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By Kevin E. Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com | April 26, 2013
Since the 1930s, warm weather and sunshine is a signal for many in Carroll and Baltimore counties to venture outdoors for biking, hiking fishing and boating trips in the Gunpowder River and Prettyboy watershed in the Hereford area. Spring has arrived just in time to help celebrate Prettyboy Reservoir Day this Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance, Carroll and Baltimore County have joined forces for the one-day event as a part Earth Day celebrations and Baltimore Green Week.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
The Reservoir boys soccer team pushed forward immediately at Marriotts Ridge on Thursday. Goals soon followed. Quinton Simmons opened the scoring midway through the first half, and then Serigne Gueye and Stephen Bork scored three minutes apart early in the second to send the No. 9 Gators to a 3-1 win over the Mustangs. Reservoir, which got two assists and a dominating performance in the middle from senior Kyle Saunderson, improves to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in Howard County play.  After seeing a couple of quality chances go for naught in the early minutes, Simmons settled a long pass from Saunderson and then turned and fired a left-footed shot from 12 yards. The Gators put the game away early in the second half with two more quality finishes.
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February 26, 2014
The start of the boating season at Liberty and Prettyboy reservoirs is being delayed from its scheduled start of March 1, because of ice on the boat ramps, according to the Baltimore Department of Public Works. The department, which oversees operation of the reservoirs, said a new opening date has yet to be determined. The season normally runs from March 1 to Dec. 31 at Liberty and Prettyboy reservoirs. The boating season at Loch Raven Reservoir begins April 4 and runs to Nov. 30, with a limited schedule after Labor Day. Boating at all three city reservoirs requires a valid boating permit.
NEWS
August 25, 2014
In this week's Crime Scene, Matt Jablow takes you back to 1988.  On February 2 of that year, 11-year-old Latanya Wallace walked a few short blocks from her Reservoir Hill home to a library.  That was the last place she was seen alive.  Two days later, her body was found in a nearby alley. Because of the care in which her body was placed, police suspected her assailant might have been someone who knew her.  However, 26 years later, the case remains unsolved.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | January 7, 1993
Prettyboy, Liberty and Loch Raven reservoirs will be reopened to boat fishermen this year by the Baltimore Department of Public Works, which had banned boats last spring while evaluating a potential problem with zebra mussels."
SPORTS
May 13, 1994
The live aquatic bait ban in effect at Baltimore City's three reservoirs will be modified to allow the use of state-certified, zebra mussel-free bait, Mayor Kurt. L. Schmoke announced yesterday.Live bait had been banned to protect the reservoirs from accidental introduction of zebra mussels, which can attach to live bait. The inch-long shellfish multiplies rapidly and has clogged large water intake structures.Now if you use live aquatic bait, you must have a receipt from a state-certified bait shop in your possession, dated no more than 48 hours from purchase.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | April 7, 1992
Five Maryland fishermen and two businessmen met with Baltimore's director of public works yesterday to discuss the closure of two city-operated reservoirs to boats and to offer their assistance with a potential zebra mussel problem.Baltimore's Prettyboy and Liberty reservoirs have been closed to boaters and anglers in boats since March 1, when the Department of Public Works decided to postpone issuing mandatory permits until it could find a way to delay or prevent zebra mussel infestation.
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By LONNY WEAVER | March 12, 1995
...TC Spinnerbaits are one of my favorite bass lures when fishing area waters such as Liberty, Prettyboy and Piney Run reservoirs.The biggest largemouth I ever pulled out of Loch Raven Reservoir hit a spinner, and I believe that if I had to choose one lure to use all the time, under all conditions, the nod would go to spinners. They attract a better quality bass and provide for the highest hooking percentage.Spinnerbaits have been productive for me in almost every conceivable water and weather condition.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | February 20, 1992
Fishermen who on Tuesday and yesterday applied for permits to use their boats on Prettyboy and Liberty reservoirs this season will not be issued permits until a potential problem with zebra mussels is investigated, an official of the Baltimore City Department of Public Works said yesterday."
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,Contributing Writer | December 3, 1992
The Reservoir Anglers Association won't be reeling in any fish at Loch Raven Reservoir on Dec. 13. Its haul that day will be litter.The goodwill gesture by the new association, which represents local anglers, is aimed at showing Baltimore officials who operate the city reservoirs that members care what happens to the reservoirs.Fishing hasn't been permitted all year at Loch Raven, Prettyboy and Liberty reservoirs. It was stopped to prevent an invasion by the tiny zebra mussel, which can clog water conduits.
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By Justin Fenton and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Two men were killed and two others wounded in separate incidents in Baltimore late Thursday and Friday. One of the victims died after being beaten and set on fire. About 2 a.m. Friday, Fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said someone called 911 to report an alley fire in the rear of the 4200 block of Shamrock Ave. in the Belair-Edison neighborhood. Firefighters discovered a body on fire when they arrived, he said. The victim was identified by police as Nathaniel Quarterman, 54, whose last known address was in the 4200 block Shamrock Ave. Police said an investigation determined that the man had been involved in a fight inside of a home before his body was found on fire.
FEATURES
By Tim Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
The crisis may have eased in Toledo , but the toxic algae in Lake Erie that contaminated the water supply for 500,000 people in Ohio continues to plague lakes and rivers across the country, including here in Maryland. Lake Williston, a swimming hole for a Girl Scout camp in Caroline County, is off limits this summer because of  dangerous levels of a toxin in its water.  So is 75-acre Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park in Montgomery County.  Same for Northwest Creek, a 100-acre impoundment on Kent Island in Queen Anne's County.
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By Yvonne Wenger and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
A troubled Reservoir Hill property that came to be known as "Murder Mall" will be demolished under an agreement that's left some residents relieved but others worried about where they'll go. Baltimore Housing officials have been trying for at least four years to oust the company that owns Madison Park North Apartments and move the residents out, but the owner brought several challenges in court. The two sides finally reached a settlement last month. Residents say they've been told they have four months to find places to live, and city officials said the 202-unit complex would be razed 10 months after the last tenant leaves.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
A primary road carrying motorists between Baltimore and Carroll counties will be closed overnight beginning July 14, according to the State Highway Administration. Work on the bridge carrying MD 140 over the Liberty Reservoir will close the road for traffic between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. beginning Monday, July 14. Work should be complete after three nights of work, weather pending, according to SHA. The closures will allow for steel to be set on the bridge, enabling SHA to rehabilitate the bridge, replace the deck and widen shoulders.
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Jacques Kelly | June 6, 2014
If you want to learn the history and habits of a Baltimore neighborhood, just spend part of a weekend on a community walking tour. Residents open their homes and gardens for a peek at what is normally locked and bolted. I am often startled by the sophistication and variety of what people cultivate in tight garden spaces. I also like the relativity I encounter here. These are personality gardens designed by people who tailor spaces for comfort and privacy. They understand the demands a Baltimore summer makes on city living and come up with some amazing responses.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
A funny thing happened to Joe and Morgan Horvath on their way to a community art show in Reservoir Hill a few years ago. They fell in love at first sight with this Baltimore neighborhood of rehabbed rowhomes - many in the Italianate architectural style of the late 19th century. Adding to that feeling were the inhabitants, who to this day, the couple feel, are some of the best things about the neighborhood. "We were welcomed by everyone, from the young folks who rent a house across the street to the neighborhood veterans who bought their homes 30 years ago," said Morgan Horvath, a 31-year old preschool behavioral specialist with Project ACT (All Children Together)
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,Evening Sun Staff | July 24, 1991
Critics of logging near the Baltimore region's drinking-water supply and mountain biking enthusiasts turned out in force last night for a public meeting on the uses of land surrounding reservoirs in Baltimore and Carroll counties.More than 300 people converged on Loch Raven High School to tell a city task force how 17,580 acres of city-owned land around Loch Raven, Liberty and Prettyboy reservoirs should be managed.The task force plans to consider public views in recommending to city officials whether to resume timber sales and how to continue recreational activities at the reservoirs, which supply drinking water to 1.6 million residents of the city and parts of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll and Howard counties.
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By Yvonne Wenger and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
About 50 youngsters poured into Druid Hill Park and stole four dozen bicycles Monday evening that city workers had put out for a popular bike-sharing program, authorities said. City officials said Friday that the Ride Around the Reservoir program is suspended indefinitely while they hope for the return of the bikes, which the Recreation and Parks Department will accept with no questions asked. Chris Merriam, director of Bikemore, a group that works to promote bicycling in Baltimore, said the thefts were "incredibly shocking" and a big setback for the program.
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By Rus VanWestervelt | May 5, 2014
Timonium resident and poet Ann Kolakowski says that what she discovered when her grandmother turned 99 has haunted her to this day. Now, nearly 12 years later, she has published a book of poetry about that discovery. "When my brothers and I were clearing out our grandmother's home when she moved to an assisted living facility," said Kolakowski, "I found a shabby notebook. I opened it and read, 'Marian Brown, Domestic Science/Warren School, Maryland.' I was really confused. " In fact, the town in which her grandmother, Florence Marian Brown Eichler, had spent her childhood and attended Warren School had been bought, razed and flooded in 1921 to create a municipal water supply.
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