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By CINDY PARR | July 5, 1994
There are numerous activities that appeal to children and adults during these summertime months.Swimming, hiking, boating and biking are a few that I enjoy.It's easy to forget that some people have difficulty participating in activities such as these.The Carroll County Therapeutic Recreation Council helps individuals with limiting conditions by providing services to help them make the most of their abilities physically, mentally and socially.Thursday, the Therapeutic Recreation Council will celebrate its mission by sponsoring its sixth annual Therapeutic Recreation Day."
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By NANCY JONES-BONBREST and NANCY JONES-BONBREST,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 5, 2007
Melissa Calleri Recreation coordinator Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks Salary --$37,500 Age --27 Years on the job --Two How she got started --"It was a fluke," said Calleri, who attended Green Mountain College in Vermont. "I was there for graphic design." But after working with a friend at a nearby summer camp for children and adults with special needs, she knew she would pursue recreation as a career. Calleri graduated with a degree in therapeutic recreation. From there, she moved back to Maryland and completed her internship working with the City of Greenbelt's therapeutic recreation program.
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By Jill Hudson Neal and Jill Hudson Neal,SUN STAFF | July 15, 1999
Twenty-year-old Ellicott City resident Chris Schoenbrodt leans against the gallery wall where a black-and-white photograph hangs. He is a slight, cheerful young man and focuses on the picture with a contented smile. His photo is a simple one, but Schoenbrodt is proud of having snapped the shot of his art teacher, Karina Kronzer, with his mother's 35 mm camera. And he is more proud still of being part of the "No Boundaries" art exhibit -- featuring works by 12 disabled local artists -- at Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City.
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October 30, 2005
Substance abuse awareness program Junction Inc. will host a "Speak Out" substance abuse awareness program Tuesday at the Westminster City Recreation Center, 11 Longwell Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the band Infuseon will play at 6:30 p.m. Sarah Fleischer of 98 ROCK will emcee the program. Youths can earn door prizes and community service hours. Information: 410-848-6100. Wound care facility open house Tuesday Carroll Hospital Center will hold an open house and facility tour of its Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital's Outpatient Center.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Staff Writer | July 8, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- Greg Prater remembers the first time he was helped up on a horse.He remembers the thrill of actually riding and the feeling of accomplishment.For most people, riding may not be a big deal, but for a handicapped person, getting on that horse can be an achievement.Mr. Prater, 26, was a teen-ager when a car accident left him with moderate brain damage. A resident of the Carroll Lutheran Village Health Care Center for seven years, he works at Carroll Haven assembling and packing gift boxes for McCormick Spice Co.Last summer, he attended the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks' Therapeutic Day activities at the Carroll County Farm Museum, where he finally got on that horse.
NEWS
October 30, 2005
Substance abuse awareness program Junction Inc. will host a "Speak Out" substance abuse awareness program Tuesday at the Westminster City Recreation Center, 11 Longwell Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the band Infuseon will play at 6:30 p.m. Sarah Fleischer of 98 ROCK will emcee the program. Youths can earn door prizes and community service hours. Information: 410-848-6100. Wound care facility open house Tuesday Carroll Hospital Center will hold an open house and facility tour of its Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital's Outpatient Center.
BUSINESS
By NANCY JONES-BONBREST and NANCY JONES-BONBREST,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 5, 2007
Melissa Calleri Recreation coordinator Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks Salary --$37,500 Age --27 Years on the job --Two How she got started --"It was a fluke," said Calleri, who attended Green Mountain College in Vermont. "I was there for graphic design." But after working with a friend at a nearby summer camp for children and adults with special needs, she knew she would pursue recreation as a career. Calleri graduated with a degree in therapeutic recreation. From there, she moved back to Maryland and completed her internship working with the City of Greenbelt's therapeutic recreation program.
NEWS
By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | October 25, 1992
They gathered around 7 a.m. yesterday at the park at Westminster Community Pond to build some fun.And by early afternoon when they were almost finished, 11-year-old Kevin Strevig, who lives on Sullivan Road behind the park, was pleased."
NEWS
By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | November 7, 1993
The Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks honored 25 Volunteers of the Year representing 20 recreation councils at a reception Thursday evening at the Hashawha Environmental Appreciation Center.Parks and Recreation Department Director Richard Soisson said that 8,255 volunteers in Carroll spent 184,000 hours on department programs in 1993, up from 2,039 volunteers who donated 95,000 hours in 1983.He said the number of people attending recreation programs had jumped from 379,000 to 686,000 over the 10-year period.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | December 12, 1994
Seventeen-year-old Megan Roland sings in two choruses, is a flag runner for the Westminster High School marching band and rides horses in the Carroll County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program and the Maryland Special Olympics.The last activity is the reason she is Maryland Special Olympics' outstanding female athlete for 1994, but the others contributed.Selection of the outstanding male and female athletes each year is based on sports ability, teamwork, enthusiasm and overall accomplishments, said Miriam Weinstein, spokeswoman for Maryland Special Olympics.
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By Laura Shovan and Laura Shovan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 23, 2002
Crystal Bowen is not an artist, but Saturdays find her handing out crayons, markers, paints and paper to a class of 14. This week, Bowen's students are making watercolor collages that will have them painting their work and then tearing it into pieces. When they glue the torn paper onto another sheet, it will create a colorful, three-dimensional work of art. These activities - painting, tearing and organizing bits of paper - are important skills for Bowen's students, who range in age from teen-agers to adults.
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By Jill Hudson Neal and Jill Hudson Neal,SUN STAFF | July 15, 1999
Twenty-year-old Ellicott City resident Chris Schoenbrodt leans against the gallery wall where a black-and-white photograph hangs. He is a slight, cheerful young man and focuses on the picture with a contented smile. His photo is a simple one, but Schoenbrodt is proud of having snapped the shot of his art teacher, Karina Kronzer, with his mother's 35 mm camera. And he is more proud still of being part of the "No Boundaries" art exhibit -- featuring works by 12 disabled local artists -- at Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | February 15, 1999
Nancy McCary rides a powerful Belgian horse in tight circles, then along the outer railing of an indoor horse ring before guiding the gelding into the curve.She rides by feel, sensing the animal lifting his head or shifting his weight, then nudging and prodding the beast quickly around the ring."Riding has meant everything to me," said McCary, 44, who's been blind for 22 years. "I feel like I'm not handicapped."McCary takes riding lessons, an hour at a time, at the Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center (TRRC)
NEWS
March 19, 1995
Carroll County school officials have announced opportunities for students to fulfill public service requirements for graduation:* Deer Park Recreation Council: Help is needed with seasonal sports activities, including soccer, basketball, karate, working in the concession stand and planning activities.Information: 876-6639.* Piney Run Nature Center: Assistants 14 and older are needed to help in the center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays at 30 Martz Road, Eldersburg.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | December 12, 1994
Seventeen-year-old Megan Roland sings in two choruses, is a flag runner for the Westminster High School marching band and rides horses in the Carroll County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program and the Maryland Special Olympics.The last activity is the reason she is Maryland Special Olympics' outstanding female athlete for 1994, but the others contributed.Selection of the outstanding male and female athletes each year is based on sports ability, teamwork, enthusiasm and overall accomplishments, said Miriam Weinstein, spokeswoman for Maryland Special Olympics.
NEWS
By CINDY PARR | July 5, 1994
There are numerous activities that appeal to children and adults during these summertime months.Swimming, hiking, boating and biking are a few that I enjoy.It's easy to forget that some people have difficulty participating in activities such as these.The Carroll County Therapeutic Recreation Council helps individuals with limiting conditions by providing services to help them make the most of their abilities physically, mentally and socially.Thursday, the Therapeutic Recreation Council will celebrate its mission by sponsoring its sixth annual Therapeutic Recreation Day."
NEWS
December 27, 1992
The 1992 Volunteer of the Year awards ceremony was sponsored by the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks recently at the Hashawha Center.Outstanding volunteers were commended for their efforts and accomplishments by County Commissioner Elmer Lippy, Recreation and Parks Board Chairman Clark Shaffer, and Recreation and Parks Director John Little.Plaques were awarded to the Volunteers of the Year by their respective councils. Recipients of the awards are:* Arts Council: Scott Grimes.
NEWS
By NATALIE HARVEY | January 5, 1993
The New Year should be meaningful. Not necessarily with the traditional New Year's resolutions. Traditionally, they do not carry too far into the New Year. Perhaps a year of personal commitment would be fulfilling because it is personal.For example, the Baltimore Archdiocese and the Worldwide Marriage Encounter is searching for couples married 50 years. One couple from each Roman Catholic parish in the diocese will be nominated to be honored on World Marriage Day Feb. 14, when Archbishop William H. Keeler will celebrate a special Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore.
NEWS
By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | March 10, 1994
Deepa Long was 2 1/2 years old when her right leg was severed and her mother was killed in a train wreck in India.She was lucky to be alive, and luckier still to be adopted by an American couple who brought her to Columbia and raised her.Now Deepa has discovered new legs, and in the words of poet John Anthony Davis, "wings to fly me on a pleasure course, for I can mount and ride a horse."Deepa read that poem, "I Can," in honor of the Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center in Lisbon, where interaction with horses is used as medicine for mental and physical disabilities.
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