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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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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 Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Staff Writer | March 22, 1992
The Ark and the Dove reached Maryland shores in the year 1634. Soon after the passengers came ashore at St. Clements Island, a Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated. The date was March 25, 1634, and each year on that date Marylanders celebrate the state's birthday.The occasion will be marked with much pomp and ceremony on the site of Maryland's first settlement, at St. Mary's City, Saturday and next Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The first settlement was built on grounds bought from the Yeocomico Indians, and it became the state capital until 1695, when the capital was moved to Annapolis.
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
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 Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Sun Staff Writer | November 18, 1994
In an unusual criminal case involving the popular Chesapeake Bay art form of wildfowl carving, federal prosecutors filed a felony charge yesterday against a nationally known Perry Hall taxidermist accused of trading illegally in stuffed ducks and other waterfowl.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigators say greed motivated Michael G. Dison to flout wildlife-protection laws in the sale of thousands of dollars worth of illegal mounted ducks and other waterfowl, including strictly protected loons and swans.
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.
SPORTS
By PETER BAKER | December 8, 1994
Last year the Wildlife Division of the Department of Natural Resources funded a telephone survey of 1,002 Maryland residents to determine public support, participation and attitudes toward wildlife viewing in the state.Responsive Management, the Virginia firm that also conducted a survey last year on an early muzzleloader hunting season for deer in Maryland, found that almost 75 percent of those interviewed indicated they might have an interest in observing wildlife.In response to the results of the survey and a trend documented over the past 20 years by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wildlife Division has begun a Watchable Wildlife program to increase viewing and photographic opportunities.
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