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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | February 3, 1991
Rangers at Susquehanna State Park near Havre de Grace closed the park's buildings last week, the final move in the park shutdown to the public for the next five months, said a spokesman for the Maryland Forest Park and Wildlife Service.Susquehanna is one of 18 state parks that are being completely or partially closed as a result of the state's cost-cutting and a state hiring freeze that began in August, said Steven Sholl, associate director for field operations with the state Forest Park and Wildlife Service, a division of the Department ofNatural Resources.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 19, 2002
A man and woman from Havre de Grace were found dead in the wreckage of a pickup truck that hit a tree in Susquehanna State Park in Harford County yesterday morning, authorities said. A passer-by found the wreck about 7:20 a.m. The victims were identified as Glen Allen Everett, 46, the driver, and his passenger, Moneomia Dawn Price, 41. Maryland Natural Resources Police believe that Everett was traveling west on Lapidum Road in the 2,600-acre park when he lost control of the pickup and crashed into a tree, said spokeswoman Heather Lynch.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 26, 2012
Another black bear sighting in Harford County was reported in the Darlington area Friday afternoon. This time the bear was seen at the home of Cal and Pat Gilbert in the 1900 block of Nobles Mill Road around 1 p.m. Pat Gilbert got several sharp photos of the bruin, who appears to have found a few snacks on his visit to their home, which is near Deer Creek. The latest sighting was the third since last Wednesday, when a black bear was seen in the Webster Village area. A bear was also seen at a home in Susquehanna State Park on Thursday morning, a few miles east of where Friday's sighting was. The bear photographed by Pat Gilbert Friday is very similar in appearance to the one photographed near Quail Way in Webster Village last Wednesday.
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By Lisa Kawata | October 3, 2011
Did you ever wonder just how 19th-century farmers made stew over the open hearth or decorated their houses for the holidays? Each year, the Steppingstone Museum in Susquehanna State Park opens its doors for two special holiday events to showcase life on the farm at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Steppingstone's mission is to preserve Harford County's farming heritage and artifacts from the 1880s to the 1920s.  From May to September, visitors can tour  the furnished farmhouse and outbuildings on weekends and watch a blacksmith, wheelwright, potter and weaver demonstrate their crafts just as they were done 100 years ago.  “I don't think there's a place like ours nearby where you can step back in time,” says executive director Linda Noll.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 19, 1999
Most Maryland state parks and forests came through Hurricane Floyd without significant damage, although downed trees and power outages inconvenienced some campers, hunters and hikers late last week."
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | May 5, 1991
Visitors to Susquehanna State Park this spring have seen some less than enchanting sights: graffiti on the exterior wall of the historic toll house, litter strewn on overgrown grass, restrooms that haven't been cleaned in four months.The park was closed to the public in January due to state budget cuts, but many people have continued to use it because there are no gates to seal off park entrances.And without any full-time state workers to keep the park maintained for the past several months, the park has become disheveled.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 26, 2012
Another black bear sighting in Harford County was reported in the Darlington area Friday afternoon. This time the bear was seen at the home of Cal and Pat Gilbert in the 1900 block of Nobles Mill Road around 1 p.m. Pat Gilbert got several sharp photos of the bruin, who appears to have found a few snacks on his visit to their home, which is near Deer Creek. The latest sighting was the third since last Wednesday, when a black bear was seen in the Webster Village area. A bear was also seen at a home in Susquehanna State Park on Thursday morning, a few miles east of where Friday's sighting was. The bear photographed by Pat Gilbert Friday is very similar in appearance to the one photographed near Quail Way in Webster Village last Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By [GENA R. CHATTIN] | February 22, 2007
Rock Hall Expo The lowdown -- There's more to the Rock Hall Expo than hunting and fishing. Weather permitting, pony rides and music will entertain guests between demonstrations and laps through the hunting and fishing displays. It's all a part of Rock Hall's Tricentennial Celebration. If you go -- The expo runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the Chesapeake Room at the Rock Hall Fire House, 21500 Rock Hall Ave., Rock Hall. Admission is $1 and will benefit the Rock Hall Fire Company. Call 410-639-7611 or go to rockhallmd.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,sun reporter | September 22, 2006
Maryland's park system grew by 72 acres yesterday, as a power company donated a small but historic island in the Susquehanna River to an adjacent state park. Roberts Island was the farthest north that Capt. John Smith ventured as he explored the Chesapeake Bay about 400 years ago. The state plans to put the rocky, wooded chunk of uninhabited land on a tour of places that Smith visited. "The island is rich in Native American history, and will be a welcome addition to the Susquehanna State Park as well as an important landmark along the Chesapeake National Historic Water Trail," said Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. Chicago-based Exelon Corp.
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By Lisa Kawata | October 3, 2011
Did you ever wonder just how 19th-century farmers made stew over the open hearth or decorated their houses for the holidays? Each year, the Steppingstone Museum in Susquehanna State Park opens its doors for two special holiday events to showcase life on the farm at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Steppingstone's mission is to preserve Harford County's farming heritage and artifacts from the 1880s to the 1920s.  From May to September, visitors can tour  the furnished farmhouse and outbuildings on weekends and watch a blacksmith, wheelwright, potter and weaver demonstrate their crafts just as they were done 100 years ago.  “I don't think there's a place like ours nearby where you can step back in time,” says executive director Linda Noll.
NEWS
September 28, 2011
As much as the landscape around here has changed over the years, in some respects, nature may have changed more. Or maybe changes to the landscape forced those changes in nature. The bald eagle, for example, was thriving, then it wasn't and then a few survivors became tourist attractions. People flocked to the base of the Conowingo Dam and walked downriver along the Susquehanna for a glimpse of one. And there was a nest alongside a driveway to a farm on Stafford Road just north of the Susquehanna State Park.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson | April 4, 2010
Richard Frazier writes: Improvements to the floating pier at Lapidum were originally scheduled to be completed by April 15. A Natural Resources Police officer told me the work has been delayed by a broken drill bit and the new completion deadline is May 15. Fishing at Lapidum is at its best in April and May, when rockfish, shad and white perch make their runs. I cannot believe it takes one month to acquire a new drill bit. Many people fish from the shore during the shad run from late April through May. The Department of Natural Resources told me that I cannot fish from the shoreline during construction for safety reasons.
NEWS
October 10, 2009
Howard, conservation district come to an understanding 2 A memorandum of understanding has been reached that will allow the Howard County Soil Conservation District to again process plans for as many as 40 development projects that have stalled in the past month as inspectors went unpaid. Under the agreement between Howard County and the independent soil conservation district, which was signed Friday, the county will collect as much as $110,000 annually to be dispersed by the Soil Conservation District.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun reporter | September 2, 2007
Buoyed by their recent success at ending the spreading of sludge in Susquehanna State Park in Havre de Grace, opponents vow to seek an end to the practice on parkland across Maryland. The permit request for acreage just inside the park gate was withdrawn Aug. 24 and will not be renewed, according to the applicant. "We are in this for the long haul," said Diane Rogers of Quaker Bottom Road, who lives a few hundred yards from the park entrance. "I want to see our parks stay public and not have fields shut down."
ENTERTAINMENT
By [GENA R. CHATTIN] | February 22, 2007
Rock Hall Expo The lowdown -- There's more to the Rock Hall Expo than hunting and fishing. Weather permitting, pony rides and music will entertain guests between demonstrations and laps through the hunting and fishing displays. It's all a part of Rock Hall's Tricentennial Celebration. If you go -- The expo runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the Chesapeake Room at the Rock Hall Fire House, 21500 Rock Hall Ave., Rock Hall. Admission is $1 and will benefit the Rock Hall Fire Company. Call 410-639-7611 or go to rockhallmd.
NEWS
September 25, 1995
HUNTING IN THE state parks is a delicate undertaking, requiring an extreme concern for the safety of hunters and non-hunters alike. Especially in the suburban areas, where houses have sprung up along the sylvan borders and where concentrated recreation demands are greatest.Plans by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to conduct a managed, one-week shotgun hunt for reproductive does in Susquehanna State Park in Harford County this fall again raise these legitimate concerns.At the same time, there is a demonstrated threat to the ecosystem and to the nearby human residences from far too many deer.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joe Capista | April 29, 1999
Meet Mr. Lincoln How would you like to meet Abraham Lincoln this weekend? Sunday, the Steppingstone Museum in Susquehanna State Park will hold a Civil War Living History Day, commemorating Lincoln's visit to the troops. Features include a Civil War encampment with uniforms, talks, drills and artillery demonstrations, and the opportunity to meet and talk to a Lincoln re-enactor. Period music will fill the air, and there will be dance by the Victorian Dance Ensemble and the Gilmore Light Ensemble and an ice cream social.
NEWS
By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,sun reporter | September 22, 2006
Maryland's park system grew by 72 acres yesterday, as a power company donated a small but historic island in the Susquehanna River to an adjacent state park. Roberts Island was the farthest north that Capt. John Smith ventured as he explored the Chesapeake Bay about 400 years ago. The state plans to put the rocky, wooded chunk of uninhabited land on a tour of places that Smith visited. "The island is rich in Native American history, and will be a welcome addition to the Susquehanna State Park as well as an important landmark along the Chesapeake National Historic Water Trail," said Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. Chicago-based Exelon Corp.
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By Cassanda A. Fortin and Cassanda A. Fortin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 17, 2005
Ronnie Turner, 14, remembers the prank he pulled as a 10-year-old on his father, Michael. One night while camping at Susquehanna State Park near Havre de Grace, the Norfolk, Va., boy drifted off to sleep as his father wove a traditional spooky bedtime story. Just before dawn, Ronnie stuffed his sleeping bag, making it appear that he was still in it. He sneaked out of the tent and stretched fake spider web he had saved from Halloween across the tent's entrance. "I've watched a lot of camping movies and shows, and I know lots of good tricks, and I wanted to get my dad for scaring me," Ronnie said.
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