastructure that currently exists in the county's natural areas," Gov. Parris N. Glendening said in a statement.
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By LOWELL E. SUNDERLAND | October 14, 2001
OK! THAT'S more like it. The county's Recreation and Parks Advisory Board has received a transfusion of new blood that quite possibly indicates new interest in amateur sports locally at a political level. The seven-seat, unpaid board had been short two members since its fiscal 2001-2002 work ended in late spring, one because then-chairman Willa Brooks' term expired, the other because Donald Dunn, a veteran member and golf subcommittee head, resigned. But with a new budgeting cycle about to begin, the two five-year slots were filled, effective Oct. 1, by County Executive James N. Robey.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | June 30, 2001
The National Aquarium wants to expand to South Baltimore and build an animal hospital, an off-site care and quarantine center and an urban nature park at the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River that would open in 2003. Aquarium officials presented a preliminary plan for the Animal Care & Aquatic Life Center to the city parks board this week and asked to use 6 acres of parkland at the northern edge of the Hanover Street bridge for the project. The board approved the concept and voted for the aquarium to continue to develop its proposal for the site.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,Sun Staff Writer | July 17, 1995
Westminster City Council said no to letting the lights burn later on Jaycees Municipal Park ball fields before the City Parks Board gave the council a recommendation on a request for later hours.The parks board will discuss a request from two leagues for later hours on the lighted fields at its meeting Wednesday, board Chairman Jay Voight said. He said the board may draft a recommendation to the council despite the council's consensus not to change the hours.The fields on Johahn Drive in The Greens subdivision have been the target of neighborhood complaints about bright lights and noise.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | October 28, 1993
Carroll Recreation and Parks Director Richard J. Soisson has recommended the appointments of four residents to three-year terms on the county Recreation and Parks board.They are:* Cliff Beck, chairman of Mount Airy's town recreation council.* Edward S. Calwell of the Westminster Recreation Council.* Carolyn A. Garber of Winfield, vice president of the Carroll Equestrian Council.* Ken Lawson of the Deer Park Recreation Council.Mr. Soisson said yesterday he submitted the names to the county commissioners.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | June 28, 2001
The Board of Recreation and Parks voted last night to explore proposals to build Baltimore's first dog park, where people would be able to run their pooches off leash without facing a fine of up to $1,000. About 120 people turned out for the meeting at Southern High School in Federal Hill and most favored the park, called a dog run. Several said they break city leash laws every day by allowing their dogs to run free on streets and in parks to give them exercise. The few who opposed the dog run said green space should be reserved for people, not animals.
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2001
The rapid growth of Baltimore-Washington International Airport has created such a demand for parking that construction of a planned nine-story parking garage must stay on schedule to avoid trouble, airport officials said yesterday. "We're soon going to be at a critical stage," said Melanie Miller, a spokeswoman for BWI. "If our levels of passengers increase, it's going to be a close call with the number of our parking spaces. We have to stay on schedule." That $139 million, nine-story parking garage received approval from the state Board of Public Works yesterday.
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