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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
Arthur E. Dase, a retired Chessie System supervisor and longtime Greater Baltimore Medical Center volunteer, died May 19 of heart failure at his winter home in Seminole, Fla. He was 91. "I always thought that Arthur was devoted to two things: his family and the railroad," said Robert W. "Bob" Breiner, who worked for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and later Chessie System. "He was also well-liked by the other railroaders. " The son of John Dase, a toolmaker, and Leona Dase, a homemaker, Arthur Earl Dase was born in Springfield, Ohio.
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May 31, 2014
Trail beautification Saturday, June 7: On National Trails Day, Parks & People will celebrate its 30th anniversary by cleaning and beautifying the Gwynns Falls Trail. Volunteers will clean the stream and improve riparian buffers with native plants in Winans Meadow (Trailhead 2 at 4500 Franklintown Road in Baltimore) from 9 a.m. until noon. RSVP by emailing info@parksandpeople.org or call Alex Krause at 410-448-5663. Canoe N' Scoop Saturday, June 7: National Parks Conservation Association and Baltimore Parks & Recreation are hosting a Star-Spangled "Canoe N' Scoop" for National Trails Day from 9 a.m. until noon to help clean the shoreline at Middle Branch Park (3300 Waterview Ave. in Baltimore)
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From Sun staff reports | May 24, 2014
Maryland ranks No. 9 in the nation for recreational boating accidents and No. 11 in the nation for boating fatalities, with boating mishaps causing 14 deaths in the state in 2013, according to statistics released this month by the Coast Guard. The number of accidents in Maryland has fallen for three straight years, from 196 in 2010 to 184 in 2011, 145 in 2012 and 110 last year. But the number of deaths during that time has increased from nine to 14. Nationally, the Coast Guard counted 4,062 accidents that involved 560 deaths, 2,620 injuries and approximately $39million of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.
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By Nelson Coffin | April 17, 2014
Wood bats, regulation uniforms and a desire to compete against peers are just part of what drives Baltimore Senior Baseball Over 40 League players to lace up their spikes every Sunday morning from April to August for some old-fashioned hardball. The Towson Recreation Council-sponsored league is the nearest thing these aging boys of summer can find to the real thing, in that the rules - if not their reflexes - are pretty much the same as they have been since players first picked up a bat when they were kids.
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