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By Wesley Case | September 7, 2011
Wye Oak just premiered their latest video, "Holy Holy," over at Pitchfork . The Civilian -standout gets a simple video of the Baltimore duo at the carnival, riding the swings and rollercoasters. Somehow, no fried food was consumed. The clip was directed by Jeremy Johnstone, whose credits include videos from Young Widows and the New York Dolls. Wye Oak is currently on tour with the National (whose Scott Devendorf had kind words for the band when I spoke with him a couple weeks ago)
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By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
Anyone who's watched the final leg of the Preakness recognizes that both horses and the people who ride them are impressive athletes. But horse and rider don't have to be Triple Crown contenders to get a good workout - even an introductory lesson works muscles all over the body. As a bonus, learning to ride exercises the mind, too. At Graham Equestrian Center (GEC), a nonprofit horse boarding and instruction facility in Gunpowder State Park, an hourlong private lesson began inside a small office, where professional horse trainer Jim McDonald instructed me on the key tenets of horsemanship and riding - from keeping a soft, open gaze to staying grounded through the horse - as I perched atop “Missy,” a mechanical horse McDonald uses to teach students.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2010
Karen Weber has spent some 15 years helping to run the spring carnival at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Essex. She knows what brings in the crowds — and it isn't the food, or the goldfish toss, or even the chance to hang out with good friends while helping raise money for church and school. Nah, what brings 'em in are the rides: the Ferris wheels and merry-go-rounds and other mechanical contraptions that lift you up and spin you around, defying gravity and turning the whole world happily upside-down.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Elizabeth M. Solter, an accomplished equestrian and teacher who had been a member of the U.S. Equestrian Team and went on to a successful career as a rider, died Sept. 12 of breast cancer at Amberly Farms, her farm in Berlin, Worcester County. She was 47. "I saw Elizabeth come up through the ranks and hit the heights, and it was a joy to watch. She just had natural ability," said Tommy Serio, one of the top riders and trainers in the country, who was a longtime friend and competitor.
TRAVEL
By Beth J. Harpaz and Baltimore Sun reporter | May 19, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Raising teenagers is not always easy. But as I walked around Walt Disney World recently, observing crying babies, melting-down toddlers and whining 6-year-olds -- not to mention stressed-out parents -- I felt lucky that my only challenge in visiting Orlando with two big kids -- ages 12 and 17 -- was to find the fastest, craziest rides. We spent two days in theme parks, one day at Disney's Epcot and Animal Kingdom, and the other at Universal Orlando, and I can honestly say we had a blast.
NEWS
September 30, 1991
The Greater BWI Commuter Transportation Center Inc, a private, non-profit organization sponsored by 30 BWI area businesses and Anne Arundel County, has been awarded a $60,047 grant to launch a "Guaranteed Ride Home" program for commuters who car pool or take public transportation.The grants, funded by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, will offer free emergency rides to qualifying employees.Officials for the center estimate it will take approximately fourmonths to put the program into effect.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2014
Here's a whole new twist on takeout: A restaurant owner who picks up customers at their homes, serves them a meal and takes them back home again. Dave Stahl, the owner of Pete's Grille in Better Waverly, is not one to let a little snow -- or even a foot of it -- get in his way. He started the trek from his Timonium home to the restaurant at 4 a.m. in his Subaru Outback and picked up a few snowbound employees on the way.  That's when the idea occurred to him -- Why not pick up customers too?
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2013
For the first time in the Harford County Farm Fair's quarter-century history, the squeals of racing pigs had to compete with the shrieks of children, as organizers bowed to popular demand and agreed to host a carnival. Some people who turned up Saturday were pleasantly surprised by the addition of rides, but others, such as Val Ryan, 42, tried to keep them a secret, worried they'd prove too great a distraction to her daughters. But the children inevitably discovered the carnival, with its Ferris wheel and spinning Paratrooper ride looming over the fairgrounds at the Harford County Equestrian Center.
SPORTS
By Jeff Seidel and Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2010
The history of the City-Poly game is filled with strange and dramatic plays that alumni and fans remember for years. Poly added a new chapter to the story on Saturday in the 122nd meeting between the teams. Just call it "The Drive. " The Engineers were tied with City when they marched 92 yards on 19 plays in a drive that took over 10 minutes. They finished it in dramatic fashion when quarterback Darrell Milburn threw a short pass to Gabriel Ali-El that the running back turned into a 25-yard touchdown on fourth-and 19 with six minutes left to give Poly a 14-6 victory at M&T Bank Stadium.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 26, 2003
Less than a month into a self-imposed break, jockey Mark Johnston is riding at Turf Paradise while visiting former Maryland-based rider Seth Martinez in Arizona. "It just kind of happened," said Johnston, 32, who has 3,032 career victories and an Eclipse Award on his resume. "I went to the track with Seth just looking to ride some horses in the morning to try and stay reasonably fit. After talking to his agent, I found myself with a mount in a stakes race." After visiting his mother in Kentucky, Johnston is expected to return to his Columbia home in late February, but he hasn't set a timetable for a full-time return.
HEALTH
By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
More than 1,000 people rode bicycles 150 miles - in the rain, for part of the way - this weekend to raise $2.6 million for cancer research at Johns Hopkins. The funds from the inaugural Ride to Conquer Cancer in Washington, D.C. on Saturday will support the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington and Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. Organizers said the money raised will allow researchers to personalize cancer treatment and screening methods for each patient.
FEATURES
By Louis Krauss, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Cathy Teodosio, a 55-year-old special education teacher, has been biking in fundraising events for more than two decades, but next weekend's Ride to Conquer Cancer will be especially personal for her. In April 2013, her father, Joseph Teodosio, was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Soon after moving from Connecticut to Fells Point in October, she heard about the event - which benefits Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals. "It took several months with the move and his recovery for me to actually sign up for something like this, but I knew I had to do it," Cathy Teodosio said.
SPORTS
Mike Preston | September 7, 2014
Few players can torment a fan base like quarterback Joe Flacco. Sunday afternoons in Baltimore during the NFL season have become an elevator ride of emotions with No. 5. We cheer him. We boo him. We love him. We hate him. Sometimes he has the arm strength of Vinny Testaverde and other times he has the brain of Kyle Boller. The suggestion here is for Ravens fans to sit back, fasten their seat belts and get the cat out of the room so you don't kick it. And, just enjoy the ride because no one knows where it's going to end. Despite playing a poor first half Sunday in the season opening loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Flacco almost rallied the Ravens from a 15-point first half deficit by throwing for 271 yards in the second half including an 80-yard touchdown pass to receiver Steve Smith with 5 minutes and 46 seconds left in the game.
NEWS
Allison Eatough and For The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
H elen Martinaitis patiently sits in the passenger seat of Jim Madachy's car as he drives away from her Columbia apartment complex. Martinaitis is on her way to an Ellicott City assisted-living center, where her husband of 63 years lives, battling dementia. “Do you have a preferred way to go?” Madachy asks Martinaitis. “No, you're driving,” Martinaitis says with a laugh. “Where'd you live before?” Madachy asks. “Connecticut,” she says.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | August 31, 2014
Horse racing Acosta rides four winners, increases State Fair lead JD Acosta padded his lead in the jockey standings when he rode four winners on the 10-race program at the Maryland State Fair. Last year's leading rider has 11 wins during the first five days of the meeting. On Saturday, he won the fourth race with Late Start ($3.60), the fifth with Dixie Deputy ($4.40), the sixth with Steel Curtain ($4.20) and the finale with Corporate Measure ($10.80). Hugh McMahon saddled two winners to move ahead of King Leatherbury in the trainer standings with two days of racing remaining.
NEWS
By Linda Burkins and For The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
On a sunny summer day, 14-year-old Julianna Lupacchino is riding a horse on a Fallston farm. At first glance, the scene seems like nothing special - Harford County is horse country, after all - but at Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, the occasion is very special indeed; Julianna more frequently uses a wheelchair. Julianna is one of 23 therapeutic riding clients at Chesapeake, where trained staff, volunteers and medical professionals use horses to facilitate physical and mental therapy.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | August 31, 2008
Motorists arrested for drunken driving after Labor Day festivities in Baltimore saloons won't have the excuse that they didn't have another way home. AAA Mid-Atlantic is teaming up with Yellow Cab and the State Highway Administration to offer free cab rides for alcohol-indulging drivers as part of its Tipsy? Taxi! program. Free rides will be available by calling 877-963-TAXI between 4 p.m. tomorrow and 4 a.m. Tuesday. Riders must be age 21 or older and have been drinking at a bar or restaurant in Baltimore.
NEWS
April 27, 1995
The annual Montpelier Spring Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. May 7 at the Montpelier mansion grounds, Route 197 at Montpelier Drive in South Laurel.The festival is sponsored by the South Laurel Recreation Council volunteers, who are celebrating 25 years of service to the community.This year's festival includes a concert by the National Concert Band of America, country western dancing, arts and crafts, free rides on the Remax hot air balloon, free pony rides and a children's parade.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
Victoria F. "Vickie" Gelfman, a prosecutor in the Howard County state's attorney's office whose blog posts about her struggle with acute myeloid leukemia served as an inspiration to others, died Friday of the disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 31. "Vickie was such a shining star. She was very gifted, talented and had a warm spirit," said Howard County District Judge Pamila J. Brown. "She had a wonderful spirit and a pleasant demeanor. And as a prosecutor, she represented the state so well.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Baltimore, home to the first received telegraph message (Samuel Morse, 1844, sent from Washington), the first umbrella factory in America (1828), the first Ouija board (1892) and - to note what really matters - the first baseball player to win MVP awards in both leagues (Frank Robinson, 1966) and the first Olympian to win eight gold medals in a single games ( Michael Phelps , 2008). As if that doesn't engender enough civic pride for any municipality, it seems Charm City, according to the Maryland Historical Society, can add another first to its list: birthplace of the American bicycle.
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