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By Kristy MacKaben and For The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
It was pretty much a given that Joe Vogelpohl's kids would love hiking. As a ranger at Patapsco Valley State Park, Vogelpohl spends most of his days on trails and often takes his children, Isaac, 4, and Cecelia, 1, along on weekends. Cecilia is usually strapped to Vogelpohl's back, while Isaac can hike four miles, walking most of the way and being carried every now and then. "We have done lots of hiking," says Vogelpohl, who lives in Sykesville. "I started them early. " He lets his children set their own pace and encourages exploration and detours along the way. Isaac often stops on the trail to skip rocks in the stream or look for bugs.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
The campaign trail has been kind to Larry Hogan's waistline. The Republican nominee for governor has managed to shed at least 25 pounds this year as he has hit the pavement, knocking on doors and running - yes, running - down parade routes, campaign aides said. "I'm on my feet running around," Hogan said. "You burn a lot of calories. " For evidence of the fitter and trimmer Hogan, look no further than his face, which has slimmed significantly since the 58-year-old Annapolis businessman declared his candidacy in January.
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December 24, 2006
The Rev. & Mrs. Philip J. Lambooy and Mr. & Mrs. Bremen Trail would like to announce the marriage of their children Joanna K. Lambooy & Matthew R. Trail. The wedding took place at Liberty Church in Owings Mills on December 23, 2006. The couple will reside in Westminster, MD.
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Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2014
As much as the Ravens wanted to forget about the 2013 season, the memories - or should we say nightmares? - came rushing back. There was the slow start on offense, a few head-scratching miscues by quarterback Joe Flacco and a total abandonment of a punchless running game. Then, when it appeared that an 80-yard Flacco touchdown pass to Steve Smith would make all of that not matter, their defense reverted back to last year's form with a critical letdown at the worst possible time. Sound familiar?
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By Dave Rosenthal | November 12, 2012
One of my favorite parts of a vacation is learning about a new city or country's literary tradition, and visiting places where it was forged. A highlight of my recent stay in Spain was a trip to Genada's Alhambra, a spectacular Moorish palace that dates to the 13th Century as a royal residence (and has sections that are even older). I had bought a copy of Washington Irving's "Tales of the Alhambra" at a second-hand bookshop in Madrid, and spent several days reading the remarkable stories, including a recollection of boys who baited fishing rods with flies and tried to catch sparrows from the castle towers.
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December 1, 2012
Catonsville Rails To Trails (CRTT) would like to welcome and thank the C'ville Bike Shop and The Hub, two of the newest additions to Catonsville's retail section. These bike shops have already made a significant impact on our community. In October, they hosted a successful first Catonsville Oystoberfest, then donated $350 of their proceeds to CRTT and $350 to the Mid-Atlantic Mountain Bike Enthusiasts. They also run a non-profit program, Changing Gears, turning donated bikes into reliable transportation for those who depend on non-motorized vehicles to get to work.
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May 7, 2004
On May 5, 2004; ARTIE LEE TRAIL; beloved brother of Wilma Trail, John Trail, Fannie Cousins, and Harold, Joyce, Chiquita, Jeanie and Becky Trail. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the HUBBARD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4107 Wilkens Avenue on Thursday and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. Services will be held Saturday at 11 AM at the funeral home. Internment Mt. Olive Cemetery.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2010
Anne Arundel County police have arrested a 21-year-old man in an attempted rape and abduction from the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail in Harundale. A 20-year-old woman told police that she was on the trail about 2:20 p.m. Thursday when a man grabbed her from behind and attempted to drag her off the trail into a wooded area. Her screams caused a man to come out of a nearby home, and the attacker fled. Officers established a perimeter and found a man matching the description of the suspect near the Marley Station Mall.
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September 2, 1993
The growing national trend toward converting old railroad beds into recreational trails for bikers, hikers, bird-watchers and flora-lovers offers no better examples than the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail in Anne Arundel County and the Northern Central Railroad Trail in neighboring Baltimore County.More than fun places to kill a few hours, these "linear parks" are cherished by the hundreds of thousands of people who travel through them each year.On a sunny summer Saturday or Sunday in Baltimore County, cars with bikes strapped to their roofs drive toward the Northern Central trail in such numbers that you'd think the Tour de France had relocated there.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2012
Some of Dundalk's War of 1812 sites - including Battle Acre Park and North Point State Battlefield - share North Point Road with rowhouses and strip malls. But nearby, quiet Charlesmont and Bear Creek parks offer undeveloped land also tied to the Battle of North Point, where British and American troops clashed as the British moved toward Baltimore. "It looks exactly like it did 200 years ago," said Robert Reyes, a local historian, as he gazed out over the water from the head of Bear Creek.
TRAVEL
By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
"Monocacy" is an Americanized version of the Shawnee word "Monnockkesy," which means "river of many bends," and the Monocacy River lives up to its name. Though my kayak glides calmly under my kayak through the opaque green water, I struggle to keep up with my guide, Andy Lett, recreation supervisor for the Frederick County Department of Parks and Recreation. Whenever I get the hang of things, dipping one oar and then another to propel myself in a relatively straight line, another curve arrives to confuse me, and I have to stop to change direction so I don't paddle right into the riverbank.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Towson released its first depth chart of the preseason Friday, and there were a couple notable surprises. The first entails the free safety position. Junior Christian Carpenter, an Aberdeen native and graduate who was a first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection last season, is second on the depth chart. Carpenter, who tied then-sophomore strong safety Donnell Lewis for the team lead in interceptions with four and ranked fourth in tackles with 98, has been leapfrogged by redshirt sophomore Jordan Mynatt.
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By Barbara Pash | August 12, 2014
Hikers may soon be able to walk on extended public trails in the Sweet Air section of Gunpowder Falls State Park in Baltimore County, and anglers may have additional access to the Sawmill Branch of the Little Gunpowder River. On Wednesday, Aug. 13, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will go before the state Board of Public Works to request approval to buy a conservation easement on 209 acres of land next to that section of the park for $995,000. "We're very pleased to preserve this section of the park and at the same time provide public access," said Emily Wilson, director of land acquisition and planning for the state DNR. DNR is requesting the easement purchase through its Program Open Space, a nationally recognized program that acquires and develops recreational and open space areas.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Visitors, employees and neighbors of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport now have a new option for enjoying the 12.5-mile trail that loops around the airport's Anne Arundel County property. The Boston-based bikeshare company Zagster, working with BWI, has installed a dock for 10 of its bicycles outside the airport's international terminal, near the light rail station. They are available for rental for $5 a day. Long-term passes for regular use cost $15 a month or $50 a year. Officials envision the bikes being used by airport travelers with time to kill and an urge to get outside, employees looking for a bit of exercise on a break or after work, and neighbors looking to take better advantage of the trail.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
For longer than the U.S. has been a nation, Marylanders have been horse people. George Washington raced thoroughbred horses in Annapolis in the 1750s, 100 years after the animals were first introduced to the area. A statue of Casimir Pulaski, a Polish soldier who assisted in the founding of the American cavalry during the Revolutionary War, stands in Patterson Park. The Preakness Stakes has been run since 1875. In the 1900s, lifeguards patrolled the shores of Ocean City on horseback, looking for shipwrecks and lost swimmers.
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July 10, 2014
Members of the Fallston Fins Swim Team are in the pool every week in a competitive meet, but next week the competition will be a bit different. Since 2009, the Fins have hosted a swim fundraiser to benefit and remember a lost teammate, Wilson Brady, who was killed in a tragic car accident in Bel Air in November 2008. Brady's mother, Katie, was also killed in the crash. Wilson, known as Wil to friends and family, was a fantastic, lovable 8-year-old who always had a smile on his face and an inherent talent for swimming.
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write2shel@yahoo.com | October 12, 2012
No tricks involved! You're in for a Halloween treat if you hop aboard a Huber's Haunted Hayride! This long time fall tradition at the Huber's Farm (at the corner of Raphael and Philadelphia roads) is a very popular Halloween activity. The 30-minute farm hayride may cause you to go bump in the night and jump from your seat as you pass ghosts, goblins and more. Remaining dates for October are Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. The line begins forming at 6:30 p.m. You might have to wait to board the hay wagon.
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January 26, 2012
It was encouraging to read that a group of residents in Eldersburg and Sykesville were able to attract county officials and Jeff Degitz, the director of the county's Department of Recreation and Parks, to form a group to decide future trails in the South Carroll area. It appears this group, with support of county resources, will develop a feasibility study to obtain grant funding for trails that will serve residents in the local area. This will allow many of the unique destinations along the routes 26 and 32 corridors to be tied together, allowing citizens a healthy, safe and cost-saving alternative to travel by auto.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
With three consecutive wins against the Texas Rangers, including Wednesday's come-from-behind, rain-soaked 6-4 victory, an obvious question has arisen. Manny Machado who? OK, maybe it's not really a burning sentiment at this point. But since the Orioles' Platinum Glove third baseman began serving his five-game suspension Monday -- leaving the Orioles roster short one player -- they haven't lost. “It's impressive, but it doesn't surprise me,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of his club's 3-0 record with 24 players.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
BOONSBORO -- In three months on the Appalachian Trail, Jim Parkins has met a federal judge, a doctor, countless Boy Scouts, marijuana-smoking college graduates, and a married couple who celebrate their anniversary each year by feeding hikers for a week. "People who would never talk to each other in the world get along great," said Parkins, a 53-year-old resident of Derby, Conn., as he rested his legs and smoked a cigarette near Annapolis Rock, a popular landmark with a spectacular view of the Cumberland Valley.
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