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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2010
It staggers the imagination to think that a little more than 20 years ago, the idea of saving a pristine neck of land on the South River and remaking it into a showplace public park would have been controversial. Now, two decades after Quiet Waters Park made its debut, the proof is that it attracts 700,000 visitors a year. The claims that it would bring noisy crowds, harm the environment and be too extravagant have evaporated. It's established itself as a beloved haven of sanctuary and sanity for its patrons, who praise its paths, forested groves, tucked-away gardens and water views.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
In one print, the silos at Millersville's Kinder Farm Park are represented in countless tiny dots in shades of gray. Across the hallway, the Bay Bridge is silhouetted against a sky with blazing colors of red, orange and yellow. And upstairs, foreboding blue storm clouds gather over the water. Dozens of prints of all types - lithographs, woodcuts, etchings - cover the walls of the Willow Gallery at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, the latest show from the busy artists in Anne Arundel Community College's printmaking club.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Sun Staff Writer | August 29, 1994
Visitors who come to Quiet Waters Park just south of Annapolis expect to see the lush wetlands, colorful wild birds and shady woods.But in the coming year, they will see some unexpected sights as well -- a whimsical cat's cradle dangling from the trees, logs that resemble a Stonehenge-like table, wooden pieces that look like upside-down boats.The structures will be placed in the park during the next several weeks as part of a year-long modern sculpture exhibition sponsored by Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and the Friends of Quiet Waters Park.
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August 29, 2014
Sunday, Aug. 31 Patriotic concert The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," at its Lexus Pops in the Park concert at 5:30 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Joining director Jose-Luis Novo and the orchestra to sing the national anthem is tenor Rolando Sanz. The concert serves as a prelude to the orchestra's 2014-2015 season with works by Sibelius, Shostakovich, Liszt, Duke Ellington and John Philip Sousa.
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November 6, 1992
Watermelon rinds, coffee grounds, grass clippings and leaves are decomposing in compost heaps, hoops, bins and barrels in Quiet Waters Park's new backyard composting demonstration project."
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February 9, 1994
The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks has closed the Quiet Waters Park ice rink for the rest of the season due to mechanical problems.Those with skating passbooks should present them to the park's visitors center for refunds. The county will pay $3.25 for each unused coupon. Visitors center hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.Information: 222-1777.Eastport Terrace fire destroys an apartmentA two-alarm fire destroyed one apartment and caused smoke damage to two others in the Eastport Terrace complex yesterday afternoon, fire officials said.
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By LYN BACKE | April 17, 1995
Quiet Waters Park in Hillsmere will have an Earth Day celebration this weekend, with a park open house on Saturday (no entrance fee), with hands-on activities for children, environmental exhibits, a high-quality yard sale of "recycled treasures," and a concert.On Sunday, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom host Jim Fowler will present "Birds of Prey" and "Animals of the Rain Forest." There also will be a 5K run and an art reception.For further information and schedule details, call the park, 222-1777.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | April 14, 1994
County officials and a contractor are still trying to decide what is causing pipes under the ice skating rink at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis to corrode and leak.In the meantime, the county is taking steps to ensure that repairs will be made and skaters will not be iceless next winter.The rink, which attracts as many as 1,000 people a day during the holidays, was ordered closed in December, less than a week after the skating season began.Several leaks were detected in the nearly two miles of pipes embedded an inch under the pond's concrete foundation that carry pressurized Freon to chill the ice. The leaks dropped the pressure of the refrigerant and kept it from flowing safely in the pipes.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | June 2, 1995
The county has filed a $4 million suit against the designer, builder and insurer of the Quiet Waters Park ice-skating rink, claiming shoddy work has kept residents from using the rink for almost two years.The suit seeks $2 million from Greenman Pedersen Inc., the county's New York-based architectural consultant; $1.5 million from C. W. Davis Supply, the rink builder; and $500,000 from Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Co., which insured the project.The suit, filed late Wednesday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court, alleges that Davis breached its $915,000 contract because it failed to build an operable rink.
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By LYN BACKE | December 19, 1994
As I headed out to market a couple of weeks ago, birdseed was on my list, and as I walked out the door the serious man on television was saying, "To attract the widest variety of birds, use sunflower seed."So I bought a few pounds of sunflower seeds from the bulk bin and filled the bird feeder. I then sat back and watched what turned out to be a wonderful squirrel circus.I thought perhaps I had misunderstood the man on TV until I received a mailing from the Friends of Quiet Waters Park promoting the group's birdseed sale.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
Anne Arundel County health officials are searching for anyone who might have been in contact with a rabid raccoon in Pasadena. The raccoon was found Monday at the gate house at Fort Smallwood Park in Pasadena and later tested positive for rabies, officials said. Anyone who thinks they may have had contact with the raccoon should contact the Anne Arundel County Health Department at 410-222-7256 during business hours or 443-481-3140 after hours. Anyone whose pet may have come into contact with the raccoon should call Animal Control at 410-222-8900.
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August 30, 2013
Pops concert The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Lexus Pops in the Park concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Admission to the park is free for the concert. Concessions will be available, and visitors may bring food, blankets and lawn chairs. Alcohol is not allowed. Information: 410-222-1777. History presentation Mavis Slawson, a textile historian and docent at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, will present a program on "Civil War Soldiers and their Quilts" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2013
A man was shot in East Baltimore shortly after midnight Saturday, according to police. Officers in the 2900 block of E. Monument St. heard gunfire and a the same time an emergency call came in reporting a shooting in the 2700 block of E. Chase Street in the city's Biddle Street neighborhood, according to police. Officers found the victim, who has not been identified, inside a home suffering a single gun shot wound to the right shoulder and medics took him to a local hospital, police said.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2012
Close to the southern boundary of Annapolis, near the mouth of the 340-acre park deemed the jewel of Anne Arundel County's park system, proposed developments have sparked citywide debate on how to protect trees. These last two big tracts of undeveloped forest along Forest Drive are projected to become the site of hundreds of homes and a senior community. Plans for that development have drawn 1,500 petition signatures and opposition from 19 environmental and community groups. "People get really upset when they see the last of the forests going down, and they ask hard questions like, 'Shouldn't they be protected?
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2012
A life-size portrait of a stunning woman, an image of an elderly man and paintings of an Asian warrior in full regalia are among the varying stages of life portrayed in the gallery at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The Maryland Society of Portrait Painters has filled the Willow Gallery this spring with more than 70 expressions that its members have captured in multiple media The show, which is free and open daily during park hours, highlights the work of the society's members, some still honing their art and others well established.
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