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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 19, 2005
Jack Scarbath has gone from carving up opposing defenses with his quarterback skills to carving fine wood pieces into exquisite wildfowl creations. A runner-up for college football's coveted Heisman Trophy in 1952, Scarbath has earned different kinds of accolades with his carving: prizes at carving competitions, a steady stream of commission work, and invitations to exhibit at festivals. On a recent afternoon at his studio in Rising Sun, Scarbath deftly held a carving tool and worked with precise movements.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | August 30, 1997
If Harford Countians had a mascot, it would be a duck. A wooden one.Across the county, carved mallards, canvasbacks and buffleheads nest in offices, on mailboxes and in the back windows of cars. When officials needed a symbolic presence at the recent Maryland Association of Counties convention, they hired a decoy carver to work Harford's booth.And in Havre de Grace -- which boasts a decoy museum and calls itself the "Decoy Capital of the World" -- one bride even registered for wedding gifts at a local decoy shop.
NEWS
By John Dedinas and John Dedinas,Contributing Writer | July 23, 1995
George H. Stram's house is full of wooden ducks, which have provided him with a hobby, a little extra cash and a world championship ribbon.Mr. Stram of Forest Hill took first place recently at the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition in Ocean City with his carving of a red-breasted merganser duck. The championship is an international event at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury."I'm not the greatest carver in the world," Mr. Stram said. "I do pretty well though."About 1,000 carvers from seven countries went to Ocean City to compete in five different carving classes: youth, novice, intermediate, open and world.
NEWS
January 13, 2006
AMOS FRANCIS HUTCHINS, JR., age 77, of Bethany Beach, DE, died Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. A devoted family man, Mr. Hutchins cherished time with his beloved wife, Nellie Truslow Hutchins, their four children and 13 grandchildren. The family gathered often to celebrate holidays and birthdays at Quillens Point in Sussex County where he and Nell built a home on Indian River Bay after his 1985 retirement from the Baltimore, MD office of CIGNA, formerly the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company.
FEATURES
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,Ocean City Bureau of The Sun | June 28, 1994
Ocean City -- Something important is happening on a little island hard by the Route 50 bridge, sheltered from the frenzied frolic of vacationers by a narrow band of water and environmental vigilance.A pair of sandwich terns is nesting on Skimmer Island. It's only the second time the rare water bird has nested in Maryland in nearly 20 years."It's a nice little success story," says Dave Brinker, colonial water bird project leader for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. ("Colonial" refers to the birds' social habits, not their Revolutionary ancestors.
NEWS
By Audrey Haar and Audrey Haar,Staff Writer | August 22, 1993
Gentle surf and cool sea breezes may be the main attractions at the seashore, but after a few days of paying homage to the sun gods, even the devout may need a breather from Ocean City.Then it's time to head over the U.S. 50 bridge to nearby Snow Hill and Salisbury, where the beach-weary can visit a re-created 19th-century town, sightsee on a river, take a canoe trip or check out the local zoo.Snow Hill, the county seat of Worcester County, captures the ambience of a small town with its historic homes, one-room schoolhouse and even a few ghosts.
NEWS
March 5, 1991
Monet is ComingEditor: On behalf of the Baltimore Museum of Art, I'd like to thank the thousands of Baltimoreans who have already called to express excitement about the museum's upcoming exhibition of Monet. We have anticipated that a quarter of a million people will come through the BMA doors when the exhibition is here from Oct. 13 of this year through Jan. 19, 1992. If our calls are any indication, our estimations are right on target.An exhibition of this magnitude requires extraordinary measures accommodate and ensure the most comfortable viewing experience for our visitors.
NEWS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Evening Sun Staff | January 31, 1991
An obscure, grasslike plant with a 19-letter name has forced the clearing of more than an acre of trees and added $70,000 to the cost of a taxpayer-supported wildlife museum on the Eastern Shore.Salisbury's $5.4 million Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is expected to open four months late and about 80 feet from its original location because a rare aquatic plant was discovered growing in the pond over which part of the museum was to be built.Eleocharis Robbinsii, also known as Robbin's Spikerus, has been listed since 1987 among the 618 species of plants and animals officially protected under Maryland law.The discovery of Robbin's Spikerus in Schumaker Pond caught the attention of officials at the Department of Natural Resources, who persuaded the museum's foundation to move the site to dry land.
SPORTS
January 24, 1993
SHOWSThrough March 14: Ward Foundation exhibit of Birds of the Chesapeake, paintings by John W. Taylor in Salisbury. Call the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, (410) 742-4988.Today: Last day of Mid-Atlantic Hunting and Fishing Show at Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Exhibitors from Mid-Atlantic states, the Southeast, New England, Midwest and eastern Canada. Seminars covering fresh and saltwater fishing, deer and turkey hunting, dog handling, etc. Live animal exhibits, fly casting and archery demonstrations.
NEWS
By Amy P. Ingram and Amy P. Ingram,Contributing Writer | July 30, 1993
Hoping that "people will have fun and learn a little," Gov. William Donald Schaefer has turned the month of August into one big party."Party on the Bay," in its fifth year, is a monthlong series of events celebrating the restoration and preservation of the Chesapeake Bay. Each activity is intended to educate the public on how to help preserve the bay, while having fun at the same time.Sponsors like the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., Giant Foods, ++ Anheuser-Busch, the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Governor's Chesapeake Bay Communications Office helped make the 32 events possible.
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