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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Sun Staff | December 30, 1999
Looking for someone to ski with?Join a ski club.Want to meet other people and expand your social circle?Join a ski club.Want to save money on ski trips?Join a ski club.Want to go mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hiking or camping next summer?Join a ski club.Ski clubs are not just about skiing anymore, and most clubs in the Baltimore area offer a host of social and athletic activities throughout the year."We're a year-round club," says Bill Eskew, a member of the Columbia Ski Club. "We have a lot of ski-related activities, but we also have a lot of other activities going -- dining out, hiking, bicycle rides.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2013
James Guyton plays basketball. But skiing? Not so much; especially since it means being out in the cold. When the Chesapeake Ski & Sports Club Inc. invites African-American teenagers to try a day on the slopes, members expect such resistance. It took some gentle prodding from counselors at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore before Guyton, 16, reluctantly agreed to try snowboarding - which seemed a little cooler. Wrapped up warmly in a red ski jacket and black pants borrowed from the local ski group, he stumbled his way down the bunny slope at the Whitetail Resort in Pennsylvania during the recent visit.
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FEATURES
By Linda Lowe Morris | November 2, 1991
The Baltimore Ski Club, which was founded in 1939, is a group of between 800 to 1,000 local ski enthusiasts. The group sponsors approximately 20 skiing trips per year, about 13 or 14 to West Coast ski resorts and the rest to East Coast slopes. The trips, which are between one and seven days in duration, are put together and run by various members of the club."Generally we have about 30 or 40 people on each trip," says Sheldon Hyman, director of the Baltimore Ski Club. "On Eastern trips, you'll have three or four people who have never skied before.
SPORTS
By Chris Eckard, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2011
As a student at West Virginia University, Sheldon Hyman decided to test out the ski slopes for the first time in his life. It cost him only $2. With pocket change, Hyman rented all the equipment he needed - boots, skis and poles - from a van nearby the slope outside of Morgantown, W.Va. that offered skiers three or four trails to venture down. Nearly a half-century later, skiing isn't the same cheap hobby it used to be for Hyman, but he's just as passionate about it. Hyman, 70, annually travels to the West Coast to test the top slopes in the country alongside his friends in the Baltimore Ski Club.
NEWS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | April 16, 1993
At the monthly meetings of the Columbia Ski Club, discussions can swing from the planning for the March of Dimes Walk-a-Thon to the prospects for the new softball season.And if you stop by a meeting, don't be surprised if anyone asks you if you favor windsurfing, biking or tennis.Such topics may seem unlikely chatter for a ski club. But this ski club, which boasts about 500 members from the Baltimore-Washington area (and one from Australia), has a penchant for more than downhills, lifts and apres ski.The close of the ski season doesn't mean members go into hibernation until the first flurries of winter.
TRAVEL
By Martha Thomas and Martha Thomas,Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2009
Somewhere along the Maine Turnpike heading to Sunday River Ski Resort, Mark Jones made his way to the back of the bus to pass out coloring books and crayons, and announce a contest to the five kids on the trip. The trio of tween boys barely lifted their heads from their electronic games, but my 8-year-old daughter and another little girl, who was 6, zealously got to work. Jones' gesture was not lost on the adults on the bus, who could see that in the world of the Baltimore Ski Club, this was huge.
NEWS
January 9, 2004
Joseph E. Stickell, a former Belair Road restaurateur-turned-jeweler whose Stickell's Jewelers became a Perry Hall landmark over its four decades in business, died of cancer Jan. 2 at a hospital in Morrisville, Vt. He was 90 had lived in Stowe, Vt., since 1994. Mr. Stickell was born and raised in West Baltimore and educated at St. Martin Roman Catholic Church's parochial school. During the 1930s, he began working in several downtown restaurants before opening the Boulevard Restaurant on Belair Road in 1947.
NEWS
By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | August 15, 1991
Boaters violating a 6-mph speed limit have marred the debut of a slalom ski course on Maynadier Creek, a tributary to the Severn River.Since the Severn and Magothy Rivers Ski Club installed the course July 22, the state Boating Administration has received complaints fromwaterfront residents about large speedboats using the course illegally.The Army Corps of Engineers, which approved the course last month, allows only small, competition-style ski boats that pass a state inspection and limits the course's use to weekdays between noon and sunset.
NEWS
December 28, 2003
Volunteers sought to work Bel Air Chocolate Festival Adult volunteers are being sought to work at the Downtown Bel Air Chocolate Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Bel Air National Guard Armory, 37 N. Main St. More than 3,000 people attended last year's festival, which featured samples of chocolate confections and desserts created by area establishments. For more information or to become a volunteer, call Connie Miller at 410-598-9972. Harford Ski Club to meet Friday The Harford Ski Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Iron House in the Quality Inn, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Aberdeen, to hear Dr. Joe Olivacz speak on how to avoid injuries while skiing.
NEWS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2013
James Guyton plays basketball. But skiing? Not so much; especially since it means being out in the cold. When the Chesapeake Ski & Sports Club Inc. invites African-American teenagers to try a day on the slopes, members expect such resistance. It took some gentle prodding from counselors at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore before Guyton, 16, reluctantly agreed to try snowboarding - which seemed a little cooler. Wrapped up warmly in a red ski jacket and black pants borrowed from the local ski group, he stumbled his way down the bunny slope at the Whitetail Resort in Pennsylvania during the recent visit.
TRAVEL
By Martha Thomas and Martha Thomas,Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2009
Somewhere along the Maine Turnpike heading to Sunday River Ski Resort, Mark Jones made his way to the back of the bus to pass out coloring books and crayons, and announce a contest to the five kids on the trip. The trio of tween boys barely lifted their heads from their electronic games, but my 8-year-old daughter and another little girl, who was 6, zealously got to work. Jones' gesture was not lost on the adults on the bus, who could see that in the world of the Baltimore Ski Club, this was huge.
NEWS
January 9, 2004
Joseph E. Stickell, a former Belair Road restaurateur-turned-jeweler whose Stickell's Jewelers became a Perry Hall landmark over its four decades in business, died of cancer Jan. 2 at a hospital in Morrisville, Vt. He was 90 had lived in Stowe, Vt., since 1994. Mr. Stickell was born and raised in West Baltimore and educated at St. Martin Roman Catholic Church's parochial school. During the 1930s, he began working in several downtown restaurants before opening the Boulevard Restaurant on Belair Road in 1947.
NEWS
December 28, 2003
Volunteers sought to work Bel Air Chocolate Festival Adult volunteers are being sought to work at the Downtown Bel Air Chocolate Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Bel Air National Guard Armory, 37 N. Main St. More than 3,000 people attended last year's festival, which featured samples of chocolate confections and desserts created by area establishments. For more information or to become a volunteer, call Connie Miller at 410-598-9972. Harford Ski Club to meet Friday The Harford Ski Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Iron House in the Quality Inn, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Aberdeen, to hear Dr. Joe Olivacz speak on how to avoid injuries while skiing.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Sun Staff | December 14, 2003
The most effective thing you can do to avoid a ski injury this year should begin when you get home tonight: Start planning an exercise and stretching program, to make sure you don't become a ski injury statistic. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 400,000 ski and snowboard injuries were reported last year. (Only basketball, cycling and football caused more injuries.) The commission reported that it cost $9.4 billion to patch up those injured skiers. Strapping waxed boards to the feet and riding them down a steep hill is inherently dangerous, so no set of exercises could ever be a panacea.
NEWS
By Nancy Menefee Jackson and Nancy Menefee Jackson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 13, 2002
The idea of a ski racing team calling Howard County home may smack a bit of Jamaica having a bobsled team. But such a team -- dubbed the Columbia Race Team -- exists, has youth and adult members and is even looking this winter to repeat last season's dominance of its league. And contrary to what some might think, ski racing for this group isn't just for winter -- which is when the Columbia contingent, numbering as many as 30 on a weekend cold enough for snow, heads to Ski Liberty in Carroll Valley, Pa., to train.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2001
Wayne Homens remembers when he was 29 and asked a friend to teach him to ski. At the end of the day, Homens was lying in the snow, soaking wet and wondering what he was doing, when a man who looked to be in his 70s sailed by doing beautiful ski maneuvers. "I said, this is a sport I'm going to love because I can do it for the rest of my life," the 40-year-old Elkridge computer programmer recalls. Despite his shaky start, Homens did become an avid skier, and a certified ski instructor as well.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Sun Staff | December 14, 2003
The most effective thing you can do to avoid a ski injury this year should begin when you get home tonight: Start planning an exercise and stretching program, to make sure you don't become a ski injury statistic. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 400,000 ski and snowboard injuries were reported last year. (Only basketball, cycling and football caused more injuries.) The commission reported that it cost $9.4 billion to patch up those injured skiers. Strapping waxed boards to the feet and riding them down a steep hill is inherently dangerous, so no set of exercises could ever be a panacea.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2001
Wayne Homens remembers when he was 29 and asked a friend to teach him to ski. At the end of the day, Homens was lying in the snow, soaking wet and wondering what he was doing, when a man who looked to be in his 70s sailed by doing beautiful ski maneuvers. "I said, this is a sport I'm going to love because I can do it for the rest of my life," the 40-year-old Elkridge computer programmer recalls. Despite his shaky start, Homens did become an avid skier, and a certified ski instructor as well.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Sun Staff | December 30, 1999
Looking for someone to ski with?Join a ski club.Want to meet other people and expand your social circle?Join a ski club.Want to save money on ski trips?Join a ski club.Want to go mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hiking or camping next summer?Join a ski club.Ski clubs are not just about skiing anymore, and most clubs in the Baltimore area offer a host of social and athletic activities throughout the year."We're a year-round club," says Bill Eskew, a member of the Columbia Ski Club. "We have a lot of ski-related activities, but we also have a lot of other activities going -- dining out, hiking, bicycle rides.
NEWS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | April 16, 1993
At the monthly meetings of the Columbia Ski Club, discussions can swing from the planning for the March of Dimes Walk-a-Thon to the prospects for the new softball season.And if you stop by a meeting, don't be surprised if anyone asks you if you favor windsurfing, biking or tennis.Such topics may seem unlikely chatter for a ski club. But this ski club, which boasts about 500 members from the Baltimore-Washington area (and one from Australia), has a penchant for more than downhills, lifts and apres ski.The close of the ski season doesn't mean members go into hibernation until the first flurries of winter.
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