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By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas | July 27, 1992
Tickets are available now for Anne Arundel County Summer Playground Day at Wild World Theme Park, on Thursday, July 30. All playground participants, their families and friends are invited to purchase tickets for $8.25, a 50 percent savings off the regular ticket price. Tickets are good for one day only.All children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult while at Wild World Theme Park. For more information, contact your community summer playground.*The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring a Junior Park Ranger Program at Downs Park in Pasadena.
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BY STEPHEN G. HENDERSON and BY STEPHEN G. HENDERSON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 26, 2003
A few weeks ago, after driving straight east from Manhattan onto Long Island for an hour and a half, I arrived at an isthmus bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Great Peconic Bay. A group of towns link together here along Highway 27 like a strand of costly pearls: Southampton, then Bridgehampton, Saga-ponack and Wainscott. Sag Harbor is a detour north, but leads quickly back to East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk. Flat, fertile land that was once potato fields is jeweled with ponds, lakes and salt marshes.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 17, 1998
READING BOOKS and eating a good breakfast, they go hand in hand," says Rose Frebertshauser, cafeteria manager at Manchester Elementary School.The school recently won a $1,000 grant and a collection of books through nutrition and reading activities during National School Breakfast week.The school placed second in the statewide contest "Books and Breakfast -- Feed Your Mind," offered by the State Department of Education.Frebertshauser, the PTA and parents brought community representatives to the school to spark interest in nutrition, and related activities within the art, media and physical education programs.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 29, 2002
MEMORIAL DAY might have been more meaningful this year for some fourth-graders at Hampstead Elementary School. For three months, the pupils in Stacey Gruber's class corresponded with an airman assigned to active duty over Turkey. The airman is the father of Meghan Grimm, one of the members of the class. "My father was shipped to Turkey to guard the [Iraqi] no-fly zone," said Meghan, the middle child of three. "When something like this happens, you just handle it. We get to talk every day."
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By Phyllis Lucas and Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 18, 1997
MAY. WHAT A BUSY -- and expensive -- month for parents of graduating high school seniors. I'm beginning to feel like an ATM machine, constantly asked to spit out money.Tickets to the senior prom these days cost more than I paid for all my junior and senior activities together.And your daughter has to have the perfect outfit -- one that nobody else has -- along with the shoes, gloves, matching accessories and hairdo.Now add flowers, pictures, a drama banquet (she's a Drama Queen), a T-shirt with the names of graduating seniors, a cap and gown, a Thespian cord and a drape from the National Honor Society to wear over the gown, a graduation party and gifts for all those friends your child has made throughout her 13 years in school.
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By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 6, 1997
FOR WEEKS, students across Carroll County have been counting the days until the end of the school year. Today, the countdown is finally over, and students have 11 weeks of summer vacation to look forward to.I'm sure no one has been anticipating the end of school more than the graduating classes of 1997.For the 312 South Carroll High School graduates, Sunday's commencement exercises at Western Maryland College will bring closure to their high school years, and for most, the start of new life experiences and important lifelong choices: college, military service and employment, among others.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | June 11, 1996
For the past year, Edith Perry has turned her small townhouse in Orchards at Severn into a haven for young people in a neighborhood where poverty, drug-related crime and violence are prevalent.But with 75 elementary-school aged children expected to enroll in a free day camp she is organizing this summer, the community activist turned to the managers of her complex for help. They turned her down.Perry's nonprofit organization, People on the Move, wanted to rent two vacant townhouses for July and August from Apartment Services, the management company that runs the complex.
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By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 20, 1997
LOCAL MOUNT AIRY service organizations joined together Saturday to observe Flag Day.The daylong event started early with a five-kilometer run that wound through town.The Marine Corps presented the colors at Mount Airy Middle School, and a U.S. flag that flew over the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor was raised during the ceremony.The event sponsors were: Mount Airy Rotary Club, Mount Airy American Legion Gold Star Post 191, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 191, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10076, and Marine Corps League Detachment 770.Mount Airy Rotary Club has been a sponsor since 1987.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 29, 2002
MEMORIAL DAY might have been more meaningful this year for some fourth-graders at Hampstead Elementary School. For three months, the pupils in Stacey Gruber's class corresponded with an airman assigned to active duty over Turkey. The airman is the father of Meghan Grimm, one of the members of the class. "My father was shipped to Turkey to guard the [Iraqi] no-fly zone," said Meghan, the middle child of three. "When something like this happens, you just handle it. We get to talk every day."
NEWS
By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 16, 1997
It may be hard to believe, but the school year will end in a few weeks. Only 14 school days until the hordes are home for the summer.Astute parents have been lining up and signing up for activities to keep their little darlings safely supervised and occupied over the summer. But just in case you haven't, it's not too late.The county Department of Recreation & Parks will operate several summer camps and playgrounds for children. Most feature sports, arts and crafts, nature activities, theme days and field trips.
NEWS
By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 17, 1998
READING BOOKS and eating a good breakfast, they go hand in hand," says Rose Frebertshauser, cafeteria manager at Manchester Elementary School.The school recently won a $1,000 grant and a collection of books through nutrition and reading activities during National School Breakfast week.The school placed second in the statewide contest "Books and Breakfast -- Feed Your Mind," offered by the State Department of Education.Frebertshauser, the PTA and parents brought community representatives to the school to spark interest in nutrition, and related activities within the art, media and physical education programs.
NEWS
By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 20, 1997
LOCAL MOUNT AIRY service organizations joined together Saturday to observe Flag Day.The daylong event started early with a five-kilometer run that wound through town.The Marine Corps presented the colors at Mount Airy Middle School, and a U.S. flag that flew over the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor was raised during the ceremony.The event sponsors were: Mount Airy Rotary Club, Mount Airy American Legion Gold Star Post 191, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 191, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10076, and Marine Corps League Detachment 770.Mount Airy Rotary Club has been a sponsor since 1987.
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By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 6, 1997
FOR WEEKS, students across Carroll County have been counting the days until the end of the school year. Today, the countdown is finally over, and students have 11 weeks of summer vacation to look forward to.I'm sure no one has been anticipating the end of school more than the graduating classes of 1997.For the 312 South Carroll High School graduates, Sunday's commencement exercises at Western Maryland College will bring closure to their high school years, and for most, the start of new life experiences and important lifelong choices: college, military service and employment, among others.
NEWS
By Phyllis Lucas and Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 18, 1997
MAY. WHAT A BUSY -- and expensive -- month for parents of graduating high school seniors. I'm beginning to feel like an ATM machine, constantly asked to spit out money.Tickets to the senior prom these days cost more than I paid for all my junior and senior activities together.And your daughter has to have the perfect outfit -- one that nobody else has -- along with the shoes, gloves, matching accessories and hairdo.Now add flowers, pictures, a drama banquet (she's a Drama Queen), a T-shirt with the names of graduating seniors, a cap and gown, a Thespian cord and a drape from the National Honor Society to wear over the gown, a graduation party and gifts for all those friends your child has made throughout her 13 years in school.
NEWS
By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 16, 1997
It may be hard to believe, but the school year will end in a few weeks. Only 14 school days until the hordes are home for the summer.Astute parents have been lining up and signing up for activities to keep their little darlings safely supervised and occupied over the summer. But just in case you haven't, it's not too late.The county Department of Recreation & Parks will operate several summer camps and playgrounds for children. Most feature sports, arts and crafts, nature activities, theme days and field trips.
NEWS
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1996
OCEAN CITY -- James Norman Mathias Jr. can't say exactly when he decided to run for the mayor's job here -- the post he will be sworn in to tonight -- but he can remember clearly when he decided to get involved in the town's government.It was 1974. His father had died shortly after moving the family from Baltimore to Ocean City, and the younger Mathias had taken over Gentleman Jim's, a billiard parlor.The building next door had burned down, but nobody knew who owned the lot, which was a mess.
NEWS
By BONITA FORMWALT | June 12, 1991
The number of cars traveling through the area decorated with shoe polish, balloons and streamers means one of two things: everyone in Glen Burnie got married this week or the Class of '91 has been let looseon an unsuspecting community.I'm going to assume the latter, as the occupants in the cars looked much too happy to have just gotten married.A graduate of the class of seventy-something, I can remember how often adults would attempt to share sage advice that would carry me through the ups and downs that life had to offer.
NEWS
By PEG ADAMARCZYK | June 18, 1993
School is out, and summer vacation '93 is roughly 48 hours old, not long enough for boredom to set in . . . just yet.It's still a novelty to stay up late and sleep in. But all too soon today's small pleasures will become tarnished, and you'll be searching for activities to fill those long, hot summer days until school opens on Sept. 1.Before you find yourself in that parent trap again this year, there are still openings in programs in the Pasadena area.Summer playground sessions at several area schools will be offered to youngsters ages 5 1/2 to 12. Sponsored by the county Department of Recreation and Parks, the activities run weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., June 29 through Aug. 6.Playground sites in the area are: Freetown Recreation Center and Fort Smallwood, High Point, Jacobsville, Bodkin, Pasadena and Riviera Beach elementary schools.
NEWS
By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | June 11, 1996
For the past year, Edith Perry has turned her small townhouse in Orchards at Severn into a haven for young people in a neighborhood where poverty, drug-related crime and violence are prevalent.But with 75 elementary-school aged children expected to enroll in a free day camp she is organizing this summer, the community activist turned to the managers of her complex for help. They turned her down.Perry's nonprofit organization, People on the Move, wanted to rent two vacant townhouses for July and August from Apartment Services, the management company that runs the complex.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1996
There's absolutely nothing to do at the beach in the wintertime -- if all you want to do is soak up the sun in scanty swimwear. Otherwise, if you care to go to Ocean City while the clouds are still pregnant with snow, you'll find yourself busy with pleasures to pursue.Ocean City in the winter is quiet, and the crowds, thin as they are, tend to be older than the summer crew. Many people are seeking a hideaway, an escape from the pressures of work and the cold without spending big for a Caribbean cruise.
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