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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 16, 2005
ANNAPOLIS - Two federal sharpshooters hired by the state Department of Natural Resources killed 48 deer last week at Sandy Point State Park. The department acted to reduce the deer population after receiving complaints from residents about the animals, said Paul A. Peditto, DNR director of the wildlife and heritage service. Residents, who learned of DNR's plans at a meeting last month, have complained for a decade about a high incidence of Lyme disease, car crashes and other problems because of the deer, Peditto said yesterday.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
A sighting of a bull shark off Sandy Point State Park Monday prompted a brief closure of one of the swimming areas, but the park's manager said the popular Chesapeake Bay beach returned to "business as usual" on Tuesday after seeing no more of the wide-ranging predator. Ranger Steve McCoy, Sandy Point's manager, said a fisherman reported seeing a small bull shark around 5:30 p.m. Monday near the east beach. A ranger walked out on the rock jetty jutting into the water and confirmed seeing some type of shark, McCoy said, so park personnel moved "a handful of people" to the lifeguard-monitored main beach in another area of the park and kept a close watch on the shark.
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NEWS
By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | February 7, 1993
Annapolis' annual beer and wine festival may move to Sandy Point State Park next year if state lawmakers approve changes in the county liquor law.The festival has drawn increasingly larger crowds over the past six years and needs more room, said Bob Harrison, who manages the event for promoter Jerry Hardesty.This year's July 24-25 event will be held at the Elks Lodge off Rowe Boulevard, near the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. But organizers hope to move to more spacious Sandy Point in 1994.But first, state lawmakers must amend the liquor law to create a "wine festival" license in the county similar to one in the city.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2013
Imagine running a 10-kilometer race more than 185 feet in the air, looking down and seeing the Chesapeake Bay. For those who've sat in traffic for what seemed like hours trying to get from one side of the Bay Bridge to the other - and even for those who haven't - Sparrow Rogers and Peter Paris want you to have another kind of experience on the 4.3-mile span. The Queen Anne's County commissioners recently approved use of the bridge for the inaugural Chesapeake Bay Bridge Run, and the event is expected to gain the support of the Department of Natural Resources for use of the parking lots at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, where the race is scheduled to begin.
NEWS
By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | October 14, 2004
Debris left by the remnants of Hurricane Ivan has come back to shore, and it's piling up at Sandy Point State Park and other beaches. A month after the storm tore through the southeastern United States and later flooded many state waterways, the state Department of Natural Resources has allocated $15,000 for cleanup at Sandy Point, the only state park to request aid. The debris is "more than what we can deal with," said Kenny Hartman, the assistant park...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2004
COMING UP Inspector Jacques Clouseau will come to life again on the big screen tomorrow at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. The Pink Panther Strikes Again, the fourth film in the classic Peter Sellers series, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7. The Weinberg Center for the Arts is at 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. For more information, call 301-228-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org. -- Sarah Schaffer NOW OR NEVER Take the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge Saturday and dive into the cold waters off Sandy Point State Park.
NEWS
February 22, 1998
Sandy Point State Park seeks panel to develop planSandy Point State Park is seeking members for a committee that will review and help develop a plan for the park.The committee will evaluate management practices within the park and develop an ecosystem management plan.Issues to be considered include maintenance of facilities, forestry, wildlife management (including white-tailed deer), wildlife enhancement opportunities and maintenance of biodiversity and water quality.Recreational issues include boating, swimming, picnicking, nature appreciation and fishing.
NEWS
May 4, 1991
Bay Day -- an event combining a spring festival celebrating the Chesapeake and the 17th annual Bay Bridge Walk -- will be held tomorrow at Sandy Point.BayFest, an environmental fair and exposition fair promoting the bay cleanup and raising money for the Chesapeake Bay Trust, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sandy Point State Park.The 4.3-mile walk across the bridge, expected to draw up to 60,000 people, also begins at 9 a.m. Free parking and shuttle bus service will be provided at three sites: Navy-Marine Corps Stadium on Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis, Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, and the Chesapeake Bay Business Park, at U.S. 50 and Route 8 in Stevensville.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 9, 1998
In an effort to avoid a logistical nightmare when six major events converge in Annapolis May 3, Gov. Parris N. Glendening urged Marylanders yesterday to come early to Sandy Point State Park, the Bay Bridge and City Dock -- and to bring their common sense.The combination of events will be "the single biggest nexus of excitement and activity in the state," said Glendening. More than 200,000 people are expected at the restart of the Whitbread Round the World Race off Sandy Point State Park, the race "village" and maritime festival at City Dock, and a boat show nearby, and at the annual Bay Bridge Walk, the annual Bay Bridge Run and the Sandy Point Water Festival.
NEWS
By Susan Reimer and Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2011
A young boy who arrived early Monday with family to reserve a spot on the beach at Sandy Point State Park on what was expected to be a crowded Fourth of July holiday slipped under the water and drowned. According to Capt. James Rostek, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, the boy was pulled from "about four feet of water" about 8 a.m. after being discovered by someone who had been part of a "human chain" to search for the child. The 6-year-old was identified as Saquan L. Kennedy.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2011
It's just equal piles of boulders and sand right now, pieces of a puzzle. But by the time the water warms and the anglers return to Sandy Point State Park, the pieces will be in their proper places as part of a $548,000 fishing platform jutting into the Chesapeake Bay. The idea belonged to Severn angler Skip Zinck. The spark was supplied by Maryland Parks Superintendent Nita Settina. The financial juice came from the Waterway Improvement Fund, which consists of the five percent tax collected when a boat is titled in the state.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | May 14, 2009
For years, every time Don Hooker drove over the Bay Bridge, he would look down at the nearby Sandy Point State Park and imagine throwing a blues festival there. "It's just a gorgeous setting - right on the bay with a view of the Bay Bridge," he said. Hooker, a blues fanatic who worked in computer sales, had never put on a festival - or concert of any kind - before. But his love of blues music and sheer determination led him to organize the first Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival in 1998. It was an explosive hit, bringing more than 13,000 people to the park over the course of two days, even though it rained.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sun Reporter | January 25, 2007
Saturday, a record number of people are expected to dive into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland. Last year, about 3,000 people pre-registered for the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park. This year, that number is about 5,600 - almost double. Organizers are hoping for 7,000 participants. "The event has become more than just jumping in the water in terms of entertainment," said organizer Tom Schniedwind. "That's what we hoped to create 11 years ago when I created this thing - an event that would stand alone.
NEWS
BY A SUN REPORTER | May 14, 2006
If you like outdoor recreation, you'll find plenty to like in Anne Arundel County. State, county and city of Annapolis parks and trails provide a variety of environments for running, walking, hiking, biking and picnicking, as well as ball fields, tennis courts and other areas developed for team sports, and the county is home to a number of public and semiprivate golf courses. If nautical recreation appeals to you, Anne Arundel, with its rivers and numerous creeks and its location on the Chesapeake Bay, offers many opportunities to spend time on the water.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | May 4, 2005
It may be too early in the season to swim, but it's never too early to teach kids about water safety. This weekend is the first Kids KNOW Water Safety Festival at Sandy Point State Park overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Sign-in begins at 9 a.m., activities start at 10 a.m., and the one-day event ends at 4 p.m. The festival is timed to coincide with Water Safety Week, organizers said, before beach-goers and sailors hit the water this summer. There will be a powerboat parade, lessons on lifesaving techniques and a free Type 3 lifejacket will be given to every child who attends.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 16, 2005
ANNAPOLIS - Two federal sharpshooters hired by the state Department of Natural Resources killed 48 deer last week at Sandy Point State Park. The department acted to reduce the deer population after receiving complaints from residents about the animals, said Paul A. Peditto, DNR director of the wildlife and heritage service. Residents, who learned of DNR's plans at a meeting last month, have complained for a decade about a high incidence of Lyme disease, car crashes and other problems because of the deer, Peditto said yesterday.
NEWS
By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | October 14, 2004
Debris left by the remnants of Hurricane Ivan has come back to shore, and it's piling up at Sandy Point State Park and other beaches. A month after the storm tore through the southeastern United States and later flooded many state waterways, the state Department of Natural Resources has allocated $15,000 for cleanup at Sandy Point, the only state park to request aid. The debris is "more than what we can deal with," said Kenny Hartman, the assistant park...
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