April 8, 1997
THERE WAS speculation when Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke appointed a task force to review Baltimore's Recreation and Parks Department that it would recommend new leadership for the agency. Although it stopped short of doing that, its report is so critical of Marlyn J. Perritt, director of recreation and parks since 1991, that the mayor should swiftly decide whether city residents would be better served by replacing her.As has become typical in recent years, Mr. Schmoke is once again considering huge cuts in the Recreation and Parks Department budget to help offset the city's declining revenue.
January 2, 1996
The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks is selling 1996 vehicle entrance permits.The permits, which are valid immediately, cost $20 and give access to Downs Park on Mountain Road in Pasadena and Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.Permits may be purchased at the gatehouses and offices of each park.Information: Downs, 222-6230; Quiet Waters, 222-1777.
January 8, 1997
Police logEllicott City: 5600 block of Main St.: A 1990 gray, four-door Oldsmobile Cutlass, Maryland license plate 053-AMT, was stolen Friday.Ellicott City: 10000 block of Route 108: Someone broke into the Howard County Recreation and Parks Department office Friday or Saturday by climbing onto the roof of a shed and breaking the glass of a second-story window. A vending machine was broken into and snacks were taken.Pub Date: 1/08/97
December 18, 1998
An article yesterday in the same edition, on the count Recreation and Parks Department's plans to develop the Smith farm into a regional park, incorrectly stated the proposed usage north and south of Route 175. The north area would be designated for "passive" use, and the area south of the roadway would be designated for "active" use.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 12/18/98
May 24, 2006
Golf lessons -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting registration for golf lessons for juniors and adults. Lessons, which begin during the week of June 4, will be offered at Timbers at Troy, Rocky Gorge, Fairway Hills and Waverly Woods courses. The cost is $80 for a once-a-week, 45-minute lesson for four to five weeks. No equipment is necessary. 410-313-PARK; text telephone, 410-313-4665.
November 12, 1998
An article in Tuesday's Maryland section implied tha Patterson High School controls the Utz Twardowicz Field at Patterson Park, where the school plays some sports. The field, which has received a $100,000 improvement grant from the National Football League, belongs to Baltimore's Department of Recreation and Parks. It is used by Patterson High and several other schools.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 11/12/98
May 23, 2008
Healthy day slated June 1 Healthy Howard Day, a day of outdoor physical activities, health education and screenings, will be held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. June 1 in Centennial Park in Ellicott City. Games, crafts, performances and a Healthy Kid Zone specifically designed for children are also planned. The event is presented by We Promote Health and supported by County Executive Ken Ulman, the county school system, county Health Department, county Chamber of Commerce, county Department of Recreation and Parks, Howard County General Hospital, the Columbia Association, the Y of Central Maryland and the Horizon Foundation.
March 5, 2006
Harry G. Coulter, a retired Baltimore County Recreation and Parks official, died of cancer Feb. 24 at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Timonium resident was 76. Born and raised in Norfolk, Mass., he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Arnold College in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1952. After service in the Navy during the Korean War, he earned a master's degree in recreation and parks management from Boston University in 1957. He had been parks and recreation superintendent in Gorham, N.H., and Auburn, Maine, before moving to Maryland in 1962 and joining the Baltimore County Recreation and Parks department, where he retired in 1992 as an assistant director.