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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2012
Annapolis' only public swimming pool, closed Monday to repair a leak amid predictions of the current heat wave, has reopened, city officials said Wednesday. Officials said the fire department assisted in refilling the outdoor pool in Truxtun Park. The pool is used for summer camp, other programs and by the public. andrea.siegel@baltsun.com
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Letter to The Aegis | October 29, 2013
Editor: I have been reading in The Aegis over the last few weeks about Harford County possibly paying tax payers money to buy a swimming pool in the Joppa area. Why is the county getting into this? I believe most residents of the area are opposed to it. Taking care of the pool and staffing can get very expensive for county tax payers over the years. The pool should be private. Oh  that's right this didn't work, so the county should pick up the tab. There are other projects within the county that will benefit more citizens and are cheaper.
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February 19, 1996
Hampstead officials are searching for a manager to operate the town swimming pool from Memorial Day to Labor Day.Applicants, who must have or be able to obtain state certification to operate a pool, should apply to Neil Ridgely, Town Manager, Hampstead Town Hall, 1034 S. Carroll St.Mr. Ridgely said repairs will be made this spring to the concession stand roof at the pool, which is on Sugar Maple Court.
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By Nelson Coffin, ncoffin@tribune.com | July 30, 2013
For 53 years, the Hillcrest Swim Club has been - and continues to be - an oasis in the shimmering heat of the heart of summer. The family-owned pool has built a loyal following, from its Harford Park neighbors to those who come from all over the Parkville area - and beyond. Under a scorching and unrelenting sun recently, owner Lisa Perrera surveyed the scene as temperatures rose well into the 90s, yet the cool, blue water was relatively uncrowded. Even the most recent upgrade, a large baby pool with fountains, was not filled with youngsters.
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November 30, 1990
Services for Kathryn K. McCoy, who retired as a cashier at a swimming pool at age 79, will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 4711 Edmondson Ave.Mrs. McCoy, who was 88 and lived on North Chapelgate Lane, died Tuesday at Deaton Hospital after a long illness.She retired in 1981 as cashier at the Wilde Lake Village Pool in Columbia, a job she had held since 1964.Earlier, from 1943 until 1954, she had worked as a section supervisor or floorwalker at Hutzler's Howard Street store.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | April 27, 1999
The Mount Airy Planning and Zoning Commission cleared the way last night for a private swimming pool expected to open this summer.After a month's delay and considerable discussion about parking, the commission approved plans for the Nottingham Swim Club in Fields of Nottingham, a development east of town. The vote was 4-to-1, with member Wendy Peters abstaining.The club, with a swimming pool, children's wading pool and activity pool with fountains and waterfalls, is part of the 400-home Nottingham development, though it will accept members who live outside the neighborhood.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 9, 1996
A 4-year-old Towson boy drowned last night after he fell or jumped into a swimming pool at the Northeast Baltimore home of an aunt, city police said.Police said the boy, Derek Emery of the first block of Comet Court, and relatives were leaving the above-ground pool in the 5500 block of Carter Ave. about 8: 30 p.m. when he apparently went back to the pool, which is connected to the house by a deck.Police said that when relatives heard a splashing sound, they first thought an older child was swimming.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writer | January 15, 1995
The county Board of Appeals has approved plans for a 50-meter swimming pool to be built in Columbia's Hickory Ridge village despite vocal opposition from some residents.The board's 3-2 decision, which was announced at a meeting Tuesday night, overturned the recommendations of the county Planning Board and Department of Planning and Zoning."All I can say is thank you to the board," said Jamie LeGoff, the Columbia Association swimming coach and former All-American swimmer who is seeking to build the pool.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 21, 1996
EAST COLUMBIA swimming pool supervisor Ken Zachmann announces that the pools are filled, the pool schedule is printed and pool managers have been hired. Now, it's up to Mother Nature to help warm the water.The Stevens Forest pool, which is heated, had its "preview" opening last weekend. All pools open this weekend from noon until 7 p.m. and weekdays from 3: 30 p.m. until 7 p.m. A summer pool schedule is available at all pools.The days open vary.Many of the pool managers are familiar to their neighborhood swimmers because they have been managers, assistant managers or swim team coaches.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | July 8, 1994
An All-American swimmer who hopes to build a 50-meter swimming pool in Columbia found himself awash in opposition yesterday from several dozen area residents, county planning professionals and the Planning Board itself."
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2013
Two Pennsylvania men were arrested Saturday in connection with an Ocean City shooting. Ocean City Police said the incident happened near 18th Street and Coastal Highway shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday. Two men were in the swimming pool at the Islander Motel on N. Philadelphia Avenue when they and a group of people walking by on the street began arguing, police said. The men got out of the pool and confronted the group on the street, police said. One man then allegedly took out a handgun and shot two people.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2013
The old low-income Hilltop Housing project in Ellicott City has given way to another world: new apartments with facades of soft-colored siding and stone, and a recreation center with the latest in exercise gear, including a retractable-roof indoor swimming pool. Gone are the brick low-rise buildings put up around 1970 that were not aging gracefully, along with the public housing policy that made them possible. The county is moving away from the practice of building apartment complexes strictly for low-income people, in part because of the lack of government money to support projects that cannot be sustained by people paying below market-rate rents.
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By Robert Maranto | December 18, 2012
I grew up in Baltimore, in a world where guns were, unambiguously, for deterring or killing people . Family lore says that back in the 1920s, my grandfather used a gun to scare off the Mafia - the Black Hand, as Sicilians of the time called it. While in other cities thugs collected protection money, Baltimore Mayor William Broening deputized Italian businessmen like my grandfather, giving them badges and guns to deter the bad guys. It turned out that, as my dad put it, mafiosi are businessmen.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2012
A young boy died Wednesday night after he was found unresponsive in a residential swimming pool in Brooklyn Park, according to the Anne Arundel police department. According to Anne Arundel County Police Lt. John McAndrew and fire department Lt. Cliff Kooser, emergency crews received a call around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday about a child, aged 3 or 4, who was found in a pool in the 600 block of Old Riverside Road. The child's identity has not been released. Paramedics attempted to revive the child on the scene and then transported him to Harbor Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead around 10:25 p.m., according to McAndrew.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2012
Annapolis' only public swimming pool, closed Monday to repair a leak amid predictions of the current heat wave, has reopened, city officials said Wednesday. Officials said the fire department assisted in refilling the outdoor pool in Truxtun Park. The pool is used for summer camp, other programs and by the public. andrea.siegel@baltsun.com
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2012
After several months of debate, the Howard County Council agreed on a tax-relief measure for nonprofit swim clubs. The council voted Monday in favor of a bill sponsored by Councilwoman Courtney Watson, an Ellicott City Democrat, that allows pools to sell their development rights to builders to use elsewhere. Such transactions lower the pools' property taxes and also generate income. Several swim clubs approached the council last year for help, saying their pools faced mounting debt because of high property taxes, coupled with increased expenses.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 7, 2003
By a narrow margin, Sykesville voters supported a $500,000 project to build a town swimming pool. The issue was the only matter in question on the ballot yesterday, with three candidates contending for three available seats on the Town Council. The question for voters was whether the estimated cost of $500,000 - equivalent to nearly 20 percent of the annual budget for the town of 4,500 - was too expensive for the sake of summer recreation. The vote was an "advisory referendum." however, and town officials are not bound by the result - approval by a margin of 168-137, or 55 percent in favor.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | February 12, 1993
George and Timothy Grogan's plan to turn a closed swimming pool in Westminster's Middlebrooke subdivision into four single-family houses drew some 30 opponents to the city Planning Commission meeting last night.The commission is expected to vote at its March 11 meeting on a recommendation to the City Council, which will make the decision on whether to allow the planned conversion.Neighborhood residents said they had been told when they bought their homes that the pool and surrounding area would remain as community open space.
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January 27, 2012
Columbia joke: A young man was asking a young woman out for a date. She kept refusing him with all sort of excuses. He finally asked her, "Will you ever go out with me?" and she answered, "Yes, when they close the River Hill swimming pool. " During more then the first three decades of our town, the Columbia Association's management, in a policy of Divide and Rule, kept playing village against village and neighborhood against neighborhood, by favoring one over another with perks like modernizations and upgrades to facilities like swimming pools.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2012
Swim club property taxes and rural zoning matters are among the pieces of legislation being discussed by the Howard County Council this month. County Councilwoman Courtney Watson is again pursuing a measure to aid six county nonprofit swim clubs whose operators say they are faced with high property taxes compared to pools operated by homeowners associations and the Columbia Association. Community swim club owners have argued that most of their pools face mounting debt because of high property taxes, as well as increased expenses to make much-needed improvements.
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