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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | March 6, 1996
Anne Arundel County soon may create a private nonprofit corporation to run certain recreation programs, a move county officials say would allow greater investment in public amenities such as golf courses and swimming pools.The county's General Assembly delegation will hear legislation Friday that would allow Anne Arundel to establish a nonprofit agency with the power to charge fees and issue bonds for recreation investment. The corporation would be run by an appointed board of directors and pay a portion of its annual income to the county Recreation and Parks Department.
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June 4, 2014
Plans to expand the youth curfew signal a recognition that kids in Baltimore City need more community services, employment opportunities and structured recreational activities ( "Council approves stricter curfew," June 3). This recognition offers a chance to meaningfully empower kids and connect them with the services they need. However, the planned expansion of the curfew will increase contact between kids and police and is likely to undo successful efforts to reduce the inappropriate use of secure detention in Baltimore.
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NEWS
July 29, 2002
IT MAKES no sense. At a time when Baltimore is in the grip of an epidemic of often fatal youth violence, the city is doing scandalously little to keep kids away from night-time trouble on sweltering streets. Consider: Of 44 city recreation centers open Monday through Friday, only 10 are open after 6 p.m. - and they close by 8 p.m. An additional 18 recreation centers, operated by the Police Athletic League, all close at 6 p.m. The chief justification, predictably, is a lack of staff and money.
NEWS
May 2, 2013
As National Volunteer Month comes to an end, I wanted to thank the thousands of volunteers who continue to make our communities so great. We are very fortunate to have men and women, boys and girls who give their time and energy. Think about it. Our neighborhoods, recreation programs, schools, faith based organizations and nonprofits thrive and are successful because of volunteers. We all benefit because of their commitment and willingness to help others. So, again, thank you to the wonderful volunteers for their contributions to our communities, county and state.
NEWS
May 2, 2013
As National Volunteer Month comes to an end, I wanted to thank the thousands of volunteers who continue to make our communities so great. We are very fortunate to have men and women, boys and girls who give their time and energy. Think about it. Our neighborhoods, recreation programs, schools, faith based organizations and nonprofits thrive and are successful because of volunteers. We all benefit because of their commitment and willingness to help others. So, again, thank you to the wonderful volunteers for their contributions to our communities, county and state.
NEWS
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1990
Hundreds of troubled youths could end up back on the streets if state aid for counseling and recreation programs is cut, the directors of Anne Arundel's two Youth Service Bureaus warned yesterday.Both centers would be forced to close after more than 20 years if a new plan by the state Department of Juvenile Services is implemented. To help reduce the burgeoning $400 million state deficit, the agency announced Tuesday that it would stop supporting Maryland's 21 Youth Service Bureaus starting Feb. 1.Since the teen counseling and recreation centers usually rely on state aid for 75 percent of their operating budgets, nearly all expect to close when the money runs out."
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Staff Writer | August 28, 1993
Shortly after the Dundalk Center closed its doors yesterday evening to local recreation programs, workers moved in and drained the center's Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool, ending more than 17 years of county-sponsored recreation service."
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | September 2, 1993
Maryland sold the old National Guard Armory on Longwell Avenue to the City of Westminster yesterday for $1, but imposed three conditions.The Board of Public Works approved a sale agreement that binds the city to renovating the building, preserving its historic facade and keeping it in community use.City officials had agreed earlier to the conditions.The agreement capped more than 16 months of negotiations by Mayor W. Benjamin Brown and Del. Richard N. Dixon, D-Carroll, with state officials.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | November 7, 1993
The Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks honored 25 Volunteers of the Year representing 20 recreation councils at a reception Thursday evening at the Hashawha Environmental Appreciation Center.Parks and Recreation Department Director Richard Soisson said that 8,255 volunteers in Carroll spent 184,000 hours on department programs in 1993, up from 2,039 volunteers who donated 95,000 hours in 1983.He said the number of people attending recreation programs had jumped from 379,000 to 686,000 over the 10-year period.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 30, 2012
The 47th annual Bel Air Festival for the Arts will held Sunday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Shamrock Park, to the rear of the Bel Air Town Hall on Hickory Avenue. Approximately 350 artists, photographers and crafters will display their hand-made work at this popular festival. Additionally, there will be continuous "live" entertainment on the band shell as well as roving entertainment. A wide array of food items will be available for purchase to help support a variety of Bel Air Parks and Recreation programs.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 30, 2012
The 47th annual Bel Air Festival for the Arts will held Sunday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Shamrock Park, to the rear of the Bel Air Town Hall on Hickory Avenue. Approximately 350 artists, photographers and crafters will display their hand-made work at this popular festival. Additionally, there will be continuous "live" entertainment on the band shell as well as roving entertainment. A wide array of food items will be available for purchase to help support a variety of Bel Air Parks and Recreation programs.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2010
Carrying signs and raising their voices in protest, about 120 elderly people rallied Friday afternoon at City Hall, hoping to save senior recreation programs proposed to be cut in the mayor's draft budget. "We need them to know we are valuable," rally organizer Annette Butler said, as men and women stepped gingerly off three yellow buses that had pulled up on Fayette Street after the brief ride from Clarence Du Burns Arena. Some walked with canes. Others used walkers. Together, they represented 94 programs and clubs facing elimination in the $2.2 billion spending plan Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake has proposed to close a $121 million budget deficit.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | February 18, 2009
Herbert Wilmer Findeisen Jr., a retired Baltimore educator and middle school principal, died Saturday at York Hospital in York, Pa., after being injured in an automobile accident near Bonneauville, Pa. The former longtime Randallstown resident was 77. The cause of the accident remains under investigation by Pennsylvania State Police, family members said yesterday. Mr. Findeisen had lived in Orrtanna, Pa., since 1992. Mr. Findeisen, the son of a Baltimore Transit Co. streetcar motorman and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Pelham Avenue.
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By NANCY JONES-BONBREST and NANCY JONES-BONBREST,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 5, 2007
Melissa Calleri Recreation coordinator Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks Salary --$37,500 Age --27 Years on the job --Two How she got started --"It was a fluke," said Calleri, who attended Green Mountain College in Vermont. "I was there for graphic design." But after working with a friend at a nearby summer camp for children and adults with special needs, she knew she would pursue recreation as a career. Calleri graduated with a degree in therapeutic recreation. From there, she moved back to Maryland and completed her internship working with the City of Greenbelt's therapeutic recreation program.
NEWS
By JEFF SEIDEL and JEFF SEIDEL,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 24, 2006
Havre de Grace boys lacrosse coach Jason Alford had a party for his team last Friday night. The players got together, had a cookout, laughed and enjoyed themselves. The Warriors had reason to celebrate, having beaten county rival Joppatowne, 7-4, earlier in the week to win the Class 2A-1A South regional title, the first for the program in school history. Havre de Grace advanced to the final four, where it lost to Loch Raven, 12-6, on Saturday at South Carroll. But Alford wasn't too upset.
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By JEFF SEIDEL and JEFF SEIDEL,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 11, 2006
Alex Polonsky sat quietly on the floor in the basement of Wilde Lake High School near the wrestling practice room. The 11-year-old was hunched next to a water fountain, trying to stop the bleeding from a small cut on his knee, while keeping an eye on his team's workout several feet away. Though he spent several minutes working on the cut, the Harper's Choice Middle School pupil wasn't unhappy. Alex kept on smiling because he has found a new sport that he likes. "My brother did it last year, and he said I should," Alex said.
NEWS
April 8, 2001
County Executive Janet S. Owens and other elected officials will formally open the North County Recreation Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Two years in the making, the recreation center is in the Brooklyn Park Community Center, which includes the new Brooklyn Park Middle School, Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts and the Brooklyn Park Senior Center. "The community has waited and waited for services, so I'm pleased that we are finally bringing the wait to an end," Owens said of the recreation center and other resources brought to the area through the multimillion-dollar North County Quality of Life Initiative.
NEWS
By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1996
If the county Department of Recreation and Parks is to keep pace with Howard's projected population explosion, it must find innovative ways to serve the public and raise funds to provide services, its director said last night.By 2010, the county's population, now 221,810, is projected to grow to 285,325, Jeffrey A. Bourne, the recreation director, told the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board. "It will be a significant change in how we live in Howard County. There will be a lot more of us."
NEWS
July 29, 2002
IT MAKES no sense. At a time when Baltimore is in the grip of an epidemic of often fatal youth violence, the city is doing scandalously little to keep kids away from night-time trouble on sweltering streets. Consider: Of 44 city recreation centers open Monday through Friday, only 10 are open after 6 p.m. - and they close by 8 p.m. An additional 18 recreation centers, operated by the Police Athletic League, all close at 6 p.m. The chief justification, predictably, is a lack of staff and money.
NEWS
June 28, 2002
Michael Anthony Amoss, who coached youth recreation football, died from complications of kidney disease Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 39. Mr. Amoss, who battled kidney disease throughout his life and did not work, underwent a kidney transplant last year. He was a longtime volunteer with the Overlea-Fullerton Football Program and for 25 years coached the Overlea Raiders with Brian Dolan. Mr. Amoss was born in Baltimore and raised in Overlea, where he graduated from high school in 1982.
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